Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

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Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby goucher » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:07 pm

does it have any bearing? I have a low LSAT 150 and a 3.54 GPA but am in love with my current school.

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Re: Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby superflush » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:21 pm

goucher wrote:does it have any bearing? I have a low LSAT 150 and a 3.54 GPA but am in love with my current school.


What school?

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Re: Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby goucher » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:22 pm

I really really want to stay at Syracuse and am just hoping to that my LSAT is not going to be the end all be all. Its a great school.

I was just rejected from Buffalo
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Re: Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:23 pm

At some schools, like W&M, word is that it actually hurts your chances a little.

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Re: Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby superflush » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:24 pm

In order to determine if it has bearing, we need to know what school ... or if it is a state school ... and are you in-state.

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Re: Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby goucher » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:25 pm

and yea I am in state.

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Re: Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby superflush » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:27 pm

goucher wrote:I really really want to stay at Syracuse and am just hoping to that my LSAT is not going to be the end all be all. Its a great school.


Maybe a tad, but I don't think it'd make that much of a difference.

You should probably retake the LSAT.

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Re: Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby goucher » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:29 pm

yeah thats what I will probably end up doing. I'm just a little down because I would have retaken in December if I was aware of how poor my LSAT really was.

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Re: Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby superflush » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:45 pm

goucher wrote:yeah thats what I will probably end up doing. I'm just a little down because I would have retaken in December if I was aware of how poor my LSAT really was.


but you got your score back a while ago, right?

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Re: Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby goucher » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:59 pm

yeah I was just under the impression that applying early would help boost my admission chances but that seems to have been erroneous on my part.

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Re: Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby Burger in a can » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:02 pm

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Re: Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby crackberry » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:12 pm

goucher wrote:I really really want to stay at Syracuse and am just hoping to that my LSAT is not going to be the end all be all. Its a great school.

I was just rejected from Buffalo

I always get wary when I see something like this. You are aware that law school - unlike college - is not "fun" right? I hope the reasons you are "in love" with Syracuse have to do with the location/administration/etc. and not your UG friends or the social scene.

To preempt criticism, it is very likely that I will be going to law school at my UG, but I'm a couple years out of school and so have a different perspective on things.

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Re: Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby ashleigh » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:14 pm

BaiAilian2013 wrote:At some schools, like W&M, word is that it actually hurts your chances a little.


+1, this is what I've also heard about my u-grad.

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Re: Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby Oban » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:16 pm

BaiAilian2013 wrote:At some schools, like W&M, word is that it actually hurts your chances a little.



+ 1. Some schools hate their UG students, such as Chicago.

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Re: Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby avacado111 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:20 pm

UVA loves their undergrad schools, it's a def plus. A friend goes there, apparently, people who grad from their undergrad school are called "double hoos?" I think...

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Re: Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby goucher » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:21 pm

It has more to do with my devotion to the surrounding community and I am very attracted to the program itself.

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Re: Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby crackberry » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:22 pm

goucher wrote:It has more to do with my devotion to the surrounding community and I am very attracted to the program itself.

Ok, then disregard my warning.

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Re: Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby superflush » Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:01 pm

avacado111 wrote:UVA loves their undergrad schools, it's a def plus. A friend goes there, apparently, people who grad from their undergrad school are called "double hoos?" I think...


ah, it appears to be so. This girl is a Double Hoo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTGKyXieuts

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Re: Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby dakatz » Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:04 pm

I talked to a former adcom at a T20 school and he said that, while no school will say that it helps, it does and they give special consideration to those who attended undergrad there. But he stressed that it depends on the school.

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Re: Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby rejectmaster » Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:41 pm

georgetown law loves its undergrads also.. i think all the jesuit schools are that way

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Re: Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby jay115 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:49 pm

I'm sure that someone going to Yale with my numbers could get into better law schools than if he/she came from my shitty UG. That, and my UG has disgusting GPA inflation, (like a 3.3 school average) so I'm sure law schools view my 3.6 as really a 2.6.

That being said, I don't think Syracuse will hurt you as much as if you went to, say, Western South Carolina Technical College (if one actually exists, I mean no offense).

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Re: Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby crackberry » Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:31 pm

jay115 wrote:I'm sure that someone going to Yale with my numbers could get into better law schools than if he/she came from my shitty UG. That, and my UG has disgusting GPA inflation, (like a 3.3 school average) so I'm sure law schools view my 3.6 as really a 2.6.

3.3 is nothing. I went to Stanford; our average GPA is like 3.5 or something, and that includes engineering majors. Among humanities kids, I think it's over 3.6. As they say, the hard part is getting in...

Also, I'd be shocked if grad schools (incl. law obviously) don't give preferential treatment to their UGs. If you go to one school for both UG and grad, aren't you that much more likely to give them $$$ down the road?

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Re: Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby beach_terror » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:58 pm

Paying sticker at Syracuse is redunkulous. Retake, score high 150's, and get some money. 42k in tuition for a school that fell out of the USNWR 100 in the last 3 years is not a good idea. That said, If I get 3/4 scholly there, I'll probably be going.

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Re: Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby MissLucky » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:59 pm

rejectmaster wrote:georgetown law loves its undergrads also.. i think all the jesuit schools are that way


what makes you say that about gtown? i remember the dean explicitly stating gtown undergrads don't get looked upon any more favorably than students from other good schools...

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Re: Does attending Undergrad at a school boost chances?

Postby GobiasIndustries » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:04 pm

rejectmaster wrote:georgetown law loves its undergrads also.. i think all the jesuit schools are that way


I heard BC doesn't really care for its UGs.




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