What are my chances?

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sagirl27
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What are my chances?

Postby sagirl27 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:58 am

Hi Everyone it seems as though everyone asks...but I am having a tough time deciding 'reach schools'

I got a 161 (with a note from LSAC saying that I had poor testing conditions) and my GPA is a 3.75. Should I be considering top ten schools like NYU and Columbia? I would love to know my chances at those schools. I also have an interesting background, I am an immigrant from South Africa and I was born in Lesotho (but that's besides the point :lol:

Thanks again guys!

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D. H2Oman
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Re: What are my chances?

Postby D. H2Oman » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:59 am

Does your skin have a lot of melanin or not so much??

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby sagirl27 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:08 am

I am Black :)

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D. H2Oman
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Re: What are my chances?

Postby D. H2Oman » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:12 am

sagirl27 wrote:I am Black :)



WIN!

Apply everywhere. Tough to predict you, but I think you'll probably will end up somewhere between 5-15.

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby Fresh » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:21 am

D. H2Oman wrote:Does your skin have a lot of melanin or not so much??


Lmao...

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby Sh@keNb@ke » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:03 pm

I'd say with your numbers you should ED to one of either NYU/Columbia.

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby sagirl27 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:35 pm

Does being an African American Female make a difference or not at all?

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby john titor » Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:37 pm

it makes a huge difference! enjoy your AA bump. apply to CCN on down the t14.

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby sagirl27 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:43 pm

Whats CCN? Oh wow I never realized that it made a difference. Thank you :)

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby EbonyEsq » Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:52 pm

sagirl27 wrote:Whats CCN? Oh wow I never realized that it made a difference. Thank you :)


CCN: Columbia, Cornell, Northwestern.


And yes, being part of the African diaspora makes a considerable difference in your chances of being admitted. :D

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby Knock » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:43 pm

Legomyeggos wrote:
EbonyEsq wrote:
sagirl27 wrote:Whats CCN? Oh wow I never realized that it made a difference. Thank you :)


CCN: Columbia, Cornell, Northwestern.


And yes, being part of the African diaspora makes a considerable difference in your chances of being admitted. :D


Bruh...if you gonna give advice make sure it's sound...CCN= Columbia, U of Chicago, New York University


I have a feeling you were a little bit confused before this :P

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby EbonyEsq » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:58 pm

Legomyeggos wrote:
EbonyEsq wrote:
sagirl27 wrote:Whats CCN? Oh wow I never realized that it made a difference. Thank you :)


CCN: Columbia, Cornell, Northwestern.


And yes, being part of the African diaspora makes a considerable difference in your chances of being admitted. :D


Bruh...if you gonna give advice make sure it's sound...CCN= Columbia, U of Chicago, New York University


1. I'm not a "bruh".

2. Thanks for the clarification.

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby sagirl27 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:53 pm

So many questions and thanks for the help everyone..

1. Will going ED really help my chances?
2. Do ED students have lower financial aid packages because of they are already committed?
3. Finally, in reference to the above....why do they like Black women a lot (I guess I thought that AA Men were more of a hot commodity) and why do they like African Diaspora?

If anyone can answer these questions...I would be unbelievably grateful! :)

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby bk1 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:01 pm

1. Yes, but it isn't always that significant.
2. Yes, ED applicants get little to no aid. If schollies are important to you over getting into the tippy top school you can, then don't ED.
3. I think AA male may get a bit more but it is a similarly huge boost for AA female.

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby EbonyEsq » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:38 pm

sagirl27 wrote:Hi Everyone it seems as though everyone asks...but I am having a tough time deciding 'reach schools'

I got a 161 (with a note from LSAC saying that I had poor testing conditions) and my GPA is a 3.75. Should I be considering top ten schools like NYU and Columbia? I would love to know my chances at those schools. I also have an interesting background, I am an immigrant from South Africa and I was born in Lesotho (but that's besides the point :lol:

Thanks again guys!


Don't forget to add Harvard, Stanford and Yale to your list. I think you're definitely in at NYU and Columbia.

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby EbonyEsq » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:38 pm

bk1 wrote:1. Yes, but it isn't always that significant.
2. Yes, ED applicants get little to no aid. If schollies are important to you over getting into the tippy top school you can, then don't ED.
3. I think AA male may get a bit more but it is a similarly huge boost for AA female.


+1

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby sophia.olive » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:42 pm

EbonyEsq wrote:
sagirl27 wrote:Hi Everyone it seems as though everyone asks...but I am having a tough time deciding 'reach schools'

I got a 161 (with a note from LSAC saying that I had poor testing conditions) and my GPA is a 3.75. Should I be considering top ten schools like NYU and Columbia? I would love to know my chances at those schools. I also have an interesting background, I am an immigrant from South Africa and I was born in Lesotho (but that's besides the point :lol:

Thanks again guys!


Don't forget to add Harvard, Stanford and Yale to your list. I think you're definitely in at NYU and Columbia.


I think "definitely" may be a strong word but you have a good shot.

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby creatinganalt » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:44 pm

This is crazy - just retake and go to Harvard.

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby senunit » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:49 pm

EbonyEsq wrote:
sagirl27 wrote:Whats CCN? Oh wow I never realized that it made a difference. Thank you :)


CCN: Columbia, Cornell, Northwestern.


And yes, being part of the African diaspora makes a considerable difference in your chances of being admitted. :D



LOL :lol:

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby sagirl27 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:44 am

Thanks guys for all your help! I got into Duke two weeks ago and still hoping and praying for Columbia and NYU, but its wonderful to know that I am going to law school!

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby LAWLAW09 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:32 pm

Congrats!!

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby dissonance1848 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:43 pm

Hold on, OP is black from Africa, does that really mean a URM boost? Remember, unless one is Mexican or Puerto Rican, there is no "Hispanic" boost for law schools (or at least usable one), unlike UG. OP should check up on it.




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