3.4/162 AA female. Where should I apply?

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goblue11
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3.4/162 AA female. Where should I apply?

Postby goblue11 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:17 pm

Hello. I'm an AA female with a 3.4 and a 162. I attended University of Michigan for undergrad, have excellent LORs but no remarkable "softs". According to the LSP, I don't have any shot at the T14, but I've also read that the LSP may be relatively inaccurate for URM. I would love to go to a T14 school, but I would hate to focus my applications on schools that are decidedly out of reach. I received fee waivers from Duke, Columbia, and Penn. With my credentials, which schools should I apply to?

Thanks!
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subtle
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Re: 3.4/162 AA female. Where should I apply?

Postby subtle » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:40 am

Check out LSN. Feel free to look at my cycle. I had a 3.78 and a 162. A 3.78 isn't that similar, especially at schools which favor GPA.

For what it's worth, I was accepted to both Duke and Columbia and waitlisted at Penn.

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Re: 3.4/162 AA female. Where should I apply?

Postby PoMama » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:09 pm

goblue11 wrote:Hello. I'm an AA female with a 3.4 and a 162. I attended University of Michigan for undergrad, have excellent LORs but no remarkable "softs". ...


"Remarkable" softs, like beauty, may be in the eye of the beholder. A lot will depend on how you market the activities/summer experiences you DID have. Your numbers are sufficient to get you into the schools you seek. You'll differentiate yourself in your writing samples & resume. Check out the T14 admissions stats for the past three cycles on LSN. While some numbers are admittedly "faked," I used it its aggregate data as a guide to "cajole" my D into applying to T-20 schools at which she thought she didn't stand a chance (her stats are similar to yours). With app dates in late Oct/early Nov, she's 4 for 4 so far this cycle. :-)

Apply everywhere you'd consider attending that gives you a fee waiver. At worst, you'll be out $16. At best, you'll be a shocked & happy matriculant @ a T14-20. All the best on your cycle!

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Re: 3.4/162 AA female. Where should I apply?

Postby BlakcMajikc » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:22 pm

goblue11 wrote:Hello. I'm an AA female with a 3.4 and a 162. I attended University of Michigan for undergrad, have excellent LORs but no remarkable "softs". According to the LSP, I don't have any shot at the T14, but I've also read that the LSP may be relatively inaccurate for URM. I would love to go to a T14 school, but I would hate to focus my applications on schools that are decidedly out of reach. I received fee waivers from Duke, Columbia, and Penn. With my credentials, which schools should I apply to?

Thanks!


I would apply as high as MVP on down. Even without fee waivers, the application fees are a drop in bucket compared to the possible scholarship opportunities that you will have from some T20s

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Re: 3.4/162 AA female. Where should I apply?

Postby plaiseadieu » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:58 am

Apply everywhere you dream if you can afford it! Let them tell you no before you deny yourself the chance to find out what could happen. Good luck!

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Re: 3.4/162 AA female. Where should I apply?

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:01 am

PoMama wrote:
goblue11 wrote:Hello. I'm an AA female with a 3.4 and a 162. I attended University of Michigan for undergrad, have excellent LORs but no remarkable "softs". ...


"Remarkable" softs, like beauty, may be in the eye of the beholder. A lot will depend on how you market the activities/summer experiences you DID have. Your numbers are sufficient to get you into the schools you seek. You'll differentiate yourself in your writing samples & resume. Check out the T14 admissions stats for the past three cycles on LSN. While some numbers are admittedly "faked," I used it its aggregate data as a guide to "cajole" my D into applying to T-20 schools at which she thought she didn't stand a chance (her stats are similar to yours). With app dates in late Oct/early Nov, she's 4 for 4 so far this cycle. :-)

Apply everywhere you'd consider attending that gives you a fee waiver. At worst, you'll be out $16. At best, you'll be a shocked & happy matriculant @ a T14-20. All the best on your cycle!

this is silly. OP, if you don't get one of the T14, you should retake/reapply or just reapply

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Re: 3.4/162 AA female. Where should I apply?

Postby theduffman » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:40 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
PoMama wrote:
goblue11 wrote:Hello. I'm an AA female with a 3.4 and a 162. I attended University of Michigan for undergrad, have excellent LORs but no remarkable "softs". ...


"Remarkable" softs, like beauty, may be in the eye of the beholder. A lot will depend on how you market the activities/summer experiences you DID have. Your numbers are sufficient to get you into the schools you seek. You'll differentiate yourself in your writing samples & resume. Check out the T14 admissions stats for the past three cycles on LSN. While some numbers are admittedly "faked," I used it its aggregate data as a guide to "cajole" my D into applying to T-20 schools at which she thought she didn't stand a chance (her stats are similar to yours). With app dates in late Oct/early Nov, she's 4 for 4 so far this cycle. :-)

Apply everywhere you'd consider attending that gives you a fee waiver. At worst, you'll be out $16. At best, you'll be a shocked & happy matriculant @ a T14-20. All the best on your cycle!

this is silly. OP, if you don't get one of the T14, you should retake/reapply or just reapply


lol jamMaster your avi has forever conflated liev schreiber and law school anxiety in my mind




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