Chances at Yale?

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Go_Dog_Go
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Chances at Yale?

Postby Go_Dog_Go » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:42 pm

AA Male, 173, 3.68

Softs:
*1 year of work experience at a fortune 500 company
*Multiple publications in academic journals
*Amazing LoRs
*Double major in History and Finance (3.9 GPA in both majors)
*Lots of volunteer work and extra-curriculars in UG, but nothing especially out of the ordinary.

Do I have a shot?

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bernaldiaz
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Re: Chances at Yale?

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:47 pm

I don't think you have a strong chance. Unless you think your PS or softs are that much better than the average Yale candidate, I'm not sure I would even waste the application fee.

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Re: Chances at Yale?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:36 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:I don't think you have a strong chance. Unless you think your PS or softs are that much better than the average Yale candidate, I'm not sure I would even waste the application fee.


Go_Dog_Go wrote:AA Male

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Grizz
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Re: Chances at Yale?

Postby Grizz » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:37 pm

Sort of a black box, but good. Enjoy one of HYS.

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Re: Chances at Yale?

Postby dissonance1848 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:43 pm

You claim you got a 3.9 in both your majors (history and finance), so where the hell does the 3.68 come from?

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Re: Chances at Yale?

Postby vulpixie » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:46 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:I don't think you have a strong chance. Unless you think your PS or softs are that much better than the average Yale candidate, I'm not sure I would even waste the application fee.


Go_Dog_Go wrote:AA Male


This. :roll:

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Re: Chances at Yale?

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:50 pm

I missed the part where he said he was an African American. Whoops! Yeah, obviously it is worth an application fee. Well done. I'm sure you'll get into HYS

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Re: Chances at Yale?

Postby vulpixie » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:00 pm

^ Just one? I'd bet all three.

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Angrygeopolitically
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Re: Chances at Yale?

Postby Angrygeopolitically » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:21 pm

Sure Yale is a black box. But I think it is a black box that you will get into with a good application and excellent essay.

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Grizz
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Re: Chances at Yale?

Postby Grizz » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:29 pm

Angrygeopolitically wrote:Sure Yale is a black box. But I think it is a black box that you will get into with a good application and excellent essay.

No clue if OP can put together a good app dude. People with good apps get rejected all the time.

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Re: Chances at Yale?

Postby Angrygeopolitically » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:32 pm

Grizz wrote:
Angrygeopolitically wrote:Sure Yale is a black box. But I think it is a black box that you will get into with a good application and excellent essay.

No clue if OP can put together a good app dude. People with good apps get rejected all the time.

? I didn't say he could put together a good app. or that people with good apps don't get rejected. I said that I think he would get in with a good app/essay. Obviously I am not a soothsayer :mrgreen: I'm just saying I would apply if I were him....

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Re: Chances at Yale?

Postby Grizz » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:37 pm

Angrygeopolitically wrote:I'm just saying I would apply if I were him....

Me too.

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Bodhi_mind
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Re: Chances at Yale?

Postby Bodhi_mind » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:44 pm

You got this OP

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Gizmo
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Re: Chances at Yale?

Postby Gizmo » Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:28 am

Black box, black student...

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Re: Chances at Yale?

Postby vulpixie » Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:56 pm

Gizmo wrote:Black box, black student...


LOL

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Re: Chances at Yale?

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:07 pm

They'll probably send a limo to pick you up.

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Re: Chances at Yale?

Postby duckmoney » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:08 pm

AA male + 173 on LSAT + not terrible GPA = winning. Yale is not guaranteed, but you will probably get in if you seem like a decent human being on your app. Harvard is a lock. Stanford is extremely likely.

Also consider Rubenstein at Chicago. Free law school is free law school.




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