Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby MayBJack426 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:57 pm

Got the call this afternoon...still in shock.

I'm posting this to give hope to everyone who sent their app in early, but did not hear back during the big November wave. Good luck to all!

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby digifly » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:10 pm

MayBJack426 wrote:Got the call this afternoon...still in shock.

I'm posting this to give hope to everyone who sent their app in early, but did not hear back during the big November wave. Good luck to all!


Any stats you're willing to post? Specifically URM, LSAT range, and maybe submit date? Thanks, and congraaaaaaatulations!

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby elblufer » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:14 pm

ssanonymous wrote:I just don't get how Berkeley's turnaround is just SO much faster than any other school. It's not that they don't get a bunch of apps, and it's not like they only pick based on numbers. What's the deal?


I'm pretty sure you just got lucky (I'm hoping just on the date part, not on the decision part...because our numbers are almost identical).

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby 20141023 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:01 pm

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby letitloose » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:05 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:I know that Berkeley has an area code of (510), but I missed a call from a number that was 0000000000 around 3:30pm EST today.... and have no clue who it could have been. UVA used a blocked (not all 0's) number when they called me, so I am freaking out that I might have missed a call from a law school. (I am just hoping it would be Berkeley because that's really the only school that is calling right now that I haven't heard anything back from yet. :D ) Anyone familiar with the mysterious 0000000000 number? Is it probably just something completely random and unrelated to law school?

I know the feeling -- similar thing happened to me the other day with a few calls from a blocked number. Turned out to be Time Warner (another reason I didn't need to hate them). Hope your call turns out to be from Berkeley and not your cable/internet provider!

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:05 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:I know that Berkeley has an area code of (510), but I missed a call from a number that was 0000000000 around 3:30pm EST today.... and have no clue who it could have been. UVA used a blocked (not all 0's) number when they called me, so I am freaking out that I might have missed a call from a law school. (I am just hoping it would be Berkeley because that's really the only school that is calling right now that I haven't heard anything back from yet. :D ) Anyone familiar with the mysterious 0000000000 number? Is it probably just something completely random and unrelated to law school?



i think random and unrelated/spammy.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby MayBJack426 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:16 pm

MayBJack426 wrote:Any stats you're willing to post? Specifically URM, LSAT range, and maybe submit date? Thanks, and congraaaaaaatulations!


Thanks! Non-URM, applied back in Sept. Honestly no idea when I went complete/UR/etc. Not good about keeping track of those dates. GPA above 75th and LSAT right at median.
If $$$ was no object, Berkeley would be my first choice :-)

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby believeit » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:20 pm

Anyone know what percent of admitted students of Berkeley Law are California residents? Just curious if they have a significant advantage over non-residents.

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Postby 20141023 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:45 pm

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Jaqen » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:10 am

kappycaft1 wrote:
believeit wrote:Anyone know what percent of admitted students of Berkeley Law are California residents? Just curious if they have a significant advantage over non-residents.


"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."

From here.


You really are awesome.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby 20141023 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:35 am

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby shntn » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:36 am

Well that's pretty creepy.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby jing87 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:33 am

Sent application through LSAC 12/06
Under review 12/07

I am just at their median LSAT and have no UDGPA...kinda worried about such a fast process, are they going to reject me directly?

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby FallingHigher » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:53 am

kappycaft1 wrote:
Jaqen wrote:You really are awesome.

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This was and will remain to be amazing. I needed a laugh today. Thank you creepy cat. Thank you.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby helix23 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:31 am

kappycaft1 wrote:
Jaqen wrote:You really are awesome.

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I loled

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby 20141023 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:47 am

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby jing87 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:02 am

Yes, I was born and raised in Asian,then came to US for my master degree.
I didn't expect it would be so fast, now I have to start worrying...
kappycaft1 wrote:
jing87 wrote:Sent application through LSAC 12/06
Under review 12/07

I am just at their median LSAT and have no UDGPA...kinda worried about such a fast process, are they going to reject me directly?


Are you an international applicant or something? Berkeley is known for its diversity, so if you are a foreigner then that might actually be a boost. If not, then that is indeed a very quick run through your application... although I have no idea what that means in terms of your chances of getting auto-dinged.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby sinfiery » Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:25 am

kappycaft1 wrote:
believeit wrote:Anyone know what percent of admitted students of Berkeley Law are California residents? Just curious if they have a significant advantage over non-residents.


"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."

From here.

Unless # of residents applying = # of non-residents applying, this does not make sense to me..Berkeley what yah trying to pull?!

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby wbrother » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:52 pm

sinfiery wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:
believeit wrote:Anyone know what percent of admitted students of Berkeley Law are California residents? Just curious if they have a significant advantage over non-residents.


"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."

From here.

Unless # of residents applying = # of non-residents applying, this does not make sense to me..Berkeley what yah trying to pull?!


I interpreted it as saying that they admit residents and non-residents at the same frequency, but the non-residents they admit are the ones that aren't likely to attend Berkeley. I don't believe they would actually do that do. Plus who wouldn't want to be at Berkeley?!?!

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby mtrrw » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:15 pm

Has anyone who has been accepted received the information necessary ("your unique Student ID and the PIN which you received from us by email.") to access the admitted students page?

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby wbrother » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:19 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:Yeah, but I can definitely see what sinfiery is getting at. If the raw number of admitted (not matriculating) out-of-state applicants at Berkeley is about the same as the raw number of admitted in-state applicants, then the total number of in-state applicants would have to be equal to the total number of out-of-state applicants for the acceptance rates to be the same between the two. For example:

Out-of-State: Applied: 5000, Accepted: 300, Acceptance Rate: 6%
In-State: Applied: 2000, Accepted: 300, Acceptance Rate: 15%

The above hypothetical conditions, if true, would match Berkeley's remarks, but they would also make it apparent that in-state applicants have an advantage because there is less competition for the spots allotted to them. (Notice how they say "equal number" and not "equal %".) :|

I see what you guys mean. It wouldn't surprise me if the number of In-State applicants are a lot closer to the number of out of state applicants than in your example though. If you had terrible numbers, but you live in California and keep hearing about this "holistic" application process, you'd probably go for it? A lot of people that don't live in California would probably be happy with a regional school at in state tuition, but California residents don't really have an equivalent option. In state here is still pretty crippling, so you'd want to get into the best school possible. Stanford sucks.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:49 pm

Just submitted... A bit worried because my PS is just shy of three pages, but I'm hoping it'll be okay! :)

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby harveyfan » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:59 pm

So I submitted my application on the 11th and went under review on the 21st. I'm really nervous since I haven't heard anything since.

Can someone just tell me I'm being silly? / Do I have reason to worry? I know a lot of others who went UR on the 21st have heard back.

I'm 169/3.83.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby halestorm » Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:50 pm

harveyfan wrote:So I submitted my application on the 11th and went under review on the 21st. I'm really nervous since I haven't heard anything since.

Can someone just tell me I'm being silly? / Do I have reason to worry? I know a lot of others who went UR on the 21st have heard back.

I'm 169/3.83.


Our dates are exactly the same. Submitted 11/11, complete 11/21, and I haven't heard back either. I don't know if this helps, but you're not alone.




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