clarion wrote:Syme wrote:Yaaaas2013 wrote:Syme wrote:Cuban American checking in. Cycle is nearly complete with my KB2 yesterday. Full list is in the profile. Congrats to everyone else.
Disclaimer: I know I'm not technically a URM. But it is foolish to think that being Cuban didn't have some impact on my cycle. I checked here first when I found TLS, and I'm sure it is the same for many other Cubans lurking on this forum. Leaving this for them.
Congrats to all!
Profiles like this really surprise me. This guy has seemingly auto-admit numbers. When did you go complete? It seems like it took Harvard awhile to accept Syme (assuming that Syme applied in the fall). This also makes me wonder if a good gpa from a top private > a good gpa from a large state > good gpa everywhere else.
I submitted on 1/18.
I know my LSAT is pretty epic, but I would hardly call my GPA auto admit for Harvard. I am amazed I got in, especially coming from a large, non-prestigious university in the Midwest. Fully expecting a ding from Stanford to finish my cycle.
Sweetheart... when combined with that LSAT, your GPA is (clearly) more than sufficient. It makes you a splitter by Harvard standards, sure, but I mean you're not like a 3.6/177 splitter. You're sitting at 75% LSAT, and JUST below 25% GPA. Anyways, not trying to steal your excitement, but just to say that you have NO reason to have a defeatist "if I wasn't Cuban I wouldn't have gotten in" mentality. You've earned your successes so far But yeah, congrats to you!
Yes. You deserve this! There are many people, regardless of race, class, and gender, who did not work for your stats. Smile and take in the moment.
Geneva wrote:This is by far the best ATL article I have seen: http://abovethelaw.com/2012/04/the-bayl ... olarships/
This article proves that softs really do matter in the long run. If the traditional thought suggests that whites have to get higher stats than minorities, then this disproves that notion completely. Overall, all applicants were within the same range of each other. Granted it is Baylor, but I really do believe that schools in general are accepting the best of the best. Point blank.