Chances at Columbia ED??

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Chances at Columbia ED??

Postby dardardelight » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:47 pm

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Re: Chances at Columbia ED??

Postby jbagelboy » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:38 am

172 is actually over median at both schools this year. It's possible for you to get into both schools RD, although NYU is far more likely. ED doesn't provide much of a boost at CLS. I bet you are in at NYU with ED - but honestly, I would RD both schools and you'll probably get a little $$, at least from NYU.

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Re: Chances at Columbia ED??

Postby nebula666 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:53 am

Should get in RD at both schools.

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Re: Chances at Columbia ED??

Postby Steveloblaw » Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:28 pm

Eh, according to mylsn.info, chances at Columbia RD with a 172/3.45 are less than 50%. Even with the drop in median to 171, my guess is Waitlist ---> Reject. In at NYU though

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Re: Chances at Columbia ED??

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Re: Chances at Columbia ED??

Postby jbagelboy » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:55 pm

dardardelight wrote:Thank you, Steve : ) Bagelboy, would you please be able to tell my why Columbia does not give that much of a boost? I' really feel like that could put be over the 50% mark that Steve referenced.
My real question is, does anybody know how much influence Theodore W. Dwight, one of the founding fathers of Columbia Law who taught Municipal Law there and also taught at the 'former' law school of Hamilton College (My undergrad school) just before the Columbia gig , will have on my admissions in the minds of the committee ??


Why, are you his great great grandson/daughter? I doubt any unless your cousins are still members of the Board. If anything, it would help you against YP, but that's not a concern here. I had a similar connection to another top school, I even mentioned the relative in my addendum, and it didn't have any impact on my scholarship amount (or presumably my admission). The law school can advertise students with unique employment or personal qualities, and they can advertise their LSAT/GPA medians: they cannot advertise the lineage of their current students and alumni. That would be anti-diversity and against the postmodern values institutions of higher education aspire to in the 21st century (this is not to say that there aren't PLENTY of old money names at Harvard and Columbia right now).

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Re: Chances at Columbia ED??

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:42 pm

Steveloblaw wrote:Eh, according to mylsn.info, chances at Columbia RD with a 172/3.45 are less than 50%. Even with the drop in median to 171, my guess is Waitlist ---> Reject. In at NYU though

Things are changing fast. A few years ago those numbers had almost no chance at Columbia.

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Re: Chances at Columbia ED??

Postby Steveloblaw » Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:18 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
Steveloblaw wrote:Eh, according to mylsn.info, chances at Columbia RD with a 172/3.45 are less than 50%. Even with the drop in median to 171, my guess is Waitlist ---> Reject. In at NYU though

Things are changing fast. A few years ago those numbers had almost no chance at Columbia.


This is credited. If that 3.45 was a 3.55, I'd say an acceptance would be a good bet




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