Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby joedf » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:59 pm

Anonymous1963 wrote:What's a urm? Either way, I'm white, not a fulbright/rhodes/etc. scholar. Does that help?


Props, dude. You did great, glad to have you as part of the class of 2016!

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

Postby Rahviveh » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:21 pm

I did a search on LSN using the range 3.6-3.7 and 168-169, for the past three cycles. Not a single person has gotten in outright. That said, only one of them was an ED and that's counting WL's as denials as well. Either way, that's fantastic news and hopefully a good sign for this cycle.

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

Postby soccer88 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:27 pm

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

Postby FranielMcbrodude » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:43 pm

Coming out of the woodwork to join this anxiety-ridden party and contribute my own neuroses. Columbia's a super long shot for me, but I got a fee waiver and their Gender and Sexuality law program would be a dream come true for me.

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

Postby ht2988 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:50 pm

FranielMcbrodude wrote:Coming out of the woodwork to join this anxiety-ridden party and contribute my own neuroses. Columbia's a super long shot for me, but I got a fee waiver and their Gender and Sexuality law program would be a dream come true for me.


+1

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

Postby moonman157 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:53 pm

soccer88 wrote:Makes me regret not EDing big time


me too

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

Postby tritriuno » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:20 pm

So no ED applicants received a decision today?

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

Postby ht2988 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:47 pm

I wrote something relevant that was published by a big time magazine... Should I update the admissions committee? I'm worried that I might be coming off as desperate... Last week I sent in an updated resume because I was recently invited to speak at a national conference on LGBT equality. Thoughts?

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

Postby joedf » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:09 pm

Do it.

I called the Admissions Office 3-4 times after the ED deadline, I'm pretty sure the girl there recognized me by voice eventually, but I got in. You won't regret it afterward, it's adding something compelling to your application, and honestly, it shouldn't have any real drawbacks.

You might think it makes you look desperate, but in all likelihood, they'll just see it as an added fact on your application, and if they did notice you asking repetitively (which you aren't necessarily) I'm not sure if it'd be frowned upon at all.

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

Postby ht2988 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:17 pm

joedf wrote:Do it.

I called the Admissions Office 3-4 times after the ED deadline, I'm pretty sure the girl there recognized me by voice eventually, but I got in. You won't regret it afterward, it's adding something compelling to your application, and honestly, it shouldn't have any real drawbacks.

You might think it makes you look desperate, but in all likelihood, they'll just see it as an added fact on your application, and if they did notice you asking repetitively (which you aren't necessarily) I'm not sure if it'd be frowned upon at all.


haha ok - i'm gonna sleep on it.

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

Postby joedf » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:37 pm

ht2988 wrote:
joedf wrote:Do it.

I called the Admissions Office 3-4 times after the ED deadline, I'm pretty sure the girl there recognized me by voice eventually, but I got in. You won't regret it afterward, it's adding something compelling to your application, and honestly, it shouldn't have any real drawbacks.

You might think it makes you look desperate, but in all likelihood, they'll just see it as an added fact on your application, and if they did notice you asking repetitively (which you aren't necessarily) I'm not sure if it'd be frowned upon at all.


haha ok - i'm gonna sleep on it.


Haha forsure man. I understand the hesitance but there's nothing worse than a what-if thought after it's done.

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

Postby soccer88 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:11 pm

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

Postby Elahrairah » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:00 am

soccer88 wrote:I'm curious what other folks here thing regarding Joedf's admission/numbers. I realize we're drawing from an absurdly small sample size, but judging from some of the early acceptances to Michigan, Duke, and apparently now Columbia, is it possible we're still underestimating how unpredictable this cycle will be? Or is it more likely that this is just a drastic outlier and us at both 25% are barking up the wrong tree(s)...


Is Joedf's admission really that surprising? He was basically at both medians, right? LSN gives him about a 60% chance for RD...

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

Postby joedf » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:53 am

Thanks, guys, means a lot.

Medians for last year's class were 172 and 3.71.

I tied the median and was just barely under for GPA, so I gave myself a coin flip chance at getting in - I don't think I'm a "drastic outlier." Since this was far and away my first choice school, I did ED, since I'd hear back early and didn't want anything else quite as much. As far as work experience/other non-hard numbers go, I'm in the middle of my gap year (am working) and I think I got decent-good LOR's and some slightly unconventional internships/work throughout undergrad.

I think I was right around the middle, and in this case I took what was perhaps a 50/50 gamble and it paid off.

Not a lock but not necessarily surprising, either.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby CO2016YEAH » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:57 am

ht2988 wrote:
joedf wrote:Do it.

I called the Admissions Office 3-4 times after the ED deadline, I'm pretty sure the girl there recognized me by voice eventually, but I got in. You won't regret it afterward, it's adding something compelling to your application, and honestly, it shouldn't have any real drawbacks.

You might think it makes you look desperate, but in all likelihood, they'll just see it as an added fact on your application, and if they did notice you asking repetitively (which you aren't necessarily) I'm not sure if it'd be frowned upon at all.


haha ok - i'm gonna sleep on it.


Anything that substantially adds to the attractiveness of your application and indicates you are a benefit to CLS is worth reporting.

And you are desperate. :) I don't think it's bad for them to know how bad you want to go to Columbia, especially if you are conveying it to them in a practical and useful way.

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

Postby sokomofo » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:20 am

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

Postby soccer88 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:43 am

Sorry my mistake, I meant Anonymous1963's admission, who had a 168 and a 3.6, hard to keep all these handles straight in my head. That was the one though that really broke the mold.

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

Postby debtisfun » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:34 am

I was accepted yesterday at 3:38 pm. Stats: 174 and 3.67 (ivy)

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

Postby ht2988 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:45 am

sokomofo wrote:
ht2988 wrote:I wrote something relevant that was published by a big time magazine... Should I update the admissions committee? I'm worried that I might be coming off as desperate... Last week I sent in an updated resume because I was recently invited to speak at a national conference on LGBT equality. Thoughts?


wow nice! what conference as that?


pm'ed you :)

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

Postby Rahviveh » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:25 pm

Joedfs admission wasnt surprising, but there was a guy who got in a couple pages ago who claimed to have a 3.6/168 and no major softs. If so that would be a big deal.

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

Postby soccer88 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:36 pm

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

Postby Elahrairah » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:20 pm

soccer88 wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:Joedfs admission wasnt surprising, but there was a guy who got in a couple pages ago who claimed to have a 3.6/168 and no major softs. If so that would be a big deal.


That's what I was trying to reference...was too tired to remember the right handle. Wondering what the implications are of the 168 3.6


Wow! Very nicely done, Anonymous1963. You must have had a great application!

Now hopefully Columbia has a few more seats on the lifeboat for the rest of us steerage passengers...

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

Postby Sampaguita21 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:45 pm

Hi everyone! New poster here, though I've been following this thread. I got my acceptance letter at 2:30 EST today. Numbers are 169/3.8 from an ivy. 2.5 year work experience. Really surprised I got in, especially since I retook the LSAT this October and actually did worse (168...don't ask.) I keep thinking they're going to e-mail me and be like oops, that was a mistake!

Good luck to everyone else who's still waiting!

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

Postby djwjddl » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:55 pm

Sampaguita21 wrote:Hi everyone! New poster here, though I've been following this thread. I got my acceptance letter at 2:30 EST today. Numbers are 169/3.8 from an ivy. 2.5 year work experience. Really surprised I got in, especially since I retook the LSAT this October and actually did worse (168...don't ask.) I keep thinking they're going to e-mail me and be like oops, that was a mistake!

Good luck to everyone else who's still waiting!


now i'm really kicking myself for not applying ED to CLS




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