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flockavelli
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Yale

Postby flockavelli » Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:49 pm

In at Harvard, Columbia, Chicago, and NYU still waiting on Stanford.

I have a 3.75 and a 175+

Fairly significant amount (within a few years of undergrad) work experience that isn't otherworldly prestigious but is demonstrably substantive and in line with my career goals.

Moderate academic credentials, wrote an honors thesis (related peripherally to law academia) and worked as a research assistant for a nationally recognized policy lab.

My rational so far has been that I would prefer Harvard over Yale anyway, but it is hard to say without getting into both what I would do, so I am considering applying.

What do you think? Is it worth the application fee?

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Re: Yale

Postby Tanicius » Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:56 pm

flockavelli wrote:In at Harvard, Columbia, Chicago, and NYU still waiting on Stanford.

I have a 3.75 and a 175+

Fairly significant amount (within a few years of undergrad) work experience that isn't otherworldly prestigious but is demonstrably substantive and in line with my career goals.

Moderate academic credentials, wrote an honors thesis (related peripherally to law academia) and worked as a research assistant for a nationally recognized policy lab.

My rational so far has been that I would prefer Harvard over Yale anyway, but it is hard to say without getting into both what I would do, so I am considering applying.

What do you think? Is it worth the application fee?



Why not?

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Re: Yale

Postby flockavelli » Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:59 pm

Tanicius wrote:
flockavelli wrote:In at Harvard, Columbia, Chicago, and NYU still waiting on Stanford.

I have a 3.75 and a 175+

Fairly significant amount (within a few years of undergrad) work experience that isn't otherworldly prestigious but is demonstrably substantive and in line with my career goals.

Moderate academic credentials, wrote an honors thesis (related peripherally to law academia) and worked as a research assistant for a nationally recognized policy lab.

My rational so far has been that I would prefer Harvard over Yale anyway, but it is hard to say without getting into both what I would do, so I am considering applying.

What do you think? Is it worth the application fee?



Why not?


There is almost no documented history of them admitting (non-URM) applicants with a gpa that low.

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Tanicius
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Re: Yale

Postby Tanicius » Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:00 pm

flockavelli wrote:
Tanicius wrote:
flockavelli wrote:In at Harvard, Columbia, Chicago, and NYU still waiting on Stanford.

I have a 3.75 and a 175+

Fairly significant amount (within a few years of undergrad) work experience that isn't otherworldly prestigious but is demonstrably substantive and in line with my career goals.

Moderate academic credentials, wrote an honors thesis (related peripherally to law academia) and worked as a research assistant for a nationally recognized policy lab.

My rational so far has been that I would prefer Harvard over Yale anyway, but it is hard to say without getting into both what I would do, so I am considering applying.

What do you think? Is it worth the application fee?



Why not?


There is almost no documented history of them admitting (non-URM) applicants with a gpa that low.


Welp, doesn't sound like we could have much to add then. Do it or don't.

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Re: Yale

Postby rpupkin » Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:07 pm

flockavelli wrote:
There is almost no documented history of them admitting (non-URM) applicants with a gpa that low.

What do you want us to tell you? You're a long-shot for YLS. But it's not like you're 3.2/168. You had the credentials to get into HLS; it's not crazy to apply to YLS.

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Re: Yale

Postby sublime » Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:09 pm

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flockavelli
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Re: Yale

Postby flockavelli » Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:10 pm

rpupkin wrote:What do you want us to tell you? You're a long-shot for YLS. But it's not like you're 3.2/168. You had the credentials to get into HLS; it's not crazy to apply to YLS.


Just an opinion - does TLS think it's worth the money knowing that the credentials look fringe, but they probably have a pretty rock solid 3.8 floor?

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Clemenceau
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Re: Yale

Postby Clemenceau » Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:18 pm

What the hell

Just apply

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Re: Yale

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:23 pm

If I had those stats I would have sent Yale an app without hesitation. Spend the 100.

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Re: Yale

Postby Rigo » Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:49 pm

Is $100 some kind of severe financial hardship? If not, apply.
Yeah you likely won't get in, but you could say that about pretty much any Yale applicant and yet ~250 get in every year.

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Re: Yale

Postby banjo » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:48 pm

I had the same stats and didn't bother, but in retrospect I should have just dropped the $100 bucks. YOLO and stuff.

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Re: Yale

Postby Arad » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:01 pm

Do it. Stop being so stingy, it's under $100.

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Re: Yale

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:06 pm

Yale app is 60 bucks iirc idk why people keep saying 100

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Re: Yale

Postby Rigo » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:35 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:Yale app is 60 bucks iirc idk why people keep saying 100

People are probably adding the LSAC fee and rounding up.

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Re: Yale

Postby sublime » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:38 pm

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Re: Yale

Postby Longtimecoming19 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:08 pm

Your odds of getting in are very low. Everyone's odds of getting in are very low. You certainly wouldn't be wasting your money by sending in an application. Don't spend the rest of your life wondering if you could have gone to YLS.

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Re: Yale

Postby PeanutsNJam » Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:41 am

Basically everybody with a 170+ and a GPA over 3.5 is applying. I think this cycle has ~2k people with 170+? Say 1.5k of those have 3.5+. So 250/1500, all of whom have 3.5+/170+. That's as close as you can get to "odds", 250/1500. I think the lowest admitted GPA is 3.3 or something, but then they took a 158 so... yeah.

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Re: Yale

Postby downbeat14 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:54 am

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Re: Yale

Postby Pragmatic Gun » Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:04 am

sublime wrote:Dude, just spend the hundred bucks. I don't know what you want from us here.

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Re: Yale

Postby eriedoctrine » Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:16 am

I would apply.

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Re: Yale

Postby calbarexamftw » Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:24 am

Apply. Yale is weird. It's definitely worth an application, they might waitlist you, and you might transfer. Apply.

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Re: Yale

Postby rnoodles » Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:30 am

I understand why everyone feels like they should ask for chances for School X or School Y, and I understand that there's a pretty strong statistical correlation between applicants and admittances. But honestly, why psych yourself out? You have solid numbers that put among the most competitive applicants this cycle. You've gotten into some of the most competitive schools already. You have solid 'soft' factors (or so I assume). So why not apply? You never know if you're going to be that one kid that got in - that one kid that everyone X number of cycles from now is going to be talking about as an example of the slimmest of chances for admission for someone else in your exact same position.

In short, if you're not in a financial bind and can afford it, then why not do it? Amending Tennyson here, but it's better to have tried and lost than never to have tried at all bud.

I also had a great Rob Schneider gif to end this on a super powerful note and TLS says I can't use it yet. #Anticlimactic

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Re: Yale

Postby mvp99 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:40 am

are you getting a full/near full ride at CCN or something at H? damn fck Yale in that case if all you want is to follow the herd




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