155/3.89...?

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
LawSchool??
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:04 am

155/3.89...?

Postby LawSchool?? » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:14 am

My LSAT score is a low 155. GPA: 3.89. URM

Any shot at the top 30?

Specifically,

UPENN
Columbia
UMich
UV
Cornell
BC
BU
Illinois

Probably small chance at these schools.

Any thoughts on taking a year off and perhaps applying at other, lower-ranked schools?
(P.S. Studied for over 6 months for the LSAT. For some weird freakin reason, I simply could not perform on test day -- took it twice. However, was getting mid 160 scores during practice tests...I just don't know)

Sean Bateman
Posts: 136
Joined: Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:45 pm

Re: 155/3.89...?

Postby Sean Bateman » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:17 am

almost positive you will not get into any of those schools with a 155.
take the extra year and work on that LSAT brother. with lots of practice, the LSAT is beatable

liberty
Posts: 47
Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:41 am

Re: 155/3.89...?

Postby liberty » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:59 am

It's either crap law school or take a gap year and hit the books.

User avatar
Mroberts3
Posts: 300
Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:10 pm

Re: 155/3.89...?

Postby Mroberts3 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:45 am

If you bumped that to a 165, most schools would be falling all over each other to admit you. Don't apply until you give the LSAT at least more more shot.

User avatar
newyorker88
Posts: 614
Joined: Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:32 pm

Re: 155/3.89...?

Postby newyorker88 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:48 am

Very little chance at those schools I hope those aren't all you applied to. If so, I would retake the LSAT maybe see about taking a prep class. and do NOT only apply to reaches.

User avatar
PDaddy
Posts: 2073
Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:40 am

Re: 155/3.89...?

Postby PDaddy » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:45 am

Sean Bateman wrote:almost positive you will not get into any of those schools with a 155.
take the extra year and work on that LSAT brother. with lots of practice, the LSAT is beatable



Two years ago, I would have said aim higher in your target schools, even with the 155, but he's right. I know a guy who got into GULC with 3.9/145 (with $$$) from Morehouse and a female URM who went to UVA with 3.8/158 (with $$$).

Both of those happened in 2006.

But these days, URM's with 160's are getting waitlisted now in the top-20's (don't ask me how), and you may get waitlisted at top-30's. But with that GPA, if you get over the 160 hump (165 or so), you can apply throughout the top-30 and have some fun.

Your drop on the LSAT is pretty normal. I was scoring near 170 in my practice exams, so i just knew I would get at least 166-168. But I got the drop like you did.




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], dan9257 and 3 guests