« on: October 09, 2006, 10:59:56 PM »
Let me combine this question with another one that I got via PM:QuoteDo you think you had any advantage cuz of your major?
I didn't get any specific commentary from adcoms, but my general impression is that the EE major is not helpful if your numbers don't cut it (as a rough rule of thumb, you will usually not get admitted unless at least one of your GPA or LSAT is above the median). If your numbers qualify you, however, I think the engineering background becomes somewhat of a plus. I don't know if that is much use at other schools, but at Chicago, where there is a less clear numerical cutoff, I think it is helpful. My guess is that my EE background + some persistance with the admissions office probably helped me to avoid getting WLed at Columbia after I went complete pretty late (which was their fault!)
3.96 GPA, summa, but I don't have LSAT back yet.
So, what do you mean by "some persistance with the admissions office"? What happened w/ Columbia?