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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Schools gaming rankings with WLs?
« on: January 27, 2008, 01:21:19 PM »

How else do you think Penn keeps its ~12% acceptance rate? 

omg! Penn games the rankings! Penn inflates all of their numbers! Penn is way overrated! omg!

touchy, touchy.  I didn't say anything at all about Penn being overrated. 

No? That would be the implication, if Penn artificially lowers their acceptance rate to game the rankings.

Also, I'll show you touchy!


I maintain that people on this board dislike Penn for doing nothing different than most schools do (and yes, I've read "that article").

I dislike Penn because they don't adequately compensate Joe Paterno.

This, unlike the YP gripe, is totally legitimate.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Schools gaming rankings with WLs?
« on: January 27, 2008, 01:20:35 PM »
penn's totally overrated.  i mean they're a great school and all but tied with chicago?  come on.

also, penn stole my application fee by waitlisting me for no good reason other than the fact that i was obviously totally uninterested in them.  i'm bitter and angry and i'm totally going to take it out on cady later.

I'm looking forward to it!

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I was convinced (by many on this board) that Penn YPs. But many people with high numbers got in this year. I don't think its a matter of YP as much as a screening process based on who wrote a "Why Penn?" essay.

I've said it before (rather emphatically)--there may be some element of what people call YP going on. But in all of my interactions with the admissions office, I've been pretty well convinced that much of what people deem YP is attributed to Penn wanting a particular kind of class, and people being bitter about it.

Of course, troublemaker was totally YP'd and it was wrong.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Schools gaming rankings with WLs?
« on: January 27, 2008, 12:50:57 PM »

How else do you think Penn keeps its ~12% acceptance rate? 

omg! Penn games the rankings! Penn inflates all of their numbers! Penn is way overrated! omg!

touchy, touchy.  I didn't say anything at all about Penn being overrated. 

No? That would be the implication, if Penn artificially lowers their acceptance rate to game the rankings.

Also, I'll show you touchy!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Schools gaming rankings with WLs?
« on: January 27, 2008, 12:39:45 PM »
Being "asked" to apply doesn't mean anything. It doesn't change your chances of being admitted. You should be able to access those chances yourself pretty accurately.

Schools may give fee waivers for any number of reasons. One may well be to increase application rates, yes. It also may make applying financially feasible for a large group of people, draw attention to a school people may have not considered initially, etc. It's more reasonable to think of it as a form of advertisement than any indication of your chances, and you can ascribe some of that to wanting to decrease the acceptance rate if you want, but you should probably also ascribe some of it to wanting the best candidate pool they can get so they can have the best class they can get.

Schools maintain waitlists to make sure they don't over-enroll. They can generally guess at what their accepted/matriculating yield will be, but hitting the target number can be tricky. If a school accepted everyone that met their qualifications, they'd likely end up with far more students than they intended/can accommodate.

How else do you think Penn keeps its ~12% acceptance rate? 

omg! Penn games the rankings! Penn inflates all of their numbers! Penn is way overrated! omg!

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Law School Applications / Re: If T14's were high school girls...
« on: January 26, 2008, 09:25:05 PM »
lol

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I went through a phase where I pretty much ate only honey on saltines.

I have freakishly small hands, so I do two fingers at a time.

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But what if I don't do well in LS?

What if you trip over your shoelaces and hit your head and get brain damage?

What if there's massive reform of the legal system before you graduate and they get rid of all lawyers?

What if a genie comes out of a bottle and turns you into a titmouse?

What if all of the law schools you were accepted to burn to the ground?

What if the world ends tomorrow?!

(Speculate about those things. It will be more fun. For me, anyway. Especially the titmouse part.)


Thanks a lot.  How the hell am I supposed to sleep at night now?

You have to be prepared for all possibilities, dude. Make a plan. Then you'll be able to sleep.

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But what if I don't do well in LS?

What if you trip over your shoelaces and hit your head and get brain damage?

What if there's massive reform of the legal system before you graduate and they get rid of all lawyers?

What if a genie comes out of a bottle and turns you into a titmouse?

What if all of the law schools you were accepted to burn to the ground?

What if the world ends tomorrow?!

(Speculate about those things. It will be more fun. For me, anyway. Especially the titmouse part.)

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::ears bleed::

that's a good look for you.

Hey baby.


When you touch me like this...
And you hold me like that...

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