Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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

Postby lastsamurai » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:14 pm

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canes14 wrote:Hmm...is it worth it guys? Also, what's the thought process behind who gets asked to interview?

"This canes guy probably doesn't really want to come here. No point in wasting an admit on him and tying up $$$ that could be used to sway someone else if he's not serious about us. Let's invite him for an interview and see if he withdraws or if he actually cares enough to wait that long."


I understand their thought process, but waiting until March is kind of ridiculous. I mean my interview was with a 2L, so it doesn't make sense to me that they wouldn't have any interviewers available for over a month....

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

Postby Yea All Right » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:17 pm

Congrats to all of the new admits!

Submitted 11/18, Complete 12/18, 2nd Complete 1/21. LSAT/GPA right at the medians, Cornell is one of my top choices, really hoping to get accepted.

Is there a general agreement that people receive interview requests due to their higher numbers and YP purposes?

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

Postby canes14 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:22 pm

lastsamurai wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
canes14 wrote:Hmm...is it worth it guys? Also, what's the thought process behind who gets asked to interview?

"This canes guy probably doesn't really want to come here. No point in wasting an admit on him and tying up $$$ that could be used to sway someone else if he's not serious about us. Let's invite him for an interview and see if he withdraws or if he actually cares enough to wait that long."


I understand their thought process, but waiting until March is kind of ridiculous. I mean my interview was with a 2L, so it doesn't make sense to me that they wouldn't have any interviewers available for over a month....


Yea, it's the wait that puts me off more than anything. Guess I've got til Monday to decide whether to schedule one or not.

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

Postby Lavitz » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:34 pm

lastsamurai wrote:I understand their thought process, but waiting until March is kind of ridiculous. I mean my interview was with a 2L, so it doesn't make sense to me that they wouldn't have any interviewers available for over a month....

Maybe that's the idea.

Cornell logic:

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But seriously, I think they only have 2 students working with admissions, and they can only work 5-10 hours a week. Then they only have like 4 adcomms, thousands of applications to get through, and possibly hundreds of interviews already scheduled from previous waves. Yes, they should hire more people, but that's just how it is for now: slow.

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

Postby Kimikho » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:40 pm

Interview request today.

So um...when I was calling, I had my planner open to February by accident. I'm 99% sure I scheduled it for March, though. There's no way I scheduled it for February, right?

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

Postby admiringatticus » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:42 pm

lastsamurai wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
canes14 wrote:Hmm...is it worth it guys? Also, what's the thought process behind who gets asked to interview?

"This canes guy probably doesn't really want to come here. No point in wasting an admit on him and tying up $$$ that could be used to sway someone else if he's not serious about us. Let's invite him for an interview and see if he withdraws or if he actually cares enough to wait that long."


I understand their thought process, but waiting until March is kind of ridiculous. I mean my interview was with a 2L, so it doesn't make sense to me that they wouldn't have any interviewers available for over a month....


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

Postby californiauser » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:45 pm

it's pretty ridiculous for any ivy league law school to be this understaffed

when is the ASW? seems like a lot of people would have to make last minute travel decision whether or not to make it...

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

Postby Lavitz » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:48 pm

californiauser wrote:when is the ASW? seems like a lot of people would have to make last minute travel decision whether or not to make it...

There are two. First is on March 7th. People interviewing in March would likely have to opt for the April 11th one.

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

Postby a.sleepyhead » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:57 pm

MnM22 wrote:People who are getting interview requests, are you YP territory?


50-75th GPA, >75th LSAT. I thought I demonstrated a strong enough interest, but I'll take whatever the adcomm gods throw my way.

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

Postby thewaves » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:30 pm

californiauser wrote:it's pretty ridiculous for any ivy league law school to be this understaffed

when is the ASW? seems like a lot of people would have to make last minute travel decision whether or not to make it...



My interviewer gave hints that Cornell doesn't know how to make sense of this year's cycle. Said something to the effect that applications are actually on the rise this year compared to last. Take it with a grain of salt.

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

Postby Thiggs » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:32 pm

Am I correct in thinking that tuition for next year will be 57 and change?! Is there no ceiling?!

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

Postby Lavitz » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:55 pm

Thiggs wrote:Am I correct in thinking that tuition for next year will be 57 and change?! Is there no ceiling?!

Yes. Possibly higher because the $57K figure was this year's tuition.

As long as people are able and willing to pay, schools will continue to raise tuition.

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

Postby bombaysippin » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:58 pm

thewaves wrote:
californiauser wrote:it's pretty ridiculous for any ivy league law school to be this understaffed

when is the ASW? seems like a lot of people would have to make last minute travel decision whether or not to make it...



My interviewer gave hints that Cornell doesn't know how to make sense of this year's cycle. Said something to the effect that applications are actually on the rise this year compared to last. Take it with a grain of salt.


Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but pretty sure Cornell was one of a few schools last cycle to have increased their applications. Somewhat surprising they might be able to manage it again this cycle, but not like whoa wtf lol

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

Postby Lavitz » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:05 pm

Bajam wrote:
thewaves wrote:My interviewer gave hints that Cornell doesn't know how to make sense of this year's cycle. Said something to the effect that applications are actually on the rise this year compared to last. Take it with a grain of salt.


Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but pretty sure Cornell was one of a few schools last cycle to have increased their applications. Somewhat surprising they might be able to manage it again this cycle, but not like whoa wtf lol

Yeah, we had an increase of about 40 applications.

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

Postby patfeeney » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:33 pm

MnM22 wrote:People who are getting interview requests, are you YP territory?

>75th LSAT, 26-49th GPA, I'm from the area, went to undergrad right next door, Cornell is the most sensible choice and yet for some reason I'm fearing getting YP'd.
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Re: Cornell c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby China Spy » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:02 am

LOL at interview request, I'm still waiting to go complete.

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

Postby JustHawkin » Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:10 am

China Spy wrote:LOL at interview request, I'm still waiting to go complete.

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

Postby EstebanMFernandez » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:49 pm

Never checked in but, just got accepted at Cornell yesterday.

3.71
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URM - MA

Sent 12/9
received 12/9
Complete 1/22
Admission 1/31


Hope that helps! good luck everyone

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

Postby Otunga » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:02 pm

Bajam wrote:
thewaves wrote:
californiauser wrote:it's pretty ridiculous for any ivy league law school to be this understaffed

when is the ASW? seems like a lot of people would have to make last minute travel decision whether or not to make it...



My interviewer gave hints that Cornell doesn't know how to make sense of this year's cycle. Said something to the effect that applications are actually on the rise this year compared to last. Take it with a grain of salt.


Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but pretty sure Cornell was one of a few schools last cycle to have increased their applications. Somewhat surprising they might be able to manage it again this cycle, but not like whoa wtf lol


Is it the plausibility of getting a solid scholarship with t14 numbers + dat ivy prestige? Admittedly, the latter factor does appeal to me in some way (The Harvard Law Just Kidding shirt...is a much cheaper option for people mainly after prestige :P)

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

Postby SteelPenguin » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:40 pm

Bajam wrote:
thewaves wrote:
californiauser wrote:it's pretty ridiculous for any ivy league law school to be this understaffed

when is the ASW? seems like a lot of people would have to make last minute travel decision whether or not to make it...



My interviewer gave hints that Cornell doesn't know how to make sense of this year's cycle. Said something to the effect that applications are actually on the rise this year compared to last. Take it with a grain of salt.


Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but pretty sure Cornell was one of a few schools last cycle to have increased their applications. Somewhat surprising they might be able to manage it again this cycle, but not like whoa wtf lol


At the same time, their 75ths and GPA medians took a hit, so maybe the quality of applicants still declined? I think most schools have been slow with scholarship information, haven't they?

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

Postby King Cayuga » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:29 pm

Are Cornell's application numbers really going up? I've already gotten in but this has me worried for scholarship amounts...

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

Postby gta » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:11 am

Just went complete today after applying almost five weeks ago.

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

Postby patfeeney » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:16 am

gta wrote:Just went complete today after applying almost five weeks ago.


You might not have that long to go then. I don't remember clearly, but I believe I've gone through three complete dates in three weeks (two within two days of each other).

Then comes the interview request, unless your numbers don't suggest YP.

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

Postby applelover » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:08 pm

Can someone PM me a recap of his/her interview? Thank You!

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

Postby futurelawstudent14 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:11 pm

After 3 complete dates is the consensus that a decision is imminent? if so, how long should I expect to wait still?




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