steve2009 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Harvard University WL, Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 10/24/05 Rec: 10/26/05 Comp: 11/29/05 Inter: -- Dec: 05/19/06 Upd: 16 years
Columbia University Accepted Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 10/23/05 Rec: 10/25/05 Comp: 11/18/05 Inter: -- Dec: 04/11/06 Upd: 16 years
New York University F Accepted W Type: $75,000 Sent: 10/29/05 Rec: 11/04/05 Comp: 11/17/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/08/05 Upd: 16 years
Stanford University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/04/05 Rec: 11/07/05 Comp: 11/23/05 Inter: -- Dec: 04/14/06 Upd: 16 years
University of Virginia Accepted W Type: RA $57,000 Sent: 10/23/05 Rec: 10/25/05 Comp: 11/01/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/14/05 Upd: 16 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Accepted W Type: RA $54,000 Sent: 11/01/05 Rec: 11/08/05 Comp: 11/28/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/12/05 Upd: 16 years
Georgetown University Accepted W Type: Sent: 10/23/05 Rec: 10/25/05 Comp: 10/28/05 Inter: -- Dec: 11/21/05 Upd: 16 years
Duke University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/07/05 Rec: 11/16/05 Comp: 12/05/05 Inter: -- Dec: 01/17/05 Upd: 16 years
University of Chicago F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/15/05 Rec: 11/25/05 Comp: 12/05/05 Inter: -- Dec: 03/20/06 Upd: 16 years
University of Pennsylvania F Rejected D Type: Sent: 10/29/05 Rec: 11/01/05 Comp: 11/14/05 Inter: -- Dec: 03/27/06 Upd: 16 years
Cornell University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/30/05 Rec: 11/02/05 Comp: 11/21/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/15/05 Upd: 16 years
Yale University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/28/05 Rec: 11/02/05 Comp: 11/16/05 Inter: -- Dec: 02/02/06 Upd: 17 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 173
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.95
  • Degree GPA: 3.95
  • School Type: Private Top 40
  • Major: Computer Engineering

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

Guess I'll post more specific stuff now that most of my decisions are in:

-First generation immigrant
-Bilingual
-Phi Beta Kappa
-Tau Beta Pi - most prestigious engineering honor society in the nation
-School equivalent of summa cum laude
-Dean's List (8 times)
-NSCS
-Various scholarships and academic awards, list is a mile long, message me if interested in more detailed listing

-Several prestigious internships, including a year at the DOD
-Writer for paper
-Econ/Calc Tutor
-Hillel
-ACM
-Various other clubs
-I play a ton of chess, I like to think I'm pretty good, was internationally ranked at various points in my life.
-Crummy golfer, but I'm getting better

Pretty good (I think) PS
1 strong LOR, two fairly good ones

Additional info & updates

Sent = When I paid for LSAC checkout
Received = When LSAC report sent
Complete = When school confirms complete report received
Decision = Accept/Reject/Waitlist letter

Decision dates are when the letter is postmarked or when a call is received.

I have not yet filled out any financial aid forms, so I'm not expecting scholarship offers (if any) for awhile

-Georgetown acceptance came in a small beige envelope
--------------------------12/15/05
-NYU acceptance in a large tan/brown envelope (YAY!!!!)
-UMich acceptance in large white envelope with the famous blue folder

What a great day!
--------------------------
--------------------------12/19/05
-UVA acceptance in small envelope off-white evenlope
-Cornell acceptance in small white envelope, letter from Cornell also mentions that I am being held in consideration of a 30k/yr merit scholarship, if I choose to write a 500 word supplemental essay
---------------------------12/27/05
-Received deferral letter from Penn today, dated 12/19, not quite sure why I got deferred (I did write Why Penn)
---------------------------01/17/05
-Deferred at Harvard :(, at least its not a rejection...
---------------------------01/19/05
-Large Acceptance packet from Duke - first bit of good news in a month! :)

*****************4/11/06

In at Columbia.

Steve to trolls: PWNED (is that how you spell it?)

*****************5/7/06

Waitlisted at Harvard.
Staying on this waitlist, and the Stanford one as well.

*****************5/18/06

Returned from vacation to get an email from TStock

*****************5/19/06

Talked to TStock, I'm in!!

Sooooooooooooo happy!

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good luck
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

props to another Computer Engineer out there

harvard complete
Monday, November 14 2005 at 07:00 PM

looks like we applied to H and Chicago at about the same time... let's hope we go complete soon! congrats on GTOWN and good luck with the rest

5
Georgetown
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats! Sign of more to come =).

Harvard
Monday, November 28 2005 at 07:00 PM

hey there, I went complete at H today too... good luck!

work experience
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

So I don't out myself completely, I'm just going to say I worked at a very, very large technology company (hint: Big Blue). Good luck!

Re: uva
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

From my status check: "Early notification applicants whose files were completed by November 15 can expect a decision mailed by December 17." Maybe it was 10/15 last year?

NYU
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on NYU and Michigan! I hope I hear from NYU soon. I think the reason I got deferred at Penn was because I didn\\\'t write the Why Penn? essay =). Good luck on the rest of the schools, you look like you\\\'re in good shape.

hls
Thursday, December 08 2005 at 07:00 PM

im hoping you get into hls

CE's Unite ;o)
Wednesday, August 31 2005 at 08:00 PM

I just read your message about CE's sticking toghether. Congratulations on your UMich/NYU acceptances all in one day. That is a nice haul for a day's work. Good Luck with the rest of your apps.

penn
Thursday, December 08 2005 at 07:00 PM

upenn has jokes

Penn? What a joke
Friday, October 07 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on everything so far, and best of luck in the future! The Penn deferral is a total joke... I'm sure you'll get into at least one of HYS

thanks :)
Monday, November 28 2005 at 07:00 PM

for the note... the letter basically said that my file will be held until the applicant pool is complete - and then evaluated from there. I guess that means sometime after feb 1?

Harvard Deferals Unite!
Friday, December 09 2005 at 07:00 PM

How are you feeling about this? Truly, Im not too worried, our numbers (yours are even better) are higher than most pending apps on here and if you go to last year we received hold letters over a month sooner and have better numbers than last years holds. Congrats on the acceptances so far, i'll be checking you since we are so similar.

waiting...
Sunday, December 04 2005 at 07:00 PM

We're waiting to hear from all of the same places! I will cross my fingers that we both hear only good news!

LSN Users
Friday, December 09 2005 at 07:00 PM

True that many may not be on it... but I have thought about it and think it might actually skew upwards. People with moderate numbers applying to local or regional schools probably are less likely to bother with LSN than those applying to the top national schools. At least, this is the case with most of my friends currently applying to schools. It also tends to skew towards those coming directly from undergrad it seems.

Engineers
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Good luck to a fellow engineering major, Harvard better let you in!

Re: Surprised
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

Yeah I am surprised by the way my cycle is turning out...but on the plus side the only rejection is Yale, and I didn't want to go there anyway...where is New Haven?! ;) I hope H changes their mind :) What kind of numbers do you have?

Re: You
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

I suppose it must suck. Oh well Chicago I think I could have gotten into if I applied early, Penn I think is YP, and the other results really arn't that out of place. Oh well, I'll have to settle for the fourth best school in the country, guess I'll cry myself to sleep tonight ;)

Re: yield protection
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

Uhh, I didn't mean the rejection was YP, I think the initial deferral however was. I said I *expected* the rejection, because while others sent out letters of interest, and new recommendations, I just kind of ignored them. Also, I am not bitter whatsoever, nor am I arrogant, if I came across that way I assure you, it was not meant to be so

Re; YP
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

Honestly, I don't know why they did that. Maybe my essays did suck...IDK and neither does anyone else who isn't on the admissions committee. Considering though that my numbers were well above the 75% for GPA and LSAT I'm gonna see it as YP, if you disagree thats fine. Also, I used more or less the same PS for every school, so explain how I got into comparable schools with $, and better schools...?

Wow I can't believe I haven't left a m
Saturday, March 25 2006 at 07:00 PM

Wow. People can be rude to you! This makes me sad. Have you decided on a school yet? Oh and how did a WL save your life? This is a story I want to hear! See ya around! -Britt

Re: YP
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

YP is used by *most* people to describe a situation where an individual with high numbers for that school is rejected/waitlisted. Also, fine I'm not argue whether or not NYU takes everyone with my numbers, or more importantly whether or not thats a good or bad thing (hey seems to be working ;)) However, explain how I got into UMich, a school that definitely rejects people with high numbers, and is considered the most "soft factor centered" of the T10, and got a scholarship to boot?

Withdrawing...
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

I ended up realizing that law school wasn't for me - I had some good options, but I ended up getting a great engineering job with low hours and top benefits, and after making the decision I couldn't be happier. I was mainly looking to law school for the extra money, and I realized that as the motivation would've made me miserable. I might reconsider in a couple years, but it's just not the right timing. Good luck on Harvard!!

Why are you so nice...
Saturday, March 25 2006 at 07:00 PM

And smart? Not fair. Not fair at all. *e-hug* -Britt

Re: ?
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

There was definitely nothing controversial. Could there have been a typo? Sure, but I doubt that would have much effect. Penn: I maintain it was YP, whether thats right or wrong, its my story and I'm sticking to it! :) Chicago: I applied there only after I got a fee waiver. After I applied I became more interested in the school, but I figured the late application date would hurt me. Looking at LSN I see people WL'ed at Chicago with numbers higher than mine. I think their class was/is basically full when they WL'ed me. The WL had an option to apply for the class of 2010 and get a decision by April, which I think adds evidence to my theory of the class being full.

Re: Schools
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hey J, Havn't seen you in awhile.... Anyway yeah I agree, but its 4th ranked now ;)

Trolls
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

Why has my profile become a magnet for what I can only presume is an influx of XoXo?

Re: US News
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

I'd happy to debate the issue with you if you post under a real name - I won't waste my time with cowards. Also, I don't feel the need to defend my intellect to anyone, yourself included.

GTown Does Suck!
Saturday, March 25 2006 at 07:00 PM

You are way too good for them, congrats on your withdrawal! :)

Did I mention
Saturday, March 25 2006 at 07:00 PM

You are so cool! :) :) Britt

Re: NYU
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

While the thought of NY is great, I can't possibly afford it. Working has really taught me how hard it is to make money. Unless something drastically changes, I'll be at Boalt next year. Good luck at NYU (unless Harvard pulls through).

Congratulations
Friday, October 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptances! It's just too bad so many people had to try to belittle your accomplishments. Maybe I'll see you at NYU next fall.

Re: University
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

Nope not Berkeley :)

thanks
Saturday, December 10 2005 at 07:00 PM

i appreciate the pulling. i was pulling for me too. lots of the higher ups at NYU were pulling for me too. but alas. its a GREAT school and youre gon love it... right now its either cornell or the full ride at Cardozo for me, pending no miracles from penn or columbia. (or dare i say, H...) well see. best of luck

Re: Harvard
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

Alison, I think a few more of the deferred folk will get in sometime in May, I think a few more will get waitlisted, and the vast majority will get rejected. Personally, I'm not holding my breath - I think the odds are slim at this point :(

Re: HLS
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

I made it painfully clear that I would attend HLS in the supplemental I sent before. I think my chances at HLS are slim to none, and therefore am working under the assumption that it won't happen. I hope it will happen, but I like to have a sense of confidence and predictability in what happens next. Thank you for the warning though :)

harvard
Wednesday, January 25 2006 at 07:00 PM

congrats. now we arent enemies anymore since you wont be in morningside heights next year

yay!
Sunday, October 23 2005 at 08:00 PM

YOU'RE GOING TO HARVARD! (just in case you didn't already know.. haha )

I never said it here?
Saturday, March 25 2006 at 07:00 PM

HARVARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's it, just the word. Says a lot, doesn't it? :)