Penn Waitlist 2013

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Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby mesadurvadc » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:35 pm

I visited the campus last week, and don't tell my boyfriend :oops: , but I think I fell in love.

From previous threads, it looks like Penn does use their waitlist, but the amount of use varies significantly from year to year.

Penn Waitlist 2012: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=180069

Penn Waitlist 2011: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=145779

Penn Waitlist 2010: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=102604

There are useful breakdowns of the numbers from the last few years of LSN WL>Acceptances in the 2012 thread as well as discussion:

cogitoergosum wrote:Penn has years where they take LOTS off the waitlist, and other years where they take almost nobody. As I'm seeing it, I think our shot at Penn will largely depend on what kind of year this is. In my terrible neurosis, I've compiled some LSN data trying to find some statistical basis for a prediction about what this year's WL movement will look like. I can't say there's anything compelling here, but maybe one of you will see something I'm not.

Hoping this is a good WL year!

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2005/2006

Accepted: 212
Accepted -> Attending: 37
Accepted -> Withdrawn: 105
% Accepted -> Withdrawn: 49.5%
Waitlisted: 140
Waitlisted -> Withdrawn: 50

WL -> Accepted: 14


2006/2007

Accepted: 204
Accepted -> Attending: 32
Accepted -> Withdrawn: 118
% Accepted -> Withdrawn: 57.8%
Waitlisted: 270
Waitlisted -> Withdrawn: 106

WL -> Accepted: 26


2007/2008

Accepted: 219
Accepted -> Attending: 30
Accepted -> Withdrawn: 111
% Accepted -> Withdrawn: 50.7
Waitlisted: 229
Waitlisted -> Withdrawn: 106

WL -> Accepted: 17


2008/2009

Accepted: 162
Accepted -> Attending: 31
Accepted -> Withdrawn: 79
% Accepted -> Withdrawn: 48.8
Waitlisted: 246
Waitlisted -> Withdrawn: 112

WL -> Accepted: 3


2009/2010

Accepted: 192
Accepted -> Attending: 36
Accepted -> Withdrawn: 82
% Accepted -> Withdrawn: 42.7
Waitlisted: 221
Waitlisted -> Withdrawn: 118

WL -> Accepted: 8


2010/2011

Accepted: 165
Accepted -> Attending: 30
Accepted -> Withdrawn: 71
% Accepted -> Withdrawn: 43.0
Waitlisted: 152
Waitlisted -> Withdrawn: 84

WL -> Accepted: 2


2011/2012 (as of April 26, 9:00am)

Accepted: 184
Accepted -> Attending: 27
Accepted -> Withdrawn: 70
% Accepted -> Withdrawn: 38.0%
Waitlisted: 221
Waitlisted -> Withdrawn: 107

WL -> Accepted: ?????

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The only thing that I think might be taken to mean something positive for us is that we're still five days pre-deadline, and the % Accepted -> Withdrawn number is already creeping up close to the last two years' numbers.

(usual caveats regarding LSN imperfections etc. apply)


I'm just hoping that someone can help me get to mid-May and the rest of the way through the summer...

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby Lighthouseman » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:07 pm

Thanks a lot for making this. Checking in. Willing to ride this one out a while!

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby mesadurvadc » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:31 pm

Lighthouseman wrote:Thanks a lot for making this. Checking in. Willing to ride this one out a while!


Just happy I'm not completely alone. Are there not that many of us this year or did we get WL before the wave?

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Lighthouseman
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Re: Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby Lighthouseman » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:01 am

Seems like a bunch of LSN. Penn is quite heavy-handed with the wait list.

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby Belgorn » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:17 pm

Yeah, I get the feeling this is a pretty large, UVA-style wait list. But there's always hope.

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby mesadurvadc » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:02 pm

Did either of you do a Why Penn when applying?

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Belgorn
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Re: Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby Belgorn » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:11 pm

mesadurvadc wrote:Did either of you do a Why Penn when applying?


I did not. My personal statement was similar to one of the additional essay topics they had though. I also sent an updated resume to them while I was under review that had some specific reasons for my interest in Penn in the email.

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby moonman157 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:20 pm

Sent in an LOCI asking if there was any chance we would hear back before mid-May. No response. What should I do?

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby Rory19 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:23 pm

This may just be my first choice...riding this one out as well.

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby CaptainLeela » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:38 pm

I will be riding. How did everyone interpret the 2 page essay topic "of your choice"? Did that mean anything under the sun? Or the optional essay topics not answered in your original application?

I LOVE Penn and plan on being pretty assertive on this WL, hoping for lots of movement this year.

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby Simplicity » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:49 pm

Waitlisted as of yesterday. And I was hoping to get a pretty large scholarship from Penn.

oh well. what can ya do?

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby CaptainLeela » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:52 pm

Simplicity wrote:Waitlisted as of yesterday. And I was hoping to get a pretty large scholarship from Penn.

oh well. what can ya do?


Surely YP. Did you write a Why Penn?

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby Rlabo » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:32 pm

Checking in

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby shifty_eyed » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:34 am

Checking in-- definitely not a YP. Don't know whether to be hopeful or not!!!

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby TorturedApplicant » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:32 pm

Checking In.

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby moneyball026 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:50 pm

count me in for the ride

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby gravitygravity » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:52 pm

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby TripTrip » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:57 pm

Simplicity wrote:Waitlisted as of yesterday. And I was hoping to get a pretty large scholarship from Penn.

oh well. what can ya do?

I'll hang wit' ya.

I'm not withdrawing in case they do something outrageous like recycle Levys on the WL, but most likely I will be at UVA instead.

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TorturedApplicant
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Re: Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby TorturedApplicant » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:53 pm

Is anyone alive out there?

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby TripTrip » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:57 pm

TorturedApplicant wrote:Is anyone alive out there?

I'm WL-->Accept right now, just waiting for an answer on scholarship money.


ETA: See here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=207411&start=75#p6786337
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Re: Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby TorturedApplicant » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:03 am

TripTrip wrote:
TorturedApplicant wrote:Is anyone alive out there?

I'm WL-->Accept right now, just waiting for an answer on scholarship money.


Congratulations! Did you write a LOCI and/or two-page essay?

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CMHCLT
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Re: Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby CMHCLT » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:10 am

Good luck, all. Hoping for good news in a few weeks

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby omegaomega » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:10 am

Why the Penn Waitlist thread for this year is so quite?

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby senorhosh » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:00 pm

omegaomega wrote:Why the Penn Waitlist thread for this year is so quite?


Probably because of the lack of news and info.

I check this thread (along with the applicant thread) everyday but have nothing to contribute most of the time.

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Re: Penn Waitlist 2013

Postby quantum_leaps » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:59 pm

senorhosh wrote:
omegaomega wrote:Why the Penn Waitlist thread for this year is so quite?


Probably because of the lack of news and info.

I check this thread (along with the applicant thread) everyday but have nothing to contribute most of the time.



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