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

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

Postby djwjddl » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:07 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.


Same numbers for everything except gpa. Either we're all screwed or were in for a nice surprise ;).

Berkeley is pretty arbitrary/unpredictable with decisions so just gotta wait it out.

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

Postby postard » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:50 pm

From the volume of fellow 11/21'ers (many with similiar #'s) I'd say its way too early to get too anxious.

ETA: Maybe next week? Or January?

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

Postby BigZuck » Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:00 pm

In the same boat as you guys, actually went complete earlier. If we don't hear back by the end of January then we are most likely headed toward a ding. Between now and then I don't see any reason to be worried. Just forget you even applied to Berkeley, they aren't predictable.

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

Postby volp » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:43 pm

went complete yesterday. urm, 3.64, 168. i've heard they're unpredictable, so it should be interesting :)

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

Postby digifly » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:29 pm

I also went UR on 11/21, but I submitted 11/8. Hmmmmm

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

Postby postard » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:33 pm

digifly wrote:I also went UR on 11/21, but I submitted 11/8. Hmmmmm

Submitted the 14th

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

Postby risa » Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:17 am

djwjddl wrote:
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.


Same numbers for everything except gpa. Either we're all screwed or were in for a nice surprise ;).

Berkeley is pretty arbitrary/unpredictable with decisions so just gotta wait it out.


I'm in a very similar boat to you two -- same submit and UR dates and very similar #s. Are either of you on LSN? Mine's in my profile.

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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 digifly » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:45 am

kappycaft1 wrote:Based off of last cycle's data, it looks like nobody on LSN got accepted during the upcoming week, and then the week after that there were a massive amount of dings and only a few admits. (These were also the first reported dings of the cycle.) :cry:


Go away bearer of bad news!!!! :P

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

Postby elblufer » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:21 am

Well...at least they wait to ding people until after those still in undergrad finish their Fall finals....

The good news is, according to kappycaft1' numbers, there are still as many accepts in two weeks as there should have been this week...just a lot of dings to go with it.

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

Postby digifly » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:11 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:Oh man... sorry guys, I blew it.... one of my formulas in Google Docs hadn't copied over from Excel correctly and was shifting all of the decision dates off by a lot. :shock: (It is fixed now, though.)

This upcoming week should actually be the week with the most accepts of the entire cycle. It wasn't until the second week of January that Berkeley started dinging applicants on LSN last cycle. Accordingly, if this year is anything like last year, we should see a lot of admits this week, a few the following week, none the week of Christmas, and then another few during the first week of 2013 before the dings start coming in during that second week. (Even though dings will be coming in there will still be a few people admitted every week with another big announcement the 2nd week of February.)


Haha, well that deescalated quickly :)

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

Postby elblufer » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:36 pm

digifly wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:Oh man... sorry guys, I blew it.... one of my formulas in Google Docs hadn't copied over from Excel correctly and was shifting all of the decision dates off by a lot. :shock: (It is fixed now, though.)

This upcoming week should actually be the week with the most accepts of the entire cycle. It wasn't until the second week of January that Berkeley started dinging applicants on LSN last cycle. Accordingly, if this year is anything like last year, we should see a lot of admits this week, a few the following week, none the week of Christmas, and then another few during the first week of 2013 before the dings start coming in during that second week. (Even though dings will be coming in there will still be a few people admitted every week with another big announcement the 2nd week of February.)


Haha, well that deescalated quickly :)


Or, that escalated very quickly, because everyone now has to hope that they get a call next week!

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:50 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:Oh man... sorry guys, I blew it.... one of my formulas in Google Docs hadn't copied over from Excel correctly and was shifting all of the decision dates off by a lot. :shock: (It is fixed now, though.)

This upcoming week should actually be the week with the most accepts of the entire cycle. It wasn't until the second week of January that Berkeley started dinging applicants on LSN last cycle. Accordingly, if this year is anything like last year, we should see a lot of admits this week, a few the following week, none the week of Christmas, and then another few during the first week of 2013 before the dings start coming in during that second week. (Even though dings will be coming in there will still be a few people admitted every week with another big announcement the 2nd week of February.)


If we went UR this past week we shouldn't expect to get anything before January though, right?

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

Postby vzapana » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:57 pm

Already in, but I wanted to say good luck to everyone next week!

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:00 pm

Also from what I can tell on LSN there are a ton of acceptances thus far.

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Postby 20141023 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:39 pm

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:44 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:Also from what I can tell on LSN there are a ton of acceptances thus far.

Yup, but there is still a lot of room for those of us still waiting, too. :D

As of December 9th, 2012, there have been 44 LSN users admitted to Berkeley for the 2012-2013 cycle. However, by the end of the last cycle (2011-2012), there were 155 admitted LSN users. Accordingly, based off of past data only about 30% of the total number of people who will be admitted on LSN have received their notification thus far. I suppose it is comforting to know that roughly 70% of the acceptance announcements have yet to go out.


I was worried since it seems like there are much less LSN users this time around, so more acceptances could be more significant since that many with a smaller pool...? IDK.

Regardless, I love your data mining! Berkeley is my realistic #1 and I really want in. Is anyone else seriously thinking they will choose B over CCN? I was raised in the bay and have never been to NYC so that area seems not appealing to me. I don't know...even with employment stats I'm unsure. Guess we'll see how the cycle plays out.

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

Postby BigZuck » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:58 pm

I would almost certainly choose Berkeley over Columbia. Probably an obectively dumb decision but I love Cal.

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

Postby elblufer » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:03 pm

If I had the stats (which I don't), the only schools that could top Berkeley for me would be Yale or Stanford, and I'd still have trouble choosing Stanford over Berkeley.

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

Postby wbrother » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:06 pm

BigZuck wrote:I would almost certainly choose Berkeley over Columbia. Probably an obectively dumb decision but I love Cal.


Same, and I'd throw in SLS which is even dumber. I visited their undergrad for some pre-med conferences awhile back and we were all blatantly disrespected because of where we went to school. I don't ever want to be associated with that. I'm not saying this wouldn't happen at Cal, but I've been there a lot and it hasn't yet. It would be awesome to have the option of choosing between any of these schools though. Hopefully next week! Good luck to you all!

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:16 pm

Yep, unless Harvard or Stanford dip below to take me, I would choose berk.

If I want to live and practice in California, is choosing berk over CCN that dumb?

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

Postby goden » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:17 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:Yep, unless Harvard or Stanford dip below to take me, I would choose berk.

If I want to live and practice in California, is choosing berk over CCN that dumb?

If you want California, B almost always > CCN.

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

Postby helix23 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:18 pm

goden wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:Yep, unless Harvard or Stanford dip below to take me, I would choose berk.

If I want to live and practice in California, is choosing berk over CCN that dumb?

If you want California, B almost always > CCN.


+1

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

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