Whichi is more important...?

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b2582
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Whichi is more important...?

Postby b2582 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:23 pm

How truly important is the LSAT score compared to the GPA? To further refine my question how much does an amazing LSAT score trump a sub-par GPA?

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Re: Whichi is more important...?

Postby 09042014 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:26 pm

It trumps it significantly, but a lot of damage is done by the poor GPA.

But I'm a 2.8/176 going to Northwestern next year, so recover is possible.

What is your GPA?
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Re: Which is more important...?

Postby b2582 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:29 pm

i'm sitting at about a 2.85

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Re: Which is more important...?

Postby 09042014 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:33 pm

b2582 wrote:i'm sitting at about a 2.85


Well you need to get above a 170 to have a shot with 20-50 ranked schools.

Northwestern might take you with a 172 if you have work experience. Maybe with a 171 if you apply early decision.

Georgetown part time is probably an option if you hit 170+.

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Re: Whichi is more important...?

Postby Bert » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:36 pm

and if you are a couple years out of undergrad with meaningful work experience, you can probably pull a couple points of the lowest LSAT number.




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