UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby #gobroncos » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:41 pm

Interview request! Complete in early October.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby pizzapocky » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:50 pm

pizzapocky wrote:Just got interview invite by email.
Applied RD
Completed: early Oct.
UR1: 10/31/17
Stats in profile.

Good luck everyone!


In case people care, when I went on the scheduler thingy the available dates were Dec. 4-8 and Dec. 11-15.

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Postby black_mirror » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:51 pm

pizzapocky wrote:
pizzapocky wrote:Just got interview invite by email.
Applied RD
Completed: early Oct.
UR1: 10/31/17
Stats in profile.

Good luck everyone!


In case people care, when I went on the scheduler thingy the available dates were Dec. 4-8 and Dec. 11-15.


MVP

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby AaronCarter » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:44 pm

porzingis3 wrote:Does anyone know how likely you are to be admitted if you were invited to interview?



Do we have any idea on this???

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Postby poptart123 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:11 pm

AaronCarter wrote:
porzingis3 wrote:Does anyone know how likely you are to be admitted if you were invited to interview?



Do we have any idea on this???


I want to say that at the admitted students dinner the dean of admissions said something like 1200 people were interviewed. I could be completely misremembering, though. I can't find any documentation either. If any other current student wants to chime in please do.

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Postby AaronCarter » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:53 pm

poptart123 wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
porzingis3 wrote:Does anyone know how likely you are to be admitted if you were invited to interview?



Do we have any idea on this???


I want to say that at the admitted students dinner the dean of admissions said something like 1200 people were interviewed. I could be completely misremembering, though. I can't find any documentation either. If any other current student wants to chime in please do.



Well, they extend about 900 offers. So if they do 1200 interviews, there’s definitely a solid shot at an acceptance but a ding is certainly possible.

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Postby black_mirror » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:56 pm

AaronCarter wrote:
poptart123 wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
porzingis3 wrote:Does anyone know how likely you are to be admitted if you were invited to interview?



Do we have any idea on this???


I want to say that at the admitted students dinner the dean of admissions said something like 1200 people were interviewed. I could be completely misremembering, though. I can't find any documentation either. If any other current student wants to chime in please do.



Well, they extend about 900 offers. So if they do 1200 interviews, there’s definitely a solid shot at an acceptance but a ding is certainly possible.


Those sound like HLS numbers to me. Chicago's class of 2020 is 188 people, i am not sure they offer 900 admissions offers (HLS does however).
https://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/Admi ... 017-18.pdf
http://hls.harvard.edu/dept/jdadmission ... and-facts/

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby principalagent » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:23 pm

black_mirror wrote:Those sound like HLS numbers to me. Chicago's class of 2020 is 188 people, i am not sure they offer 900 admissions offers (HLS does however).
https://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/Admi ... 017-18.pdf
http://hls.harvard.edu/dept/jdadmission ... and-facts/


900 actually sounds fair. They have to compete heavily with HYS, as well as CN, along with full and near full scholarships in the lower T13. Wouldn’t be surprised if their yield isn’t great because of that competition.

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Postby black_mirror » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:31 pm

principalagent wrote:
black_mirror wrote:Those sound like HLS numbers to me. Chicago's class of 2020 is 188 people, i am not sure they offer 900 admissions offers (HLS does however).
https://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/Admi ... 017-18.pdf
http://hls.harvard.edu/dept/jdadmission ... and-facts/


900 actually sounds fair. They have to compete heavily with HYS, as well as CN, along with full and near full scholarships in the lower T13. Wouldn’t be surprised if their yield isn’t great because of that competition.


Oh wow, you are right. I apologize! Never could imagine that the yield is 20%.
https://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/file ... report.pdf

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby throwaway1919 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:11 pm

Do you think one should be concerned if they haven't gotten an interview? I submitted in October, am above both 75ths, haven't heard back yet. Not sure if anyone has any insight here...

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Postby jkander31 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:08 pm

throwaway1919 wrote:Do you think one should be concerned if they haven't gotten an interview? I submitted in October, am above both 75ths, haven't heard back yet. Not sure if anyone has any insight here...


No, there is still 4 months to go.

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Postby throwaway1919 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:12 pm

jkander31 wrote:
throwaway1919 wrote:Do you think one should be concerned if they haven't gotten an interview? I submitted in October, am above both 75ths, haven't heard back yet. Not sure if anyone has any insight here...


No, there is still 4 months to go.


Fair enough. Thank you!!!

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Postby black_mirror » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:29 pm

throwaway1919 wrote:Do you think one should be concerned if they haven't gotten an interview? I submitted in October, am above both 75ths, haven't heard back yet. Not sure if anyone has any insight here...


Im in the same boat. There should be a wave before Christmas? Maybe we can hop on that one :)?

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby throwaway1919 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:36 pm

black_mirror wrote:
throwaway1919 wrote:Do you think one should be concerned if they haven't gotten an interview? I submitted in October, am above both 75ths, haven't heard back yet. Not sure if anyone has any insight here...


Im in the same boat. There should be a wave before Christmas? Maybe we can hop on that one :)?


Awesome. It's a 100 percent comforting to hear this. Christmas wave FTW!!!

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Postby BronBron » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:14 pm

throwaway1919 wrote:
black_mirror wrote:
throwaway1919 wrote:Do you think one should be concerned if they haven't gotten an interview? I submitted in October, am above both 75ths, haven't heard back yet. Not sure if anyone has any insight here...


Im in the same boat. There should be a wave before Christmas? Maybe we can hop on that one :)?


Awesome. It's a 100 percent comforting to hear this. Christmas wave FTW!!!


Hope there's room for me on that wave! Same situation fam.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby njames1961 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:49 pm

any advice, curveballs from anyone who had an interview?

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Postby rachelac » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:56 pm

njames1961 wrote:any advice, curveballs from anyone who had an interview?


No major curveballs but I think they try to have a few more ~unique~ questions (i.e. they asked me to complete the sentence "If I had more time, I would . . ."). My only advice would be not to overthink the fun ones! I tried to be deep for a second and then my interviewer literally said "it's not meant to be a trick, you can say you'd watch Netflix or something" haha.

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Postby njames1961 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:14 pm

rachelac wrote:
njames1961 wrote:any advice, curveballs from anyone who had an interview?


No major curveballs but I think they try to have a few more ~unique~ questions (i.e. they asked me to complete the sentence "If I had more time, I would . . ."). My only advice would be not to overthink the fun ones! I tried to be deep for a second and then my interviewer literally said "it's not meant to be a trick, you can say you'd watch Netflix or something" haha.


cool thanks for the heads up!

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Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:24 pm

Anyone who submitted after 10/20 have an interview yet?

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Postby OakBrook2021 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:06 am

Recently interviewed (submitted ~10/15). Very standard questions, no curveballs. I didn't get a good feel from the adcomm but I'm not expecting to attend unless they accidentally give me a ruby lol

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Postby albinododobird » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:49 am

Checking in. Just submitted my application. Fingers crossed.

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Postby SopranoSaxophone » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:52 pm

Interviewed a few days ago. Did anyone else have difficulty reading the interviewer or their own performance? I usually know how well or poorly an interview went, but I have no clue about this one. It could have been one of my best interviews or one of the worst. I don't know!

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Postby Dickens » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:58 pm

SopranoSaxophone wrote:Interviewed a few days ago. Did anyone else have difficulty reading the interviewer or their own performance? I usually know how well or poorly an interview went, but I have no clue about this one. It could have been one of my best interviews or one of the worst. I don't know!


Felt similarly about my interview, but perhaps less upbeat. Definitely didn't feel it could've been one of my best interviews. I was so nervous anyways, I just started spouting prepared answers robot style. :(
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Postby soca_dancer » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:55 pm

Platopus wrote:
Dickens wrote:
SopranoSaxophone wrote:Interviewed a few days ago. Did anyone else have difficulty reading the interviewer or their own performance? I usually know how well or poorly an interview went, but I have no clue about this one. It could have been one of my best interviews or one of the worst. I don't know!


Felt similarly about my interview, but perhaps less upbeat. Definitely didn't feel it could've been one of my best interviews. Interviewer was on the cool side (which is totally fine, maybe she was just being professional). Unfortunately, her coolness threw me off. I was so nervous anyways, I just started spouting prepared answers robot style. :(


My interviewer was also very professional, but I didn't think i was getting the cold shoulder. I thought my interview was actually one of the most personable of all mine so far. Im from Chicagoland tho, so maybe I just had a little more to connect to. Either way, I wouldn't read into too much


Agree with Platopus, the UChicago interview was definitely the most personable.



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