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

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

Postby Arrow4Christ » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:13 pm

hwannabe1234 wrote:174 and 3.9 + from ivy and good PS IMO


FR

don't understand why I got FR..


Yikes! :shock:

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

Postby sah » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:16 pm

Yeah 3.9 174 here too. There's evidently no real rhyme or reason numbers-wise to it (I did not customize my PS/tailor my recs. Probably hurt.)

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

Postby angelshare » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:17 pm

What does everyone in FR/UR2 think the faculty/students are looking for in choosing among these ~1200 or so applicants undergoing FR? I think numbers play less of a role here and think PS/whyberk statements are more important (holistic review comes in play?) because the high LSAT/GPA people would have already been autoadmitted by the dean....just a hypothesis

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

Postby 04102014 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:19 pm

angelshare wrote:What does everyone in FR/UR2 think the faculty/students are looking for in choosing among these ~1200 or so applicants undergoing FR? I think numbers play less of a role here and think PS/whyberk statements are more important (holistic review comes in play?) because the high LSAT/GPA people would have already been autoadmitted by the dean....just a hypothesis


See post on previous page.

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

Postby Pishee77 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:31 pm

If were in FR would it be bad to send a why Berkeley now/Loci? Do you think they will add it to our application?

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

Postby scoobysnax » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:47 pm

From Berkeley's Twitter:

"One-half of total committee files were sent today. No need for LOCIs (please)."

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

Postby Winter is Coming » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:49 pm

Jamesta25 wrote:Does anyone have any idea what it means to have not gone into FR? Been in UR since November. Do early applicants ever enter into the FR2 and skip FR1? Any real insight based on past years would be much appreciated rather than speculation.


Second this.

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

Postby Serett » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:52 pm

Winter is Coming wrote:
Jamesta25 wrote:Does anyone have any idea what it means to have not gone into FR? Been in UR since November. Do early applicants ever enter into the FR2 and skip FR1? Any real insight based on past years would be much appreciated rather than speculation.


Second this.


Looking through last year's thread, a few more acceptances might've trickled out, but the majority appear to have been subsequently denied. Based on the Tweet just above, maybe some of us will still be moving to FR, too.

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

Postby sasquatchsam » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:00 pm

sah wrote:Yeah 3.9 174 here too. There's evidently no real rhyme or reason numbers-wise to it (I did not customize my PS/tailor my recs. Probably hurt.)


3.9+/173 here in the exact same situation...kind of sucks because Berkeley is one of my top choices and I have very fond feelings towards them compared to other law schools because one of my non-immediate family members graduated from there and went on to do some pretty awesome stuff with his degree (SCOTUS clerk, fed prosecutor, and in house counsel)

Berkeley you are awesome...why won't you love me? :(

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

Postby Ally Mcbeal » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:01 pm

158 3.63 FR... Shocked. Cali native so hoping for good news!!

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

Postby kjones7 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:11 pm

Accepted 1/22. Application complete: 1/13

GPA: 3.78
LSAT: 166/174
California native

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

Postby 04102014 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:12 pm

Well, just got into Penn ED, so I'm checking out. Quick, someone take my FR spot :wink:

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

Postby Serett » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:17 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:Well, just got into Penn ED, so I'm checking out. Quick, someone take my FR spot :wink:


Gladly :P

Edit: And congrats!

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

Postby Magical Trevor » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:19 pm

So, is it a safe bet that no news is bad news? UR since mid October without any word.

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

Postby Ally Mcbeal » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:25 pm

Magical Trevor wrote:So, is it a safe bet that no news is bad news? UR since mid October without any word.


idk.You might be an admit for next week. Stay positive.

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

Postby yeslekkkk » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:47 pm

I was happy to get the email about FR. Berkeley is a reach for me, and I thought I was autodinged. I will take that 10% chance! I'm a CA native and would love to stay here.

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

Postby Jamesta25 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:04 pm

scoobysnax wrote:From Berkeley's Twitter:

"One-half of total committee files were sent today. No need for LOCIs (please)."

This is reassuring. Hopefully those of us who were not sent into FR today will be in this latter half. I wonder when we can expect that second half to be sent out?

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

Postby coolbean2013 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:19 pm

Jamesta25 wrote:
scoobysnax wrote:From Berkeley's Twitter:

"One-half of total committee files were sent today. No need for LOCIs (please)."

This is reassuring. Hopefully those of us who were not sent into FR today will be in this latter half. I wonder when we can expect that second half to be sent out?


Can someone explain to me what Berkeley's tweet means please?

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

Postby Kimikho » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:00 pm

Hey everyone!

Not that I'm procrastinating on anything, but here are some graphs for the new acceptances and for people who are in FR. I think this shows that FR isn't some sort of "death sentence." Berkeley is known for being very holistic (if you don't believe me, troll around LSN and you'll find people who swept HYS but didn't get Berkeley), but this shows mostly a strong foundation ( :lol: ).

Everyone on our spreadsheet:
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For science, LSN right now:
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KJD:
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Not KJD:
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Average or below softs:
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Above-average softs:
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There weren't enough data points to make a useful C&F graph. All of these are URM-excluded (sorry! I wanted to make a URM graph but there wasn't enough data).

The graphs are all pretty uniform (more so than Harvard's), and have most of the acceptances in that upper right quadrant, which is above both medians. So basically--and this is what I've always suspected about Berkeley and Yale--they shored up their medians first, and then sent the apps on to faculty review. This is good, because it lets FR have more freedom in picking acceptances that are below medians--there is a cushion there to absorb them. They also appear willing to take a hit on GPA right now, which means super splitters should fare well in FR :D

Good luck everyone!

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

Postby Synch » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:06 pm

FR email here too - GPA is below 25th, LSAT above 75th. Don't really know what to make of it - I've been UR since early november, and figured I was a ding.

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

Postby coolbean2013 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:08 pm

gobears!! wrote:
coolbean2013 wrote:
Jamesta25 wrote:
scoobysnax wrote:From Berkeley's Twitter:

"One-half of total committee files were sent today. No need for LOCIs (please)."

This is reassuring. Hopefully those of us who were not sent into FR today will be in this latter half. I wonder when we can expect that second half to be sent out?


Can someone explain to me what Berkeley's tweet means please?


All it is saying is that they have sent about half of the FR committee reads to be reviewed (you have to be placed in this by the administration and it shows on your tracker). Presumably another wave will come at a later time. About 1200 go to FR so that means 600 or so have probably been sent. Then they just say they do not want people emailing them updates and essays unless it is necessary


Thanks for the explanation!!

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

Postby wowhio » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:04 pm

Just wanted to say... Good luck with the committee review, everyone!

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

Postby China Spy » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:10 pm

Scoobers, how do you decide the strength of ppls softs?




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