BenJ (2022-2023)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#1 Stanford University WL, Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/07/10 Rec: 01/11/10 Comp: 01/27/10 Inter: -- Dec: 04/12/10 Upd: 14 years
#3 Harvard University WL, Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/29/09 Rec: 01/04/10 Comp: 01/27/10 Inter: -- Dec: 04/17/10 Upd: 14 years
#11 Cornell University Accepted W Type: RA $90,000 Sent: 01/04/10 Rec: 01/05/10 Comp: 03/30/10 Inter: -- Dec: 04/12/10 Upd: 14 years
#4 New York University Accepted A Type: RA $45,000 Sent: 12/29/09 Rec: 02/04/10 Comp: 01/22/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/04/10 Upd: 14 years
#6 University of Chicago Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/04/10 Rec: 01/05/10 Comp: 02/16/10 Inter: -- Dec: 04/27/10 Upd: 14 years
#9 Georgetown University Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 01/04/10 Rec: 01/07/10 Comp: 01/11/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/22/10 Upd: 14 years
#12 George Washington University Accepted W Type: RA $105,450 Sent: 01/03/10 Rec: -- Comp: 01/20/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/05/10 Upd: 14 years
#12 Boston College Pending W Type: RA Sent: 12/29/09 Rec: 01/04/10 Comp: 01/26/10 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#12 Boston University Pending W Type: RA Sent: 12/29/09 Rec: 01/04/10 Comp: 01/21/10 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#9 University of Virginia Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/02/10 Rec: 01/05/10 Comp: 01/06/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/09/10 Upd: 14 years
#7 University of California Berkeley Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/04/10 Rec: 01/07/10 Comp: 01/11/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/11/10 Upd: 14 years
#7 University of Pennsylvania Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/11/10 Rec: 01/12/10 Comp: 02/19/10 Inter: -- Dec: 04/07/10 Upd: 14 years
#4 Columbia University Accepted W Type: RA $30,000 Sent: 12/29/09 Rec: 12/30/09 Comp: 01/26/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/22/10 Upd: 14 years
#2 Yale University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/30/09 Rec: 01/05/10 Comp: 01/25/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/16/10 Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 178
  • LSAT 2: 167
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.8
  • Degree GPA: 3.78
  • School Type: T1 Private
  • Major: Philosophy and History

Demographic Information

  • City: Inner-ring suburban
  • State: New Jersey
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

From undergrad.

Substantial experience in politics and lesser experience in environmental activities.

Mostly average soft factors, and the strongest ones were very NYC-focused and probably helped at NYU and Columbia a lot (and hurt at their competitors at Penn, UVA, Berkeley and Chicago).

LSAT retaker; original score was a 167 (and that definitely affected scholarship offers, if not admissions decisions).

LGBT, but it doesn't appear to have made any difference.

Additional info & updates

End-of-cycle update: Well, everything went more or less as expected, including the ridiculously long wait for a decision from Chicago culminating in an unexciting waitlist offer. (I preferred NYU anyway.)

I'll be riding out the Stanford and Harvard waitlists, but I don't really expect much, and for personal reasons it would be difficult to pass up NYU for either even though Stanford has been my dream school for ages.

Late June update: No waitlist movement, sadly. My LSAC GPA cleared 3.80 with my final grades, but that hasn't helped. (It was a 3.78 at the time I applied.)

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Hey!
Wednesday, August 12 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on NYU, Benj!

NYU
Wednesday, August 12 2009 at 08:00 PM

I hope for little more - doubt it will happen though. Anyway, I'm sure that if you end up there you'll love it. I have several friends who went to NYU Law and all are full of raves.

Wednesday, August 12 2009 at 08:00 PM

Well, no where is free so far, though a couple are a lot cheaper, which is good enough for me!

Columbia
Sunday, September 27 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks. You'll probably get it this week. Nice job on those solid numbers.

Tuesday, June 09 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks, BenJ! Good luck to you too with the top three!

Oh
Tuesday, June 09 2009 at 08:00 PM

And I did apply to Yale, right on the deadline at about 2AM.

oops
Friday, February 05 2010 at 07:00 PM

i posted above. my profile is this one. should u answer u can hit me back on my profile.

NYU
Friday, February 05 2010 at 07:00 PM

thats lame. hopefully Columbia decides they need to give u a big fat check in the interim. I feel as though I'm hanging by a thread considering all the other similar numbers were admitted so quickly and I'm still waiting. i must have done something wrong. thoughts of 3 years in DC make me want to throw up. can't be worse than Kansas tho. time will tell. your cat is cute btw. have fun deciding!