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Applicant2010
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Applicant2010 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:48 pm

crackberry wrote:Columbia rejected me today (via snail mail) after confirming my withdrawal (via email) six days ago. I withdrew in February. :?


Is acceptance rate based on (acceptances)/(total applicants) or (acceptances)/(rejections+acceptances)? If the second, this sounds like a shady move to decrease their acceptance rate.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby bIu3b1rd » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:54 pm

Z3RO wrote:
bIu3b1rd wrote:Got my "reserve list" notification (that phrase always makes me emit a wry and bitter laugh) on Feb. 21, and after waiting around for almost two months, my law school choices are now between American University and Columbia... I'm interested in international law, so both schools have fabulous programs, but I'd go to Columbia if admitted despite my scholarship at AU. However, my numbers are crap. I'm a 165/4.0 with a very artsy resume. I looked at the thread for last year, and I'm feeling pretty hopeless about getting in at Columbia. Any thoughts? Any ideas on what would help my chances or is it just up to the admissions gods at this point? :?


Image

But seriously, you probably have a shot with that GPA.



hahaha sweet picture, but I really doubt that I have a chance... Columbia tends to be an LSAT whore, and NYU who likes high GPA's cut me immediately... Maybe Columbia needs more people from my state. lol That'd be nice.

Does anyone know the percentage of acceptance from Columbia's reserve pool over the years?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby legalnoeagle » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:06 pm

BaiAilian2013 wrote:Sigh. Anyone else here who has given up hope but just wants to know why they didn't get in? I think I would feel a lot better if I knew why.



Seriously. I wish they'd just get it over with already.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Dignan » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:11 pm

Applicant2010 wrote:
crackberry wrote:Columbia rejected me today (via snail mail) after confirming my withdrawal (via email) six days ago. I withdrew in February. :?


Is acceptance rate based on (acceptances)/(total applicants) or (acceptances)/(rejections+acceptances)? If the second, this sounds like a shady move to decrease their acceptance rate.

I'm pretty sure it's the former.

Based on my experience with CLS this cycle, confusion is the most likely culprit. I don't think they have it together enough to be shady. UVA, on the other hand....

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby lta » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:15 pm

STILL waiting on NYU and Columbia. No hope left

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:22 pm

lta wrote:STILL waiting on NYU and Columbia. No hope left


They both have been unbelievably slow from everything I have heard. Are you at least on hold at CLS? Or have some people actually been left hanging this long with no correspondence at all?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby bIu3b1rd » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:42 pm

LieutKaffee wrote:
lta wrote:STILL waiting on NYU and Columbia. No hope left


They both have been unbelievably slow from everything I have heard. Are you at least on hold at CLS? Or have some people actually been left hanging this long with no correspondence at all?



I didn't hear anything at all from NYU or Cornell until yesterday. I still haven't heard anything back from Chicago either. So yeah, people are having to wait a ridiculously long time to hear back.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Jrugg88 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:56 pm

bIu3b1rd wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:
lta wrote:STILL waiting on NYU and Columbia. No hope left


They both have been unbelievably slow from everything I have heard. Are you at least on hold at CLS? Or have some people actually been left hanging this long with no correspondence at all?



I didn't hear anything at all from NYU or Cornell until yesterday. I still haven't heard anything back from Chicago either. So yeah, people are having to wait a ridiculously long time to hear back.


Sounds like you and I are in the same boat. I'm waiting on NYU, Cornell and Chicago. Did you hear from NYU or Cornell yesterday? When did you apply/ go complete for them that you've finally gotten a response?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby bIu3b1rd » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:01 pm

Jrugg88 wrote:
bIu3b1rd wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:
lta wrote:STILL waiting on NYU and Columbia. No hope left


They both have been unbelievably slow from everything I have heard. Are you at least on hold at CLS? Or have some people actually been left hanging this long with no correspondence at all?



I didn't hear anything at all from NYU or Cornell until yesterday. I still haven't heard anything back from Chicago either. So yeah, people are having to wait a ridiculously long time to hear back.


Sounds like you and I are in the same boat. I'm waiting on NYU, Cornell and Chicago. Did you hear from NYU or Cornell yesterday? When did you apply/ go complete for them that you've finally gotten a response?


I applied a bit late in the game, I admit. I was complete at Chicago 1/11, at NYU 1/13, and at Cornell 1/25. NYU and Cornell both rejected me... :cry: So I don't have high hopes for Chicago.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby lta » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:07 pm

LieutKaffee wrote:
lta wrote:STILL waiting on NYU and Columbia. No hope left


They both have been unbelievably slow from everything I have heard. Are you at least on hold at CLS? Or have some people actually been left hanging this long with no correspondence at all?



Nothing from either!
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby SanBun » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:26 am

LaurenGayle wrote:
SanBun wrote:any movement for the ED deferred people? Please someone respond the wait is killing me, as is the fact that i will likely be waitlisted at best


I haven't heard a word...and didn't get the LOCI request a few weeks ago either...


oh ok.. didn't get the request either, probably because I sent a LOCI right after I visited explaining how the visit had enlightened me :)

Oh well, just patiently waiting for my reserve/ rejection letter.

Lauren, do you think we still stand a chance at this point? Or should we give up hope completely?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby LaurenGayle » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:18 am

SanBun wrote:
LaurenGayle wrote:
SanBun wrote:any movement for the ED deferred people? Please someone respond the wait is killing me, as is the fact that i will likely be waitlisted at best


I haven't heard a word...and didn't get the LOCI request a few weeks ago either...


oh ok.. didn't get the request either, probably because I sent a LOCI right after I visited explaining how the visit had enlightened me :)

Oh well, just patiently waiting for my reserve/ rejection letter.

Lauren, do you think we still stand a chance at this point? Or should we give up hope completely?


Well, my guess is that they didn't request LOCI's from ED people because, technically, they know they are our top choice.

As far as standing a chance...I'm not holding my breath. I'd actually be thrilled with a reserve.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby cnc2114 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:26 am

Is anyone else in my boat....i.e., haven't heard a peep from Columbia? Not held, not rejected (yet), just....nothing?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Bodega » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:28 am

I wouldn't give up hope. Looking at LSN, there is usually a wave of 5-10 acceptances for deferred people in mid April, and that hasn't happened yet. Should come any day now. If we aren't in that wave, however, game over.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Wouldugo » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:43 am

Thanks for the info, Bodega. There is still (a little) hope.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Z3RO » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:25 pm

anxiety bump

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby starsong » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:31 pm

Z3RO wrote:anxiety bump

Strange that no major wave of hold decisions has gone out yet. For letters to arrive by the 21st, they would have to leave NYC pretty soon. NYC applicants would hear first, but there's been no widespread reporting of hold decisions AFAIK...

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby holybartender » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:32 pm

The language in the letter implied that they'll try to make a decision by the 21st. Not you receive it by, but them making it. Unless I'm remembering wrong.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby starsong » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:34 pm

holybartender wrote:The language in the letter implied that they'll try to make a decision by the 21st. Not you receive it by, but them making it. Unless I'm remembering wrong.

Could be, I also remember reading that the LOCI request letter from the end of March said they will make the decision by the 21st (I think).

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby jasmoon » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:40 pm

cnc2114 wrote:Is anyone else in my boat....i.e., haven't heard a peep from Columbia? Not held, not rejected (yet), just....nothing?


I'm with you. When did you go complete?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby nawktasy » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:43 pm

The hold letter I have says:

Please be advised that you will receive a decision from the Committee no later than April 21, 2010.


Hope that helps.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby holybartender » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:49 pm

nawktasy wrote:The hold letter I have says:

Please be advised that you will receive a decision from the Committee no later than April 21, 2010.


Hope that helps.


Words. I am eating them.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Z3RO » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:51 pm

holybartender wrote:
nawktasy wrote:The hold letter I have says:

Please be advised that you will receive a decision from the Committee no later than April 21, 2010.


Hope that helps.


Words. I am eating them.

To be fair, I wouldn't be completely flummoxed if no decision showed up by then either.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby MeasuredOptimism » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:54 pm

Withdrawing from the hold pool to take the Levy at Penn. Good luck to those still waiting!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby MahaloMontana » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:09 pm

starsong wrote:
Z3RO wrote:anxiety bump

Strange that no major wave of hold decisions has gone out yet. For letters to arrive by the 21st, they would have to leave NYC pretty soon. NYC applicants would hear first, but there's been no widespread reporting of hold decisions AFAIK...


They've moved on to accepting by email though, so they may send all remaining decisions for the 21st group via email on that day. That would ensure they meet the deadline regardless of location.




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