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If you could trade all of your admissions for a shot at Yale

If you could trade all of your admissions for a shot at Yale
« on: January 25, 2006, 11:27:18 AM »
would you do it?  And what percentage shot would it take?

If you like you can substitute any other school.

Say for instance if you could trade all your acceptances (and thus not be guranteed of going anywhere) for a 90% chance at Harvard, would you do it?

I wouldn't trade mine, because I'm not even sure I'd go to H or Y over NYU (for personal reasons).

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Re: If you could trade all of your admissions for a shot at Yale
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2006, 11:34:30 AM »
No - I am under the firm belief that once you reach a certain quality of LS (t5, t6, etc.), performace will be the main determinant of opportunity. Also, I have no desire to go into academia.

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Re: If you could trade all of your admissions for a shot at Yale
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2006, 11:39:18 AM »
I would do it.

Then again, I haven't beeen accepted anywhere.

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Re: If you could trade all of your admissions for a shot at Yale
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2006, 11:43:13 AM »
I haven't been accepted anywhere either, but the only future acceptance that I wouldn't trade for a 33% shot at Yale would be Chicago.

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Re: If you could trade all of your admissions for a shot at Yale
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2006, 11:43:50 AM »
No - I am under the firm belief that once you reach a certain quality of LS (t5, t6, etc.), performace will be the main determinant of opportunity. Also, I have no desire to go into academia.

What's your cutoff? Is T7 too low?

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Re: If you could trade all of your admissions for a shot at Yale
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2006, 11:49:42 AM »
I am a gambler, so:

Yale, Harvard, or Stanford: 25%
Berkeley: 30%
Chicago, Duke, Virginia: 40%
Georgetown: 70%
USC: 80%

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Re: If you could trade all of your admissions for a shot at Yale
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2006, 11:57:25 AM »
No - I am under the firm belief that once you reach a certain quality of LS (t5, t6, etc.), performace will be the main determinant of opportunity. Also, I have no desire to go into academia.

What's your cutoff? Is T7 too low?

I was just throwing things out there. I don't even know that I'd choose HYS over UVa (which I may not choose over Chicago, NYU, GULC). Different people have different priorities, goals, etc.  For me, prestige is not all that's important.

Re: If you could trade all of your admissions for a shot at Yale
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2006, 02:10:53 PM »
Ya, I almost certainly would not go to Yale even if I got in. I'd rather graduate top 25% at a Top 10 than bottom 25% at Yale.

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Re: If you could trade all of your admissions for a shot at Yale
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2006, 02:53:12 PM »
Ya, I almost certainly would not go to Yale even if I got in. I'd rather graduate top 25% at a Top 10 than bottom 25% at Yale.

No real grades or ranking, so this isn't a problem.  No one will ever know you are in Yale's bottom 25%.