Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby bbsg » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:02 pm

carboncopyx wrote:
bbsg wrote:Perhaps I'll see you next fall! Would anything sway you from the Hamilton?

Ahh, have you decided definitively on CLS, then? The Hamilton is pretty tempting, but HLS (disclaimer: haven't gotten into) has always been a dream for me academically and location-wise. We'll see how the cards play out once admissions/money/visits are all sorted out, though! It's certainly a strong contender.


I'm not all decided, but finances are a significant concern so it would take a hefty penny in need-based aid from HLS or YLS. I'd certainly take CLS over SLS. I'd prefer NYC location-wise, though, to Harvard.

Good luck with Harvard, though! I'm still waiting on a JS1, so fingers crossed for me too!

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

Postby carboncopyx » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:40 pm

bbsg wrote:I'm not all decided, but finances are a significant concern so it would take a hefty penny in need-based aid from HLS or YLS. I'd certainly take CLS over SLS. I'd prefer NYC location-wise, though, to Harvard.

Good luck with Harvard, though! I'm still waiting on a JS1, so fingers crossed for me too!

Thanks! I'll keep my fingers crossed for the both of us. Not that we're in a bad position as of now, either :wink:

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

Postby bbsg » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:20 am

carboncopyx wrote:
bbsg wrote:I'm not all decided, but finances are a significant concern so it would take a hefty penny in need-based aid from HLS or YLS. I'd certainly take CLS over SLS. I'd prefer NYC location-wise, though, to Harvard.

Good luck with Harvard, though! I'm still waiting on a JS1, so fingers crossed for me too!

Thanks! I'll keep my fingers crossed for the both of us. Not that we're in a bad position as of now, either :wink:


And with a JS2 in your pocket, it's time for you to make a decision, Ms. Carbon! Head on over to the Hamilton/Ruby 2016 thread with your thoughts so that if I'm lucky enough to be in your position at some point I can go see what goes through your mind while you make this wow-no-way-to-lose decision.

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:35 am

bbsg wrote:
carboncopyx wrote:
bbsg wrote:Perhaps I'll see you next fall! Would anything sway you from the Hamilton?

Ahh, have you decided definitively on CLS, then? The Hamilton is pretty tempting, but HLS (disclaimer: haven't gotten into) has always been a dream for me academically and location-wise. We'll see how the cards play out once admissions/money/visits are all sorted out, though! It's certainly a strong contender.


I'm not all decided, but finances are a significant concern so it would take a hefty penny in need-based aid from HLS or YLS. I'd certainly take CLS over SLS. I'd prefer NYC location-wise, though, to Harvard.

Good luck with Harvard, though! I'm still waiting on a JS1, so fingers crossed for me too!


What do we have against SLS?

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

Postby bbsg » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:57 am

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
bbsg wrote:
carboncopyx wrote:
bbsg wrote:Perhaps I'll see you next fall! Would anything sway you from the Hamilton?

Ahh, have you decided definitively on CLS, then? The Hamilton is pretty tempting, but HLS (disclaimer: haven't gotten into) has always been a dream for me academically and location-wise. We'll see how the cards play out once admissions/money/visits are all sorted out, though! It's certainly a strong contender.


I'm not all decided, but finances are a significant concern so it would take a hefty penny in need-based aid from HLS or YLS. I'd certainly take CLS over SLS. I'd prefer NYC location-wise, though, to Harvard.

Good luck with Harvard, though! I'm still waiting on a JS1, so fingers crossed for me too!


What do we have against SLS?


No connections to the west coast + in love with NYC and the northeast in general. If I got in I would definitely fly down to take a tour and maintain an open mind, but I'd be surprised if it woo'ed me. As someone who has never been to California, though, maybe I'm underestimating.

Also congrats on all your good news of late, MOTM :)

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

Postby carboncopyx » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:30 am

bbsg wrote:As someone who has never been to California, though, maybe I'm underestimating.

As a native Californian, I can tell you that you probably are. :mrgreen:

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

Postby Big Dog » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:47 am

What do we have against SLS?


Do you seriously have to ask that question on TLS?

Hint: The East Coast bias/preference is pretty obvious...

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

Postby banjo » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:11 pm

Nothing in the mail today. I submitted over six months ago and have heard nothing beyond the "complete" email. I'm going to draft a LOCI and then I'm letting go.

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

Postby helix23 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:45 pm

banjo wrote:Nothing in the mail today. I submitted over six months ago and have heard nothing beyond the "complete" email. I'm going to draft a LOCI and then I'm letting go.


Letting go is always credited.

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

Postby 06102016 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:03 pm

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

Postby forrealtho » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:02 am

Longtime lurker on this thread, so I figured the least I can do is check in and offer some hope to those waiting: NCE today in NYC! Submitted early January and complete 1/29. LSN account under the same username. Letter was dated 3/1, so hopefully some of you have good news on the way!

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

Postby longlivetheking » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:09 am

slack_academic wrote:
carboncopyx wrote:
bbsg wrote:As someone who has never been to California, though, maybe I'm underestimating.

As a native Californian, I can tell you that you probably are. :mrgreen:

+1. California is the best.



would just like to drop in and say that, having just vacationed in san diego and been to la jolla, the above sentence should be entered into the constitution as clause no. 1.

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

Postby Chriswirth930 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:32 am

forrealtho wrote:Longtime lurker on this thread, so I figured the least I can do is check in and offer some hope to those waiting: NCE today in NYC! Submitted early January and complete 1/29. LSN account under the same username. Letter was dated 3/1, so hopefully some of you have good news on the way!


Congrats!!

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

Postby bobr » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:59 pm

Would Columbia give any money (even 5k) in response to a large offer from Duke or no way? Anyone with any experience negotiation w/ a Duke offer would be greatly appreciated. Assuming CLS only cares what NYU and up offers unfortunately. Thanks!

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:05 pm

bobr wrote:Would Columbia give any money (even 5k) in response to a large offer from Duke or no way? Anyone with any experience negotiation w/ a Duke offer would be greatly appreciated. Assuming CLS only cares what NYU and up offers unfortunately. Thanks!


Haha, lol, no experience, but no. They might charge you more

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

Postby bobr » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:08 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
bobr wrote:Would Columbia give any money (even 5k) in response to a large offer from Duke or no way? Anyone with any experience negotiation w/ a Duke offer would be greatly appreciated. Assuming CLS only cares what NYU and up offers unfortunately. Thanks!


Haha, lol, no experience, but no. They might charge you more


Haha got a good laugh out of that response. Thank you

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

Postby gobears1 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:15 pm

anyone know how many people are typically on the columbia waitlist?

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

Postby 02889 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:25 pm

Wormfather wrote:
gobears1 wrote:anyone know how many people are typically on the columbia waitlist?


(# of total applicants) - (# of accepted applicants) - (# of people with LSATs under 155) - (#of Applicants with Class A felonies this calendar year) = (# of WL'd applicants)

Meaning, WL = rejection unless you're above both medians and were YP'd, have a very high LSAT, or donate $100,000 to the law school before the end of the summer.

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

Postby Anonymous4444 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:02 pm

02889 wrote:
Wormfather wrote:
gobears1 wrote:anyone know how many people are typically on the columbia waitlist?


(# of total applicants) - (# of accepted applicants) - (# of people with LSATs under 155) - (#of Applicants with Class A felonies this calendar year) = (# of WL'd applicants)

Meaning, WL = rejection unless you're above both medians and were YP'd, have a very high LSAT, or donate $100,000 to the law school before the end of the summer.


im actually insulted that you forgot to subtract those of us that have been held.... ugggh this really sucks. i thought a 172 would take me further.... :cry:

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

Postby Crowing » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:04 pm

Anonymous4444 wrote:
02889 wrote:
Wormfather wrote:
gobears1 wrote:anyone know how many people are typically on the columbia waitlist?


(# of total applicants) - (# of accepted applicants) - (# of people with LSATs under 155) - (#of Applicants with Class A felonies this calendar year) = (# of WL'd applicants)

Meaning, WL = rejection unless you're above both medians and were YP'd, have a very high LSAT, or donate $100,000 to the law school before the end of the summer.


im actually insulted that you forgot to subtract those of us that have been held.... ugggh this really sucks. i thought a 172 would take me further.... :cry:


Well the vast majority of us holds will end up on the WL eventually

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

Postby MAHamlin » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:19 pm

Anonymous4444 wrote:
02889 wrote:
Wormfather wrote:
gobears1 wrote:anyone know how many people are typically on the columbia waitlist?


(# of total applicants) - (# of accepted applicants) - (# of people with LSATs under 155) - (#of Applicants with Class A felonies this calendar year) = (# of WL'd applicants)

Meaning, WL = rejection unless you're above both medians and were YP'd, have a very high LSAT, or donate $100,000 to the law school before the end of the summer.


im actually insulted that you forgot to subtract those of us that have been held.... ugggh this really sucks. i thought a 172 would take me further.... :cry:


As your numbers twin I entirely agree.

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

Postby oscar11cheelsea » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:29 pm

At this point, do they send out NCE's one at a time throughout the week or they still send in batches?

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

Postby chadbrochill » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:33 pm

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

Postby bluecouch » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:50 pm

chadbrochill wrote:
Crowing wrote:Well the vast majority of us holds will end up on the WL eventually


For those of us in held-purgatory are we sending in LOCI's now or should I wait till the reserve stage? I know there's no right answer, I've just read really conflicting things regarding LOCI's and when they are most appropriate.

Without being on TLS, I don't think my natural inclination would be to send a LOCI when I have nothing significant to add and I simply haven't heard back as quickly as I'd like. Reading Ken's thread about LOCI's seems to back up that inclination. But looking at Mark Spivey thread - who has worked in admissions - it seems like they are always welcome and there really isn't a negative to sending one in. Going farthest in that direction is the article on LSN saying that you CANNOT afford to be complacent when put on waitlist and need to send a LOCI since you are currently in a fragile position.

Also, given my stats, CLS is clearly a reach school for me and my held-status is definitely not YP so is there any benefit to simply informing them of my interest in attending?


I would suggest taking the "Why Columbia?" approach to LOCI writing. I sent one on Friday discussing the professors with whom I'd like to work and how their scholarship aligns with my research interests. I also mentioned a CV update (new article under review), but I pretty much used the LOCI as a short "Why Columbia?" essay.

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

Postby QuiningQualia » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:21 pm

Hi all! This might be a dumb question, but I'll try anyway.

If you are admitted with merit aid, is that listed on your acceptance letter? Or is it a separate mailing?

Thanks!




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