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

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RonMexico1
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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby RonMexico1 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:53 pm

Question - Is it true that Columbia has a 3.5 soft GPA floor? What if you are slightly below 3.5 with a LSAT over the 75? Just wondering if anyone has any information about this... I've seen excerpts of people talking about Columbia's 3.5 "soft" floor but don't know where they're getting that information from. From LSN it looks more like 3.4 is the floor.

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

Postby HouseTargaryen » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:01 pm

RonMexico1 wrote:Question - Is it true that Columbia has a 3.5 soft GPA floor? What if you are slightly below 3.5 with a LSAT over the 75? Just wondering if anyone has any information about this... I've seen excerpts of people talking about Columbia's 3.5 "soft" floor but don't know where they're getting that information from. From LSN it looks more like 3.4 is the floor.


Doesn't sound right. Their 25th GPA is 3.54, so a 3.5 floor wouldn't make much sense. Unless 25th of their class is crammed between 3.5-3.54. :)

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:06 pm

lawschool22 wrote:Haha hope it gave you a good laugh.

"I DECLARE...BANKRUPTCY!!!"


This did the trick. :lol:

Which for some reason immediately made me think of this.

Hoping for a Th/F surprise in my mailbox, today is a dud.

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

Postby Howl » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:28 pm

Did anyone else notice on LSN's Columbia 2013-14 graph that there's kind of a big hole where 174+ lsats and 3.7+ GPAs interact? (Excepting Rehbands, of course.) Suspicious? Why haven't a bunch of people in that range heard back?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:31 pm

Howl wrote:Did anyone else notice on LSN's Columbia 2013-14 graph that there's kind of a big hole where 174+ lsats and 3.7+ GPAs interact? (Excepting Rehbands, of course.) Suspicious? Why haven't a bunch of people in that range heard back?


Perhaps that is where the majority of the interviewees were selected from? Who knows...

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

Postby angels2fly » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:31 pm

Howl wrote:Did anyone else notice on LSN's Columbia 2013-14 graph that there's kind of a big hole where 174+ lsats and 3.7+ GPAs interact? (Excepting Rehbands, of course.) Suspicious? Why haven't a bunch of people in that range heard back?


could these have been the interviewed folks?

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

Postby wtrc » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:33 pm

angels2fly wrote:
Howl wrote:Did anyone else notice on LSN's Columbia 2013-14 graph that there's kind of a big hole where 174+ lsats and 3.7+ GPAs interact? (Excepting Rehbands, of course.) Suspicious? Why haven't a bunch of people in that range heard back?


could these have been the interviewed folks?


I'm in this category, didn't get an interview.

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

Postby charlie.black » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:41 pm

wtrc wrote:
angels2fly wrote:
Howl wrote:Did anyone else notice on LSN's Columbia 2013-14 graph that there's kind of a big hole where 174+ lsats and 3.7+ GPAs interact? (Excepting Rehbands, of course.) Suspicious? Why haven't a bunch of people in that range heard back?


could these have been the interviewed folks?


I'm in this category, didn't get an interview.


same.

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

Postby teenybean » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:57 pm

waited for the mailman with a (creepy) smile across my face
walked back to the front door with a frown

:evil: nothing here in CA but I'm a super borderline candidate anyway

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

Postby Howl » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:58 pm

charlie.black wrote:
wtrc wrote:
angels2fly wrote:
Howl wrote:Did anyone else notice on LSN's Columbia 2013-14 graph that there's kind of a big hole where 174+ lsats and 3.7+ GPAs interact? (Excepting Rehbands, of course.) Suspicious? Why haven't a bunch of people in that range heard back?


could these have been the interviewed folks?


I'm in this category, didn't get an interview.


same.


Obviously, the baseless speculation I will make is that people in these categories are all getting hamiltons/butlers and the scholarships are somehow holding up mailings 8) :lol:

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

Postby koalacity » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:59 pm

teenybean wrote:waited for the mailman with a (creepy) smile across my face
walked back to the front door with a frown

:evil: nothing here in CA but I'm a super borderline candidate anyway

literally lol'd at the bolded

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

Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:02 pm

wtrc wrote:
angels2fly wrote:
Howl wrote:Did anyone else notice on LSN's Columbia 2013-14 graph that there's kind of a big hole where 174+ lsats and 3.7+ GPAs interact? (Excepting Rehbands, of course.) Suspicious? Why haven't a bunch of people in that range heard back?


could these have been the interviewed folks?


I'm in this category, didn't get an interview.

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

Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:03 pm

Howl wrote:Obviously, the baseless speculation I will make is that people in these categories are all getting hamiltons/butlers and the scholarships are somehow holding up mailings 8) :lol:


If you turn out to be right about this, you are getting a gift from me!

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

Postby andapieceoftoast » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:06 pm

Howl wrote:
Obviously, the baseless speculation I will make is that people in these categories are all getting hamiltons/butlers and the scholarships are somehow holding up mailings 8) :lol:


I choose to subscribe to this theory :D

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

Postby nothingtosee » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:14 pm

What's the most recent complete date for an acceptance?

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

Postby bart001 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:15 pm

My application was submitted in earlier november, but marked as complete around 11/20. I haven't heard anything yet....are we expecting these decisions soon for those who went complete around 11/20?

Thanks.

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

Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:16 pm

nothingtosee wrote:What's the most recent complete date for an acceptance?


1/4. A few pages back.

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:16 pm

bart001 wrote:My application was submitted in earlier november, but marked as complete around 11/20. I haven't heard anything yet....are we expecting these decisions soon for those who went complete around 11/20?

Thanks.


I got my decision yesterday and those were my dates. Check the spreadsheet!

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

Postby Arrow4Christ » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:45 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:
nothingtosee wrote:What's the most recent complete date for an acceptance?


1/4. A few pages back.


Blast...

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

Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:01 pm

Nothing today either.

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:02 pm

RonMexico1 wrote:Question - Is it true that Columbia has a 3.5 soft GPA floor? What if you are slightly below 3.5 with a LSAT over the 75? Just wondering if anyone has any information about this... I've seen excerpts of people talking about Columbia's 3.5 "soft" floor but don't know where they're getting that information from. From LSN it looks more like 3.4 is the floor.

It's probably more like 3.3 these days.

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

Postby lunaraeon » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:10 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
RonMexico1 wrote:Question - Is it true that Columbia has a 3.5 soft GPA floor? What if you are slightly below 3.5 with a LSAT over the 75? Just wondering if anyone has any information about this... I've seen excerpts of people talking about Columbia's 3.5 "soft" floor but don't know where they're getting that information from. From LSN it looks more like 3.4 is the floor.

It's probably more like 3.3 these days.

Anecdotally, I got in from the waitlist last cycle as a 3.49/179, after being waitlisted during my final semester when I had a 3.28. So I think Tiago is probably right, and I doubt anything 3.4+/75th+ is a problem for regular admits at this point.

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

Postby graphia » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:11 pm

Anyone know how long Columbia's letters typically take to reach Hawaii? Or is anything outside of the continental US considered international?

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

Postby wtrc » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:18 pm

graphia wrote:Anyone know how long Columbia's letters typically take to reach Hawaii? Or is anything outside of the continental US considered international?


I think this is the CLS method to reach Hawaii, good luck!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObL3L6MRvN4

Jealous that you live in Hawaii its 15 degrees here

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:27 pm

wtrc wrote:
graphia wrote:Anyone know how long Columbia's letters typically take to reach Hawaii? Or is anything outside of the continental US considered international?


I think this is the CLS method to reach Hawaii, good luck!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObL3L6MRvN4

Jealous that you live in Hawaii its 15 degrees here


This means that there could possibly be loads of Hamiltons and Butlers floating around the ocean.




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