Columbia 2010

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby GeePee » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:02 pm

englawyer wrote:
GeePee wrote:
VoidSix wrote:
GeePee wrote:Admitted today, 4.61 index. No scholarship offer; I'm now utterly perplexed as to why they asked for my fall grades...


Me too. Although I'm sure you'll get some sort of scholarship money. Just rarely seem to see Butlers and Hamiltons go to sub 176-177 folks. I'm sure they'll give you 60k+ when all is said and done.

I feel like quality of undergrad has a lot to do with it as well, unless you're a 177+/4.0. Whatever... Harvard awaits! I feel like my cycle is more or less over at this point.


how do you feel about a full ride from any school outside Columbia??? just wondering. i am starting to somewhat feel the same way.

I'd certainly consider them, but I feel like they are unlikely for someone out of undergrad.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby castellon » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:32 pm

VoidSix wrote:
englawyer wrote:
DanInALionsDen wrote:My index is a 4.3? What does this index thing even mean?


i think 4.4+ is safe territory (historically) for an admit. it is the scale used by the ad-comm to rank applicants based on numbers


Historically, yes. Last year, no. Only 2/3 of people with our numbers 3.9-ish / 173 were admitted. However, a consolation is that most of the people not admitted got at least one of HYS. Strangely, almost everyone 3.6-3.8 / 173 were admitted.


I really really really hope that trend continues this year

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Kronk » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:49 pm

castellon wrote:
VoidSix wrote:
englawyer wrote:
DanInALionsDen wrote:My index is a 4.3? What does this index thing even mean?


i think 4.4+ is safe territory (historically) for an admit. it is the scale used by the ad-comm to rank applicants based on numbers


Historically, yes. Last year, no. Only 2/3 of people with our numbers 3.9-ish / 173 were admitted. However, a consolation is that most of the people not admitted got at least one of HYS. Strangely, almost everyone 3.6-3.8 / 173 were admitted.


I really really really hope that trend continues this year


-1, mf'er. ;)

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby dcchillin » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:54 pm

In w/ a Butler. Postmarked 1/27. Living in DC.

For the record, I had a request for grades 1/12, overall GPA went down about .04, which slipped me below a 3.8. Now I'm wondering if my lack of concern for grades last semester ruined chance at a Hamilton. Either way, I'm ecstatic and 90% sure I'm going there.

PS Congrats to everyone who got in. :)

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby UrbanAchievers » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:56 pm

parker09 wrote:I got in with a 4.2... don't despair!

Congratulations! Although I'm more inclined to accept a large scholly from a T30 over Columbia anyhow. More because the wife-to-be would not be as tolerant of living in a tiny studio apt.

Who knows what the future may hold, though.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Kronk » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:57 pm

dcchillin wrote:In w/ a Butler. Postmarked 1/27. Living in DC.

For the record, I had a request for grades 1/12, overall GPA went down about .04, which slipped me below a 3.8. Now I'm wondering if my lack of concern for grades last semester ruined chance at a Hamilton. Either way, I'm ecstatic and 90% sure I'm going there.

PS Congrats to everyone who got in. :)


Congrats! Way to nab the Butler--that's awesome.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby castellon » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:15 pm

VoidSix wrote:
-1, mf'er. ;)


Ha, I only mean the 3.6-.3.8 / 173 part, the rest can be false! I want this letter bad, such a slow cycle, today Penn went UR and Cornell went complete, but I though for sure something more exciting would happen this week.
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby chopsticks3092 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:16 pm

In with Hamilton today and flabbergasted. This decision just got a lot harder.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:22 pm

chopsticks3092 wrote:In with Hamilton today and flabbergasted. This decision just got a lot harder.


Wow, congratulations! Good stuff.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby c0rpusdelicti » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:34 pm

Following this thread is an exercise in masochism and like any good self-abuser I can't tear myself away!

I'm an URM (black guy) with a 4.0 index and during my obsessive LSN sessions I see people with the same index and URM status admitted and rejected randomly. I have no idea where I stand...

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:53 pm

chopsticks3092 wrote:In with Hamilton today and flabbergasted. This decision just got a lot harder.

I know you're in at SLS but are you in at HLS and/or YLS yet?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby 02082010 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:58 pm

crackberry wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:In with Hamilton today and flabbergasted. This decision just got a lot harder.

I know you're in at SLS but are you in at HLS and/or YLS yet?


I haven't heard from YLS yet, but I got my JR2 back in December.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:17 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
crackberry wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:In with Hamilton today and flabbergasted. This decision just got a lot harder.

I know you're in at SLS but are you in at HLS and/or YLS yet?


I haven't heard from YLS yet, but I got my JR2 back in December.

The space-time continuum has snapped!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby GeePee » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:31 pm

dcchillin wrote:In w/ a Butler. Postmarked 1/27. Living in DC.

For the record, I had a request for grades 1/12, overall GPA went down about .04, which slipped me below a 3.8. Now I'm wondering if my lack of concern for grades last semester ruined chance at a Hamilton. Either way, I'm ecstatic and 90% sure I'm going there.

PS Congrats to everyone who got in. :)

Damn, I said after the Sept. test that I probably needed one more point for a Hamilton or Butler... this seems to affirm that.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby 02082010 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:36 pm

crackberry wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:
crackberry wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:In with Hamilton today and flabbergasted. This decision just got a lot harder.

I know you're in at SLS but are you in at HLS and/or YLS yet?


I haven't heard from YLS yet, but I got my JR2 back in December.

The space-time continuum has snapped!


8)

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Dignan » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:38 pm

GeePee wrote:
dcchillin wrote:In w/ a Butler. Postmarked 1/27. Living in DC.

For the record, I had a request for grades 1/12, overall GPA went down about .04, which slipped me below a 3.8. Now I'm wondering if my lack of concern for grades last semester ruined chance at a Hamilton. Either way, I'm ecstatic and 90% sure I'm going there.

PS Congrats to everyone who got in. :)

Damn, I said after the Sept. test that I probably needed one more point for a Hamilton or Butler... this seems to affirm that.

Those missed questions are costly, aren't they? If I end up at Columbia, I'll probably think about the incredibly careless LG mistake I made each time I accept more loan debt before a semester.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby fidesverita » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:49 pm

LOL you guys are so depressing. I guess it's good practice to be cynical for when we become lawyers :lol:

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby blue5385 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:10 pm

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby castellon » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:17 pm

Dignan wrote:
GeePee wrote:
dcchillin wrote:In w/ a Butler. Postmarked 1/27. Living in DC.

For the record, I had a request for grades 1/12, overall GPA went down about .04, which slipped me below a 3.8. Now I'm wondering if my lack of concern for grades last semester ruined chance at a Hamilton. Either way, I'm ecstatic and 90% sure I'm going there.

PS Congrats to everyone who got in. :)

Damn, I said after the Sept. test that I probably needed one more point for a Hamilton or Butler... this seems to affirm that.

Those missed questions are costly, aren't they? If I end up at Columbia, I'll probably think about the incredibly careless LG mistake I made each time I accept more loan debt before a semester.


I missed 3 questions by miss-bubbling, I feel your pain. Every time I think about it I have a sudden desire to jam a fork into my leg.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Dignan » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:19 pm

blue5385 wrote:
fidesverita wrote:LOL you guys are so depressing. I guess it's good practice to be cynical for when we become lawyers :lol:


+1, I know that if I had gotten a VCE this past week, I'd be doing a jig out of pure happiness (even with the prospect of all that debt)

Don't get me wrong; I am happy to be accepted by Columbia. It's just funny how much of an impact that one or two missed LSAT questions can have on one's future. Everyone on TLS knows this, of course, but the Named Scholarship/No Scholarship line at Columbia really drives it home.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby zabagabe » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:30 pm

Dignan wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
fidesverita wrote:LOL you guys are so depressing. I guess it's good practice to be cynical for when we become lawyers :lol:


+1, I know that if I had gotten a VCE this past week, I'd be doing a jig out of pure happiness (even with the prospect of all that debt)

Don't get me wrong; I am happy to be accepted by Columbia. It's just funny how much of an impact that one or two missed LSAT questions can have on one's future. Everyone on TLS knows this, of course, but the Named Scholarship/No Scholarship line at Columbia really drives it home.


Not sure if this will make you feel better, but I don't think it's *so* strictly based on numbers. A friend of mine who's ~3.8/~175 just got the Hamilton today, and last year when I applied I had better numbers for both and I got absolutely nothing. $ from law schools appears to be more of a crapshoot than admissions...

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Holly Golightly » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:31 pm

Finally complete. Expecting my ding soon.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby blue5385 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:32 pm

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Kronk » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:36 pm

blue5385 wrote:
Dignan wrote:Don't get me wrong; I am happy to be accepted by Columbia. It's just funny how much of an impact that one or two missed LSAT questions can have on one's future. Everyone on TLS knows this, of course, but the Named Scholarship/No Scholarship line at Columbia really drives it home.


That's definitely a valid point (no pun intended), I feel terrible about the two questions I missed that separated me from getting a 180 in Sept. Since I have a low GPA, that would have made a huge difference in terms of schools I am worried about, like Columbia & Chicago. Apart from the lucky mfers who actually scored 180 though, I think most people have LSAT regrets :|


I think the first time you get a 180 on a practice test, you are perpetually set up for disappointment. I got a few 178s on PTs and was still thinking in terms of my average (which was like 173-4). Then my last few PTs before the test were 180s, and suddenly I wasn't okay with 173 anymore.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby blue5385 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:43 pm

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