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

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

Postby sports » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:26 am

smokeylarue wrote:I was bored so I made a very possibly bullshit quick analysis. Review of LSN showed 216 acceptances last cycle. Lets just assume 10% less applicants this year (totally made up for analysis purposes). We should then expect roughly 194 acceptances this year on LSN. So far there are 122 acceptances. 122/194 = 63% of the class has been filled. If there is 15% drop in applicants, we expect 184 acceptances. 122/184 = 66% of the class has been filled.

POSSIBLY VERY WRONG CONCLUSION: 1/3 of all acceptances still to come


I was under the impression that class sizes were staying the same as last year despite the drop in applicants

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

Postby sandiego222 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:55 am

Also, I would wager that the people on LSN apply earlier (and hence receive decisions earlier) than the average applicant.

So I'd guess that less than 2/3 of the class has been filled

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

Postby bk641 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:49 pm

quick question regarding my loci: think i should make a quick little mention that my fiancee is currently a 1L at CLS? wouldn't hurt, yes?

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

Postby zworykin » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:51 pm

bk641 wrote:quick question regarding my loci: think i should make a quick little mention that my fiancee is currently a 1L at CLS? wouldn't hurt, yes?



Could in fact help quite a bit. Much more so if we were talking about a school in a city that didn't have 387 other law schools, but still. Adcom members are, in fact, people.

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

Postby hypothalamus » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:52 pm

bk641 wrote:quick question regarding my loci: think i should make a quick little mention that my fiancee is currently a 1L at CLS? wouldn't hurt, yes?


I think it's perfectly fine to mention that - more the fact that she is at Columbia/NYC, so you would ideally be in the same location as her. :)

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:09 pm

Nothing today? really?

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:16 pm

Wouldn't the holiday weekend have slowed down the mail? Might still get some 2/16 VCE's...

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:23 pm

Mr. Somebody wrote:Wouldn't the holiday weekend have slowed down the mail? Might still get some 2/16 VCE's...


By two days. But that would mean we are in fifth day of waiting since that postmark date.

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

Postby Byzantine » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:17 pm

Ahh Columbia is so constipated with decisions.

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:19 pm

Empty Mail Box :|

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

Postby Greenandgold » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:15 pm

FryBreadPower wrote:Empty Mail Box :|


+1

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

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:21 pm

I think the prolonged silence means they are done with the 173+ers they admitted at first glance, and are now moving onto the sub-173ers they needed some more time with.

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

Postby sharktankdean » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:26 pm

I'm really confused by how Columbia makes its decisions...because there seems to be no order (eg auto-admits first). Sometimes I feel they just break the pile into batches randomly and start to read them. For example many people who have gotten into H and S have not heard back while some people who were held by harvard and rejected by stanford have gotten in. Is that their form of YP?

Looking at the URMs many haven't heard back but in the midst of all the red and yellow there is green (urm 3.8 and 162). he must either have had a killer app (but he hasn't heard from HS..yet) or the adcomms are just looking at apps in a weird way.

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

Postby ssteiner » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:32 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:I think the prolonged silence means they are done with the 173+ers they admitted at first glance, and are now moving onto the sub-173ers they needed some more time with.


I'm still waiting with a 175 and a 3.9+ GPA. I'm honestly not sure what to think at this point.

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

Postby vincanity1 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:34 pm

Held. Finally.

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

Postby mockmockmock » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:35 pm

Held.

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:36 pm

vincanity1 wrote:Held. Finally.


Seriously? A 173/3.77 URM? WTF is Columbia thinking?

I haven't been following their admissions patterns, but they have to extensively accept people from their hold pile if they're holding you.

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

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:36 pm

Anddddddddd I'm on Hold. Just got the email. Early-nov. 172/3.8X.

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

Postby seahawk32 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:38 pm

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

Postby poultry » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:40 pm

Mind sharing your submit date? It seems like the hold has reached early Nov. submitters. If you submit way earlier and not held yet it might suggest sth. good?

ssteiner wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:I think the prolonged silence means they are done with the 173+ers they admitted at first glance, and are now moving onto the sub-173ers they needed some more time with.


I'm still waiting with a 175 and a 3.9+ GPA. I'm honestly not sure what to think at this point.

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

Postby luxxe » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:42 pm

Sorry to do this, but timestamps? I still have nothing.

I know I have a low LSAT for an LSAT-heavy school, but I got a really compelling Columbia specific LOR written. Hoping that + my GPA can make this happen. No news is still good news for me at this point.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby seahawk32 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:42 pm

luxxe wrote:Sorry to do this, but timestamps? I still have nothing.


4:32

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

Postby vincanity1 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:43 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:
vincanity1 wrote:Held. Finally.


Seriously? A 173/3.77 URM? WTF is Columbia thinking?

I haven't been following their admissions patterns, but they have to extensively accept people from their hold pile if they're holding you.


I've had a weird cycle. Overperformed by getting a KB1, yet got waitlisted at Penn/Mich/now Columbia. Also a straight reject from Stanford. If P and M were YP, then this would definitely be the strangest decision. Either way, I think the Seahawk hold is the most disturbing/most telling as to what they're gonna do with this group

Edit: 4:32pm EST
Edit2: Said that under the impression that Seahawk had already gotten into H. Not sure if my memory failed me there
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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby zworykin » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:43 pm

luxxe wrote:Sorry to do this, but timestamps? I still have nothing.

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

Postby Dani.B » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:43 pm

Still nothing.

I dont know what to make of this especially since URMs with better numbers have been held/wait-listed. Rejection on the way, maybe




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