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

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

Postby sach1282 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:12 pm

Hey, this I feel a bit stupid asking this but I couldn't find the answer elsewhere.

Is "reserve" a hold or a waitlist?

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

Postby Nelson » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:15 pm

sach1282 wrote:Hey, this I feel a bit stupid asking this but I couldn't find the answer elsewhere.

Is "reserve" a hold or a waitlist?

Reserve is a waitlist.

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

Postby Parmenides » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:47 pm

Held today.
I know the blog post says people who have been held still might get in, but is this a pretty good indicator that they wouldn't be offering much if any money?

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

Postby PopTorts13 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:54 pm

Parmenides wrote:Held today.
I know the blog post says people who have been held still might get in, but is this a pretty good indicator that they wouldn't be offering much if any money?


+1
Great question! I'd have to be offered serious money to be swayed away from Chicago.

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

Postby Onthebrink » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:54 pm

Elliott_Smith wrote:
Onthebrink wrote:I got my VCE today! Postmarked 2/21. Really excited! Submitted late December but didnt go complete until I got my December score.


Awesome. I held for December as well. Crossing fingers.

Whereabouts are you located?


I am from Northern New Jersey, about fifteen minutes from Columbia by car.

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

Postby maxpower430 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:03 pm

Onthebrink wrote:
Elliott_Smith wrote:
Onthebrink wrote:I got my VCE today! Postmarked 2/21. Really excited! Submitted late December but didnt go complete until I got my December score.


Awesome. I held for December as well. Crossing fingers.

Whereabouts are you located?


I am from Northern New Jersey, about fifteen minutes from Columbia by car.


Well, now I'm nervous to check my mailbox again haha, though judging from your submit/complete date I shouldn't be getting my hopes up. Congrats though, that's awesome.

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

Postby thestillpoint » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:14 pm

maxpower430 wrote:
Onthebrink wrote:
Elliott_Smith wrote:
Onthebrink wrote:I got my VCE today! Postmarked 2/21. Really excited! Submitted late December but didnt go complete until I got my December score.


Awesome. I held for December as well. Crossing fingers.

Whereabouts are you located?


I am from Northern New Jersey, about fifteen minutes from Columbia by car.


Well, now I'm nervous to check my mailbox again haha, though judging from your submit/complete date I shouldn't be getting my hopes up. Congrats though, that's awesome.


In NYC, late October submit. No vomit, no nothing.

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

Postby luxxe » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:23 pm

Onthebrink wrote:I got my VCE today! Postmarked 2/21. Really excited! Submitted late December but didnt go complete until I got my December score.


God my hopes are so high right now. Congrats!!

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

Postby semantic » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:28 pm

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

Postby luxxe » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:29 pm

semantic wrote:
luxxe wrote:
Onthebrink wrote:I got my VCE today! Postmarked 2/21. Really excited! Submitted late December but didnt go complete until I got my December score.


God my hopes are so high right now. Congrats!!


Is anybody else counting the minutes until quittin' time the two or three days it takes mail to get out of the tri-state area?


Yes. Yes I am.

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

Postby Dino_Spumoni » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:32 pm

Onthebrink wrote:
Elliott_Smith wrote:
Onthebrink wrote:I got my VCE today! Postmarked 2/21. Really excited! Submitted late December but didnt go complete until I got my December score.


Awesome. I held for December as well. Crossing fingers.

Whereabouts are you located?


I am from Northern New Jersey, about fifteen minutes from Columbia by car.


Congrats on getting in! I'm just curious, and feel free to ignore me if I am intruding, but are you URM and what are your softs like? I'm just trying to figure out my chances at getting off the hold list since it seems like we have similar stats from your profile. Thanks and congrats again!

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

Postby Onthebrink » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:33 pm

Thank you all very much for the congratulations!

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:52 pm

Onthebrink wrote:
Elliott_Smith wrote:
Onthebrink wrote:I got my VCE today! Postmarked 2/21. Really excited! Submitted late December but didnt go complete until I got my December score.


Awesome. I held for December as well. Crossing fingers.

Whereabouts are you located?


I am from Northern New Jersey, about fifteen minutes from Columbia by car.


Could someone live in NJ and attend Columbia?

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

Postby semantic » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:55 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
Onthebrink wrote:
Elliott_Smith wrote:
Onthebrink wrote:I got my VCE today! Postmarked 2/21. Really excited! Submitted late December but didnt go complete until I got my December score.


Awesome. I held for December as well. Crossing fingers.

Whereabouts are you located?


I am from Northern New Jersey, about fifteen minutes from Columbia by car.


Could someone live in NJ and attend Columbia?


edit: removed snarky response

second edit: nooooo too late
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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:00 pm

semantic wrote:Somebody has never been to New York City...


I'd be proud to say so if it were true, but it isn't. Either way, I was under the impression getting to New Jersey in 15 minutes from Columbia was near impossible.

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

Postby Bronck » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:02 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
semantic wrote:Somebody has never been to New York City...


I'd be proud to say so if it were true, but it isn't. Either way, I was under the impression getting to New Jersey in 15 minutes from Columbia was near impossible.


It's possible if there's no traffic and you have a car. But... not exactly desirable.

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

Postby Nelson » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:07 pm

Since most CLS kids live in Columbia housing (everyone I talked to on Monday did), I dunno why you would bother, but isn't Hoboken -> PATH -> 1/2 train up to campus roughly equivalent to Brooklyn -> crosstown -> uptown?

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

Postby NYCLSATTutor » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:12 pm

Nelson wrote:Since most CLS kids live in Columbia housing (everyone I talked to on Monday did), I dunno why you would bother, but isn't Hoboken -> PATH -> 1/2 train up to campus roughly equivalent to Brooklyn -> crosstown -> uptown?



If by "Brooklyn" you mean Williamsburg/Bushwick then yes.

Each will take you between 45-60 minutes each way, however. I definitely would not live in Brooklyn if I attended CLS.

As for Northern NJ...if you live near the GW Bridge, yeah you can probably make it to Columbia in 15 minutes via car. If there is no traffic. If there is traffic (and its the GW bridge, so there will be traffic) you can count on it being anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Each way.

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

Postby Onthebrink » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:14 pm

I live about 4 minutes away from GW Bridge, so with no traffic I can get there pretty quickly. That being said, I would either live at Columbia or in Hoboken to save a couple $$.

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

Postby Nelson » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:17 pm

Onthebrink wrote:I live about 4 minutes away from GW Bridge, so with no traffic I can get there pretty quickly. That being said, I would either live at Columbia or in Hoboken to save a couple $$.

The Columbia housing rents are expensive, but some of the 2 and 3 BR options aren't that bad. Not as extortionate as the NYU Dag and Mercer rents that's for sure.

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

Postby Onthebrink » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:19 pm

Dino_Spumoni wrote:
Onthebrink wrote:
Elliott_Smith wrote:
Onthebrink wrote:I got my VCE today! Postmarked 2/21. Really excited! Submitted late December but didnt go complete until I got my December score.


Awesome. I held for December as well. Crossing fingers.

Whereabouts are you located?


I am from Northern New Jersey, about fifteen minutes from Columbia by car.


Congrats on getting in! I'm just curious, and feel free to ignore me if I am intruding, but are you URM and what are your softs like? I'm just trying to figure out my chances at getting off the hold list since it seems like we have similar stats from your profile. Thanks and congrats again!


I am not a URM. K-JD student. I did some pretty cool fellowships in college, held some leadership positions, and otherwise normal softs. No offense taken, Best of Luck!!

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

Postby NYCLSATTutor » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:41 pm

Nelson wrote:
Onthebrink wrote:I live about 4 minutes away from GW Bridge, so with no traffic I can get there pretty quickly. That being said, I would either live at Columbia or in Hoboken to save a couple $$.

The Columbia housing rents are expensive, but some of the 2 and 3 BR options aren't that bad. Not as extortionate as the NYU Dag and Mercer rents that's for sure.


D'ag and Mercer are actually cheap for the area, sadly enough. But rents in general around Columbia should be substantially lower than rents around NYU. Living in the village is expensive as hell.

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

Postby maxpower430 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:30 pm

Came home to an empty mailbox. Also, I don't know that apartments in the UWS would be substantially more expensive than apartments in Hoboken, particularly when one factors in the difference in commute time. Desirable real estate in Hoboken isn't exactly cheap, though I don't know how it compares to Columbia housing (as I refuse to check and get ahead of myself haha).

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

Postby semantic » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:38 pm

maxpower430 wrote:Came home to an empty mailbox. Also, I don't know that apartments in the UWS would be substantially more expensive than apartments in Hoboken, particularly when one factors in the difference in commute time. Desirable real estate in Hoboken isn't exactly cheap, though I don't know how it compares to Columbia housing (as I refuse to check and get ahead of myself haha).

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

Postby avd90 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:39 pm

Hey guys, it's been a while since I've posted after getting put in the Reserve group. I just wanted to clarify, are there different waitlists at Columbia, or is it only Reserve? Sorry if this is lazy or if I should know this!




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