MA 3.7, 164

(BLS, URM status, non-traditional, GLBT)
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adambarros
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MA 3.7, 164

Postby adambarros » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:38 pm

Socioeconomic disadvantage, reflected in my DS.

Just wondering if my numbers are going to be enough to get me into the following schools:

Northwestern (I have 2 years WE)
U Chicago
Berkeley
Georgetown
NYU
UCLA
USC

I'm also applying to Colorado schools as safety schools! Good luck to everyone this cycle.

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Re: MA 3.7, 164

Postby twenty » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:47 pm

Blanket, probably get one of CCN or Berkeley at sticker-ish.

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Re: MA 3.7, 164

Postby adambarros » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:01 pm

Wow that is great! If I have a shot at Berkeley, does that also imply a good shot at USC and UCLA?

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Re: MA 3.7, 164

Postby blackandstrong » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:18 pm

Am I the only one who believes that OP may have a shot at H or even S because of URM status? Or, am I giving OP too much of a boost? I believe AAs get the biggest boosts.

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Re: MA 3.7, 164

Postby twenty » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:29 pm

A 167 would give OP a shot at H/S, a 169 would make that a lock, and a 170+ would add in Yale.

Wow that is great! If I have a shot at Berkeley, does that also imply a good shot at USC and UCLA?


Ironically, your chances at Berkeley are better than your chances at UCLA and USC. Berkeley cares a lot less about protecting its GPA median than UCLA, for example, and your being under both medians does definitely hurt you in that respect.

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Re: MA 3.7, 164

Postby blackandstrong » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:52 pm

twentypercentmore wrote:A 167 would give OP a shot at H/S, a 169 would make that a lock, and a 170+ would add in Yale.

Wow that is great! If I have a shot at Berkeley, does that also imply a good shot at USC and UCLA?


Ironically, your chances at Berkeley are better than your chances at UCLA and USC. Berkeley cares a lot less about protecting its GPA median than UCLA, for example, and your being under both medians does definitely hurt you in that respect.


How would an AA fare with those same numbers?

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Re: MA 3.7, 164

Postby twenty » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:59 pm

I think people overestimate the boost AA/NAs get over MA/PRs. A 167/3.7 probably gives an AA applicant a lock at either H or S, but only gives an MA/PR applicant a solid shot. Based on the limited LSN data, it seems that very low (157-159) AA applicants have a massive advantage over their MA/PR peers, and that 170+ AA applicants have an equally large advantage over other URMs.

It seems to matter the least in the 164-166 range and, of course, anything less than 155 or so.




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