Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

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I'M FREAKING OUT!!!!!
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I. AM. FREAK-ING. OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Why did anyone ever give us status checkers? I can't stop looking at the stupid things!
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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby wheathins » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:36 pm

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Keilz » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:38 pm

wheathins wrote:
mosunny wrote:
Keilz wrote:
mosunny wrote:Just got in. LSAT = median, GPA < 25th. Non-URM. KJD. I am freaking out.


Congrats! glad to see movement. When did you submit/complete?



Submitted Nov 13, but not complete until Jan 25 because it took me a while to secure my second academic LOR.


HOLY SMOKES. That was fast! They gave you an acceptance in about 2 weeks?

You must have a spectacular app for a KJD. Did you also get JS1/JS2 from HLS?


CLS probably reviewed the app without the LOR, or bumped it to front of the line. They read in submission order

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Sarastro » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:41 pm

mosunny wrote:Just got in. LSAT = median, GPA < 25th. Non-URM. KJD. I am freaking out.

Congrats! How were you notified, if I may ask?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby RParadela » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:42 pm

01panm wrote:
mosunny wrote:Just got in. LSAT = median, GPA < 25th. Non-URM. KJD. I am freaking out.


Congrats! I'm in essentially the same position, so this makes me exceedingly happy :D


Also in the same position although my GPA is a tad bit higher.

Columbia plz

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby wheathins » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:44 pm

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby JGPGH » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:02 pm

Quick question, but my LSAT is way below 25th and my GPA is below me 25th as well, not a URM, still in undergrad and didn't write a why Columbia or interview...but I got put on the wait list 15 days after going complete. I genuinely have no idea how this happened, does this mean they just really liked my softs and does it bode well for my chances of getting accepted if I show interest? CLS is obviously my absolute top choice now and I would love any advice or tips on how to best improve my chances are getting in/what my next steps should be. Thanks in advance

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 01panm » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:12 pm

JGPGH wrote:Quick question, but my LSAT is way below 25th and my GPA is below me 25th as well, not a URM, still in undergrad and didn't write a why Columbia or interview...but I got put on the wait list 15 days after going complete. I genuinely have no idea how this happened, does this mean they just really liked my softs and does it bode well for my chances of getting accepted if I show interest? CLS is obviously my absolute top choice now and I would love any advice or tips on how to best improve my chances are getting in/what my next steps should be. Thanks in advance


Unfortunately, you're probably not getting in. Columbia likes to waitlist a large number of students, many of which have no reasonable chance at admission (people with sub-160 have gotten waitlisted instead of rejected).

If you are below both 25ths and non-URM, no amount of LOCI or Why Columbia will make a difference.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby sonyco » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:17 pm

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Leliana » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:17 pm

01panm wrote:
JGPGH wrote:Quick question, but my LSAT is way below 25th and my GPA is below me 25th as well, not a URM, still in undergrad and didn't write a why Columbia or interview...but I got put on the wait list 15 days after going complete. I genuinely have no idea how this happened, does this mean they just really liked my softs and does it bode well for my chances of getting accepted if I show interest? CLS is obviously my absolute top choice now and I would love any advice or tips on how to best improve my chances are getting in/what my next steps should be. Thanks in advance


Unfortunately, you're probably not getting in. Columbia likes to waitlist a large number of students, many of which have no reasonable chance at admission (people with sub-160 have gotten waitlisted instead of rejected).

If you are below both 25ths and non-URM, no amount of LOCI or Why Columbia will make a difference.


This, unfortunately. LSN data suggests that very few people make it in off the waitlist: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=225363 (from 2014, but glancing at the past few cycles there continue to be very few WL->Admits).

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby goldenbear2020 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:22 pm

01panm wrote:
JGPGH wrote:Quick question, but my LSAT is way below 25th and my GPA is below me 25th as well, not a URM, still in undergrad and didn't write a why Columbia or interview...but I got put on the wait list 15 days after going complete. I genuinely have no idea how this happened, does this mean they just really liked my softs and does it bode well for my chances of getting accepted if I show interest? CLS is obviously my absolute top choice now and I would love any advice or tips on how to best improve my chances are getting in/what my next steps should be. Thanks in advance


Unfortunately, you're probably not getting in. Columbia likes to waitlist a large number of students, many of which have no reasonable chance at admission (people with sub-160 have gotten waitlisted instead of rejected).

If you are below both 25ths and non-URM, no amount of LOCI or Why Columbia will make a difference.

+1

Over the past 10 cycles on LSN, CLS has taken 1 of the 185 non-URMs applicants below both 25ths.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby sigree » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:37 pm

goldenbear2020 wrote:
01panm wrote:
JGPGH wrote:Quick question, but my LSAT is way below 25th and my GPA is below me 25th as well, not a URM, still in undergrad and didn't write a why Columbia or interview...but I got put on the wait list 15 days after going complete. I genuinely have no idea how this happened, does this mean they just really liked my softs and does it bode well for my chances of getting accepted if I show interest? CLS is obviously my absolute top choice now and I would love any advice or tips on how to best improve my chances are getting in/what my next steps should be. Thanks in advance


Unfortunately, you're probably not getting in. Columbia likes to waitlist a large number of students, many of which have no reasonable chance at admission (people with sub-160 have gotten waitlisted instead of rejected).

If you are below both 25ths and non-URM, no amount of LOCI or Why Columbia will make a difference.

+1

Over the past 10 cycles on LSN, CLS has taken 1 of the 185 non-URMs applicants below both 25ths.


Is there any data on how many "Holds" got in?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby mosunny » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:39 pm

Sarastro wrote:
mosunny wrote:Just got in. LSAT = median, GPA < 25th. Non-URM. KJD. I am freaking out.

Congrats! How were you notified, if I may ask?


By e-mail! It said mail to follow in the next few days.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby mosunny » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:40 pm

wheathins wrote:
mosunny wrote:
Keilz wrote:
mosunny wrote:Just got in. LSAT = median, GPA < 25th. Non-URM. KJD. I am freaking out.


Congrats! glad to see movement. When did you submit/complete?



Submitted Nov 13, but not complete until Jan 25 because it took me a while to secure my second academic LOR.


HOLY SMOKES. That was fast! They gave you an acceptance in about 2 weeks?

You must have a spectacular app for a KJD. Did you also get JS1/JS2 from HLS?



Haha definitely did not apply to Harvard. Felt like even applying to Columbia was a stretch!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby JGPGH » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:45 pm

Leliana wrote:
01panm wrote:
JGPGH wrote:Quick question, but my LSAT is way below 25th and my GPA is below me 25th as well, not a URM, still in undergrad and didn't write a why Columbia or interview...but I got put on the wait list 15 days after going complete. I genuinely have no idea how this happened, does this mean they just really liked my softs and does it bode well for my chances of getting accepted if I show interest? CLS is obviously my absolute top choice now and I would love any advice or tips on how to best improve my chances are getting in/what my next steps should be. Thanks in advance


Unfortunately, you're probably not getting in. Columbia likes to waitlist a large number of students, many of which have no reasonable chance at admission (people with sub-160 have gotten waitlisted instead of rejected).

If you are below both 25ths and non-URM, no amount of LOCI or Why Columbia will make a difference.


This, unfortunately. LSN data suggests that very few people make it in off the waitlist: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=225363 (from 2014, but glancing at the past few cycles there continue to be very few WL->Admits).


Got it. I knew the chances were really small, and the reason why I was asking was to get an honest answer so thanks guys! Definitely kind of a bummer, why they gotta play me like that!!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby CA97 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:04 pm

Filling in the Financial Aid Questionnaire. Anyone have ideas on/know anything about how to increase chances of receiving a larger grant as opposed to filling out loans? Or is this purely numbers?

Thanks!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lauren22 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:51 am

I applied in October, interviewed in Dec., and I'm getting worried. Should I write a Why Columbia or is it too late in the process?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Nickel94 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:02 am

lauren22 wrote:I applied in October, interviewed in Dec., and I'm getting worried. Should I write a Why Columbia or is it too late in the process?

We're basically the same, numbers and all....I'm considering writing one soon.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Thelaw23 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:50 am

Please Columbia, just talk to me. I need to know. It's been five months.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lsa16 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:51 am

Thelaw23 wrote:Please Columbia, just talk to me. I need to know. It's been five months.


+1

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby VapidP » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:08 pm

lsa16 wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:Please Columbia, just talk to me. I need to know. It's been five months.


+1


+1

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ldlestrange » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:47 pm

Nickel94 wrote:
lauren22 wrote:I applied in October, interviewed in Dec., and I'm getting worried. Should I write a Why Columbia or is it too late in the process?

We're basically the same, numbers and all....I'm considering writing one soon.


I have one already drafted. Will be emailing it to them if I don't hear back by next Tuesday. It could be a good idea... we really don't have much to lose at this point :(

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dietcoke1 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:07 pm

VapidP wrote:
lsa16 wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:Please Columbia, just talk to me. I need to know. It's been five months.


+1


+1


+100000

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby gizmo1024 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:26 pm

Interviewed yesterday. GPA is above median but I'm way below the 25th LSAT. I figured the interview would be about my weaknesses since Columbia is a reach for me, but my interviewer just asked about my current job and why Columbia. I'm relieved it wasn't a grilling session!

Glad to join the waiting game with you all :)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 2017JDtobe » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:04 pm

Anyone else notice that there seems to be an extreme lack of Columbia Law apparel? Not that it's a deal breaker, but...

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby poptart123 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:10 pm

2017JDtobe wrote:Anyone else notice that there seems to be an extreme lack of Columbia Law apparel? Not that it's a deal breaker, but...


I didn't, but my ego did.



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