Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

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Assuming acceptance, would you pay sticker?

Yes
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53%
No
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26%
I really don't even want to think about that right now
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heyya0909
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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

Postby heyya0909 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:42 am

Terson_br wrote:Hello everyone! I would be glad if someone could answer my questions as I am new to this Forum and to the "JD applications" world.
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I know there are a couple exceptional students who get in with low 160's.

But never heard of a 150 getting into Columbia Law.

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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

Postby brinicolec » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:10 pm

heyya0909 wrote:
Terson_br wrote:Hello everyone! I would be glad if someone could answer my questions as I am new to this Forum and to the "JD applications" world.
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I know there are a couple exceptional students who get in with low 160's.

But never heard of a 150 getting into Columbia Law.



Agreed. A 150 is below average, so I can't imagine that, even with solid softs, it would be enough to pull you off of the reserve list. Also... Getting off of the reserve list is unlikely for everyone (not to sound like negative Nancy, y'all!) If you want to go to a top school (especially a T6), I'd definitely recommend retaking.

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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

Postby lilitiger99 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:24 pm

:cry:

I spoke to a trustee member who said that 90+ percent of the class came from ED this year. Wonder if that's true. He said "that's why wonderful applicants like you get WL"

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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

Postby VapidP » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:38 pm

lilitiger99 wrote::cry:

I spoke to a trustee member who said that 90+ percent of the class came from ED this year. Wonder if that's true. He said "that's why wonderful applicants like you get WL"


I highly doubt thats true.

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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

Postby SybillAnnDorsett » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:42 pm

lilitiger99 wrote::cry:

I spoke to a trustee member who said that 90+ percent of the class came from ED this year. Wonder if that's true. He said "that's why wonderful applicants like you get WL"


that was said to you to make you feel better.

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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

Postby lilitiger99 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:50 pm

SybillAnnDorsett wrote:
lilitiger99 wrote::cry:

I spoke to a trustee member who said that 90+ percent of the class came from ED this year. Wonder if that's true. He said "that's why wonderful applicants like you get WL"


that was said to you to make you feel better.


I realized he was just being nice, but also would be a weird thing to lie about. I'm withdrawing anyway, but thought I'd share what was told to me on the off chance it was true.

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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

Postby ktgjoon » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:38 am

Does anyone know the % of people accepted off the reserve list each year on average? I looked through some old threads and it seemed to be like close to nobody...I'm just trying to adjust my expectations to fit reality.

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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

Postby SybillAnnDorsett » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:43 am

ktgjoon wrote:Does anyone know the % of people accepted off the reserve list each year on average? I looked through some old threads and it seemed to be like close to nobody...I'm just trying to adjust my expectations to fit reality.


official consensus is "close to nobody" I think I read it on an ABA report or something. lol

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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

Postby wksen » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:44 am

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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

Postby SybillAnnDorsett » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:45 am

wksen wrote:So I just got a notification that I was placed on reserve and it was honestly a huge surprise to me. I have a 177 LSAT, 3.96 LSAC GPA, got my acceptance to Harvard already, and thought my interview with Columbia went pretty well. Is this common? Does anyone else know why an applicant with both numbers above the 75th percentile might be put on reserve?


lmfao y'all, for real, I give up.
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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

Postby ktgjoon » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:51 am

[quote="SybillAnnDorsett"][quote="wksen"]So I just got a notification that I was placed on reserve and it was honestly a huge surprise to me. I have a 177 LSAT, 3.96 LSAC GPA, got my acceptance to Harvard already, and thought my interview with Columbia went pretty well. Is this common? Does anyone else know why an applicant with both numbers above the 75th percentile might be put on reserve?[/quote]

lmfao y'all, for real, I give up.
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LMAO I second this like...my ass is well below the median on both LSAT and GPA ...so peace out it was nice knowing y'all

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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

Postby hoyasaxa13 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:57 am

wksen wrote:So I just got a notification that I was placed on reserve and it was honestly a huge surprise to me. I have a 177 LSAT, 3.96 LSAC GPA, got my acceptance to Harvard already, and thought my interview with Columbia went pretty well. Is this common? Does anyone else know why an applicant with both numbers above the 75th percentile might be put on reserve?



...wow

obvious case of yield protection. but wow.

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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

Postby wksen » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:10 pm

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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

Postby Mootmath » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:41 pm

wksen wrote:So I just got a notification that I was placed on reserve and it was honestly a huge surprise to me. I have a 177 LSAT, 3.96 LSAC GPA, got my acceptance to Harvard already, and thought my interview with Columbia went pretty well. Is this common? Does anyone else know why an applicant with both numbers above the 75th percentile might be put on reserve?


Some people said YP, but I don't know... 175+ 3.6X GPA just got waitlisted too :-/

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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

Postby PHern8143 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:49 pm

Mootmath wrote:
wksen wrote:So I just got a notification that I was placed on reserve and it was honestly a huge surprise to me. I have a 177 LSAT, 3.96 LSAC GPA, got my acceptance to Harvard already, and thought my interview with Columbia went pretty well. Is this common? Does anyone else know why an applicant with both numbers above the 75th percentile might be put on reserve?


Some people said YP, but I don't know... 175+ 3.6X GPA just got waitlisted too :-/



That's weird 160- 3.55 also waitlisted... I'm screwed lol

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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

Postby enitar » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:33 pm

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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

Postby Mootmath » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:36 am

PHern8143 wrote:
Mootmath wrote:
wksen wrote:So I just got a notification that I was placed on reserve and it was honestly a huge surprise to me. I have a 177 LSAT, 3.96 LSAC GPA, got my acceptance to Harvard already, and thought my interview with Columbia went pretty well. Is this common? Does anyone else know why an applicant with both numbers above the 75th percentile might be put on reserve?


Some people said YP, but I don't know... 175+ 3.6X GPA just got waitlisted too :-/



That's weird 160- 3.55 also waitlisted... I'm screwed lol


I think when seats fill up, they just shove everyone to the waitlist pile.

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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

Postby SybillAnnDorsett » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:57 am

wksen wrote:


would you go to CLS over HLS?

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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

Postby Sadnessandmisfortune » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:43 pm

Forgot to submit the form to be on reserve. Don't care enough. I'm not getting in off reserve and if I did I wouldn't go

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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

Postby Alexandros » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:49 pm

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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

Postby theoptimist17 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:25 pm

So, I know this line was in the pdf that was sent to Reserve candidates: "It is not possible for candidates on Reserve to have an interview with the Dean of Admissions or make an appearance before the Admissions Committee." Does this mean we're discouraged from trying to visit the school to show interest?

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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

Postby Charlie802 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:28 pm

theoptimist17 wrote:So, I know this line was in the pdf that was sent to Reserve candidates: "It is not possible for candidates on Reserve to have an interview with the Dean of Admissions or make an appearance before the Admissions Committee." Does this mean we're discouraged from trying to visit the school to show interest?



I visited yesterday, kind of a big deal since I'm from literally across the US. The receptionist wouldn't let me get past her. Maybe I'm not "hard" enough, but that was my experience. Honestly not sure if it was even worth visiting. Wrote my name on the visitor check in list. If you live in NYC, I say go, otherwise unless you're there for other schools (like me) or another reason, idk if I would go.

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Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020

Postby SybillAnnDorsett » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:33 pm

Charlie802 wrote:
theoptimist17 wrote:So, I know this line was in the pdf that was sent to Reserve candidates: "It is not possible for candidates on Reserve to have an interview with the Dean of Admissions or make an appearance before the Admissions Committee." Does this mean we're discouraged from trying to visit the school to show interest?



I visited yesterday, kind of a big deal since I'm from literally across the US. The receptionist wouldn't let me get past her. Maybe I'm not "hard" enough, but that was my experience. Honestly not sure if it was even worth visiting. Wrote my name on the visitor check in list. If you live in NYC, I say go, otherwise unless you're there for other schools (like me) or another reason, idk if I would go.


live in nyc and have visited three times. never have I made it beyond the receptionist, and on the spectrum between complete push-over and hard, I'm resting bitch face incarnate meets Miranda Priestly on a fire-breathing dragon with Daenarys.

They don't care. If you visit you'll have to make it worthwhile and only then will you be able to make the visit mean something to the adcom. In other words try to meet with leaders within student groups, people from your undergrad, visit a class, etc. and then write a LOCI telling them about it. I don't think it takes more than a visit to show serious interest, especially if you're from so far away. Write about the visit!




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