UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

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

Postby blackmamba8 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:51 pm

Are any of my fellow waitlisters doing to send in the essay they asked for?

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

Postby principalagent » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:52 pm

blackmamba8 wrote:Are any of my fellow waitlisters doing to send in the essay they asked for?


Yep. I'm not gonna give up yet.

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

Postby etramak » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:54 pm

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

Postby chelseacarl4970 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:58 pm

principalagent wrote:
blackmamba8 wrote:Are any of my fellow waitlisters doing to send in the essay they asked for?


Yep. I'm not gonna give up yet.


+1 hoping it'll get me an interview at lease.. kinda surprised to get WL without one - I was expecting a ding,

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

Postby demos9 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:59 pm

principalagent wrote:
blackmamba8 wrote:Are any of my fellow waitlisters doing to send in the essay they asked for?


Yep. I'm not gonna give up yet.


Same. Honestly even if I got in I'm not sure I'd really want to pay sticker with other offers.. but Chi was always my top hope and it would still be nice to get in. Plus, maybe by some miracle they might even offer money!

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

Postby #gobroncos » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:00 pm

maybeman wrote:
#gobroncos wrote:
maybeman wrote:
wulfy10 wrote:
staggeringelephant wrote:Did any KJDs get accepted today?
LSAT>>75th GPA>50th, so I was kind of surprised to be waitlisted... :(
I guess I was overconfident...


I'm a K-JD and got accepted, LSAT and GPA >75

For posterity: at/above both 75ths. KJD, waitlisted.


That is brutal. So sorry to hear that. Best of luck the rest of the way! Keep your head up. You’ll get killer options still!

Thanks:( I think this is a sign I need to take a year


As someone who has had the best years of my life since undergrad (and at the time, I thought my four years of undergrad were the best) I totally recommend deferring/taking a year off. It's just so nice to be out in the world and learn a bit about yourself.

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

Postby ilpsm » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:01 pm

blackmamba8 wrote:Are any of my fellow waitlisters doing to send in the essay they asked for?


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

Postby AaronCarter » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:02 pm

principalagent wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:THEY LET ME IN. I'M IN SHOCK. LAWD JESUS.


OH MY GOD!!!! YOU BETTA!!!



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

Postby principalagent » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:03 pm

#gobroncos wrote:As someone who has had the best years of my life since undergrad (and at the time, I thought my four years of undergrad were the best) I totally recommend deferring/taking a year off. It's just so nice to be out in the world and learn a bit about yourself.

+180. Totally agreed on all accounts.

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principalagent wrote:
blackmamba8 wrote:Are any of my fellow waitlisters doing to send in the essay they asked for?


Yep. I'm not gonna give up yet.


Same. Honestly even if I got in I'm not sure I'd really want to pay sticker with other offers.. but Chi was always my top hope and it would still be nice to get in. Plus, maybe by some miracle they might even offer money!


People get Rubies off the waitlist! Always gotta shoot your shot, even if Shaq blocked it the first time.

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

Postby AaronCarter » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:03 pm

38981928 wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:THEY LET ME IN. I'M IN SHOCK. LAWD JESUS.


CONGRATS!


Thank you!!

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

Postby jkander31 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:04 pm

shermy wrote:
38981928 wrote:
jkander31 wrote:So honest q. Is Harvard's interview the same as UChicago in terms of its importance. I've heard that an early JS1 is a good sign that you'll get in (statistically) and Idk about UChicago. I know both are required. Sorry for being neuoritic


I'm not sure for UChicago, though I will say that the HLS interview was wonderful and my interviewer was very pleasant/friendly/conversational and seemed to really be trying to get to know me / see how my goals and personality fit within HLS. My Chicago interviewer seemed to be reading off a list of questions and gave no response whatsoever minus some head nodding while typing. If she were *trying* to look like a robot rattling off questions, she succeeded! She also gave no indication that she read my file beyond my resume, so I have a feeling you just have to pass a certain stats/resume threshold to get interviewed.


+1 Felt exactly the same way about my Chicago interview vs. my HLS interview. In fact, the former interviewer made a sarcastic joke during my interview that implied law firms would dislike working with me because I wanted to empower women/minorities in the workplace. It was super strange.


My interview with Chicago was a bunch a questions off a list. She was very methodical. However, I am asking if the interview has the same importance as Harvard. I know Harvard accepts about 70% of those interviewed and I was wondering if a UChicago interview is like UVA or more like Columbia or maybe like Harvard. Sorry for the confusion

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

Postby ilpsm » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:05 pm

principalagent wrote:
#gobroncos wrote:As someone who has had the best years of my life since undergrad (and at the time, I thought my four years of undergrad were the best) I totally recommend deferring/taking a year off. It's just so nice to be out in the world and learn a bit about yourself.

+180. Totally agreed on all accounts.

demos9 wrote:
principalagent wrote:
blackmamba8 wrote:Are any of my fellow waitlisters doing to send in the essay they asked for?


Yep. I'm not gonna give up yet.


Same. Honestly even if I got in I'm not sure I'd really want to pay sticker with other offers.. but Chi was always my top hope and it would still be nice to get in. Plus, maybe by some miracle they might even offer money!


People get Rubies off the waitlist! Always gotta shoot your shot, even if Shaq blocked it the first time.


ru srs might have to edit my last post lol
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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby 38981928 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:08 pm

jkander31 wrote:
shermy wrote:
38981928 wrote:
jkander31 wrote:So honest q. Is Harvard's interview the same as UChicago in terms of its importance. I've heard that an early JS1 is a good sign that you'll get in (statistically) and Idk about UChicago. I know both are required. Sorry for being neuoritic


I'm not sure for UChicago, though I will say that the HLS interview was wonderful and my interviewer was very pleasant/friendly/conversational and seemed to really be trying to get to know me / see how my goals and personality fit within HLS. My Chicago interviewer seemed to be reading off a list of questions and gave no response whatsoever minus some head nodding while typing. If she were *trying* to look like a robot rattling off questions, she succeeded! She also gave no indication that she read my file beyond my resume, so I have a feeling you just have to pass a certain stats/resume threshold to get interviewed.


+1 Felt exactly the same way about my Chicago interview vs. my HLS interview. In fact, the former interviewer made a sarcastic joke during my interview that implied law firms would dislike working with me because I wanted to empower women/minorities in the workplace. It was super strange.


My interview with Chicago was a bunch a questions off a list. She was very methodical. However, I am asking if the interview has the same importance as Harvard. I know Harvard accepts about 70% of those interviewed and I was wondering if a UChicago interview is like UVA or more like Columbia or maybe like Harvard. Sorry for the confusion


No, I got your question, I just didn't have an answer and was looking to rant about my strange interview experience :lol: I haven't seen % breakdowns on interview --> admit for UChicago. Based on pure instinct (with no stats to back this up whatsoever), I really don't think such a high percentage of people interviewed will get admitted (compared to Harvard or UVA, where it seems a lot of people interviewed get in almost immediately) because there was such little personalization during the interview that I doubt they even read the rest of my app yet.

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

Postby shermy » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:09 pm

jkander31 wrote:
shermy wrote:
38981928 wrote:
jkander31 wrote:So honest q. Is Harvard's interview the same as UChicago in terms of its importance. I've heard that an early JS1 is a good sign that you'll get in (statistically) and Idk about UChicago. I know both are required. Sorry for being neuoritic


I'm not sure for UChicago, though I will say that the HLS interview was wonderful and my interviewer was very pleasant/friendly/conversational and seemed to really be trying to get to know me / see how my goals and personality fit within HLS. My Chicago interviewer seemed to be reading off a list of questions and gave no response whatsoever minus some head nodding while typing. If she were *trying* to look like a robot rattling off questions, she succeeded! She also gave no indication that she read my file beyond my resume, so I have a feeling you just have to pass a certain stats/resume threshold to get interviewed.


+1 Felt exactly the same way about my Chicago interview vs. my HLS interview. In fact, the former interviewer made a sarcastic joke during my interview that implied law firms would dislike working with me because I wanted to empower women/minorities in the workplace. It was super strange.


My interview with Chicago was a bunch a questions off a list. She was very methodical. However, I am asking if the interview has the same importance as Harvard. I know Harvard accepts about 70% of those interviewed and I was wondering if a UChicago interview is like UVA or more like Columbia or maybe like Harvard. Sorry for the confusion


I read somewhere in the thread, either this year's or last year's that admit % after interviews was around 70%? But I don't know what that number was based on... and can't seem to find it again. That said, if that number is correct, it sounds like Chicago interviews send a similar signal to HLS interviews, in that you're now more likely to get in than to not get in once you've been invited to interview.

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Postby principalagent » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:10 pm

38981928 wrote:No, I got your question, I just didn't have an answer and was looking to rant about my strange interview experience :lol: I haven't seen % breakdowns on interview --> admit for UChicago. Based on pure instinct (with no stats to back this up whatsoever), I really don't think such a high percentage of people interviewed will get admitted (compared to Harvard or UVA, where it seems a lot of people interviewed get in almost immediately) because there was such little personalization during the interview that I doubt they even read the rest of my app yet.


To this point / conversation, I was actually told during my interview that the rest of my file wasn't read past my resume.

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

Postby shermy » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:10 pm

38981928 wrote:
jkander31 wrote:
shermy wrote:
38981928 wrote:
jkander31 wrote:So honest q. Is Harvard's interview the same as UChicago in terms of its importance. I've heard that an early JS1 is a good sign that you'll get in (statistically) and Idk about UChicago. I know both are required. Sorry for being neuoritic


I'm not sure for UChicago, though I will say that the HLS interview was wonderful and my interviewer was very pleasant/friendly/conversational and seemed to really be trying to get to know me / see how my goals and personality fit within HLS. My Chicago interviewer seemed to be reading off a list of questions and gave no response whatsoever minus some head nodding while typing. If she were *trying* to look like a robot rattling off questions, she succeeded! She also gave no indication that she read my file beyond my resume, so I have a feeling you just have to pass a certain stats/resume threshold to get interviewed.


+1 Felt exactly the same way about my Chicago interview vs. my HLS interview. In fact, the former interviewer made a sarcastic joke during my interview that implied law firms would dislike working with me because I wanted to empower women/minorities in the workplace. It was super strange.


My interview with Chicago was a bunch a questions off a list. She was very methodical. However, I am asking if the interview has the same importance as Harvard. I know Harvard accepts about 70% of those interviewed and I was wondering if a UChicago interview is like UVA or more like Columbia or maybe like Harvard. Sorry for the confusion


No, I got your question, I just didn't have an answer and was looking to rant about my strange interview experience :lol: I haven't seen % breakdowns on interview --> admit for UChicago. Based on pure instinct (with no stats to back this up whatsoever), I really don't think such a high percentage of people interviewed will get admitted (compared to Harvard or UVA, where it seems a lot of people interviewed get in almost immediately) because there was such little personalization during the interview that I doubt they even read the rest of my app yet.


And I selfishly also wanted to rant about my weird experience :lol:

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Postby usaorbust » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:25 pm

AaronCarter wrote:THEY LET ME IN. I'M IN SHOCK. LAWD JESUS.


Aye congrats!!

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Postby Hstrat » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:30 pm

In past years, when did they start letting in WLs?

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Postby principalagent » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:30 pm

Hstrat wrote:In past years, when did they start letting in WLs?


If I remember correctly, as early as March

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Postby TastyMango » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:23 pm

Waitlisted (177/4.0/non-urm, felt my interview went well). I was honestly a little surprised but such is life.

Congrats to all those who got in!

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Postby poptart123 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:33 pm

Congrats to all admits. Current 1L. PM me if you have any questions.

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Postby andysimbi » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:35 pm

principalagent wrote:
38981928 wrote:No, I got your question, I just didn't have an answer and was looking to rant about my strange interview experience :lol: I haven't seen % breakdowns on interview --> admit for UChicago. Based on pure instinct (with no stats to back this up whatsoever), I really don't think such a high percentage of people interviewed will get admitted (compared to Harvard or UVA, where it seems a lot of people interviewed get in almost immediately) because there was such little personalization during the interview that I doubt they even read the rest of my app yet.


To this point / conversation, I was actually told during my interview that the rest of my file wasn't read past my resume.


Same here.

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

Postby LawSSS » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:43 pm

All these waitlists with great numbers...and now im 10000% more nervous for my interview.

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

Postby usaorbust » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:46 pm

LawSSS wrote:All these waitlists with great numbers...and now im 10000% more nervous for my interview.

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