GPA Hovering Around 3.0

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Warren Harding
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GPA Hovering Around 3.0

Postby Warren Harding » Mon May 31, 2010 7:45 pm

How important is it for my GPA to fall above the 3.0 line as a URM with a high LSAT aiming for the top 10? Is 3.0-ish already too low for CCN? Will my GPA kill my chances despite at high LSAT?
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Re: GPA Hovering Around 3.0

Postby romothesavior » Mon May 31, 2010 7:51 pm

3.0+ may not actually be much higher than a high 2.something, but it sure sounds and looks a lot better. Get it over if you can.

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Re: GPA Hovering Around 3.0

Postby bk1 » Mon May 31, 2010 7:52 pm

How high an LSAT?

I would say if you can get your GPA above a 3.0 there is no reason not to try and do it.

I would say it is possible to get CCN with 3.0/175+ as a URM but there are so few instances of this that I don't know if some sort of prediction can be easily drawn.

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Re: GPA Hovering Around 3.0

Postby doyleoil » Mon May 31, 2010 7:54 pm

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looks like 3.14 was the lowest gpa in this year's 1L class

can't speak for the other c and n

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Re: GPA Hovering Around 3.0

Postby jeremydc » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:19 pm

I will be at around the same GPA. I am aiming for low 170s for the Feb test

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Re: GPA Hovering Around 3.0

Postby IAMGenius » Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:01 pm

I am right there with a 3.29(3.19 LSAC) I am hoping to get a low 170's but I am feeling like I will fall between 165-170 range. Any chance of getting into NYU or UChicago. I am also a URM with a little work experience.

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Re: GPA Hovering Around 3.0

Postby Kohinoor » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:34 pm

IAMGenius wrote:I am right there with a 3.29(3.19 LSAC) I am hoping to get a low 170's but I am feeling like I will fall between 165-170 range. Any chance of getting into NYU or UChicago. I am also a URM with a little work experience.

3.19 =/= 3.0. Get lost you high-achiever.

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Re: GPA Hovering Around 3.0

Postby Warren Harding » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:22 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
IAMGenius wrote:I am right there with a 3.29(3.19 LSAC) I am hoping to get a low 170's but I am feeling like I will fall between 165-170 range. Any chance of getting into NYU or UChicago. I am also a URM with a little work experience.

3.19 =/= 3.0. Get lost you high-achiever.



Yeah, a 3.2 would make me worlds more comfortable than I am. Are there really so few URMs like this?

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Re: GPA Hovering Around 3.0

Postby xyzzzzzzzz » Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:39 am

Warren Harding wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
IAMGenius wrote:I am right there with a 3.29(3.19 LSAC) I am hoping to get a low 170's but I am feeling like I will fall between 165-170 range. Any chance of getting into NYU or UChicago. I am also a URM with a little work experience.

3.19 =/= 3.0. Get lost you high-achiever.



Yeah, a 3.2 would make me worlds more comfortable than I am. Are there really so few URMs like this?


well they don't seem to be on lsn.

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Re: GPA Hovering Around 3.0

Postby Warren Harding » Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:43 pm

xyzzzzzzzz wrote:
Warren Harding wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
IAMGenius wrote:I am right there with a 3.29(3.19 LSAC) I am hoping to get a low 170's but I am feeling like I will fall between 165-170 range. Any chance of getting into NYU or UChicago. I am also a URM with a little work experience.

3.19 =/= 3.0. Get lost you high-achiever.



Yeah, a 3.2 would make me worlds more comfortable than I am. Are there really so few URMs like this?


well they don't seem to be on lsn.


is that a bad thing? good thing? mean nothing?

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Re: GPA Hovering Around 3.0

Postby bk1 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:31 pm

Warren Harding wrote:is that a bad thing? good thing? mean nothing?


I think xyz's point was that the only real record we might have of them is LSN and since they are not on there it makes them unlikely, though does not rule them out entirely.

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Re: GPA Hovering Around 3.0

Postby Flustercluck » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:40 pm

For a frame of reference, I'm a sub 3.0 URM with a 168 and decent WE, and my highest placements were waitlists at Illinois, Notre Dame, and Minnesota. I was rejected from Duke, Cornell, and UCLA, but then again I did apply right at the deadline for most of them...

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Re: GPA Hovering Around 3.0

Postby xyzzzzzzzz » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:13 pm

bk1 wrote:
Warren Harding wrote:is that a bad thing? good thing? mean nothing?


I think xyz's point was that the only real record we might have of them is LSN and since they are not on there it makes them unlikely, though does not rule them out entirely.


yep exactly.




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