Cornell or Penn????

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Discus: What Are My Chances?: January 2004 Archive: Cornell or Penn????
By Cyberiplex_Jim (Cyberiplex_Jim) on Friday, January 02, 2004 - 11:36 am: Edit

My other post was derailed by a fanatic.....:(

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Columbia, Cornell, Penn, Brown, Johns Hopkins, NYU, Vassar, BC.......what are my chances??

By Cyberiplex_Jim (Cyberiplex_Jim) on Friday, January 02, 2004 - 04:27 pm: Edit


By Athlonmj (Athlonmj) on Friday, January 02, 2004 - 04:55 pm: Edit

Isnt it too late to apply now? - BTW I think your chances for everything is better than average... except for Columbia.

By Mjl86 (Mjl86) on Friday, January 02, 2004 - 09:42 pm: Edit

you don't wanna apply to brown, jhu or cornell. apply to u of c instead. and it is too late!!! especially don't apply to Brown's PLME

By Cyberiplex_Jim (Cyberiplex_Jim) on Saturday, January 03, 2004 - 02:58 pm: Edit

Why not?.......and I've already applied....I just want to get an idea of my chances...

By Cyberiplex_Jim (Cyberiplex_Jim) on Saturday, January 03, 2004 - 05:32 pm: Edit


By Nycdebater (Nycdebater) on Saturday, January 03, 2004 - 08:48 pm: Edit

with columbia...i think it depends on what program your applying too...definitely

By Cyberiplex_Jim (Cyberiplex_Jim) on Saturday, January 03, 2004 - 08:56 pm: Edit

all of these are CAS or some variation of....nothing like engineering or business

By Cyberiplex_Jim (Cyberiplex_Jim) on Sunday, January 04, 2004 - 08:07 pm: Edit


By Akikaze (Akikaze) on Monday, January 05, 2004 - 12:27 am: Edit

Columbia will be a reach, especially in RD. I think you have as good a chance as anyone. That isn't very good, mind you, but feel happy that you have even that. I'd give you 25%.

Brown and Penn should be easier but also reaches. Brown is amazingly random and I can't offer you any number on that. Penn is perhaps 35-40%.

If you write beautiful essays for them, tack on 10 percentage points for Brown and Penn and 15 for Columbia.

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