Wait-list of Cornell


dudely

hey guys,
this is my first post on the website. i ve just recieved a letter from Cornell stating that i ve been put on the wait-list. anyone of you have an idea as to what the chances are of ppl on the wait-list and by when will i get to hear from them? wonder why they dont tell you what place you are on that list. wouldnt that make it a lot easier?
i do have confirmed admissions from GWU and LSE though.
Cheers.

hey guys,
this is my first post on the website. i ve just recieved a letter from Cornell stating that i ve been put on the wait-list. anyone of you have an idea as to what the chances are of ppl on the wait-list and by when will i get to hear from them? wonder why they dont tell you what place you are on that list. wouldnt that make it a lot easier?
i do have confirmed admissions from GWU and LSE though.
Cheers.
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GML

I think you have a chance to be admitted, as there are some people who were accepted to Cornell but will go to other schools, higher in rankings. For example, I declined their offer. I had until 15 April to confirm my acceptance. So I imagine now they are making the point on who has accepted and who has not and will let you know soon. Write them an e-mailm just to find out when you can expect their decision.

I think you have a chance to be admitted, as there are some people who were accepted to Cornell but will go to other schools, higher in rankings. For example, I declined their offer. I had until 15 April to confirm my acceptance. So I imagine now they are making the point on who has accepted and who has not and will let you know soon. Write them an e-mailm just to find out when you can expect their decision.
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Zelda

Just as Maria_Gri has said, lots of people who are posting on this board have been accepted by Cornell, but also by other Ivy League or top schools that might be ranked higher, so you should expect lots of places to be made free soon. As for me, I have already declined Cornell as well.

Just as Maria_Gri has said, lots of people who are posting on this board have been accepted by Cornell, but also by other Ivy League or top schools that might be ranked higher, so you should expect lots of places to be made free soon. As for me, I have already declined Cornell as well.
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I am waitlisted at Cornell as well and i sent an e-mail asking about the time they would finalize the decision and they replied stating that the wait-listed applications have not been reviewed at this time and the process may take through the end of July.

Well, I cannot bare until the end of July considering that Cornell is the only university in the US that gives me some light - even so dim! cause others rejected me. I also got offers from universities in UK as well (Warwick, Essex, Manchester) I think i should accept the offer from Warwick University from the UK for the safest.

Could anybody suggest me how is Warwick compared to Cornell? So far as i've heard, Warwick is pretty well-ranked in general and also in Law, it's pretty good.

I am waitlisted at Cornell as well and i sent an e-mail asking about the time they would finalize the decision and they replied stating that the wait-listed applications have not been reviewed at this time and the process may take through the end of July.

Well, I cannot bare until the end of July considering that Cornell is the only university in the US that gives me some light - even so dim! cause others rejected me. I also got offers from universities in UK as well (Warwick, Essex, Manchester) I think i should accept the offer from Warwick University from the UK for the safest.

Could anybody suggest me how is Warwick compared to Cornell? So far as i've heard, Warwick is pretty well-ranked in general and also in Law, it's pretty good.

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LLM2005

i am one of them ...admitted to Cornell .. withdrew my application.. day before yesterday.

i am one of them ...admitted to Cornell .. withdrew my application.. day before yesterday.
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Hi sleepyhead...
Congrats on your admits. Warwick Law School is very highly rated amongst employers in the UK and boasts of a very good faculty. However, in my opinion you should accept Cornell if you get through from their waitlist. Cornell has greater international reputation and of course it is Ivy League. However, if you decide to come to the UK only Oxbridge and London University should rank above Warwick on your list. Warwick's International Economic Law LLM is meant to be quite good and they have recently modified the course content for the LLM in Human Rights. However, the University is on a campus which is around 25 mins from the nearest town (Coventry). If you are looking to live in a big city, Manchester would probably fit the bill better than Warwick. Also I believe Manchester has more course options. Overall, Warwick is the better Uni (my opinion) but Manchester is a very good alternate option, especially if you like living in a major city.
Hope this helps. Good luck with Cornell!!!

Hi sleepyhead...
Congrats on your admits. Warwick Law School is very highly rated amongst employers in the UK and boasts of a very good faculty. However, in my opinion you should accept Cornell if you get through from their waitlist. Cornell has greater international reputation and of course it is Ivy League. However, if you decide to come to the UK only Oxbridge and London University should rank above Warwick on your list. Warwick's International Economic Law LLM is meant to be quite good and they have recently modified the course content for the LLM in Human Rights. However, the University is on a campus which is around 25 mins from the nearest town (Coventry). If you are looking to live in a big city, Manchester would probably fit the bill better than Warwick. Also I believe Manchester has more course options. Overall, Warwick is the better Uni (my opinion) but Manchester is a very good alternate option, especially if you like living in a major city.
Hope this helps. Good luck with Cornell!!!
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Thanks Shil. I guess i'll just keep waiting then.

Thanks Shil. I guess i'll just keep waiting then.
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dudely

hey sleepy head,
did they really tell you that they ll take till end of july?? that sucks man! i have a deposit due at GWU in june. was hoping they d let me know by the end of this month! i ve been going through these boards and i find that quite a few ppl have opted out of cornell so i think there s some hope for us.... but this july decision is ridiculous. and hey LLM2005 why have u withdrawn your app? planning on going somewhere else?
btw cornell vs LSE or in case cornell takes so long GWU vs LSE (london) which would you guys choose?
lemme know
cheers

hey sleepy head,
did they really tell you that they ll take till end of july?? that sucks man! i have a deposit due at GWU in june. was hoping they d let me know by the end of this month! i ve been going through these boards and i find that quite a few ppl have opted out of cornell so i think there s some hope for us.... but this july decision is ridiculous. and hey LLM2005 why have u withdrawn your app? planning on going somewhere else?
btw cornell vs LSE or in case cornell takes so long GWU vs LSE (london) which would you guys choose?
lemme know
cheers
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tom_france

Hi dudely,
what matters is what you expect from the LLM you're going to get. LSE is really a great place to study and will be very helpful if you plan on working in Europe afterwards. But however well known the LSE is, including in the US, it remains a european diploma. So if you're planning on seeking a job in the US in the future, Cornell should give you more satisfaction, being one of the top 10 and allowing you to take the NY bar exam.

As to the question between Cornell and GWE, I can't really help. But the small LLM class (55) and the friendliness of staff and professors in Cornell have definitely seduced me.

Hi dudely,
what matters is what you expect from the LLM you're going to get. LSE is really a great place to study and will be very helpful if you plan on working in Europe afterwards. But however well known the LSE is, including in the US, it remains a european diploma. So if you're planning on seeking a job in the US in the future, Cornell should give you more satisfaction, being one of the top 10 and allowing you to take the NY bar exam.

As to the question between Cornell and GWE, I can't really help. But the small LLM class (55) and the friendliness of staff and professors in Cornell have definitely seduced me.
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dudely

hey tom,
thanks for your opinion on LSE. really appreciate it. I would ve totally opted for cornell too but looks like sleepy heads right - they do take upto july to decide on wait- listed candidates. i just spoke to someone on their gradlaw dept and she told me that their LLM class is currently full and they will be reviewing us only when some ppl withdraw their application.... sounded strange specially since so many ppl on this forum have opted out of cornell. Anyway, waiting for so long just doesntmake sense no matter how good cornell is.
cheers!

hey tom,
thanks for your opinion on LSE. really appreciate it. I would ve totally opted for cornell too but looks like sleepy heads right - they do take upto july to decide on wait- listed candidates. i just spoke to someone on their gradlaw dept and she told me that their LLM class is currently full and they will be reviewing us only when some ppl withdraw their application.... sounded strange specially since so many ppl on this forum have opted out of cornell. Anyway, waiting for so long just doesntmake sense no matter how good cornell is.
cheers!
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Zelda

i just spoke to someone on their gradlaw dept and she told me that their LLM class is currently full and they will be reviewing us only when some ppl withdraw their application.... sounded strange specially since so many ppl on this forum have opted out of cornell.


It's just a guess, but it seems to me that some schools, and maybe Cornell is one of them, make offers of admission to more people that they actaually admit, because they know from experience over the years the percentage of the people who will reject the offer. I imagine it this way: Cornell's LLM program is about 60 people => they make an offer of admission to 100 people => 50 of those reject (not necessarily bc they have been admitted by a higher ranked school, maybe they received fin aid elsewhere, or are not able to go for an LLM for personal or fin reasons) => 10 places (for example) left for wait-list. These are not real numbers, I just try to imagine how things work.

<blockquote> i just spoke to someone on their gradlaw dept and she told me that their LLM class is currently full and they will be reviewing us only when some ppl withdraw their application.... sounded strange specially since so many ppl on this forum have opted out of cornell. </blockquote>

It's just a guess, but it seems to me that some schools, and maybe Cornell is one of them, make offers of admission to more people that they actaually admit, because they know from experience over the years the percentage of the people who will reject the offer. I imagine it this way: Cornell's LLM program is about 60 people => they make an offer of admission to 100 people => 50 of those reject (not necessarily bc they have been admitted by a higher ranked school, maybe they received fin aid elsewhere, or are not able to go for an LLM for personal or fin reasons) => 10 places (for example) left for wait-list. These are not real numbers, I just try to imagine how things work.
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I think I agree with what Zelda came up about how Cornell overgrants the offer. Also, I have heard some information that they would take up only a very slight number of wait-listed applicants despite the copious wait-lists they shed.

So, I am not gonna give myself high hope or anything. Let the luck decide and i'm not gonna even try to push it even though I really want to do LLM in the US which, for now, it's too much at stake.

I already confirmed the offer of LLM in International Economic Law at Warwick. With all the sources, Warwick is a dynamic and reputed school to go in. Anyhow, I'll still keep my eye on my waitlist in case things should turn my way...hahaha.

Yeah Dudely, it really sucks how the process would take and by the situation right now, I guess this could totally be even worse. Anyway, good luck on your waitlist.

Cheers,

I think I agree with what Zelda came up about how Cornell overgrants the offer. Also, I have heard some information that they would take up only a very slight number of wait-listed applicants despite the copious wait-lists they shed.

So, I am not gonna give myself high hope or anything. Let the luck decide and i'm not gonna even try to push it even though I really want to do LLM in the US which, for now, it's too much at stake.

I already confirmed the offer of LLM in International Economic Law at Warwick. With all the sources, Warwick is a dynamic and reputed school to go in. Anyhow, I'll still keep my eye on my waitlist in case things should turn my way...hahaha.

Yeah Dudely, it really sucks how the process would take and by the situation right now, I guess this could totally be even worse. Anyway, good luck on your waitlist.

Cheers,
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Looney

Please check this website address, and you will find an answer at the first question of interview.

http://organizations.lawschool.cornell.edu/llm/times/issue1/page5.pdf

Please check this website address, and you will find an answer at the first question of interview.

http://organizations.lawschool.cornell.edu/llm/times/issue1/page5.pdf

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tom_france

Hi everyone,
Most schools must do as Zelda says I guess. I personally think that not knowing is really worse than everything. So being waitlisted is maybe not a present... I wouldn't bother if I were you, especially if you were admitted by such great schools as Warwick and the LSE.
See you

Hi everyone,
Most schools must do as Zelda says I guess. I personally think that not knowing is really worse than everything. So being waitlisted is maybe not a present... I wouldn't bother if I were you, especially if you were admitted by such great schools as Warwick and the LSE.
See you
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