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UVA 2014

Postby luhrenzo » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:32 pm

I'm trying to gauge how much of an impact being a VA resident has when applying to UVA. I'm thinking of moving to DC for a year since my cycles not going to hot right now. I can live in NOVA and commute to DC which would allow me to establish residency and hopefully help. Any thoughts on whether or not I'd have a realistic change if I do follow through?

3.53/164, 162 mex. good softs

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Re: UVA 2014

Postby luhrenzo » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:37 pm

bump: flew of the page. forums on fiyah

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Re: UVA 2014

Postby YCrevolution » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:02 pm

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Re: UVA 2014

Postby luhrenzo » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:11 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
luhrenzo wrote:bump: flew of the page. forums on fiyah

:?:

The bottom post on the Admissions forum page I'm seeing was from April 17.

Anyways: VA residency helps. 40% of the seats (and I think just about 10% of the applications) are for/from Virginia residents. It will improve your chance (as will your URM status), although you're still facing an uphill battle (below 25% on both LSAT/GPA). VA residents also get $5000 off tuition, so if you do get in, law school will be $15,000 cheaper.


interesting. i just posted the original about an hour ago.

i realize im a long shot but i know VA isnt a very mex saturated state so i was curious if it would have a significant impact but I'm guessing not. thanks tho

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Re: UVA 2014

Postby shock259 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:14 pm

I don't want to burst your bubble, but 162 seems too low, even being a URM and VA resident. Can you retake in June? IF you can pull 166ish or higher, I would think you could significantly increase your chances.

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Re: UVA 2014

Postby luhrenzo » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:21 pm

im just wary of taking it a dreaded 3rd time. its getting too late in the game for me to gear up and study again so i'd prob have to take the sept test. i really regretted taking it the second time cause i know my practicing had slacked. how bad does a 3rd take look and is it worth it? i was consistently avg. 168 but obviously PT scores don't matter. im not sure if UVA is one of the schools that only looks at the higher score or not

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Re: UVA 2014

Postby shock259 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:31 pm

Are you dead-set on UVA? What about something like William and Mary? Washington and Lee? Maybe GW?

I could be wrong about the numbers. URMs are always harder to pinpoint. Add that with an ED and VA resident, and maybe you can squeeze by. I think it is unlikely, though.

I'd say cast a very wide net if you decide not to retake.

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Re: UVA 2014

Postby luhrenzo » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:37 pm

yeah i actually got WL at both W&M and W&L and rejected from GW. I'm hoping I can get in somewhere higher ranked than those three (currently on vandy WL) but UVA has become a dream over the past year. what are your thoughts on a 3rd lsat take?

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Re: UVA 2014

Postby 4llin » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:10 pm

Even the schools that claim to average LSAT scores (worst-case scenario for a retake) have the same standard of reporting the highest LSAT scores to the US News rankings.

Retake if you're serious about UVA!

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Re: UVA 2014

Postby shock259 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:16 pm

Retake if UVA is your thing. I can't see see you getting into UVA if you are getting rejected from schools ranked ~30th. It's a Top 10, after all. Rankings are roughly equivalent to entrance difficulty. It'd be a waste of a cycle to only apply to UVA next year if you already applied to a wider net this year. I'd say either go this cycle if you can get off the waitlist or retake and apply to the same schools next cycle along with UVA.




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