astrodoggy wrote:I'd really like to end up at HYSCCN but when I look at the stats of other URM's I'm like "well I'm not getting in, they can only take so many of us and I'm not not gonna be one."
Crafted what I think is a strong app & trying to stay positive, but this has definitely gone through my mind.
Have you read this: Blacks and Law School: By the Numbers
"1. A 159 should, in theory, put you approximately near the top 360 or so among black test takers (about 2 full Standard Deviations above the mean), and a 160 should put you more comfortably and confidently within that range. The T-14 will accept approximately 331 AA’s in a given year, so you’ll contend with these scores, maybe some money. If the “next three” (Vandy, UCLA, UT-Austin) are also on your list, you should be in an even better shot at getting an acceptance. Overall, this isn’t a bad place to be. If you’re an AA law school hopeful who wants a T-14, I’d recommend a 160 as the minimum standard to shoot for assuming an average (or better) GPA."
Reading the whole thing might give your a better perspective on your specific chances. Don't count yourself out. There have been many urms in the past admitted to harvard off the waitlist with 160s, if you have the patience to wait out.