Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Have you heard back from Cornell?

YES AND I AM GOING
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Yes, but still deciding
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Yes, but not going
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No :(
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No, but I already committed to somewhere else
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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:26 am

Just thought I'd toss out some interesting info I picked up from MS9 this morning:

Apparently Cornell has a new Dean of Admissions. So, for those of us out there trying to read the tea leaves based on the past 5 cycles to determine what Cornell does/does not prefer for applicants, it's probably a losing battle. It'll take some time to be able to predict if Cornell, say, likes splitters, or has a hard GPA floor, or is going to be more generous with scholarship money for high-performers. Other things like who they give fee waivers to and how long their application cycle runs will also probably be up in the air.

Sorry to introduce some uncertainty in here, but "knowing that you don't/can't know" is probably good situational awareness. Good luck all!
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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby joeytribbiani » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:30 am

ponderingmeerkat wrote:Just thought I'd toss out some interesting info I picked up from MS9 this morning:

Apparently Cornell has a new Dean of Admissions as of this year. So, for those of use out there trying to read the tea leaves on what Cornell does/does not prefer for applicants, it's probably a losing battle. It'll take some time to be able to predict if Cornell, say, likes splitters, or has a hard GPA floor, or is going to be more generous with scholarship money for high-performers. Other things like who they give fee waivers to and how long their application cycle runs will also probably be up in the air.

Sorry to introduce some uncertainty in here, but "knowing that you don't/can't know" is probably good situational awareness. Good luck all!


Thanks for the info. I'm a splitter so I figured it would be unpredictable regardless, and this confirms that even more. Let the waiting begin!

(also checking in, submitted Monday and got confirmation email today)

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Lavitz » Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:41 pm

ponderingmeerkat wrote:Just thought I'd toss out some interesting info I picked up from MS9 this morning:

Apparently Cornell has a new Dean of Admissions as of this year. So, for those of use out there trying to read the tea leaves on what Cornell does/does not prefer for applicants, it's probably a losing battle. It'll take some time to be able to predict if Cornell, say, likes splitters, or has a hard GPA floor, or is going to be more generous with scholarship money for high-performers. Other things like who they give fee waivers to and how long their application cycle runs will also probably be up in the air.

Sorry to introduce some uncertainty in here, but "knowing that you don't/can't know" is probably good situational awareness. Good luck all!

This is incorrect.

Dean Ingram started July 2015. She was in charge all of last cycle.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ac8876a » Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:54 pm

RamTitan wrote:
nimbus cloud wrote:How generous is Cornell with scholarships? I am LSAT 75th percentile, GPA higher than 75th.

This is so anecdotal that I probably should not even bother responding, but I know someone who scored a 173 with a 3.8 GPA who got a fullride from Cornell.


Heard from the representative at an LSAC forum that they might not be giving full rides this cycle and give out more need-based aid.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby BruiseWillis » Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:55 pm

ac8876a wrote:
RamTitan wrote:
nimbus cloud wrote:How generous is Cornell with scholarships? I am LSAT 75th percentile, GPA higher than 75th.

This is so anecdotal that I probably should not even bother responding, but I know someone who scored a 173 with a 3.8 GPA who got a fullride from Cornell.


Heard from the representative at an LSAC forum that they might not be giving full rides this cycle and give out more need-based aid.

Bold strategy Cotton

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:15 pm

Lavitz wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:Just thought I'd toss out some interesting info I picked up from MS9 this morning:

Apparently Cornell has a new Dean of Admissions as of this year. So, for those of use out there trying to read the tea leaves on what Cornell does/does not prefer for applicants, it's probably a losing battle. It'll take some time to be able to predict if Cornell, say, likes splitters, or has a hard GPA floor, or is going to be more generous with scholarship money for high-performers. Other things like who they give fee waivers to and how long their application cycle runs will also probably be up in the air.

Sorry to introduce some uncertainty in here, but "knowing that you don't/can't know" is probably good situational awareness. Good luck all!

This is incorrect.

Dean Ingram started July 2015. She was in charge all of last cycle.


Thanks edited my initial post.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby call-me-bubbles » Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:57 pm

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby R. Jeeves » Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:58 pm

call-me-bubbles wrote:
call-me-bubbles wrote:So, Cornell is one of the few schools, it seems, who won't hold your file for an upcoming LSAT. I had inquired about this via e-mail and just got a response directing me to their FAQs, where my question is indirectly answered in a paragraph responding to a different question. This is the first boo-boo I've made on an application so far this cycle -- it was bound to happen some time -- but now I'm feeling really stupid and bummed about my chances at Cornell. How likely do you guys think this oversight is to be a factor in the adcom's decision?


Sorry to "bump" this, but since the thread just moved to the next page, I didn't want my question to get lost. Any thoughts on how likely it is that a dumb e-mail to admissions will affect the decision they make?


this will have zero influence on their decision

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Tycho » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:44 pm

SweetTort wrote:How long does it take to hear back about interviews?


Cornell 1L here. They didn't start sending invites until December 9 last year, so it might be a little bit yet. Good luck!

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby proteinshake » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:44 pm

Tycho wrote:
SweetTort wrote:How long does it take to hear back about interviews?


Cornell 1L here. They didn't start sending invites until December 9 last year, so it might be a little bit yet. Good luck!

so is there any advantage to submitting this early? seems like they want to get a sense of all their applicants before they send interview requests.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Tycho » Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:00 pm

proteinshake wrote:
Tycho wrote:
SweetTort wrote:How long does it take to hear back about interviews?


Cornell 1L here. They didn't start sending invites until December 9 last year, so it might be a little bit yet. Good luck!

so is there any advantage to submitting this early? seems like they want to get a sense of all their applicants before they send interview requests.


I gathered there still was some order, as in earlier applicants (i.e. before Thanksgiving) would get invites earlier on once they started sending them out. But, nonetheless, there's of course no disadvantage to submitting this early either. I applied 1st week of November and got an invite about a week after they started (so mid-Dec.).

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby cantexplaingottago » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:00 am

nimbus cloud wrote:
cantexplaingottago wrote:Worked for me. 1L, and my stats are slightly above the medians for my entering class. My scholarship covers about 70% of tuition. It's still a ton of debt, but I am very happy with my decision and their offer. I stated explicitly that Cornell was my top choice in the "Why Cornell" section, and I had several years of unrelated work experience on my resume. Hope this helps!


Thanks for this! Exactly what I wanted and needed to hear. Did you have to negotiate or was this the original offer?

Also, I've seen people discuss Cornell interviews. Do they interview everyone?


I tried to negotiate, but I had nothing to negotiate with--none of my other offers even came close. Still, the worst they can do is say "no", so I asked anyway. The interview was done through an app that had prerecorded questions and recorded my time-limited response. They don't tell you the questions beforehand, so you're still under pressure to think fast as you would be in a live interview. It was a very awkward format and at least one of my responses was cut off, but I think they realize that it's awkward and they don't judge you too harshly for it. I also heard a rumor that the interview app records constantly, so the interviewer can see you between questions, but I have no verification of this.

If any of you end up gaining admission and choosing Cornell, I'm happy to talk to you about living frugally in Ithaca, and what to expect from the school. Just be patient for responses and recognize that my point of view is limited. I'm a 1L in my first semester, so I'm insanely busy and I haven't even experienced finals yet.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jdanz » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:33 pm

Just received an interview request

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Keilz » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:33 pm

jdanz wrote:Just received an interview request


+1 do you need one to be admitted or is it for some people only?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 20170322 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:35 pm

jdanz wrote:Just received an interview request


When did you submit?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Keilz » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:37 pm

SweetTort wrote:
jdanz wrote:Just received an interview request


When did you submit?


10/11

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Thelaw23 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:38 pm

Submitted 9/23 but no interview request.

RIP

I also believe you need to be interviewed for Cornell to be admitted. However, no idea what the % of people interviewed are admitted.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby proteinshake » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:39 pm

Thelaw23 wrote:Submitted 9/23 but no interview request.

RIP

I also believe you need to be interviewed for Cornell to be admitted. However, no idea what the % of people interviewed are admitted.

interview is required.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby SilverSurfer2020 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:40 pm

Received a request as well! Already nervous about the video format.

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:41 pm

Can y'all post your stats?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dietcoke1 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:41 pm

has your status checker changed at all for those that got requests?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby taxman14 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:41 pm

Keilz wrote:
SweetTort wrote:
jdanz wrote:Just received an interview request


When did you submit?


10/11


Submitted mid-Sept and still no reply. Is it a necessary condition to be interviewed for an acceptance?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jdanz » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:42 pm

My e-mail states that the online interview is voluntary so I am not sure that interviewing is necessary for admission. Does it say the same for anyone else?

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jdanz » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:43 pm

SweetTort wrote:
jdanz wrote:Just received an interview request


When did you submit?


Submitted towards the end of Sept. Not sure when exactly tho

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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Harry Ass Truman » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:44 pm

Just received an interview request as well. Anyone know how these work?



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