USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)

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

Postby areyn22 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:06 pm

Waitlisted today too - not terribly surprised; my LSAT's a little under the median and I applied late in the cycle. I'll be withdrawing as I intend to accept an offer elsewhere - best of luck to everyone and congrats to everyone accepted!

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

Postby skurfy » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:10 pm

WL. I'm waitlisted at UCLA too - and six other schools. Think I'll be at 11 waitlists before it's all over.

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

Postby Lawser24 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:29 pm

WL today also. 163/3.8. Complete 12/21. UR 1/9. Seems crazy how many people with better stats got WL. Also WL at UCLA. Going to withdraw, good luck guys...

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

Postby whatupbrobro » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:51 pm

Woowwwww shocked at all these WL with good numbers...are the WL coming in on a rolling basis today?

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

Postby njdevils327 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:54 pm

Stevie_Rave_On wrote:
njdevils327 wrote:I got half tuition to UCLA but waitlisted to USC (A school i wanted to go to more at the beginning of the process)????

So weird. Anyone know or hear of people getting off the waitlist quickly by submitting a LOCI to their Waitlist response form? Or getting money from them after getting on the waitlist?


This sucks....


I got waitlisted by UCLA and I'm still waiting to hear back from USC, but what I've read doesn't look promising where merit schollys for WLers are concerned.


Yeah, this in all honesty seems like a pretty bullshit tactic to save them money on merit scholarships. I hope they drop in the rankings because they lose their medians because people like me went elsewhere.

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

Postby MikeJD » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:03 pm

Some pretty weird waitlist list. They either are playing yield protect or have had a massive increase in apps.

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

Postby hydrohect » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:30 pm

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

Postby shotgunheist » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:34 pm

patrickkpaul wrote:WL w/ median GPA and 75th LSAT. Applied around Halloween. It's a bit surprising, but it's all good. I was never going to live in SoCal anyway....


What the actual frick. That's ridiculous. Something is wrong.

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

Postby alpha kenny body » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:42 pm

shotgunheist wrote:
patrickkpaul wrote:WL w/ median GPA and 75th LSAT. Applied around Halloween. It's a bit surprising, but it's all good. I was never going to live in SoCal anyway....


What the actual frick. That's ridiculous. Something is wrong.

Sounds about right for this cycle. Seriously.

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

Postby loslakers » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:45 pm

patrickkpaul wrote:WL w/ median GPA and 75th LSAT. Applied around Halloween. It's a bit surprising, but it's all good. I was never going to live in SoCal anyway....


wtf thats ridiculous... literally makes zero sense

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

Postby Gitaroo_Dude » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:51 pm

Only possible explanation I can think of would be that, by waiving everyone's application fee this year, they got more apps than expected and can't admit anyone right now in order to keep their small class size.

Unless they had free apps last year too, in which case that explanation goes out the window.

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

Postby slurp » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:59 pm

They offered free app last year too. They over enrolled and started offering 5k scholarships to people willing to defer a year, so its likely that they started with many more "for sures" this year

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

Postby Bunbury » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:50 pm

Darn. I'm still just sitting at complete - I wish I'd go under review. Good luck to both those who just went under and the WL folks - fingers crossed!

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

Postby Factfromfiction » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:04 pm

WL today. 3.4 170 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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

Postby Mr_Chukes » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:47 pm

Gitaroo_Dude wrote:Only possible explanation I can think of would be that, by waiving everyone's application fee this year, they got more apps than expected and can't admit anyone right now in order to keep their small class size.

Unless they had free apps last year too, in which case that explanation goes out the window.

Believe so. They had so many people apply and get in.

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

Postby Rigo » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:49 pm

Good I hope they have a smaller class this year. That 230something class last year makes me nervous.

(No offense to waitlisted people. Sorry :( )

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

Postby chargers21 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:30 am

Mr_Chukes wrote:
Gitaroo_Dude wrote:Only possible explanation I can think of would be that, by waiving everyone's application fee this year, they got more apps than expected and can't admit anyone right now in order to keep their small class size.

Unless they had free apps last year too, in which case that explanation goes out the window.

Believe so. They had so many people apply and get in.

They currently have A LOT of money on the table already on LSN and that's just a fraction of applicants I assume. So many are at 157.5k and I bet they want some of the dust to settle on which of those students are going before admitting too many more

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

Postby Mr_Chukes » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:00 am

chargers21 wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
Gitaroo_Dude wrote:Only possible explanation I can think of would be that, by waiving everyone's application fee this year, they got more apps than expected and can't admit anyone right now in order to keep their small class size.

Unless they had free apps last year too, in which case that explanation goes out the window.

Believe so. They had so many people apply and get in.

They currently have A LOT of money on the table already on LSN and that's just a fraction of applicants I assume. So many are at 157.5k and I bet they want some of the dust to settle on which of those students are going before admitting too many more

Yeah I can see that. So many people with LSAT's near 170 or High GPA's. They had not done a waitlist or rejection wave until now I believe.

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

Postby connordalto » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:41 pm

Also WL yesterday.. 75th > gpa/lsat > median. Damn USC you know what cash me ousside howbow dah

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

Postby vcap180 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:58 pm

So seeing all of these objectively better splitters get WLd yesterday, I am actually discouraged by the fact that I didn't catch that wave.

When is the first round of rejections coming?! Looks like I need to prepare for impact.

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

Postby Macallan » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:36 pm

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

Postby Rigo » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:41 pm

I should have applied for Rothman but it was too business-centric which isn't why I'm going to law school so it felt hollow.

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

Postby MikeJD » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:04 pm

Rigo wrote:I should have applied for Rothman but it was too business-centric which isn't why I'm going to law school so it felt hollow.



Well Rothman is for a job at Skadden and not a public advocacy group.

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

Postby Rigo » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:05 pm

MikeJD wrote:
Rigo wrote:I should have applied for Rothman but it was too business-centric which isn't why I'm going to law school so it felt hollow.

Well Rothman is for a job at Skadden and not a public advocacy group.

Yeah I know, but I want a full ride obviously.

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

Postby Rigo » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:06 pm

I'm saying I wish there was a comparable full-ride scholarship for PI/govt/less-ENTREPRENEURIAL folks akin to what NYU does.



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