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

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First Decisions?

1/17
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1/18
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1/19
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1/22
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1/23
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1/24
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby dallinpackard » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:35 pm

aegor wrote:Accepted with Hamilton out of the blue.

174/top 10% at HYP. No hooks at all; have been working for about four years.

Was not expecting an acceptance, and certainly not a Hamilton since I thought it basically required 176+ and I never interviewed.


Woop woop! Congrats!

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

Postby jkander31 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:30 pm

This cycle feels a lot more competitive, and with less certainty, perhaps because of the increase in applicants. Does anyone else feel the same way? It's not necessarily a bad thing.

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

Postby RSolano » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:44 pm

Is there such thing as a non Hamilton full ride to Columbia?

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

Postby maybeman » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:38 am

dm1683 wrote:
ArthurTimothyRead wrote:Also curious about how many they give out! 3.8x and 175, interviewed, no Hammy (yet?)

What would you guys chance me at?

You'll probably get a Butler.

Anyone care to speculate on 4/173/KJD/interview butler chances? I know hammy is out of the question but this cycle seems especially.tough for kjds so Im starting to think I'll be lucky to get any money at all (if I get in)

I used to chance our numbers at more than likely. After I got that uchi waitlist though.. ugh idk

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

Postby FinallyLiveaLittle » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:26 am

Checking in. Just submitted.
I'm a 174/Superior and would really like to see you guys in New York this coming fall!

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

Postby rachelac » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:30 am

maybeman wrote:
dm1683 wrote:
ArthurTimothyRead wrote:Also curious about how many they give out! 3.8x and 175, interviewed, no Hammy (yet?)

What would you guys chance me at?

You'll probably get a Butler.

Anyone care to speculate on 4/173/KJD/interview butler chances? I know hammy is out of the question but this cycle seems especially.tough for kjds so Im starting to think I'll be lucky to get any money at all (if I get in)

I used to chance our numbers at more than likely. After I got that uchi waitlist though.. ugh idk


I feel this spiritually. I'm realizing how cocky I was about T6 stuff coming in (and being first wave at NYU just made me MORE cocky) but that UChi WL knocked me on my butt. I didn't think my Columbia interview went very well so now I'm STRESSED even though in any other recent cycle based on what I can tell our numbers would all be basically guaranteed. (My GPA is worse than y'all's but I have 3.5 years of WE so I think our odds are similar)

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

Postby alexeats » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:47 am

How long do they keep doing acceptance waves for/when do they move to WL/rejected? Slim chance but its my dream school

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

Postby principalagent » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:53 pm

rachelac wrote:I feel this spiritually. I'm realizing how cocky I was about T6 stuff coming in (and being first wave at NYU just made me MORE cocky) but that UChi WL knocked me on my butt. I didn't think my Columbia interview went very well so now I'm STRESSED even though in any other recent cycle based on what I can tell our numbers would all be basically guaranteed. (My GPA is worse than y'all's but I have 3.5 years of WE so I think our odds are similar)


Yeah, the named scholarships made me think CCN was in the bag. NYU leaving me on read for four months and Chicago being like “or nah” made me re-adjust my expectations considerably. Hoping Columbia can come through!

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

Postby wolfdog » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:03 pm

Any ideas as to what causes some people to be admitted in the first day, while others will be admitted this week or next? Is it random? Based on completion or interview dates?

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

Postby curvybanana63 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:29 pm

principalagent wrote:
rachelac wrote:I feel this spiritually. I'm realizing how cocky I was about T6 stuff coming in (and being first wave at NYU just made me MORE cocky) but that UChi WL knocked me on my butt. I didn't think my Columbia interview went very well so now I'm STRESSED even though in any other recent cycle based on what I can tell our numbers would all be basically guaranteed. (My GPA is worse than y'all's but I have 3.5 years of WE so I think our odds are similar)


Yeah, the named scholarships made me think CCN was in the bag. NYU leaving me on read for four months and Chicago being like “or nah” made me re-adjust my expectations considerably. Hoping Columbia can come through!


You guys both have Dillards right? Yeah, I don't know whats going on with Uchi, but it seems like they take a lot of people off the waitlist. They just don't want to over-enroll because then they couldn't brag about their small class size! If I was in your position I wouldn't worry. UVA is awesome, and to be able to go there on a full ride would be an incredible opportunity.

As for NYU, you'll definitely hear back soon. I was able to sneak into the second wave, but I am not Dillard-worthy. I'm guessing the only reason they accepted me this fast was because they knew I wouldn't get in anywhere better and thought I'd be a sure-fire matriculation because of that.

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

Postby alexeats » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:50 pm

wolfdog wrote:Any ideas as to what causes some people to be admitted in the first day, while others will be admitted this week or next? Is it random? Based on completion or interview dates?

Wondering the same!!

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

Postby aegor » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:08 pm

dallinpackard wrote:
aegor wrote:Accepted with Hamilton out of the blue.

174/top 10% at HYP. No hooks at all; have been working for about four years.

Was not expecting an acceptance, and certainly not a Hamilton since I thought it basically required 176+ and I never interviewed.


Woop woop! Congrats!


Thanks. I am still somewhat in shock.


Does anyone know how many Hamilton Fellowships there are for each class?

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

Postby resiny » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:27 pm

Two questions about addenda.
1) I'm currently employed full time but also in the last year of a grad program. I didn't get a work LOR because I had two from my current grad program. But should I send in a work LOR (which I could do)?
2) I failed to notice (still not sure where this is stated, but I've seen it referenced on here a few times) that Columbia strongly recommends an addendum if you took the LSAT multiple times. I took it twice and went up 5 points the second time. Should I email admissions (applied about a week ago) with an addendum or just let it slide?

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

Postby wiseman96 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:32 pm

Are we expecting another wave tomorrow, or have acceptances historically rolled out on a weekly basis after the first two waves?

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

Postby ticket » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:17 pm

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

Postby icechicken » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:22 pm

resiny wrote:Two questions about addenda.
1) I'm currently employed full time but also in the last year of a grad program. I didn't get a work LOR because I had two from my current grad program. But should I send in a work LOR (which I could do)?


Columbia requires two letters of recommendation to complete your application. We expect applicants currently in school or recently graduated (i.e., applying within less than approximately one year of receiving their degree) to submit two academic letters from faculty who can provide insight about their candidacy. Academic letters should come from individuals who have taught applicants in the classroom or have evaluated applicants in a significant academic capacity. Applicants with substantive work experience who are not recent graduates must submit one professional letter and at least one academic letter of recommendation. While the Committee will accept more than two letters of recommendation, we suggest that applicants use discretion when determining the appropriate number of letters to submit.


You should be fine since you're still in an academic program. I would submit the work LOR if and only if you think it'll be excellent.

2) I failed to notice (still not sure where this is stated, but I've seen it referenced on here a few times) that Columbia strongly recommends an addendum if you took the LSAT multiple times. I took it twice and went up 5 points the second time. Should I email admissions (applied about a week ago) with an addendum or just let it slide?


5 points isn't a huge jump. I wouldn't bother.


ticket wrote:chance me for a Hammy considering I wasn't included in the Friday wave? 177/3.92, interviewed in November.


You have as good a chance as anyone but obviously it's not a sure thing. Good luck.

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

Postby thepsychedelic » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:22 pm

ticket wrote:chance me for a Hammy considering I wasn't included in the Friday wave? 177/3.92, interviewed in November.


you have a good chance
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby sailcar » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:28 pm

ticket wrote:chance me for a Hammy considering I wasn't included in the Friday wave? 177/3.92, interviewed in November.


We have almost the same stats, but my GPA is a slightly lower 3.9x. I interviewed in December and also haven't heard anything so I'm trying to retain hope. Seems like we still have a good shot.

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

Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:09 pm

sailcar wrote:
ticket wrote:chance me for a Hammy considering I wasn't included in the Friday wave? 177/3.92, interviewed in November.


We have almost the same stats, but my GPA is a slightly lower 3.9x. I interviewed in December and also haven't heard anything so I'm trying to retain hope. Seems like we still have a good shot.


Similar stats as well, though slightly higher GPA & lower LSAT. Interviewed in December, too, and haven't heard anything yet.

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

Postby bubblebat » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:20 pm

MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:
sailcar wrote:
ticket wrote:chance me for a Hammy considering I wasn't included in the Friday wave? 177/3.92, interviewed in November.


We have almost the same stats, but my GPA is a slightly lower 3.9x. I interviewed in December and also haven't heard anything so I'm trying to retain hope. Seems like we still have a good shot.


Similar stats as well, though slightly higher GPA & lower LSAT. Interviewed in December, too, and haven't heard anything yet.


179/3.9x/Early Jan. Interview. I also haven't heard anything, but I imagine I shouldn't expect to for a while, on account of my interview date?

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

Postby dm1683 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:31 pm

bubblebat wrote:
MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:
sailcar wrote:
ticket wrote:chance me for a Hammy considering I wasn't included in the Friday wave? 177/3.92, interviewed in November.


We have almost the same stats, but my GPA is a slightly lower 3.9x. I interviewed in December and also haven't heard anything so I'm trying to retain hope. Seems like we still have a good shot.


Similar stats as well, though slightly higher GPA & lower LSAT. Interviewed in December, too, and haven't heard anything yet.


179/3.9x/Early Jan. Interview. I also haven't heard anything, but I imagine I shouldn't expect to for a while, on account of my interview date?

I'm just gonna pop in and say damn, of all the applicants with crazy-supermutant numbers, this site must have like half of them, lmao

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

Postby covfefe » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:38 pm

dm1683 wrote:
bubblebat wrote:
MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:
sailcar wrote:
ticket wrote:chance me for a Hammy considering I wasn't included in the Friday wave? 177/3.92, interviewed in November.


We have almost the same stats, but my GPA is a slightly lower 3.9x. I interviewed in December and also haven't heard anything so I'm trying to retain hope. Seems like we still have a good shot.


Similar stats as well, though slightly higher GPA & lower LSAT. Interviewed in December, too, and haven't heard anything yet.


179/3.9x/Early Jan. Interview. I also haven't heard anything, but I imagine I shouldn't expect to for a while, on account of my interview date?

I'm just gonna pop in and say damn, of all the applicants with crazy-supermutant numbers, this site must have like half of them, lmao


lmao preach, this is exactly how i feel

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

Postby cwasser3 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:11 am

Who's ready for another emotional rollercoaster today?

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

Postby staggeringelephant » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:24 pm

cwasser3 wrote:Who's ready for another emotional rollercoaster today?


For the sake of my mental health and productivity, I will not come back to this sub until tonight.

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

Postby wiseman96 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:24 pm

staggeringelephant wrote:
cwasser3 wrote:Who's ready for another emotional rollercoaster today?


For the sake of my mental health and productivity, I will not come back to this sub until tonight.

SOS I have not left this thread since 8AM this morning.



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