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

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

Postby nine-and-fifty » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:35 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:Out of the people still waiting, how many you went to Ivy/Top 20ish schools? I'm wondering if that might reveal a pattern.


I'm waiting and did not attend an Ivy/Top 20. (Applied in early November).

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

Postby poe » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:41 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
snehpets wrote:
semantic wrote:Is Columbia responsible for the most pain this application season? (Is there another school's thread that would make me feel better)


idk, the people in the harvard thread get pretty freaking maudlin.


Yeah but people who have a legit shot at Harvard but don't get in will be fine in the end no matter what. People who have a legit shot at Columbia but don't get in will have to settle for TTT. It's pretty much get in or die in this thread.

poe wrote:Yeah, I was reserved yesterday. Pretty disappointing - I was expecting a hold.


Damn bro, sorry to hear that. Can you think of a reason why they reserved you though? It seems REALLY odd.


All I can think of is the fact that I have my multiple scores. I know people say it doesn't matter, but my cycle is starting to make me think otherwise.

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

Postby Geneva » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:05 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
Aqua wrote:The bimodal explanation makes sense. People in at Harvard: no offense to columbia, but why consider columbia when u have HARVARD? how much merit aid/nyc perks make columbia>harvard?


Harvard vs. Columbia is NOT, in any way shape or form, a done deal. There are plenty of reasons to pick Columbia over Harvard, especially if you get more money from CLS.


How likely is it to get money at CLS? I tend to assume that Columbia is more expensive just because of the col and HLS's generous need based aid

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

Postby soj » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:07 pm

Geneva wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:
Aqua wrote:The bimodal explanation makes sense. People in at Harvard: no offense to columbia, but why consider columbia when u have HARVARD? how much merit aid/nyc perks make columbia>harvard?


Harvard vs. Columbia is NOT, in any way shape or form, a done deal. There are plenty of reasons to pick Columbia over Harvard, especially if you get more money from CLS.


How likely is it to get money at CLS? I tend to assume that Columbia is more expensive just because of the col and HLS's generous need based aid

Go to LSN and check out some example offers. It should give you a very rough idea of what stats tend to get $.

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

Postby PopTorts13 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:43 pm

soj wrote:
Geneva wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:
Aqua wrote:The bimodal explanation makes sense. People in at Harvard: no offense to columbia, but why consider columbia when u have HARVARD? how much merit aid/nyc perks make columbia>harvard?


Harvard vs. Columbia is NOT, in any way shape or form, a done deal. There are plenty of reasons to pick Columbia over Harvard, especially if you get more money from CLS.


How likely is it to get money at CLS? I tend to assume that Columbia is more expensive just because of the col and HLS's generous need based aid

Go to LSN and check out some example offers. It should give you a very rough idea of what stats tend to get $.


It's all subjective and everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Mine, Harvard or Yale > Columbia+$. Law school is a financial investment, but an academic one as well and allotted prestige magnified with superb academic opportunities as well as employment prospects bodes in favor of HLS or YLS...just seems like the right path for myself. To each their own.

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:20 am

hibiki wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:


bump


Double bump. I'm wondering what this looks like now.

I'm having trouble seeing any rhyme or reason to any of this.

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

Postby potl » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:50 am

snehpets wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:
snehpets wrote:
semantic wrote:Is Columbia responsible for the most pain this application season? (Is there another school's thread that would make me feel better)


idk, the people in the harvard thread get pretty freaking maudlin.


Yeah but people who have a legit shot at Harvard but don't get in will be fine in the end no matter what. People who have a legit shot at Columbia but don't get in will have to settle for TTT. It's pretty much get in or die in this thread.


you're right, NYU, Chicago, Michigan, Penn, etc. are all super TTT...


Can't tell how serious WhiteGuy is, if at all...

Particularly within CCN, there doesn't seem to be any clear-cut "best" option and it really just comes down to individual preference. I think the only definitive advantage that Columbia has over the other two is lay prestige (which, again, is valued differently by different people). Within many academic/intellectual circles, UChicago is probably held in higher esteem than Columbia.

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

Postby maxpower430 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:53 am

nine-and-fifty wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:Out of the people still waiting, how many you went to Ivy/Top 20ish schools? I'm wondering if that might reveal a pattern.


I'm waiting and did not attend an Ivy/Top 20. (Applied in early November).


Change that to mid-november and you've got me. I'm really curious to know their thought process here, but hey what are you gonna do?

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

Postby astaris » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:34 pm

maxpower430 wrote:
nine-and-fifty wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:Out of the people still waiting, how many you went to Ivy/Top 20ish schools? I'm wondering if that might reveal a pattern.


I'm waiting and did not attend an Ivy/Top 20. (Applied in early November).


Change that to mid-november and you've got me. I'm really curious to know their thought process here, but hey what are you gonna do?


What are your stats? That's me too.

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

Postby maxpower430 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:57 pm

Stats are in my profile, but 3.9/174.

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

Postby SmbdyBringMeSomeHam » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:07 pm

maxpower430 wrote:
nine-and-fifty wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:Out of the people still waiting, how many you went to Ivy/Top 20ish schools? I'm wondering if that might reveal a pattern.


I'm waiting and did not attend an Ivy/Top 20. (Applied in early November).


Change that to mid-november and you've got me. I'm really curious to know their thought process here, but hey what are you gonna do?

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Lol @ you guys and your talk of patterns...this is how it goes down at Columbia

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

Postby Anciano » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:13 pm

hibiki wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:


bump


Double bump. I'm wondering what this looks like now.

It doesn't look like the spreadsheet is editable, so no one can have updated it.

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

Postby Boston_NYG2245 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:46 pm

OldMan2015 wrote:
hibiki wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:


bump


Double bump. I'm wondering what this looks like now.

It doesn't look like the spreadsheet is editable, so no one can have updated it.


Need to click on the form to update.

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

Postby Mr. Somebody » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:49 pm

You can't update old entries though, so some people who were "no-holds" before have been held (I'm one of them). Still, doesn't seem like there's any pattern at all to this process thus far.

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:19 pm

Seems like all has gone quiet regarding VCEs as of late...

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:33 pm

FryBreadPower wrote:Seems like all has gone quiet regarding VCEs as of late...

I'm guessing tomorrow or Friday if some were sent early in the week

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

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:58 pm

potl wrote:Can't tell how serious WhiteGuy is, if at all...

Particularly within CCN, there doesn't seem to be any clear-cut "best" option and it really just comes down to individual preference. I think the only definitive advantage that Columbia has over the other two is lay prestige (which, again, is valued differently by different people). Within many academic/intellectual circles, UChicago is probably held in higher esteem than Columbia.


Yeah I wasn't being serious at all lol...

And I agree with the above.

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

Postby MachineLemon » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:14 pm

Nothing. This is getting silly. Late October submit, high #s.

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

Postby titania » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:22 pm

Have heard nothing. File was complete 10/24. High numbers but weak softs...

I've only been a lurker on here, but this cycle and wait is killing me.

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

Postby Corrupty » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:44 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:Seems like all has gone quiet regarding VCEs as of late...

I'm guessing tomorrow or Friday if some were sent early in the week


Last year there was a lull until effectively the middle of next week.

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

Postby astaris » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:38 pm

maxpower430 wrote:Stats are in my profile, but 3.9/174.

Sorry, I forget that sometimes. But huh. You're higher than me on both counts, so I can't imagine you're not qualified (I got in during the first big wave of RD applicants)...

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

Postby Fortuitous » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:39 pm

astaris wrote:
maxpower430 wrote:Stats are in my profile, but 3.9/174.

Sorry, I forget that sometimes. But huh. You're higher than me on both counts, so I can't imagine you're not qualified (I got in during the first big wave of RD applicants)...


3.75/174 and held. Applied Feb 1.

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

Postby Corrupty » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:14 pm

Fortuitous wrote:
astaris wrote:
maxpower430 wrote:Stats are in my profile, but 3.9/174.

Sorry, I forget that sometimes. But huh. You're higher than me on both counts, so I can't imagine you're not qualified (I got in during the first big wave of RD applicants)...


3.75/174 and held. Applied Feb 1.


Held today?

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

Postby ButwhereforeIknownot » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:32 pm

Hi everyone...first post :oops: I've been WLed at Columbia and it's my first choice. I've sent in an LOCi, but as for an updated transcript, would you guys recommend my giving it to them in person since I'm in NYC? (I know that I'll probably have to go through a secretary, but still) Will it show that I am really interested, or will it annoy them? Or will it not make a difference? Might it be safer to send it via e-mail so that I know someone received it?

Thanks guys :)




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