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

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First Decisions?

1/17
42
36%
1/18
29
25%
1/19
15
13%
1/22
9
8%
1/23
6
5%
1/24
2
2%
1/25
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11%
 
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby WashedUpProdigy » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:04 pm

Here is a little question I have that calls for speculation but that is probably unknowable: Let's say 5 people reported receiving acceptances into X school today (and let's say it's Columbia, since this is the Columbia thread)-- how many people do you think actually got accepted today, in the real world? In other words, what do you think the relationship is between people who post their acceptance here and people who do not post their acceptance here (and maybe aren't even on here; maybe they're on other similar forums somewhere else, or don't have internet access, or -- whatever). Just thinking, brooding, wondering, ruminating...

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

Postby throwaway1919 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:06 pm

WashedUpProdigy wrote:Here is a little question I have that calls for speculation but that is probably unknowable: Let's say 5 people reported receiving acceptances into X school today (and let's say it's Columbia, since this is the Columbia thread)-- how many people do you think actually got accepted today, in the real world? In other words, what do you think the relationship is between people who post their acceptance here and people who do not post their acceptance here (and maybe aren't even on here; maybe they're on other similar forums somewhere else, or don't have internet access, or -- whatever). Just thinking, brooding, wondering, ruminating...


I arbitrarily say 6x the number. So 30.

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

Postby hcw1995 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:06 pm

Above 75ths, got into HLS the other day, nothing from Columbia. Sit tight y'all :)

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

Postby Teacher » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:08 pm

RSolano wrote:
etramak wrote:
doyouknowdawae wrote:
throwaway1919 wrote:
thepsychedelic wrote:
etramak wrote:Still plenty of candidates above both medians who are still waiting, correct?


above both 75ths and still waiting here! but missing this wave has me low key panicking


Ditto.


Ditto. Got into NYU recently too so I know it's not just the case that my application was a disaster.


Good to know. Thanks for the replies. I'm grateful I've had a very positive cycle so far but I've been ghosted all week by schools and human beings :lol:



Lol human beings! Bless



Also above both 75ths, submitted in November, and absolutely no movement since too!

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

Postby thepsychedelic » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:11 pm

throwaway1919 wrote:
WashedUpProdigy wrote:Here is a little question I have that calls for speculation but that is probably unknowable: Let's say 5 people reported receiving acceptances into X school today (and let's say it's Columbia, since this is the Columbia thread)-- how many people do you think actually got accepted today, in the real world? In other words, what do you think the relationship is between people who post their acceptance here and people who do not post their acceptance here (and maybe aren't even on here; maybe they're on other similar forums somewhere else, or don't have internet access, or -- whatever). Just thinking, brooding, wondering, ruminating...


I arbitrarily say 6x the number. So 30.


bored at work so i did some basic calculations. looks like 257 acceptances reported on LSN last cycle and 1,224 total offers. so around 5-6x as many seems accurate
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby april_ludgate » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:33 pm

Teacher wrote:
RSolano wrote:
etramak wrote:
doyouknowdawae wrote:
throwaway1919 wrote:
thepsychedelic wrote:
etramak wrote:Still plenty of candidates above both medians who are still waiting, correct?


above both 75ths and still waiting here! but missing this wave has me low key panicking


Ditto.


Ditto. Got into NYU recently too so I know it's not just the case that my application was a disaster.


Good to know. Thanks for the replies. I'm grateful I've had a very positive cycle so far but I've been ghosted all week by schools and human beings :lol:



Lol human beings! Bless



Also above both 75ths, submitted in November, and absolutely no movement since too!


Same. What is going on?? lol

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

Postby bubblebat » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:45 pm

april_ludgate wrote:
Teacher wrote:
RSolano wrote:
etramak wrote:
doyouknowdawae wrote:
throwaway1919 wrote:
thepsychedelic wrote:
above both 75ths and still waiting here! but missing this wave has me low key panicking


Ditto.


Ditto. Got into NYU recently too so I know it's not just the case that my application was a disaster.


Good to know. Thanks for the replies. I'm grateful I've had a very positive cycle so far but I've been ghosted all week by schools and human beings :lol:



Lol human beings! Bless



Also above both 75ths, submitted in November, and absolutely no movement since too!


Same. What is going on?? lol

Obviously we are all going to be the first group to receive Columbia's new "Special Unicorn Fellowship Award®™℠" through which we will not only receive full tuition, but a stipend of $600,000 and access to the university's underground magical horse races.

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

Postby LawSSS » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:59 pm

Butler! Very surprised and excited :)

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

Postby hanosi » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:29 pm

thepsychedelic wrote:
throwaway1919 wrote:
WashedUpProdigy wrote:Here is a little question I have that calls for speculation but that is probably unknowable: Let's say 5 people reported receiving acceptances into X school today (and let's say it's Columbia, since this is the Columbia thread)-- how many people do you think actually got accepted today, in the real world? In other words, what do you think the relationship is between people who post their acceptance here and people who do not post their acceptance here (and maybe aren't even on here; maybe they're on other similar forums somewhere else, or don't have internet access, or -- whatever). Just thinking, brooding, wondering, ruminating...


I arbitrarily say 6x the number. So 30.


bored at work so i did some basic calculations. looks like 257 acceptances reported on LSN last cycle and 1,224 total offers. so around 5-6x as many seems accurate


First time posting. Found this recently somewhere. It says that 21% of admits are from LSN. So 4 more for every one on here. Give it a look
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... =630438512
Original Article: ==error==/law-school-numbers/

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

Postby wmbuff » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:51 pm

hanosi wrote:
thepsychedelic wrote:
throwaway1919 wrote:
WashedUpProdigy wrote:Here is a little question I have that calls for speculation but that is probably unknowable: Let's say 5 people reported receiving acceptances into X school today (and let's say it's Columbia, since this is the Columbia thread)-- how many people do you think actually got accepted today, in the real world? In other words, what do you think the relationship is between people who post their acceptance here and people who do not post their acceptance here (and maybe aren't even on here; maybe they're on other similar forums somewhere else, or don't have internet access, or -- whatever). Just thinking, brooding, wondering, ruminating...


I arbitrarily say 6x the number. So 30.


bored at work so i did some basic calculations. looks like 257 acceptances reported on LSN last cycle and 1,224 total offers. so around 5-6x as many seems accurate


First time posting. Found this recently somewhere. It says that 21% of admits are from LSN. So 4 more for every one on here. Give it a look
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... =630438512
Original Article: ==error==/law-school-numbers/


So, as the bored 0L who put together the spreadsheet and wrote the article you've linked, I'm glad someone's using that for reference. I admit my hand count of acceptances could easily be off by 2, and thepsychedlic's 257 could be correct (I'm not bored enough to recount tonight), but I got the 1213 from Columbia's 509 report. I'm curious where the 1224 comes from.

However, one thing that's perfectly clear from my data set is that LSN is not a representative sample. It skews successful. It's not safe to conclude that the percentage of Hamiltons/Butlers on LSN is the same as the percentage of admits. Any wave at a top school comprised of only scholarship students is likely to be overrepresented on LSN, at least after the cycle. We also have no idea how many folks are hiding their cycles there but will reveal them later, but we know applicants do this. So, the results could vary wildly for live reporting.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby thepsychedelic » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:02 pm

wmbuff wrote:
hanosi wrote:
thepsychedelic wrote:
throwaway1919 wrote:
WashedUpProdigy wrote:Here is a little question I have that calls for speculation but that is probably unknowable: Let's say 5 people reported receiving acceptances into X school today (and let's say it's Columbia, since this is the Columbia thread)-- how many people do you think actually got accepted today, in the real world? In other words, what do you think the relationship is between people who post their acceptance here and people who do not post their acceptance here (and maybe aren't even on here; maybe they're on other similar forums somewhere else, or don't have internet access, or -- whatever). Just thinking, brooding, wondering, ruminating...


I arbitrarily say 6x the number. So 30.


bored at work so i did some basic calculations. looks like 257 acceptances reported on LSN last cycle and 1,224 total offers. so around 5-6x as many seems accurate


First time posting. Found this recently somewhere. It says that 21% of admits are from LSN. So 4 more for every one on here. Give it a look
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... =630438512
Original Article: ==error==/law-school-numbers/


So, as the bored 0L who put together the spreadsheet and wrote the article you've linked, I'm glad someone's using that for reference. I admit my hand count of acceptances could easily be off by 2, and thepsychedlic's 257 could be correct (I'm not bored enough to recount tonight), but I got the 1213 from Columbia's 509 report. I'm curious where the 1224 comes from.

However, one thing that's perfectly clear from my data set is that LSN is not a representative sample. It skews successful. It's not safe to conclude that the percentage of Hamiltons/Butlers on LSN is the same as the percentage of admits. Any wave at a top school comprised of only scholarship students is likely to be overrepresented on LSN, at least after the cycle. We also have no idea how many folks are hiding their cycles there but will reveal them later, but we know applicants do this. So, the results could vary wildly for live reporting.


ah i looked at the 2016 509 by mistake, it should've been 1213. For the acceptances, I just went on myLSN and put the range from 120-180 and 0.0-4.3 and got the acceptances that way! also wmbuff you're amazing for that spread sheet and compiling that data. really enjoyed your post on MS9.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby wmbuff » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:07 pm

thepsychedelic wrote:
wmbuff wrote:
hanosi wrote:
thepsychedelic wrote:
throwaway1919 wrote:
WashedUpProdigy wrote:Here is a little question I have that calls for speculation but that is probably unknowable: Let's say 5 people reported receiving acceptances into X school today (and let's say it's Columbia, since this is the Columbia thread)-- how many people do you think actually got accepted today, in the real world? In other words, what do you think the relationship is between people who post their acceptance here and people who do not post their acceptance here (and maybe aren't even on here; maybe they're on other similar forums somewhere else, or don't have internet access, or -- whatever). Just thinking, brooding, wondering, ruminating...


I arbitrarily say 6x the number. So 30.


bored at work so i did some basic calculations. looks like 257 acceptances reported on LSN last cycle and 1,224 total offers. so around 5-6x as many seems accurate


First time posting. Found this recently somewhere. It says that 21% of admits are from LSN. So 4 more for every one on here. Give it a look
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... =630438512
Original Article: ==error==/law-school-numbers/


So, as the bored 0L who put together the spreadsheet and wrote the article you've linked, I'm glad someone's using that for reference. I admit my hand count of acceptances could easily be off by 2, and thepsychedlic's 257 could be correct (I'm not bored enough to recount tonight), but I got the 1213 from Columbia's 509 report. I'm curious where the 1224 comes from.

However, one thing that's perfectly clear from my data set is that LSN is not a representative sample. It skews successful. It's not safe to conclude that the percentage of Hamiltons/Butlers on LSN is the same as the percentage of admits. Any wave at a top school comprised of only scholarship students is likely to be overrepresented on LSN, at least after the cycle. We also have no idea how many folks are hiding their cycles there but will reveal them later, but we know applicants do this. So, the results could vary wildly for live reporting.


ah i looked at the 2016 509 by mistake, it should've been 1213. For the acceptances, I just went on myLSN and put the range from 120-180 and 0.0-4.3 and got the acceptances that way! also wmbuff you're amazing for that spread sheet and compiling that data. really enjoyed your post on MS9.


That...that is way better a method than what I used. And thank you.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby dollarez » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:02 pm

LawSSS wrote:Butler! Very surprised and excited :)


Congrats!!!! mind if I ask for stats? Just wondering if there's a huge difference between Hamilton and Butler in terms of stats.

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

Postby sl4181 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:13 pm

congrats to all who are admitted and good luck to those who still waiting

25% gpa 175 lsat, finished in mid nov, interviewed on 1.5, nothing heard back since then
does that mean I'm done?

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

Postby black_mirror » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:27 am

Teacher wrote:
RSolano wrote:
etramak wrote:
doyouknowdawae wrote:
throwaway1919 wrote:
thepsychedelic wrote:
etramak wrote:Still plenty of candidates above both medians who are still waiting, correct?


above both 75ths and still waiting here! but missing this wave has me low key panicking


Ditto.


Ditto. Got into NYU recently too so I know it's not just the case that my application was a disaster.


Good to know. Thanks for the replies. I'm grateful I've had a very positive cycle so far but I've been ghosted all week by schools and human beings :lol:



Lol human beings! Bless



Also above both 75ths, submitted in November, and absolutely no movement since too!


+180 :(

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

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

Postby H2M211 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:07 am

How long does it usually take to go from "completion pending" to "complete"? I submitted the second week of January and am still completion pending. Thanks!

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

Postby LSATuration » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:20 am

H2M211 wrote:How long does it usually take to go from "completion pending" to "complete"? I submitted the second week of January and am still completion pending. Thanks!


Took me just over 2 weeks

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

Postby cremdelacrem » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:31 am

accepted 1/25
below median GPA, above median LSAT
interviewed sometime in late Dec
went complete in late October
softs: asian female, killer recs and resume, 2 years work experience

Seems that my softs really came into play this cycle for Columbia (I haven't heard back from NYU, waitlisted at Penn, accepted at UChicago) considering my lower GPA - I think that might be why some of the above median folk haven't heard back yet! Good luck!!!

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

Postby albinododobird » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:21 pm

cremdelacrem wrote:accepted 1/25
below median GPA, above median LSAT
interviewed sometime in late Dec
went complete in late October
softs: asian female, killer recs and resume, 2 years work experience

Seems that my softs really came into play this cycle for Columbia (I haven't heard back from NYU, waitlisted at Penn, accepted at UChicago) considering my lower GPA - I think that might be why some of the above median folk haven't heard back yet! Good luck!!!

Congrats! Did you get a Butler?

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

Postby RSolano » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:37 pm

This got lost back there so wanted to ask again,
What's the fastest someone has gone from complete to accepted?

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

Postby shadowofastout » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:06 pm

cremdelacrem wrote:accepted 1/25
below median GPA, above median LSAT
interviewed sometime in late Dec
went complete in late October
softs: asian female, killer recs and resume, 2 years work experience

Seems that my softs really came into play this cycle for Columbia (I haven't heard back from NYU, waitlisted at Penn, accepted at UChicago) considering my lower GPA - I think that might be why some of the above median folk haven't heard back yet! Good luck!!!


Is being an Asian female considered a soft? I know Asians are not considered URMs and I am also an Asian female so just wondering how that works.

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

Postby barbarbarbar » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:11 pm

Does anyone have thoughts on sending updated resumes to CLC?? I started a new job in January in the legal field so it's relevant to my application. Can't find much on their website so just trying to decide whether to send it or wait it out. Thoughts??

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

Postby cwasser3 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:13 pm

barbarbarbar wrote:Does anyone have thoughts on sending updated resumes to CLC?? I started a new job in January in the legal field so it's relevant to my application. Can't find much on their website so just trying to decide whether to send it or wait it out. Thoughts??


I think it's always a good idea. It can't hurt.



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