Schools that are more forgiving about low GPAs...

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Schools that are more forgiving about low GPAs...

Postby pierce_and_pierce » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:28 pm

The title basically says it. I've been having a tough start to my college career so far GPA-wise, but I still really need to get into a top school, especially since I'm considering a JD/MBA. Therefore, I was wondering if anyone has either overcome a horrible start and still gotten into a top law school or if anyone knows law schools that give more emphasis on the LSAT/work experience instead of GPA. Also, if you want to hear more about my situation, feel free to PM me.

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Re: Schools that are more forgiving about low GPAs...

Postby Ethan Edwards » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:39 pm

pierce_and_pierce wrote:The title basically says it. I've been having a tough start to my college career so far GPA-wise, but I still really need to get into a top school, especially since I'm considering a JD/MBA. Therefore, I was wondering if anyone has either overcome a horrible start and still gotten into a top law school or if anyone knows law schools that give more emphasis on the LSAT/work experience instead of GPA. Also, if you want to hear more about my situation, feel free to PM me.


What is your GPA/LSAT score?

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Re: Schools that are more forgiving about low GPAs...

Postby rayiner » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:40 pm

pierce_and_pierce wrote:The title basically says it. I've been having a tough start to my college career so far GPA-wise, but I still really need to get into a top school, especially since I'm considering a JD/MBA. Therefore, I was wondering if anyone has either overcome a horrible start and still gotten into a top law school or if anyone knows law schools that give more emphasis on the LSAT/work experience instead of GPA. Also, if you want to hear more about my situation, feel free to PM me.


Northwestern, if you can bust out a 172+.

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Re: Schools that are more forgiving about low GPAs...

Postby UF Gators » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:43 pm

Minnesota

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Re: Schools that are more forgiving about low GPAs...

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:48 pm

Northwestern
Minnesota
Washington University
Illinois
Iowa
Indiana-Bloomington

And pretty much most schools below 35 or so.

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Re: Schools that are more forgiving about low GPAs...

Postby Kretzy » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:49 pm

In ascending order:

George Mason (with a 163+), Indiana (164+), Illinois (166+), WUSTL and Minnesota (167+), Georgetown and UVA (170+), Northwestern (172+), NYU (175+).

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Re: Schools that are more forgiving about low GPAs...

Postby Ethan Edwards » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:50 pm

None of this applies if the GPA is a 2.2.

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Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:51 pm

Ethan Edwards wrote:None of this applies if the GPA is a 2.2.


Worse has gotten into NU this year.

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Postby rayiner » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:43 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Ethan Edwards wrote:None of this applies if the GPA is a 2.2.


Worse has gotten into NU this year.


I think that's aberrational even for NU. Then again, maybe I'm just upset that someone took my "lowest GPA at NU" title...

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Re: Schools that are more forgiving about low GPAs...

Postby sumus romani » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:55 pm

UVA (170+)


Comments like this hurt, because I'm over that, and my GPA isn't terrible, yet I'm waitlisted at UVA.

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Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:58 pm

rayiner wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
Ethan Edwards wrote:None of this applies if the GPA is a 2.2.


Worse has gotten into NU this year.


I think that's aberrational even for NU. Then again, maybe I'm just upset that someone took my "lowest GPA at NU" title...


Think how much more you could have slacked and then just ED'ed at NU? And the 2.1 doesn't even have a huge LSAT. 171 I think.

I'm guessing he has some great softs.

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Re: Schools that are more forgiving about low GPAs...

Postby pierce_and_pierce » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:11 pm

Kretzy wrote:In ascending order:

George Mason (with a 163+), Indiana (164+), Illinois (166+), WUSTL and Minnesota (167+), Georgetown and UVA (170+), Northwestern (172+), NYU (175+).


I actually meant more within the T14, because I've heard that outside of that, you won't really get a good job. Plus, I'm looking at a JD/MBA from a place with a good law school and fairly good (i.e. T15) business school, so GMU, Indiana, Illinois, WUSTL/Minnesota don't really cut it (well maybe WUSTL, but the others not so much).

Also, my GPA isn't horrendous like below 3.0 or anything. I'm just having a horrible term so far, but I should be able to get at least a 3.5 overall.

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Re: Schools that are more forgiving about low GPAs...

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:14 pm

pierce_and_pierce wrote:
Kretzy wrote:In ascending order:

George Mason (with a 163+), Indiana (164+), Illinois (166+), WUSTL and Minnesota (167+), Georgetown and UVA (170+), Northwestern (172+), NYU (175+).


I actually meant more within the T14, because I've heard that outside of that, you won't really get a good job. Plus, I'm looking at a JD/MBA from a place with a good law school and fairly good (i.e. T15) business school, so GMU, Indiana, Illinois, WUSTL/Minnesota don't really cut it (well maybe WUSTL, but the others not so much).

Also, my GPA isn't horrendous like below 3.0 or anything. I'm just having a horrible term so far, but I should be able to get at least a 3.5 overall.


Penn, NU, Chicago, and Columbia should be who you are looking at.

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Re: Schools that are more forgiving about low GPAs...

Postby rockchalk86 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:18 pm

3.5 171 and I have had great luck this cycle... check my profile for more info but a 3.5 can definitely get you into a T10

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Re: Schools that are more forgiving about low GPAs...

Postby pierce_and_pierce » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:26 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
pierce_and_pierce wrote:
Kretzy wrote:In ascending order:

George Mason (with a 163+), Indiana (164+), Illinois (166+), WUSTL and Minnesota (167+), Georgetown and UVA (170+), Northwestern (172+), NYU (175+).


I actually meant more within the T14, because I've heard that outside of that, you won't really get a good job. Plus, I'm looking at a JD/MBA from a place with a good law school and fairly good (i.e. T15) business school, so GMU, Indiana, Illinois, WUSTL/Minnesota don't really cut it (well maybe WUSTL, but the others not so much).

Also, my GPA isn't horrendous like below 3.0 or anything. I'm just having a horrible term so far, but I should be able to get at least a 3.5 overall.


Penn, NU, Chicago, and Columbia should be who you are looking at.


What about places like UVA/Michigan/Cornell? They all have pretty good business schools and are T14s, or are their JD/MBA programs not so great?

Also, I'm just curious, but how much does 1 or 2 bad terms hurt one's GPA? Like, I'll probably only get a 3.1-3.2, maybe 3.3 max because I've been sick and not done that well on a couple of midterms, but if my grades are good every other term from now on, is it still possible to end with a 3.6+?

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Re: Schools that are more forgiving about low GPAs...

Postby rayiner » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:30 pm

pierce_and_pierce wrote:
Kretzy wrote:In ascending order:

George Mason (with a 163+), Indiana (164+), Illinois (166+), WUSTL and Minnesota (167+), Georgetown and UVA (170+), Northwestern (172+), NYU (175+).


I actually meant more within the T14, because I've heard that outside of that, you won't really get a good job. Plus, I'm looking at a JD/MBA from a place with a good law school and fairly good (i.e. T15) business school, so GMU, Indiana, Illinois, WUSTL/Minnesota don't really cut it (well maybe WUSTL, but the others not so much).

Also, my GPA isn't horrendous like below 3.0 or anything. I'm just having a horrible term so far, but I should be able to get at least a 3.5 overall.


With a 3.5, a 170+ will get you into T7-14. A 173+ gives you a decent shot at Chicago/NYU. 175+ makes CLS possible.

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Re: Schools that are more forgiving about low GPAs...

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:52 pm

pierce_and_pierce wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
pierce_and_pierce wrote:
Kretzy wrote:In ascending order:

George Mason (with a 163+), Indiana (164+), Illinois (166+), WUSTL and Minnesota (167+), Georgetown and UVA (170+), Northwestern (172+), NYU (175+).


I actually meant more within the T14, because I've heard that outside of that, you won't really get a good job. Plus, I'm looking at a JD/MBA from a place with a good law school and fairly good (i.e. T15) business school, so GMU, Indiana, Illinois, WUSTL/Minnesota don't really cut it (well maybe WUSTL, but the others not so much).

Also, my GPA isn't horrendous like below 3.0 or anything. I'm just having a horrible term so far, but I should be able to get at least a 3.5 overall.


Penn, NU, Chicago, and Columbia should be who you are looking at.


What about places like UVA/Michigan/Cornell? They all have pretty good business schools and are T14s, or are their JD/MBA programs not so great?

Also, I'm just curious, but how much does 1 or 2 bad terms hurt one's GPA? Like, I'll probably only get a 3.1-3.2, maybe 3.3 max because I've been sick and not done that well on a couple of midterms, but if my grades are good every other term from now on, is it still possible to end with a 3.6+?


I'm not exactly the best source for Jd/mba, but their MBA's aren't as good. As to if they are good enough, I don't know.




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