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Hopefullawstudent
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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Hopefullawstudent » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:17 pm

I'm just not seeing many "Cornell" numbers so far. I'm talking about 168s and 167s, as well as GPAs below 3.7. There have been some, but the majority of acceptances so far have been top 75% for both.

Of course, congrats to those who have gotten in so far, but I hope Cornell stays realistic, even if this cycle IS extra competitive this year.

-HL

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby akapur » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:18 pm

Hey all, just checking into this thread for the first time today and seeing a mixed batch.

I'm still at EAC 11/11...anyone else around my time go DR yet? Also, is this batch looking like straight auto-admits?

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby hv1 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:19 pm

akapur wrote:Hey all, just checking into this thread for the first time today and seeing a mixed batch.

I'm still at EAC 11/11...anyone else around my time go DR yet? Also, is this batch looking like straight auto-admits?


admits mixed in with rejections

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby jks289 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:19 pm

Hopefullawstudent wrote:I'm just not seeing many "Cornell" numbers so far. I'm talking about 168s and 167s, as well as GPAs below 3.7. There have been some, but the majority of acceptances so far have been top 75% for both.

Of course, congrats to those who have gotten in so far, but I hope Cornell stays realistic, even if this cycle IS extra competitive this year.

-HL


Don't forget this is only Early Action. We may start seeing more "Cornell numbers" in Regular decision. I sort of doubt I will be outright rejected, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if I am deferred.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Core » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:29 pm

In at Cornell! I've been at DR since 12/08 and decided to call the admissions office today. Awesome news. Really nice office staff too haha.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby Burger in a can » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:56 pm

Core wrote:In at Cornell! I've been at DR since 12/08 and decided to call the admissions office today. Awesome news. Really nice office staff too haha.


Congratulations! From the looks of your LSN profile, you're going to be in the enviable position of having to choose between SEVERAL amazing schools! Awesome! :mrgreen:

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby js87 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:58 pm

dlf9210 wrote:
js87 wrote:Congrats to everyone who has been accepted! I'm excited but a little uneasy at the same time. I would love to go to Cornell but I'd have to pay entirely in loans. That comes out to 1700 a month for 10 years... Indentured servitude. I don't think I'm being offered the opportunity to apply for the dean's scholarship, and although my family income is high they cannot contribute, but I certainly won't qualify for need based aid. How does anyone take out 150k in loans?!


That's what GraduatePlus loans are for.


But you'd still owe $1700 a month for 10 years if you borrowed for full tuition. That doesn't even account for housing and living expenses... It could realistically be closer to $2,000 a month.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby clint4law » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:10 pm

still at EA Complete 11/5....is it fair to assume that things aren't lookin too good at this point?

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby billyez » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:13 pm

clint4law wrote:still at EA Complete 11/5....is it fair to assume that things aren't lookin too good at this point?


No. Most of the people who have been admitted seem to have put in their apps in October. We're going to get ours next week I wager.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby panadera » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:17 pm

I know 0L says we're supposed to get an email acceptance, but no one seems to have received one yet. Instead I get one telling me about my recently opened account on the Cornell admitted students discussion board... an account I have never used. I suppose that would be a unique way to get an acceptance! :)
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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby dlf9210 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:18 pm

js87 wrote:
dlf9210 wrote:
js87 wrote:Congrats to everyone who has been accepted! I'm excited but a little uneasy at the same time. I would love to go to Cornell but I'd have to pay entirely in loans. That comes out to 1700 a month for 10 years... Indentured servitude. I don't think I'm being offered the opportunity to apply for the dean's scholarship, and although my family income is high they cannot contribute, but I certainly won't qualify for need based aid. How does anyone take out 150k in loans?!


That's what GraduatePlus loans are for.


But you'd still owe $1700 a month for 10 years if you borrowed for full tuition. That doesn't even account for housing and living expenses... It could realistically be closer to $2,000 a month.


That's absolutely true. But after graduating from law school I assume that you can count on having a fairly stable job. I mean I know this is not always the case, but graduates of Cornell who work in the private sector reported the median starting salary being about $145,000 per year. I imagine you could afford your loans and living expenses unless you are looking at the public sector. Of course this is all contingent on the economy in three years.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby clint4law » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:18 pm

billyez wrote:
clint4law wrote:still at EA Complete 11/5....is it fair to assume that things aren't lookin too good at this point?


No. Most of the people who have been admitted seem to have put in their apps in October. We're going to get ours next week I wager.


i applied 10/2x....but I hope you're right.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby JetstoRJC » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:23 pm

In today as well. Admissions office was very friendly about sharing the decision.

Sidenote on scholarships...looking at last years group on lsn makes it appear that Cornell isn't as generous in scholarship money as say Virginia or even Michigan. I assume I won't be considered for a Dean's scholarship, so any idea what to expect?

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby sfdreaming09 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:26 pm

JetstoRJC wrote:In today as well. Admissions office was very friendly about sharing the decision.

Sidenote on scholarships...looking at last years group on lsn makes it appear that Cornell isn't as generous in scholarship money as say Virginia or even Michigan. I assume I won't be considered for a Dean's scholarship, so any idea what to expect?


I called in today and they told me that I was expected and that I was being considered for th Dean's scholarship. They said more info would be included in the packet.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby billyez » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:26 pm

clint4law wrote:
billyez wrote:
clint4law wrote:still at EA Complete 11/5....is it fair to assume that things aren't lookin too good at this point?


No. Most of the people who have been admitted seem to have put in their apps in October. We're going to get ours next week I wager.


i applied 10/2x....but I hope you're right.


Applied date hardly means anything. Completion date is what matters. Heck, it took them two weeks to make mine complete.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby vasiok » Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:27 pm

DR 08.

:shock:


Looks like 12/08 has a lot of admits. Hoping i'm in that pile as well!!!

I'll be truly shocked if I'm in, would rival my best news for the past 5 years...

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby MirandaHobbes » Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:51 pm

anyone else plan on staying up late/not sleeping tonight in the hope that there's a DR 12/9 wave. :D

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby boss » Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:56 pm

MirandaHobbes wrote:anyone else plan on staying up late/not sleeping tonight in the hope that there's a DR 12/9 wave. :D


My guess is that the next wave of decisions will be on Monday dated 12/11 and they will not be favorable. Deferrals and rejections. That's what my Magic 8 Ball says at least.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby wired » Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:56 pm

Studying for finals so I can get a 4.0, update my transcript, and send it to Cornell so that I can hopefully get in after being deferred > waiting up to find out that I have been deferred

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby tilghmab » Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:57 pm

MirandaHobbes wrote:anyone else plan on staying up late/not sleeping tonight in the hope that there's a DR 12/9 wave. :D


Absolutely, although I plan on drowning myself in nightlife until 3.00am and then returning home to check.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby tilghmab » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:01 pm

boss wrote:
MirandaHobbes wrote:anyone else plan on staying up late/not sleeping tonight in the hope that there's a DR 12/9 wave. :D


My guess is that the next wave of decisions will be on Monday dated 12/11 and they will not be favorable. Deferrals and rejections. That's what my Magic 8 Ball says at least.


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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby boss » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:03 pm

tilghmab wrote:
boss wrote:
MirandaHobbes wrote:anyone else plan on staying up late/not sleeping tonight in the hope that there's a DR 12/9 wave. :D


My guess is that the next wave of decisions will be on Monday dated 12/11 and they will not be favorable. Deferrals and rejections. That's what my Magic 8 Ball says at least.


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Don't blame me, I'm just the messenger. It also said that you were in if that's any consolation.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby tilghmab » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:06 pm

I knew it, I knew it, I knew it, I knew it!

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby boss » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:08 pm

For the record, I would do so many dirty and wrong things for a Cornell acceptance right now.

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Re: Cornell waiting room

Postby billyez » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:10 pm

Let us not allow this thread to become a list of things we are willing to do in order to be accepted...I know mine would be quite long.

So staying up late tonight to find out. Watch there be no DR tonight.




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