Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

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Hjones33
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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby Hjones33 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:02 am

Is Notre Dame known for yp? Got rejected with a LSAT well above median, GPA at median, URM, and some decent softs. Kind of surprised, applied to a few schools outside of the t-14 hoping for a full ride because I want to go into government work. Anyone else get rejected with numbers that would be thought of as an auto admit?

I have no clue if this has anything to do with it, but I did put atheist as religion.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby cgw » Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:36 am

Hjones33 wrote:Is Notre Dame known for yp? Got rejected with a LSAT well above median, GPA at median, URM, and some decent softs. Kind of surprised, applied to a few schools outside of the t-14 hoping for a full ride because I want to go into government work. Anyone else get rejected with numbers that would be thought of as an auto admit?

I have no clue if this has anything to do with it, but I did put atheist as religion.


No idea about their yp preferences, but I put non-religious on my app and was admitted so I don't think that has anything to do with it.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby JesusChrist » Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:41 am

ndirish2010 wrote:We do this every year and it seems to work out fine. I think admissions knows what they are doing. Good luck to those on the WL though!


Depends on what you mean by fine? Declining LSATs and rising in GPA tend to signal the opposite of 'fine' for a law school's ontological health. But that's what's happening with ND's odd yield protection game.

Of course, there's no clear evidence that their YP is the cause of the changes in numbers. But it's satisfying to think that it is :D

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby Paraflam » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:43 am

anteater1 wrote:
Paraflam wrote:
acs507 wrote:Waitlisted. 3.7, 167, Non-URM.

I think this is going to backfire in their faces. It seems like they're waitlisting a LOT of people that have good numbers for them, in the hopes that many of these auto-admits they've let in will matriculate. In the meantime, the people they're waitlisting are getting accepted by schools who aren't playing this game, and by the time ND starts pulling from their waitlist (late April), many of those people will already have seat deposits down at other schools.


TITCR, I was really interested in NDU but other schools have been much more welcoming and it's swaying my interest.

Exactly.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby ndirish2010 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:45 pm

JesusChrist wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:We do this every year and it seems to work out fine. I think admissions knows what they are doing. Good luck to those on the WL though!


Depends on what you mean by fine? Declining LSATs and rising in GPA tend to signal the opposite of 'fine' for a law school's ontological health. But that's what's happening with ND's odd yield protection game.

Of course, there's no clear evidence that their YP is the cause of the changes in numbers. But it's satisfying to think that it is :D


Every school has declining LSATs, there is nothing that we can do about this. Finally, less people are applying to law school. The pool of 168+ people has declined, and thus NDLS is getting fewer of them as well. My guess is that our median will still be 166, but if it drops to 165, that is not going to do anything to the school's reputation. Though admissions is obviously a numbers game, they do their best to identify who wants to be here and who doesn't. Don't take it personally if you are above medians and you didn't get in.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby gatorfan163287 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:47 pm

Got my letter today in the mail. Waitlisted. 3.67/165 Non-URM. Oh well.

Not sure what their strategy is as others have alluded to in the previous page. I am just below one median and just above the other. Others in this forum that were just waitlisted as well have even better numbers than I do and definitely should have been admitted. Maybe they think getting into the national championship game and getting blown out by Bama will make the people they've admitted with high numbers actually go there instead of a lower T-14 school :wink: .

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby a-quad » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:36 am

Got scholarship! 22k a year! (169/3.87/non-URM)

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby Presidentjlh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:18 pm

Waitlisted, surprisingly. A little below both medians.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby hneedle » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:13 pm

Throw me in with the other waitlisted applicants! 167/3.92

I was always interested in Notre Dame as an undergrad and would love to go, but I think with this decision I'll be looking elsewhere.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby JesusChrist » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:42 am

hneedle wrote:Throw me in with the other waitlisted applicants! 167/3.92

I was always interested in Notre Dame as an undergrad and would love to go, but I think with this decision I'll be looking elsewhere.


Wow, I'm thoroughly surprised.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby Xs20 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:09 am

Checking in. Waitlisted a few weeks ago.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby anteater1 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:55 pm

JesusChrist wrote:
hneedle wrote:Throw me in with the other waitlisted applicants! 167/3.92

I was always interested in Notre Dame as an undergrad and would love to go, but I think with this decision I'll be looking elsewhere.


Wow, I'm thoroughly surprised.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby nm_stech » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:05 pm

This thread is encouraging. I was waitlisted with 169/3.74, and immediately went through my application to see if I had a typo in my personal statement. Really confused.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby nsideirish » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:21 pm

nm_stech wrote:This thread is encouraging. I was waitlisted with 169/3.74, and immediately went through my application to see if I had a typo in my personal statement. Really confused.


Did you write a "Why ND"?

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby JesusChrist » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:07 pm

Also weightlisted with a 166/3.3

I'm not too bummed and it looks like I'm in good company! Didn't write a Why ND essay tho.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby CMHCLT » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:52 am

Accepted + $$
167/3.60
Why ND
NonURM

Waiting on other apps before deciding :?

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby LuckyIrish2 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:43 am

Current 1L here if you have questions. Also those of you pondering the possible yp practices should know ND for better or worse places a ton of weight on personality. If you don't write a why ND it's crazy unlikely you will get in and once you hit the medians it is more beneficial to be an interesting person that have extra gpa or LSAT points. It's not YP it's just a different way to pick people.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby Mr.Binks » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:31 pm

Hjones33 wrote:Is Notre Dame known for yp? Got rejected with a LSAT well above median, GPA at median, URM, and some decent softs. Kind of surprised, applied to a few schools outside of the t-14 hoping for a full ride because I want to go into government work. Anyone else get rejected with numbers that would be thought of as an auto admit?

I have no clue if this has anything to do with it, but I did put atheist as religion.


I was W/Led with above average GPA and LSAT. I was pretty surprised, as I also thought I'd be autoadmit. I think it might have something with not writing the "Why ND" essay.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby zackw618 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:46 pm

Status just updated to "decision made". I applied in early December. Now just to anxiously wait on the mail....

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby scaredredpanda » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:27 pm

My decision was mailed today. I'm not expecting too much since I didn't write a "Why ND." 169/3.55

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby jing87 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:55 am

Decision made today,crossing fingers...

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby rooneydbc » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:51 pm

Accepted with scholarship.

3.15/166
Did a Why ND?
Non-URM

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby Justitia16 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:17 pm

rooneydbc wrote:Accepted with scholarship.

3.15/166
Did a Why ND?
Non-URM


When did it say a decision was made on status checker?
Has anybody with a 1/8 decision made update received their decision via mail yet???
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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby JesusChrist » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:19 pm

rooneydbc wrote:Accepted with scholarship.

3.15/166
Did a Why ND?
Non-URM


Wow, those why ND essays seem to be clinchers.

EDIT: I'm sorry if that sounds snide. I'm not trying to be a queen.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby UMich11 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:21 pm

if waitlisted are we stuck until april, or will they review earlier?




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