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Kronk
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Kronk » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:10 am

Harvard UniversiTTTy.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Curare » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:12 am

managamy wrote:Not really, I guess. It's just that it would be nice to keep my winning streak going. As I mentioned in some other thread, I had a miserable experience in undergraduate admissions, so I relish each of these acceptances more than one might think.

I realize that this behavior is selfish though; sorry. :oops:


how was it a miserable experience if you were accepted to a top 5 undergrad (according to your lsn)? this is a serious question.
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby southxii » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:26 am

To divert attention from the hate-fest, are we looking for phone calls tomorrow? A change in the status checker? An email? A combination?

I would hate for it to be phone call only. I can't get phone calls. Someone want to ask the dean if i got in when he calls you?

EDIT: I was kidding about asking Dean Tom.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby bighead715 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:39 am

southxii wrote:To divert attention from the hate-fest, are we looking for phone calls tomorrow? A change in the status checker? An email? A combination?

I would hate for it to be phone call only. I can't get phone calls. Someone want to ask the dean if i got in when he calls you?

EDIT: I was kidding about asking Dean Tom.


he hasnt called me yet, but i was going to call him in the morning on your behalf...too bad

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Kronk » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:57 am

I think it's phone call with an email that follows afterwards. Zai says the status checker never changed, so I wouldn't put much stock in that.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby tintin » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:01 am

VoidSix wrote:I think it's phone call with an email that follows afterwards. Zai says the status checker never changed, so I wouldn't put much stock in that.


thats kind of annoying, why bother with the status checker at all.......on the other hand, im glad i won't have to be checking it compulsively.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Kronk » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:03 am

So, overanalysis because I'm not tired whatsoever:

All of the first batch on LSN were admitted on 11-25-09 last year. I'm going to call the one 11-24-09 and the one 11-26-09 mistakes in reporting, because there's only one of each. So, potentially if the decisions came out on the 25th again it would be Wednesday. However, the 25th last year was a Tuesday, so it looks like tomorrow is more likely to be D-Day. However, if you don't get in on the 25th, you have a really good shot at getting in one or two weeks later, even if you applied before many of the people who were accepted the first day.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby booby87 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:10 am

VoidSix wrote:So, overanalysis because I'm not tired whatsoever:

All of the first batch on LSN were admitted on 11-25-09 last year. I'm going to call the one 11-24-09 and the one 11-26-09 mistakes in reporting, because there's only one of each. So, potentially if the decisions came out on the 25th again it would be Wednesday. However, the 25th last year was a Tuesday, so it looks like tomorrow is more likely to be D-Day. However, if you don't get in on the 25th, you have a really good shot at getting in one or two weeks later, even if you applied before many of the people who were accepted the first day.

you're making me so anxious for tomorrow...I really hope you're right :wink:

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby 5ky » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:16 am

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby nixxers » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:18 am

Just withdrew in the face of insane tuition hikes + JR2. Good luck everyone... bye berkeley.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby tintin » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:33 am

nixxers wrote:Just withdrew in the face of insane tuition hikes + JR2. Good luck everyone... bye berkeley.


i appreciate you giving the rest of a us a better shot! :mrgreen:

looking at LSN, I'm getting edgy because it looks like a LOT of people who submitted 10/1 and went complete 10/22 (which is when I did) got the call on tues/wed before thanksgiving. I can dream...

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby parker09 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:44 am

nixxers wrote:Just withdrew in the face of insane tuition hikes + JR2. Good luck everyone... bye berkeley.


That's really big of you. Thanks!

Oh, and CONGRATS on Harvard!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Eigenvalue A » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:49 am

I'm really kicking myself about applying to schools so much later than I had originally planned. If I miss the submittal date cut-off for getting into Berkeley during the first wave (or, if I don't get into Berkeley) I'm going to kick myself even harder.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:08 am

Curare wrote:
managamy wrote:Not really, I guess. It's just that it would be nice to keep my winning streak going. As I mentioned in some other thread, I had a miserable experience in undergraduate admissions, so I relish each of these acceptances more than one might think.

I realize that this behavior is selfish though; sorry. :oops:


how was it a miserable experience if you were accepted to a top 5 undergrad (according to your lsn)? this is a serious question.


A serious and fair question. I applied to several top schools during my senior year in high school (although not the school that I currently attend), and all of them rejected me. Consequently, I had to scramble for contingency plans to fill the following year while I re-applied. It's true that I ended up in a wonderful university, but the route there was extremely convoluted and stressful.

I hope that this description explains why I am especially happy that my cycle is proceeding successfully so far.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:10 am

so, you'd attend berkeley over harvard despite berkeley's skyrocketing tuition? i find that hard to believe...[/quote]

Only because I really like the Bay Area and hope to practice in California eventually.

I was not saying "attend" but rather "consider attending"; in other words, I wouldn't toss out the possibility immediately.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Kronk » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:32 am

5ky wrote:
VoidSix wrote:So, overanalysis because I'm not tired whatsoever:

All of the first batch on LSN were admitted on 11-25-09 last year. I'm going to call the one 11-24-09 and the one 11-26-09 mistakes in reporting, because there's only one of each. So, potentially if the decisions came out on the 25th again it would be Wednesday. However, the 25th last year was a Tuesday, so it looks like tomorrow is more likely to be D-Day. However, if you don't get in on the 25th, you have a really good shot at getting in one or two weeks later, even if you applied before many of the people who were accepted the first day.


What do you think my chances of being in the first wave would be? Sent 10/27, Complete 10/28, UR 11/02.



Hell if I know. It's Berkeley. Judging from your stats, I'd say if Berkeley was sane and normal, you'd be in. Unfortunately, the school's admissions patterns more closely resemble a flock of seagulls copulating in a vat of peanut butter.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby bilbobaggins » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:39 am

VoidSix wrote:
5ky wrote:
VoidSix wrote:So, overanalysis because I'm not tired whatsoever:

All of the first batch on LSN were admitted on 11-25-09 last year. I'm going to call the one 11-24-09 and the one 11-26-09 mistakes in reporting, because there's only one of each. So, potentially if the decisions came out on the 25th again it would be Wednesday. However, the 25th last year was a Tuesday, so it looks like tomorrow is more likely to be D-Day. However, if you don't get in on the 25th, you have a really good shot at getting in one or two weeks later, even if you applied before many of the people who were accepted the first day.


What do you think my chances of being in the first wave would be? Sent 10/27, Complete 10/28, UR 11/02.



Hell if I know. It's Berkeley. Judging from your stats, I'd say if Berkeley was sane and normal, you'd be in. Unfortunately, the school's admissions patterns more closely resemble a flock of seagulls copulating in a vat of peanut butter.


I don't get that from this graph:

http://berkeley.lawschoolnumbers.com/st ... Cycle=0809

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Kronk » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:44 am

You just enjoy arguing. Berkeley's graph is by far the biggest clusterfuck outside of Stanford and Yale.

For a breath of fresh air, check out this one:

http://nyu.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0809/

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:46 am

Hell if I know. It's Berkeley. Judging from your stats, I'd say if Berkeley was sane and normal, you'd be in. Unfortunately, the school's admissions patterns more closely resemble a flock of seagulls copulating in a vat of peanut butter.[/quote]

I don't get that from this graph:

http://berkeley.lawschoolnumbers.com/st ... Cycle=0809[/quote]

I do see a pattern, but it's not as overwhelming as some schools. If it makes my critics feel any better, I don't have a terribly strong chance of admission here anyway. I submitted only a generic, 2-page PS, and I don't particularly fit the Dean's ideal-student profile according to his TLS interview.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:47 am

VoidSix wrote:You just enjoy arguing. Berkeley's graph is by far the biggest clusterfuck outside of Stanford and Yale.

For a breath of fresh air, check out this one:

http://nyu.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0809/


That's a very pretty graph! :D

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby southxii » Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:50 am

Screw the graphs!!! I was promised a vat of peanut butter!!! Show me that!

For serious though, it'll be a good day for some residing in this thread tomorrow. Or today. Whatever. I'm hours ahead of y'all.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Legacy316 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:48 am

It's time....



:shock:

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby rowlf » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:59 am

nixxers wrote:Just withdrew in the face of insane tuition hikes + JR2. Good luck everyone... bye berkeley.


Do you get your money back if you withdraw?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby rm21 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:01 am

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby rowlf » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:10 am

rm21 wrote:No, I don't think so -- but, if I don't get in today, I'll be withdrawing for the same reasons.


Yeah, money aside, I think it's the classy thing to do.




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