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

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

Postby lovelaughliv » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:49 pm

Faculty review! UR 12/12

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

Postby citygirl000 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:50 pm

Faculty review here as well! Received e-mail 30 minutes ago...

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

Postby EMZE » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:50 pm

hadisious wrote:
EMZE wrote:
thesmark wrote:There tends to be 1400-1600 people who go to faculty review and about 200 are accepted


I thought thtat the interview with dean Tom said 700ish.

I thought the 200 was the number that matriculate.

I believe it's 700-750 students are accepted overall. 500ish of which come from normal decision, 200ish from faculty review.



reread and concur

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

Postby cactuarX3 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:51 pm

lovelaughliv wrote:Faculty review! UR 12/12


It's getting lonely in the 12/12 no FR email group...

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

Postby pupshaw » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:51 pm

cactuarX3 wrote:
lovelaughliv wrote:Faculty review! UR 12/12


It's getting lonely in the 12/12 no FR email group...


I'm still here!

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

Postby reb402 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:52 pm

cerealdan wrote:
cactuarX3 wrote:
lovelaughliv wrote:Faculty review! UR 12/12


It's getting lonely in the 12/12 no FR email group...


I'm still here!




I'm still here too!

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

Postby LaCumparsita » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:52 pm

So out of curiosity, what does Faculty Review mean?

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

Postby hadisious » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:53 pm

Kurst wrote:
kennethellenparcell wrote:Sorry if this has been asked and answered already, but what are the odds of acceptance from faculty review?

Berkeley Dean of Admissions Edward Tom wrote:We identify about 1400 to 1600 applications that are very competitive, and these we send to our faculty admissions committee, comprised of six faculty and twelve students. Students serve in an advising capacity on the committee. I admit roughly 550 people through what I call the administrative review process, and the admissions committee (the faculty committee) admits about another 200 or so. So, we end up admitting about 700 to 750 people.

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

Postby va323 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:53 pm

10/27 here...still no word

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

Postby andrel2006 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:54 pm

plurilingue wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
plurilingue wrote:Median GPA, above 75th LSAT. No FR email. Good personal statement, softs, WE.

I'm pretty sure I'm getting denied.


Denied...why?


thesmark wrote:There tends to be 1400-1600 people who go to faculty review and about 200 are accepted


This is why.

People don't realize that Berkeley is much more selective than the numbers suggest. If you're not admitted early in the cycle, then you're probably not getting it through FR.


200 out of 1400-1600 puts your chances between 12-14%. That's actually higher than the administrative review, which is around 9-10%. I suppose the pool may be more competitive here, but I couldn't say.
FR with me too btw. Stats in profile, and good comments from other schools on my PS.

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

Postby stilles » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:54 pm

cactuarX3 wrote:
lovelaughliv wrote:Faculty review! UR 12/12


It's getting lonely in the 12/12 no FR email group...



Very lonely. Congrats to all the Faculty Review and acceptances thus far though, such an accomplishment and my fingers are crossed for all those still waiting!

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

Postby cactuarX3 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:55 pm

cerealdan wrote:
cactuarX3 wrote:
lovelaughliv wrote:Faculty review! UR 12/12


It's getting lonely in the 12/12 no FR email group...


I'm still here!


With your #s, I'm glad to be in the same group as you...

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

Postby wphr » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:59 pm

FACULTY REVIEW!

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

Postby LaCumparsita » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:59 pm

lovelaughliv, I love your picture! It's so cool! Off-topic, I know :)

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

Postby explorergirl » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:00 pm

I'm new to these boards but want to join in on the fun. FR today, went UR 12/12.
The countdown to February 17th begins...

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

Postby plurilingue » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:03 pm

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

Postby JoeMo » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:09 pm

plurilingue wrote:
andrel2006 wrote:200 out of 1400-1600 puts your chances between 12-14%. That's actually higher than the administrative review, which is around 9-10%. I suppose the pool may be more competitive here, but I couldn't say.
FR with me too btw. Stats in profile, and good comments from other schools on my PS.


I recall reading somewhere that one-third of Berkeley students are admitted based on statistics, one-third as "diversity" candidates (URM and socioeconomic diversity are very important), and one-third based on softs (but still have in-range numbers, mostly from FR). This is slightly reductionary, but still seems to explain the kinds of classes you see at Berkeley. FR is definitely the most competitive part of the process, as most everyone seems pretty qualified.


I really don't see how anyone could make that deduction based on anything other than perception. It seems a bit far-reaching for me.

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

Postby moneybagsphd » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:09 pm

No FR for me; no movement at all. Come on, Berkeley. I got all excited when you put my file under review almost immediately, but ever since you've been silent. I'm starting to worry. Did I do something to upset you?

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

Postby cactuarX3 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:10 pm

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

Postby moneybagsphd » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:12 pm

JoeMo wrote:
plurilingue wrote:
andrel2006 wrote:200 out of 1400-1600 puts your chances between 12-14%. That's actually higher than the administrative review, which is around 9-10%. I suppose the pool may be more competitive here, but I couldn't say.
FR with me too btw. Stats in profile, and good comments from other schools on my PS.


I recall reading somewhere that one-third of Berkeley students are admitted based on statistics, one-third as "diversity" candidates (URM and socioeconomic diversity are very important), and one-third based on softs (but still have in-range numbers, mostly from FR). This is slightly reductionary, but still seems to explain the kinds of classes you see at Berkeley. FR is definitely the most competitive part of the process, as most everyone seems pretty qualified.


I really don't see how anyone could make that rededuction based on anything other than perception. It seems a bit far-reaching for me.

FTFY

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

Postby stilles » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:13 pm

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Replace 'Living Social' with Travelzoo. Damn it Travelzoo, I don't want to attend a circus in Barmuda right now.

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

Postby Campagnolo » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:16 pm

Faculty Review? What are the odds?

andrel2006 wrote:
200 out of 1400-1600 puts your chances between 12-14%. That's actually higher than the administrative review, which is around 9-10%. I suppose the pool may be more competitive here, but I couldn't say.
FR with me too btw. Stats in profile, and good comments from other schools on my PS.


So you're saying there's a chance!

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

Postby xwing_redleader » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:23 pm

stilles wrote:
cactuarX3 wrote:
lovelaughliv wrote:Faculty review! UR 12/12


It's getting lonely in the 12/12 no FR email group...



Very lonely. Congrats to all the Faculty Review and acceptances thus far though, such an accomplishment and my fingers are crossed for all those still waiting!


Stuck here at 12/12, too.

Congrats to all those who are finally moving along! Don't forget about us!

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

Postby tadlbb » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:24 pm

11/22 no FR email.

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:25 pm

stilles wrote:Replace 'Living Social' with Travelzoo. Damn it Travelzoo, I don't want to attend a circus in Barmuda right now.


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