UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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

Postby Brettanomyces » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:42 pm

lemons wrote:Sooooo...

Submitted 2/1
Complete 2/3
UR 2/3
FR 2/21

below both 25ths, MA URM

I'm thinking that because I applied so late there was no chance for me to get anywhere besides Faculty Review, right? I'm trying to stay hopeful but it seems like people are not too happy to go under faculty review.


I don't know what the pattern is--we have identical dates, but my numbers are at about the 75ths, URM.

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

Postby love4life29 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:45 pm

gma221 wrote:I'm curious about the stats for people who are still UR, if any of you are willing to share. If there are any "special snowflakes" among you (i.e., people with crazy high numbers and/or extraordinary softs who have been accepted to a number of other T14s), then I think we'll be seeing some more straight admits.


+1

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

Postby groovy20 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:53 pm

love4life29 wrote:
gma221 wrote:I'm curious about the stats for people who are still UR, if any of you are willing to share. If there are any "special snowflakes" among you (i.e., people with crazy high numbers and/or extraordinary softs who have been accepted to a number of other T14s), then I think we'll be seeing some more straight admits.


+1


I am a reverse splitter with some pretty unique softs and am currently in a post-graduate fellowship. I wrote a Why Berkeley statement and my PS highlights my commitment to public service. So, I had thought some of us still UR may be in a pile dealing with diversity factors since most of the foundation for Berkeley's medians will have had offered made. Then again, my slight optimism is temper by the fact that it is very late in the cycle and that we may have just been those competing with the recent FR2 batch--even if it does seem weird they wouldn't have put us with the dings on Wednesday.

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

Postby samumenco » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:00 pm

For the people that got the email today for "further consideration," did your status change to Faculty Review or is it still Under Review?

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

Postby AAJD2B » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:01 pm

groovy20 wrote:
love4life29 wrote:
gma221 wrote:I'm curious about the stats for people who are still UR, if any of you are willing to share. If there are any "special snowflakes" among you (i.e., people with crazy high numbers and/or extraordinary softs who have been accepted to a number of other T14s), then I think we'll be seeing some more straight admits.


+1


I am a reverse splitter with some pretty unique softs and am currently in a post-graduate fellowship. I wrote a Why Berkeley statement and my PS highlights my commitment to public service. So, I had thought some of us still UR may be in a pile dealing with diversity factors since most of the foundation for Berkeley's medians will have had offered made. Then again, my slight optimism is temper by the fact that it is very late in the cycle and that we may have just been those competing with the recent FR2 batch--even if it does seem weird they wouldn't have put us with the dings on Wednesday.



+1 on "diversity factors". I highlighted some of my unique experiences and made mention of some things specific to Berkeley (elaborating may out me). It may not have made a difference given my numbers, but who knows?

Hoping for the best but expecting the worst.

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

Postby cron1834 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:06 pm

UR 1/21 ---> FR today.

I'm not sure there's such thing as an auto-admit for late applicants at Berk? I have the sense that FR was the best outcome possible for me here ... I'd rather be here than be stuck wondering if UR is 100% rejections (tea leaves seem to suggest that it is).

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

Postby fatheranderson15 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:08 pm

samumenco wrote:For the people that got the email today for "further consideration," did your status change to Faculty Review or is it still Under Review?


For me, it still just says "Your file is under review." But the date changed to 2/21 and there's a line of text around the top of the page that says "Your application at UC Berkeley Law School has passed an initial administrative review and has been selected for further consideration by the Faculty Admissions Committee."

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

Postby drevo » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:08 pm

FR2 here as well.
UR1 was 12/20.

GPA is right near the 25th
LSAT > 75th

Tailored my PS specifically for Berkeley. CA resident. Here's to hoping.

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

Postby teampeeta » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:09 pm

gma221 wrote:I'm curious about the stats for people who are still UR, if any of you are willing to share. If there are any "special snowflakes" among you (i.e., people with crazy high numbers and/or extraordinary softs who have been accepted to a number of other T14s), then I think we'll be seeing some more straight admits.


I don't have crazy high numbers. My GPA is < 25th and while my LSAT is > 75th, Berkeley doesn't care about the LSAT. My score is between 170 and 175. I am an URM.

I think I have a strong resume with some interesting WE/ college experiences, but I don't think it's stronger than the resumes of the people who got FR'd.

*Kanye shrug*

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

Postby Brettanomyces » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:22 pm

Moonlight wrote:Have a lot of special softs despite K-JD. Also a ton of working experience with large companies (not law firms though)
Huge reverse splitter. Below 25th LSAT but almost 75th GPA.

Minority but not URM


And you're still UR, right?

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

Postby gma221 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:25 pm

My final conclusion for the day:

If Yale is the "black box" of admissions, then Berkeley is...

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Postby Moonlight » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:27 pm

hahaha yea it certainly is.

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

Postby cesium » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:33 pm

teampeeta wrote:
gma221 wrote:I'm curious about the stats for people who are still UR, if any of you are willing to share. If there are any "special snowflakes" among you (i.e., people with crazy high numbers and/or extraordinary softs who have been accepted to a number of other T14s), then I think we'll be seeing some more straight admits.


I don't have crazy high numbers. My GPA is < 25th and while my LSAT is > 75th, Berkeley doesn't care about the LSAT. My score is between 170 and 175. I am an URM.

I think I have a strong resume with some interesting WE/ college experiences, but I don't think it's stronger than the resumes of the people who got FR'd.

*Kanye shrug*


I'm curious what you mean by "Berkeley doesn't care about the LSAT". You mean it doesn't care as much about the LSAT as compared to its peer schools? Is that true?

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

Postby wealtheow » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:35 pm

did i miss the posts where people on fr1 were held for fr2..? or... did that not really happen this year?

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

Postby fatheranderson15 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:35 pm

gma221 wrote:My final conclusion for the day:

If Yale is the "black box" of admissions, then Berkeley is...



:lol:

Oh man...love that game. Now I want a black card about the admissions process. Maybe one that says "Here at Cal Berkeley School of Law, what we value above all else in our applicants is _________________."

EDIT: Won't let me quote the image for some reason...oh well!

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

Postby wholahoop » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:36 pm

love4life29 wrote:
gma221 wrote:I'm curious about the stats for people who are still UR, if any of you are willing to share. If there are any "special snowflakes" among you (i.e., people with crazy high numbers and/or extraordinary softs who have been accepted to a number of other T14s), then I think we'll be seeing some more straight admits.


+1


I'm still at UR 12/2 :(

Pretty Berkeley unfriendly stats though... <<25th GPA and 75th LSAT. I think I have decent softs, K-JD and no work experience, but I also opened my own business and graduated college all before I was 20.

Hopefully there's still an admit or two left! :)

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

Postby wealtheow » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:37 pm

cesium wrote:
teampeeta wrote:
gma221 wrote:I'm curious about the stats for people who are still UR, if any of you are willing to share. If there are any "special snowflakes" among you (i.e., people with crazy high numbers and/or extraordinary softs who have been accepted to a number of other T14s), then I think we'll be seeing some more straight admits.


I don't have crazy high numbers. My GPA is < 25th and while my LSAT is > 75th, Berkeley doesn't care about the LSAT. My score is between 170 and 175. I am an URM.

I think I have a strong resume with some interesting WE/ college experiences, but I don't think it's stronger than the resumes of the people who got FR'd.

*Kanye shrug*


I'm curious what you mean by "Berkeley doesn't care about the LSAT". You mean it doesn't care as much about the LSAT as compared to its peer schools? Is that true?


actually, dean tom addresses this in that '06 interview:

"I know that there is a perception out there in the cyberspace world that we value GPAs a lot more than LSATs, and I’m not sure where people get that. Because if you look at our index formula, we are purposeful in weighting it so that GPA and LSAT are roughly equivalent. So, if I had to characterize our review process, it’s about one-third LSAT score, about one-third academic record—I prefer to call it academic record because GPA is just so narrow, whereas with academic record we consider all of the factors that impacted the GPA: work responsibilities, extracurricular activities, rigor of major, and so on. The last third is the subjective factors—what one says in their personal statement, and what others say about them in their letters of recommendation. So, no, I don’t think either of the two quantitative factors is more important than the other."

take that as you will.

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

Postby SupCutie » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:37 pm

cesium wrote:I'm curious what you mean by "Berkeley doesn't care about the LSAT". You mean it doesn't care as much about the LSAT as compared to its peer schools? Is that true?


Medians what... 167 for a top 10 school?

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

Postby williamsme90 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:03 pm

love4life29 wrote:
gma221 wrote:I'm curious about the stats for people who are still UR, if any of you are willing to share. If there are any "special snowflakes" among you (i.e., people with crazy high numbers and/or extraordinary softs who have been accepted to a number of other T14s), then I think we'll be seeing some more straight admits.


+1


Still under review...

>75th GPA
at 75th LSAT
1 year work experience in artistic field
interested in IP law, demonstrated in personal statement
first generation to go to college, but not URM

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

Postby aboutmydaylight » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:16 pm

I've been UR1 since 2/10. Submitted late so not really that concerned. Above both 75ths + URM + in state. Berkeley is probably top 5 choices for me so part of me is anxious but I'm feeling alright.

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

Postby Power_of_Facing » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:00 pm

williamsme90 wrote:
love4life29 wrote:
gma221 wrote:I'm curious about the stats for people who are still UR, if any of you are willing to share. If there are any "special snowflakes" among you (i.e., people with crazy high numbers and/or extraordinary softs who have been accepted to a number of other T14s), then I think we'll be seeing some more straight admits.


+1


Still under review...

>75th GPA
at 75th LSAT
1 year work experience in artistic field
interested in IP law, demonstrated in personal statement
first generation to go to college, but not URM


What was your submit date?

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

Postby BA414 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:09 pm

Submit 1/31
Complete around 2/1
FR 2/21

165, 3.8x, Cuban-American w/ good softs

Just to be clear, is the 2/21 date associated with FR2, or does that depend on the applicant?

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

Postby cesium » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:13 pm

BA414 wrote:Just to be clear, is the 2/21 date associated with FR2, or does that depend on the applicant?


It appears that all the applicants placed in each FR batch are notified on the same day, at least that's how it was for FR1. Thus, today (2/21) seems to be FR2 Day. We'll have to wait for next week to be sure, though.




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