Hispanic, high LSAT, lower GPA

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colorando
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Hispanic, high LSAT, lower GPA

Postby colorando » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:56 pm

So I'm wondering if anyone has applied/plans to apply/knows about this situation

I'm applying as an "other hispanic" and I plan to apply with a 170+ LSAT, but a 3.3 GPA. I've heard that traditionally URM(ish) candidates are treated with an LSAT boost, and based on my reading on here hispanics can expect some sort of boost. What about candidates like myself?

I guess I'm curious as to the claim offered here : http://www.deloggio.com/diversty/hispanic.html

"2011 Update: as schools fight for higher LSAT scores to bolster their USNews ranking, Hispanics with high LSAT scores may be favored over more disadvantaged groups such as Puerto ricans and Chicanos. However, as I discuss in the section on Foreign Students, this advantage may be offset by the disadvantage of a "No GPA" report if your bachelor's degree came from a school outside the U.S."

Thoughts?

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helloperson
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Re: Hispanic, high LSAT, lower GPA

Postby helloperson » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:46 pm

i thought conventional wisdom was that hispanics generally are *not* URMs.

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Re: Hispanic, high LSAT, lower GPA

Postby serdog » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:42 am

helloperson wrote:i thought conventional wisdom was that hispanics generally are *not* URMs.

other hispanic seem to get a boost but it depends on schools and seems to be random

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Re: Hispanic, high LSAT, lower GPA

Postby dr123 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:08 am

Have you gotten a 170+ yet? Or are you just "planning" to

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csalguero10
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Re: Hispanic, high LSAT, lower GPA

Postby csalguero10 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:34 am

I was going to apply this cycle but decided to wait until next year so I can ED to some schools but I think the situation is looking pretty grim.

I'm also a URM(mexican) with extreme splitter stats 179/2.81 and have absolutely no idea what schools would accept me. I plan on blanketing the T-14 outside of HYS, with ED to NU because I will have 2 years W/E at that point.

Edit: NYU is my dream school but I have no illusions about getting in :(

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Re: Hispanic, high LSAT, lower GPA

Postby serdog » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:34 pm

csalguero10 wrote:I was going to apply this cycle but decided to wait until next year so I can ED to some schools but I think the situation is looking pretty grim.

I'm also a URM(mexican) with extreme splitter stats 179/2.81 and have absolutely no idea what schools would accept me. I plan on blanketing the T-14 outside of HYS, with ED to NU because I will have 2 years W/E at that point.

Edit: NYU is my dream school but I have no illusions about getting in :(

Maybe think of ED to NYU if its your dream school




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