msblaw89 wrote: EMZE wrote:
gravityrides0 wrote:\If there is for serious a group of 10/27 people still hanging on, that's just a crime against humanity.
I wouldn't say that. The whole rolling admissions process doesn't mean that decision go out in order submitted, or necessarily even have to loosely follow that. They typically do, but this site advocates applying day 1, and people who apply earlier have a better shot but also a longer wait.
And actually, I can sympathize for those with a UR after me, because I am currently finding some solace in convincing myself I am slated for that whole committee review deal.
Based off years past, we can expect to see some kind of committee review e-mail indicating that some of our applications are being sent there. Check out last years thread for around our current timeframe, theres more information and consequent anxiety attacks on the topic of those in a long wait. If your numbers are iffy but you have strong softs, of if your numbers are just right and your softs aren't substantive, and you applied a while ago, that might be what you are looking at. It is what I am hoping for instead just a straight ding.
Maybe, maybe not. Berkeley has yet to do a wave of admits like the other schools. A few have been admitted here and there, but nothing substantial yet
Maybe, maybe not about the committee review or the rolling admissions thing? Based on your comment, I am assuming your referring the second point.
There is definitely a general chronological sequence to their decisions on LSN, but there are a lot still pending. And I would argue that there has been a bulk of decisions that have gone out. Compared to a school like UVA, where it is a trickle, it seems like they are either sending out decisions or they are not with at least a week between. The number of outliers with applications still pending who have numbers that are competitive or low, despite rejections having already gone out en mass, is why I think those who haven't heard yet and who have a date surrounded by decisions are slated for committee review. Though, having looked harder at those dates, even those with the 10/27 date don't seem like they are yet in the clear.
Looking at LSN, UC-B presents a very very very low acceptance rate compared to their peers, and with only Yale and Stanford having a lower acceptance rate. At the same time, they have a very very high yield, trumped only by HYS and tied with Columbia. To me, that seems like they do a great deal of yield protecting and combined with their wide LSAT and GPA range (yes, GPA range is tighter between 25-75% and comparatively higher to peer schools, but their bottom 25% extends very far) is perhaps what gives them their notorious black box reputation.