In at Harvard and held at Columbia??

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onebiglie
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In at Harvard and held at Columbia??

Postby onebiglie » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:42 pm

did this happen to anyone else? I'm wondering if a) this indicates that I have poor "softs" or b) this indicates that Columbia assumes I'll probably be going to one of the top three, and they're hoping that I'll drop out of consideration, allowing them to keep their yield high.

I'm alright with b. but if it's A, that doesn't bode well for yale.. :(

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Re: In at Harvard and held at Columbia??

Postby 20121109 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:47 pm

I loled

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Re: In at Harvard and held at Columbia??

Postby onebiglie » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:51 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:I loled


i'm serious ?

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Re: In at Harvard and held at Columbia??

Postby fish52 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:04 pm

Really..?

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Re: In at Harvard and held at Columbia??

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:06 pm

Since you're serious: It sounds like B. If you really wanted to go there, you'd follow up with a LOCI indicating how much you wanted to attend, and they'd admit you. If you don't (which is what it sounds like) you won't and they'll WL you as a form of yield protection.

It could be both. Maybe it's poor softs plus an assumption HLS will accept you on numbers alone anyway. Just saying.

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Re: In at Harvard and held at Columbia??

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:09 pm

Unless this is out of pure curiosity (and if it is, OP is on the borderline of whiny), what is the problem? This reminds me of the guy a few months back who was crying about not getting into UMich while being accepted to CLS.

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Re: In at Harvard and held at Columbia??

Postby whymeohgodno » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:13 pm

URM? URM's can be hard to predict.

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Re: In at Harvard and held at Columbia??

Postby Confused7 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:18 pm

onebiglie wrote:did this happen to anyone else? I'm wondering if a) this indicates that I have poor "softs" or b) this indicates that Columbia assumes I'll probably be going to one of the top three, and they're hoping that I'll drop out of consideration, allowing them to keep their yield high.

I'm alright with b. but if it's A, that doesn't bode well for yale.. :(


Actually, I can empathize because I'm in the same boat. No idea why things turned out the way they did, but I'm not looking back! I don't know if anyone has an answer to this, but it definitely speaks to the crapshoot that is LS admissions.

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Re: In at Harvard and held at Columbia??

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:22 pm

OP, why do you make the assumption that because you got into the number 2 school, the number 4 school should accept you as well? We're not talking about an obvious YP here (like being waitlisted at University of Minnesota but being accepted at HLS).

Admission to any school does not mean automatic admission to the schools ranked below it.

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Re: In at Harvard and held at Columbia??

Postby whymeohgodno » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:24 pm

Also I haven't heard of Columbia YP much.

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Re: In at Harvard and held at Columbia??

Postby paulinaporizkova » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:26 pm

cool story, person whose username is onebiglie

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Re: In at Harvard and held at Columbia??

Postby onebiglie » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:38 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:OP, why do you make the assumption that because you got into the number 2 school, the number 4 school should accept you as well?


Because both my GPA and LSAT are above the 75th percentile for Columbia? just wondering if it reflected on my softs or what the story was..

and no, im not URM

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Re: In at Harvard and held at Columbia??

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:41 pm

onebiglie wrote:
MrPapagiorgio wrote:OP, why do you make the assumption that because you got into the number 2 school, the number 4 school should accept you as well?


Because both my GPA and LSAT are above the 75th percentile for Columbia?

^^^The product of following TLS groupthink for 4 months.^^^

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Re: In at Harvard and held at Columbia??

Postby starrydreamz3 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:46 pm

Columbia doesn't waitlist people they think will go Top 3, they give them Hamiltons.

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Re: In at Harvard and held at Columbia??

Postby paulinaporizkova » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:48 pm

starrydreamz3 wrote:Columbia doesn't waitlist people they think will go Top 3, they give them Hamiltons.


a subtle yet effective burn. i like it

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Re: In at Harvard and held at Columbia??

Postby almightypush » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:49 pm

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Re: In at Harvard and held at Columbia??

Postby dkt4 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:08 am

this is a god damn travesty is what it is.

someone call the president.

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Re: In at Harvard and held at Columbia??

Postby zonto » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:53 am

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Re: In at Harvard and held at Columbia??

Postby acrossthelake » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:57 am

starrydreamz3 wrote:Columbia doesn't waitlist people they think will go Top 3, they give them Hamiltons.


+1




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