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

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First Decisions?

1/17
40
40%
1/18
24
24%
1/19
15
15%
1/22
8
8%
1/23
2
2%
1/24
1
1%
1/25
9
9%
 
Total votes: 99

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

Postby LawSSS » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:52 pm

Churner_throwaway- wrote:
LawSSS wrote:
Churner_throwaway- wrote:
LawSSS wrote:
Churner_throwaway- wrote:interview request, non ED non URM applied in September

Same, can I ask your stats? I don't have high enough stats for a named scholarship, just out my reach by a bit. However, I really didn't think I was a marginal candidate....I wonder if it's because of my first LSAT score.


GPA > 75th
25th < LSAT < Median < 75th

I also don't think at all that I am in contention for a named scholarship (though it would be a very unexpected surprise)
Hbu?


GPA > 75th
LSAT > Average


you could get a scholarship? Why not!


I heard there was a hard LSAT floor on them, and I don't meet it. Plus looking at last year's stats, mine don't get the named schollys...(wait, I'm assuming they are full rides? I could be wrong.)

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

Postby throwaway1919 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:07 pm

Should you be worried if you don't get an interview request? My numbers are above both 75ths.

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

Postby maybeman » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:13 pm

Platopus wrote:Interview request as well.

You're on a roll!

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

Postby Platopus » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:17 pm

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

Postby kj4064 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:52 pm

Also just got an interview request. My stats are a bit above their 75ths, but I wouldn't say that they're named scholarship level either, so I don't really know what to think of this. Also, any more insights from those who already interviewed?

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

Postby nishikiizumo » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:25 pm

What exactly is a marginal candidate? One who has both numbers around the 50% and/or a splitter?

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

Postby gongjublah123 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:28 pm

I've never posted here before, but in case this info helps anyone: In!

I was a reverse splitter. GPA was above their 75%, but LSAT was below 25% (by only a tiny bit for both).
I'm not an URM. I also didn't get an interview. It was pretty quick. Application was marked complete on the 24th and got in today.

I don't want to think too much of it, but I'm thinking my PS and DS helped a bit considering my LSAT wasn't stellar (I also took it three times), and I had to add an addendum to one of the Character and Fitness questions (nothing major! I never stole, cheated, or killed anyone). My DS also wasn't on any of the topics that most people suggest writing about (e.g. discrimination, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, etc).
I'm obviously not an expert, but if anyone has questions about my app please feel free to ask!

Anywho I am ecstatic :)
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby black_mirror » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:30 pm

gongjublah123 wrote:I've never posted here before, but in case this info helps anyone: In!

I was a reverse splitter. GPA was above their 75%, but LSAT was below 25% (by only a tiny bit for both).
I'm not an URM.

I don't want to think too much of it, but I'm thinking my PS and DS helped a bit considering my LSAT wasn't stellar (I also took it three times), and I had to add an addendum to one of the Character and Fitness questions (nothing major! I never stole, cheated, or killed anyone).

Anywho I am ecstatic :)


Congrats! ED?

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

Postby gongjublah123 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:33 pm

black_mirror wrote:
gongjublah123 wrote:I've never posted here before, but in case this info helps anyone: In!

I was a reverse splitter. GPA was above their 75%, but LSAT was below 25% (by only a tiny bit for both).
I'm not an URM.

I don't want to think too much of it, but I'm thinking my PS and DS helped a bit considering my LSAT wasn't stellar (I also took it three times), and I had to add an addendum to one of the Character and Fitness questions (nothing major! I never stole, cheated, or killed anyone).

Anywho I am ecstatic :)


Congrats! ED?


Thank you, and yes!

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

Postby njames1961 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:13 pm

I'm >75% GPA/LSAT and got an interview request too, but I don't think my app is good enough for a named scholly...could I be more likely borderline? I got JS1 but also go that email from berkeley about being moved into their faculty review committee which isn't a good sign...worrying over here

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

Postby chewinggum » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:16 pm

Platopus wrote:
maybeman wrote:
Platopus wrote:Interview request as well.

You're on a roll!



Hope its good news!

Do you know who with?

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

Postby Platopus » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:27 pm

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

Postby popochan » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:34 pm

gongjublah123 wrote:I've never posted here before, but in case this info helps anyone: In!

I was a reverse splitter. GPA was above their 75%, but LSAT was below 25% (by only a tiny bit for both).
I'm not an URM. I also didn't get an interview. It was pretty quick. Application was marked complete on the 24th and got in today.

I don't want to think too much of it, but I'm thinking my PS and DS helped a bit considering my LSAT wasn't stellar (I also took it three times), and I had to add an addendum to one of the Character and Fitness questions (nothing major! I never stole, cheated, or killed anyone). My DS also wasn't on any of the topics that most people suggest writing about (e.g. discrimination, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, etc).
I'm obviously not an expert, but if anyone has questions about my app please feel free to ask!

Anywho I am ecstatic :)


Congratulations! How did you find out?

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

Postby SuckMyLSN » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:53 pm

njames1961 wrote:I'm >75% GPA/LSAT and got an interview request too, but I don't think my app is good enough for a named scholly...could I be more likely borderline? I got JS1 but also go that email from berkeley about being moved into their faculty review committee which isn't a good sign...worrying over here


Wow exact same situation over here. K-JD so feeling like that's probably why I didn't get first round/named scholly. As for Berk, maybe it's YP stuff and they're not sure? I didn't send a why Berk so that probably has something to do with it.

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

Postby gongjublah123 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:18 pm

popochan wrote:
gongjublah123 wrote:I've never posted here before, but in case this info helps anyone: In!

I was a reverse splitter. GPA was above their 75%, but LSAT was below 25% (by only a tiny bit for both).
I'm not an URM. I also didn't get an interview. It was pretty quick. Application was marked complete on the 24th and got in today.

I don't want to think too much of it, but I'm thinking my PS and DS helped a bit considering my LSAT wasn't stellar (I also took it three times), and I had to add an addendum to one of the Character and Fitness questions (nothing major! I never stole, cheated, or killed anyone). My DS also wasn't on any of the topics that most people suggest writing about (e.g. discrimination, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, etc).
I'm obviously not an expert, but if anyone has questions about my app please feel free to ask!

Anywho I am ecstatic :)


Congratulations! How did you find out?


Email!

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

Postby LawSSS » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:39 pm

Definitely mixed up named scholarships in general with just the Hamilton scholarship (which is full tuition). I think the LSAT floor is definitely higher for Hamilton than some of the others, like Bulter. Good luck everyone!

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

Postby tmcauliffe96 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:31 am

throwaway1919 wrote:Should you be worried if you don't get an interview request? My numbers are above both 75ths.


I wouldn't worry just yet, it's still really early

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

Postby GeriZ » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:51 pm

I applied early decision and just got asked for fall grades. Is that a good sign or bad one? I will be really grateful if anyone can explain this to me.

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

Postby mwells56 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:29 pm

GeriZ wrote:I applied early decision and just got asked for fall grades. Is that a good sign or bad one? I will be really grateful if anyone can explain this to me.


I'm in the same boat. Way I'm looking at it, they've haven't dinged me yet and are probably looking for a reason to admit me. No interview request though, which concerns me a little. I'm ED, 3.74/168, non-URM, K-JD.

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

Postby austinlove » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:07 pm

how long did it take to go from complete to interview request for those who received them? :)

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

Postby lumosfawkes » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:40 pm

Have any RD applicants been accepted yet?

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

Postby Platopus » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:48 pm

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

Postby ticket » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:51 pm

lumosfawkes wrote:Have any RD applicants been accepted yet?


Nope. First wave of RD admits is usually in January iirc

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

Postby GeriZ » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:15 pm

mwells56 wrote:
GeriZ wrote:I applied early decision and just got asked for fall grades. Is that a good sign or bad one? I will be really grateful if anyone can explain this to me.


I'm in the same boat. Way I'm looking at it, they've haven't dinged me yet and are probably looking for a reason to admit me. No interview request though, which concerns me a little. I'm ED, 3.74/168, non-URM, K-JD.


I am actually thinking about the ED contract. I think it's promising a result by December? Hopefully they won't just give out a defer...

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

Postby albinododobird » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:52 pm

I learned just today that Columbia asks for a professional letter of recommendation if you've been out of school for more than a year, but that you can write an addendum if you cannot provide a professional letter of recommendation. Did anyone go the addendum route? I strongly prefer my academic recommendations, but I can produce a professional one if I need to.




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