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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:15 pm

BenJ wrote:
managamy wrote:
BenJ wrote:
managamy wrote:**looks around for the escape route from the statistical labyrinth**

:lol:


Would you believe that I'm a philosophy/history major and never took a statistics class in my life? Hooray for random mathiness!


I'm taking a statistics class next quarter as my math requirement, having deliberately saved it for the end so as not to wreck my GPA. :wink:

Philosophy and history are two of my favorite fields.


Awesome! They're some of my favorite fields, too. Right now, I'm writing a thesis on the organization of the medieval Catholic church, a topic I will have absolutely no use for once I get to law school. But it's fun :D

My academic background is so f'ed up. I lived and breathed math and science throughout high school with essentially no exposure to the humanities, then threw them to the winds and took nothing more science-y or math-y than basic archaeology and formal logic in college. I mean, how many people take multivariable calculus in high school, then never take a math class again? It saved me from anything seriously GPA-wrecking, though (although I probably would have aced a low-level science or calc class freshman year--not so much now).

/Okay, the thread is no longer about me. Hi, Yale. Please admit us all.


I'm writing a history thesis too, on a topic that will have absolutely no relevance to me in law school either. It's still fun, though.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby ConMan345 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:17 pm

managamy wrote:
ConMan345 wrote:
stats 60? lol


Yes. The lol makes me nervous.


No, no, no. I took it freshman year, did fine. I had the "hard" prof too. You'll be fine. It's just funny since it's the go-to class for humanities peeps.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby crackberry » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:32 pm

ConMan345 wrote:
managamy wrote:
ConMan345 wrote:
stats 60? lol


Yes. The lol makes me nervous.


No, no, no. I took it freshman year, did fine. I had the "hard" prof too. You'll be fine. It's just funny since it's the go-to class for humanities peeps.

Meanwhile I took Math 51 freshman year. Ah, the naivete.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Veritas2010 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:04 pm

1. WOW!!!

2. WOW. I walk away for a day or two and come back to this incredible analysis/debate on URMs and stats and whatnot. Well done friends! :) This is the stuff that so many of us wonder about, and now we FINALLY have some type of data. My mind can stop number crunching and rest. Thank you again for doing all the math/stats analysis. *bows*

3. @ Yale: You should seriously think about increasing the no. of applicants to at least 250. Hello, the economy is sinking and people need somewhere to go. How about you do your part in helping out with the recession.

4. @ Yale: Please give us a list of the "incredible softs" you seem to require. Would skydiving, serving a term or two in the army, Arabic calligraphy and Chinese opera training suffice? Or should I throw in walking on fire and an Olympic gold medal for figure skating as well?
I mean obviously the usual stuff normal college kids do like research, study abroad, honor societies and volunteering isn't cutting it anymore. Should I also run for President in a third world country or something ... hmm? Or maybe I should enroll in NASA's space program for a year. Will that warrant an auto-admit? :wink:

5. This is WAY to stressful. I need some humus and pita chips ...

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby rabbit9198 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:15 pm

Veritas2010 wrote:3. @ Yale: You should seriously think about increasing the no. of applicants to at least 250. Hello, the economy is sinking and people need somewhere to go. How about you do your part in helping out with the recession.


While well-intentioned, unfortunately this just isn't possible right now. The 1L class this year is about 23 people larger than the average classes the past few years (that was a planned increase in size), and there's a *serious* space crunch in classrooms and the Law School in general. Once Yale College expands their physical capacity (something planned for a while pre-recession, but now somewhat on hold) to accommodate more undergrads, the Law School will be able to expand its physical plant as well by taking over a neighboring building (but that won't be fully completed until about 2017). That might or might not mean more students, but it won't be for a while.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Unitas » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:06 pm

rabbit9198 wrote:
Veritas2010 wrote:3. @ Yale: You should seriously think about increasing the no. of applicants to at least 250. Hello, the economy is sinking and people need somewhere to go. How about you do your part in helping out with the recession.


While well-intentioned, unfortunately this just isn't possible right now. The 1L class this year is about 23 people larger than the average classes the past few years (that was a planned increase in size), and there's a *serious* space crunch in classrooms and the Law School in general. Once Yale College expands their physical capacity (something planned for a while pre-recession, but now somewhat on hold) to accommodate more undergrads, the Law School will be able to expand its physical plant as well by taking over a neighboring building (but that won't be fully completed until about 2017). That might or might not mean more students, but it won't be for a while.


Honestly, I would sit in the corner of Yale's classrooms without even a chair if it got me a place in the law school at full price. The great thing is I would have a huge smile on my face the entire time. I assume this is true for everyone on here. Yale could go standing in class only and most would still attend.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby knola002 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:15 pm

managamy wrote: I'm writing a history thesis too, on a topic that will have absolutely no relevance to me in law school either. It's still fun, though.
+1. What's your topic?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby booby87 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:19 pm

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby tomhobbes » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:29 pm

booby87 wrote:
booboo wrote:LSN is so much fun. Too bad we cannot get this kind of aggregate data from LSAC, :P.

you can

http://officialguide.lsac.org/SearchRes ... AC3987.pdf

look at the bottom of the last page


That's a very interesting chart, but I wish they'd divide the GPA ranges into finer gradations. Having the highest range as 3.75+ isn't very informative when Yale essentially has a barrier set at 3.8, as even this chart shows.

However, this is some good news. In the highest range they show, the 3.75+/175-180 score range, almost half of the 214 applicants were admitted. We can only assume that since GPA matters, substantially more than half of the applicants with 3.9+/175-180 are admitted.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby booby87 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:32 pm

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:10 pm

knola002 wrote:
managamy wrote: I'm writing a history thesis too, on a topic that will have absolutely no relevance to me in law school either. It's still fun, though.
+1. What's your topic?


I'm working on a British college in Hong Kong during the 1880s-90s.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:13 pm

crackberry wrote:
ConMan345 wrote:
managamy wrote:
ConMan345 wrote:
stats 60? lol


Yes. The lol makes me nervous.


No, no, no. I took it freshman year, did fine. I had the "hard" prof too. You'll be fine. It's just funny since it's the go-to class for humanities peeps.

Meanwhile I took Math 51 freshman year. Ah, the naivete.


LOL, Freshman Advisor fail.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Veritas2010 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:58 pm

@ Yale: I'll bring my own folding chair, yoga rug, floor mat, bean bag, butt cushion. Whatever. Just take me. Ok? K Thnx bye.

Oh, and I just signed up for my skydiving class... so yeah

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby tomhobbes » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:41 pm

PSA: listen to Dosed, by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Focus on the sick bass line.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby pleasepickme » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:12 am

@ Yale: I'll actually sit out in the hall, as long as I can hear under the door. I'm easy and accommodating. Please?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby rabbit9198 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:34 pm

fidesverita wrote:
capitalacq wrote:--ImageRemoved--

this thread now makes me want to withdraw from Y


+ 1 ( - Princess bride convo )


Strangely ironic: there's a screening of Princess Bride in the YLS Dining Hall tomorrow morning, as part of a student-organized Breakfast Club that's new this semester.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby ConMan345 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:14 pm

lol, wow, I was just reading through my personal statement again in preparation for my late, late application to Yale, when I realized that there is a typo.

This is the same statement I sent to every other school....


Proof adcomms don't read very carefully??? :lol:

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby crackberry » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:17 pm

ConMan345 wrote:lol, wow, I was just reading through my personal statement again in preparation for my late, late application to Yale, when I realized that there is a typo.

This is the same statement I sent to every other school....


Proof adcomms don't read very carefully??? :lol:

How egregious is the typo?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Dignan » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:21 pm

ConMan345 wrote:lol, wow, I was just reading through my personal statement again in preparation for my late, late application to Yale, when I realized that there is a typo.

This is the same statement I sent to every other school....


Proof adcomms don't read very carefully??? :lol:

+1. My PS was ok, but I found a typo in my resume. I was copying portions of the resume and pasting them into a separate attachment for Yale's list-o-questions, and I saw the typo. I must've read that frickin' resume 50 times. And four others reviewed it as well. I winced at the thought of Stanford (where I am still under review) seeing the typo and throwing my already borderline application into the reject pile.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby ConMan345 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:25 pm

crackberry wrote:
ConMan345 wrote:lol, wow, I was just reading through my personal statement again in preparation for my late, late application to Yale, when I realized that there is a typo.

This is the same statement I sent to every other school....


Proof adcomms don't read very carefully??? :lol:

How egregious is the typo?


Not particularly. It's funny, though, cause Asha, on the YLS blog, mentioned how much she was bothered by this particular mistake ><

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby crackberry » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:27 pm

ConMan345 wrote:
crackberry wrote:
ConMan345 wrote:lol, wow, I was just reading through my personal statement again in preparation for my late, late application to Yale, when I realized that there is a typo.

This is the same statement I sent to every other school....


Proof adcomms don't read very carefully??? :lol:

How egregious is the typo?


Not particularly. It's funny, though, cause Asha, on the YLS blog, mentioned how much she was bothered by this particular mistake ><

Wanna PM it to me? I'm fascinated by this kind of stuff (nerd alert).

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby BioEBear2010 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:32 pm

crackberry wrote:Wanna PM it to me? I'm fascinated by this kind of stuff (nerd alert).

Ditto. I had a typo in my 250, and I'm pretty curious. I'm also a nerd :)

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby ConMan345 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:37 pm

You've been PM-ed.

Hopefully their is room for those of us who are less perfect than they're admitted students. You know those Yalies, there somethin' else.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby BenJ » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:46 pm

ConMan345 wrote:You've been PM-ed.

Hopefully their is room for those of us who are less perfect than they're admitted students. You know those Yalies, there somethin' else.


He's already in. Proof that, no matter how much they annoy Dean Asha, she misses typos sometimes, too. Or else BioEBear is just so awesome that the typo didn't matter.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:50 pm

BenJ wrote:
BioEBear is just so awesome that the typo didn't matter.


TITCR.




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