What schools should I be looking into?

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What schools should I be looking into?

Postby thedude221 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:01 pm

I just got a 169 on the LSAT and expect to have a gpa between 3.95-3.97 following Summer Semester. I attend Georgia State University and am majoring in political science and sociology. What schools can I realistically get into? Where should I direct my focus? How much grant money can I get if I look to more T-30 schools rather than T-14? Also, can I get gainful employment if I were to not go to a T-14 school? I'm sure there are a lot of posts like this but I'd appreciate any incite I can get.

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Re: What schools should I be looking into?

Postby blsingindisguise » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:02 pm

Retake, boost LSAT score by a few points and enjoy Harvard, Yale or Stanford.

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Re: What schools should I be looking into?

Postby Hey-O » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:04 pm

With worse numbers I got into Duke, Michigan, Penn, and was WL at NYU and Stanford.

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Re: What schools should I be looking into?

Postby thedude221 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:06 pm

With worse numbers I got into Duke, Michigan, Penn, and was WL at NYU and Stanford.




No shit?

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Re: What schools should I be looking into?

Postby blsingindisguise » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:07 pm

Recently though? Standards have gotten tougher.

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Re: What schools should I be looking into?

Postby Hey-O » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:13 pm

blsingindisguise wrote:Recently though? Standards have gotten tougher.


This cycle. My numbers weren't much worse. Also, I'm pretty sure one of my profs wrote an amazing LOR.

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Re: What schools should I be looking into?

Postby thedude221 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:11 pm

With worse numbers I got into Duke, Michigan, Penn, and was WL at NYU and Stanford.


What kind of scholarships were you offered?

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Re: What schools should I be looking into?

Postby Teoeo » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:13 pm

If you want money, GW's ED (full ride) would almost certainly take you.

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Re: What schools should I be looking into?

Postby scribelaw » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:18 pm

Teoeo wrote:If you want money, GW's ED (full ride) would almost certainly take you.


I wouldn't bind to GW. You have a strong chance to get money from the T-14.

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Re: What schools should I be looking into?

Postby Teoeo » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:18 pm

scribelaw wrote:
Teoeo wrote:If you want money, GW's ED (full ride) would almost certainly take you.


I wouldn't bind to GW. You have a strong chance to get money from the T-14.


I totally agree, I was just saying that for someone who is debt adverse this is an option to consider (especially if you are interested in IP)

edit: although the OP is obviously not a TECH guy so the IP is out (unless he loves copyright!)

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Re: What schools should I be looking into?

Postby thalassocrat » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:51 pm

I have almost identical numbers and was in at UVA ($30k), Duke ($45k + $3k dual degree stipend), Michigan ($45k), and Georgetown (withdrew before FA). All numbers are over three years except that stipend at Duke. I'm not sure how it would've worked since I withdrew there. I was WLed at Penn, Chicago, & Columbia and rejected at Berkeley. I can't really help you with the T30 schools. Only applied to one school below the T14, William & Mary, and I withdrew before a decision because I'd already heard from a couple of the schools above.

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Re: What schools should I be looking into?

Postby Informative » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:54 pm

T5-14 + GW, BC, ND, UCLA/USC

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Re: What schools should I be looking into?

Postby Grizz » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:28 pm

Informative wrote:T5-14 + GW, BC, ND, UCLA/USC


Texas? Vanderbilt? Are you picking these schools at random? You've made some asinine posts today.

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Re: What schools should I be looking into?

Postby Hey-O » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:41 pm

thalassocrat wrote:I have almost identical numbers and was in at UVA ($30k), Duke ($45k + $3k dual degree stipend), Michigan ($45k), and Georgetown (withdrew before FA). All numbers are over three years except that stipend at Duke. I'm not sure how it would've worked since I withdrew there. I was WLed at Penn, Chicago, & Columbia and rejected at Berkeley. I can't really help you with the T30 schools. Only applied to one school below the T14, William & Mary, and I withdrew before a decision because I'd already heard from a couple of the schools above.


These scholly $$ are similar to what I got, so probably a good indication of what you're likely to get.




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