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CardinalRules
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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:30 am

+1 to the previous 2 comments, or should I say +2?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby crackberry » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:52 am

Still UR 11/25.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby thorntll » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:40 am

GeePee wrote:
SanBun wrote:question yall:

on the continuum of softs friendly, where does Uchicago fall between NYU and Berkeley

NYU------------------------------Berkeley
.......1--2--3--4--5--6--7--8--9--10............

Unless your soft is a prestigious undergrad (T20 or so), probably about 3-4 unless you're willing to ride a WL for a long time. It seems they do like to pull good softs off of the WL later on though, if you're willing to wait until April or May (or later).


I don't know about that. Based on numbers, I should not have gotten in, and especially not in the very first batch. I'm not a URM, nor is my UG even the littlest bit prestigious. It had to be my softs (or the naked picture of myself I sent the adcomms).

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby ontologyfail » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:28 am

thorntll wrote:
GeePee wrote:
SanBun wrote:question yall:

on the continuum of softs friendly, where does Uchicago fall between NYU and Berkeley

NYU------------------------------Berkeley
.......1--2--3--4--5--6--7--8--9--10............

Unless your soft is a prestigious undergrad (T20 or so), probably about 3-4 unless you're willing to ride a WL for a long time. It seems they do like to pull good softs off of the WL later on though, if you're willing to wait until April or May (or later).


I don't know about that. Based on numbers, I should not have gotten in, and especially not in the very first batch. I'm not a URM, nor is my UG even the littlest bit prestigious. It had to be my softs (or the naked picture of myself I sent the adcomms).


Thorntll-stop being so hard on yourself. Only on TLS is 96th percentile shameful. Besides, they needed some reverse splitters to make up for admitting me :wink:

As for softs, I think fit might be an even bigger criterion at Chicago. It has a tiny class size, and takes a lot of pride in maintaining a particular atmosphere. I was also under the impression that Berkeley's 'focus on soft factors' was more or less a cover for GPA whoring, although I could be wrong about that.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:02 am

ontologyfail wrote:Thorntll-stop being so hard on yourself. Only on TLS and for T15 adcoms is 96th percentile shameful. Besides, they needed some reverse splitters to make up for admitting me :wink:


ftf ... you? me? Someone.

(That's not a crack at Thorntll, btw, just my increasing frustration at this cycle.)

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby ontologyfail » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:29 am

Vegas_Rebel wrote:
ontologyfail wrote:Thorntll-stop being so hard on yourself. Only on TLS and for T15 adcoms is 96th percentile shameful. Besides, they needed some reverse splitters to make up for admitting me :wink:


ftf ... you? me? Someone.

(That's not a crack at Thorntll, btw, just my increasing frustration at this cycle.)


Sorry. Survivor's guilt. I'll shut up now.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Drew2010 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:34 am

crackberry wrote:Still UR 11/25.


You and me both... bleh

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby kittenmittons » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:43 am

UR 12/18 -> 1/11

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby thorntll » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:44 am

Vegas_Rebel wrote:
ontologyfail wrote:Thorntll-stop being so hard on yourself. Only on TLS and for T15 adcoms is 96th percentile shameful. Besides, they needed some reverse splitters to make up for admitting me :wink:


ftf ... you? me? Someone.

(That's not a crack at Thorntll, btw, just my increasing frustration at this cycle.)


No, it's true. It's ridiculous that 96th percentile still isn't good enough for most T10 schools, but it's still the case.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:46 am

I know this should probably be in an "In at Chicago" thread but I couldn't find one.

Anyone receive their packet yet?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby parker09 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:50 am

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:I know this should probably be in an "In at Chicago" thread but I couldn't find one.

Anyone receive their packet yet?


THEN MAKE ONE AND STOP RUBBING IT IN.

j/k, just using CAPS to mask my jealousy and growing feeling of utter inadequacy and failure. congrats! :D

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby kittenmittons » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:54 am

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:I know this should probably be in an "In at Chicago" thread but I couldn't find one.

Anyone receive their packet yet?


viewtopic.php?f=7&t=101547

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:56 am

kittenmittons wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:I know this should probably be in an "In at Chicago" thread but I couldn't find one.

Anyone receive their packet yet?


viewtopic.php?f=7&t=101547


thanks kitty! I thought I had seen one, but for some reason I couldn't find it.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby gahthelaw » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:27 am

still UR 11/25. every time i see it i have an urge to shake my monitor, like it's stuck and it just needs a wiggle or something.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby 23fulltimecowboys » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:33 am

gahthelaw wrote:still UR 11/25. every time i see it i have an urge to shake my monitor, like it's stuck and it just needs a wiggle or something.

this is a great quote

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby liljerry » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:42 am

Anyone else still UR 12/16?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby hopefulincal » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:17 pm

Finally some action. UR 1/11. Submitted early November.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Amelie » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:44 pm

liljerry wrote:Anyone else still UR 12/16?


I am. Any idea of when the next acceptances will go out?

NEVERMIND... just changed to 1/12
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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby capitalacq » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:06 pm

kittenmittons wrote:UR 12/18 -> 1/11

They are just pulling up your phone number for your call tomorrow :)

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby oneforship » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:07 pm

Drew2010 wrote:
crackberry wrote:Still UR 11/25.


You and me both... bleh

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby nixxers » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:09 pm

12/16 -----> 1/12

o.O

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Drew2010 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:09 pm

oneforship wrote:
Drew2010 wrote:
crackberry wrote:Still UR 11/25.


You and me both... bleh


Exactly...

Edit: WAIT! Actually I'm UR 1/12.. just changed.. I'm assuming that is bad news, I can't imagine getting good news from chicago (although I would be overjoyed if it happened)
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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby CyLaw » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:10 pm

Just updated to UR for the 3rd? time I believe.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby liljerry » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:12 pm

UR 12/16 -> UR 1/12

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Drew2010 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:14 pm

How does Chicago send out decisions?




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