Any splitters out there?

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Any splitters out there?

Postby OmbreGracieuse » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:19 am

What were your GPA/LSAT? Did you get into one of your top choices? What do you think made the difference in your cycle? If you could re-do this cycle over (still same GPA/LSAT) what would you do different?

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Re: Any splitters out there?

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:20 am

Splitters, like the much fabled unicorn, don't exist, primarily because they may only be handled by maidens, who also don't exist in this day and age.

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Dr. Strangelove
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Re: Any splitters out there?

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:19 am

The LSAT will determine whether I'm a splitter or a shitter.

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Re: Any splitters out there?

Postby motiontodismiss » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:42 am

Dr. Strangelove wrote:The LSAT will determine whether I'm a splitter or a shitter.


Same here. Although people keep telling me my 3.44 puts me in a better position for Top14 than I think.

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Re: Any splitters out there?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:47 am

motiontodismiss wrote:
Dr. Strangelove wrote:The LSAT will determine whether I'm a splitter or a shitter.


Same here. Although people keep telling me my 3.44 puts me in a better position for Top14 than I think.


HYS CC and Boalt are out. The rest you hav ea fighting shot at.

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Re: Any splitters out there?

Postby whitman » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:51 am

Yep. Here's one.

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Re: Any splitters out there?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:55 am

2.8/176

Nothing. EDing at NU is win for sub 3.0, super 170 applicants

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Re: Any splitters out there?

Postby calicocat » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:37 am

Splitters are all here:

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=111344

and hai DF, I am shocked you have most of the posts itt ;)

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Re: Any splitters out there?

Postby MURPH » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:51 am

I split 175, 2.98. I got into some good t15 - 30 schools with scholarship money. I've been waitlisted from 7 schools, including a few T14s. I am still waiting to hear fom NYU and Cornell. (seriously, wtf? I applied 6 months ago).

I can't say I am thrilled with my cycle but I am satisfied. As of right now I'll be going to UCLA with tuition covered by GI Bill/Yellow Ribbon scholarships. Who knows though, if the waitlists pan out I could be at another school.

The thing that made the difference in my cycle was retaking the LSAT to go from 170 -> 175. The only thing I would have done differently is I would have applied the first day that applications were available. For the life of me, I don't know what I waited until November for.

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Re: Any splitters out there?

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:25 am

LOL every time I see this thread title I want to come over here and say, "no, there are no splitters anywhere."

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Re: Any splitters out there?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:25 am

MURPH wrote:I split 175, 2.98. I got into some good t15 - 30 schools with scholarship money. I've been waitlisted from 7 schools, including a few T14s. I am still waiting to hear fom NYU and Cornell. (seriously, wtf? I applied 6 months ago).

I can't say I am thrilled with my cycle but I am satisfied. As of right now I'll be going to UCLA with tuition covered by GI Bill/Yellow Ribbon scholarships. Who knows though, if the waitlists pan out I could be at another school.

The thing that made the difference in my cycle was retaking the LSAT to go from 170 -> 175. The only thing I would have done differently is I would have applied the first day that applications were available. For the life of me, I don't know what I waited until November for.


Wow UCLA with that GPA is almost a miracle. How did you do it?

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Re: Any splitters out there?

Postby memaha » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:28 am

3.4/170
In at UVA

I pretty much credit my acceptance to me going ED... saved my ass.

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Re: Any splitters out there?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:33 am

memaha wrote:3.4/170
In at UVA

I pretty much credit my acceptance to me going ED... saved my ass.


2.8/176 at Northwestern. ED saved my ass too.

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Re: Any splitters out there?

Postby Lurkster » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:38 am

There's about to be one less splitter "out there". I may have been dinged at Cornell, but I don't have to be admitted to go jump into a gorge.

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Re: Any splitters out there?

Postby Ragged » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:40 am

No, "splitter" is a myth created by the government to keep you out of NU.

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Re: Any splitters out there?

Postby mrm2083 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:42 am

With a 3.44 you'll be fine with the right LSAT. So far I've gotten into Penn and Georgetown with a 3.43/171. I think you should definitely make all other experience you have stand out so they look past the GPA a little.

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Re: Any splitters out there?

Postby blue5385 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:52 am

motiontodismiss wrote:
Dr. Strangelove wrote:The LSAT will determine whether I'm a splitter or a shitter.


Same here. Although people keep telling me my 3.44 puts me in a better position for Top14 than I think.


3.44 is fine for CCN with a high enough LSAT and good overall application.

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Re: Any splitters out there?

Postby OmbreGracieuse » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:17 pm

blue5385 wrote:
3.44 is fine for CCN with a high enough LSAT and good overall application.


You really think a 3.44 is okay? I am somewhere in that same boat after this semester. My grades will have dropped significantly (I have what they think is cancer) and my grades will have gone down from where they were. I am consciously aware a good LSAT is needed with a 3.4 something; any tried and true methods you recommend?

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Re: Any splitters out there?

Postby dailygrind » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:19 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
memaha wrote:3.4/170
In at UVA

I pretty much credit my acceptance to me going ED... saved my ass.


2.8/176 at Northwestern. ED saved my ass too.


3.09/174 UVA. ED pulled me through.

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Re: Any splitters out there?

Postby blue5385 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:23 pm

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Re: Any splitters out there?

Postby motiontodismiss » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:29 pm

That's all comforting. :mrgreen: I thought I was doomed. I think my LSAC GPA will be a tick higher because I have some precollege (but college level) classes that I'm planning to submit to LSAC that I got A's on, so more like 3.46 or so, but I presume that wouldn't make any difference anyway.

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Re: Any splitters out there?

Postby blue5385 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:33 pm

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Re: Any splitters out there?

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:49 pm

Honestly, a 3.44 with a high-enough LSAT has a chance at any T14 except Harvard/Yale/Stanford/Berkeley.. the higher the LSAT.. the better the chances.
It sounds like applying early helps a lot..
It's just that your chances are probably less than 50% at places like Columbia/Chicago/Duke..which seem to have somewhat strict GPA cutoffs.

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Re: Any splitters out there?

Postby blue5385 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:24 pm

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