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#1 Darkhawk

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 10:37 AM

Anyone know what my odds are of getting in?

#2 tjehddus

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 10:43 AM

What are your stats?


Edited by tjehddus, 04 March 2016 - 11:21 AM.


#3 lawschool4life

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 11:07 AM

I was also just wait listed. Pleasantly surprised it was not a straight rejection. I do not expect to be accepted but nonetheless thankful.

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 11:12 AM

I was also just wait listed. Pleasantly surprised it was not a straight rejection. I do not expect to be accepted but nonetheless thankful.

What are your stats?



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Posted 04 March 2016 - 11:16 AM

I guess we're going to post stats here? I got waitlisted with:

 

LSAT: 164 (Oct), 166 (Dec)

CGPA: 3.60

B3: 3.67

 

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#6 CoffeeandLaw

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 11:26 AM

Waitlisted today

CGPA: 3.55

LSAT: 166



#7 confusedlawstudent2016

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 11:52 AM

How did you receive the information? Did they call or was it email/letter?

 

Thanks! 


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#8 erinl2

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 01:30 PM

Anyone know what my odds are of getting in?


I'm not sure how anyone could answer that. :)

If past cycles are any indication, there isn't a lot of movement on the U of T waitlist. I think that's why they point out that " it is prudent to consider responding to any offers that you have received from other law schools."
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#9 Darkhawk

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 02:31 PM

My undergraduate GPA kinda sucked, but I have a Master's in Human Rights.  Apparently that can't compete with high schoolers with good GPAs.  Sigh.


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#10 lurkernomore

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 05:23 PM

Wait listed! Stats are all over these forums and on profile.

Will be giving up my spot on the list. Wishing all of you luck :)

#11 Torontohopeful

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 02:51 PM

I am also looking for any help with my chances of getting in. GPA: 3.73, LSAT: 170,  decent softs and personal statement, will complete my master's before fall 2016.



#12 Happygolucky222

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 07:26 PM

Does anyone know how big the wait list is?

#13 Darkhawk

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 10:11 PM

wait list alert came via e-mail.  Also clearly a mistype in the earlier comment; I meant to write "undergrads" not "high schoolers", as in I find it frustrating that so much of the calculation is done based on UGPA+LSAT.  This is not to denigrate everyone who outperformed me on the Bachelor's, just that it is bad for me that Master's results don't really seem to enter into it as much.


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 11:01 PM

wait list alert came via e-mail.  Also clearly a mistype in the earlier comment; I meant to write "undergrads" not "high schoolers", as in I find it frustrating that so much of the calculation is done based on UGPA+LSAT.  This is not to denigrate everyone who outperformed me on the Bachelor's, just that it is bad for me that Master's results don't really seem to enter into it as much.

Masters GPA's are pretty inflated. Depending on where you went it can help at U of T, but mostly for the research experience / if you won academic awards (so resume stuff). 


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#15 HopefulHannah

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 12:25 PM

Waitlisted from 'File Under Review' status. 

 

My stats are LSAT 166, cGPA 3.72 (3.74 if they included last semester). 



#16 HopefulHannah

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 12:39 PM

Sorry, I know this has been touched on before but I can't seem to find the forum explaining this exact situation. 

 

Am I correct in thinking that if I provisionally accept an offer, it will decline all my other offers but will leave me on the waitlist for U of T? I know that waitlist is not an offer and therefore it shouldn't be a problem, but I just want to make sure.



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Posted 09 March 2016 - 02:22 PM

Wait listed last week by email.

 

cGPA 3.52/L2 3.85

LSAT: 163, 167

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#18 suitswannabe

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 07:07 PM

Does anyone know the process of admitting waitlist candidates? Or the number of people on the list? Curious as to whether U of T wait lists a large number of students or a select few who actually have a decent shot at being admitted. 

 

Thanks! 


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#19 fragolupe

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 01:13 AM

For those wondering:  I called into the admissions office today.  The lady on the phone said that the outstanding admissions actually surpass the amount of spots available.  In other words, if everyone accepted right now, the class would be over capacity (according to the target they want). 

For us waitlisted, then, we have to not only hope that there is a sufficient amount of people declining their offers, but also that there is room left after it is all said and done for the rest of us.

Since most of those declining their offers will do so by April 1st, I'm guessing that two weeks hence we will know the last bunch of people who get in.

And for those curious:
cGPA: 3.71 (medical reasons for second year decline in marks, but my 1st and 3rd average a 3.85 GPA.

LSAT: 165

Personal Statement: I wrote something that most wouldn't dare to write, hoping that it'd be a hit or miss.  It seems to have hit since it got me this far, so I'd say that's my profile's strongest part. 

Cheers to all those waiting. 



#20 choclka

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 06:14 AM

Waitlisted...

 

3.71 GPA

172 LSAT

 

accepted at Harvard and other top US schools so not sure why... but oh well


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#21 Pyke

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 08:27 AM

My numbers may be a bit off because I'm getting long in the tooth around here, but, once upon a time U of T had about 1,900 applications for 190 spots.

 

In more simple terms, that means 9 out of every 10 students who apply will be rejected (or waitlisted, which is basically a rejection unless you get an acceptance later on).

 

U of T thus looks beyond just your numbers, which is part of the reason the personal statement is a substantial component of your score. It can make the difference between admitted or rejected for some applicants. Beyond that, U of T tries quite hard to have a balanced class and a diverse class, both culturally and geographically. We can quibble about whether the class truly is diverse (socioeconomically, probably not so much), but there is some effort there.

 

I understand that it can be frustrating to be waitlisted, but the reality is if you are waitlisted here you probably have some really good options for law school, and so I wouldn't worry about it too much. When I introduce myself, several years out into practice, nobody asks where I went to school, and truth be told, nobody really cares. U of T might offer a headstart and some advantages, sure, but its hardly the only road to success and it doesn't define your future.


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#22 phileconcs

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 06:16 PM

 

Waitlisted...

 

3.71 GPA

172 LSAT

 

accepted at Harvard and other top US schools so not sure why... but oh well

 

 

That's quite impressive considering those numbers are still on the low ends of Harvard... congratulations!



#23 choclka

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 06:42 AM

That's quite impressive considering those numbers are still on the low ends of Harvard... congratulations!


American gpa is different but yeah. One school mde a judgement call that Im better than my numbers and one school made a judgement that Im worse... Would be cool to find out the thought process on either side

#24 quigglyboom

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 04:48 PM

The process is incredibly arbitrary. I count myself among the people who were accepted but is still somewhat perplexed as to why. 


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#25 legallyblondish

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 01:42 PM

Did anyone else get a call asking if they want to stay on the wait list today?


Edited by legallyblondish, 04 April 2016 - 01:49 PM.