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

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First Decisions?

1/17
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36%
1/18
29
25%
1/19
15
13%
1/22
9
8%
1/23
6
5%
1/24
3
3%
1/25
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11%
 
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby Top Tier Lurker » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:13 am

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


I believe you can get unnamed merit aid, but it'd be worth less than a Butler.

So you can get full tuition, half tuition, or somewhere between half and zero

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

Postby Veil of Ignorance » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:56 am

Got the Butler. Honestly I don't want to sound unappreciative but I'm 175+ and just barely under 3.8, with prestigious softs, and I feel like if my GPA was literally .02 higher I might've gotten the Hamilton. It's now 135k at Michigan versus Butler at Columbia versus no scholarship at Harvard and I'm undecided...

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

Postby lumosfawkes » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:22 am

Veil of Ignorance wrote:Got the Butler. Honestly I don't want to sound unappreciative but I'm 175+ and just barely under 3.8, with prestigious softs, and I feel like if my GPA was literally .02 higher I might've gotten the Hamilton. It's now 135k at Michigan versus Butler at Columbia versus no scholarship at Harvard and I'm undecided...


My stats are the same and I didn't get anything. Really disappointed.

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

Postby rideagain » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:43 am

doongusmungus wrote: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?

If you look at LSN there's only 4 people who are above both 75ths that have gotten an answer yet. They all had 176's. 3 got Hamiltons. Idk whats up with #4, might just not put scholly info in their profile. No one above a 176 and 3.8+ has heard back yet.

tl;dr they seem to be doing some weird thing with high stat applicants.

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

Postby ticket » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:25 pm

rideagain wrote:
doongusmungus wrote: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?

If you look at LSN there's only 4 people who are above both 75ths that have gotten an answer yet. They all had 176's. 3 got Hamiltons. Idk whats up with #4, might just not put scholly info in their profile. No one above a 176 and 3.8+ has heard back yet.

tl;dr they seem to be doing some weird thing with high stat applicants.


FWIW, I'm above 176 and above 3.9 and I heard back on Friday

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

Postby doongusmungus » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:28 pm

rideagain wrote:
doongusmungus wrote: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?

If you look at LSN there's only 4 people who are above both 75ths that have gotten an answer yet. They all had 176's. 3 got Hamiltons. Idk whats up with #4, might just not put scholly info in their profile. No one above a 176 and 3.8+ has heard back yet.

tl;dr they seem to be doing some weird thing with high stat applicants.


Praying they're just backed up by the huge number of applications this year and wanna figure out their non shoe-in's first.

If Yield Protection is the suspicion, would it be be beneficial in the slightest to send in a "Why Columbia"? I've heard it's basically a waste to do it for HYS, but does the same apply for CCN?

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

Postby rideagain » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:41 pm

ticket wrote:
rideagain wrote:
doongusmungus wrote: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?

If you look at LSN there's only 4 people who are above both 75ths that have gotten an answer yet. They all had 176's. 3 got Hamiltons. Idk whats up with #4, might just not put scholly info in their profile. No one above a 176 and 3.8+ has heard back yet.

tl;dr they seem to be doing some weird thing with high stat applicants.


FWIW, I'm above 176 and above 3.9 and I heard back on Friday

well fine just ruin my theories

:P

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

Postby alexeats » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:08 am

How long (at least last year) was Columbia sending out acceptance waves for/when is it too late (like when you hear it’s going to be waitlist or rejected?)

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

Postby letmelearnlaws » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:01 pm

So... we thinking wave today? Monday usually has a fairly large one, no?

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

Postby rideagain » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:40 pm

letmelearnlaws wrote:So... we thinking wave today? Monday usually has a fairly large one, no?

At this point we're basically trying to make predictions from the entrails of a goat like ye olden oracles, so...

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

Postby ilpsm » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:58 pm

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

Postby black_mirror » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:14 pm

In with a Hamilton! Went complete in November.

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

Postby gotmilk332 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:30 pm

when do we start hearing about non hamilton/butler merit aid?

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

Postby rideagain » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:52 pm

Still nothing. My interviewer did say I'd hear by late January. Maybe they meant it very literally haha

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

Postby SopranoSaxophone » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:53 pm

black_mirror wrote:In with a Hamilton! Went complete in November.


Congrats! Did the email come within the current our, or is it from earlier in the day?

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

Postby black_mirror » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:07 pm

SopranoSaxophone wrote:
black_mirror wrote:In with a Hamilton! Went complete in November.


Congrats! Did the email come within the current our, or is it from earlier in the day?


Thank you, around 4 pm EST.

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

Postby magicpencils » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:41 pm

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

Postby lumosfawkes » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:26 pm

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

Postby lumosfawkes » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:26 pm

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

Postby Aquamarine » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:53 pm

Do almost all of the applicants receive decisions until late April just as the school said?

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

Postby phillyboy23 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:11 pm

Got hold letter today.

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

Postby asporn » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:08 pm

Just got in! No interview. LSAT 175; GPA 3.99. Not sure if I got an entrance scholarship.

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

Postby Hstrat » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:21 am

Go to Reddit's r/lawschooladmissions page when you get a chance. You'll find the community that left this site, and they'll tell you where they moved to.

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

Postby coffee4life » Sat May 05, 2018 8:38 pm

gotmilk332 wrote:when do we start hearing about non hamilton/butler merit aid?


hey, do you know if Columbia awards need based aid or just merit based?



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