puerto rican with 3.3 gpa. what LSAT do i need to crack T14

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puerto rican with 3.3 gpa. what LSAT do i need to crack T14

Postby mdeleon4 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:17 pm

im really curious. im getting ready to prep for the LSAT. obviously i want the highest scores possible but i am curious. what have yall seen?

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Re: puerto rican with 3.3 gpa. what LSAT do i need to crack T14

Postby chicoalto0649 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:21 pm

168+ w an awesome personal statement and (or) diversity statement

Sorry bro, Mex-American here with a 163 and exact same gpa and I was dinged at UVA,Michigan, Penn,Gtown and waitlisted at duke (soft reject). Didnt even bother to apply to the top 6. Hispanics just don't get the same bump as AA. I did apply in early January which may have been my problem, but i doubt it.

And don't have a target score unless it is a 180! Try to do as well as you possibly can and see what happens.

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Re: puerto rican with 3.3 gpa. what LSAT do i need to crack T14

Postby Solerpower » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:32 pm

chicoalto0649 wrote:168+ w an awesome personal statement and (or) diversity statement

Sorry bro, Mex-American here with a 163 and exact same gpa and I was dinged at UVA,Michigan, Penn,Gtown and waitlisted at duke (soft reject). Didnt even bother to apply to the top 6. Hispanics just don't get the same bump as AA. I did apply in early January which may have been my problem, but i doubt it.

And don't have a target score unless it is a 180! Try to do as well as you possibly can and see what happens.


The reason you got dinged was because of a 3.3/163, not because of the large gap between hispanics and AA's.

A 165 will give you a good chance at Gtown and Cornell and an outsider's shot at MPVD (slightly less than 50%).

Better than 165 will get you in the T14.

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Re: puerto rican with 3.3 gpa. what LSAT do i need to crack T14

Postby chicoalto0649 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:34 pm

Solerpower wrote:
chicoalto0649 wrote:168+ w an awesome personal statement and (or) diversity statement

Sorry bro, Mex-American here with a 163 and exact same gpa and I was dinged at UVA,Michigan, Penn,Gtown and waitlisted at duke (soft reject). Didnt even bother to apply to the top 6. Hispanics just don't get the same bump as AA. I did apply in early January which may have been my problem, but i doubt it.

And don't have a target score unless it is a 180! Try to do as well as you possibly can and see what happens.


The reason you got dinged was because of a 3.3/163, not because of the large gap between hispanics and AA's.

A 165 will give you a good chance at Gtown and Cornell and an outsider's shot at MPVD (slightly less than 50%).

Better than 165 will get you in the T14.


2 points made that big a difference?

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Re: puerto rican with 3.3 gpa. what LSAT do i need to crack T14

Postby Solerpower » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:37 pm

Yes.

Plus he asked T14, not Penn, Michigan and UVA.

Cornell and Gtown are possible with a 165+

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Re: puerto rican with 3.3 gpa. what LSAT do i need to crack T14

Postby pinkzeppelin » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:03 pm

chicoalto0649 wrote:
Solerpower wrote:
chicoalto0649 wrote:168+ w an awesome personal statement and (or) diversity statement

Sorry bro, Mex-American here with a 163 and exact same gpa and I was dinged at UVA,Michigan, Penn,Gtown and waitlisted at duke (soft reject). Didnt even bother to apply to the top 6. Hispanics just don't get the same bump as AA. I did apply in early January which may have been my problem, but i doubt it.

And don't have a target score unless it is a 180! Try to do as well as you possibly can and see what happens.


The reason you got dinged was because of a 3.3/163, not because of the large gap between hispanics and AA's.

A 165 will give you a good chance at Gtown and Cornell and an outsider's shot at MPVD (slightly less than 50%).

Better than 165 will get you in the T14.


2 points made that big a difference?


+puerto rican's get a bigger boost than mexicans. (They are even less represented)

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Re: puerto rican with 3.3 gpa. what LSAT do i need to crack T14

Postby erniesto » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:08 pm

Get a 164 and you'll at least get some banging scholarship money from some decent regional schools. I speak from experience.

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Re: puerto rican with 3.3 gpa. what LSAT do i need to crack T14

Postby jl2032 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:27 pm

I got into Penn as a non-URM hispanic with that gpa and a 172. I think as a Puerto Rican, a 165 will get you into a lot of schools, even into Penn. Shoot for 180.

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Re: puerto rican with 3.3 gpa. what LSAT do i need to crack T14

Postby mdeleon4 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:05 pm

i appreciate all the help. i took the LSAT in February and got a 152 and I know NYU and Columbia average the lsat scores so i feel like those have become unreachable. what do you all think about Chicago?
Do you think 165 could make Chicago doable? What about that score with applying early decision?

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Re: puerto rican with 3.3 gpa. what LSAT do i need to crack T14

Postby Rand M. » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:44 pm

pinkzeppelin wrote:
chicoalto0649 wrote:
Solerpower wrote:
chicoalto0649 wrote:168+ w an awesome personal statement and (or) diversity statement

Sorry bro, Mex-American here with a 163 and exact same gpa and I was dinged at UVA,Michigan, Penn,Gtown and waitlisted at duke (soft reject). Didnt even bother to apply to the top 6. Hispanics just don't get the same bump as AA. I did apply in early January which may have been my problem, but i doubt it.

And don't have a target score unless it is a 180! Try to do as well as you possibly can and see what happens.


The reason you got dinged was because of a 3.3/163, not because of the large gap between hispanics and AA's.

A 165 will give you a good chance at Gtown and Cornell and an outsider's shot at MPVD (slightly less than 50%).

Better than 165 will get you in the T14.


2 points made that big a difference?


+puerto rican's get a bigger boost than mexicans. (They are even less represented)


I think this is largely dependent upon region. In New York, for instance, I doubt that Puerto Ricans get a larger boost than Mexicans. There really doesn't seem to be a whole lot of science to this stuff.

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Re: puerto rican with 3.3 gpa. what LSAT do i need to crack T14

Postby Solerpower » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:48 pm

mdeleon4 wrote:i appreciate all the help. i took the LSAT in February and got a 152 and I know NYU and Columbia average the lsat scores so i feel like those have become unreachable. what do you all think about Chicago?
Do you think 165 could make Chicago doable? What about that score with applying early decision?


The simple answer to this is no, a 165 will not get you into Chicago, especially considering you got a 152 on your first try (it will be looked at negatively, regardless if the school averages or takes the highest).

You need a 168+ for T10, a 165 will get you Cornell and Gtown, with an outsider's shot at Penn/UVA.

Shoot high bud!

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Re: puerto rican with 3.3 gpa. what LSAT do i need to crack T14

Postby Rand M. » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:05 pm

Solerpower wrote:
mdeleon4 wrote:i appreciate all the help. i took the LSAT in February and got a 152 and I know NYU and Columbia average the lsat scores so i feel like those have become unreachable. what do you all think about Chicago?
Do you think 165 could make Chicago doable? What about that score with applying early decision?


The simple answer to this is no, a 165 will not get you into Chicago, especially considering you got a 152 on your first try (it will be looked at negatively, regardless if the school averages or takes the highest).

You need a 168+ for T10, a 165 will get you Cornell and Gtown, with an outsider's shot at Penn/UVA.

Shoot high bud!


This is probably pretty accurate. Any past scores will probably be held against you to some extent (as ugly/unfair as that may be). I think you're gonna need to push it as close to 170 as possible to have T6 chances. HYSCCN might be tough nuts to crack in the mid-160s.

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Re: puerto rican with 3.3 gpa. what LSAT do i need to crack T14

Postby Solerpower » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:09 pm

Rand M. wrote:
Solerpower wrote:
mdeleon4 wrote:i appreciate all the help. i took the LSAT in February and got a 152 and I know NYU and Columbia average the lsat scores so i feel like those have become unreachable. what do you all think about Chicago?
Do you think 165 could make Chicago doable? What about that score with applying early decision?


The simple answer to this is no, a 165 will not get you into Chicago, especially considering you got a 152 on your first try (it will be looked at negatively, regardless if the school averages or takes the highest).

You need a 168+ for T10, a 165 will get you Cornell and Gtown, with an outsider's shot at Penn/UVA.

Shoot high bud!


This is probably pretty accurate. Any past scores will probably be held against you to some extent (as ugly/unfair as that may be). I think you're gonna need to push it as close to 170 as possible to have T6 chances. HYSCCN might be tough nuts to crack in the mid-160s.


HYS are impossible to crack with a 3.3 and any 160 score.

CCN are possible with a 168/169, but I would put it a 50%.

MVPD are possible with better than 165, but the higher the better (obviously)

Cornell and Gtown are your best bets.... unfortunately.

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Re: puerto rican with 3.3 gpa. what LSAT do i need to crack T14

Postby missvik218 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:10 pm

jl2032 wrote:I got into Penn as a non-URM hispanic with that gpa and a 172. I think as a Puerto Rican, a 165 will get you into a lot of schools, even into Penn. Shoot for 180.

TITCR.

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Re: puerto rican with 3.3 gpa. what LSAT do i need to crack T14

Postby Rand M. » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:14 pm

Solerpower wrote:unfortunately.

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Re: puerto rican with 3.3 gpa. what LSAT do i need to crack T14

Postby Rand M. » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:14 pm

missvik218 wrote:
jl2032 wrote:I got into Penn as a non-URM hispanic with that gpa and a 172. I think as a Puerto Rican, a 165 will get you into a lot of schools, even into Penn. Shoot for 180.

TITCR.


+a whole bunch...the sky is the limit.

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Re: puerto rican with 3.3 gpa. what LSAT do i need to crack T14

Postby mdeleon4 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:18 pm

This really has been a great help. i better just go get a 180 now lol.




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