Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:35 pm

ssanonymous wrote:
LSATSCORES2012 wrote:
je12345 wrote:Mine aren't acceptance rates, but percentage of the total admits. So if you add up the vertical columns, they'll all add up to 100% (rounding errors notwithstanding) .So for example, of all of the applicants Stanford accepted, 21.5% of them scored between a 165 and a 169. (In other words, I don't care who was rejected or waitlisted--I'm only looking at the universe of those accepted to these schools.)

Oh, okay, interesting way to look at it. Of course, you're assuming that all three schools get a similar number of applicants in each range. Here's the data on total applicants in each range:

LSAT Range | Harvard | Yale | Stanford
160-164 | 12% | 10% | 11%
165-169 | 30% | 23% | 33%
170-174 | 41% | 45% | 41%
175-180 | 17% | 22% | 15%


Based on this, it looks like Stanford just has less high quality applicants than Harvard or Yale. Of course, this difference isn't quite as significant as the difference shown in the percentage of admits, so perhaps it's a result of both factors. Very interesting information, either way.


Disagree. But, you're right, they have less with the highest LSAT scores.


This makes me feel sad. But then why does SLS have the same/better employment/clerking outcomes? You can't explain that!

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby zabava » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:40 pm

helix23 wrote:"we've made our final decisions" could mean that they've decided to accept you and haven't gotten around to calling you/changing the font size of your email...


wait, all final decisions have been made???

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby Anonymous4444 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:41 pm

zabava wrote:
helix23 wrote:"we've made our final decisions" could mean that they've decided to accept you and haven't gotten around to calling you/changing the font size of your email...


wait, all final decisions have been made???


no one really knows

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby TripTrip » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:42 pm

I agree with MOTM. The LSAT is the best predictor of how good someone is and can be.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby wert3813 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:44 pm

What do yall think Obama made on the LSAT. Remember medians were very different back then.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby jselson » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:12 pm

Obama was the best law student in history.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:13 pm

jselson wrote:Obama was the best law student in history.


And to think, you might actually believe this bahahahaha :D

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby jmorrisumn » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:17 pm

wert3813 wrote:What do yall think Obama made on the LSAT. Remember medians were very different back then.


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=obama+lsat+score

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Postby onix » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:21 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
jselson wrote:Obama was the best law student in history.


And to think, you might actually believe this bahahahaha :D


May not the best, but a good one, was the president of their Law Review. That is respectable in most accounts.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby whereskyle » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:32 pm

jselson wrote:Obama was the best law student in history.

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Handsomeness >>>>>>>>> Law School Attended

When predicting electoral success

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby wert3813 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:34 pm

jmorrisumn wrote:
wert3813 wrote:What do yall think Obama made on the LSAT. Remember medians were very different back then.


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=obama+lsat+score


If I thought it was any chance in hell that you could find that on google I would have. Most reputable Brebart article I've ever seen. And fascinating.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:53 pm

its been evident for some time that stanford accepts lower LSATs; its part of their index. However, I think this comes along with a stricter floor for UGPA. While HLS's 25ths are usually only a couple points shy of Stanfords, i think once you dip below 3.75, chances drop very quickly to epsilon at stanford whereas at HLS you can stay competitive with a killer LSAT. Kind of fits in with the data presented. I know its a very rough metric, but when candidates such as myself and others with similar gpa's run our stats on LSP and LSAC, we always have better shots at harvard -- in fact, as a non-urm, my GPA gets a 0% chance at SLS last I checked (which is based on previous acceptances I believe). Somehow I'm still not DLS tho (fingers crossed), probably only because of STEM course selection and upward trend.

you probably know all this, point is, I don't think the statement that stanford admits a lower standard of applicant, even on a strictly quantitative measure, is justified, and certainly not relevant to any given applicant applying to both institutions

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby TripTrip » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:53 pm

wert3813 wrote:
jmorrisumn wrote:
wert3813 wrote:What do yall think Obama made on the LSAT. Remember medians were very different back then.


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=obama+lsat+score


If I thought it was any chance in hell that you could find that on google I would have. Most reputable Brebart article I've ever seen. And fascinating.

+1

My new claim to fame is that I have a higher LSAT score than Obama.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby carboncopyx » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:32 pm

TrustInMusic wrote:The analysis is, I think, right on the money. We've seen throughout this cycle (and previous ones too) that S tends to accept California-based applicants. I think the move to accept lower LSAT applicants is in line with the California strategy of boosting yield rate. LOCIs also seem to be a "plus" in the application to Stanford, as well as targeted LORs - showing their concern for yield rate.

Ugh, I don't understand why Stanford hasn't done anything with my app, then! If S tends to accept California-based applicants, I feel like that should give me a boost since I'm from there and my permanent address is still there. I don't understand why S doesn't love me or hate me--stone-cold indifference, that's the worst. :(

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby whitemamba » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:22 pm

carboncopyx wrote:
TrustInMusic wrote:The analysis is, I think, right on the money. We've seen throughout this cycle (and previous ones too) that S tends to accept California-based applicants. I think the move to accept lower LSAT applicants is in line with the California strategy of boosting yield rate. LOCIs also seem to be a "plus" in the application to Stanford, as well as targeted LORs - showing their concern for yield rate.

Ugh, I don't understand why Stanford hasn't done anything with my app, then! If S tends to accept California-based applicants, I feel like that should give me a boost since I'm from there and my permanent address is still there. I don't understand why S doesn't love me or hate me--stone-cold indifference, that's the worst. :(



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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby helix23 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:24 pm

this thread sucks

Eta: WHAT ELSE IS NEW, RIGHT?!

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby Jaqen » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:59 pm

whitemamba wrote:
carboncopyx wrote:
TrustInMusic wrote:The analysis is, I think, right on the money. We've seen throughout this cycle (and previous ones too) that S tends to accept California-based applicants. I think the move to accept lower LSAT applicants is in line with the California strategy of boosting yield rate. LOCIs also seem to be a "plus" in the application to Stanford, as well as targeted LORs - showing their concern for yield rate.

Ugh, I don't understand why Stanford hasn't done anything with my app, then! If S tends to accept California-based applicants, I feel like that should give me a boost since I'm from there and my permanent address is still there. I don't understand why S doesn't love me or hate me--stone-cold indifference, that's the worst. :(



Forget, Stanford. I love you. I'll never neglect. I'll keep you warm when Stanford is not around.

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Welp.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby sinfiery » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:02 pm

to put a face to the comment



stanford better have the decency to ding us before ASW

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby andreskicdo » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:36 am

submitted for review! what does this mean?!?!?

ugh Stanford seriously i think i have "submitted for review" etched in my retina...

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby chickpea » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:48 am

anyone think we'll get some decisions today?

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby dnptan » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:53 am

chickpea wrote:anyone think we'll get some decisions today?


My guess is it will start again next week, possibly the last "wave" before the individual once-in-a-blue-moon admits get in based on the number of admits that withdraw (soft WL). Then there's the actual WL.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/images/d ... anford.jpg

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby RSterling » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:55 am

dnptan wrote:
chickpea wrote:anyone think we'll get some decisions today?


My guess is it will start again next week, possibly the last "wave" before the individual once-in-a-blue-moon admits get in based on the number of admits that withdraw (soft WL). Then there's the actual WL.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/images/d ... anford.jpg

Yay post 100! I can put pictures now.


If we're getting any decisions today, it's DLS/WL. I doubt the office has time to start making calls today. They're all working on ASW.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby chickpea » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:57 am

RSterling wrote:
dnptan wrote:
chickpea wrote:anyone think we'll get some decisions today?


My guess is it will start again next week, possibly the last "wave" before the individual once-in-a-blue-moon admits get in based on the number of admits that withdraw (soft WL). Then there's the actual WL.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/images/d ... anford.jpg

Yay post 100! I can put pictures now.


If we're getting any decisions today, it's DLS/WL. I doubt the office has time to start making calls today. They're all working on ASW.


Right, that's a good point. Let's hope for good news next week then!

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby ssanonymous » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:32 am

chickpea wrote:
RSterling wrote:
dnptan wrote:
chickpea wrote:anyone think we'll get some decisions today?


My guess is it will start again next week, possibly the last "wave" before the individual once-in-a-blue-moon admits get in based on the number of admits that withdraw (soft WL). Then there's the actual WL.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/images/d ... anford.jpg

Yay post 100! I can put pictures now.


If we're getting any decisions today, it's DLS/WL. I doubt the office has time to start making calls today. They're all working on ASW.


Right, that's a good point. Let's hope for good news next week then!


Here's hoping everyone who goes to SLS ASW decides on HLS or YLS instead.

There's an east coast bias, y'all. Going to SLS is just going to hold you down in life! Don't doooooo it!

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