Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

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pertristis
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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby pertristis » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:34 pm

Ammend my previous post to have Penn as a waitlist. Just got the email.

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Dimsdale
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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby Dimsdale » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:00 pm

Same here, Penn waitlist for me

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby Lurkster » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:04 am

3.12/176

WL
Georgetown
Penn

Out
UVA
Duke
Cornell
Columbia

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Holly Golightly
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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:13 am

In:
NU
GULC (off SPWL)
WUSTL (w/$30k)
UIUC (instate + $75k)
some local TTTs w/$

WL:
ND
UCLA
Cornell
American (lol)

Out:
Columbia
Mich
Stanford (lol on my part)
Chicago
UVA
prob some others that I'm forgetting

3.2-3.3, 172

Will be going to NU with a bunch of other TLS splitters next year.

sinemetu
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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby sinemetu » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:13 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:In:
NU
GULC (off SPWL)
WUSTL (w/$30k)
UIUC (instate + $75k)
some local TTTs w/$

WL:
ND
UCLA
Cornell
American (lol)

Out:
Columbia
Mich
Stanford (lol on my part)
Chicago
UVA
prob some others that I'm forgetting

3.2-3.3, 172

Will be going to NU with a bunch of other TLS splitters next year.


As a splitter (2.85/172) on hold at Northwestern I hope the split-quota hasn't been used up! Congratulations.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby Shellbelle » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:10 pm

3.4 171 with 4+year WE

In Loyola LA $$$
In Hastings $
Rejected Harvard, Stanford, Michigan, Columbia (had to try for shits and giggles)
WL Duke, virginia, UCLA
SPWL GUCL
Held by Northwestern in dec/jan (I forget), WL last thursday, in yesterday.

the pain of the cycle is forgiven with that one acceptance. Withdrawing elsewhere

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby mrm2083 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:53 pm

3.43/171

In at:
Penn (Attending)
Georgetown (12,500 per yr)

Rejected at Harvard, Columbia, Berkeley, UCLA

WL at a shit load of other T-20

Thank God Penn and Georgetown pulled through, WUSTL didn't even take me.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby holybartender » Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:57 pm

3.4 175

In: Cornell (Attending, 10k/year)

Out:
Penn
Harvard
Chicago
Texas
Berkeley

Waitlisted:
Columbia
NYU
Michigan
UCLA
USC
Duke
Virginia
Georgetown (SPWL)
Northwestern (deferred)

So, uh, yeah.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby NayBoer » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:07 pm

holybartender wrote:3.4 175

In: Cornell (Attending, 10k/year)

Out:
Penn
Harvard
Chicago
Texas
Berkeley

Waitlisted:
Columbia
NYU
Michigan
UCLA
USC
Duke
Virginia
Georgetown (SPWL)
Northwestern (deferred)

So, uh, yeah.
Wait, what? Wow. That's insane.

Also, Texas hates splitters this year.

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holybartender
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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby holybartender » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:10 pm

NayBoer wrote:Wait, what? Wow. That's insane.

Also, Texas hates splitters this year.


Ironically I only get into the one with a 50% increase in applicants.

edit- I guess I feel like how Tyson Alualu must. Draft joke anyone?

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby DrPlacebo » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:41 pm

So in the last 24 hours, both Chicago and Seton Hall informed me that my file was now complete.

Good grief. Is this normal? IIRC, I submitted those applications in early February!

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby MC Southstar » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:42 pm

mrm2083 wrote:3.43/171

In at:
Penn (Attending)
Georgetown (12,500 per yr)

Rejected at Harvard, Columbia, Berkeley, UCLA

WL at a shit load of other T-20

Thank God Penn and Georgetown pulled through, WUSTL didn't even take me.


Holla. Nice one, see you at Penn.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby pekkle » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:32 am

Found my original post. I suppose I should update it:

Mild splitter here (3.26 GPA; 168 highest LSAT (of 2; previous was 166) :( 8 yrs WE at time of application)

In at:

- Santa Clara (with $ offer)
- UC Hastings

Waitlisted at:

- UCLA
- USC
- UC Davis

Out at:

- Harvard
- Stanford
- Columbia (I think - I can't remember if I'd gotten a response from them yet or not)
- Georgetown
- UVA
- UPenn
- Northwestern
- Berkeley


Overall I think my cycle has been pretty typical of an applicant with my numbers and years of WE - what do you think?

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby pekkle » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:37 am

On another note, 170 really does seem to be a major dividing line into getting into a T20 school, as many people here have been stating.

I'm tempted to re-take the LSAT for the 3rd time and try to eke across that border (previously I'd PTed around 169 +/-3 pts across 20 tests or so, so the 168 is right about in line with my PT score. I was pretty pissed at my 166 b/c I'd done so well on the game section (June '09 with the dinosaurs) that I got careless on and rushed the LR sections >_<)).

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby keg411 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:59 am

pekkle wrote:On another note, 170 really does seem to be a major dividing line into getting into a T20 school, as many people here have been stating.

I'm tempted to re-take the LSAT for the 3rd time and try to eke across that border (previously I'd PTed around 169 +/-3 pts across 20 tests or so, so the 168 is right about in line with my PT score. I was pretty pissed at my 166 b/c I'd done so well on the game section (June '09 with the dinosaurs) that I got careless on and rushed the LR sections >_<)).


Similar to this - you need a 167-168 to be competitive for the UIUC/WUSTL/Minn trifecta; otherwise, you can get shut out of the top 50. My 165 has left me in the T1 cold, though I got into T2's with $. A 166 is even more no-man's land. I would consider re-taking again in June to try to crack 167, but with my WL schools it would be deminishing returns at this point since I'm already at/above the 75ths.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby Fast_Fingers » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:02 pm

NayBoer wrote:Wait, what? Wow. That's insane.

Also, Texas hates splitters this year.


No kidding. They were the first rejection letter I got. Come to think of it, only Berkeley (GPA lovers) and Texas rejected me, most of the other schools I've applied to that didn't accept me/accept with scholarship were waitlists. This is the life of the splitter.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby DrPlacebo » Sun May 02, 2010 8:20 am

Fast_Fingers wrote:
NayBoer wrote:Wait, what? Wow. That's insane.

Also, Texas hates splitters this year.


No kidding. They were the first rejection letter I got. Come to think of it, only Berkeley (GPA lovers) and Texas rejected me, most of the other schools I've applied to that didn't accept me/accept with scholarship were waitlists. This is the life of the splitter.


Not sure about that, because Texas at least waitlisted me while a supposedly more splitter-friendly school rejected me. The few of us posting here aren't really enough to draw a whole lot of conclusions.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby Stringer Bell » Sun May 02, 2010 9:55 am

DrPlacebo wrote:
Fast_Fingers wrote:
NayBoer wrote:Wait, what? Wow. That's insane.

Also, Texas hates splitters this year.


No kidding. They were the first rejection letter I got. Come to think of it, only Berkeley (GPA lovers) and Texas rejected me, most of the other schools I've applied to that didn't accept me/accept with scholarship were waitlists. This is the life of the splitter.


Not sure about that, because Texas at least waitlisted me while a supposedly more splitter-friendly school rejected me. The few of us posting here aren't really enough to draw a whole lot of conclusions.


If you check out law school numbers you can see that they haven't admitted any non-URM using the site this cycle yet with a GPA below 3.4. However, I don't think any of the mid-high 170's folks are instate. I'm really curious if I would have been admitted as a 3.1, 176 Texas resident several years out of school. But alas, I pulled the UVA ED trigger before the first deadline so I am unable to provide another splitter data point.
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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby holybartender » Sun May 02, 2010 10:41 am

Update: into Georgetown off the waitlist. So any splitters on the waitlist there might be seeing some movement.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby DrPlacebo » Sat May 08, 2010 1:02 am

DrPlacebo wrote:Finally got around to signing up after lurking for most of the year. This is getting really nerve-wracking.

Numbers: 171 LSAT, 3.37 GPA, 6 years out of undergrad; left medical school during 2nd year (long story) having passed everything up to that point (all P/F).

Main career interests: public interest or government, health law, mental disability law

Current status...

Accepted:
Pacific McGeorge (with full tuition $$$) - tentatively committed, most likely will stick with it over any other regional school
Houston (withdrew 4/14)
Seattle University (will withdraw, form has not yet arrived)

Waitlist:
Georgetown (special preferred) - first choice
UT-Austin
American

Denied:
Northwestern
UCLA

No decision:
Harvard
Chicago
Indiana-Bloomington
Loyola-Chicago
Seton Hall


Update: dinged by Harvard and Chicago. No surprise. But Georgetown (where I'm on SPWL) was my first choice to begin with.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby madcherrylimas » Sat May 08, 2010 6:56 am

170.. 3.4

I'm digging in for the long wait..

out:
harvard
berkeley
chicago
NYU

wl:
northwestern
georgetown
penn
columbia
UCLA
USC
cornell
u mich
duke

in:
boston college
boston university
UC hastings
USF
UCI

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby TCScrutinizer » Sat May 08, 2010 10:40 am

keg411 wrote:
pekkle wrote:On another note, 170 really does seem to be a major dividing line into getting into a T20 school, as many people here have been stating.

I'm tempted to re-take the LSAT for the 3rd time and try to eke across that border (previously I'd PTed around 169 +/-3 pts across 20 tests or so, so the 168 is right about in line with my PT score. I was pretty pissed at my 166 b/c I'd done so well on the game section (June '09 with the dinosaurs) that I got careless on and rushed the LR sections >_<)).


Similar to this - you need a 167-168 to be competitive for the UIUC/WUSTL/Minn trifecta; otherwise, you can get shut out of the top 50. My 165 has left me in the T1 cold, though I got into T2's with $. A 166 is even more no-man's land. I would consider re-taking again in June to try to crack 167, but with my WL schools it would be deminishing returns at this point since I'm already at/above the 75ths.


URM status drops the UIUC/Minn/WUSTL threshold to 162-164 with a passable GPA.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Thu May 27, 2010 2:11 pm

Finally, some splitter love for me! I'm in at GW!

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Thu May 27, 2010 2:13 pm

Encyclopedia Brown wrote:Finally, some splitter love for me! I'm in at GW!

YAY! :mrgreen:

You've been waiting long enough!

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby badpixie » Thu May 27, 2010 2:16 pm

Encyclopedia Brown wrote:Finally, some splitter love for me! I'm in at GW!


Congrats EB! It's been a long cycle for you - it's about time you saw some splitter love!!!




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