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aetennis17
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby aetennis17 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:58 pm

JetstoRJC wrote:Under review since 10/22...still trying to figure out what this no FR, no rejection status means. For what its worth, LSP has me at 60% consider.


pretty similar stats...It seems like there is a pretty sizable chunk of early applicants with untraditional numbers (splitter, reverse splitter..etc) that still haven't heard. It seems unlikely that Dean Tom is mulling over all of our early applications, especially when there seem to be so many. I can't help but think the no-FR and no word since October means we're just waiting for the rejection letters to be signed, sealed &{ delivered

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby TheWire » Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:20 pm

So i just talked to one of my friends who is a 1L. He is def. one of the smartest people I know...3.8 in college >175 blah blah blah. He worked his ass off first semester and got all P's. It seems that if you are lucky enough to get in, the competition will be FIERCE.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby BioEBear2010 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:59 pm

TheWire wrote:So i just talked to one of my friends who is a 1L. He is def. one of the smartest people I know...3.8 in college >175 blah blah blah. He worked his ass off first semester and got all P's. It seems that if you are lucky enough to get in, the competition will be FIERCE.


I was sitting right behind him in contracts today when you two were FB chatting =) And yes, the students at Boalt are incredibly smart.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Nom Sawyer » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:00 pm

TheWire wrote:So i just talked to one of my friends who is a 1L. He is def. one of the smartest people I know...3.8 in college >175 blah blah blah. He worked his ass off first semester and got all P's. It seems that if you are lucky enough to get in, the competition will be FIERCE.


why didn't he go to H or S?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby TheWire » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:02 pm

that would be a question for him...

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby TheWire » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:02 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:
TheWire wrote:So i just talked to one of my friends who is a 1L. He is def. one of the smartest people I know...3.8 in college >175 blah blah blah. He worked his ass off first semester and got all P's. It seems that if you are lucky enough to get in, the competition will be FIERCE.


I was sitting right behind him in contracts today when you two were FB chatting =) And yes, the students at Boalt are incredibly smart.


u attending the law school classes?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby BioEBear2010 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:05 pm

TheWire wrote:u attending the law school classes?


Just today. I had a break between classes and wanted to see the Socratic method in action.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby TheWire » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:08 pm

sweet...the advantages of attending a UC that actually has a law school...BUT our bioengineering program is better so HAH 8)

PS. I picked that smiley because it says cool...clearly fitting for me!

u worried about transitioning to the east coast? cuz I am...

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby BioEBear2010 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:11 pm

TheWire wrote:u worried about transitioning to the east coast? cuz I am...

You set on NYU then? I'm still not 100% sure that I'm going, but I'm really anxious to visit. Either way, I'm gonna miss Berkeley. She's been good to me.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby los blancos » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:19 pm

Yeah, guys... please don't go to Berkeley. MOAR SPOTZ FOR ME

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TheWire
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby TheWire » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:09 pm

Ya, I think it's gonna be NYU for me...I'd def. consider berk tho and maybe columbia. Other than that, Duke keeps slipping. Maybe a scholly offer will boost its stock again

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby imisscollege » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:37 am

instead of everybody who is still UR from a long time ago just whining about how it's confusing, how about we all post our stats and a scale of 1-10 of how good we consider our softs and when we went UR to really try to get to the bottom of this?

1--straight out of UG, no extra curriculars

5--1 year WE after an undergrad with no extra curriculars OR right out of UG with a ton of relevant extra curriculars

10--military, peace corps, TFA


And somewhere up there also factor in how good you think your PS is



168 3.7, 8
UR 11/2

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby astro1819 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:42 am

UR 12/10. 168, 3.9. Softs=8

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby runnerman » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:57 am

UR 12/7. 168, 3.8, softs = 10+

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GobiasIndustries
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby GobiasIndustries » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:15 am

Good idea.

UR 11/2. 163, 3.6, softs+WE = 8 or so. Also URM. My PS wasn't Berk-specific, but I feel like it was pretty good.

The indecision on me, I would bet, is on those numbers :(

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby imisscollege » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:16 am

Already we're getting somewhere. The two of you are probably in the same pile (whatever that pile may be). I can only hope that I am with you also but my UR date might indicate otherwise. hopefully people keep posting this information.

Have we considered the fact that we might all be bound for the WL? Does anybody get WLed BEFORE going FR?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby hhg » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:19 am

168
3.4x
softs 8ish
pretty good ps with some berk specifics
ur 11/9

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby sandiecohen47 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:25 am

165
3.98
UR 11/18
Softs around 8 (2.5 years WE doing interesting stuff, ECs/WE in college)
Good but not Berk-specific PS.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby sandiecohen47 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:28 am

imisscollege wrote:Already we're getting somewhere. The two of you are probably in the same pile (whatever that pile may be). I can only hope that I am with you also but my UR date might indicate otherwise. hopefully people keep posting this information.

Have we considered the fact that we might all be bound for the WL? Does anybody get WLed BEFORE going FR?


In past years, the only way to receive a WL is through (and after) Faculty Review. I think we're either on Rejection Row or there will be another batch of FR/Admit e-mails coming soon.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby imisscollege » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:33 am

It seems at least somewhat unlikely that we're all on rejection row, doesn't it? Or am I just being unrealistically optimistic?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby sandiecohen47 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:37 am

imisscollege wrote:It seems at least somewhat unlikely that we're all on rejection row, doesn't it? Or am I just being unrealistically optimistic?


Oh, I'm totally with you. I know people with 171+ and 3.8+ who have been UR since early November who are in our situation. I don't think we're all on rejection row. What's unsettling is that this year Berkeley is doing things differently. Two years ago, a friend of mine received her FR e-mail in mid-December. They're switching things around (or at least delaying things) this year. All I can do is speculate and try to keep some optimism. But this waiting game is making me lose some sanity. I hope I didn't sound too much like a negative Nancy before.

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GobiasIndustries
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby GobiasIndustries » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:45 am

This year is a really unpredictable admissions cycle, so we're all kind of feeling it at this point since most of us submitted our applications months ago. It's so hard to predict what's going to happen, but I don't think that we're all doomed just yet.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Rotor » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:53 am

sandiecohen47 wrote:
imisscollege wrote:It seems at least somewhat unlikely that we're all on rejection row, doesn't it? Or am I just being unrealistically optimistic?


Oh, I'm totally with you. I know people with 171+ and 3.8+ who have been UR since early November who are in our situation. I don't think we're all on rejection row. What's unsettling is that this year Berkeley is doing things differently. Two years ago, a friend of mine received her FR e-mail in mid-December. They're switching things around (or at least delaying things) this year. All I can do is speculate and try to keep some optimism. But this waiting game is making me lose some sanity. I hope I didn't sound too much like a negative Nancy before.

Don't forget, there was a state imposed furlough this year causing the process to come to a halt.

I saw Dean Tom in the hallway yesterday. He is alive and his eyeballs were not (yet) bleeding from reading 8,000+ applications.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:53 am

UR 11/9
161/167
3.71/(3.93)
6 (About 9 years WE, but none -after- my UG degree).
PS - 6ish. It was OK, but nothing amazing. Half of it was Berk specific.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Rawlsian » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:02 pm

UR since 1/11.
3.6ish, 170
softs: 10




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