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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I don't know why I'm here
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Re: Cornell c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby brinicolec » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:42 pm

Finickywalrus wrote:Just got dinged with LSAT >> 75 and GPA just above 25. In at Duke off PT but I'm still concerned. Any thoughts?


I think they're trying to raise their GPA stats, tbh. I had a median LSAT and below 25 GPA.

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

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:43 pm

brinicolec wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:Sorry to everyone getting dinged/placed on reserve :(
Surprised because almost all of you have numbers that would, IMO, are strong enough for Cornell...which is why I think it's weird...

Did you all interview?? Did you find out via statuschecker or email??



I didn't interview. Got the email then saw someone on here say they saw it via status checker so I peeked at the status checker as well, which was updated.


Thanks for the info! Sorry again about Cornell :(

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

Postby brinicolec » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:44 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:Sorry to everyone getting dinged/placed on reserve :(
Surprised because almost all of you have numbers that would, IMO, are strong enough for Cornell...which is why I think it's weird...

Did you all interview?? Did you find out via statuschecker or email??



I didn't interview. Got the email then saw someone on here say they saw it via status checker so I peeked at the status checker as well, which was updated.


Thanks for the info! Sorry again about Cornell :(


Lol, it's actually really fine. Cornell probably got it right. I'm not bothered by this (other than it being my first rejection of the cycle) so I clearly wasn't REALLY that interested in Cornell. I think the upstate-New York weather + one of my close friends telling me I'd hate Ithaca ruined it for me :lol:

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

Postby Finickywalrus » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:46 pm

brinicolec wrote:
Finickywalrus wrote:Just got dinged with LSAT >> 75 and GPA just above 25. In at Duke off PT but I'm still concerned. Any thoughts?


I think they're trying to raise their GPA stats, tbh. I had a median LSAT and below 25 GPA.


Yeah that makes sense. I wasn't expecting much since I'm barely above 25th, but I'm pretty surprised by the straight up rejection haha

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

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:48 pm

brinicolec wrote:
Finickywalrus wrote:Just got dinged with LSAT >> 75 and GPA just above 25. In at Duke off PT but I'm still concerned. Any thoughts?


I think they're trying to raise their GPA stats, tbh. I had a median LSAT and below 25 GPA.


That's what I'm thinking too. They turned down someone with a 170 LSAT but below median gpa....

As someone with Median GPA and LSAT between 25 and median, I smell a waitlist letter coming my way :(

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

Postby RParadela » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:52 pm

Well, shit. Most of the people getting dinged have very similar stats as me. I'm LSAT>75, 25<GPA<50

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

Postby VA2lawschool » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:56 pm

RParadela wrote:Well, shit. Most of the people getting dinged have very similar stats as me. I'm LSAT>75, 25<GPA<50


I was put on reserve today with those stats.

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

Postby NotAGolfer » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:57 pm

Also part of the ding parade (via email). LSAT >>>75th, GPA <25th. Submitted 10/3. First ding of the cycle. I've already gotten into 6 other T14s so I'm not too worried (and I don't think other dings should be either). Don't get me wrong, the ding definitely hurts, but I'm still feeling optimistic about my cycle.

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

Postby tinafeyclone » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:57 pm

Dinged with LSAT >> 75%, GPA at median. No interview. Cornell wasn't a top school but still really surprised

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

Postby Keilz » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:59 pm

NotAGolfer wrote:Also part of the ding parade (via email). LSAT >>>75th, GPA <25th. Submitted 10/3. First ding of the cycle. I've already gotten into 6 other T14s so I'm not too worried (and I don't think other dings should be either). Don't get me wrong, the ding definitely hurts, but I'm still feeling optimistic about my cycle.


Damn...looks like they totally have a GPA floor right now. Look at their LSN chart

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

Postby jjcorvino » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:00 pm

Just got dinged. 177/3.4 . Definitely surprised, but it is ok. A lot of other great schools!

Good luck to everyone else.

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

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:00 pm

tinafeyclone wrote:Dinged with LSAT >> 75%, GPA at median. No interview. Cornell wasn't a top school but still really surprised


Oh god. My median GPA gave me a little hope but after seeing this, I will proceed to brace myself.

Sorry about Cornell but I'm almost certain you'll get into even better schools :D

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

Postby Thelaw23 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:01 pm

jjcorvino wrote:Just got dinged. 177/3.4 . Definitely surprised, but it is ok. A lot of other great schools!

Good luck to everyone else.



Reserved with similar stats.

What's going on Cornell?

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

Postby dclaw93 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:03 pm

Keilz wrote:
NotAGolfer wrote:Also part of the ding parade (via email). LSAT >>>75th, GPA <25th. Submitted 10/3. First ding of the cycle. I've already gotten into 6 other T14s so I'm not too worried (and I don't think other dings should be either). Don't get me wrong, the ding definitely hurts, but I'm still feeling optimistic about my cycle.


Damn...looks like they totally have a GPA floor right now. Look at their LSN chart


Yep, no one admitted yet below a 3.7 :(

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

Postby Bourbon Democrat » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:04 pm

Wait list

GPA > 75th
LSAT between 25th and median

A bit different from the rest of y'all as I am a reverse splitter.

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

Postby RParadela » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:07 pm

Seems like Cornell is going super GPA-intensive. Not good for us LSAT splitters

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

Postby jjcorvino » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:12 pm

I never even got an interview invite. They must be really into GPA this year. Checking previous cycles, there has only been one other applicant who got outright rejected >75 LSAT and <25GPA. A few waitlists, mostly admits with money.

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

Postby addie1412 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:14 pm

Brutal. Sorry to all who heard back today :(

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

Postby RParadela » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:14 pm

jjcorvino wrote:I never even got an interview invite. They must be really into GPA this year. Checking previous cycles, there has only been one other applicant who got outright rejected >75 LSAT and <25GPA. A few waitlists, mostly admits with money.


I don't get it.. Their 25% GPA is higher than every T7-14 other than Berkley. And their median GPA is pretty much in line with the other schools as well. Not sure why they'd be knocking out everyone with below median GPAs

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

Postby Rubbishdump » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:16 pm

Nothing yet, not sure if a good sign or not

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

Postby TudoBem » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:17 pm

Placed on reserve. At least it was not a ding.

here the email:

Our Admissions Committee has reviewed your application and placed your file on reserve. However, we are unable to make a final decision until later in the admission process.
Due to our small class size, and because we receive a high volume of applications for our entering class each year, we can only extend a limited number of admission offers initially. As we get further into the admission cycle we decide if additional offers are appropriate; usually mid-to-late May.
Our reserve list is not ranked, and will be reviewed again before we make additional offers. You may supplement your application throughout the admission cycle as long as your application is active. Updated transcripts and letters of recommendation should be processed through LSAC.
If you would like to remain a member of our reserve group, please email us at jdadmissions@cornell.edu within two weeks to express your interest. If we do not hear from you, we will eventually withdraw your application from further consideration.

Thank you for your continued interest in Cornell Law School.

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

Postby sorence » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:18 pm

Rubbishdump wrote:Nothing yet, not sure if a good sign or not


+1, just sitting and waiting

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

Postby jjcorvino » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:19 pm

RParadela wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:I never even got an interview invite. They must be really into GPA this year. Checking previous cycles, there has only been one other applicant who got outright rejected >75 LSAT and <25GPA. A few waitlists, mostly admits with money.


I don't get it.. Their 25% GPA is higher than every T7-14 other than Berkley. And their median GPA is pretty much in line with the other schools as well. Not sure why they'd be knocking out everyone with below median GPAs


Yeah, its okay though. I understand that they have a lot of applicants and some tough decisions. Perhaps they made an internal decision that GPA is a better indicator of success than a super high LSAT. Or it could be a 100 different things.

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

Postby call-me-bubbles » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:19 pm

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

Postby addie1412 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:20 pm

sorence wrote:
Rubbishdump wrote:Nothing yet, not sure if a good sign or not


+1, just sitting and waiting


+2 - interviewed mid-December
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