Harvard Waitlist Statistics

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Gators08
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Re: Harvard Waitlist Statistics

Postby Gators08 » Wed May 07, 2008 10:32 pm

How about we send some luck my way!

I'm higher LSAT, slightly lower GPA so that may work against me, but Harvard, if you're reading this you can probably figure out who I am and I would love to come!

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themillsman22
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Re: Harvard Waitlist Statistics

Postby themillsman22 » Wed May 07, 2008 11:29 pm

*sends luck Gators way*

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Re: Harvard Waitlist Statistics

Postby mok749 » Thu May 08, 2008 3:32 pm

Macbethslady wrote:Got the call this morning...it lasted thirty seconds. "Do you still want to come?" Yes. "Are you sure? Because I know by now you've accepted somewhere else." Yes. "Okay...Welcome to Harvard."

So the first batch of calls is definitely not an interview batch. :D


Congrats! I go the same thing. Feels great doesn't it?

Do you know how we can confirm and/or put down a seat deposit and get going with financial aid etc? I don't want to withdraw from my previous choice until I can put down a seat deposit at Harvard...

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Re: Harvard Waitlist Statistics

Postby themillsman22 » Thu May 08, 2008 3:40 pm

Mok, congratulations!

Edit: didn't realize the info was on another page

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Re: Harvard Waitlist Statistics

Postby themillsman22 » Thu May 08, 2008 4:05 pm

Good news for those with lower LSATs, someone received a PCEM today with a 166, 3.98, non-urm.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist Statistics

Postby scoutfinch80 » Thu May 08, 2008 5:13 pm

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Re: Harvard Waitlist Statistics

Postby Macbethslady » Thu May 08, 2008 5:17 pm

mok749 wrote:
Congrats! I go the same thing. Feels great doesn't it?

Do you know how we can confirm and/or put down a seat deposit and get going with financial aid etc? I don't want to withdraw from my previous choice until I can put down a seat deposit at Harvard...


Congrats to you as well! I tried getting on the site to find housing and all, and even called, and you pretty much can't do anything without your username and password, which will be in the official mailing package sent to our houses in the next few days. :(

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Re: Harvard Waitlist Statistics

Postby tucker » Thu May 08, 2008 8:41 pm

What is PCEM?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist Statistics

Postby MissVirginia » Thu May 08, 2008 9:02 pm

phonecall email (invitation to phone interview from Dean Toby Stock)

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themillsman22
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Re: Harvard Waitlist Statistics

Postby themillsman22 » Fri May 09, 2008 12:37 pm

Good news for those with lower LSATs, someone received a PCEM today with a 166, 3.98, non-urm.


And that person is in! Good news for the low LSAT, high GPA folk.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist Statistics

Postby themillsman22 » Fri May 09, 2008 12:45 pm

Another person (posted on LSD) who has a 3.9+ and a 168, non-URM received a PCEM yesterday.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist Statistics

Postby random248 » Fri May 09, 2008 1:26 pm

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abbygal0330
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Re: Harvard Waitlist Statistics

Postby abbygal0330 » Fri May 09, 2008 1:39 pm

Thanks so much!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist Statistics

Postby themillsman22 » Fri May 09, 2008 1:42 pm

I'm intruding on your thread, because I just saw LSN and can't see if abbygal posted anywhere around here yet... Congrats!!!


Haha, we're on top of it! Thanks for your update and another huge congratulations to abbygal. Has your heart stopped pounding yet?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist Statistics

Postby jerry maguire » Fri May 09, 2008 1:44 pm

URM, 169, 3.65 from UCLA, what yall think my chances are off the wl?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist Statistics

Postby themillsman22 » Fri May 09, 2008 1:55 pm

URM, 169, 3.65 from UCLA, what yall think my chances are off the wl?


Honestly, it's difficult to say. The URM makes it a little tricky. I would feel better with a slightly higher GPA or LSAT, but my guess is that you're at least competitive. I certainly wouldn't pack your bags and go apartment hunting, but I wouldn't consider yourself completely out of the running either.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist Statistics

Postby abbygal0330 » Fri May 09, 2008 1:59 pm

themillsman22 wrote:
I'm intruding on your thread, because I just saw LSN and can't see if abbygal posted anywhere around here yet... Congrats!!!


Haha, we're on top of it! Thanks for your update and another huge congratulations to abbygal. Has your heart stopped pounding yet?



haha nope-- now i just have a pounding headache from all the blood rushing to my head. Good luck to everyone waiting to hear! if there's anything to learn from me, they look at factors other than the numbers!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist Statistics

Postby fearlesscowboy » Fri May 09, 2008 2:17 pm

abbygal0330 wrote:haha nope-- now i just have a pounding headache from all the blood rushing to my head. Good luck to everyone waiting to hear! if there's anything to learn from me, they look at factors other than the numbers!


I think numbers played a role...you have a kickass GPA at one of the harder Ivies. You might have gotten Yale or Stanford. You must have an interesting story as well, but one of your numbers is awesome. Nevertheless, congrats!

If they took a GPA splitter, hopefully they'll look for an LSAT splitter to balance it.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist Statistics

Postby Ecureuil » Fri May 09, 2008 3:06 pm

Congrats, abbygal!! :mrgreen:

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!

Postby abbygal0330 » Fri May 09, 2008 3:20 pm

thanks Ecureuil!

hopefully we'll be classmates!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist Statistics

Postby greensmock » Fri May 09, 2008 3:36 pm

man, i feel like i have a losing lottery ticket here. 3.7ish gpa and multiple lsats (one high and one low). do you think soft factors count anymore when you're a waitlist candidate? those, i've got.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist Statistics

Postby ubuntu » Fri May 09, 2008 3:47 pm

greensmock wrote:man, i feel like i have a losing lottery ticket here. 3.7ish gpa and multiple lsats (one high and one low). do you think soft factors count anymore when you're a waitlist candidate? those, i've got.


i'm in the same boat as you, and have no idea. here's to hoping?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist Statistics

Postby Gators08 » Fri May 09, 2008 4:20 pm

I'm hoping that they need some of us 3.7ish GPAs and high LSATs to balance the class back out...

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Re: Harvard Waitlist Statistics

Postby Moosashi » Fri May 09, 2008 4:30 pm

I don' have a Harvard-type GPA (3.53) and my LSAT isn't spectacular enough to compensate (173), but I made it onto the wait-list somehow. There must be something other than numbers that they like about my application. I think for that myself and others in the same boat it's a good sign overall (though I haven't received any emails beyond the initial notification). We're not just in the midst of a statistical herd. That said, there are probably plenty of people on the list with stronger numbers AND more interesting soft factors, so I'm not expecting much.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist Statistics

Postby Ecureuil » Fri May 09, 2008 4:46 pm

I wonder how the decision to 1) call and accept immediately or 2) call and indicate you're on a shortlist for admission is made. I'm just musing on this since it seems like most of the people being called are being accepted immediately (I realize that I'm using a sample size of like..seven).




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