Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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

Postby airwrecka » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:18 pm

freekick wrote:
airwrecka wrote:
airwrecka wrote:Who else is waiting to hear about the Hughes scholarship today?? I know there's at least a couple others from what I remember.

Got some bad LSAT retake news yesterday, so I could really use a Cornell pick-me-up today :lol:


Just got a phone call informing me I was dinged for Hughes :( It was nice of them to call and let me know, though! And they said I would have my normal scholly info by the end of today or tomorrow at the latest.


You are looking at 150k for sure.


I hope so! :D

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

Postby StopLawying » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:03 pm

How accurate is mylsn with scholarship $?

On my LSN, it showed that I had an 80% chance at getting a decent amount of $. Got nothing. Filled out the merit scholarship form before doing FAFSA, can that be it? Not applying for need based aid though.
Or maybe mylsn includes URM, military, etc?

Dont have great numbers at all, reverse splitter here. Maybe that's it and mylsn is just a really small sample size.

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

Postby theboringest » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:08 pm

StopLawying wrote:How accurate is mylsn with scholarship $?

On my LSN, it showed that I had an 80% chance at getting a decent amount of $. Got nothing. Filled out the merit scholarship form before doing FAFSA, can that be it? Not applying for need based aid though.
Or maybe mylsn includes URM, military, etc?

Dont have great numbers at all, reverse splitter here. Maybe that's it and mylsn is just a really small sample size.

Probably the reverse splitterness, appears most scholly's this year are going to folks at/above both medians.

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

Postby bearedman8 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:24 pm

Rejected. >> both 75ths, but no why Cornell.

Edit: Lol they sent me the wrong email. Interview requested. Anyone else have this happen to them?

Any tips for the written questions? :)

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

Postby Macallan » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:35 pm

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

Postby Future Ex-Engineer » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:48 pm

bearedman8 wrote:Rejected. >> both 75ths, but no why Cornell.

Edit: Lol they sent me the wrong email. Interview requested. Anyone else have this happen to them?

Any tips for the written questions? :)


lol sorry for the panic that might have induced, but that's hilarious

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

Postby BoyJord » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:49 pm

mrgstephe wrote:
bearedman8 wrote:Rejected. >> both 75ths, but no why Cornell.

Edit: Lol they sent me the wrong email. Interview requested. Anyone else have this happen to them?

Any tips for the written questions? :)


lol sorry for the panic that might have induced, but that's hilarious


I would say the panic you experienced with that email is the best prep for the written questions. expect to read something that is completely unexpected and roll with it

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

Postby RParadela » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:11 pm

Macallan wrote:Interview request today.
UR1 1/17
UR2 2/9


Also got the interview request today, similar UR dates. For the people who got the interview requests, what are your stats? I'm LSAT > 75, GPA = 25

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

Postby bitteschon » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:25 pm

RParadela wrote:
Macallan wrote:Interview request today.
UR1 1/17
UR2 2/9


Also got the interview request today, similar UR dates. For the people who got the interview requests, what are your stats? I'm LSAT > 75, GPA = 25


lsat=75th, superior gpa

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

Postby Macallan » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:35 pm

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

Postby bearedman8 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:45 pm

Finished the interview. All 4 of my video questions were incredibly broad and easy. (These aren't the exact questions, but it's along these lines: If you had unlimited resources for a day, what would you do. What's your ideal day look like. What type of people do you enjoy being around.) I only had one question that actually required me to come up with an example for. Everything else was just talking about things that I want or that I enjoy.

The written questions were way easier than I feared. I had two behavioral questions and one political question that was posted earlier in this thread and that I had already considered how I'd respond. One of my behavioral questions was also very similar to something that was already posted here.

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

Postby 34iplaw » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:39 pm

Invited for interview today.

application within few days of deadline (there's still hope for anyone who submitted late)
25GPA/75LSAT splitter
alumni from UG

can't find UR dates... only ones listed are received and interview requested.

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

Postby KillaKam92 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:14 pm

Is "Ready for Review" the same thing as "Under Review" or "UR"?

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

Postby ZVBXRPL » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:17 pm

StopLawying wrote:How accurate is mylsn with scholarship $?

On my LSN, it showed that I had an 80% chance at getting a decent amount of $. Got nothing. Filled out the merit scholarship form before doing FAFSA, can that be it? Not applying for need based aid though.
Or maybe mylsn includes URM, military, etc?

Dont have great numbers at all, reverse splitter here. Maybe that's it and mylsn is just a really small sample size.

I think C is playing tough with $ this year.

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

Postby RParadela » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:28 pm

Looks like most of the people invited to interview have good numbers (all 75+ LSAT). I think that bodes well for the group

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

Postby StopLawying » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:41 pm

ZVBXRPL wrote:
StopLawying wrote:How accurate is mylsn with scholarship $?

On my LSN, it showed that I had an 80% chance at getting a decent amount of $. Got nothing. Filled out the merit scholarship form before doing FAFSA, can that be it? Not applying for need based aid though.
Or maybe mylsn includes URM, military, etc?

Dont have great numbers at all, reverse splitter here. Maybe that's it and mylsn is just a really small sample size.

I think C is playing tough with $ this year.


Thanks, that at least makes me feel better. You think they'd offer me something if I got $ from WUSTL, UCLA, USC or do I have to get money from a T14 to really have a chance?

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

Postby goldenbear2020 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:55 pm

ZVBXRPL wrote:
StopLawying wrote:How accurate is mylsn with scholarship $?

On my LSN, it showed that I had an 80% chance at getting a decent amount of $. Got nothing. Filled out the merit scholarship form before doing FAFSA, can that be it? Not applying for need based aid though.
Or maybe mylsn includes URM, military, etc?

Dont have great numbers at all, reverse splitter here. Maybe that's it and mylsn is just a really small sample size.

I think C is playing tough with $ this year.

They might be saving their $ to go after the scarcer supply of 167+ LSAT scorers.

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

Postby ZVBXRPL » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:14 pm

StopLawying wrote:
ZVBXRPL wrote:
StopLawying wrote:How accurate is mylsn with scholarship $?

On my LSN, it showed that I had an 80% chance at getting a decent amount of $. Got nothing. Filled out the merit scholarship form before doing FAFSA, can that be it? Not applying for need based aid though.
Or maybe mylsn includes URM, military, etc?

Dont have great numbers at all, reverse splitter here. Maybe that's it and mylsn is just a really small sample size.

I think C is playing tough with $ this year.


Thanks, that at least makes me feel better. You think they'd offer me something if I got $ from WUSTL, UCLA, USC or do I have to get money from a T14 to really have a chance?

Cornell only entertains offers from "peer schools." This means the T-14, so unfortunately, the schools you mentioned won't qualify. Perhaps you can use Georgetown?

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

Postby cftvgybhu » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:42 am

got the Kira interview request yesterday after one and half month wait!!! :shock: :shock: (still feels like that even i do the interview, it's still a WL)
Anyway, still gonna do my best.
I have one question to ask though,
besides spoken questions, there are also 3 questions within 5 minutes, right?
since i have heard that there are policy ones, i am wondering to prepare in advance in case i do not know any context, but due to the typing limits of a normal human being, how many words would be appropriate?
like 80/minutes x 5 = 400 words in total? 130 each? :shock: :shock:

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

Postby AtSomePointItMatters » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:35 am

ZVBXRPL wrote:
StopLawying wrote:
ZVBXRPL wrote:
StopLawying wrote:How accurate is mylsn with scholarship $?

On my LSN, it showed that I had an 80% chance at getting a decent amount of $. Got nothing. Filled out the merit scholarship form before doing FAFSA, can that be it? Not applying for need based aid though.
Or maybe mylsn includes URM, military, etc?

Dont have great numbers at all, reverse splitter here. Maybe that's it and mylsn is just a really small sample size.

I think C is playing tough with $ this year.


Thanks, that at least makes me feel better. You think they'd offer me something if I got $ from WUSTL, UCLA, USC or do I have to get money from a T14 to really have a chance?

Cornell only entertains offers from "peer schools." This means the T-14, so unfortunately, the schools you mentioned won't qualify. Perhaps you can use Georgetown?


No idea if this is relevant to scholarship negotiation...during my in-person interview in NYC with the Director of Admissions, he explicitly mentioned the "T-13." Georgetown clearly not deserving of mention as a true peer in his eyes.

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

Postby freekick » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:42 am

cftvgybhu wrote:got the Kira interview request yesterday after one and half month wait!!! :shock: :shock: (still feels like that even i do the interview, it's still a WL)
Anyway, still gonna do my best.
I have one question to ask though,
besides spoken questions, there are also 3 questions within 5 minutes, right?
since i have heard that there are policy ones, i am wondering to prepare in advance in case i do not know any context, but due to the typing limits of a normal human being, how many words would be appropriate?
like 80/minutes x 5 = 400 words in total? 130 each? :shock: :shock:


FWIW: While doing the written ones, I didn't think at all about length. Just focused on being coherent and to the point. Doesn't seem like they put a premium on length alone; it is more about the quality of your on-the-feet thinking and instant articulation. HTH

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

Postby ZVBXRPL » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:22 am

AtSomePointItMatters wrote:
ZVBXRPL wrote:
StopLawying wrote:
ZVBXRPL wrote:
StopLawying wrote:How accurate is mylsn with scholarship $?

On my LSN, it showed that I had an 80% chance at getting a decent amount of $. Got nothing. Filled out the merit scholarship form before doing FAFSA, can that be it? Not applying for need based aid though.
Or maybe mylsn includes URM, military, etc?

Dont have great numbers at all, reverse splitter here. Maybe that's it and mylsn is just a really small sample size.

I think C is playing tough with $ this year.


Thanks, that at least makes me feel better. You think they'd offer me something if I got $ from WUSTL, UCLA, USC or do I have to get money from a T14 to really have a chance?

Cornell only entertains offers from "peer schools." This means the T-14, so unfortunately, the schools you mentioned won't qualify. Perhaps you can use Georgetown?


No idea if this is relevant to scholarship negotiation...during my in-person interview in NYC with the Director of Admissions, he explicitly mentioned the "T-13." Georgetown clearly not deserving of mention as a true peer in his eyes.

I don't mean to contradict you, but the director of financial aid (who allocates $) said the T-14.

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

Postby AtSomePointItMatters » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:28 am

ZVBXRPL wrote:
AtSomePointItMatters wrote:
ZVBXRPL wrote:
StopLawying wrote:
ZVBXRPL wrote:
StopLawying wrote:How accurate is mylsn with scholarship $?

On my LSN, it showed that I had an 80% chance at getting a decent amount of $. Got nothing. Filled out the merit scholarship form before doing FAFSA, can that be it? Not applying for need based aid though.
Or maybe mylsn includes URM, military, etc?

Dont have great numbers at all, reverse splitter here. Maybe that's it and mylsn is just a really small sample size.

I think C is playing tough with $ this year.


Thanks, that at least makes me feel better. You think they'd offer me something if I got $ from WUSTL, UCLA, USC or do I have to get money from a T14 to really have a chance?

Cornell only entertains offers from "peer schools." This means the T-14, so unfortunately, the schools you mentioned won't qualify. Perhaps you can use Georgetown?


No idea if this is relevant to scholarship negotiation...during my in-person interview in NYC with the Director of Admissions, he explicitly mentioned the "T-13." Georgetown clearly not deserving of mention as a true peer in his eyes.

I don't mean to contradict you, but the director of financial aid (who allocates $) said the T-14.


Hey, I'm just looking to help out. Thanks for that info.

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

Postby ZVBXRPL » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:37 am

AtSomePointItMatters wrote:
ZVBXRPL wrote:
AtSomePointItMatters wrote:
ZVBXRPL wrote:
StopLawying wrote:
ZVBXRPL wrote:
StopLawying wrote:How accurate is mylsn with scholarship $?

On my LSN, it showed that I had an 80% chance at getting a decent amount of $. Got nothing. Filled out the merit scholarship form before doing FAFSA, can that be it? Not applying for need based aid though.
Or maybe mylsn includes URM, military, etc?

Dont have great numbers at all, reverse splitter here. Maybe that's it and mylsn is just a really small sample size.

I think C is playing tough with $ this year.


Thanks, that at least makes me feel better. You think they'd offer me something if I got $ from WUSTL, UCLA, USC or do I have to get money from a T14 to really have a chance?

Cornell only entertains offers from "peer schools." This means the T-14, so unfortunately, the schools you mentioned won't qualify. Perhaps you can use Georgetown?


No idea if this is relevant to scholarship negotiation...during my in-person interview in NYC with the Director of Admissions, he explicitly mentioned the "T-13." Georgetown clearly not deserving of mention as a true peer in his eyes.

I don't mean to contradict you, but the director of financial aid (who allocates $) said the T-14.


Hey, I'm just looking to help out. Thanks for that info.

Of course! Interesting that he specifically excluded Georgetown though...

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

Postby cftvgybhu » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:57 am

freekick wrote:
cftvgybhu wrote:got the Kira interview request yesterday after one and half month wait!!! :shock: :shock: (still feels like that even i do the interview, it's still a WL)
Anyway, still gonna do my best.
I have one question to ask though,
besides spoken questions, there are also 3 questions within 5 minutes, right?
since i have heard that there are policy ones, i am wondering to prepare in advance in case i do not know any context, but due to the typing limits of a normal human being, how many words would be appropriate?
like 80/minutes x 5 = 400 words in total? 130 each? :shock: :shock:


FWIW: While doing the written ones, I didn't think at all about length. Just focused on being coherent and to the point. Doesn't seem like they put a premium on length alone; it is more about the quality of your on-the-feet thinking and instant articulation. HTH

Big thanks!



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