MA 3.3 GPA 170+LSAT

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lawguy310
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MA 3.3 GPA 170+LSAT

Postby lawguy310 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:37 am

What would my chances look like with a 3.3 GPA and a 170 or better LSAT as a Mexican American 1st generation college student?


Actively involved in student government on campus
In an international fraternity (TKE)
I will be a Resident Advisor this year for student housing
Involved in Pre-Law club.
Double Major: Psychology and Religion.



I plan on taking the LSAT in October and I will start studying religiously in April (I want

My top school choices are mostly California schools (UCLA,USC) but I plan on applying to all T-14 and maybe 5-10 outside of T-14.


I'm from Los Angeles,CA so I don't know what kind of roll that would play...


Does anyone know how much a personal statement factors in to your application? I haven't really received a clear-cut answer...



Thanks for the help! :)

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Re: MA 3.3 GPA 170+LSAT

Postby Blumpbeef » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:47 am

You'll do pretty well if you score over a 170.

Have you taken a practice test yet?

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Re: MA 3.3 GPA 170+LSAT

Postby lawguy310 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:50 am

Blumpbeef wrote:You'll do pretty well if you score over a 170.

Have you taken a practice test yet?



They are holding a practice test on campus for free in a couple weeks, so I will probably use that to gauge how much I have to improve.


You think even with a GPA around 3.3 I can get into a T-14?

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Re: MA 3.3 GPA 170+LSAT

Postby Blumpbeef » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:52 am

lawguy310 wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:You'll do pretty well if you score over a 170.

Have you taken a practice test yet?



They are holding a practice test on campus for free in a couple weeks, so I will probably use that to gauge how much I have to improve.


You think even with a GPA around 3.3 I can get into a T-14?


I hope so. I have a 3.2

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Re: MA 3.3 GPA 170+LSAT

Postby Blumpbeef » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:54 am

Also, don't post the same question twice. And don't post in "What Are My Chances" until you have taken the actual LSAT.

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Re: MA 3.3 GPA 170+LSAT

Postby lawguy310 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:56 am

Blumpbeef wrote:
lawguy310 wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:You'll do pretty well if you score over a 170.

Have you taken a practice test yet?



They are holding a practice test on campus for free in a couple weeks, so I will probably use that to gauge how much I have to improve.


You think even with a GPA around 3.3 I can get into a T-14?


I hope so. I have a 3.2



Yeah me too.


Sorry about the double post. After creating this thread, I didn't know if I posted it in the right place or not.

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Re: MA 3.3 GPA 170+LSAT

Postby PMan99 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:08 am

Depends on your LSAT, even once you break 170. The only school you'll be precluded from with that GPA will be Yale, although Stanford isn't that likely. But there's a big difference between, say, 177+ and a flat 170.

That being said you should still do everything in your power to raise your GPA as much as possible between now and your application, and realize you might need to sit out a year if necessary.

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Re: MA 3.3 GPA 170+LSAT

Postby lawguy310 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:54 am

What LSAT score, with my GPA and extra-curricular's would I need to get to get into UCLA or USC?


Those are my top 2 choices, and I'm going to study hard for the highest score, but anyone know around what score I would need?

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Re: MA 3.3 GPA 170+LSAT

Postby theduffman » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:20 pm

lawguy310 wrote:What LSAT score, with my GPA and extra-curricular's would I need to get to get into UCLA or USC?


Those are my top 2 choices, and I'm going to study hard for the highest score, but anyone know around what score I would need?

http://usc.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats

http://ucla.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats

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Re: MA 3.3 GPA 170+LSAT

Postby lawguy310 » Fri May 04, 2012 5:25 am

Thanks for the help.

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Re: MA 3.3 GPA 170+LSAT

Postby lawguy310 » Fri May 04, 2012 6:59 am

Major GPA: Psychology 3.4 Religion 3.7

Cumulative: 3.2



Does my major GPA carry some weight?

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Re: MA 3.3 GPA 170+LSAT

Postby Blumpbeef » Fri May 04, 2012 7:01 am

Not really

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Re: MA 3.3 GPA 170+LSAT

Postby bmore » Fri May 04, 2012 7:13 am

Blumpbeef wrote:No


FTFY

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Re: MA 3.3 GPA 170+LSAT

Postby lawguy310 » Fri May 04, 2012 7:29 am

Blumpbeef wrote:Not really



Really? I would think it has to hold some kind of weight? (I hope) lol

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Re: MA 3.3 GPA 170+LSAT

Postby Blumpbeef » Fri May 04, 2012 7:31 am

No


Especially since your Psych GPA sucks.

Also, everyone else has an upward trend too.

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Re: MA 3.3 GPA 170+LSAT

Postby lawguy310 » Fri May 04, 2012 7:41 am

Thanks for the help.




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