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frankjones
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby frankjones » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:37 pm

Columbia wants deposits by April 1st? Did you get a big scholarship offer when admitted? I don't even think most people will have gotten financial aid packages by then.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby bloodonthetracks » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:41 pm

frankjones wrote:Columbia wants deposits by April 1st? Did you get a big scholarship offer when admitted? I don't even think most people will have gotten financial aid packages by then.


yeah, april 1?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby crackberry » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:44 pm

bloodonthetracks wrote:
frankjones wrote:Columbia wants deposits by April 1st? Did you get a big scholarship offer when admitted? I don't even think most people will have gotten financial aid packages by then.


yeah, april 1?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:04 pm

All right, just typed up my LOCI and am going to print it out and mail it priority or express or whichever is best at the post office. I wasn't planning to send them a LOCI the day after my hold, but today I really wanted to write it.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby lawgod » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:09 pm

do we know if people have been accepted after waiting several weeks from JR1?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Illijah » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:14 pm

Has anyone previously held received a decision yet?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Dignan » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:19 pm

Illijah wrote:Has anyone previously held received a decision yet?

Yes, several.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby georgina » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:21 pm

lawgod wrote:do we know if people have been accepted after waiting several weeks from JR1?


Yes, several.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:25 pm

CoaltoNewCastle wrote:All right, just typed up my LOCI and am going to print it out and mail it priority or express or whichever is best at the post office. I wasn't planning to send them a LOCI the day after my hold, but today I really wanted to write it.


FYI you can also email it to them as long as it's in the body of the email.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Illijah » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:25 pm

Dignan wrote:
Illijah wrote:Has anyone previously held received a decision yet?

Yes, several.


o okay....what is the usual turnaround been for those people?

2 weeks....a month....more?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby adameus » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:37 pm

Illijah wrote:
Dignan wrote:
Illijah wrote:Has anyone previously held received a decision yet?

Yes, several.


o okay....what is the usual turnaround been for those people?

2 weeks....a month....more?


There haven't been many on here and its varied between them so I don't think there is a usual turn around. I don't know if anyone who was held has been dinged yet.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:03 pm

Hattori Hanzo wrote:
CoaltoNewCastle wrote:All right, just typed up my LOCI and am going to print it out and mail it priority or express or whichever is best at the post office. I wasn't planning to send them a LOCI the day after my hold, but today I really wanted to write it.


FYI you can also email it to them as long as it's in the body of the email.


Too late, I sent them a letter by priority mail today. It felt good too. I feel that JR may have gotten the impression from my application that I don't actually want to be a lawyer. However, I do want to be a lawyer and I don't want him to think I'm going to law school for the wrong reasons.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby of Benito Cereno » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:27 am

so last year around 19.2% of lsn profiles were admitted outright (that is to say excluding the 10 or so WL/Admits).
This year, out of 703 listed profiles there are 126 admits. so thats 18.2%
Assuming that the 156 hidden profiles have basically the same admitted percentage there should be another 28 hidden admits.
That means there are likely 154 total admits out of 859 total profiles.
Assuming the percentage admitted outright stays the same as last year we should expect 165 total lsn admits. so around 11 more
Of the non-hidden profiles we should expect like 8 more.

Most likely JR still has around 40 or so more outright admits to give out in the next two or three weeks. Then the waitlist emails should start coming.
Basically, its now nearly over and there should only be one or two small batches left.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Illijah » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:40 am

Whats the general opinion on sending both a written and emailed LOCI's simultaneously?

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Zannie1986
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Zannie1986 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:03 pm

I don't know if you've all addressed this, but I wanted to know, not for me but a friend, i'm not that deluded, at this point whether candidates not getting interview offers are essentially rejected?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby NightHooded » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:14 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:so last year around 19.2% of lsn profiles were admitted outright (that is to say excluding the 10 or so WL/Admits).
This year, out of 703 listed profiles there are 126 admits. so thats 18.2%
Assuming that the 156 hidden profiles have basically the same admitted percentage there should be another 28 hidden admits.
That means there are likely 154 total admits out of 859 total profiles.
Assuming the percentage admitted outright stays the same as last year we should expect 165 total lsn admits. so around 11 more
Of the non-hidden profiles we should expect like 8 more.

Most likely JR still has around 40 or so more outright admits to give out in the next two or three weeks. Then the waitlist emails should start coming.
Basically, its now nearly over and there should only be one or two small batches left.


I appreciate your estimate. But what I don't get is - why is there so much holding and deliberation over such a small batch of yet-to-be-admitted applicants? It seems to me like the hold group on here is just as good, largely, as the admit bunch. So why immediately admit a whole slew and then agonize over the small remainder? Just seems strange, unless there's a larger number of people they're going to admit.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby of Benito Cereno » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:20 pm

NightHooded wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:so last year around 19.2% of lsn profiles were admitted outright (that is to say excluding the 10 or so WL/Admits).
This year, out of 703 listed profiles there are 126 admits. so thats 18.2%
Assuming that the 156 hidden profiles have basically the same admitted percentage there should be another 28 hidden admits.
That means there are likely 154 total admits out of 859 total profiles.
Assuming the percentage admitted outright stays the same as last year we should expect 165 total lsn admits. so around 11 more
Of the non-hidden profiles we should expect like 8 more.

Most likely JR still has around 40 or so more outright admits to give out in the next two or three weeks. Then the waitlist emails should start coming.
Basically, its now nearly over and there should only be one or two small batches left.


I appreciate your estimate. But what I don't get is - why is there so much holding and deliberation over such a small batch of yet-to-be-admitted applicants? It seems to me like the hold group on here is just as good, largely, as the admit bunch. So why immediately admit a whole slew and then agonize over the small remainder? Just seems strange, unless there's a larger number of people they're going to admit.


if you look at lsn in previous years you'll see that HLS waitlists a ridiculously large number of applicants. They number of applicants in limbo doesn't really tell us anything about how many spots left. Harvard just likes to hold on to hundreds more applicants than they know they'll admit even if their yield fell drastically.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby georgina » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:28 pm

NightHooded wrote:I appreciate your estimate. But what I don't get is - why is there so much holding and deliberation over such a small batch of yet-to-be-admitted applicants? It seems to me like the hold group on here is just as good, largely, as the admit bunch. So why immediately admit a whole slew and then agonize over the small remainder? Just seems strange, unless there's a larger number of people they're going to admit.


JR wrote:We have the luxury of building not only a talented class, but a diverse one. We want to make sure that not everyone is from the same high school, or wants to work for the same Congressional Committee. And the only way to make that happen is to look at the whole applicant pool before making all of our decisions – thus, the hold category.


you have to have a large hold pool and need to deliberate a long time to nitpick at all the ways of increasing diversity of the class.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Kronk » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:34 pm

I think we'll probably see a bunch of 179 / 3.4 admits, fwiw.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby muahawhawhaw » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:38 pm

Kronk wrote:I think we'll probably see a bunch of 179 / 3.4 admits, fwiw.


I hope so =)

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby georgina » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:49 pm

for those interested.. the current quartiles of LSN students admitted thus far are:
172/175/176.5 3.86/3.94/3.98
compared to previous years, lsat 75th could be higher, gpa's (esp 25th and 50th) could be lower.

disclaimer: these are numbers for LSN acceptances, not actual acceptances, and not matriculants. other reported class stats are usually for matriculants. 131 acceptances were used, including some who at one point had visible profiles but are now hidden. the comparison referenced was against prior years' stats of eventual LSN outright acceptances. prior years' LSN outright acceptance quartiles have been pretty consistent for the past 4 years, holding near 172/175/177 3.81/3.91/3.96. JR is a new dean.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby georgina » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:53 pm

Kronk wrote:I think we'll probably see a bunch of 179 / 3.4 admits, fwiw.


agreed! i'm counting on a splitter batch.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby PoorOrpheus » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:02 pm

georgina wrote:
Kronk wrote:I think we'll probably see a bunch of 179 / 3.4 admits, fwiw.


agreed! i'm counting on a splitter batch.

+180

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Core » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:20 pm

georgina wrote:
Kronk wrote:I think we'll probably see a bunch of 179 / 3.4 admits, fwiw.


agreed! i'm counting on a splitter batch.

Lol let's have a reverse splitter URM batch :)

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby MTC87 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:20 pm

Illijah wrote:Whats the general opinion on sending both a written and emailed LOCI's simultaneously?




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