URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

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Postby ood » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:04 pm

Torres1893 wrote:I'm in the middle of doing my applications and I'm kind of dumbfounded on what to select in the "what race do you identify yourself as?" question. I'm Mexican-American. My parents are both from Mexico and I was born here in the US. I already selected in one of the previous questions that I was a hispanic/latino and chose Mexican as my ethnicity, but in the race question I don't see any latino/hispanic options. I think when I was younger my mom made me choose white/caucasian, but I have brown skin so that doesn't really work out. Should I just choose "decline to respond"?

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Postby AJ1010 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:26 pm

In at NYU!! Just got the call.

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Postby USayinBoalt » Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:33 pm

AJ1010 wrote:In at NYU!! Just got the call.


Nice! Congrats!

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Postby beantheshadow » Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:34 pm

AJ1010 wrote:In at NYU!! Just got the call.



Congrats!!!!!!

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Postby Barack O'Drama » Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:24 pm

AJ1010 wrote:In at NYU!! Just got the call.



Congrats!!
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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby crookedsmile » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:33 pm

Checking in - realizing how little activity there is in the URM Forum makes me realize how few URM students apply to top schools :roll: .

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Barack O'Drama » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:05 pm

crookedsmile wrote:Checking in - realizing how little activity there is in the URM Forum makes me realize how few URM students apply to top schools :roll: .



Yeah, that is often my thought when I check this thread out.

Anyways, nice to meet you man. Where are you thinking of applying?
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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby richmar6575 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:21 pm

Checking in. Hopefully I'll be one of the smart people around here one day.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby beantheshadow » Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:01 am

crookedsmile wrote:Checking in - realizing how little activity there is in the URM Forum makes me realize how few URM students apply to top schools :roll: .



I think the thread my start getting more numbers deeper into the cycle as acceptances come in.

I'm nervous, I have my Columbia interview tomorrow, and Chicago interview on Monday! Both top choices.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Barack O'Drama » Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:42 am

beantheshadow wrote:
crookedsmile wrote:Checking in - realizing how little activity there is in the URM Forum makes me realize how few URM students apply to top schools :roll: .



I think the thread my start getting more numbers deeper into the cycle as acceptances come in.

I'm nervous, I have my Columbia interview tomorrow, and Chicago interview on Monday! Both top choices.



Good luck! :)
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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby crookedsmile » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:26 pm

Barack O'Drama wrote:
crookedsmile wrote:Checking in - realizing how little activity there is in the URM Forum makes me realize how few URM students apply to top schools :roll: .



Yeah, that is often my thought when I check this thread out.

Anyways, nice to meet you man. Where are you thinking of applying?


My numbers are sort of weird so I just saved up some money and blanketed the T14 plus several T30 schools. Submitted most apps in late October. What about you?

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby crookedsmile » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:26 pm

beantheshadow wrote:
crookedsmile wrote:Checking in - realizing how little activity there is in the URM Forum makes me realize how few URM students apply to top schools :roll: .



I think the thread my start getting more numbers deeper into the cycle as acceptances come in.

I'm nervous, I have my Columbia interview tomorrow, and Chicago interview on Monday! Both top choices.


Nice! Hope it goes well. Definitely let us know how it goes once you've wrapped up if you can!

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Barack O'Drama » Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:48 pm

crookedsmile wrote:
Barack O'Drama wrote:
crookedsmile wrote:Checking in - realizing how little activity there is in the URM Forum makes me realize how few URM students apply to top schools :roll: .



Yeah, that is often my thought when I check this thread out.

Anyways, nice to meet you man. Where are you thinking of applying?


My numbers are sort of weird so I just saved up some money and blanketed the T14 plus several T30 schools. Submitted most apps in late October. What about you?



I haven't actually taken the LSAT yet. I started prepping soon after I graduated this spring, but I ended up accepting a job offer, so I've delayed taking until next year. So I'll mostly likely take in June/September, then apply next cycle. It sucks because my heart was really set on this cycle.

I plan to apply to the T6 + Cornell (I'm from Upstate NY and love Ithica, haha) I just hope I can knock the LSAT out of the park. I haven't been prepping that much lately due to work.

I'm sure you will get some good results from the T14 and having T30 schools with scholly money is smart as well!
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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Torres1893 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:09 pm

Finally sent in my applications.

I didn't apply to any t14. I don't think my stats are good enough (161 3.76). I applied to 4 schools in the top 25 and to my alma mater which is in the top 50 and has a strong presence in the region.

good luck everyone.

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Postby Barack O'Drama » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:16 pm

Torres1893 wrote:Finally sent in my applications.

I didn't apply to any t14. I don't think my stats are good enough (161 3.76). I applied to 4 schools in the top 25 and to my alma mater which is in the top 50 and has a strong presence in the region.

good luck everyone.



I think those stats are good enough for the T14? I know of people getting into the lower T14 with those stats. I guess it also depends on what type of URM you are as well.

Good luck with your apps!
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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby beantheshadow » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:24 pm

crookedsmile wrote:
beantheshadow wrote:
crookedsmile wrote:Checking in - realizing how little activity there is in the URM Forum makes me realize how few URM students apply to top schools :roll: .



I think the thread my start getting more numbers deeper into the cycle as acceptances come in.

I'm nervous, I have my Columbia interview tomorrow, and Chicago interview on Monday! Both top choices.


Nice! Hope it goes well. Definitely let us know how it goes once you've wrapped up if you can!


Interview went great!!!! It was conversational, questions about my app, but never grilled me. Great insight into the school, here's to hoping I get accepted!

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Torres1893 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:38 pm

Barack O'Drama wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:Finally sent in my applications.

I didn't apply to any t14. I don't think my stats are good enough (161 3.76). I applied to 4 schools in the top 25 and to my alma mater which is in the top 50 and has a strong presence in the region.

good luck everyone.



I think those stats are good enough for the T14? I know of people getting into the lower T14 with those stats. I guess it also depends on what type of URM you are as well.

Good luck with your apps!


I'm a first gen. MA.

I wanted to apply to Cornell and GULC, but I didn't get to talk to them at the LSAC forum I went to since they didn't come. I also want to apply to Mich. since it's my home state and would love to go back, but I think it's too far of a reach.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby ac8876a » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:00 pm

Torres1893 wrote:
Barack O'Drama wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:Finally sent in my applications.

I didn't apply to any t14. I don't think my stats are good enough (161 3.76). I applied to 4 schools in the top 25 and to my alma mater which is in the top 50 and has a strong presence in the region.

good luck everyone.



I think those stats are good enough for the T14? I know of people getting into the lower T14 with those stats. I guess it also depends on what type of URM you are as well.

Good luck with your apps!


I'm a first gen. MA.

I wanted to apply to Cornell and GULC, but I didn't get to talk to them at the LSAC forum I went to since they didn't come. I also want to apply to Mich. since it's my home state and would love to go back, but I think it's too far of a reach.



Definitely still think you should apply especially to GULC and Cornell. Could also write a convincing why Michigan and you never know what will happen, its definitely not too late.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby 20171lhopeful » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:21 pm

Torres1893 wrote:
Barack O'Drama wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:Finally sent in my applications.

I didn't apply to any t14. I don't think my stats are good enough (161 3.76). I applied to 4 schools in the top 25 and to my alma mater which is in the top 50 and has a strong presence in the region.

good luck everyone.



I think those stats are good enough for the T14? I know of people getting into the lower T14 with those stats. I guess it also depends on what type of URM you are as well.

Good luck with your apps!


I'm a first gen. MA.

I wanted to apply to Cornell and GULC, but I didn't get to talk to them at the LSAC forum I went to since they didn't come. I also want to apply to Mich. since it's my home state and would love to go back, but I think it's too far of a reach.


Please apply if you're really interested. I'm a URM with a 3.4, 160 and just got into NYU which is my dream school. I know the conventional advice on here is that you need amazing stats, but I do think you also need to know yourself and how well of an application you can put forth.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby ood » Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:24 pm

20171lhopeful wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:
Barack O'Drama wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:Finally sent in my applications.

Please apply if you're really interested. I'm a URM with a 3.4, 160 and just got into NYU which is my dream school. I know the conventional advice on here is that you need amazing stats, but I do think you also need to know yourself and how well of an application you can put forth.


Congrats! Are you also MA?

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby 20171lhopeful » Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:27 pm

ood wrote:
20171lhopeful wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:
Barack O'Drama wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:Finally sent in my applications.

Please apply if you're really interested. I'm a URM with a 3.4, 160 and just got into NYU which is my dream school. I know the conventional advice on here is that you need amazing stats, but I do think you also need to know yourself and how well of an application you can put forth.


Congrats! Are you also MA?


Nope, AA

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby beantheshadow » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:41 am

20171lhopeful wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:
Barack O'Drama wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:Finally sent in my applications.

I didn't apply to any t14. I don't think my stats are good enough (161 3.76). I applied to 4 schools in the top 25 and to my alma mater which is in the top 50 and has a strong presence in the region.

good luck everyone.



I think those stats are good enough for the T14? I know of people getting into the lower T14 with those stats. I guess it also depends on what type of URM you are as well.

Good luck with your apps!


I'm a first gen. MA.

I wanted to apply to Cornell and GULC, but I didn't get to talk to them at the LSAC forum I went to since they didn't come. I also want to apply to Mich. since it's my home state and would love to go back, but I think it's too far of a reach.


Please apply if you're really interested. I'm a URM with a 3.4, 160 and just got into NYU which is my dream school. I know the conventional advice on here is that you need amazing stats, but I do think you also need to know yourself and how well of an application you can put forth.


When did you submit your apps? Congrats that's amazing!!!

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby 20171lhopeful » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:59 am

beantheshadow wrote:
20171lhopeful wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:
Barack O'Drama wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:Finally sent in my applications.

I didn't apply to any t14. I don't think my stats are good enough (161 3.76). I applied to 4 schools in the top 25 and to my alma mater which is in the top 50 and has a strong presence in the region.

good luck everyone.



I think those stats are good enough for the T14? I know of people getting into the lower T14 with those stats. I guess it also depends on what type of URM you are as well.

Good luck with your apps!


I'm a first gen. MA.

I wanted to apply to Cornell and GULC, but I didn't get to talk to them at the LSAC forum I went to since they didn't come. I also want to apply to Mich. since it's my home state and would love to go back, but I think it's too far of a reach.


Please apply if you're really interested. I'm a URM with a 3.4, 160 and just got into NYU which is my dream school. I know the conventional advice on here is that you need amazing stats, but I do think you also need to know yourself and how well of an application you can put forth.


When did you submit your apps? Congrats that's amazing!!!


I applied mid-October. Because my stats weren't amazing, I made sure everything else in my app was top notch--essays and recs. I also had 4+ years WE too



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