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

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

Postby Cicero76 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:01 pm

All you people who got into H or S and are considering not applying to Yale because you feel like you "don't have a chance" or "the app isn't worth it" are insane. Anyone with a 3.8/170+ who doesn't throw a hundred bucks at a wall to try to get in here is insane. Yes, the acceptance rate is low, but you never know what random thing will make the professors reading your app decide to take you. Not all of my classmates are rocket scientists and senior administration officials guys.

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

Postby drawstring » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:04 pm

Cicero76 wrote:All you people who got into H or S and are considering not applying to Yale because you feel like you "don't have a chance" or "the app isn't worth it" are insane. Anyone with a 3.8/170+ who doesn't throw a hundred bucks at a wall to try to get in here is insane. Yes, the acceptance rate is low, but you never know what random thing will make the professors reading your app decide to take you. Not all of my classmates are rocket scientists and senior administration officials guys.


It seems like they are!

Did you have any standout softs?

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

Postby heythatslife » Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:50 am

Cicero76 wrote:All you people who got into H or S and are considering not applying to Yale because you feel like you "don't have a chance" or "the app isn't worth it" are insane. Anyone with a 3.8/170+ who doesn't throw a hundred bucks at a wall to try to get in here is insane. Yes, the acceptance rate is low, but you never know what random thing will make the professors reading your app decide to take you. Not all of my classmates are rocket scientists and senior administration officials guys.


To Cicero76 or anyone who can provide an answer:

Yale has a clear edge over Harvard for academia and clerkship, but does the advantage also extend to biglaw placement?

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

Postby Cicero76 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:13 am

heythatslife wrote:
Cicero76 wrote:All you people who got into H or S and are considering not applying to Yale because you feel like you "don't have a chance" or "the app isn't worth it" are insane. Anyone with a 3.8/170+ who doesn't throw a hundred bucks at a wall to try to get in here is insane. Yes, the acceptance rate is low, but you never know what random thing will make the professors reading your app decide to take you. Not all of my classmates are rocket scientists and senior administration officials guys.


To Cicero76 or anyone who can provide an answer:

Yale has a clear edge over Harvard for academia and clerkship, but does the advantage also extend to biglaw placement?


More firms come to interview at our OCI than there are students who participate. Unless you bid like a moron or have terrible social skills, you shouldn't strike out. Any advantage over Harvard in terms of biglaw has more to do with how few Yale students there are for the same number of available jobs from the firms than anything institution related.


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Cicero76 wrote:All you people who got into H or S and are considering not applying to Yale because you feel like you "don't have a chance" or "the app isn't worth it" are insane. Anyone with a 3.8/170+ who doesn't throw a hundred bucks at a wall to try to get in here is insane. Yes, the acceptance rate is low, but you never know what random thing will make the professors reading your app decide to take you. Not all of my classmates are rocket scientists and senior administration officials guys.


It seems like they are!

Did you have any standout softs?


I had a cohesive application narrative, but not any 'super softs.' My only standout soft was over-the-top letters of recommendation. The LORs are the key

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

Postby Ti Malice » Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:16 am

Cicero76 wrote:All you people who got into H or S and are considering not applying to Yale because you feel like you "don't have a chance" or "the app isn't worth it" are insane. Anyone with a 3.8/170+ who doesn't throw a hundred bucks at a wall to try to get in here is insane. Yes, the acceptance rate is low, but you never know what random thing will make the professors reading your app decide to take you. Not all of my classmates are rocket scientists and senior administration officials guys.


Couldn't agree more. Non-numerical factors matter enough here that things like an outstanding PS or really strong LORs can make a significant positive difference.

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

Postby Ti Malice » Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:19 am

heythatslife wrote:
Cicero76 wrote:All you people who got into H or S and are considering not applying to Yale because you feel like you "don't have a chance" or "the app isn't worth it" are insane. Anyone with a 3.8/170+ who doesn't throw a hundred bucks at a wall to try to get in here is insane. Yes, the acceptance rate is low, but you never know what random thing will make the professors reading your app decide to take you. Not all of my classmates are rocket scientists and senior administration officials guys.


To Cicero76 or anyone who can provide an answer:

Yale has a clear edge over Harvard for academia and clerkship, but does the advantage also extend to biglaw placement?


The bottom of the class at Harvard is still a dicey place to be. But I know several people with straight Ps who got multiple offers at FIP (our OCI). Like Cicero said, if you don't generally make people uncomfortable when you speak to them and you don't bid idiotically, you should have BigLaw options regardless of your grades.

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

Postby anubis1911 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:47 pm

Submitted today! It took me a while to write my Yale-250 but now I am done with applications... So when should we expect to hear back? March?

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:55 pm

anubis1911 wrote:Submitted today! It took me a while to write my Yale-250 but now I am done with applications... So when should we expect to hear back? March?


A lot of activity in February

http://mylsn.info/whenwilliknow.php

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

Postby midwest17 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:56 pm

I've now submitted all my applications except Yale. I guess I'm out of excuses; time to write the 250....

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

Postby The-Specs » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:10 pm

Oh Yale, I respect your process but I wish you would get a move on.

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:18 pm

The-Specs wrote:Oh Yale, I respect your process but I wish you would get a move on.


I thought the deal is that we hear nothing until, like, March?

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

Postby The-Specs » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:27 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
The-Specs wrote:Oh Yale, I respect your process but I wish you would get a move on.


I thought the deal is that we hear nothing until, like, March?


Well a very few hear in December, and I mean a VERY few and then, I believe, there are a few more in January and then February through April are their big months (if you can call 10 admits big).

But I could be wrong.

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

Postby luckystar84 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:57 pm

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

Postby midwest17 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:00 pm

luckystar84 wrote:so if it's all the same today, then I shouldn't rush to submit this weekend and instead take the xmas break to write my 250?

I've been thinking that if I get my app in this weekend, then i'll be forwarded to faculty review before xmas, and I'd imagine most faculty read apps on 12/28 or w.e.

so no don't do that, don't write in this weekend when some imbibing has happened, and wait til xmas break?


Yale credibly claims that it doesn't affect your application to apply later in the cycle.

There's a very small chance for early applicants to hear earlier. But I think basically everyone hears at the same point anyways.

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

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

Postby The-Specs » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:52 pm

luckystar84 wrote:lol my post made no sense.

i meant to say "if it's all the same to them...don't submit this weekend?"

so don't?


Yeah, with Yale submit when your App is strongest. Applying a little earlier doesn't increase your chances of admission and there is no guarantee you will hear back any sooner. So take your time and blow their minds.
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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby crazyrobin » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:31 am

The-Specs wrote:
Yeah, with Yale submit when your App is strongest. Applying a little earlier doesn't increase your chance and there is no guarantee you will hear back sooner. So take your time and blow their minds.


+1
Let the killing begin!!!!

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

Postby The-Specs » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:54 am

I have been thinking about it a lot lately, I think the initial shock of getting into HLS when I wasn't expecting to really threw my focus, but I am positive that if I got into Yale I would go. In my mind Yale is almost to Harvard what Harvard is to CCN.

That being said, I don't expect to get into Yale but I just felt the need to say it (or to post it I guess).

Have a great weekend everyone. :)

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

Postby Black_Swan » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:22 pm

The-Specs wrote:I have been thinking about it a lot lately, I think the initial shock of getting into HLS when I wasn't expecting to really threw my focus, but I am positive that if I got into Yale I would go. In my mind Yale is almost to Harvard what Harvard is to CCN.

That being said, I don't expect to get into Yale but I just felt the need to say it (or to post it I guess).

Have a great weekend everyone. :)



Congrats on your acceptance!

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

Postby jdapplicant » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:35 pm

The-Specs wrote:I have been thinking about it a lot lately, I think the initial shock of getting into HLS when I wasn't expecting to really threw my focus, but I am positive that if I got into Yale I would go. In my mind Yale is almost to Harvard what Harvard is to CCN.

That being said, I don't expect to get into Yale but I just felt the need to say it (or to post it I guess).

Have a great weekend everyone. :)



I think the difference between Yale and Harvard is small enough that differences in academic programs, campus culture, location, etc should weigh heavily into your consideration. This would especially be the case if you are looking at a joint degree (especially JD/MBA, JD/PHD). There are a lot more people that choose Harvard over Yale than any individual CCN over Harvard, so I think the comparison might be farther off than you speculated. Anyway, congrats on your acceptance into Harvard and I'm sure you are a very competitive candidate for Yale!

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

Postby The-Specs » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:54 am

jdapplicant wrote:I think the difference between Yale and Harvard is small enough that differences in academic programs, campus culture, location, etc should weigh heavily into your consideration. There are a lot more people that choose Harvard over Yale than any individual CCN over Harvard, so I think the comparison might be farther off than you speculated. Anyway, congrats on your acceptance into Harvard and I'm sure you are a very competitive candidate for Yale!


Thanks, but i'm really not competative for Yale at all. I wasn't speculating just saying that for me Yale is a significantly better fit as I hope to go into academia eventually. But you are right, I think I overstated my position. I am beyond thrilled to be in at Harvard and will be very happy there. I will still have the opportunities to work in government and then find work in the academic field, the path just won't be as clear (though nearly so).

Thanks for helping me keep perspective. :)

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

Postby cway » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:28 pm

jdapplicant wrote:I think the difference between Yale and Harvard is small enough that differences in academic programs, campus culture, location, etc should weigh heavily into your consideration. There are a lot more people that choose Harvard over Yale than any individual CCN over Harvard, so I think the comparison might be farther off than you speculated. Anyway, congrats on your acceptance into Harvard and I'm sure you are a very competitive candidate for Yale!


Really?? With only 30 or 40 people turning Yale down every year, that seems really surprising, no? I would think that many more would take a Hamilton or Ruby over Harvard, but I could be overestimating the number of H/R given out each year. I had the same ranking in mind as Specs.

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

Postby Cicero76 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:30 pm

jdapplicant wrote:
The-Specs wrote:I have been thinking about it a lot lately, I think the initial shock of getting into HLS when I wasn't expecting to really threw my focus, but I am positive that if I got into Yale I would go. In my mind Yale is almost to Harvard what Harvard is to CCN.

That being said, I don't expect to get into Yale but I just felt the need to say it (or to post it I guess).

Have a great weekend everyone. :)



I think the difference between Yale and Harvard is small enough that differences in academic programs, campus culture, location, etc should weigh heavily into your consideration. This would especially be the case if you are looking at a joint degree (especially JD/MBA, JD/PHD). There are a lot more people that choose Harvard over Yale than any individual CCN over Harvard, so I think the comparison might be farther off than you speculated. Anyway, congrats on your acceptance into Harvard and I'm sure you are a very competitive candidate for Yale!


This is mathematically improbable. I would in fact dare say it's mathematically impossible.

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

Postby chizzy » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:50 pm

just went through previous threads and noticed a trend in admits receiving calls. they usually started calling around december 9th. could we possibly expect the first wave of admits this week too?

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

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