AA Male requirements for NorCal

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AA Male requirements for NorCal

Postby flat-fifth » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:08 pm

Most of the AA's on LSN that gain admission to Berkeley and Stanford are either female, ivy, or both. What numbers are required for an AA male from a public school? I realize that the sample size is extremely small, but in your opinion, what does it take for the best NorCal has to offer?

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Re: AA Male requirements for NorCal

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:10 pm

3.5+/165+ generally does the trick for every school but Yale for AA males.

The higher either of those numbers the better, obviously.

Some more specifics -

Berkeley: higher GPA is preferred

Stanford: LSAT heavy + URM softs seem to matter more

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Re: AA Male requirements for NorCal

Postby flat-fifth » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:14 pm

3.5/165 from a small state school?

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Re: AA Male requirements for NorCal

Postby ewyatt » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:34 pm

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Re: AA Male requirements for NorCal

Postby californiauser » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:29 pm

ewyatt wrote:There are dozens of threads discussing the importance of UG prestige. Consensus seems to be that no one really cares.


This doesn't seem true for urms. There seems to be a noticeable boost for Ivy urms on law school numbers. However, it could be because of super softs. It's hard to say.

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Re: AA Male requirements for NorCal

Postby AAJD2B » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:29 pm

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:URM softs seem to matter more


What are URM softs?

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Re: AA Male requirements for NorCal

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:42 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:URM softs seem to matter more


What are URM softs?


I mean that soft factors (same ones non-URMs have) seem to play more of a role in URM admissions. Numbers are still by far the biggest factors but softs seem a play a slightly larger role.

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Re: AA Male requirements for NorCal

Postby lawprospie » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:43 pm

Not sure about Stanford being LSAT heavy, but they are all about softs for URMs. From participating in SEO, I've realized that there isn't that much overlap for black male Harvard and Stamford admits. I would say Harvard is more numbers based. Also, I think there's an interesting aspect to AA ivy plus undergrads going to top schools. I think certain schools give a boost, but other schools, like Harvard, don't care. Most Harvard AAs seem to come from non competitive undergrads. That's probably because they are more likely to have a higher GPA.

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Re: AA Male requirements for NorCal

Postby AAJD2B » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:17 pm

lawprospie wrote:Not sure about Stanford being LSAT heavy, but they are all about softs for URMs. From participating in SEO, I've realized that there isn't that much overlap for black male Harvard and Stamford admits. I would say Harvard is more numbers based. Also, I think there's an interesting aspect to AA ivy plus undergrads going to top schools. I think certain schools give a boost, but other schools, like Harvard, don't care. Most Harvard AAs seem to come from non competitive undergrads. That's probably because they are more likely to have a higher GPA.


Can you speak more on this. What type of softs do SLS seem to love from URMs? Awards? Work experience? LORs? Also, any insight on how liberal art colleges are viewed by YHS??

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Re: AA Male requirements for NorCal

Postby Clearly » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:25 pm

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Re: AA Male requirements for NorCal

Postby flat-fifth » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:33 pm

Clearlynotstefan wrote:Awesome username OP. Everything sounds better with a flat 5


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Re: AA Male requirements for NorCal

Postby Clearly » Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:03 pm

flat-fifth wrote:
Clearlynotstefan wrote:Awesome username OP. Everything sounds better with a flat 5


Yes indeed! :D

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Re: AA Male requirements for NorCal

Postby wlee1220 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:36 pm

californiauser wrote:
ewyatt wrote:There are dozens of threads discussing the importance of UG prestige. Consensus seems to be that no one really cares.


This doesn't seem true for urms. There seems to be a noticeable boost for Ivy urms on law school numbers. However, it could be because of super softs. It's hard to say.


How do urms from HBCUs fair compared to public school urms? Is there any real difference?




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