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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:15 pm

noxhil wrote:Maybe it has something to do with application dates? That is, the hold list applied later than the waitlist?

I applied in October, and I'm on the holdlist.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby J-tow10 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:22 pm

I'll play along.

157/3.7

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby adrib » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:23 pm

JCougar wrote:
adrib wrote:Waitlist: 164/3.74 URM


Wow...you would think you would be in with that. Is it YP? I think earlier on, a couple of people with really great numbers were WLed and not held.

i don't think it was YP--hardly anyone gets in with lower than a 164, and WUSTL seems to be looking for AAs, which I am not (Mex-American). I think it was just meh, your LSAT sucked. There seems to be a pretty clear wall at 167--even sub 3.0's seem to get in with that score based on the LSN graph.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Gymnast0206 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:24 pm

True or False?

The hold list is a group of applicants they haven't made decisions on yet?

I.e. they could be rejected, accepted, or waitlisted?

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby JCougar » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:31 pm

J-tow10 wrote:I'll play along.

157/3.7


Waitlist or hold list?

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby JCougar » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:38 pm

adrib wrote:
JCougar wrote:
adrib wrote:Waitlist: 164/3.74 URM


Wow...you would think you would be in with that. Is it YP? I think earlier on, a couple of people with really great numbers were WLed and not held.

i don't think it was YP--hardly anyone gets in with lower than a 164, and WUSTL seems to be looking for AAs, which I am not (Mex-American). I think it was just meh, your LSAT sucked. There seems to be a pretty clear wall at 167--even sub 3.0's seem to get in with that score based on the LSN graph.


LSN is misleading, because all the gunner applicants sign up for profiles. But remember, ~49% of WUSTL's entering class has an LSAT below 167. And last year, ~24% had LSATs below 161. Most of the people that are below that number are either reverse splitters with a GPA of over 3.7, or a URM.

Being that you are a URM, that your LSAT still helps the 25th %ile, and that your GPA likely helps their median, I think your chances of admission are pretty good. Non-URMs with your numbers were getting in early on. If you really want to go, write a LOCI and I think you will be in.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby J-tow10 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:49 pm

JCougar wrote:
J-tow10 wrote:I'll play along.

157/3.7


Waitlist or hold list?


Oh, sorry forgot. WL.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby adrib » Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:07 pm

JCougar wrote:
adrib wrote:
JCougar wrote:
adrib wrote:Waitlist: 164/3.74 URM


Wow...you would think you would be in with that. Is it YP? I think earlier on, a couple of people with really great numbers were WLed and not held.

i don't think it was YP--hardly anyone gets in with lower than a 164, and WUSTL seems to be looking for AAs, which I am not (Mex-American). I think it was just meh, your LSAT sucked. There seems to be a pretty clear wall at 167--even sub 3.0's seem to get in with that score based on the LSN graph.


LSN is misleading, because all the gunner applicants sign up for profiles. But remember, ~49% of WUSTL's entering class has an LSAT below 167. And last year, ~24% had LSATs below 161. Most of the people that are below that number are either reverse splitters with a GPA of over 3.7, or a URM.

Being that you are a URM, that your LSAT still helps the 25th %ile, and that your GPA likely helps their median, I think your chances of admission are pretty good. Non-URMs with your numbers were getting in early on. If you really want to go, write a LOCI and I think you will be in.


I already deposited at Texas. I really like WUSTL, but the only reason I didn't withdraw everywhere after UT accepted me was to get some more URM data on LSN. I think my profile will illustrate the importance of applying early (I applied in January), so I'm happy I held off, since I managed to get into my dream school anyway. You were so sweet to be so encouraging, though! Thank you <3

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby JCougar » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:10 pm

adrib wrote:
JCougar wrote:
adrib wrote:i don't think it was YP--hardly anyone gets in with lower than a 164, and WUSTL seems to be looking for AAs, which I am not (Mex-American). I think it was just meh, your LSAT sucked. There seems to be a pretty clear wall at 167--even sub 3.0's seem to get in with that score based on the LSN graph.


LSN is misleading, because all the gunner applicants sign up for profiles. But remember, ~49% of WUSTL's entering class has an LSAT below 167. And last year, ~24% had LSATs below 161. Most of the people that are below that number are either reverse splitters with a GPA of over 3.7, or a URM.

Being that you are a URM, that your LSAT still helps the 25th %ile, and that your GPA likely helps their median, I think your chances of admission are pretty good. Non-URMs with your numbers were getting in early on. If you really want to go, write a LOCI and I think you will be in.


I already deposited at Texas. I really like WUSTL, but the only reason I didn't withdraw everywhere after UT accepted me was to get some more URM data on LSN. I think my profile will illustrate the importance of applying early (I applied in January), so I'm happy I held off, since I managed to get into my dream school anyway. You were so sweet to be so encouraging, though! Thank you <3


Then it definitely might be YP, because starting this year or last, some law schools joined a system and can see if you've put a seat deposit down somewhere else (as long as the school participates in this system). Dean Pless of Illinois was talking about it in another thread. Not sure if WUSTL or Texas are part of this system, but they might be.

Anyway, congrats on Texas. I LOVE Austin, and one of my best friends lives out there. I'll be going on a road trip out there in July this year after I quit my job but before law school starts.

WUSTL is pretty much my top choice (tied with Illinois) right now, but I'm a February retaker, and it took me until then to get the score I needed to get in.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby JCougar » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:12 pm

Updated w/J-Tow

Hold List
168/2.95
159/2.8 (AA male)
168/sub-3.0
168/sub-3.0
168/sub-3.0
172/2.LOL
164/3.7
166/3.78 - i'm really not a splitter, though i had to wait for my feb lsat to go complete so im probably just too late.
166/3.75
170/3.0x
173/3.58
170/2.7 URM
168/3.66 (already withdrew)
177/2.95
168/3.3
170/sub-3.0


Wait List
158/3.8
158/3.9
164/3.74 URM (deposited elsewhere)
160/4.0 URM
164/3.69
159/3.74
157/3.7
161/3.83
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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby kswiss » Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:42 am

Held:

170/2.x

so it seems almost down the line that held=splitter, wl=reverse splitter. I wonder which is better? high lsats are more rare, but if they have their medians maybe it was just an organizational move on their part...

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby quadsixm » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:42 pm

This thread is getting depressing

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby najumobi » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:07 pm

quadsixm wrote:This thread is getting depressing
it shouldn't be...wustl makes extensive use of its wait/hold list.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:10 pm

najumobi wrote:
quadsixm wrote:This thread is getting depressing
it shouldn't be...wustl makes extensive use of its wait/hold list.

This is good news. So, anybody thinking they'll go to those lists this week? Come on, WUSTL....

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby aspettando » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:51 pm

Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
najumobi wrote:
quadsixm wrote:This thread is getting depressing
it shouldn't be...wustl makes extensive use of its wait/hold list.

This is good news. So, anybody thinking they'll go to those lists this week? Come on, WUSTL....


I could be completely wrong but I don't think you are going to see any activity until a little after the May 1st deadline. There are still some of us (myself included) who have not received any kind of decision, whether it be accept, deny, waitlist, or hold. Therefore, I'm assuming (or maybe this is just wishful thinking) that they will make decisions on us before moving on to the hold/waitlist pile.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Gymnast0206 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:37 pm

quadsixm wrote:
I could be completely wrong but I don't think you are going to see any activity until a little after the May 1st deadline. There are still some of us (myself included) who have not received any kind of decision, whether it be accept, deny, waitlist, or hold. Therefore, I'm assuming (or maybe this is just wishful thinking) that they will make decisions on us before moving on to the hold/waitlist pile.


I think you're right. Looking at last year's LSN it appears a lot of decisions (for WL anyway) aren't made until after May 1 . . . and most after June 1.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby ViP » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:38 am

kswiss wrote:Held:

170/2.x

so it seems almost down the line that held=splitter, wl=reverse splitter. I wonder which is better? high lsats are more rare, but if they have their medians maybe it was just an organizational move on their part...


I'm a held reverse-splitter.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby romothesavior » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:47 am

aspettando wrote:
Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
najumobi wrote:
quadsixm wrote:This thread is getting depressing
it shouldn't be...wustl makes extensive use of its wait/hold list.

This is good news. So, anybody thinking they'll go to those lists this week? Come on, WUSTL....


I could be completely wrong but I don't think you are going to see any activity until a little after the May 1st deadline. There are still some of us (myself included) who have not received any kind of decision, whether it be accept, deny, waitlist, or hold. Therefore, I'm assuming (or maybe this is just wishful thinking) that they will make decisions on us before moving on to the hold/waitlist pile.


+1. Also, because WUSTL allows people to make a deposit and still get a refund if they change their mind by May 1, their class make-up is not as "etched in stone" as many schools after their first deposit. I know many people who put down the deposit but are unlikely to attend WUSTL. They will have to withdraw by May 1 to get their deposit back, so we may see movement starting in May. Bottom line: Those of you expecting movement soon are probably wrong. But I'm pulling for all of you!

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby jackalope11 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:23 am

Withdrawing today.... Just could not make the numbers work, since we could not negotiate $$'s. I hope this helps some of you guys riding the WL!

Good luck everyone!!!

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby LincolnSquare » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:41 am

Hold List
168/2.95
159/2.8 (AA male)
168/sub-3.0
168/sub-3.0
168/sub-3.0
172/2.LOL
164/3.7
166/3.78 - i'm really not a splitter, though i had to wait for my feb lsat to go complete so im probably just too late.
166/3.75
170/3.0x
173/3.58
170/2.7 URM
168/3.66 (already withdrew)
177/2.95
168/3.3
170/sub-3.0
163/3.67


Wait List
158/3.8
158/3.9
164/3.74 URM (deposited elsewhere)
160/4.0 URM
164/3.69
159/3.74
157/3.7
161/3.83

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby whuts4lunch » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:48 am

you can add me to the hold list if you want, 167, 3.3

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby tsub » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:04 am

Wait List
158/3.65

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby NU_Jet55 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:15 am

I'm held with a 164 3.9, and also a friend of mine with a 167/2.8

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby ticklememauve » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:29 am

Updating for NU_Jet55, tsub, whuts4lunch, and me.

Hold List
168/2.95
159/2.8 (AA male)
168/sub-3.0
168/sub-3.0
168/sub-3.0
172/2.LOL
164/3.7
166/3.78 - i'm really not a splitter, though i had to wait for my feb lsat to go complete so im probably just too late.
166/3.75
170/3.0x
173/3.58
170/2.7 URM
168/3.66 (already withdrew)
177/2.95
168/3.3
170/sub-3.0
163/3.67
164/3.9
167/2.8
167/3.3


Wait List
158/3.8
158/3.9
164/3.74 URM (deposited elsewhere)
160/4.0 URM
164/3.69
159/3.74
157/3.7
161/3.83
158/3.65
155/3.8




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