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

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danielhay11
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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby danielhay11 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:44 pm

Just got the hold email (at 4:32 as well)...guess it's better than dreading that a small envelope is in the mail.

Submitted early November but, due to a LOR delay, did not go complete until Nov. 22.

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

Postby mockmockmock » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:45 pm

Held at 4:33pm. 12/22 submit.

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

Postby luxxe » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:45 pm

Looks like we might live to see another day, zwor and dani. Hold on to my app as long as you want, Columbia.

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

Postby seahawk32 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:46 pm

vincanity1 wrote:Either way, I think the Seahawk hold is the most disturbing/most telling as to what they're gonna do with this group


What's that?

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:46 pm

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

Postby so_fetch » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:46 pm

held about 15 minutes ago, applied sometime around maybe december 12ish?

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

Postby boosk » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:47 pm

held as well... happy to be a part of this "select group of applications"

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

Postby MichelFoucault » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:48 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.


Vincanity is not a URM technically (w/ regard to admissions).

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

Postby ssteiner » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:48 pm

poultry wrote: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.


Submitted in December and went complete mid-January. I wouldn't be as concerned if I hadn't seen people with similar/later submit and complete dates get answers.

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

Postby jetissent » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:49 pm

Still nothing over here. Does the hold email say they'll keep reviewing your app or is it on hold till April or another specified time frame?

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

Postby vincanity1 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:49 pm

seahawk32 wrote:
vincanity1 wrote:Either way, I think the Seahawk hold is the most disturbing/most telling as to what they're gonna do with this group


What's that?


Just saying I thought you had a stronger app and would therefore be better proof that they're going to dip into the hold pile later on. Again, said that originally thinking you had already gotten into H. Still not sure if that's true lol

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:50 pm

jetissent wrote:Still nothing over here. Does the hold email say they'll keep reviewing your app or is it on hold till April or another specified time frame?



+1 nothing on my end. :cry:

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

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:51 pm

jetissent wrote:Still nothing over here. Does the hold email say they'll keep reviewing your app or is it on hold till April or another specified time frame?


For those interested:

Dear WhiteGuy5:

We wish to inform you that, after careful consideration, your application has been placed in our “Hold” category, which means that your application is still under active consideration by the Admissions Committee.

To provide a context for your present status, we anticipate that, altogether, almost 8,000 candidates will apply during this admissions season for the approximately 380 places. This year’s applicant pool, in keeping with recent years, promises to be among the largest and most highly qualified in our history. Therefore, your current standing represents a testament to your unique strengths and potential fit with Columbia Law School.

While we cannot speculate as to the final outcome of your candidacy, we wish to inform you that yours is one of a select group of applications placed on Hold and that you will be given every possible consideration as the season continues. Consistent with our admissions protocol, some applicants may ultimately be offered admission, some will be placed on Reserve, and others will be informed that their applications for admission have been denied.

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Thank you again for your patience. We look forward to getting in touch with you as soon as the Committee has rendered a decision.

Warm wishes,
E. Nkonye Iwerebon Dean of Admissions


Also. I give my dates and stats in my first post to those who asked.

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:55 pm

For those interested, there were 9,000 applicants to Columbia last year. That's over a 10% decrease in applicants if they expect "almost 8,000 candidates" this year.

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

Postby jetissent » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:56 pm

Thanks whiteguy, its about as ambiguous as I expected.

It's possible that the reason they are famous for not taking many people off reserve is that the hold list works like priority wait lists at other schools. Either way I'm certain it's a better answer to get than a Reserve or a deny.

Good luck everyone--I'll probably be joining you as soon as they retrieve my application from the black hole it's hiding in.

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

Postby KevinP » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:57 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:For those interested, there were 9,000 applicants to Columbia last year. That's over a 10% decrease in applicants if they expect "almost 8,000 candidates" this year.

9k applicants was 2 years ago. There were 7.5k applicants last year. With total applicant volume down more than 15%, I'm really curious to see if they'll hit the ~8k target.

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

Postby Nelson » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:57 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:Anddddddddd I'm on Hold. Just got the email. Early-nov.

:| That sucks.

Hang in there held folks.

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

Postby Dani.B » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:58 pm

Has class size gone down? I may be mistaken but I thought Columbia's was over 400

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

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:00 pm

Anyone wanna make a spreadsheet for Hold folks?

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

Postby arewehavingfunyet » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:00 pm

Still no word. I live to see another day...

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

Postby Nelson » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:03 pm

Dani.B wrote:Has class size gone down? I may be mistaken but I thought Columbia's was over 400

C/O 2014 was 406 matriculants.

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

Postby whenwin » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:07 pm

also held. blahhh.

ETA: got the email ~30 minutes ago

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:09 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:Anyone wanna make a spreadsheet for Hold folks?


+1 would like to see the stats for the no-holds

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

Postby PopTorts13 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:09 pm

Still nothing over here. Dodging hold-rapid-fire is nice, but getting nuked with a rejection wont be. ha ha

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

Postby Shooter » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:14 pm

Held. I'm already T6 secure so I'm not too concerned, but wow Columbia's placement stats are nice!




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