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Deciding Where to Go => Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists => Topic started by: bay side on March 25, 2005, 01:33:39 PM

Title: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: bay side on March 25, 2005, 01:33:39 PM
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Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: disgruntled on March 25, 2005, 01:58:54 PM
No offense or anything, but taking a quick peak at your numbers (and not knowing if you've opened a refugee center or penned a pulitzer) and your denial (Texas I presume), I wouldn't say that your  rejection was "beneath you." Both your numbers are below their medians, which is a lot closer to auto-reject numbers than numbers which merit you saying that your rejection was "beneath you." That being said however, in the grand scheme of things, you do have good numbers, and have already gotten into a super-reach (Cornell) which is awesome for you. I would perhaps take a step back and take a more objective look at your situation, and perhaps exercise a little more humbleness.

Good luck with the rest of your apps.
Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: bay side on March 25, 2005, 02:04:06 PM
First of all, I didn't say what school. There's no guarantee I listed everything on there. Second of all, I was not refering to my numbers which I'm well aware are medium. I was refering to the fact that I've already been accepted at Cornell, so I'm not really saddened by rejections from schools that aren't as good a personal fit for me. Check yo'self.
Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: bruin on March 25, 2005, 02:25:59 PM
My NYU and UVa accpetances did take a bit of the sting out of Boalt's rejection.
Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: Ambs on March 25, 2005, 02:34:39 PM
disgruntled - wouldn't "humility" work better than "humbleness"?

Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: bay side on March 25, 2005, 02:38:16 PM
disgruntled - wouldn't "humility" work better than "humbleness"?



This was supposed to be a fun thread! To make our bruised egos feel better! Like the "what do you do with your rejection letter" thread. Neither humbleness nor humility will make you feel better or make you laugh in this case.
Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: veganvenus on March 25, 2005, 02:43:51 PM
With a 3.78 in your Masters, I dont think that you were being overly confindent.  I suppose that with a graduate degree, its a crapshoot which schools will dismiss you based on UG GPA alone and which will give your application proper consideration.  Keep in mind - residency matters a LOT to Those UT folks, so that was probably a big factor.  Congrats on Cornell!

I'm not in the same situation, but my acceptances did allow me to smirk at USC's hold.
Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: youranidiot on March 25, 2005, 03:31:18 PM
Check yo'self.

Check yo' hat.  That's deinitely beneath Texas.
Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: bay side on March 25, 2005, 03:34:26 PM
Check yo'self.

Check yo' hat.  That's deinitely beneath Texas.

Ah, you got me there.  ;D
Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: F05HOPEFUL on March 25, 2005, 03:53:26 PM
eralon, How you doin'?!?
Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: disgruntled on March 25, 2005, 04:31:02 PM
You're a jerk. First of all, I didn't say what school. There's no guarantee I listed everything on there. Second of all, I was not refering to my numbers which I'm well aware are medium. I was refering to the fact that I've already been accepted at Cornell, so I'm not really saddened by rejections from schools that aren't as good a personal fit for me. Finally, people like you give law school students a bad name. Check yo'self.

whoah easy there, no need to resort to petty name calling. if i misunderstood the intent of this thread my bad - and if that is the case, titling the thread "schools that are beneath you" is a pretty bad choice of words. either way, sorry for any confusion, and try not to blow up over something pretty innocuous, esp. on an internet board, of all places!

anyways, i'll add to the commiseration. my GULC acceptance has made my penn w/l more bearable. peace out y'all.
Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: HippieLawChick on March 25, 2005, 10:33:30 PM
If you can't have a little fun with your rejections, what can you laugh about? 

I think sometimes that laughing at this process keeps us sane.

While no school is unlikely to reject me, I will still make fun of the ones that do.  ;D
Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: inlove on April 04, 2005, 10:45:12 AM
being deferred at fsu was kinda funny considering i got into unc :)
Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: thesieve on April 04, 2005, 02:15:01 PM
I got waitlisted at W&M, but rejected from Ole Miss. Shouldn't it be the other way around? (Not that I am complaining)
Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: manserunt on April 04, 2005, 05:27:02 PM
Didn't mind so much getting waitlisted by Cardozo when I got into Fordham.  And then, when the latest USNWR rankings came out with Fordham TIED with BC, it took A LOT of the sting out, since the BC rejection LETTER, if not the rejection itself, is beneath us all...
Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: Nicu on April 04, 2005, 05:59:59 PM
Yale.
Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: LaneSwerver on April 04, 2005, 07:58:17 PM
Kyrgyzstan kind of pissed me off, but when the Irkutsk acceptance came, I was OK with it. F'ing walnut-lovers...
Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: ArmAndHammer on April 04, 2005, 08:08:12 PM
True true... I got into Cornell and then rejected by Notre Dame. It just didn't seem to matter as much as it might have before I got my Cornell acceptance.

And by "beneath", I think we are just saying "lower ranked". I wouldn't say that I am "too good" for ND by any stretch of the imagination.
Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: Erapitt on April 05, 2005, 05:13:20 AM
I got into GW and was rejected from American.  Thank goodness I got into GW the evening before I got my rejection letter.  I would have been a mess b/c American was my target school that I figured I would surely get in.
Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: hope74usa on April 05, 2005, 01:52:10 PM
Yale.

LOL

Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: caldx on April 05, 2005, 03:00:04 PM
True true... I got into Cornell and then rejected by Notre Dame. It just didn't seem to matter as much as it might have before I got my Cornell acceptance.

And by "beneath", I think we are just saying "lower ranked". I wouldn't say that I am "too good" for ND by any stretch of the imagination.

Join the "confused by ND ding, because you got it while on your way to an admit day from a higher-ranked school" club:
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/graphs.php?&cycle=0405&code=1841

The rejection for the 172/3.9 totally blows me a way though (I was only 169, 3.88)

I just think that someone told them I was a J-O-O (probably didn't help that one of my recs was from a Jewish History professor).
Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: Bahamut on April 05, 2005, 09:05:00 PM
I don't think people should be too surprised if they get rejected anywhere. For instance, someone on this forum has a 3.8 and a 177 and gets rejected from say, Harvard. Consider that Harvard probably got many applications with similar numbers and they can only take so many people - and perhaps someone else's soft factors were more impressive/better received. It's luck of the draw sometimes. I got waitlisted at a tier four school but accepted at a tier two. I'm sure there are people who have been rejected at some schools and accepted by a T14.

Such is life. :)
Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: HippieLawChick on April 06, 2005, 12:25:18 PM
I was pretty pissed off that the Aveda Institute wouldn't accept me.   :o



LOL!
Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: photogrl on April 07, 2005, 02:16:16 PM
My acceptances to IU - Indy and Bloomington have really taken the sting out of being rejected from Stanford, Georgetown, Boalt and Penn.  Those suckers.

Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: Snuvy on April 17, 2005, 11:48:53 PM


my acceptances/rejections have been pretty "standard"

but i thought it neat that

UPENN and USC waitlisted me

whereas GW/Fordham/UNC/ND and BU all flat out rejected me.

anyone got any waitlist tips?
Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: EPH05 on April 18, 2005, 12:15:16 AM
I had an almost constant string of acceptances from 10-30 ranked schools between Christmas and March.  Then I was waitlisted at BC and Fordham, and I felt upset about it.  The thing is after my ego got back to where it should have been all along I realized how lucky I was to get into so many great schools already.  Not that this newfound appreciation of my luck makes me feel better about my Chicago, UVa, Michigan waitlists or My Harvard, Columbia, NYU rejections.
Title: Re: Rejections that are beneath you
Post by: SuicideNixon on April 19, 2005, 12:38:12 AM
accepted to NYU with scholarship money, rejected at boalt. not even a waitlist. lol.