Berkeley Waitlist/Faculty Review Support Group 2012

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citygirl000
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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby citygirl000 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:32 am

checking in as well - submitted late Nov but 'on hold' until Dec scores came out and UR 1/10 (FR yesterday) - good luck everyone!

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thelawschoolproject
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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby thelawschoolproject » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:38 am

Held as well.

I honestly don't know what this means, like...is this akin to Harvard's "hold" or is this something more positive, as in "we like you and you've advanced to the next phase?"

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby kennethellenparcell » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:54 am

I'm fairly certain it's the latter.

thelawschoolproject wrote:Held as well.

I honestly don't know what this means, like...is this akin to Harvard's "hold" or is this something more positive, as in "we like you and you've advanced to the next phase?"

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby ricsllscir » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:03 am

3.2/169 Faculty review...not too optimistic about the whole process, but maybe students will be kinder on my lack of grades than an adcom?

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby JoeMo » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:08 pm

ricsllscir wrote:3.2/169 Faculty review...not too optimistic about the whole process, but maybe students will be kinder on my lack of grades than an adcom?


Students, I thought the committee was all faculty?

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby Kurst » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:15 pm

JoeMo wrote:I thought the committee was all faculty?

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.

If you opted not to allow students to read your file, only faculty members will participate in your review.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby EMZE » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:17 pm

As mentioned elsewhere, looking at the numbers for this cycle, Berkeley has held some really high standards for admits (though that indicates nothing about matriculants). I think faculty review is prob where they find those to fill in their bottom 25%.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby JoeMo » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:35 pm

Kurst wrote:
JoeMo wrote:I thought the committee was all faculty?

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.

If you opted not to allow students to read your file, only faculty members will participate in your review.


Ah! thank you

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby gatorapplicant » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:09 pm

AHH I want Berkeley so badly. This is going to be a nerve-wracking few weeks.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby fh739 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:00 pm

gatorapplicant wrote:AHH I want Berkeley so badly. This is going to be a nerve-wracking few weeks.

Agreed. Both excited and nervous for Feb 17th.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby Aspen » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:22 am

fh739 wrote:
gatorapplicant wrote:AHH I want Berkeley so badly. This is going to be a nerve-wracking few weeks.

Agreed. Both excited and nervous for Feb 17th.


Yea! We're roughly a third of the way there! Only 16 (possible 15) days left....

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby teacher10456 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:29 am

EMZE wrote:As mentioned elsewhere, looking at the numbers for this cycle, Berkeley has held some really high standards for admits (though that indicates nothing about matriculants). I think faculty review is prob where they find those to fill in their bottom 25%.



I am at or above both 75ths, I wonder if this means I messed up my ps and they want to give me a second look?

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby kennethellenparcell » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:52 pm

Yikes. Time flies.

Aspen wrote:
fh739 wrote:
gatorapplicant wrote:AHH I want Berkeley so badly. This is going to be a nerve-wracking few weeks.

Agreed. Both excited and nervous for Feb 17th.


Yea! We're roughly a third of the way there! Only 16 (possible 15) days left....

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby kennethellenparcell » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:57 pm

I think people generally think with Berkeley - who knows. I wouldn't read too much into it. :D

teacher10456 wrote:
EMZE wrote:As mentioned elsewhere, looking at the numbers for this cycle, Berkeley has held some really high standards for admits (though that indicates nothing about matriculants). I think faculty review is prob where they find those to fill in their bottom 25%.



I am at or above both 75ths, I wonder if this means I messed up my ps and they want to give me a second look?

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby Aspen » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:44 am

I want to go back to California so bad :-(. Spending another 3 years on the East Coast at UVA or UPenn is really gonna suck.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby JoeMo » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:55 am

So does anyone know if we all hear on the 17th or do they trickle out decisions between now and then?

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby xwing_redleader » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:56 am

Aspen wrote:I want to go back to California so bad :-(. Spending another 3 years on the East Coast at UVA or UPenn is really gonna suck.


First world problem?

EDIT: I want Berkeley so bad :(

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby Aspen » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:18 pm

xwing_redleader wrote:
Aspen wrote:I want to go back to California so bad :-(. Spending another 3 years on the East Coast at UVA or UPenn is really gonna suck.


First world problem?

EDIT: I want Berkeley so bad :(


Yeahh duh. This is basically how I am 24/7 because of having to live on the East Coast again: http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/35bjwv/. The two are linked though. I haven't heard from Stanford (probably a reject) so Berkeley is my only viable option at this point of returning to my home state! On top of that it's the most amazing school ever.

:P

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby Worker and Parasite » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:47 pm

JoeMo wrote:So does anyone know if we all hear on the 17th or do they trickle out decisions between now and then?


They said around the 17th, so I expect that week to be a bloodbath.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby gatorapplicant » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:44 pm

I wish I knew more specifically what they are looking for, so I could obsess about this more. Softs? Numbers? Interest in Berkeley?

Edit: I worry about all of the above, hah

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby fh739 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:38 pm

gatorapplicant wrote:I wish I knew more specifically what they are looking for, so I could obsess about this more. Softs? Numbers? Interest in Berkeley?

Edit: I worry about all of the above, hah


+1

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby Campagnolo » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:48 pm

Worker and Parasite wrote:
JoeMo wrote:So does anyone know if we all hear on the 17th or do they trickle out decisions between now and then?


They said around the 17th, so I expect that week to be a bloodbath.


Just what I need: another bloodbath.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby nyyfan333 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:03 pm

hey everyone, checking in. late app but glad to be in FR with all you guys. berkeley would be awesome.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby gatorapplicant » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:05 pm

when i first got the FR email, february 17th seemed like forever to wait. now, i'm realizing it's next week and i don't feel ready for this bloodbath

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby JoeMo » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:59 am

I just looked at last year's LSN and it looks like FR was a bloodbath. I guess it's safe to assume that this year will be about the same and that makes me afraid.




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