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lz06
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby lz06 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:07 pm

another thread to obsess over. BLAH.

4.4 index RD

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AngryAvocado
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby AngryAvocado » Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:11 pm

rockchalk86 wrote:I only just became aware of the index system. I have between 4.1-4.2. Is that at least a decent index? My lsat is median and Im just under their 25% GPA.


Not to be the bearer of bad news, but 171 is actually just below CLS' median (172). Either way, right at or just below median LSAT and sub-25% GPA isn't a great place to be for such a numbers driven school. I do think you've still got a fighting chance, just not a particularly great one.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby rockchalk86 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:14 pm

AngryAvocado wrote:Not to be the bearer of bad news, but 171 is actually just below CLS' median (172). Either way, right at or just below median LSAT and sub-25% GPA isn't a great place to be for such a numbers driven school. I do think you've still got a fighting chance, just not a particularly great one.


I knew going in that my chances were not great but you never know unless you try. Plus I already have two top 10's under my belt so I am not incredibly worried about my situation. Colombia would be nice though!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:14 pm

rockchalk86 wrote:
AngryAvocado wrote:Not to be the bearer of bad news, but 171 is actually just below CLS' median (172). Either way, right at or just below median LSAT and sub-25% GPA isn't a great place to be for such a numbers driven school. I do think you've still got a fighting chance, just not a particularly great one.


I knew going in that my chances were not great but you never know unless you try. Plus I already have two top 10's under my belt so I am not incredibly worried about my situation. Colombia would be nice though!


You deserve a waitlist at best.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:16 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
rockchalk86 wrote:
AngryAvocado wrote:Not to be the bearer of bad news, but 171 is actually just below CLS' median (172). Either way, right at or just below median LSAT and sub-25% GPA isn't a great place to be for such a numbers driven school. I do think you've still got a fighting chance, just not a particularly great one.


I knew going in that my chances were not great but you never know unless you try. Plus I already have two top 10's under my belt so I am not incredibly worried about my situation. Colombia would be nice though!


You deserve a waitlist at best.


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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby oneforship » Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:17 pm

AngryAvocado wrote:
rockchalk86 wrote:I only just became aware of the index system. I have between 4.1-4.2. Is that at least a decent index? My lsat is median and Im just under their 25% GPA.


Not to be the bearer of bad news, but 171 is actually just below CLS' median (172). Either way, right at or just below median LSAT and sub-25% GPA isn't a great place to be for such a numbers driven school. I do think you've still got a fighting chance, just not a particularly great one.



Yeah, I'm fighting uphill with my ~4.1 index (I think?), but at least my LSAT is 3 points above median. Expecting WL -->out.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby AngryAvocado » Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:22 pm

rockchalk86 wrote:
AngryAvocado wrote:Not to be the bearer of bad news, but 171 is actually just below CLS' median (172). Either way, right at or just below median LSAT and sub-25% GPA isn't a great place to be for such a numbers driven school. I do think you've still got a fighting chance, just not a particularly great one.


I knew going in that my chances were not great but you never know unless you try. Plus I already have two top 10's under my belt so I am not incredibly worried about my situation. Colombia would be nice though!


Yeah, I distinctly remember your numbers as you were the only person with a relatively low GPA (like mine) to be automatically put on Duke's PT as far as I know. I was hoping I'd get the same treatment, but no luck :(

Either way, like you said, you're already in some great schools so not much to worry about.

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Helmholtz
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:44 pm

No decisions today?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby GlobeTrotter » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:49 pm

I'm guessing Friday.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lermontov » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:55 pm

I'm hoping not 'til next week. Maybe an every Tuesday sort of thing. Planning on visiting elsewhere this weekend, and I don't want it to be either a) a sad visit or b) a pointless visit.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby oneforship » Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:46 pm

Helmholtz wrote:No decisions today?


http://lawschoolnumbers.com/spekz

This guy looks like he got in yesterday. (Says 12/2, but updated 15 hours ago).

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Hattori Hanzo
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:49 pm

What is this "index" that everyone's talking about?

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Lieut Kaffee
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:56 pm

Hattori Hanzo wrote:What is this "index" that everyone's talking about?


Link

Look under "related information."

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:02 pm

LieutKaffee wrote:
Hattori Hanzo wrote:What is this "index" that everyone's talking about?


Link

Look under "related information."


Thanks!! I am surprised that I hadn't heard about this before.

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Lieut Kaffee
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:18 pm

Complete 10 minutes ago via email.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby babaghanouj » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:55 pm

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/daninreallife

This guy's claiming an RD acceptance...? (Of course, he's also claiming that Yale rejected him before thanksgiving...hmm...)

Am I missing something here? Trying not to get excited about early RD acceptances this year....

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Lieut Kaffee
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:04 pm

babaghanouj wrote:http://lawschoolnumbers.com/daninreallife

This guy's claiming an RD acceptance...? (Of course, he's also claiming that Yale rejected him before thanksgiving...hmm...)

Am I missing something here? Trying not to get excited about early RD acceptances this year....


That guy has a really overinflated impression of what 175/3.74 will get him. Out at Yale and In at Harvard seems about right. Stanford looks like a tossup. I don't think he's going to get the full ride he's looking for from many in the top 10.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lmao Zedong » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:22 pm

LieutKaffee wrote:
babaghanouj wrote:http://lawschoolnumbers.com/daninreallife

This guy's claiming an RD acceptance...? (Of course, he's also claiming that Yale rejected him before thanksgiving...hmm...)

Am I missing something here? Trying not to get excited about early RD acceptances this year....


That guy has a really overinflated impression of what 175/3.74 will get him. Out at Yale and In at Harvard seems about right. Stanford looks like a tossup. I don't think he's going to get the full ride he's looking for from many in the top 10.

the profile is blatantly full of shit. he's not even making any attempt at believability

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Lmao Zedong
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lmao Zedong » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:24 pm

question, now that index talk seems to be all the rage: will a 4.65 give me any shot at butler/hamilton or should I simply be happy with an acceptance?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:29 pm

GargamelITT wrote:question, now that index talk seems to be all the rage: will a 4.65 give me any shot at butler/hamilton or should I simply be happy with an acceptance?


I don't know exactly what your numbers are, but it seems a good rule of thumb for those scholarships is whether or not you're going to get into HYS. Playing with LSP, I plugged in 177 and 3.9 to get to around 4.64. Looks like a pretty good shot at big money from CLS.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby hoopsguy6 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:41 pm

Where are people looking at for the index thing? The admissions index page has 3 numbers, xLSAT, xGPA, and a Constant thing.

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Lieut Kaffee
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:45 pm

hoopsguy6 wrote:Where are people looking at for the index thing? The admissions index page has 3 numbers, xLSAT, xGPA, and a Constant thing.


If you look at the report LSAC sent to Columbia, you will see the rounded version of your index. If you plug your numbers into LSP, your index will show up under "score."

The numbers you found show how to calculate the index yourself. You multiply your LSAT and GPA both those numbers, add them up, then add the constant.

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Lmao Zedong
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lmao Zedong » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:46 pm

hoopsguy6 wrote:Where are people looking at for the index thing? The admissions index page has 3 numbers, xLSAT, xGPA, and a Constant thing.

i just got mine from LSP. you can find it on your LSAC report too but that'll be rounded off a bit so probably less precise

edit: beaten to the punch but yeah, that's the idea

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby hoopsguy6 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:03 am

LieutKaffee wrote:
hoopsguy6 wrote:Where are people looking at for the index thing? The admissions index page has 3 numbers, xLSAT, xGPA, and a Constant thing.


If you look at the report LSAC sent to Columbia, you will see the rounded version of your index. If you plug your numbers into LSP, your index will show up under "score."

The numbers you found show how to calculate the index yourself. You multiply your LSAT and GPA both those numbers, add them up, then add the constant.


Thanks! It's interesting, but most people should know where they stand by their LSAT/GPA combo already.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby GeePee » Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:24 am

Anyone of you Columbia crazies want to give me the idiot's guide to the Columbia Index (aka what it has seemed to indicate in the past, what's what, etc.)




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