tkgrrett wrote:billyez wrote:tkgrrett wrote:Well, have you been rejected anywhere???..
p.s. my advice to URMs is to live with the irrational fear that the URM boost does not exist. This fear has led me to take the LSAT and write all my application material the cycle before Im applying. I plan on asking for my recommendations after spring break, perfecting my ps/diversity statement over the summer and having all my applications ready to go the first day they are available. I'm no expert(only an undergrad junior) but I do think that people get wrapped up in the urm boost and take it easy a bit.
What makes this so worrisome isn't that it can be noted as just a matter of URM's overestimating the URM boost. I'm not willing to say that 64 percent of AA applicants applied to top schools with unqualified numbers.
Definitely not 64% but I wouldnt doubt a significant percentage are (20-30%). I know a few AAs applying to only t20 schools with a 158 LSAT and 3.4 GPA in Criminology. Speaking of which, many URM think any major related to the law (criminology, criminal justice, pre-law studies, etc.) will be favored by law schools.
i know many ORM think the same thing......