3.51 and a 170 USC UCLA chances?

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3.51 and a 170 USC UCLA chances?

Postby PAR12 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:15 pm

The 170 is a retake after a poor 161. I have also studied abroad twice. However I received a MIP my first semester freshman year.

Do I have a chance at USC or UCLA? I am also applying to Loyola...

Any feedback would be appreciated...

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Re: 3.51 and a 170 USC UCLA chances?

Postby beachbum » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:17 pm

God I hope so. I'm 170/3.4 and I'll be applying to both schools.

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Re: 3.51 and a 170 USC UCLA chances?

Postby johnnyutah » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:27 pm

In state or out of state?

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Re: 3.51 and a 170 USC UCLA chances?

Postby PAR12 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:28 pm

In state...Will that make a difference?

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Re: 3.51 and a 170 USC UCLA chances?

Postby johnnyutah » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:30 pm

Yep. You should be fine if you're in state.

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Re: 3.51 and a 170 USC UCLA chances?

Postby vespertiliovir » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:33 pm

In at both

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Re: 3.51 and a 170 USC UCLA chances?

Postby goldeneagle » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:34 pm

in and in

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Re: 3.51 and a 170 USC UCLA chances?

Postby PAR12 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:36 pm

That is great news if it comes true. Should I make one an ED? Also should I write separate personal statements?

Thanks for the replys

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Re: 3.51 and a 170 USC UCLA chances?

Postby vespertiliovir » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:37 pm

Don't waste your ED, you're almost sure to get in -- use it somewhere ranked higher that you're also interested in, or just don't bother with it.

The PS thing is up to you. Certainly not necessary though.

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Re: 3.51 and a 170 USC UCLA chances?

Postby PAR12 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:41 pm

How high do you think I can reach? I would like to stay in CA or go to NY or Mass...

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Re: 3.51 and a 170 USC UCLA chances?

Postby bk1 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:44 pm

PAR12 wrote:How high do you think I can reach? I would like to stay in CA or go to NY or Mass...


MVP are possibilities, maybe NYU with ED.

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Re: 3.51 and a 170 USC UCLA chances?

Postby vespertiliovir » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:49 pm

You could almost definitely get Cornell, and one of MVP might be interested. Don't think you can get much higher than that.

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Re: 3.51 and a 170 USC UCLA chances?

Postby sanetruth » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:50 pm

johnnyutah wrote:Yep. You should be fine if you're in state.


wrong. CA schools have been giving preference to out-of-staters because they desperately need the higher tuition fees for one year.

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Re: 3.51 and a 170 USC UCLA chances?

Postby PAR12 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:51 pm

I'm sorry but what does MVP stand for?

Thanks again.

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Re: 3.51 and a 170 USC UCLA chances?

Postby PAR12 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:53 pm

Oh...Michigan, Virginia, Penn....

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Re: 3.51 and a 170 USC UCLA chances?

Postby vespertiliovir » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:54 pm

sanetruth wrote:
johnnyutah wrote:Yep. You should be fine if you're in state.


wrong. CA schools have been giving preference to out-of-staters because they desperately need the higher tuition fees for one year.

Doesn't matter -- OPs numbers are good enough, regardless.

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Re: 3.51 and a 170 USC UCLA chances?

Postby beachbum » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:01 pm

vespertiliovir wrote:
sanetruth wrote:
johnnyutah wrote:Yep. You should be fine if you're in state.


wrong. CA schools have been giving preference to out-of-staters because they desperately need the higher tuition fees for one year.

Doesn't matter -- OPs numbers are good enough, regardless.


Yup. There's debate about which applicants are favored by UCLA, but (at the very least) we know that they don't favor CA residents. Also, they take your highest LSAT score- so don't worry about the retake.

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Re: 3.51 and a 170 USC UCLA chances?

Postby PAR12 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:10 pm

Also, would it make a difference either way if I apply for the joint JD/ Masters program?

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Re: 3.51 and a 170 USC UCLA chances?

Postby johnnyutah » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:24 pm

sanetruth wrote:
johnnyutah wrote:Yep. You should be fine if you're in state.


wrong. CA schools have been giving preference to out-of-staters because they desperately need the higher tuition fees for one year.

Damn. I was rejected from UCLA in 2008 with a 3.4/171, and I figured it was cause I was out of state. Nevermind, then.

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Re: 3.51 and a 170 USC UCLA chances?

Postby Informative » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:11 pm

Shoot for Berkey. You should be fine at usc/ucla.

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Re: 3.51 and a 170 USC UCLA chances?

Postby lt0826 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:29 am

My advice having had similar stats last cycle is apply EARLY. I was waitlisted a ton of places at schools both higher and lower ranked and I applied mid-late January.




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