MA 162/3.7+ T25

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thirstypls
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MA 162/3.7+ T25

Postby thirstypls » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:55 pm

Hey everyone!

I was hoping you could all help me gauge my chances at T25 schools, and more specifically California schools.

    162 on first take
    A gpa just above 3.7 from a top 20 undergrad
    MA Male
    Average softs

I'm definitely considering retaking as I feel I could have (and should have) done better on logic games where I got a -7. As I stand now though, what would my chances be for T25 schools?
Thanks!

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Ntp73821
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Re: MA 162/3.7+ T25

Postby Ntp73821 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:16 pm

I would say that your chances are pretty low, though it is possible. I would definitely consider retaking if t25 is your goal, especially if you want scholarship money. Use LawSchoolNumbers to check out your stats, I think it'll definitely help you see why a retake could be beneficial. Good luck! :D

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Re: MA 162/3.7+ T25

Postby usaorbust » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:31 pm

I disagree with the poster above, 162 with a 3.7 as a URM gets you in at USC and probably UCLA. However you should retake in September. If the 162 was on this past June test then getting those 7 questions right on LG would have gotten you a 166. That would defiantly boost your chances at Berkley or at least help get you some decent $ at UCLA.

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Re: MA 162/3.7+ T25

Postby BulletTooth » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:31 pm

usaorbust wrote:I disagree with the poster above, 162 with a 3.7 as a URM gets you in at USC and probably UCLA. However you should retake in September. If the 162 was on this past June test then getting those 7 questions right on LG would have gotten you a 166. That would defiantly boost your chances at Berkley or at least help get you some decent $ at UCLA.


Agreed. 162 would likely get you in to some top 25s, but retaking and getting a few extra points would result in a huge scholarship bump at those schools. Definitely go for the retake, and good luck!

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Re: MA 162/3.7+ T25

Postby sfn91 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:10 pm

Also disagree with the first reply.

You should apply to every T14. There's a poster here going to Stanford with a 3.7 and 164. I think LSAT is over-emphasized for URMs because GPA is more important. Schools will forgive a lower LSAT, they're far less inclined to forgive a lower GPA. Of course, if you think you can improve on the LSAT, why not take it again? But you'll have options with your current stats.

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Re: MA 162/3.7+ T25

Postby thirstypls » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:12 pm

Thanks for all the replies!
I would love to attend USC if it wasn't sticker, so USC with $$ is my target.

The 162 was for this June. The tight curve was tough and I'm sure I could have prepared better for the LG(especially considering I realized how easy they were). Thanks for all the input, I'm definitely going to retake September. I just wanted to get a better sense of where I currently stand right now.

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Re: MA 162/3.7+ T25

Postby BulletTooth » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:18 pm

USC, as a private school with not a ton of diversity, may offer a decent sized scholarship. Overall, USC gives out some fairly generous financial aid and is often willing to match $$ from similarly situated schools. A few extra points on the LSAT could put you close to a full ride.

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Re: MA 162/3.7+ T25

Postby Ntp73821 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:35 pm

TBH I first saw this thread from the TLS homepage and didn't notice it was under the URM threads. Sorry for my misleading response. But I still think a retake wouldn't hurt for scholarship purposes. good luck!!




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