MyNameIsNeo (2013-2014)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
Cardozo-Yeshiva University F Accepted W Type: RA $150,000 Sent: 11/05/13 Rec: 11/06/13 Comp: 11/06/13 Inter: -- Dec: 12/16/13 Upd: 7 years
Boston College F Accepted W Type: RA $90,000 Sent: 11/05/13 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/18/13 Upd: 7 years
Boston University F Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 11/05/13 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/20/14 Upd: 7 years
Emory University F Accepted W Type: RA $96,000 Sent: 11/05/13 Rec: 11/07/13 Comp: 11/07/13 Inter: -- Dec: 02/10/14 Upd: 7 years
Georgetown University F Accepted W Type: RA $120,000 Sent: 11/05/13 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/16/13 Upd: 7 years
Duke University F Accepted W Type: RA $54,000 Sent: 11/05/13 Rec: -- Comp: 11/06/13 Inter: -- Dec: 11/16/13 Upd: 7 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 11/21/13 Rec: 11/21/13 Comp: 12/04/13 Inter: -- Dec: 01/08/14 Upd: 7 years
University of Pennsylvania F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/05/13 Rec: 11/06/13 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/31/14 Upd: 7 years
New York University F Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 11/26/13 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/17/13 Upd: 7 years
Stanford University Pending Type: RA Sent: 11/05/13 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/01/14 Upd: 7 years
Columbia University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/05/13 Rec: 01/07/14 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/30/14 Upd: 7 years
Harvard University Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 11/05/13 Rec: 11/06/13 Comp: 11/14/13 Inter: -- Dec: 02/20/14 Upd: 7 years
University of Chicago F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/05/13 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/25/14 Upd: 7 years
University of Virginia F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/20/13 Rec: 11/21/13 Comp: 11/21/13 Inter: -- Dec: 03/12/14 Upd: 7 years
#1 Yale University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/26/13 Rec: -- Comp: 12/05/13 Inter: -- Dec: 02/25/14 Upd: 7 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 178
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.43
  • Degree GPA: 3.45
  • School Type: Princeton
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

  • City: Philadelphia
  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Race: Mixed, non-URM
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 5-9 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Below average extracurriculars. A few clubs, nothing special.

TFA.

Strong, academically focused LORs.

Strong essays, including a diversity statement.

Sincere "Why X" to Penn, Mich, Duke.

I wrote a very strong GPA addendum. I think this made a big difference for my app. Here are the details:
1. Princeton is notorious for its "grade deflation" policy.
2. Two years as a physics major with terrible GPA; two years as classics major with great GPA.
3. I have 2.5 years of grad work with a straight 4.0.

Additional info & updates

SCHOLARSHIPS are totals. I did negotiate a little, but not posting details to protect school privacy. PM me with questions.
Columbia, NYU, and Penn strung me along forever with schoalrships. Penn NEVER gave me an answer, which sucks because I would have gone there over Harvard. The other schools were great about fast replies, even if the answer was no.

2013-11-16 In at DUKE priority track by e-mail. I'm going to law school!

2013-12-16 In at CARDOZO via phone call. Notified of full scholarship while on phone. Wow!

2013-12-17 In at NYU by phone call (around 6 PM). Thrilled!

Mid-December in at GEORGETOWN by snail mail and BOSTON COLLEGE be e-mail.

2014-01-08: Found out I'm in at MICHIGAN via status checker. Material is in the mail. (Edit: 75k scholarship by snail mail late January)

2014-01-30 Got blue snail mail acceptance from COLUMBIA today. Letter mailed on Jan. 24th.

2014-01-31 In at PENN. So excited, Penn is one of my top choices. UR1 12/3, UR2 1/28.

2014-02-10 In at EMORY via snail mail. Letter came with 96,000 scholarship, which is about 2/3 tuition.

2014-02-20 In at HARVARD and BOSTON U. on the same day. HARVARD interview was December 11th, so it's been a long wait.

2014-02-25 E-mail rejection from YALE followed by snail mail. Waitlist from CHICAGO. Withdrew in April. I like Chicago, but didn't want to hog up a spot on WL when I had other good choices so withdrew.

2014-03-12 Waitlisted at UVA, promptly withdrew.

2014-04-30 Committed to HLS while Stanford still pending. I'm going to be a Harvardian (probably).

2014-05-01 DLS at STANFORD. Probably a rejection, but could be WL. I sent a LOCI in mid Feb.

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