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

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What appeals to you about Columbia

Biglaw employment rates
41
32%
Location
47
36%
Clinic Opportunities
20
15%
Professors
14
11%
Dual-Degree Opportunities
3
2%
Coursework
5
4%
 
Total votes: 130

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

Postby dallinpackard » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:10 am

highLSATurm wrote:checking in. going to be active and not just stalk TLS this cycle. [i posted this in my 7 favorite threads. can i do that?]
not sure how this works but here goes:
GPA: 3.6 [blah state school. easy major - Psychology]
LSAC GPA: 3.56
LSAT take one 163: [sat for it cold, no prep. so essentially a "diagnostic" only not ... because it was the actual LSAT]
LSAT take two 178: [almost cancelled]
URM: AfAm Female
softs: somewhere between nonexistent and unimpressive


You better thank your lucky stars you didn't cancel that score! Good luck this cycle!

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

Postby highLSATurm » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:11 am

dallinpackard wrote:
highLSATurm wrote:checking in. going to be active and not just stalk TLS this cycle. [i posted this in my 7 favorite threads. can i do that?]
not sure how this works but here goes:
GPA: 3.6 [blah state school. easy major - Psychology]
LSAC GPA: 3.56
LSAT take one 163: [sat for it cold, no prep. so essentially a "diagnostic" only not ... because it was the actual LSAT]
LSAT take two 178: [almost cancelled]
URM: AfAm Female
softs: somewhere between nonexistent and unimpressive


You better thank your lucky stars you didn't cancel that score! Good luck this cycle!


thank you!!

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

Postby littlelibertine » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:49 am

highLSATurm wrote:
dallinpackard wrote:
highLSATurm wrote:checking in. going to be active and not just stalk TLS this cycle. [i posted this in my 7 favorite threads. can i do that?]
not sure how this works but here goes:
GPA: 3.6 [blah state school. easy major - Psychology]
LSAC GPA: 3.56
LSAT take one 163: [sat for it cold, no prep. so essentially a "diagnostic" only not ... because it was the actual LSAT]
LSAT take two 178: [almost cancelled]
URM: AfAm Female
softs: somewhere between nonexistent and unimpressive


You better thank your lucky stars you didn't cancel that score! Good luck this cycle!


thank you!!


WHOA. AMAZING job with that score. Well done, you.

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

Postby fulbrightinmexico » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:53 pm

Any ED applicants here? Itching to speculate on when we can expect to hear back... (with good news -- I get that a rejection will be late December, lol).

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mwells56
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby mwells56 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:29 pm

Checking in! FINALLY got my last recommendation in. Applied ED.

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

Postby black_mirror » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:51 pm

"Completion Pending" for more than 2 weeks now (application was received Thursday, October 26) :(. Anyone else in this boat?

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

Postby principalagent » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:51 pm

black_mirror wrote:"Completion Pending" for more than 2 weeks now (application was received Thursday, October 26) :(. Anyone else in this boat?


Me too. Wondering if I should email.

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

Postby black_mirror » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:57 pm

principalagent wrote:
black_mirror wrote:"Completion Pending" for more than 2 weeks now (application was received Thursday, October 26) :(. Anyone else in this boat?


Me too. Wondering if I should email.


I guess we should wait? Since it seems like this is not unheard of :).

shortstop123
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby shortstop123 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:10 am

Hi all :)

Does anyone have the link to where Columbia's webinars are available? Admissions officer at LSAC forum told me there are admissions webinars but I can't seem to find them on the website.

Thanks for the help in advance.

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

Postby AlPastor » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:45 pm

shortstop123 wrote:Hi all :)

Does anyone have the link to where Columbia's webinars are available? Admissions officer at LSAC forum told me there are admissions webinars but I can't seem to find them on the website.

Thanks for the help in advance.


Here you go:

http://www.law.columbia.edu/admissions/ ... n-sessions

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

Postby tinycatfriend » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:12 pm

AaronCarter wrote:
SopranoSaxophone wrote:I don't know the extent to which this information is official, but I had the opportunity to speak with a Columbia adcomm yesterday, and she heavily implied that the only fee waivers they are sending this cycle are LSAC-calculated need based. This could be the party line and not reflect the truth, but she sounded sincere.



I know a guy (yeah anecdotal af), who spoke with an adcom who said they would make them available by late Oct/Early November.

But meh. probably just worth it to throw the app tbh.


I have a fee waiver and it is 100% not need-based since I haven't filled that info out

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

Postby ivankasta » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:30 pm

tinycatfriend wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
SopranoSaxophone wrote:I don't know the extent to which this information is official, but I had the opportunity to speak with a Columbia adcomm yesterday, and she heavily implied that the only fee waivers they are sending this cycle are LSAC-calculated need based. This could be the party line and not reflect the truth, but she sounded sincere.



I know a guy (yeah anecdotal af), who spoke with an adcom who said they would make them available by late Oct/Early November.

But meh. probably just worth it to throw the app tbh.


I have a fee waiver and it is 100% not need-based since I haven't filled that info out


+1. Submitted my app yesterday, on Nov 11th, and had a hidden fee waiver.

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

Postby principalagent » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:37 pm

New poll!

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

Postby mrsharveyspecter » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:01 am

Have any Regular Decision folk received an interview request yet? How long after going complete should we expect one?

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

Postby black_mirror » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:25 am

mrsharveyspecter wrote:Have any Regular Decision folk received an interview request yet? How long after going complete should we expect one?


Do you need an interview in order to get in?

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

Postby tinycatfriend » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:37 am

black_mirror wrote:
mrsharveyspecter wrote:Have any Regular Decision folk received an interview request yet? How long after going complete should we expect one?


Do you need an interview in order to get in?


Nope! But some people get them

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

Postby RSolano » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:27 pm

tinycatfriend wrote:
black_mirror wrote:
mrsharveyspecter wrote:Have any Regular Decision folk received an interview request yet? How long after going complete should we expect one?


Do you need an interview in order to get in?


Nope! But some people get them



Any idea of very roughly what % of admits were interviewed? Is it something they do for applicants they're less certain of?

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

Postby soca_dancer » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:32 pm

From reading past threads, there is the consensus that Columbia interviews borderline candidates or those they are considering granting significant $$$

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

Postby RSolano » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:40 pm

soca_dancer wrote:From reading past threads, there is the consensus that Columbia interviews borderline candidates or those they are considering granting significant $$$


Lol so you can't tell if they want you really bad or maybe not at all- scary!

Thanks for the info!

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

Postby black_mirror » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:15 pm

black_mirror wrote:
principalagent wrote:
black_mirror wrote:"Completion Pending" for more than 2 weeks now (application was received Thursday, October 26) :(. Anyone else in this boat?


Me too. Wondering if I should email.


I guess we should wait? Since it seems like this is not unheard of :).


Are you still "Completion Pending"? Tomorrow will be 3 weeks for me :(.

jibrahim23
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby jibrahim23 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:02 pm

black_mirror wrote:
black_mirror wrote:
principalagent wrote:
black_mirror wrote:"Completion Pending" for more than 2 weeks now (application was received Thursday, October 26) :(. Anyone else in this boat?


Me too. Wondering if I should email.


I guess we should wait? Since it seems like this is not unheard of :).


Are you still "Completion Pending"? Tomorrow will be 3 weeks for me :(.

Don't worry guys, it took me almost a month to finally go complete at Columbia.

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

Postby tinycatfriend » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:38 pm

Got a Columbia interview! Any advice??

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

Postby fulbrightinmexico » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:49 pm

tinycatfriend wrote:Got a Columbia interview! Any advice??


Are you an ED applicant? I got one as well.

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

Postby tinycatfriend » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:53 pm

fulbrightinmexico wrote:
tinycatfriend wrote:Got a Columbia interview! Any advice??


Are you an ED applicant? I got one as well.


I am not, actually

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

Postby fulbrightinmexico » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:55 pm

tinycatfriend wrote:
fulbrightinmexico wrote:
tinycatfriend wrote:Got a Columbia interview! Any advice??


Are you an ED applicant? I got one as well.


I am not, actually


That's amazing! Probably for a Hamilton/Butler. I don't have any advice because I haven't had mine yet, but I wish you the best of luck!




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