Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby nordi » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:41 pm

slack_academic wrote:So it's been touched on a little bit here, but do you guys think that huge anonymous donation (Details here) will impact scholarship awards this year? And if so, you guys think they could see a ranking bump in a couple years?


That's quite optimistic. Cornell law's operating budget is somewhere in the neighborhood of $40 million. If you assume that the $25 million gift can return 4 percent real (which is generous in this investment environment), then you assume an annual reduction in necessary income of 2.5 percent or $1 million today. That would allow the law school of offer about 6-7 full scholarships in each class (18-21 spread across 3 classes in attendance). This assumes all the money goes to financial aid, which clearly isn't the only target. With a class of 200 students, maybe it allows them to boost their 75th percentile LSAT by a point some years…

$25 million is a lot of money, but in the world of ivy-league endowments, it's a day's swing in the stock market.

Presumably the greatest return comes from marginal additions to numerous financial aid packages rather than a small number of full scholarships, but I think my arithmetic illustrates the point that this gift alone, while large, isn't about to propel Cornell into the top-10.

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

Postby iMisto » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:48 pm

^ I'm still nervous about WHO they'll be throwing that $ at... I have a feeling they want their 168 back. :oops:

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

Postby rakeshow » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:06 pm

iMisto wrote:^ I'm still nervous about WHO they'll be throwing that $ at... I have a feeling they want their 168 back. :oops:


nooo im at 167, i want them to keep their median!! :P

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

Postby elblufer » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:10 pm

rakeshow wrote:
iMisto wrote:^ I'm still nervous about WHO they'll be throwing that $ at... I have a feeling they want their 168 back. :oops:


nooo im at 167, i want them to keep their median!! :P


And I'm at a 164...I want it to drop! :P

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

Postby Paraflam » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:54 am

Second update today... 11/16, 12/4. Is the three update and then decision trend holding up?

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

Postby DaRascal » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:09 am

Very nervous and wishing I had scored about two points higher on the LSAT. Oh god... Oh god... Oh god... :cry:

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

Postby ks2499 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:28 am

Paraflam wrote:Second update today... 11/16, 12/4. Is the three update and then decision trend holding up?


Same - EA applicant, complete 11/16 and updated today to 12/4. Good luck!

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

Postby Easy-E » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:30 am

DaRascal wrote:wishing I had scored about two points higher on the LSAT. Oh god... Oh god... Oh god... :cry:


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

Postby Paraflam » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:31 am

ks2499 wrote:Same - EA applicant, complete 11/16 and updated today to 12/4. Good luck!

You too! I'm likely headed for the deferral/ding pile with 166/3.75, though. What are your numbers?

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

Postby ks2499 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:53 am

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

Postby goden » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:54 am

ks2499 wrote:
Paraflam wrote:
ks2499 wrote:Same - EA applicant, complete 11/16 and updated today to 12/4. Good luck!

You too! I'm likely headed for the deferral/ding pile with 166/3.75, though. What are your numbers?


Same here, 167/3.5. I think my GPA is probably just too low for them. Hoping my 6 years WE convince them otherwise...

+1 (167/3.64)

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

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:57 am

Paraflam wrote:
ks2499 wrote:Same - EA applicant, complete 11/16 and updated today to 12/4. Good luck!

You too! I'm likely headed for the deferral/ding pile with 166/3.75, though. What are your numbers?

I went complete 11/7 and my date just changed to 12/4. 3.4/172...Does Cornell like splitters?! I feel like I should already know the answer to this question.

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

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:58 am

Also does Cornell admit via status checker, email, or what?

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

Postby ph5354a » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:01 pm

goden wrote:
ks2499 wrote:
Paraflam wrote:
ks2499 wrote:Same - EA applicant, complete 11/16 and updated today to 12/4. Good luck!

You too! I'm likely headed for the deferral/ding pile with 166/3.75, though. What are your numbers?


Same here, 167/3.5. I think my GPA is probably just too low for them. Hoping my 6 years WE convince them otherwise...

+1 (167/3.64)


Oh hi friends, 3.61/166. My status date is still at 11/19 though.

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

Postby ks2499 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:05 pm

francesfarmer wrote:
Paraflam wrote:
ks2499 wrote:Same - EA applicant, complete 11/16 and updated today to 12/4. Good luck!

You too! I'm likely headed for the deferral/ding pile with 166/3.75, though. What are your numbers?

I went complete 11/7 and my date just changed to 12/4. 3.4/172...Does Cornell like splitters?! I feel like I should already know the answer to this question.


According to LSN, they don't like people below 3.3. With that LSAT, I think you have a very good chance.

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

Postby Ramius » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:05 pm

Another update here. 11/15, 11/26, 12/4 so far. They say EA decisions will be by mid to late December, but that should definitely be before Christmas, right?

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

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:41 pm

matthewsean85 wrote:Another update here. 11/15, 11/26, 12/4 so far. They say EA decisions will be by mid to late December, but that should definitely be before Christmas, right?

here too... initial complete on 11/5, updates to 11/15 and 12/4... decisions soon, maybe?

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

Postby lsatprepguy » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:58 pm

had my third status update today, my second was on 11/7.

Hopefully the mail will bring good news and not bad.

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

Postby jrstephens1991 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:00 pm

Got my notice of completion today finally...

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

Postby timeandspace11 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:18 pm

ks2499 wrote:
Paraflam wrote:
ks2499 wrote:Same - EA applicant, complete 11/16 and updated today to 12/4. Good luck!

You too! I'm likely headed for the deferral/ding pile with 166/3.75, though. What are your numbers?


Same here, 167/3.5. I think my GPA is probably just too low for them. Hoping my 6 years WE convince them otherwise...


I feel the same way, 168/3.55

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

Postby orbbs » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:32 pm

lsatprepguy wrote:had my third status update today, my second was on 11/7.

Hopefully the mail will bring good news and not bad.


Same here. Here's to hoping for good news soon.

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

Postby gate08 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:20 pm

orbbs wrote:
lsatprepguy wrote:had my third status update today, my second was on 11/7.

Hopefully the mail will bring good news and not bad.


Same here. Here's to hoping for good news soon.


Sorry if this has been answered, but does the third update rule include the complete date? I also had updates today and 11/7.

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

Postby Eichörnchen » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:05 pm

francesfarmer wrote:Also does Cornell admit via status checker, email, or what?

I found out via email

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

Postby drh_104 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:46 pm

In via email! 171/3.75

Really wasn't expecting a decision so soon! I was invited to apply for the Dean's Scholarship- 50k/year. Does anyone know if/when other merit aid offers come from Cornell, or is this it?

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

Postby lsatprepguy » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:48 pm

Accepted via email just now, considered for dean scholarship, Excited!




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