Berkeley Waitlist/Faculty Review Support Group 2012

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kennethellenparcell
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Re: Berkeley Waitlist/Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby kennethellenparcell » Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:44 pm

If you two are CA residents, I'm pretty sure your odds are better.

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Re: Berkeley Waitlist/Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby Geneva » Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:12 pm

kennethellenparcell wrote:If you two are CA residents, I'm pretty sure your odds are better.


what is the acceptance rate for our-of-state ppl? if it's 10% overall, im thinking it must be pretty low. i'm also curious to know what stats r for CA residents vs. non-CA residents

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Re: Berkeley Waitlist/Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby houng89 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:00 pm

Geneva wrote:
kennethellenparcell wrote:If you two are CA residents, I'm pretty sure your odds are better.


what is the acceptance rate for our-of-state ppl? if it's 10% overall, im thinking it must be pretty low. i'm also curious to know what stats r for CA residents vs. non-CA residents


+1

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Re: Berkeley Waitlist/Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby kennethellenparcell » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:55 pm

Geneva wrote:
kennethellenparcell wrote:If you two are CA residents, I'm pretty sure your odds are better.


what is the acceptance rate for our-of-state ppl? if it's 10% overall, im thinking it must be pretty low. i'm also curious to know what stats r for CA residents vs. non-CA residents


I wish I knew the answer to this of course. Not sure where we would find this data. My knowledge is limited to the waitlist - and even more limited to waitlists from the previous two years. All I know from reading those threads is that it looks like Berkeley drew primarily (if not only) from the in-state ranked waitlist.

ETA:

Berkeley Law Website wrote: Do in-state applicants have higher preference than those from out of state?
You have a roughly equal chance of being admitted regardless of your residency. We strive to enroll a class that has a majority of residents, but we offer admission to an equal number of residents and nonresidents.


This may explain their waitlist approach.

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Re: Berkeley Waitlist/Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby kennethellenparcell » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:20 pm

Alright peeps. It's been a while since there's been activity in here! Just got my quartile ranking via e-mail from Dean Tom and I am fourth quartile. Going to withdraw! I'm very happy with where I decided to deposit so hopefully this helps someone who really wants to go to Berk...although I am fourth quartile so maybe not...

Hope this thread helps posterity!

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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby moneybagsphd » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:36 pm

Geneva wrote:goood luck to all! w/e happens, remember that berkeley is the 3rd most difficult school to gain acceptance to, with a lower acceptance rate than harvard. making it to fr2 is an accomplishment in itself. but i really hope u all get in!

I don't think "difficult" is the right word. I attribute Berkeley's lower acceptance rate to its lower medians- i.e. some of the people Berkeley accepts won't get other T14 acceptances, and thus will probably end up attending. It's certainly more difficult to get into H than Boalt.

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Re: Berkeley Waitlist/Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby joetheplumber » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:21 pm

how does the quartile system work. Does first quartile mean you are in the front while 4th quartile means you are at the end?

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Re: Berkeley Waitlist/Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby avd90 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:25 pm

joetheplumber wrote:how does the quartile system work. Does first quartile mean you are in the front while 4th quartile means you are at the end?


As a first quartile-er I sure hope so

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Re: Berkeley Waitlist/Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby thelawschoolproject » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:28 pm

Hey guys :)

I didn't receive the matching scholarship I needed, so I will be withdrawing tomorrow morning. Good luck to those of you still waiting!

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Re: Berkeley Waitlist/Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby houng89 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:49 pm

2nd quartile/ resident, holding out to the bitter end, berkeley's my dream school

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Re: Berkeley Waitlist/Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby houng89 » Wed May 23, 2012 1:36 am

june 1st is almost here! has anyone heard any word regarding their status yet, i see that on last years thread they gave out notices about a week in advance informing people they may be getting off the waitlist soon

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Re: Berkeley Waitlist/Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby umberg88 » Wed May 23, 2012 12:52 pm

does berkeley every get past the first quartile of wl?

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Re: Berkeley Waitlist/Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby houng89 » Wed May 23, 2012 11:17 pm

according to threads from the last 2 years they do, one year someone from 3rd quartile even said they made it on, but they also do have diff lists for CA-residents and non-residents

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Re: Berkeley Waitlist/Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby umberg88 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:42 am

Did everyone on the wait list get the email today regarding them offering wait list spots in the "near future" and to confirm we are still interested?

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Re: Berkeley Waitlist/Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby houng89 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:34 pm

yea i received that as well

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Re: Berkeley Waitlist/Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby gyoolgyool » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:16 am

just got in off the waitlist!
received an email from dean tom. this feels so surreal!

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Re: Berkeley Waitlist/Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby houng89 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:02 am

congrats! do u mind sharing what quartile your in and if your a CA-resident?

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Re: Berkeley Waitlist/Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby gyoolgyool » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:45 am

houng89 wrote:congrats! do u mind sharing what quartile your in and if your a CA-resident?

Sure. 1st quartile, Non-CA resident (Non-US resident to be exact)

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Re: Berkeley Waitlist/Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby scholar678 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:38 am

Just got in off the waitlist! Second quartile non-resident. I was totally not expecting it.

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Re: Berkeley Waitlist/Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby dannyde7 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:30 am

If we get off the wait list, and accept we have to withdraw from other schools we're on the wait list at, right?

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Re: Berkeley Waitlist/Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby fish52 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:03 pm

dannyde7 wrote:If we get off the wait list, and accept we have to withdraw from other schools we're on the wait list at, right?

Yes. Once you accept at Boalt you are supposed to immediately withdraw from any other schools.




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