Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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

Postby 05062014 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:44 pm

Survived wl wave with 75th+ lsat and less than 25th gpa.. no interview(which is what I am hoping for currently). knowing my luck, however, my eyes are on the lookout for a rejection email. Sorry to all those let down by the recent news and congrats to the admits

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

Postby username201 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:30 pm

Just had my interview! It was very short (only 11 min long) and honestly, I don't know if it went well or not... :/
Hopefully I'll hear back from them really soon!

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

Postby metroidbum » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:00 pm

Any guesses on when the next wave will be? I think I may have been a bit late to the party for this wave (UR2/interview on 1/13, and UR3 on 1/14, same day as the interview) .

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

Postby bbkk » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:13 pm

metroidbum wrote:Any guesses on when the next wave will be? I think I may have been a bit late to the party for this wave (UR2/interview on 1/13, and UR3 on 1/14, same day as the interview) .


You are not late, I am. Submitted on 1/13 and still haven't gone complete yet. :cry:

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

Postby nothingtosee » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:28 pm

Off-topic:

But the argument of "Chicago is smaller so more selective than H, which goes on numbers" doesn't really make sense considering that Chicago offers 836 (of which 196 matriculate) and Harvard offers 858 (of which 568 matriculate)...unless I'm missing something.

FYI
Yale Yield - 83%
Harvard Yield - 65%
Stanford Yield - 45%
Just about rest of T14 Yield - 20-25%

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

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:36 pm

nothingtosee wrote:Off-topic:

But the argument of "Chicago is smaller so more selective than H, which goes on numbers" doesn't really make sense considering that Chicago offers 836 (of which 196 matriculate) and Harvard offers 858 (of which 568 matriculate)...unless I'm missing something.

FYI
Yale Yield - 83%
Harvard Yield - 65%
Stanford Yield - 45%
Just about rest of T14 Yield - 20-25%


But they have a wider range of candidates to choose from to hit their medians, since there are more 170+ than 173+. So in that sense they are more selective, if they're making around the same number of offers, but choosing from a larger pool. They have an easier time choosing candidates who are above both medians than H (hence less splitter love), and can also afford to weigh softs a bit more than H.
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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby mermaid9052 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:41 pm

I'm IN!!! As of last night :D

Complete 10/30
Interview 1/15
GPA and LSAT at 25%
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PM for details


Congrats to all other acceptances!!!!
And waitlists dont give up hope!!! You never know what's meant to be!

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

Postby Ren » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:47 pm

Hey all, I am sort of late to this thread but I have my UChicago interview in a few days. If anyone has had their interview and would be kind enough to PM me with details about it, I would be super appreciative. I am generally looking to know... who interviewed you? what sorts of questions did they ask? what sorts of questions did you ask? etc.

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

Postby Balthy » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:51 pm

Ren wrote:Hey all, I am sort of late to this thread but I have my UChicago interview in a few days. If anyone has had their interview and would be kind enough to PM me with details about it, I would be super appreciative. I am generally looking to know... who interviewed you? what sorts of questions did they ask? what sorts of questions did you ask? etc.



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

Postby malleus discentium » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:37 pm

nothingtosee wrote:Off-topic:

But the argument of "Chicago is smaller so more selective than H, which goes on numbers" doesn't really make sense considering that Chicago offers 836 (of which 196 matriculate) and Harvard offers 858 (of which 568 matriculate)...unless I'm missing something.

FYI
Yale Yield - 83%
Harvard Yield - 65%
Stanford Yield - 45%
Just about rest of T14 Yield - 20-25%

Not to hijack this thread, but does anyone know why is Stanford's yield so comparatively low?

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

Postby Howl » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:41 pm

malleus discentium wrote:
nothingtosee wrote:Off-topic:

But the argument of "Chicago is smaller so more selective than H, which goes on numbers" doesn't really make sense considering that Chicago offers 836 (of which 196 matriculate) and Harvard offers 858 (of which 568 matriculate)...unless I'm missing something.

FYI
Yale Yield - 83%
Harvard Yield - 65%
Stanford Yield - 45%
Just about rest of T14 Yield - 20-25%

Not to hijack this thread, but does anyone know why is Stanford's yield so comparatively low?


I'm guessing that those who get into Stanford generally tend to get into HY as well, and a lot choose to go to one of the other two schools due to ranking reasons? Mebbe?

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

Postby Kimikho » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:50 pm

Howl wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:
nothingtosee wrote:Off-topic:

But the argument of "Chicago is smaller so more selective than H, which goes on numbers" doesn't really make sense considering that Chicago offers 836 (of which 196 matriculate) and Harvard offers 858 (of which 568 matriculate)...unless I'm missing something.

FYI
Yale Yield - 83%
Harvard Yield - 65%
Stanford Yield - 45%
Just about rest of T14 Yield - 20-25%

Not to hijack this thread, but does anyone know why is Stanford's yield so comparatively low?


I'm guessing that those who get into Stanford generally tend to get into HY as well, and a lot choose to go to one of the other two schools due to ranking location reasons? Mebbe?


I have heard for some bizarre reason that S doesn't have as much preftige on the east coast as compared to the best coast.

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

Postby Gary » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:53 pm

scoobers wrote:
Howl wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:
nothingtosee wrote:Off-topic:

But the argument of "Chicago is smaller so more selective than H, which goes on numbers" doesn't really make sense considering that Chicago offers 836 (of which 196 matriculate) and Harvard offers 858 (of which 568 matriculate)...unless I'm missing something.

FYI
Yale Yield - 83%
Harvard Yield - 65%
Stanford Yield - 45%
Just about rest of T14 Yield - 20-25%

Not to hijack this thread, but does anyone know why is Stanford's yield so comparatively low?


I'm guessing that those who get into Stanford generally tend to get into HY as well, and a lot choose to go to one of the other two schools due to ranking location reasons? Mebbe?


I have heard for some bizarre reason that S doesn't have as much preftige on the east coast as compared to the best coast.


Definitely true. A lot of people on the east coast equate preftige with US News undergrad rankings and Stanford is comparatively lower than HY (incidentally, Stanford was ranked lower than both UChicago and Columbia the last time I checked).

edit: meant undergrad and not law :oops:
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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:57 pm

Howl wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:
nothingtosee wrote:Off-topic:

But the argument of "Chicago is smaller so more selective than H, which goes on numbers" doesn't really make sense considering that Chicago offers 836 (of which 196 matriculate) and Harvard offers 858 (of which 568 matriculate)...unless I'm missing something.

FYI
Yale Yield - 83%
Harvard Yield - 65%
Stanford Yield - 45%
Just about rest of T14 Yield - 20-25%

Not to hijack this thread, but does anyone know why is Stanford's yield so comparatively low?


I'm guessing that those who get into Stanford generally tend to get into HY as well, and a lot choose to go to one of the other two schools due to ranking reasons? Mebbe?


I think personal reasons, too. For someone with ties to the east coast or a larger likelihood of targeting an east coast market, H & Y probably make more sense. There are more east coast legal markets, so it makes sense that H & Y would steal from S's yield.

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

Postby koalacity » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:19 pm

Gary wrote:
scoobers wrote:I have heard for some bizarre reason that S doesn't have as much preftige on the east coast as compared to the best coast.


Definitely true. A lot of people on the east coast equate preftige with US News and Stanford is comparatively lower than HY (incidentally, Stanford was ranked lower than both UChicago and Columbia the last time I checked).

S has been #2 for the last two years (this year tied for it with H and last year H was #3, I think), and was #3 from 2009-2011. I don't think it's been lower than Chicago or Columbia anytime recently, though I could be wrong.

However, the lower yield S has, the greater likelihood of me getting in if I get waitlisted, so...I'm all for people taking the HY preftige over S 8) .

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

Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:19 pm

So are all the applicants who got acceptance/WL today people who applied from around Oct? I applied in December, and have not head anything.

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

Postby MT Cicero » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:22 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:So are all the applicants who got acceptance/WL today people who applied from around Oct? I applied in December, and have not head anything.


August for me. I might've been the first app in for all I know (the day after it opened)!

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

Postby Synch » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:30 pm

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

Postby Gary » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:43 pm

koalacity wrote:
Gary wrote:
scoobers wrote:I have heard for some bizarre reason that S doesn't have as much preftige on the east coast as compared to the best coast.


Definitely true. A lot of people on the east coast equate preftige with US News and Stanford is comparatively lower than HY (incidentally, Stanford was ranked lower than both UChicago and Columbia the last time I checked).

S has been #2 for the last two years (this year tied for it with H and last year H was #3, I think), and was #3 from 2009-2011. I don't think it's been lower than Chicago or Columbia anytime recently, though I could be wrong.

However, the lower yield S has, the greater likelihood of me getting in if I get waitlisted, so...I'm all for people taking the HY preftige over S 8) .


Oops sorry I should have clarified that I was talking about undergrad rankings (with regards to explaining scoobers comment about S having less lay prestige than HY) :oops:

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

Postby Gary » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:44 pm

bee wrote:
Gary wrote:Definitely true. A lot of people on the east coast equate preftige with US News and Stanford is comparatively lower than HY (incidentally, Stanford was ranked lower than both UChicago and Columbia the last time I checked).

lol wut


sorry was talking about undergrad in response to scoobers' comment

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

Postby kershka » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:45 pm

koalacity wrote:
Gary wrote:
scoobers wrote:I have heard for some bizarre reason that S doesn't have as much preftige on the east coast as compared to the best coast.


Definitely true. A lot of people on the east coast equate preftige with US News and Stanford is comparatively lower than HY (incidentally, Stanford was ranked lower than both UChicago and Columbia the last time I checked).

S has been #2 for the last two years (this year tied for it with H and last year H was #3, I think), and was #3 from 2009-2011. I don't think it's been lower than Chicago or Columbia anytime recently, though I could be wrong.

However, the lower yield S has, the greater likelihood of me getting in if I get waitlisted, so...I'm all for people taking the HY preftige over S 8) .

This.

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

Postby Kimikho » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:14 pm

koalacity wrote:
Gary wrote:
scoobers wrote:I have heard for some bizarre reason that S doesn't have as much preftige on the east coast as compared to the best coast.


Definitely true. A lot of people on the east coast equate preftige with US News and Stanford is comparatively lower than HY (incidentally, Stanford was ranked lower than both UChicago and Columbia the last time I checked).

S has been #2 for the last two years (this year tied for it with H and last year H was #3, I think), and was #3 from 2009-2011. I don't think it's been lower than Chicago or Columbia anytime recently, though I could be wrong.

However, the lower yield S has, the greater likelihood of me getting in if I get waitlisted, so...I'm all for people taking the HY preftige over S 8) .


I think your best option if you get wait listed is to retake, koala.

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

Postby Luchi91 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:37 pm

Hopefully I get waitlisted and they take my February LSAT score

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

Postby Kimikho » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:27 pm

I am still very worried I had a typo in my skype name or something :/ I wish they would do the contact thingy before the night before.




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