xeckosk8trx wrote:[quote="Sky'stheLimit"]Lomax wrote:xeckosk8trx wrote:Hey everyone,
I called UF this morning and they told me that for those who went D.I.T. on 03/11/2010 the decision batch is mixed. It's a collection of Acceptances, Waitlists, and Denies. Although not so many WL.
I hope this gives some people hope.
Interesting... Very interesting.
If true, it marks an apparent departure from traditional procedure. Also, it has to give the DIT 3/16ers a lot of confidence, for they generally have better numbers than the DIT 3/11ers - some of whom were apparently accepted. Of course, going by xeckosk8trx's statement, the person on the phone could have been telling the truth had there been only two acceptances, two waitlists, and however many rejections.
And then, xeckosk8trx's statement is hearsay. We'll just have to wait and see. That last sentence pretty much sums up how I feel about the 3/16 batch as well. Before xeckosk8trx's revelation, I would have been ready to call 3/16 a mixed batch. But if 3/11 was a mixed batch, then surely 3/16 is all acceptances? However, the 3/16s aren't good enough to all be acceptances.
What would make the most sense to me, at this point, assuming that 3/11 was a mixed batch, would be that 3/11 was mostly rejections with a few waitlists and even fewer acceptances (the rep on the phone didn't want to pull a Lomax and be the bearer of bad news), that 3/16 is also a mixed batch composed almost entirely of waitlists but also including some acceptances, and that 3/17 and beyond will be either waitlists or rejections.
Important to consider is the fact that LSN shows more UF applicants accepted already this year - before the last few batches of decisions - than were accepted last year by the end. This could mean that UF simply doesn't need to board the stragglers to fill the train this year, so to speak. "But wait, isn't it true that a lot more people sign up for LSN every successive year?!" Maybe, maybe not, but from last year to this, the number of listed UF applicants has remained fairly constant.
Also, I find it atrocious that UF does not consider February LSAT scores. The Broncos fan who got screwed because of that should reapply next year and earn some money in the interim if he does not get admitted this year, so that he can be awarded the offer of admission and scholarship money he will certainly get then and deserves.
How do you figure? UF's median is a 161, and I dont think there was a single LSAT score out of the 15 or so reported here under 160 (with probably more than 1/2 over 161). Additionally, most had pretty solid GPA, and the couple that didn't had 166+ LSATs (including a 177). We're not auto-admits, but still very competitive for UF.
Also, someone pointed out that UF has a pretty convincing motivation to be splitter friendly with FSU's USNWR ranking right behind them (I know we've covered UF vs FSU dominance a hundred times Lomax, but I dont think anyone would deny that UF is certainly going to be very proactive in maintaining their position as far as admissions is concerned). I think I buy this argument.
Thoughts on mixed batched/status changes dated 3/17(on 3/16): UF is releasing in batches, which is consistent with their history. Yesterday, a few people with sub 160 LSATs had status changes, but dated for today so they would technically be released separately, despite decision/status changes occurring on the same day.
If anything just let me remain optimistic
Do you know when the first batch of WLs went out last year Lomax??
Don't kill the messenger!!!![/quote]
I dont really think I came across that way, but If I did, sorry Lomax. Either way, we're all aspiring attorneys, so we should be able to handle a little bit of respectful give-and-take. None of us know what's going on, and that's the bottom line. However, I did want Lomax's response particularly on some of my thoughts. It definitely was not intended to be a personal attack.