URM feeling this thing out

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lawlylawdy584
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URM feeling this thing out

Postby lawlylawdy584 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:10 am

So I'm graduating from Columbia this year. Cumulative GPA 3.4, upward trend, 4.0 for the last year, humanities major. AA Male, haven't done lsat, but 168+ expected (its just a modified iq test, right?). Ton of internships w prestigious institutions. Had a super shitty childhood, which I guess is what I'll write about in the statement.

Basically, I have no idea what I should be shooting for when/if I apply. Should the URM boost get me into Emory or Harvard? Most postings on here get really heated whenever affirmative action comes up. Any sober, docile takes on my shots of getting into different types of schools? Suggestions on where to apply? Just testing the waters. Will apply next year after taking a little time off.

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Re: URM feeling this thing out

Postby cinephile » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:28 am

It'd be easier to give advice if you had an actual LSAT score. Or even if you had a practice test score to work from.

But apply widely and see what happens.

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Re: URM feeling this thing out

Postby bk1 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:31 am

lawlylawdy584 wrote:haven't done lsat, but 168+ expected (its just a modified iq test, right?).


No it's not. Don't expect a 168 until you've actually taken it and proven you can score that well.

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Re: URM feeling this thing out

Postby indo » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:41 am

bk1 wrote:
lawlylawdy584 wrote:haven't done lsat, but 168+ expected (its just a modified iq test, right?).


No it's not. Don't expect a 168 until you've actually taken it and proven you can score that well.


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Re: URM feeling this thing out

Postby M&A621 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:48 pm

indo wrote:
bk1 wrote:
lawlylawdy584 wrote:haven't done lsat, but 168+ expected (its just a modified iq test, right?).


No it's not. Don't expect a 168 until you've actually taken it and proven you can score that well.


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Re: URM feeling this thing out

Postby 071816 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:55 pm

lawlylawdy584 wrote:its just a modified iq test, right?


lol

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Re: URM feeling this thing out

Postby moneybagsphd » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:56 pm

chimp wrote:
lawlylawdy584 wrote:its just a modified iq test, right?


lol

lulz. I predict a 140 for this asshat.

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Re: URM feeling this thing out

Postby moneybagsphd » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:57 pm

lawlylawdy584 wrote: I have no idea what I should be shooting for when/if I apply. Should the URM boost get me into Emory or Harvard? .

Thoughts on HYSE, anyone?
All in favor?
Now, all opposed?

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Re: URM feeling this thing out

Postby 20121109 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:14 pm

Tagged for likely future bannable offenses.

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Ludo!
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Re: URM feeling this thing out

Postby Ludo! » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:16 pm

Why are Emory and Harvard in the same sentence?

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Re: URM feeling this thing out

Postby spiritniffler189 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:25 pm

lawlylawdy584 wrote:So I'm graduating from Columbia this year. Cumulative GPA 3.4, upward trend, 4.0 for the last year, humanities major. AA Male, haven't done lsat, but 168+ expected (its just a modified iq test, right?). Ton of internships w prestigious institutions. Had a super shitty childhood, which I guess is what I'll write about in the statement.

Basically, I have no idea what I should be shooting for when/if I apply. Should the URM boost get me into Emory or Harvard? Most postings on here get really heated whenever affirmative action comes up. Any sober, docile takes on my shots of getting into different types of schools? Suggestions on where to apply? Just testing the waters. Will apply next year after taking a little time off.


If you have a 3.4 and high 160s, you should get into at least 1 T14 (assuming yknow, your application is solid, etc.).
Honestly, I'd say aim for 170s and you should be in T6. Good luck!

With that being said...start studying! :)




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