What are my chances? Do I need more matches?

(BLS, URM status, non-traditional, GLBT)
BDChairman
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What are my chances? Do I need more matches?

Postby BDChairman » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:26 pm

Just wanted to get an opinion of my chances since I just got my lsat score back

GPA: 3.46
LSAT: 163

Top 20 Public School
Honors program
Major in Finance and completing my degree in 3.5 years

Financial Services Internship
Worked 20-40 hours a week while going to school
Leadership in fraternity, member of major related orgs



Schools Applying too (should have applications sent by end of the week)

University of Alabama
Columbia University
Duke University
Emory University
Georgetown
University of Georgia
Georgia State
University of Pennsylvania
University of South Carolina
University of Texas
Vanderbilt University
University of Virginia
New York University
University of Miami
University of Southern California
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bdubs
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Re: What are my chances? Do I need more matches?

Postby bdubs » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:38 pm

UPenn and NYU look really out of place on that list, but they are good schools :-)

What kind of URM are you?

BDChairman
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Re: What are my chances? Do I need more matches?

Postby BDChairman » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:41 pm

Black Male, yeah I would definitely put them in my reach category

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JamMasterJ
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Re: What are my chances? Do I need more matches?

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:42 pm

lower T14 is pretty likely. You may get money at somewhere like Georgetown or Cornell

bdubs
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Re: What are my chances? Do I need more matches?

Postby bdubs » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:44 pm

BDChairman wrote:Black Male, yeah I would definitely put them in my reach category


URM cycles are unpredictable, but I think you have a good shot at everything outside of the T14 (probably with decent scholarships). If your put together a really good application with a solid PS and DS, I think you stand a reasonable chance at getting one of Penn, NYU, or Columbia. Lower T14 are probably pretty good "target" schools.

dynamic28
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Re: What are my chances? Do I need more matches?

Postby dynamic28 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:09 am

This looks pretty solid.

I don't think you have a thing to worry about if your goal is to get into ONE of those schools.




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