TrialLawyer16 wrote:BlaqBella wrote:What if you're a URM with a GPA that is just at the GPA floor for HYS and a median - above median LSAT score?
Speaking of GPA floors, I believe Yale doesn't go lower than 3.5, but what of Harvard and Stanford for URMs? Is it a 3.2? The responses are so varied. It doesn't help that I have seen exceptions to the "rule"...whatever that is.
That's the epitome of a crapshoot (a.k.a. trying your luck and seeing what happens for my gambling disinclined friends).
No one knows what the floors at Y and S are. But from the stats Yale put out about their 2011 entering class (Class of 2014), I believe the lowest GPA Y accepted was a 3.61. Not sure about S, but I'd think anything under a 3.4 is going to be incredibly hard to pull off. H is the most splitter friendly of the three, simply because their class size is 3 times that of Y and S. Y and S can afford to be pickier. No one can ever tell you the actual hard floor of these schools, but it is known that there are a few 3.2/low-17X AA males walking around at H. 3.2 is the lowest I've heard of GPA-wise at any of the three and they're all at H.
Yeah, it might be a crapshoot but I'll take my chances for Stanford, lol. It's all a gamble, ain't it? High risk but higher rewards.
FYI, I've seen a 3.1/170 admitted to Stanford...AA male URM.