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Full Tuition Scholarship

Postby usna02 » Fri May 14, 2010 11:04 pm

I'm curious--where do you typically have to score on the LSAT in order to get full tuition?

Possibly T3 or T4. GPA of 3.1

I'm broke and need a free ride.
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Re: Full Tuition Scholarship

Postby jks289 » Fri May 14, 2010 11:05 pm

usna02 wrote:I'm curious--where do you typically have to score on the LSAT in order to get full tuition?


Where? And with what GPA?

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Re: Full Tuition Scholarship

Postby usna02 » Fri May 14, 2010 11:06 pm

I'm not looking for a top school...maybe T-3 or T-4. GPA 3.1

jks289 wrote:
usna02 wrote:I'm curious--where do you typically have to score on the LSAT in order to get full tuition?


Where?

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Re: Full Tuition Scholarship

Postby merichard87 » Fri May 14, 2010 11:26 pm

Why can't you just take out loans like everybody else?

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Re: Full Tuition Scholarship

Postby melyanair » Fri May 14, 2010 11:38 pm

OP ... I am kinda in your shoes ... needed/wanted a full ride. As an international student I wont qualify for federal loans and had no one to co-sign for me for a private loan.
Do you have a state that you woudl like to go to law school in?

There are afew schools you could get a full ride with like a 170, since your GPA is 3.1.

I was offered two full rides with 3.8, 154, but I have the minority boost and lot's of favor!

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Re: Full Tuition Scholarship

Postby jks289 » Sat May 15, 2010 12:06 am

I bet a 168 would be enough for T3/4.

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Re: Full Tuition Scholarship

Postby Fark-o-vision » Sat May 15, 2010 12:24 am

jks289 wrote:I bet a 168 would be enough for T3/4.


Uh. I bet, too. Were you being tongue in check? I might not have got that. I don't get that sometimes online.

OP, target schools that hand out scholarship dollars like they're going out of style. Hofstra, Pitt, a few others in tier 2 do this and even with a 3.1 you might get money. Take the LSAT, see what you get, and spam every school where your LSAT is above 75%. You'll probably get fee waivers for a lot of these schools and can request from those who don't give them automatically. The LSAT is too big a variable at the moment. Do the best you can, get as high as you can get, and then look into this. I think a 168 would get you damn near full at some tier 2 schools if you applied early.

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Re: Full Tuition Scholarship

Postby jks289 » Sat May 15, 2010 12:43 am

Fark-o-vision wrote:
jks289 wrote:I bet a 168 would be enough for T3/4.


Uh. I bet, too. Were you being tongue in check? I might not have got that. I don't get that sometimes online.

OP, target schools that hand out scholarship dollars like they're going out of style. Hofstra, Pitt, a few others in tier 2 do this and even with a 3.1 you might get money. Take the LSAT, see what you get, and spam every school where your LSAT is above 75%. You'll probably get fee waivers for a lot of these schools and can request from those who don't give them automatically. The LSAT is too big a variable at the moment. Do the best you can, get as high as you can get, and then look into this. I think a 168 would get you damn near full at some tier 2 schools if you applied early.


With a 3.1 you think to OP will get a full ride with less than high 160s? I am sure individual cases vary, but they seemed to be asking how high you need to secure a full ride. Maybe I'm off by a few points, but with a 3.1 I highly doubt 160s are getting full rides anywhere.

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Re: Full Tuition Scholarship

Postby kalvano » Sat May 15, 2010 2:05 am

Where?

It's not so simple as throwing out a score. It entirely depends on the school.

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Re: Full Tuition Scholarship

Postby JOThompson » Sat May 15, 2010 2:14 am

Get waivers and apply broadly if your stats aren't strong enough to historically merit a full ride. If you have an interesting diversity angle, you may greatly benefit from that as well. I certainly did and was able to outperform my numbers (159/3.74). Good luck!

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Re: Full Tuition Scholarship

Postby Fark-o-vision » Sat May 15, 2010 2:26 am

I think the school matters, too. Schools like Hofstra, that game numbers, will give you a damn high percentage of tuition regardless, simply because your high LSAT dramatically raises their numbers and your low GPA is easily fudged. That assumes you get a high LSAT. Take the LSAT and then come back for advice.

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Re: Full Tuition Scholarship

Postby ggocat » Sat May 15, 2010 9:23 am

You probably need to be above the 75th percentile for LSAT at the school (note: not a score in the 75th percentile of all test-takers). Even then, it will be difficult to get a full ride with a 3.1. Full rides usually go to students who have numbers above both medians.

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Re: Full Tuition Scholarship

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Sat May 15, 2010 9:39 am

A 170+ can get you a FT at a T2. Why go for broke?

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Re: Full Tuition Scholarship

Postby usna02 » Sat May 15, 2010 9:56 am

Because I already owe a lot of money on another advanced degree

merichard87 wrote:Why can't you just take out loans like everybody else?

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Re: Full Tuition Scholarship

Postby usna02 » Sat May 15, 2010 10:01 am

Thanks for all the replies. I am going to shoot for the high 160's and practice my a$$ off!

P.S. I don't mind taking out loans to cover my living expenses...I would just like to have my tuition paid for.

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Re: Full Tuition Scholarship

Postby GordonBombay » Sat May 15, 2010 10:22 am

For what you're describing, I think St Johns is your best bet, and it's a T2, even if it's at the bottom. I applied there since I knew they gave out a lot of full irdes and wanted that option. 3.18/ 166 though I did have work experience and good LOR's, but I know how much stock everyone puts in that stuff.

Only stip was top 50% School's name is known, even if the law school's rep isnt that hot, so it's not like teh south atlantic Florida Tech college of law of our lady of peace or anything.

my 2 cents

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Re: Full Tuition Scholarship

Postby usna02 » Sat May 15, 2010 8:58 pm

thanks...i will look into that one :)

GordonBombay wrote:For what you're describing, I think St Johns is your best bet, and it's a T2, even if it's at the bottom. I applied there since I knew they gave out a lot of full irdes and wanted that option. 3.18/ 166 though I did have work experience and good LOR's, but I know how much stock everyone puts in that stuff.

Only stip was top 50% School's name is known, even if the law school's rep isnt that hot, so it's not like teh south atlantic Florida Tech college of law of our lady of peace or anything.

my 2 cents

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Re: Full Tuition Scholarship

Postby vanwinkle » Sat May 15, 2010 9:37 pm

A general rule is that getting above a school's 75th percentile LSAT will get you significant $$$ at schools that are willing to overlook a low GPA. Without more specific info I can't give a more specific answer.




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