Chance me AA female 175 Lsat

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imzadi1111
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Chance me AA female 175 Lsat

Postby imzadi1111 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:25 pm

Hi,

I'm an AA female with a 175 LSAT (yes i have taken it). The problem is that my undergraduate GPA is 2.9. My softs are that i'm fluent in french and have upper level proficiency in spanish and portuguese. I have studied and taught for the past ~2 years in Europe. What are my chances at any T14 schools? I'm interested in Upenn,Columbia, and Berkeley. Is HLS out of the question?

thanks :)

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Re: Chance me AA female 175 Lsat

Postby Alpal29 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:47 pm

Unfortunately there isn't going to be a lot of data points for your gpa/lsat. I would honestly apply to the entire T14 and the regionals you're interested in. I will be shocked if you don't get a bite from at least a few of T14 with money.

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Re: Chance me AA female 175 Lsat

Postby YBF-W » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:36 pm

What a beautiful LSAT score!

What contributed to your low gpa? Having a compelling reason might help a bit.

I would see if there's lsn data for people who aren't necessarily urms and have similar scores. And then hope to be able to do at least a little better.

Also, there's a thread around here showing 60k+ scholarships for urms admitted into t14s that had numbers worse or comparable to yours.
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Re: Chance me AA female 175 Lsat

Postby Wipfelder » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:40 pm

imzadi1111 wrote:Hi,

I'm an AA female with a 175 LSAT (yes i have taken it). The problem is that my undergraduate GPA is 2.9. My softs are that i'm fluent in french and have upper level proficiency in spanish and portuguese. I have studied and taught for the past ~2 years in Europe. What are my chances at any T14 schools? I'm interested in Upenn,Columbia, and Berkeley. Is HLS out of the question?

thanks :)


There is not any school where you are "out". But there is not school where you are for sure "in" among the top 5-6 schools. It sucks, but you basically gotta blanket the top 14.

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Re: Chance me AA female 175 Lsat

Postby lnsl123 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:55 pm

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Re: Chance me AA female 175 Lsat

Postby laqueredup » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:25 pm

imzadi1111 wrote:Hi,

I'm an AA female with a 175 LSAT (yes i have taken it). The problem is that my undergraduate GPA is 2.9. My softs are that i'm fluent in french and have upper level proficiency in spanish and portuguese. I have studied and taught for the past ~2 years in Europe. What are my chances at any T14 schools? I'm interested in Upenn,Columbia, and Berkeley. Is HLS out of the question?

thanks :)


Slightly lower GPA and LSAT, non URM, but more WE and strong softs: in at T-14s from Penn on down. I had no idea what my odds would be either because there really is limited data available for such extreme splitters, so I applied broadly to everywhere I would consider going, including the very long shot at HYS. I've been pleasantly surprised so far, and I'm still waiting to hear back from the T6 schools that I applied to. I think when you are such an outlier, how you tell your story and relate your softs may matter more than for most applicants.

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Re: Chance me AA female 175 Lsat

Postby 20170322 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:09 pm

I'd say apply to every t14, plus any t20's that you'd like, plus maybe WUSTL to have a for sure full ride to negotiate with. With a situation like yours, applying widely is the only way to go.

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Re: Chance me AA female 175 Lsat

Postby canoe » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:22 pm

laqueredup wrote:
imzadi1111 wrote:Hi,

I'm an AA female with a 175 LSAT (yes i have taken it). The problem is that my undergraduate GPA is 2.9. My softs are that i'm fluent in french and have upper level proficiency in spanish and portuguese. I have studied and taught for the past ~2 years in Europe. What are my chances at any T14 schools? I'm interested in Upenn,Columbia, and Berkeley. Is HLS out of the question?

thanks :)


Slightly lower GPA and LSAT, non URM, but more WE and strong softs: in at T-14s from Penn on down. I had no idea what my odds would be either because there really is limited data available for such extreme splitters, so I applied broadly to everywhere I would consider going, including the very long shot at HYS. I've been pleasantly surprised so far, and I'm still waiting to hear back from the T6 schools that I applied to. I think when you are such an outlier, how you tell your story and relate your softs may matter more than for most applicants.


holy shit you had a gpa lower than 2.9 and got into Penn? What were the other T-14s if you don't mind me asking? You can PM me if you want.

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Re: Chance me AA female 175 Lsat

Postby imzadi1111 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:47 pm

YBF-W wrote:What a beautiful LSAT score!

What contributed to your low gpa? Having a compelling reason might help a bit.

I would see if there's lsn data for people who aren't necessarily urms and have similar scores. And then hope to be able to do at least a little better.

Also, there's a thread around here showing 60k+ scholarships for urms admitted into t14s that had numbers worse or comparable to yours.


The GPA issues were due to my course of study. My undergraduate major was dance (yea i know) so there was way more emphasis placed on working outside of school and performing and less emphasis on academics. Compounded on top of that I suffered from several different undiagnosed mental disorders that made classes difficult to handle when i first got to school. I have a pretty distinct upward trend towards the end of my studies, though.

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Re: Chance me AA female 175 Lsat

Postby laqueredup » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:36 am

Focus on the strengths you bring to the table in your application and write an addendum for the gpa. Apply broadly and see what happens.

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Re: Chance me AA female 175 Lsat

Postby theventriloquist » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:54 pm

laqueredup wrote:
imzadi1111 wrote:Hi,

I'm an AA female with a 175 LSAT (yes i have taken it). The problem is that my undergraduate GPA is 2.9. My softs are that i'm fluent in french and have upper level proficiency in spanish and portuguese. I have studied and taught for the past ~2 years in Europe. What are my chances at any T14 schools? I'm interested in Upenn,Columbia, and Berkeley. Is HLS out of the question?

thanks :)


Slightly lower GPA and LSAT, non URM, but more WE and strong softs: in at T-14s from Penn on down. I had no idea what my odds would be either because there really is limited data available for such extreme splitters, so I applied broadly to everywhere I would consider going, including the very long shot at HYS. I've been pleasantly surprised so far, and I'm still waiting to hear back from the T6 schools that I applied to. I think when you are such an outlier, how you tell your story and relate your softs may matter more than for most applicants.


Wow, congrats! If I may ask, did you get any scholarships?

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Re: Chance me AA female 175 Lsat

Postby malysh » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:08 pm

Apply everywhere top 20. Being a urm with a 175 even with that gpa you'll get a lot of $ from at least a couple. I honestly wouldn't count you out of Harvard either. You add diversity while boosting lsat and a lot of schools will overlook gpa for that. Congrats!




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