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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby BioEBear2010 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:19 am

crackberry wrote:
ConMan345 wrote:
crackberry wrote:
ConMan345 wrote:Controlling for the increase in LSN users, controlling for the proportion of that increase applying to SLS/YLS, controlling for the relative caliber of the users from last year to this, controlling for the distribution of acceptances over the respective cycles, this is pretty darn useful.

(in all seriousness, most of this will be a wash, save the difference in LSN users--data on that?)

I think it's more telling about YLS than SLS. I think it's believable that Stanford still has 1/3 of its acceptances left to give out. But does Yale really still have 60 percent of its acceptances outstanding? That would be sort of incredible.


"The bulk of our admissions decisions are made this month"

From the Yale blog. If we take "bulk" to mean "most," 60% could be right :P

True. Wow, well that's sort of encouraging.

I doubt the percentage is this high. The Facebook group alone has 120 members, and I imagine quite a few YLS admits either don't use FB or don't care to join the group. Since YLS typically admits ~ 240 people/year, it stands to reason that YLS has fewer than 50% of its acceptances outstanding.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby crackberry » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:28 am

ConMan345 wrote:Yeah, but in the way that, if you're a 5, a 10 winks at you in a bar.

Haha, I like this comparison.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby crackberry » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:28 am

BioEBear2010 wrote:I doubt the percentage is this high. The Facebook group alone has 120 members, and I imagine quite a few YLS admits either don't use FB or don't care to join the group. Since YLS typically admits ~ 240 people/year, it stands to reason that YLS has fewer than 50% of its acceptances outstanding.

Probably right.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby zabagabe » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:44 am

Note that often people join these groups who are deferring or have already deferred (such as myself), along with current students who want to pass along information, so the actual number is always a little sketchy. I know of at least 5 or 6 people in the YLS group who are deferred from last year and wouldn't count toward the number admitted (thus, assuming that the same number defer every year, there will always be more people in the group than attending, not to mention those who choose to go elsewhere).

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby BioEBear2010 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:48 am

zabagabe wrote:Note that often people join these groups who are deferring or have already deferred (such as myself), along with current students who want to pass along information, so the actual number is always a little sketchy. I know of at least 5 or 6 people in the YLS group who are deferred from last year and wouldn't count toward the number admitted (thus, assuming that the same number defer every year, there will always be more people in the group than attending, not to mention those who choose to go elsewhere).

Credited. Whatever the case, YLS still has a sizable number (in relative terms) of applicants to admit :)

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Dignan » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:53 am

BioEBear2010 wrote:
zabagabe wrote:Note that often people join these groups who are deferring or have already deferred (such as myself), along with current students who want to pass along information, so the actual number is always a little sketchy. I know of at least 5 or 6 people in the YLS group who are deferred from last year and wouldn't count toward the number admitted (thus, assuming that the same number defer every year, there will always be more people in the group than attending, not to mention those who choose to go elsewhere).

Credited. Whatever the case, YLS still has a sizable number (in relative terms) of applicants to admit :)

I like how the Yale thread can drag on for pages at a time without any real discussion of Yale admissions, but here there are several posts on the topic in the Stanford thread in the last couple of hours. Usually, it takes a Kronk/Crackberry mock-flame war to really get things off topic.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:09 am

BioEBear2010 wrote: I imagine some YLS admits don't use FB.


Definitely true. :wink:

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby crackberry » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:17 am

Dignan wrote:I like how the Yale thread can drag on for pages at a time without any real discussion of Yale admissions, but here there are several posts on the topic in the Stanford thread in the last couple of hours. Usually, it takes a Kronk/Crackberry mock-flame war to really get things off topic.

Aww, Dignan, you flatter!

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:25 am

crackberry wrote:
Dignan wrote:I like how the Yale thread can drag on for pages at a time without any real discussion of Yale admissions, but here there are several posts on the topic in the Stanford thread in the last couple of hours. Usually, it takes a Kronk/Crackberry mock-flame war to really get things off topic.

Aww, Dignan, you flatter!


How is he flattering you by associating you with Kronk? :wink:

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby astro1819 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:24 am

ConMan345 wrote:
"The bulk of our admissions decisions are made this month"

From the Yale blog. If we take "bulk" to mean "most," 60% could be right :P


Just thought I'd point out that "admissions decision" =/= "acceptance". (was this point already made?) Most of those decisions could be waitlists/rejections. Though, I still think a sizeable amount could still be acceptances, I highly doubt they have more than half to give.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Core » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:20 am

So, according to LSN, there were 11 URM admits in '08-'09, and 7, so far, for our '09-'10 cycle (not including obviously flames). I'm going to take this as a good sign.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby tintin » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:20 pm

Core wrote:So, according to LSN, there were 11 URM admits in '08-'09, and 7, so far, for our '09-'10 cycle (not including obviously flames). I'm going to take this as a good sign.


hmmm, perhaps there is a glimmer of hope for me then...

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby crackberry » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:59 pm

tintin wrote:
Core wrote:So, according to LSN, there were 11 URM admits in '08-'09, and 7, so far, for our '09-'10 cycle (not including obviously flames). I'm going to take this as a good sign.


hmmm, perhaps there is a glimmer of hope for me then...

Are you URM, tintin?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby tintin » Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:19 pm

crackberry wrote:
tintin wrote:
Core wrote:So, according to LSN, there were 11 URM admits in '08-'09, and 7, so far, for our '09-'10 cycle (not including obviously flames). I'm going to take this as a good sign.


hmmm, perhaps there is a glimmer of hope for me then...

Are you URM, tintin?


not technically, but i am gay, which i think gives me diversity cred in the eyes of schools.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Kretzy » Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:20 pm

tintin wrote:
crackberry wrote:
tintin wrote:
Core wrote:So, according to LSN, there were 11 URM admits in '08-'09, and 7, so far, for our '09-'10 cycle (not including obviously flames). I'm going to take this as a good sign.


hmmm, perhaps there is a glimmer of hope for me then...

Are you URM, tintin?


not technically, but i am gay, which i think gives me diversity cred in the eyes of schools.


Big gay boost, FTW :)

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby violaboy » Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:25 pm

I wish I could just get my rejection letter so that I don't have to wait on them. Sigh...

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Sakura3210 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:23 pm

Does Stanford like LOCI's to be sent via e-mail or snail mail? And if by e-mail, should it be in the body, or sent as an attachment?

PLEASE respond *begging*, I really need to send this thing out already. Thanks!

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:47 pm

Sakura3210 wrote:Does Stanford like LOCI's to be sent via e-mail or snail mail? And if by e-mail, should it be in the body, or sent as an attachment?

PLEASE respond *begging*, I really need to send this thing out already. Thanks!


Send it as an attachment to an email. That way, it will be polished and professional while getting there as soon as possible.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:48 pm

Kronk wrote:Also, given your "definitions" from the "dictionary," I'd wonder why you're bragging about yourself being an infamous poaster. I believe this proves my point. If not, you're giving yourself far too much credit for annoying people. The only person you successfully troll is me.

To be fair, you deserve to be trolled.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby crackberry » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:49 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
Kronk wrote:Also, given your "definitions" from the "dictionary," I'd wonder why you're bragging about yourself being an infamous poaster. I believe this proves my point. If not, you're giving yourself far too much credit for annoying people. The only person you successfully troll is me.

To be fair, you deserve to be trolled.

That's been my point all along.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby WhiskeyGuy » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:51 pm

CardinalRules wrote:
Sakura3210 wrote:Does Stanford like LOCI's to be sent via e-mail or snail mail? And if by e-mail, should it be in the body, or sent as an attachment?

PLEASE respond *begging*, I really need to send this thing out already. Thanks!


Send it as an attachment to an email. That way, it will be polished and professional while getting there as soon as possible.


+1 for via e-mail and as an attachment.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Kronk » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:06 am

I definitely shouldn't send a second LOCI without a decision even if I have a publication since the first, right? RIGHT!?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:07 am

Kronk wrote:I definitely shouldn't send a second LOCI without a decision even if I have a publication since the first, right? RIGHT!?


No, it sounds insecure to me. Just send an updated resume.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Dignan » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:06 am

Kronk wrote:I definitely shouldn't send a second LOCI without a decision even if I have a publication since the first, right? RIGHT!?

How legit was the publication? If you were published in an academic journal, then I would definitely send in a second LOCI. Actually, I wouldn't frame the communication as a LOCI; I would just say that you were updating your file by reporting a significant accomplishment.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:07 am

Dignan wrote:
Actually, I wouldn't frame the communication as a LOCI; I would just say that you were updating your file by reporting a significant accomplishment.


TITCR and what my previous post was saying. I updated all of my resumes at the important places when I got the Stanford award.




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