Arbit (2021-2022)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#2 Columbia University Accepted D W Type: ED Sent: 10/25/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/24/08 Upd: 14 years
#1 Stanford University Accepted A Type: RA $35,000 Sent: 10/25/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/01/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/03/08 Upd: 14 years
#2 University of Pennsylvania Accepted D W Type: RA Sent: 10/25/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/01/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/05/08 Upd: 14 years
#2 University of Chicago Accepted W Type: RA $20,000 Sent: 10/27/20 Rec: -- Comp: 10/24/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/24/08 Upd: 14 years
#2 University of California Berkeley Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/25/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/08/07 Inter: -- Dec: 11/20/07 Upd: 14 years
#4 Cornell University Accepted D W Type: Sent: 10/25/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/05/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/07/08 Upd: 14 years
#3 University of Virginia Accepted W Type: RA $51,000 Sent: 10/27/07 Rec: -- Comp: 10/30/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/20/08 Upd: 14 years
#3 University of Michigan Ann Arbor Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/25/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/08/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/21/07 Upd: 14 years
#3 Duke University Accepted W Type: RA $72,000 Sent: 10/25/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/07/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/17/08 Upd: 14 years
#5 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: 10/30/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/12/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/21/07 Upd: 14 years
#5 Fordham University Accepted W Type: RA $36,000 Sent: 10/25/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/03/07 Upd: 14 years
#5 Vanderbilt University Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 10/28/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/05/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/05/07 Upd: 14 years
#5 University of Notre Dame Accepted W Type: RA $36,000 Sent: 10/27/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/20/07 Upd: 14 years
#5 Boston College Accepted W Type: $40,000 Sent: 10/25/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/05/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/20/07 Upd: 14 years
#2 New York University Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/25/07 Rec: 10/30/07 Comp: 11/28/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#3 Harvard University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/25/07 Rec: -- Comp: 11/15/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/01/08 Upd: 14 years
#3 Yale University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/25/07 Rec: -- Comp: 10/30/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/06/08 Upd: 14 years
#4 Northwestern University Pending D W Type: RA Sent: 10/25/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 163
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.73
  • Degree GPA: 3.73
  • School Type: Private, Top 10
  • Major: Religious Studies

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: Massachusetts
  • Race: -
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

**Note, all scholarships are over a three year period except Stanford, which is for my 1L year alone.

-Leadership positions in several campus organizations (Mostly artsy ones - nothing too impressive)

-Summer work experience interning abroad.

-Sent in every additional/supplemental/optional essay each school allowed i.e. 3 for Penn, 2 for Mich, etc.

-2 Recommendations from professors I have known 2+ years. 1 from a past employer.

Additional info & updates

---CYCLE IS OVER---
So, after a long and tiresome five months, my cycle is over. I've heard back or withdrawn from every school I originally sent an application to way back in October, and could not be more happy with my results. Yes, a lot of the acceptances I received later in cycle were very, very surprising, and in one case seemingly impossible. I realize this, and am choosing just to be happy and look forward to the next three years rather than overanalyzing it. I defied some conventional wisdom (according to certain boards, anyway) when it came to LOCIs, essays, and the presentation of my softs, and it worked out. I'm not really sure what else to say.

Although several people on a forum I frequent have proposed that I am a troll/flame/whatever, I decided not to lie about my cycle on LSN. It's ridiculous to downplay my own success/luck/whatever just to make my profile appear 'more believable.' A person almost never gets hit by lightning, and someone with a 3.73/163 almost never gets into Stanford, Columbia, Chicago, etc., but both do happen on occasion.

Please do not send me messages telling me that I am not a real person or that I do deserve such a cycle. It's fine if you believe either of those things, but passing them on to me doesn't mean schools will recall their offers of admission from me and give them to you.

4/17/2008: In the past week I've withdrawn from a vast majority of the schools I was admitted to in order to open up space as the end of the cycle quickly approaches. I've still yet to let go of Penn, Chicago, and Columbia - those three were my top choices at various points in the cycle, and it's very difficult to let go. By Monday everything will be done, one way or the other. I promise.
4/7/2008: Literally as I was writing to withdraw from Cornell, I got in via e-mail.
4/3/2008: In at Stanford via e-mail. Ironically, I missed the call because I spent the whole day flying to California to visit Boalt. The excitement was/is indescribable.
3/27/2008: Solid scholarship from Virginia. Unexpected and most welcome.
3/26/2008: $72,000 Dean's Scholarship from Duke. Wow...I didn't expect anything like that from a T14.
3/24/2008: In at Columbia via e-mail. Looks like this cycle is just about done. On that note, I am thrilled.
3/23/2008: Modest scholarship from Chicago. I wasn't expecting any kind of scholarship from a T14, though the realization that the rest of the total cost will come from loans is a bit terrifying. Still, I'm flattered, especially since Chicago is on my short, short list.
3/2/2008: Nice Dean Scholarship from Vandy. Renewable 20k per year.
2/17/2008: In at Duke via e-mail...on Sunday. Weird.
2/7/2008: Dinged at Yale, as expected. Any day now my little Stanford envelope will come and my Holy Trinity of rejections will be over.
2/5/2008: In at Penn by phone. They were on my short list until I got deferred. I'm not sure where I stand now. I'll visit either way.
2/1/2008: Dinged at Harvard, as expected. I'm happy the band-aid has finally been pulled off and I no longer have to fear my first rejection...
1/30/2008: 'On Hold' at NU. With no interview, this is better than I expected. I'm happy with U. of Chicago, so I'm just pulling out at this point.
1/24/2008: In at Chicago via phonecall. Very unexpected.
1/20/2008: In at Virginia via (small) envelope.
12/21/2007: In at Michigan via the 'never do email follow-ups to make sure people receive bad news ' e-mail
11/20/2007: In at Boalt via phonecall.

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Congrats!
Monday, October 01 2007 at 08:00 PM

On all the acceptances! :)

Question
Saturday, January 12 2008 at 07:00 PM

Are you a URM? Please provide more information, since many people with your index do not get in.

Congrats!
Monday, October 01 2007 at 08:00 PM

On Chicago!

Congrats
Sunday, July 22 2007 at 08:00 PM

Live the dream, man.

Congrats!
Wednesday, December 26 2007 at 07:00 PM

I saw you commented on my profile, so I thought I would do the same. That's a great group of schools. Maybe we'll see each other at one of them!

Congrats!
Monday, October 01 2007 at 08:00 PM

On Penn!

:)
Saturday, December 29 2007 at 07:00 PM

your cycle gives me hope. thanks just for that :) and congrats on all your amazing options!

Congrats!
Saturday, January 05 2008 at 07:00 PM

On a great cycle!

Congrats!
Monday, October 01 2007 at 08:00 PM

On Duke!

:)
Saturday, December 29 2007 at 07:00 PM

congrats on duke! can i ask how you heard? im dying to hear back :) good luck with that tough decision that you have to make now!!

Ok
Monday, August 13 2007 at 08:00 PM

For some reason I wasn't logged in when I typed ^ this. Anyways, congrats!

Columbia
Friday, October 26 2007 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Columbia!!! You found out via email? It looks like you are the first ED Deferred Response! What time did the email come in?? (sorry for so many questions!)

Congrats!
Monday, July 02 2007 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Columbia! I'm waiting on a deferral too.

Congrats!
Monday, October 01 2007 at 08:00 PM

On Columbia!

Columbia
Friday, October 26 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thats so strange... my deferral in December came in the mail, no emailed letter. Its weird that they have different methods for notification. Im thinking that they are reviewing the ED deferrals one by one at this point, as there was another acceptance yesterday in the same category (saw on LSD). Cross your fingers for me!!!

Yay!
Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Stanford! You've had a great cycle. So, are you set on Stanford?

Congrats!
Monday, August 27 2007 at 08:00 PM

On Stanford! I'm still waiting with a low lsat/high gpa combo, but i'm pretty sure you were in the last round of admits before some waitlists and rejects. Any advice on follow up you did with them would be appreciated! Also, how did you like Berkeley? Looks like I may be there ;)

Congrats!
Monday, August 27 2007 at 08:00 PM

On Stanford! I'm still waiting with a low lsat/high gpa combo, but i'm pretty sure you were in the last round of admits before some waitlists and rejects. Any advice on follow up you did with them would be appreciated! Also, how did you like Berkeley? Looks like I may be there ;)

Done
Tuesday, December 04 2007 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on being done! You have a lot of excellent options...Thanks for also withdrawing so quickly, maybe I'll get your spots =)

Congrats!
Monday, October 01 2007 at 08:00 PM

On Stanford!

More congrats
Monday, June 09 2008 at 08:00 PM

Just wanted to say congrats again on a great cycle! So many people on the \'boards\' say \'you can\'t go here or there with a certain gpa or LSAT score\' and it can be a downer. Glad to see someone out there who has done what I hope to do! Thanks for all the info and hope you enjoy Stanford in the fall!

Awesome
Monday, September 08 2008 at 08:00 PM

It seems like you deserve it, good luck at Stanford!