Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

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First Decisions?

1/17
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36%
1/18
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25%
1/19
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1/22
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1/23
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5%
1/24
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1/25
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby RSolano » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:16 am

It's been four weeks now and I'm still not complete...?

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

Postby principalagent » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:46 am

RSolano wrote:It's been four weeks now and I'm still not complete...?


It took me about the same time, then I very quickly got an interview request. Hold tight!

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

Postby RSolano » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:10 pm

principalagent wrote:
RSolano wrote:It's been four weeks now and I'm still not complete...?


It took me about the same time, then I very quickly got an interview request. Hold tight!


Will do, thank you!!

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

Postby april_ludgate » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:16 pm

Should I be worried about my lack of interview request? I applied early November, 180/3.93 (will hopefully bump up to 3.95 when my fall transcripts are processed). I feel like I'm getting ghosted and I'm starting to wonder if I messed up my application somehow.

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

Postby maybeman » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:21 pm

april_ludgate wrote:Should I be worried about my lack of interview request? I applied early November, 180/3.93 (will hopefully bump up to 3.95 when my fall transcripts are processed). I feel like I'm getting ghosted and I'm starting to wonder if I messed up my application somehow.

I think depending on whose desk your app gets dropped on, wait times can vary. I'm sure you'll be fine

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

Postby ha8845 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:46 pm

april_ludgate wrote:Should I be worried about my lack of interview request? I applied early November, 180/3.93 (will hopefully bump up to 3.95 when my fall transcripts are processed). I feel like I'm getting ghosted and I'm starting to wonder if I messed up my application somehow.


Similar (ish) numbers and also applied early/mid Nov. and haven’t heard from them other than app complete. (And they’re not waiting on fall grades from me.) I like to think I didn’t botch any part of my app so I’m hoping it’s just bc of a slow moving cycle. Even though an interview isn’t necessary for admission, I like to think I could be considered for $$$ ... but losing hope

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

Postby #gobroncos » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:05 pm

ha8845 wrote:
april_ludgate wrote:Should I be worried about my lack of interview request? I applied early November, 180/3.93 (will hopefully bump up to 3.95 when my fall transcripts are processed). I feel like I'm getting ghosted and I'm starting to wonder if I messed up my application somehow.


Similar (ish) numbers and also applied early/mid Nov. and haven’t heard from them other than app complete. (And they’re not waiting on fall grades from me.) I like to think I didn’t botch any part of my app so I’m hoping it’s just bc of a slow moving cycle. Even though an interview isn’t necessary for admission, I like to think I could be considered for $$$ ... but losing hope


I mean, another interpretation could be that the numbers are so damn good that they don’t even feel the need for an interview prior to kicking a Hamilton your way. Keep your head up! Those are some AMAZING stats that will get you in all over the place.

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

Postby april_ludgate » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:36 pm

#gobroncos wrote:
ha8845 wrote:
april_ludgate wrote:Should I be worried about my lack of interview request? I applied early November, 180/3.93 (will hopefully bump up to 3.95 when my fall transcripts are processed). I feel like I'm getting ghosted and I'm starting to wonder if I messed up my application somehow.


Similar (ish) numbers and also applied early/mid Nov. and haven’t heard from them other than app complete. (And they’re not waiting on fall grades from me.) I like to think I didn’t botch any part of my app so I’m hoping it’s just bc of a slow moving cycle. Even though an interview isn’t necessary for admission, I like to think I could be considered for $$$ ... but losing hope


I mean, another interpretation could be that the numbers are so damn good that they don’t even feel the need for an interview prior to kicking a Hamilton your way. Keep your head up! Those are some AMAZING stats that will get you in all over the place.


Thanks guys! I guess I wouldn’t be so anxious but I also seem to be getting ghosted by Chicago, Penn, and Michigan

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

Postby danH1414 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:21 am

april_ludgate wrote:
#gobroncos wrote:
ha8845 wrote:
april_ludgate wrote:Should I be worried about my lack of interview request? I applied early November, 180/3.93 (will hopefully bump up to 3.95 when my fall transcripts are processed). I feel like I'm getting ghosted and I'm starting to wonder if I messed up my application somehow.


Similar (ish) numbers and also applied early/mid Nov. and haven’t heard from them other than app complete. (And they’re not waiting on fall grades from me.) I like to think I didn’t botch any part of my app so I’m hoping it’s just bc of a slow moving cycle. Even though an interview isn’t necessary for admission, I like to think I could be considered for $$$ ... but losing hope


I mean, another interpretation could be that the numbers are so damn good that they don’t even feel the need for an interview prior to kicking a Hamilton your way. Keep your head up! Those are some AMAZING stats that will get you in all over the place.


Thanks guys! I guess I wouldn’t be so anxious but I also seem to be getting ghosted by Chicago, Penn, and Michigan


Similarish spot as well - >75th LSAT and GPA, went complete end of October, radio silence since...

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

Postby alexeats » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:32 am

danH1414 wrote:
april_ludgate wrote:
#gobroncos wrote:
ha8845 wrote:
april_ludgate wrote:Should I be worried about my lack of interview request? I applied early November, 180/3.93 (will hopefully bump up to 3.95 when my fall transcripts are processed). I feel like I'm getting ghosted and I'm starting to wonder if I messed up my application somehow.


Similar (ish) numbers and also applied early/mid Nov. and haven’t heard from them other than app complete. (And they’re not waiting on fall grades from me.) I like to think I didn’t botch any part of my app so I’m hoping it’s just bc of a slow moving cycle. Even though an interview isn’t necessary for admission, I like to think I could be considered for $$$ ... but losing hope


I mean, another interpretation could be that the numbers are so damn good that they don’t even feel the need for an interview prior to kicking a Hamilton your way. Keep your head up! Those are some AMAZING stats that will get you in all over the place.


Thanks guys! I guess I wouldn’t be so anxious but I also seem to be getting ghosted by Chicago, Penn, and Michigan


Similarish spot as well - >75th LSAT and GPA, went complete end of October, radio silence since...


I remember reading on their website and on here also they can’t interview everyone (even people they intend to accept) so like you both have crazy good numbers so they probably just don’t even need to talk to you. I’m a 160 and 3.98 lol so I wish I got an interview but I keep telling myself my essays and app were really good and they got the full picture of me already. I got into Georgetown wo an interview but Columbia is totally different I know.

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

Postby april_ludgate » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:33 pm

alexeats wrote:
danH1414 wrote:
april_ludgate wrote:
#gobroncos wrote:
ha8845 wrote:
april_ludgate wrote:Should I be worried about my lack of interview request? I applied early November, 180/3.93 (will hopefully bump up to 3.95 when my fall transcripts are processed). I feel like I'm getting ghosted and I'm starting to wonder if I messed up my application somehow.


Similar (ish) numbers and also applied early/mid Nov. and haven’t heard from them other than app complete. (And they’re not waiting on fall grades from me.) I like to think I didn’t botch any part of my app so I’m hoping it’s just bc of a slow moving cycle. Even though an interview isn’t necessary for admission, I like to think I could be considered for $$$ ... but losing hope


I mean, another interpretation could be that the numbers are so damn good that they don’t even feel the need for an interview prior to kicking a Hamilton your way. Keep your head up! Those are some AMAZING stats that will get you in all over the place.


Thanks guys! I guess I wouldn’t be so anxious but I also seem to be getting ghosted by Chicago, Penn, and Michigan


Similarish spot as well - >75th LSAT and GPA, went complete end of October, radio silence since...


I remember reading on their website and on here also they can’t interview everyone (even people they intend to accept) so like you both have crazy good numbers so they probably just don’t even need to talk to you. I’m a 160 and 3.98 lol so I wish I got an interview but I keep telling myself my essays and app were really good and they got the full picture of me already. I got into Georgetown wo an interview but Columbia is totally different I know.


That’s true! I was just hoping for a shot at a named scholarship, which I’ve heard they usually interview for

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

Postby phqd_roar » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:45 pm

Checking in after interview. Went ok I think, nothing exceptional but hopefully nothing that will hurt me either. Like other people have said, a good portion of the interview was the interviewer telling me good things about Columbia. They address any questions they have concerning your applications, and then there’s the why Columbia/why Law etc. I personally did not get too many substantive questions about my background. About 20 mins overall. Really hope I hear from them soon!!

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

Postby covfefe » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:52 pm

Checking in! Just went complete today, submitted 12/26.

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

Postby kiklavan » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:03 pm

covfefe wrote:Checking in! Just went complete today, submitted 12/26.


Does Columbia not review apps in order? I submitted 12/25 but am still “completion pending.”

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Postby LSATuration » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:23 pm

kiklavan wrote:
covfefe wrote:Checking in! Just went complete today, submitted 12/26.


Does Columbia not review apps in order? I submitted 12/25 but am still “completion pending.”


I submitted 12/26, went complete yesterday

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

Postby covfefe » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:25 pm

kiklavan wrote:
covfefe wrote:Checking in! Just went complete today, submitted 12/26.


Does Columbia not review apps in order? I submitted 12/25 but am still “completion pending.”


No idea. I'd assume that they at least process apps to get them complete in the order they were submitted. Maybe there's just some weirdness around apps submitted over the holiday season?

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

Postby kiklavan » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:30 pm

covfefe wrote:
kiklavan wrote:
covfefe wrote:Checking in! Just went complete today, submitted 12/26.


Does Columbia not review apps in order? I submitted 12/25 but am still “completion pending.”


No idea. I'd assume that they at least process apps to get them complete in the order they were submitted. Maybe there's just some weirdness around apps submitted over the holiday season?


Yeah... maybe I’ll give it until the end of the week before I freak out

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

Postby tmcauliffe96 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:30 pm

Is a Columbia interview generally considered a good sign? Or is it more neutral

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

Postby maybeman » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:19 pm

tmcauliffe96 wrote:Is a Columbia interview generally considered a good sign? Or is it more neutral

In the past interviews have been for borderline applicants and people being considered for a named scholarship. Apparently they're broadening the pool of applicants they're interviewing this year, so I'm guessing the borderline group has become less borderline in both directions

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

Postby tmcauliffe96 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:29 pm

maybeman wrote:
tmcauliffe96 wrote:Is a Columbia interview generally considered a good sign? Or is it more neutral

In the past interviews have been for borderline applicants and people being considered for a named scholarship. Apparently they're broadening the pool of applicants they're interviewing this year, so I'm guessing the borderline group has become less borderline in both directions


Makes sense, thanks!

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

Postby OhMyLaw » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:54 pm

Just another data point: submitted 12/28, complete today.

Does anyone remember when decisions started rolling out last year? :o

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Postby principalagent » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:52 pm

OhMyLaw wrote:Just another data point: submitted 12/28, complete today.

Does anyone remember when decisions started rolling out last year? :o


A year ago, late next week

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

Postby latinxlawschool2020 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:24 am

kiklavan wrote:
mwells56 wrote:
kiklavan wrote:Did any of you write "fun facts" ? Asking because there is literally nothing fun about me but I'm not a fan of leaving things blank.


At the end of mine I said that I hope they thought I was a fun guy, like a mushroom!


Lmao. Yeah I kept wanting to crack jokes as I filled it out so that maybe they would think I'm fun, friendly, and hip and just magically look over my 169 lsat score lmao


I liked the fun facts..wrote about my hobby, (woodworking) and how I enjoy remaking furniture out of recycled furniture. Really helped paid the rent back in undergrad haha the hustle

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

Postby rideagain » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:13 am

latinxlawschool2020 wrote:
kiklavan wrote:
mwells56 wrote:
kiklavan wrote:Did any of you write "fun facts" ? Asking because there is literally nothing fun about me but I'm not a fan of leaving things blank.


At the end of mine I said that I hope they thought I was a fun guy, like a mushroom!


Lmao. Yeah I kept wanting to crack jokes as I filled it out so that maybe they would think I'm fun, friendly, and hip and just magically look over my 169 lsat score lmao


I liked the fun facts..wrote about my hobby, (woodworking) and how I enjoy remaking furniture out of recycled furniture. Really helped paid the rent back in undergrad haha the hustle

I actually had a long convo with my interviewer about my fun facts. They definitely read them!

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

Postby 2drew4u » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:06 pm

rideagain wrote:
latinxlawschool2020 wrote:
kiklavan wrote:
mwells56 wrote:
kiklavan wrote:Did any of you write "fun facts" ? Asking because there is literally nothing fun about me but I'm not a fan of leaving things blank.


At the end of mine I said that I hope they thought I was a fun guy, like a mushroom!


Lmao. Yeah I kept wanting to crack jokes as I filled it out so that maybe they would think I'm fun, friendly, and hip and just magically look over my 169 lsat score lmao


I liked the fun facts..wrote about my hobby, (woodworking) and how I enjoy remaking furniture out of recycled furniture. Really helped paid the rent back in undergrad haha the hustle

I actually had a long convo with my interviewer about my fun facts. They definitely read them!


I went to Columbia undergrad, and every year for Halloween I dressed up as the president of the university. I put that as my fun fact, so hopefully Bollinger is not the one reading the apps.



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