Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby 03152016 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:09 pm

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:12 pm

Yea I wouldn't "revoke" an ED offer. Still, there isnt all that much substantive difference between opportunities from the two schools. Its still a great outcome to get NYU.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Audeamus » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:06 pm

CLS 1L as well! Dropping in to join my comrades in wishing ya'll luck!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby lunaraeon » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:03 pm

Audeamus wrote:CLS 1L as well! Dropping in to join my comrades in wishing ya'll luck!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby drawstring » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:05 am

Checking in.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby 04102014 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:38 pm

Submitted my ED application last night 8)

Should be good for lolz if nothing else.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby phillywc » Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:41 pm

Using post 700 to wish y'all good luck.

ETA: Also me.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby moopness » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:37 pm

checking in. I'm thinking of EDing next week with my 3.4 175, but I also took the test three times with a 171 (1st) and 169 (2nd). Anyone think that it'll hurt?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby JWP1022 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:54 am

Checking in! Thinking about ED with 3.7/171 and very good work experience.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby wtrc » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:13 am

Checking in, but waiting to apply until 2 LoR's get in already. 3.8X/174 (3rd take)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby wtrc » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:31 am

Is everyone doing the "supplemental statement," even if not a URM?

Also, seeing the $83,000 estimated cost of attendance per year in the instructions kinda was chilling

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby jk148706 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:08 am

wtrc wrote:seeing the $83,000 estimated cost of attendance per year in the instructions kinda was chilling


:shock: :shock:

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby 04102014 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:22 am

wtrc wrote:Is everyone doing the "supplemental statement," even if not a URM?

Also, seeing the $83,000 estimated cost of attendance per year in the instructions kinda was chilling


I did the supplemental and attached several addenda. Go big or gtfo.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby dglenn26 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:43 pm

wtrc wrote:Is everyone doing the "supplemental statement," even if not a URM?

Also, seeing the $83,000 estimated cost of attendance per year in the instructions kinda was chilling



Yeah this is a good question. I really do not have anything too interesting about my background to write about so I don't want to write something just for the heck of it and waste the reader's time. Also writing a why essay for a top 5 school is pretty pointless, so I don't know what to do? I don't want to be the only one not adding a supplement but also don't have anything too meaningful to add compared to others.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby neprep » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:54 pm

Checking in after getting my October score. Waiting on final edits on my résumé and still have to finish up my PS before applying with a 173.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Nonconsecutive » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:05 pm

jk148706 wrote:
wtrc wrote:seeing the $83,000 estimated cost of attendance per year in the instructions kinda was chilling


:shock: :shock:


Ditto

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:04 am

Nonconsecutive wrote:
jk148706 wrote:
wtrc wrote:seeing the $83,000 estimated cost of attendance per year in the instructions kinda was chilling


:shock: :shock:


Ditto


don't let it freak you out. It's just because New York is insanely expensive. You don't notice it as a single hit, its a constant heightened expense for living in the city. NYC has its perks, though. You spend a little more, live a little better. If you really want to bum it out and live cheap, there are ways to cut down that $83K. Living in a cheap, small town with little culture, little cuisine ect. would be inevitably less expensive.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:18 am

Checking in - went LSAC complete today.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby ph5354a » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:39 am

jbagelboy wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:
jk148706 wrote:
wtrc wrote:seeing the $83,000 estimated cost of attendance per year in the instructions kinda was chilling


:shock: :shock:


Ditto


don't let it freak you out. It's just because New York is insanely expensive. You don't notice it as a single hit, its a constant heightened expense for living in the city. NYC has its perks, though. You spend a little more, live a little better. If you really want to bum it out and live cheap, there are ways to cut down that $83K. Living in a cheap, small town with little culture, little cuisine ect. would be inevitably less expensive.


^ seconded. Depending on your housing needs, it's pretty easy to live below that. I've found it pretty doable to limit expenses, it just takes a little more work than it would in other areas (search out cheap happy hours, haul ass down to Trader Joe's, limit cab rides etc.). Just because you're in New York doesn't mean you have to live like Blair Waldorf.

Also, don't freak out too much about the COA until you get your financial aid package and know how much you'll actually be taking out in loans. If you're around the medians, chances are you'll get something to take the edge off.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby drawstring » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:16 pm

Complete!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:32 pm

3.57 / 173 with 2 years WE as CPA - should I have done ED? I keep seeing some people w/ numbers similar or better who did ED. My goal is to be in DC, NYC, or Chicago Biglaw. I would be happy at other schools like UVA, NYU, Penn, UChi, Northwestern, etc. which is why I didn't ED.

Do I have a shot at Columbia RD?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby drawstring » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:37 pm

lawschool22 wrote:3.57 / 173 with 2 years WE as CPA - should I have done ED? I keep seeing some people w/ numbers similar or better who did ED. My goal is to be in DC, NYC, or Chicago Biglaw. I would be happy at other schools like UVA, NYU, Penn, UChi, Northwestern, etc. which is why I didn't ED.

Do I have a shot at Columbia RD?


MYLSN suggests you do, though the sample size is low.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:44 pm

drawstring wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:3.57 / 173 with 2 years WE as CPA - should I have done ED? I keep seeing some people w/ numbers similar or better who did ED. My goal is to be in DC, NYC, or Chicago Biglaw. I would be happy at other schools like UVA, NYU, Penn, UChi, Northwestern, etc. which is why I didn't ED.

Do I have a shot at Columbia RD?


MYLSN suggests you do, though the sample size is low.


Thanks for checking. I'm always worried I'm not using MyLSN correctly. Do you use the automatic feature or custom ranges...and if so who do you determine an appropriate range? I'm sure there is a "best practice" on how to use that site, but I have not yet found info on that...

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby drawstring » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:01 pm

I try to keep the range fairly tight while maximizing sample size, which means a lot of playing around with numbers. I also try to be mindful of what the 25-50-75s are, as creating a range that includes below, at, and above median values can make the results seem more or less favorable than they really are. So, if you're a 169 and you do a range of 169-171 for a school with a 170 median, you may get back results that seem favorable when in reality everyone below median got dinged and everyone at or above median got in. Of course, you can always look at the users who compose the cases to see if that's the true.

I also think that including each of the past few cycles may lead to figures that underestimate your chances; Columbia's LSAT numbers have dropped, so your 173 is more valuable now than it was a few years ago.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby 04102014 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:49 pm

Where are my other EDers at?




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