3.45 and 161 Chances and Options

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J. Galt
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3.45 and 161 Chances and Options

Postby J. Galt » Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:48 pm

Some schools I am considering:

Indiana-Bloomington
UNC-Chapel Hill
UT-Knoxville
George Mason
Florida
Alabama
Wake Forest

What are my chances here, and where else should I consider? These schools are based mostly on location and median numbers. I am most concerned about employment rate, salaries, and debt, but I want to keep an open mind for now. I do live in TN in case that makes any difference.

Thanks for any input.

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Re: 3.45 and 161 Chances and Options

Postby bk1 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:53 pm

J. Galt wrote:I am most concerned about employment rate, salaries, and debt.


You've taken the LSAT only twice, right? Retake it again, wait till next cycle.

J. Galt
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Re: 3.45 and 161 Chances and Options

Postby J. Galt » Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:59 pm

Unfortunately three times now... I always PTed in the low 170s, but things have repeatedly gone poorly on test day. It is what it is at this point.

Other useful info: I'm not URM. I do come from a poor family, worked nearly full-time all through school, my mother died 18 months ago, and my dad is in prison. I plan on having one hell of a personal statement. I am unsure as to whether or not this will make much difference though.

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Re: 3.45 and 161 Chances and Options

Postby bk1 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:06 pm

General advice is to look at those schools' graphs on LSN and see how your numbers stack up.

Also I would say with those numbers I'd probably go to school for as cheap as possible, either one of those schools if it's cheap (i.e. UNC) or a worse school with a large scholarship if you can get stipulations removed.




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