180 LSAT

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nystateofmind
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180 LSAT

Postby nystateofmind » Mon May 31, 2010 9:06 pm

I'm a URM so I was wondering,
will a perfect score of 180 and an okay GPA (3.0 - 3.4 range)
get me into nearly every law school sans Yale?
Specifically Harvard, Columbia, and NYU.

BTW: I don't have a perfect score but I have two years to get ready for this test so I think I can get close at least.

Also if anyone has the answer to this I'm curious, how many URM make scores over 170, 175?
Just trying to size up the competition lol.

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Re: 180 LSAT

Postby rv11 » Mon May 31, 2010 9:09 pm

nystateofmind wrote:I'm a URM so I was wondering,
will a perfect score of 180 and an okay GPA (3.0 - 3.4 range)
get me into nearly every law school sans Yale?
Specifically Harvard, Columbia, and NYU.

BTW: I don't have a perfect score but I have two years to get ready for this test so I think I can get close at least.

Also if anyone has the answer to this I'm curious, how many URM make scores over 170, 175?
Just trying to size up the competition lol.


Have you ever even seen an actual LSAT? Expecting to get 180 (or "close at least") is ambitious, but there's a reason only 99.99% of people score that high.

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Re: 180 LSAT

Postby bk1 » Mon May 31, 2010 9:10 pm

Don't double post. Mods frown on that.

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Re: 180 LSAT

Postby Warren Harding » Mon May 31, 2010 9:46 pm

nystateofmind wrote:
Also if anyone has the answer to this I'm curious, how many URM make scores over 170, 175?
Just trying to size up the competition lol.



I'm also curious about this.

Where do high LSAT low GPA URMs end up?

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Re: 180 LSAT

Postby bk1 » Mon May 31, 2010 9:48 pm

Warren Harding wrote:
nystateofmind wrote:
Also if anyone has the answer to this I'm curious, how many URM make scores over 170, 175?
Just trying to size up the competition lol.



I'm also curious about this.

Where do high LSAT low GPA URMs end up?


According to LSN, it seems like they end up similarly to non-URM extreme-splitters. I see a lot of Harvard WL's for them and often they go to MVP (mostly MV) and some Northwestern.

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Re: 180 LSAT

Postby am060459 » Mon May 31, 2010 9:59 pm

nystateofmind wrote:BTW: I don't have a perfect score but I have two years to get ready for this test so I think I can get close at least.


have you taken a practice yet?

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nystateofmind
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Re: 180 LSAT

Postby nystateofmind » Mon May 31, 2010 10:40 pm

Yes I have. I took one without studying since that seems to be what alot of people do to gauge their weaknesses.
My school offered a free practice LSAT exam and I received a 166.

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Re: 180 LSAT

Postby rundoxierun » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:28 am

nystateofmind wrote:I'm a URM so I was wondering,
will a perfect score of 180 and an okay GPA (3.0 - 3.4 range)
get me into nearly every law school sans Yale?
Specifically Harvard, Columbia, and NYU.

BTW: I don't have a perfect score but I have two years to get ready for this test so I think I can get close at least.

Also if anyone has the answer to this I'm curious, how many URM make scores over 170, 175?
Just trying to size up the competition lol.


Not quite that low but I have a 3.6-3.7 with a 175+ LSAT and Ive been told by people in admissions that I should be pretty confident about schools not named Yale.. with a 3.0-3.4 and 175+ Im thinking NYU at the very least

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Re: 180 LSAT

Postby c0rpusdelicti » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:49 am

I applied to 7 schools, including Harvard, Columbia, and NYU as a high LSAT, low GPA URM splitter and got into every school but one (which, incidentally, was my super-safety). My numbers are in my profile.

The world is yours, bro.

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Re: 180 LSAT

Postby casper13 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:05 pm

rv11 wrote:
Have you ever even seen an actual LSAT? Expecting to get 180 (or "close at least") is ambitious, but there's a reason only 99.99% of people score that high.


Wouldnt it be .01% score that high cause im sure if 99.99% of the people score that high then there would be a huge saturation pf 180's.

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Re: 180 LSAT

Postby Dead Ringer » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:17 pm

At 166 is a high diagnostic and you will be able to get in to the 170s. A 180 is a different matter.

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Re: 180 LSAT

Postby rv11 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:28 pm

casper13 wrote:
rv11 wrote:
Have you ever even seen an actual LSAT? Expecting to get 180 (or "close at least") is ambitious, but there's a reason only 99.99% of people score that high.


Wouldnt it be .01% score that high cause im sure if 99.99% of the people score that high then there would be a huge saturation pf 180's.


haha yes, thanks for correcting me.

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Re: 180 LSAT

Postby CryingMonkey » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:46 pm

I had the same question - but I ultimately decided I'm taking the test on Monday, so I might as well wait until I have a score to start freaking out about it. I figure the 3.3 puts me out of the running for YLS, but a 180 would be pretty nice for other t14 schools. 4 of 12 of my PTs have been 180s, so fingers crossed I can show up on test day!

Although with my luck I'm probably looking at a 160 or something.

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Re: 180 LSAT

Postby pearla » Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:21 pm

This made me smile... Congrats again CryingMonkey :wink:
CryingMonkey wrote:I had the same question - but I ultimately decided I'm taking the test on Monday, so I might as well wait until I have a score to start freaking out about it. I figure the 3.3 puts me out of the running for YLS, but a 180 would be pretty nice for other t14 schools. 4 of 12 of my PTs have been 180s, so fingers crossed I can show up on test day!

Although with my luck I'm probably looking at a 160 or something.

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Re: 180 LSAT

Postby Nova » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:39 pm

nystateofmind wrote:
Also if anyone has the answer to this I'm curious, how many URM make scores over 170, 175?
Just trying to size up the competition lol.


You are competing with everyone, not just URMs.

About 30 MAs score above 170

About 150 AAs score above 170

This thread allows you to calculate your percentile by ethnicity:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=183144




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