Chances For USC Law School Admission

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Chances For USC Law School Admission

Postby geneticist » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:21 am

K Question: I am a biology major from UCLA with a 169 LSAT score (97th percentile) and about a 3.2 GPA (keep in mind this is biology-a 3.2 is not bad). I also have a political science minor (3.8 in that, but I don't think my transcript categorizes it like that). Anyways, what do you guys think my chances are for USC?

BTW: I wake up every morning bitching to myself for picking biology and not political science. FML!!!

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Re: Chances For USC Law School Admission

Postby taw856 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:40 am

Not great, but could happen.

I'd guess waitlist.

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Re: Chances For USC Law School Admission

Postby Xizenta » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:06 am

Your chances are not very good. I have the same GPA and a 173 LSAT and I don't think they are going to admit me. I would say you have a 20% chance while I might have 50...

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Re: Chances For USC Law School Admission

Postby Cognoscenti » Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:25 pm

I'm also a bio major, but instead of a polisci minor I have another major in a closely related field. Similar numbers (168 but slightly higher GPA) and went to HYP.
I applied to USC but don't think I have a shot in hell (others have told me the same). Meh. Not too heartbroken about it though. :)

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Re: Chances For USC Law School Admission

Postby Baloo » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:58 am

Really? Chances are that low for all of you? Going by the US News and World Report numbers for USC (GPA 3.48-3.71, LSAT 165-167), I'm at about the 30-35% for GPA and slightly above the 75% for LSAT. I understand that applications are up this cycle and that things are erratic this year in general, but I think we might be underestimating chances here, especially Xizenta witha 173.

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