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

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
User avatar
Gary
Posts: 338
Joined: Wed May 22, 2013 8:47 pm

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

Postby Gary » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:35 pm

@ jessasaurus

Yeah I agree with ls22, that's why I asked that question. Taking away invaluable bargaining opportunities isn't that great a decision unless your parents decided to fund your education or you're independently wealthy.... Actually even then it's a bad idea because you could still save a TON of money

manu6926
Posts: 285
Joined: Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:05 pm

...

Postby manu6926 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:37 pm

...
Last edited by manu6926 on Sun May 25, 2014 10:37 am, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
Jessasaurus
Posts: 289
Joined: Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:02 pm

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

Postby Jessasaurus » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:38 pm

Gary wrote:@ jessasaurus

Yeah I agree with ls22, that's why I asked that question. Taking away invaluable bargaining opportunities isn't that great a decision unless your parents decided to fund your education or you're independently wealthy.... Actually even then it's a bad idea because you could still save a TON of money


But if I am waitlisted it isn't really a good bargaining opportunity, right? (Maybe I am missing something here)

2014entering2014
Posts: 95
Joined: Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:07 pm

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

Postby 2014entering2014 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:45 pm

Placed on hold...applied RD in September.
Does anyone know the following:

-how many people are placed on hold
-how likely it is for an applicant to be accepted after a hold
-any other pertinent info

I looked through the thread and I swear it has to be in here but I can't seem to find it so apologies for any repeated questions!!!

User avatar
lawschool22
Posts: 3875
Joined: Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:47 pm

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:18 pm

Jessasaurus wrote:
Gary wrote:@ jessasaurus

Yeah I agree with ls22, that's why I asked that question. Taking away invaluable bargaining opportunities isn't that great a decision unless your parents decided to fund your education or you're independently wealthy.... Actually even then it's a bad idea because you could still save a TON of money


But if I am waitlisted it isn't really a good bargaining opportunity, right? (Maybe I am missing something here)


People get off the WL and get Butlers, Hamiltons, Ruby's, etc.

User avatar
Gary
Posts: 338
Joined: Wed May 22, 2013 8:47 pm

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

Postby Gary » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:03 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
Jessasaurus wrote:
Gary wrote:@ jessasaurus

Yeah I agree with ls22, that's why I asked that question. Taking away invaluable bargaining opportunities isn't that great a decision unless your parents decided to fund your education or you're independently wealthy.... Actually even then it's a bad idea because you could still save a TON of money


But if I am waitlisted it isn't really a good bargaining opportunity, right? (Maybe I am missing something here)


People get off the WL and get Butlers, Hamiltons, Ruby's, etc.


Or just $$ in general. I remember a tls poster (jammasterj) who got off of nyu's waitlist with 60k right off the bat.

esther0123
Posts: 263
Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:40 am

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

Postby esther0123 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:15 pm

Held as well. 3.98/169

User avatar
drawstring
Posts: 1933
Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:52 pm

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:24 pm

Anyone know how quickly people tend to get in after sending a LOCI? If it's just a case of showing interest for the high numbers people, I hope there is some quick movement.

jjking
Posts: 38
Joined: Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:13 pm

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

Postby jjking » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:25 pm

Hold stats are crazy. Any guesses on whats coming next for those that weren't held? Big ding or admit batch? Scary.

User avatar
thewaves
Posts: 384
Joined: Sun May 12, 2013 7:26 pm

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

Postby thewaves » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:42 pm

They might be looking for people to withdraw before un-holding? Wild speculation.

User avatar
Kobaine51
Posts: 168
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:55 pm

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

Postby Kobaine51 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:09 pm

thewaves wrote:They might be looking for people to withdraw before un-holding? Wild speculation.


Seems like valid speculation to me.

User avatar
FuriousDuck
Posts: 507
Joined: Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:33 pm

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

Postby FuriousDuck » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:28 pm

...
Last edited by FuriousDuck on Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:56 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
milkandcheerios
Posts: 295
Joined: Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:58 pm

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

Postby milkandcheerios » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:30 pm

Oh my gosh, reading through today's posts was scary. What is Columbia's plan this year? I really can't see any reason to hold people who are above both 75ths. Sorry to all the Holds out there :(

I was feeling fairly confident about my numbers until today but now I'm really really worried. Any February completes get a decision yet?

User avatar
drawstring
Posts: 1933
Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:52 pm

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:36 pm

milkandcheerios wrote: What is Columbia's plan this year?


Image

I hope it's just concern with their yield, and thus they're holding strong applicants who aren't quite in named-scholarship territory to see who withdraws. Their apps dropped by the second largest percentage out of the T14 last year and their medians went down, so I don't think they can be too picky.

User avatar
vivala
Posts: 234
Joined: Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:34 pm

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

Postby vivala » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:39 pm

What about those of us who were held who don't have YP stats? Is a semi-reverse splitter like myself just completely out of luck? :(

User avatar
drawstring
Posts: 1933
Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:52 pm

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:41 pm

Well if you're held it means you're still being considered, so I wouldn't say you're out of luck at this point.

Wiggly
Posts: 296
Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:19 pm

...

Postby Wiggly » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:03 pm

...
Last edited by Wiggly on Sun May 25, 2014 3:11 am, edited 1 time in total.

Workingtitle
Posts: 87
Joined: Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:05 pm

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

Postby Workingtitle » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:39 pm

Held today too. 170/3.92, above-average softs, non-URM.

I totally agree with the YP theory for some of the people on here who have been held. Not for the others though, and definitely not for me. Besides my stats not being that great for Columbia, I had 3 LORs tailored to specifically to Columbia, so they know I'm interested :)

User avatar
caiti
Posts: 26
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:46 pm

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

Postby caiti » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:10 pm

Gary wrote:@ jessasaurus

Yeah I agree with ls22, that's why I asked that question. Taking away invaluable bargaining opportunities isn't that great a decision unless your parents decided to fund your education or you're independently wealthy.... Actually even then it's a bad idea because you could still save a TON of money

I don't know about other people, but I would think if you've gotten a T6 full scholarship (assuming a lower-ranked school isn't a first choice for whatever reason) it make plenty of sense to withdraw from other schools. I'm withdrawing from anywhere that WL's me (except maybe Yale), and I'm planning to withdraw from other schools that have admitted me already soon (no reason to take up a spot). With HLS and a Hamilton, there's just no reason to not withdraw, really. Anyway, I know that situation is rare, but you don't have to be wealthy to withdraw from schools early on. (And I can't imagine anything Penn or UVA could give anyone would be better for bargaining than a Hamilton/Ruby/Vanderbilt.)

User avatar
neprep
Posts: 1066
Joined: Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:16 pm

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

Postby neprep » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:17 pm

caiti wrote:
Gary wrote:@ jessasaurus

Yeah I agree with ls22, that's why I asked that question. Taking away invaluable bargaining opportunities isn't that great a decision unless your parents decided to fund your education or you're independently wealthy.... Actually even then it's a bad idea because you could still save a TON of money

I don't know about other people, but I would think if you've gotten a T6 full scholarship (assuming a lower-ranked school isn't a first choice for whatever reason) it make plenty of sense to withdraw from other schools. I'm withdrawing from anywhere that WL's me (except maybe Yale), and I'm planning to withdraw from other schools that have admitted me already soon (no reason to take up a spot). With HLS and a Hamilton, there's just no reason to not withdraw, really. Anyway, I know that situation is rare, but you don't have to be wealthy to withdraw from schools early on. (And I can't imagine anything Penn or UVA could give anyone would be better for bargaining than a Hamilton/Ruby/Vanderbilt.)


I did get into CLS, but I'm somewhat on the same page as the poster above: withdraw from every place that waitlists me. For me, until now this has been Mich and GULC — schools I was never too keen about in the first place, so waiting until the summer is just not a viable option.

User avatar
admiringatticus
Posts: 145
Joined: Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:51 pm

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

Postby admiringatticus » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:58 pm

Finishing up my Need Access app and holding out hope that I will come off the held list. Anyone know if Columbia requires need access for merit scholarships?

manu6926
Posts: 285
Joined: Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:05 pm

...

Postby manu6926 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:38 am

...
Last edited by manu6926 on Sun May 25, 2014 10:37 am, edited 2 times in total.

Wiggly
Posts: 296
Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:19 pm

...

Postby Wiggly » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:17 am

...
Last edited by Wiggly on Sun May 25, 2014 3:11 am, edited 1 time in total.

Theopliske8711
Posts: 2213
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:21 am

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

Postby Theopliske8711 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:37 am

JSWright101 wrote:
jy9626 wrote:
JSWright101 wrote:4.04 GPA, 174 LSAT hold...I wanted love but I got *meh*. Columbia is on my bad side now.


Seriously. Wtf. I'm kinda scared now. When did you go complete?

Cheer up by the way. At least one of HYS will likely like us.



Jan 22...which is late. I wanted money from Columbia but it looks like IF I get in, I'm getting nada.


Nah, you could still get in off the waitlist, and if you carry a HYS, then you can definitely have money come your way. Don't count yourself out.

User avatar
samoby
Posts: 362
Joined: Tue May 21, 2013 12:44 pm

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

Postby samoby » Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:36 am

fkt18 wrote:Really hoping for a "held" email now. Hoping that I'm not an auto-ding (since I'm WL material at best)!


+1




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Gaaooo, Harry Ass Truman, kvnrogers, lawnerd87, lillawyer2, Nickel94, premalone, ReadyToStart, XUMickeal and 15 guests