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Postby NoodleyOne » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:31 pm

slack_academic wrote:Who else is freaked out by COA for NYU? Even if I get in here, I probably won't get a scholarship and would have a hard time just saying, "lol fuck it" and going for it, especially since I don't want to practice in NYC.


This. I want NYC Biglaw bigtime, but I'm not expecting any $ from Columbia and probably not much from NYU. Meanwhile, UVA might throw some serious $$$ at me and I'm in state to boot. Tough life.

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Postby JedBartlett » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:39 pm

Am I the only one who keeps worrying about different aspects of the application process? Seriously, I keep worrying about my recs, personal statement, and so on. I want to know I'm not alone (though mayhaps I am).

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Postby WhiteyCakes » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:13 pm

slack_academic wrote: 0 shits.


This.

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Postby alex.feuerman » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:57 pm

JedBartlett wrote:Am I the only one who keeps worrying about different aspects of the application process? Seriously, I keep worrying about my recs, personal statement, and so on. I want to know I'm not alone (though mayhaps I am).


You are not alone, I'm worries about my LOR'S and even though I applied last week I'm sending another LOR this week. (cus I'm freaking out) but I'm calming down. Just try not to think about it, work out a lot so you can sleep at night, lol.

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Postby helix23 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:08 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
slack_academic wrote: 0 shits.


This.


Yeah I was worried for a few weeks after submitting, but as this point I know I did a good job and I just need to hope for the best.

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Postby Manhattanman » Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:51 pm

Got my status checker today and I am under review. Applied on 11/6/12. Do they traditional have a "complete" update or does it go straight to under review?

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Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:22 pm

moonman157 wrote:
slack_academic wrote:Who else is freaked out by COA for NYU? Even if I get in here, I probably won't get a scholarship and would have a hard time just saying, "lol fuck it" and going for it, especially since I don't want to practice in NYC.


Ya it seems to me that if you don't want NYC Biglaw, then NYU isn't really better than lower T14. Its power placement in NYC, especially with V20 firms, it was gives it its supposed "T6" distinction. Just my general impression though.

I think the other exception would be PI, and not as much for our supposed placement power into the field as for our fucking amazing LRAP program.

Also, I don't think any non-HYS is drastically better than any other outside of their home market. UChicago for NYC isn't better than Penn or UVA, IMO

ETfix redundant redundancy

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Postby moonman157 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:52 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
moonman157 wrote:
slack_academic wrote:Who else is freaked out by COA for NYU? Even if I get in here, I probably won't get a scholarship and would have a hard time just saying, "lol fuck it" and going for it, especially since I don't want to practice in NYC.


Ya it seems to me that if you don't want NYC Biglaw, then NYU isn't really better than lower T14. Its power placement in NYC, especially with V20 firms, it was gives it its supposed "T6" distinction. Just my general impression though.

I think the other exception would be PI, and not as much for our supposed placement power into the field as for our fucking amazing LRAP program.

Also, I don't think any non-HYS is drastically better than any other outside of their home market. UChicago for NYC isn't better than Penn or UVA, IMO

ETfix redundant redundancy


True, I did forget about NYU's PI reputation. And this isn't supposed to be a knock on NYU; I love the school, it's one of the very best and probably where I'll end up. But I'm also NYC Biglaw or bust; for those that aren't, it may not be the best choice.

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Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:38 pm

moonman157 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
moonman157 wrote:
slack_academic wrote:Who else is freaked out by COA for NYU? Even if I get in here, I probably won't get a scholarship and would have a hard time just saying, "lol fuck it" and going for it, especially since I don't want to practice in NYC.


Ya it seems to me that if you don't want NYC Biglaw, then NYU isn't really better than lower T14. Its power placement in NYC, especially with V20 firms, it was gives it its supposed "T6" distinction. Just my general impression though.

I think the other exception would be PI, and not as much for our supposed placement power into the field as for our fucking amazing LRAP program.

Also, I don't think any non-HYS is drastically better than any other outside of their home market. UChicago for NYC isn't better than Penn or UVA, IMO

ETfix redundant redundancy


True, I did forget about NYU's PI reputation. And this isn't supposed to be a knock on NYU; I love the school, it's one of the very best and probably where I'll end up. But I'm also NYC Biglaw or bust; for those that aren't, it may not be the best choice.

oh no. I absolutely agree with that. Absent HYS, no school is the best option for everyone

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Postby lsacqueen » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:27 am

Manhattanman wrote:Got my status checker today and I am under review. Applied on 11/6/12. Do they traditional have a "complete" update or does it go straight to under review?


I'd like to know this too. I've been UR for about a month

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Postby 02889 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:47 am

lsacqueen wrote:
Manhattanman wrote:Got my status checker today and I am under review. Applied on 11/6/12. Do they traditional have a "complete" update or does it go straight to under review?


I'd like to know this too. I've been UR for about a month

I believe the first status is "Application being processed," followed by "Application under review." A bunch of folks in this thread have reported going directly to UR, while others (like me) spent many weeks in the app processing stage.

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Postby ph5354a » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:40 pm

NYU is (was) my top choice, but with a 3.61 and 166 in October, I'm planning on taking it again in December (obvs.). Two questions:

1) What the score I need in Dec. to have a realistic shot of getting in, even if its off WL? (I'm thinking 172?)

2) I'm holding off on my app for now so I don't risk getting rejected before my Dec score comes in. Is that the right decision?

My softs are 2 years work experience and a relevant MA degree.

Thanks, and good luck to all those who have already submitted!!

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Postby helix23 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:02 pm

ph5354a wrote:1) What the score I need in Dec. to have a realistic shot of getting in, even if its off WL? (I'm thinking 172?)


Based off the graph http://mylsn.info/graph.php?school=nyu, it looks like a 171 or above starts to put you in good shape.

ph5354a wrote:2) I'm holding off on my app for now so I don't risk getting rejected before my Dec score comes in. Is that the right decision?

My softs are 2 years work experience and a relevant MA degree.


I know your softs aren't that relevant, but I can't really answer question 2. Maybe someone else can.

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

Turned in my app a few days ago and am now under review. Fingers crossed!

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Postby ph5354a » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:06 pm

helix23 wrote:
ph5354a wrote:1) What the score I need in Dec. to have a realistic shot of getting in, even if its off WL? (I'm thinking 172?)


Based off the graph http://mylsn.info/graph.php?school=nyu, it looks like a 171 or above starts to put you in good shape.

ph5354a wrote:2) I'm holding off on my app for now so I don't risk getting rejected before my Dec score comes in. Is that the right decision?

My softs are 2 years work experience and a relevant MA degree.


I know your softs aren't that relevant, but I can't really answer question 2. Maybe someone else can.


Great, thanks! I hadn't seen these graphs before so that's really helpful.

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Postby Rahviveh » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:43 pm

slack_academic wrote:Yeah, I think I've posted this before but I wish it was a more viable option for me. Preferences are CA Biglaw>CA midlaw>Biglaw in another big city>whatever else is out there, so NYU isn't ideal even if I'm lucky enough to get in.

CA mid law shouldnt be a factor as those jobs are few and far between. Nyu provides you with that safety net that a non-boalt CA school will not

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Postby Swimp » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:17 pm

Under review...I wonder if admissions lost much time because of the hurricane. Power was out down there for about a week, I think. I hope it didn't push their timetable back too much.

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Postby Rahviveh » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:33 pm

Approaching the 3-week mark for possible decisions! (ED first)

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Postby francesfarmer » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:52 am

ChampagnePapi wrote:Approaching the 3-week mark for possible decisions! (ED first)

When do they start giving out ED decisions? I am ED and I went UR on the 8th! Freaking out.

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Postby Rahviveh » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:53 am

francesfarmer wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:Approaching the 3-week mark for possible decisions! (ED first)

When do they start giving out ED decisions? I am ED and I went UR on the 8th! Freaking out.


They went out on December 6th last year! Usually happens first week of December!

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Postby 02889 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:05 pm

one_by_one wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:FYI just checked my status checker and the date updated to 10/16. Still at "under review" though
+1
I first went complete/UR on 10/08
ChampagnePapi wrote:Also updated to 10/18

Has anyone else had their UR status updated? And do you think the update means your file is being more strongly/actively considered? I'm an ED applicant, sitting on an UR status from 10/23 that hasn't updated at all since first going UR.

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Postby Rahviveh » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:05 pm

02889 wrote:
one_by_one wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:FYI just checked my status checker and the date updated to 10/16. Still at "under review" though
+1
I first went complete/UR on 10/08
ChampagnePapi wrote:Also updated to 10/18

Has anyone else had their UR status updated? And do you think the update means your file is being more strongly/actively considered? I'm an ED applicant, sitting on an UR status from 10/23 that hasn't updated at all since first going UR.


Makes no difference.




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