AA Female, Fulbright Scholar, 155 LSAT,What are my chances?

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AA Female, Fulbright Scholar, 155 LSAT,What are my chances?

Postby Zon2014 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:55 pm

AA Female, Fulbright Scholar, 3.67 GPA but a 155 LSAT, what are my chances at T-14 schools?

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Re: AA Female, Fulbright Scholar, 155 LSAT,What are my chances?

Postby perryja » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:02 pm

Zon2014 wrote:AA Female, Fulbright Scholar, 3.67 GPA but a 155 LSAT, what are my chances at T-14 schools?


Being a Fulbright Scholar is an amazing soft. But you need to retake. If you get that LSAT up 5-7 points, you'll be golden.

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Re: AA Female, Fulbright Scholar, 155 LSAT,What are my chances?

Postby Nova » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:07 pm

Unlikely. Cornell is your best shot.

You should retake.

~160: http://myLSN.info/jvceca

~165: http://myLSN.info/ldlpcz

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Re: AA Female, Fulbright Scholar, 155 LSAT,What are my chances?

Postby somewhatwayward » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:14 pm

Yep, retake is the right answer. Fulbright is a decent soft and maybe you would squeak into a lower T14 but it would be full price. A 155/3.7 AA male (more of a boost than AA female) got into Georgetown ED last year. You don't want to pay that much for Georgetown, though.

There's a thread in the URM forum about AAs and LSATs, and it will show you that you don't have far to go. The AA mean on the LSAT is a 142 with a 9-point SD. This means that, assuming a normal distribution, a 151 is 84th percentile, and a 160 is 97.5th. Thus, your current score is probably around 90th percentile for AAs. Bringing it up to 160 would give you a score better than 97.5% of AA test takers. When coupled with your GPA and Fulbright, you'd have better options. With a 163, you would be getting some $$ to T14s. 165 and you'd have a legitimate chance at H.

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Re: AA Female, Fulbright Scholar, 155 LSAT,What are my chances?

Postby Nova » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:16 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:Yep, retake is the right answer. Fulbright is a decent soft and maybe you would squeak into a lower T14 but it would be full price. A 155/3.7 AA male (more of a boost than AA female) got into Georgetown ED last year. You don't want to pay that much for Georgetown, though.

There's a thread in the URM forum about AAs and LSATs, and it will show you that you don't have far to go. The AA mean on the LSAT is a 142 with a 9-point SD. This means that, assuming a normal distribution, a 151 is 84th percentile, and a 160 is 97.5th. Thus, your current score is probably around 90th percentile for AAs. Bringing it up to 160 would give you a score better than 97.5% of AA test takers. When coupled with your GPA and Fulbright, you'd have better options. With a 163, you would be getting some $$ to T14s. 165 and you'd have a legitimate chance at H.

+1

Here is the thread: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=195443

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Re: AA Female, Fulbright Scholar, 155 LSAT,What are my chances?

Postby Zon2014 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:44 pm

Thanks!

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Re: AA Female, Fulbright Scholar, 155 LSAT,What are my chances?

Postby Captain Hammer » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:48 pm

With that GPA and Fulbright, 160+ at least makes HYS worth the app fee, IMO. Study hard and retake. The LSAT is very learnable, and you can definitely gain 5-10 points with dedicated study (some gain 15 points or more, but you can reach your goal without having to reach that high).


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Re: AA Female, Fulbright Scholar, 155 LSAT,What are my chances?

Postby trying2goLS2013 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:03 am

What school did you end up going to? and which fulbright scholarship did you do?

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Re: AA Female, Fulbright Scholar, 155 LSAT,What are my chances?

Postby newyorker88 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:33 pm

You might want to look in to Princeton Review. I took them for LSAT prep and found them pretty good.




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