Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby koalacity » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:39 am

Yikes, the troops are getting restless.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby wealtheow » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:41 am

andapieceoftoast wrote:
wealtheow wrote:i want to post the willy wonka pic but i'm too sleepy still.


The joke would really be on us.


i dunno... i think joke's on op if he misses penn's deadline banking on s at this point :lol:

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby Constantine » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:44 am

love4life29 wrote:
chizzy wrote:
love4life29 wrote:Given that they are making us wait til 10 days before deposits are due almost everywhere, I doubt they consider us big losses. Otherwise they would have probably just accepted us earlier with the other 99.9% of the class. According to LSN, approximately the same # of people have been accepted this year already as have been accepted the previous two years.


but why hold people till the bitter end?


They're probably just deciding between waitlists and rejects, and don't have a lot of incentive to move quickly.


Sad but true. In my opinion this is kind of a dick move though. I would hope that a school like Stanford would still care about our impression of them, which to be honest has gone downhill because of this process.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby Chalupa-Batman » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:52 am

Constantine wrote:
love4life29 wrote:
chizzy wrote:
love4life29 wrote:Given that they are making us wait til 10 days before deposits are due almost everywhere, I doubt they consider us big losses. Otherwise they would have probably just accepted us earlier with the other 99.9% of the class. According to LSN, approximately the same # of people have been accepted this year already as have been accepted the previous two years.


but why hold people till the bitter end?


They're probably just deciding between waitlists and rejects, and don't have a lot of incentive to move quickly.


Sad but true. In my opinion this is kind of a dick move though. I would hope that a school like Stanford would still care about our impression of them, which to be honest has gone downhill because of this process.

You guys really think they put that much thought into that? Data says they accept less than 10% of their wl. Seems like a waste of time to deliberate over who gets the dubious honor.

Wouldn't it make more sense to wl based on stats and then so more through review when it comes time to do acceptances off the wl?

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby wealtheow » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:00 pm

Chalupa-Batman wrote:You guys really think they put that much thought into that? Data says they accept less than 10% of their wl. Seems like a waste of time to deliberate over who gets the dubious honor.

Wouldn't it make more sense to wl based on stats and then so more through review when it comes time to do acceptances off the wl?


i can't speak for stanford, but i do know that the wl process here at MY institution is brutal (and there are years we take no one from the wl). the committee rages with one another to reach a consensus (and this is a group of people who genuinely like one another) - they are locked in a room for hours on end deliberating on who to keep and who to outright reject, oftentimes with explicit instructions from directors and deans - "we have 20 left - get it to 10," for instance. and of course each committee member may have his or her own "favorites" for whom they are advocating. it's tough.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby EquallyWrong » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:18 pm

lastsamurai wrote:
ianfaircloud wrote:Thanks for the replies. I'm not confident that Stanford will admit me, but I'm optimistic. I haven't written it off, for sure. It just looks like Stanford likes the non-trads, people with degrees, "experience," etc. I can sense a lot of frustration in this thread on Stanford's taking its time.

Just to be clear: There's no H vs S vs Y thing here. I'm not suggesting that one is *objectively* better than the other. I'm suggesting that, for most people, H is going to be subjectively better than S. Hence my question. Get it? That's why I said, "For me, it's Yale, Harvard, Stanford, in that order." I assumed it's that for most people. But for people who are entertaining a Stanford over a Harvard offer, I would love to hear your thoughts on this.


Maybe work on your internet tone a bit (see bold text above).

To answer the bolded question, even if it was meant to be condescending, no...but that's fine. I'm not someone who gets interested in Team Harvard vs. Team Stanford fan fiction. Maybe check the choosing a law school section for Harvard vs. Stanford topics.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby Chalupa-Batman » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:26 pm

wealtheow wrote:
i can't speak for stanford, but i do know that the wl process here at MY institution is brutal (and there are years we take no one from the wl). the committee rages with one another to reach a consensus (and this is a group of people who genuinely like one another) - they are locked in a room for hours on end deliberating on who to keep and who to outright reject, oftentimes with explicit instructions from directors and deans - "we have 20 left - get it to 10," for instance. and of course each committee member may have his or her own "favorites" for whom they are advocating. it's tough.

I stand corrected. My alternative theory is that it's some sort of deal or no deal process.

I hope someone is yelling at someone on my behalf.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby Kimikho » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:44 pm

Chalupa-Batman wrote:
wealtheow wrote:
i can't speak for stanford, but i do know that the wl process here at MY institution is brutal (and there are years we take no one from the wl). the committee rages with one another to reach a consensus (and this is a group of people who genuinely like one another) - they are locked in a room for hours on end deliberating on who to keep and who to outright reject, oftentimes with explicit instructions from directors and deans - "we have 20 left - get it to 10," for instance. and of course each committee member may have his or her own "favorites" for whom they are advocating. it's tough.

I stand corrected. My alternative theory is that it's some sort of deal or no deal process.

I hope someone is yelling at someone on my behalf.


Is there any reason for this? It's not like waitlists are binding for schools.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby wealtheow » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:51 pm

scoobers wrote:
Chalupa-Batman wrote:
wealtheow wrote:
i can't speak for stanford, but i do know that the wl process here at MY institution is brutal (and there are years we take no one from the wl). the committee rages with one another to reach a consensus (and this is a group of people who genuinely like one another) - they are locked in a room for hours on end deliberating on who to keep and who to outright reject, oftentimes with explicit instructions from directors and deans - "we have 20 left - get it to 10," for instance. and of course each committee member may have his or her own "favorites" for whom they are advocating. it's tough.

I stand corrected. My alternative theory is that it's some sort of deal or no deal process.

I hope someone is yelling at someone on my behalf.


Is there any reason for this? It's not like waitlists are binding for schools.


i'm not entirely sure, but i think it does have something to do with the general unpredictability of yield... and keeping selectivity % in the right vicinity. you don't want anyone on the waitlist you wouldn't actually admit, but you also don't want to have to pull too many from the waitlist... and, i do think there is a fairness/human component involved, i.e., if a student has the qualifications but there simply is no more room, is it actually fair/reasonable to reject them? (the answer here, at least, is no)

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby drawstring » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:02 pm

Is that a law school theo/wealth/weal (never sure how to read your name)?

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:12 pm

drawstring wrote:Is that a law school theo/wealth/weal (never sure how to read your name)?


I always saw it as a rich cat's meow. wealth-eow

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby wealtheow » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:17 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
drawstring wrote:Is that a law school theo/wealth/weal (never sure how to read your name)?


I always saw it as a rich cat's meow. wealth-eow



LOL. no, it's private undergrad.

and to clarify, it's way-all-thay-oh, the only lady character in beowulf. :oops: :oops: im a loser.

<3 that take on it though, t-14

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:29 pm

wealtheow wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:
drawstring wrote:Is that a law school theo/wealth/weal (never sure how to read your name)?


I always saw it as a rich cat's meow. wealth-eow



LOL. no, it's private undergrad.

and to clarify, it's way-all-thay-oh, the only lady character in beowulf. :oops: :oops: im a loser.

<3 that take on it though, t-14


lol the fancy cat avatar had me convinced

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby drawstring » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:31 pm

That's a unicorn I believe......these are fancy cats

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:38 pm

drawstring wrote:That's a unicorn I believe......these are fancy cats

[img]purr[/img]

[img]meow[/img]


It's a cat riding a unicorn. Only the fanciest of cats has a unicorn for a steed. It's called pusheen I think

Image

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby drawstring » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:38 pm

omg how did I miss that? I thought it was a saddle :lol:

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:40 pm

drawstring wrote:omg how did I miss that? I thought it was a saddle :lol:


I can only imagine how stupid you thought I was for thinking a unicorn was a cat

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby Chalupa-Batman » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:42 pm

wealtheow wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:
drawstring wrote:Is that a law school theo/wealth/weal (never sure how to read your name)?


I always saw it as a rich cat's meow. wealth-eow



LOL. no, it's private undergrad.

and to clarify, it's way-all-thay-oh, the only lady character in beowulf. :oops: :oops: im a loser.

<3 that take on it though, t-14

Hwaet! Not the only lady character if you watch the terrible movie. Then there's golden angelina jolie for some reason.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby hellomellow » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:48 pm

I just called Stanford. they said they are still making straight acceptances and are trying to finish by the 30th. sounded like they were behind though.

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Postby Mack.Hambleton » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:49 pm

hellomellow wrote:I just called Stanford. they said they are still making straight acceptances and are trying to finish by the 30th. sounded like they were behind though.


Nice work!

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby drawstring » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:49 pm

hellomellow wrote:I just called Stanford. they said they are still making straight acceptances



Yes!

Thanks for calling again hm.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:49 pm

hellomellow wrote:I just called Stanford. they said they are still making straight acceptances and are trying to finish by the 30th. sounded like they were behind though.


waow

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby Power_of_Facing » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:53 pm

Thanks for calling.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby Kimikho » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:54 pm

hellomellow wrote:I just called Stanford. they said they are still making straight acceptances and are trying to finish by the 30th. sounded like they were behind though.


Thank you!

I don't exactly believe this though :| Like, I don't see why they would lie, but I could see the person answering the phone being told "as long as we are reviewing apps we can make straight acceptances"

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby Power_of_Facing » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:56 pm

For those of us in the land of radio silence: what about your application do you think it is that has kept you still in the running this far? I'm banking on the Ford's abiding concern for the exquisitely crafted personal statement.




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