Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby uchi15hopeful » Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:34 pm

muaythaifighter wrote:chicago was the only CCn that gave me a fee waiver. hope i get in!


Solicited?

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:05 pm

I don't believe Chicago gives out solicited fee waiver. Applicants can, however, request reimbursement for the fee if a waiver is granted post-submission.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby uchi15hopeful » Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:07 pm

Oh, so they only send them out? I see.

And they've already been sending them out, for this cycle?

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Blessedassurance » Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:09 pm

And they've already been sending them out, for this cycle?


Oui

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MumofCad » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:15 am

These status checker things are interesting. Does everyone have their seat deposit line filled out in their Chicago "fees" area? I noticed I have one below the line for the admissions fee. Then on Harvard's the numbers are all wrong. I have a line only for the application fee and it says $85 due $0 paid, but I def had to pay to submit on LSAC.

It seems like they are all the same, but they can choose what to display. It throws me off how the information is wrong though.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Real Madrid » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:08 pm

Just submitted even though I have no chance whatsoever. Good luck all! :P

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:00 pm

From the medians thread:

wjs98 wrote:Chicago came to my school for recruiting day:

LSAT:
75th/25th: 173/167
Median: 171

GPA:
75th/25th: 3.94/3.71
Median 3.87

Looks like the Ruby helped get that GPA median up to absurd levels.



This takes me from yards to miles below the 25% GPA. I'd ED but now Northwestern is offering a full ride to ED admits.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MumofCad » Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:07 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:From the medians thread:

wjs98 wrote:Chicago came to my school for recruiting day:

LSAT:
75th/25th: 173/167
Median: 171

GPA:
75th/25th: 3.94/3.71
Median 3.87

Looks like the Ruby helped get that GPA median up to absurd levels.



This takes me from yards to miles below the 25% GPA. I'd ED but now Northwestern is offering a full ride to ED admits.


This skips them over Columbia and puts them in almost the exact range of Stanford (173/167, 3.94/3.74) - shoot shoot shoot

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Dany » Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:49 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:From the medians thread:

wjs98 wrote:Chicago came to my school for recruiting day:

LSAT:
75th/25th: 173/167
Median: 171

GPA:
75th/25th: 3.94/3.71
Median 3.87

Looks like the Ruby helped get that GPA median up to absurd levels.


This takes me from yards to miles below the 25% GPA. I'd ED but now Northwestern is offering a full ride to ED admits.

Jeez those GPA stats are insane.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Samara » Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:52 pm

Welp, there goes my 0.00001% chance of admittance. Combined with NU's ED news, this is not a great day.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby bball1997 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:08 pm

Woah, seriously reconsidering this whole not ED'ing thing. Does anyone think those numbers will come down at all next cycle? I know there have been a few discussions on TLS about fewer LSAT takers.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Xifeng » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:10 pm

Holy craaap that is insane :shock: good luck guys!

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Dany » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:10 pm

bball1997 wrote:Woah, seriously reconsidering this whole not ED'ing thing. Does anyone think those numbers will come down at all next cycle? I know there have been a few discussions on TLS about fewer LSAT takers.

The LSAT numbers didn't change much from last year to this year, so I doubt they'll be that different this cycle either.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:15 pm

bball1997 wrote:Woah, seriously reconsidering this whole not ED'ing thing. Does anyone think those numbers will come down at all next cycle? I know there have been a few discussions on TLS about fewer LSAT takers.


LSAT median isn't the problem.

Rubenstein money (20 full scholarships per year) has allowed them to steal high GPA candidates from HYS. They don't appear intent on raising the LSAT numbers, even letting the 25th go down to 167. When bildungsroman got in off the waitlist I figured they just needed more reverse-splitters, but it appears that's all they were going for the whole time.

25th percentile GPA up from 3.59 to 3.71. Nuts.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby dakure » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:19 pm

Dany wrote:
bball1997 wrote:Woah, seriously reconsidering this whole not ED'ing thing. Does anyone think those numbers will come down at all next cycle? I know there have been a few discussions on TLS about fewer LSAT takers.

The LSAT numbers didn't change much from last year to this year, so I doubt they'll be that different this cycle either.

Expect the LSAT median to stay the same or increase one point and the GPA median to stay the same next year. With the NU debacle, the lower end LSATers with high gpas are going to get sucked away because of the ED process.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby soj » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:21 pm

LSAT median might fall if applications drop again and peer schools step up $$ (cross fingers).

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Dany » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:23 pm

soj wrote:LSAT median might fall if applications drop again and peer schools step up $$ (cross fingers).

:|

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:23 pm

I was hoping they would be trying to one up Columbia by throwing out a 176 75% LSAT but it was not to be.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby soj » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:30 pm

Dany wrote:
soj wrote:LSAT median might fall if applications drop again and peer schools step up $$ (cross fingers).

:|

It would be a really good thing for us applicants if it happened.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Dany » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:31 pm

soj wrote:
Dany wrote:
soj wrote:LSAT median might fall if applications drop again and peer schools step up $$ (cross fingers).

:|

It would be a really good thing for us applicants if it happened.

You're not allowed to go to NYC. :( /huffs petulantly

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby bball1997 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:36 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
bball1997 wrote:Woah, seriously reconsidering this whole not ED'ing thing. Does anyone think those numbers will come down at all next cycle? I know there have been a few discussions on TLS about fewer LSAT takers.


LSAT median isn't the problem.

Rubenstein money (20 full scholarships per year) has allowed them to steal high GPA candidates from HYS. They don't appear intent on raising the LSAT numbers, even letting the 25th go down to 167. When bildungsroman got in off the waitlist I figured they just needed more reverse-splitters, but it appears that's all they were going for the whole time.

25th percentile GPA up from 3.59 to 3.71. Nuts.

As long as they want to keep LSAT scores constant though, there will still be fewer people with high LSAT and GPA combinations. It seems to me like they will still have fewer people to choose from who would hold up their LSAT 75th percentile and a GPA in their range, even if they are going to get a higher yield because of scholarship money.

As I said though, this is definitely making me rethink my decision to not apply ED. It seems like there would be a significant difference, in terms of probability of admission, between being over both medians (and above one 75th percentile) and now being above a 75th percentile and below median.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:42 pm

As I said though, this is definitely making me rethink my decision to not apply ED. It seems like there would be a significant difference, in terms of probability of admission, between being over both medians (and above one 75th percentile) and now being above a 75th percentile and below median.


I wouldn't ED if my GPA was over the 25th. LSAT well over 75th doesn't seem to matter for Chicago. 180 might as well be 174.

I get the impression that sub 3.6 (3.7?) GPAs are auto-dinged without ED or URM status. Even an LSAT crushjob won't save us now.
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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby soj » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:42 pm

Dany wrote:
soj wrote:
Dany wrote:
soj wrote:LSAT median might fall if applications drop again and peer schools step up $$ (cross fingers).

:|

It would be a really good thing for us applicants if it happened.

You're not allowed to go to NYC. :( /huffs petulantly

Don't worry, I didn't get a waiver from Fordham.

jk<3

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby elibrarian » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:47 pm

Wow. I am heartbroken.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby uchi15hopeful » Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:59 pm

I'm sick. My GPA went from near-75th to the median. I can't believe I don't have a strong GPA any more :(

The worst part is that they took 14 fewer students. Why didn't they take the full 205?

What was that about full ride to NU ED students?




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