Stanford Waitlist 2012

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2012

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2012

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2012

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2012

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2012

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2012

Postby sn20 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:22 pm

jim-green wrote:
Lurkerturnedposter wrote:By this guy's absurd reasoning, a whopping 250 people have been admitted off the Harvard waitlist this year
You have to use real numbers, you cannot use 'approx 700' and 'around 7000'. You need to round off to two decimal places like I did and then you will arrive at the correct answer.


I can't tell if you're being serious or not but in case you are, you can't extrapolate LSN to draw conclusions. LSN is not a random sample and is therefore unrepresentative of the whole applicant pool...i.e. what you're doing doesn't work. Sites like LSN/TLS are much more likely to be populated by applicants with better numbers so the sample will be skewed.

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2012

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2012

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2012

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2012

Postby cylon_clone » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:25 pm

My heart breaks a little more after each day of suspenseful waiting...

I refuse to change my avatar before a decision is made...

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2012

Postby sn20 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:44 pm

This thread is so quiet. Let's have a party.

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2012

Postby adam1 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:13 pm

I want change to happen.

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2012

Postby cylon_clone » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:00 am

adam1 wrote:I want change to happen.


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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2012

Postby Stig » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:21 am

justwalkawayrenee wrote:
Elendil wrote:
justwalkawayrenee wrote:
Elendil wrote:Isn't it possible that Stanford won't have much waitlist movement this year? It seems like both Harvard and Yale took far more than usual off the waitlist so far, so it's very possible that more applicants than usual enrolled at SLS.


Is that true? I checked LSN last night and it looked like Yale hadn't made any waitlist decisions yet, and Harvard only had a few acceptances so far

EDIT: Also, I worried that Stanford might over-enroll this year. Curse you, USNWR!


Harvard has over 20 confirmed waitlist acceptances on TLS alone and last I checked the Yale TLS thread there were 5-10 waitlist acceptances.


Well, that sucks for those of us who applied S but not Y or H.


I don't think SLS is admitting less TLS/LSN people off the wait list because of its #2 ranking.

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2012

Postby adam1 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:33 pm

Stig wrote:
I don't think SLS is admitting less TLS/LSN people off the wait list because of its #2 ranking.


I'd agree. And I'm curious on your opinion, de facto Stanford-TLS rep that you are (are you in charge of admissions over there yet?). Do you think they're admitting less people off the WL for other reasons? What do you think the chance of WL movement is there? Stanford is my number one choice, yet here I am (many here in the same situation, I'm sure) in the middle of July with no clue what to do to get off this WL. Just wait and hope?

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2012

Postby cylon_clone » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:18 pm

^ Just sit and wait. Nothing else to do really - besides send off a LOCI if you haven't done so already...

Stanford is my #1 choice as well, but I'd be happy with my #2 choice.

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2012

Postby Stig » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:42 am

adam1 wrote:
Stig wrote:
I don't think SLS is admitting less TLS/LSN people off the wait list because of its #2 ranking.


I'd agree. And I'm curious on your opinion, de facto Stanford-TLS rep that you are (are you in charge of admissions over there yet?). Do you think they're admitting less people off the WL for other reasons? What do you think the chance of WL movement is there? Stanford is my number one choice, yet here I am (many here in the same situation, I'm sure) in the middle of July with no clue what to do to get off this WL. Just wait and hope?


Hah, not yet! Perhaps eventually.

My theory is that there isn't a lot of TLS wait list movement because more people enrolled than expected. If one assumes that each year Stanford, Yale, and Harvard all admit about the same numbers, then if there is more movement than usual on the other two schools' wait lists, it is because they got less than expected. And if there is less movement on SLS it is because they got more enrollments than expected. There is really no way to know because there are also deferrals, etc., so we will have to wait and see until the numbers come out in the fall. Purely speculation though!

My point was more in the anti-TLS groupthink vein. If anyone chooses SLS over HLS because we are now 2 instead of 3, they are not very good at making decisions. That is an absolutely terrible way to pick between peer schools. Hearing that on a stanford waitlist thread makes me cringe!

I've said before that there is always really late movement at all the schools, even if in small numbers. Admissions all the way through orientation for some schools...




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