Chicago vs other T6 applicant numbers

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Chicago vs other T6 applicant numbers

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:53 pm

Looking at some of the transfer polls (eg https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... 18wg_0vIg/ or https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... wanalytics) it seems like Chicago attracts far fewer applicants than HLS/CLS/NYU. Why is that? Seems like their number of applicants is more like Yale/Stanford, but their actual transfers don't seem to be in line (Y @ 10-15, S @ 5-10. Chicago takes ~20 transfers (more last year though) while HLS/CLS/NYU all take 45+ it seems, so maybe it is just numbers?

Interested to hear folks' thoughts.

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Re: Chicago vs other T6 applicant numbers

Post by The Lsat Airbender » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:14 pm

Both the numbers in that Google Doc and the actual transfer rates seem to track pretty closely with class size: in that regard, Chicago is much more like Yale/Stanford/Penn than Harvard/Columbia/NYU.

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Re: Chicago vs other T6 applicant numbers

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:53 pm

I think you're right that class size correlates directly with admitted transfer numbers, but I'm not sure if that should correlate with transfer applications...

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Re: Chicago vs other T6 applicant numbers

Post by The Lsat Airbender » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:53 pm
I think you're right that class size correlates directly with admitted transfer numbers, but I'm not sure if that should correlate with transfer applications...
But it does correlate? The smaller schools in the T6 have 20-30 poll responses, and the bigger schools have 40-50. Class size roughly tracks transfer-class size (UVA and Michgan buck the trend with tiny transfer classes relative to 1L class size), and transfer applicants naturally focus on the schools that regularly take lots of transfers. If you're doing really well at a T1 school and want to transfer "up" then the two obvious choices are Harvard and Georgetown.

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