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

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.

First Decisions?

1/17
43
36%
1/18
29
25%
1/19
15
13%
1/22
9
8%
1/23
6
5%
1/24
3
3%
1/25
13
11%
 
Total votes: 118

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

Postby doyouknowdawae » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:19 pm

In with a Butler. Above 75, K-JD, submitted mid-November and no interview. Those who are feeling ghosted like I was, keep hoping!

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

Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:45 pm

solennita wrote:
MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:Just got in with a Hamilton!!!



CONGRATS!!!! and happy to say...ME TOO!!!! (brb crying forever)


Congratulations to you!! Thrilled for you :)

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

Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:46 pm

throwaway1919 wrote:
maybeman wrote:
hopeful2021 wrote:
albinododobird wrote:Has anyone who interviewed in January received a decision? I interviewed on the 12th and haven't heard back yet.


Same...i interviewed on the 11th and nothing so i'm a little anxious, particularly because i asked my interviewer what's the timeline now for those who interviewed and he was like, 'oh, you'll hear within two weeks'...two weeks for me was yesterday. Wishing everyone the best!

This reminded me that my interviewer told me I'd hear by early-mid january :|


Ditto. I feel very spurned and sad.


I interviewed in early December! So I think they're only just starting to get to December interviews--I wouldn't worry!

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

Postby etramak » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:52 pm

doyouknowdawae wrote:In with a Butler. Above 75, K-JD, submitted mid-November and no interview. Those who are feeling ghosted like I was, keep hoping!

Congrats! Are these coming through via email or phone call? I'm away from phone...

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

Postby b-a-n-a-n-a-s » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:54 pm

etramak wrote:
doyouknowdawae wrote:In with a Butler. Above 75, K-JD, submitted mid-November and no interview. Those who are feeling ghosted like I was, keep hoping!

Congrats! Are these coming through via email or phone call? I'm away from phone...

Believe CLS only does emails.

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

Postby LawSSS » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:02 pm

dollarez wrote:
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.


172
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Interviewed and it went really well. I loved my interviewer; she was incredibly easy to talk to and was genuinely interested in my application materials, job goals & hobbies/interests ect.

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

Postby 38981928 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:03 pm

LawSSS wrote:
dollarez wrote:
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.


172
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Interviewed and it went really well. I loved my interviewer; she was incredibly easy to talk to and was genuinely interested in my application materials, job goals & hobbies/interests ect.

Congrats! When did you interview?

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

Postby maybeman » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:06 pm

MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:
throwaway1919 wrote:
Ditto. I feel very spurned and sad.


I interviewed in early December! So I think they're only just starting to get to December interviews--I wouldn't worry!

Congrats!! I interviewed late November :oops:

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

Postby LawSSS » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:08 pm

38981928 wrote:
LawSSS wrote:
dollarez wrote:
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.


172
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Interviewed and it went really well. I loved my interviewer; she was incredibly easy to talk to and was genuinely interested in my application materials, job goals & hobbies/interests ect.

Congrats! When did you interview?

December.

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

Postby dollarez » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:13 pm

LawSSS wrote:
dollarez wrote:
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.


172
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Interviewed and it went really well. I loved my interviewer; she was incredibly easy to talk to and was genuinely interested in my application materials, job goals & hobbies/interests ect.


You are giving me too much hope! Basically same stats, yet not a word from Columbia. I don't think I'm getting in, let alone a Butler.. Lots of congrats to you though, it is comforting to know my stats buddy is having a great cycle!

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

Postby lowtech » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:17 pm

Wave over then?

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

Postby LawSSS » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:18 pm

dollarez wrote:
LawSSS wrote:
dollarez wrote:
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.


172
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Interviewed and it went really well. I loved my interviewer; she was incredibly easy to talk to and was genuinely interested in my application materials, job goals & hobbies/interests ect.


You are giving me too much hope! Basically same stats, yet not a word from Columbia. I don't think I'm getting in, let alone a Butler.. Lots of congrats to you though, it is comforting to know my stats buddy is having a great cycle!

Have hope! Rebellions are built on hope. Good Luck!

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

Postby admitmeee » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:24 pm

When can we expect acceptance waves for non-Butlers non-Hamiltons :(

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

Postby joooookchang » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:25 pm

lowtech wrote:Wave over then?


I guess so..

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

Postby Saami » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:27 pm

GOT THE HAMILTON (not just now but two hours ago).

So excited. Although my excitement has died down a bit because people are still telling me to turn it down for Harvard but honestly I think that'd be a terrible decision. My colleague (who's an attorney) is telling me he literally sees no difference between HLS and CLS in his hiring decisions, which reassured me a bit.

Stats are 176 and 3.81, so I was very surprised considering I'm on the lower edge.

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

Postby solennita » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:41 pm

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

Postby PWADatUNC » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:47 pm

dollarez wrote:
PWADatUNC wrote:
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’m k-JD but I began a new internship during the school year about 2 weeks after I applied (early November). I sent a new resume in December updating them. I got in this past week on a wave. Send the new resume would be my advice.


That's good to hear! When you sent in your updated resume, did they email you back saying they added it to your file? Just wondering if they are prompt in dealing with additional materials.


Yep. Got a short email that basically said “thanks. This has been added to your file.” Within a day or two

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

Postby bubblebat » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:49 pm

Congratulations, everyone! Have a restful weekend with your acceptance knowledge. ;)

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

Postby albinododobird » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:50 pm

solennita wrote:
Saami wrote:GOT THE HAMILTON (not just now but two hours ago).

So excited. Although my excitement has died down a bit because people are still telling me to turn it down for Harvard but honestly I think that'd be a terrible decision. My colleague (who's an attorney) is telling me he literally sees no difference between HLS and CLS in his hiring decisions, which reassured me a bit.

Stats are 176 and 3.81, so I was very surprised considering I'm on the lower edge.


I've been having similar reactions & am hoping to talk through this with more people - it's definitely tough! I got the email and thought, okay- this makes my decision so easy, but some attorneys that I work with have been making it sound like it wouldn't be the best decision to take it over HLS... :(

(disclaimer: fully aware this is very much a good problem to have haha)

I think it depends what you want to do. If I get a Hamilton (and get into HLS), I'll be torn. But this is mostly because I'm interested in being a law professor, and Harvard's faculty has professors that interest me more.

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

Postby cremdelacrem » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:00 pm

shadowofastout wrote:
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.



I'm not sure actually. I just included for reference.

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

Postby doongusmungus » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:13 pm

Alright, if we're above both 75's, went complete late November, and we haven't heard anything, is it basically over?

My paranoia might be unwarranted but I just don't have enough information to make myself feel better about what's going on.

Is it too early in the acceptances cycle to give up hope? In previous cycles, did people above both 75's who went complete before December continue to get accepted well past January?

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

Postby Saami » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:23 pm

solennita wrote:
Saami wrote:GOT THE HAMILTON (not just now but two hours ago).

So excited. Although my excitement has died down a bit because people are still telling me to turn it down for Harvard but honestly I think that'd be a terrible decision. My colleague (who's an attorney) is telling me he literally sees no difference between HLS and CLS in his hiring decisions, which reassured me a bit.

Stats are 176 and 3.81, so I was very surprised considering I'm on the lower edge.


I've been having similar reactions & am hoping to talk through this with more people - it's definitely tough! I got the email and thought, okay- this makes my decision so easy, but some attorneys that I work with have been making it sound like it wouldn't be the best decision to take it over HLS... :(

(disclaimer: fully aware this is very much a good problem to have haha)


I just called my grandma to let her know and her first response was "but what about Harvard?" Hahaha.

I'm definitely leaning toward Columbia though, cause honestly why would I take out $100K+ in debt to say I went to Number 3 over Number 5? Yes, I'm interested in prestigious public interest positions and that sort of stuff, but it's not like Columbia isn't the type of school to make that career a serious possibility. It's a world-renowned school, and some amazing alumni have passed through its doors. Maybe I'll have to work a little harder to be seen as equal with a Harvard student but if I'm graduating with no debt I see that was well worth the difference.

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

Postby solennita » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:34 pm

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

Postby hopeful2021 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:26 pm

throwaway1919 wrote:
maybeman wrote:
hopeful2021 wrote:
albinododobird wrote:Has anyone who interviewed in January received a decision? I interviewed on the 12th and haven't heard back yet.


Same...i interviewed on the 11th and nothing so i'm a little anxious, particularly because i asked my interviewer what's the timeline now for those who interviewed and he was like, 'oh, you'll hear within two weeks'...two weeks for me was yesterday. Wishing everyone the best!

This reminded me that my interviewer told me I'd hear by early-mid january :|


Ditto. I feel very spurned and sad.


Ok, well, this makes me feel a bit better if it’s happened to other people. I think our anxiety makes us hold on to their every word and if they’re off by a few days we freak out. A few posts back someone mentioned having interviewed in late December and getting in now, so I’m thinking maybe hearing a month after the interview isn’t so bad. All in all, Columbia is moving fast because I submitted Thanksgiving week and interviewed second week of January.

It’s not over til it’s over, y’all! But I wish they’d put me out of my torture already. Good vibes to all!

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

Postby lumosfawkes » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:04 am

Confused and not finding a clear answer on the website: does Columbia not give any merit scholarships aside from Butlers and Hamiltons?



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