3.4, 177 URM Mexican

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christam
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3.4, 177 URM Mexican

Postby christam » Sat May 11, 2013 2:08 pm

Am I out of the running for Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Berkeley?

I'd like to stay in CA or go to NY. What do you guys think my options are for applying? UCLA would be nice

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jrsbaseball5
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Re: 3.4, 177 URM Mexican

Postby jrsbaseball5 » Sat May 11, 2013 2:48 pm

christam wrote:Am I out of the running for Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Berkeley?

I'd like to stay in CA or go to NY. What do you guys think my options are for applying? UCLA would be nice


I would say:

Stanford-out
Harvard-probably out, but might have a chance
Columbia-in
Berkely-in
UCLA-definitely in
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Re: 3.4, 177 URM Mexican

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat May 11, 2013 2:50 pm

jrsbaseball5 wrote:
christam wrote:Am I out of the running for Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Berkeley?

I'd like to stay in CA or go to NY. What do you guys think my options are for applying? UCLA would be nice


I would say:

Stanford-out
Harvard-probably out, but might have a chancce
Columbia-in
Berkely-in
UCLA-definitely in

lolno - in at H, possibly in at S

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jrsbaseball5
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Re: 3.4, 177 URM Mexican

Postby jrsbaseball5 » Sat May 11, 2013 2:55 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
jrsbaseball5 wrote:
christam wrote:Am I out of the running for Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Berkeley?

I'd like to stay in CA or go to NY. What do you guys think my options are for applying? UCLA would be nice


I would say:

Stanford-out
Harvard-probably out, but might have a chancce
Columbia-in
Berkely-in
UCLA-definitely in

lolno - in at H, possibly in at S


Ya, I probably screwed up the Harvard one. However, looking at the LSN there hasn't been much love for 3.4 URM's. I'm only counting 2 in the last 4 cycles that have gotten in with that GPA and some with a higher LSAT who were dinged.

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Re: 3.4, 177 URM Mexican

Postby clouded.memory » Sat May 11, 2013 3:00 pm

There doesn't seem to be much data to go off of, but here's some info from LSN for URMs within your GPA/LSAT range: http://myLSN.info/2ay9rk_1-14.jpg

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Re: 3.4, 177 URM Mexican

Postby twenty » Sat May 11, 2013 3:23 pm

Be careful with all this -- Mexicans get a substantially lower boost than black applicants. Mylsn is an amazing resource, but make sure to check the profiles within.

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Re: 3.4, 177 URM Mexican

Postby GW1010 » Sat May 11, 2013 7:47 pm

Lol come on guys, OP has a 177. Enjoy HYS, bro

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Re: 3.4, 177 URM Mexican

Postby DaRascal » Sat May 11, 2013 8:59 pm

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Re: 3.4, 177 URM Mexican

Postby dawyzest1 » Sat May 11, 2013 9:03 pm

GW1010 wrote:Lol come on guys, OP has a 177. Enjoy HYS, bro


This. A URM 177 is a very rare thing and op is at 3.4 which matches well enough with the 177. Enjoy HYS man!

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Re: 3.4, 177 URM Mexican

Postby Nova » Sat May 11, 2013 9:05 pm

twentypercentmore wrote:Be careful with all this -- Mexicans get a substantially lower boost than black applicants. Mylsn is an amazing resource, but make sure to check the profiles within.

True. But only about 10 MAs score 170+ per cycle, so 177 puts OP in very rare air. OP may have the highest score of any MA who took the LSAT within the last year.

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jrsbaseball5
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Re: 3.4, 177 URM Mexican

Postby jrsbaseball5 » Sat May 11, 2013 10:16 pm

Nova wrote:
twentypercentmore wrote:Be careful with all this -- Mexicans get a substantially lower boost than black applicants. Mylsn is an amazing resource, but make sure to check the profiles within.

True. But only about 10 MAs score 170+ per cycle, so 177 puts OP in very rare air. OP may have the highest score of any MA who took the LSAT within the last year.


I wholeheartedly agree with this, but how does this compare with the lack of 3.4 GPA URM's that get into Harvard in particular? I really hope OP gets his pick of HYS, but it seems like he/she isn't a lock because of the lower GPA.

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Re: 3.4, 177 URM Mexican

Postby dawyzest1 » Sun May 12, 2013 7:41 am

jrsbaseball5 wrote:
Nova wrote:
twentypercentmore wrote:Be careful with all this -- Mexicans get a substantially lower boost than black applicants. Mylsn is an amazing resource, but make sure to check the profiles within.

True. But only about 10 MAs score 170+ per cycle, so 177 puts OP in very rare air. OP may have the highest score of any MA who took the LSAT within the last year.


I wholeheartedly agree with this, but how does this compare with the lack of 3.4 GPA URM's that get into Harvard in particular? I really hope OP gets his pick of HYS, but it seems like he/she isn't a lock because of the lower GPA.


How many of those denied urm 3.4s had a 173+ LSAT?

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Re: 3.4, 177 URM Mexican

Postby PRgradBYU » Sun May 12, 2013 7:48 pm

GW1010 wrote:Lol come on guys, OP has a 177. Enjoy HYS, bro


+1. MAs may not get as much of a boost as AAs, but they still receive a boost. OP's GPA could be a bit higher but he/she is probably HYS bound.

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Re: 3.4, 177 URM Mexican

Postby alexrodriguez » Tue May 14, 2013 11:08 pm

What's an OP?

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Nova
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Re: 3.4, 177 URM Mexican

Postby Nova » Wed May 15, 2013 3:51 am

original poster. the thread starter.

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Re: 3.4, 177 URM Mexican

Postby alexrodriguez » Wed May 15, 2013 4:21 am

OP should definately apply to Harvard. He'll get in.

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Re: 3.4, 177 URM Mexican

Postby amc987 » Wed May 15, 2013 2:12 pm

I think if OP plays his cards right, he'll probably get into Harvard. He needs to make sure his essays and recs and other elements of his application are strong. He also needs to come across as normal and well adjusted in the interview. Non-URMs have been known to get into H with numbers like this, so considering the URM boost, he should have an excellent shot.

He probably has a good shot at Stanford depending on how interesting his softs are. Dean Deal seems to really be into holistically evaluating applicants and creating a diverse class. The 177 will help, but it's not dispositive there. Yale may be out because of his GPA-- they rarely accept anyone with much below a 3.7--but his LSAT score is so high that it's definitely worth applying.

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Re: 3.4, 177 URM Mexican

Postby alex.feuerman » Wed May 15, 2013 2:26 pm

def apply to HYS

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Dr. Dre
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Re: 3.4, 177 URM Mexican

Postby Dr. Dre » Wed May 22, 2013 12:57 am

OP, enjoy Harvard bro.

177 LSAT for an MA is very rare. Congrats man.

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Re: 3.4, 177 URM Mexican

Postby Bonafide84 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:26 pm

I would like to know if he got in.

with 177 and 3.4 I think he would be right in. Just think about this, a 177 on LSAT when your first language is not english is awesome!!

You are my mexican idol!! LOL




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