25 LSAT + 75 GPA

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25 LSAT + 75 GPA

Postby vsl89 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:11 am

I know there has been a fair amount of discussion on here about the merits of reaching medians, etc. in determining your changes for admission. For the sake of discussion, let's say you're at the 25 mark on the LSAT and at or above the 75 mark on the GPA. Where does that put you in terms of admission? Does it become a matter of softs at that point? How do they distinguish between the tons of candidates who must also have the same stats?

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Re: 25 LSAT + 75 GPA

Postby KibblesAndVick » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:22 am

It depends on the school. Some schools love high GPAs (UC Berkley, Stanford) and some schools love high LSATs (NYU and lots of others). Being above one 75th and at one 25th is going to make you competitive but your chances really depend on the school's preferences.

If you're willing to share the particular school you're interested in as well as your LSAT/GPA combo people on here could be of more use.

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Re: 25 LSAT + 75 GPA

Postby kalvano » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:25 am

It's not a bad place to be. Ideally, you want to be at the 75th's for both, or at least median for both. But being at the 25th for one and 75th for the other gives you a better than even chance of admission, since you do fall within their numerical range.

At that point, it just becomes whether the school favors LSAT or GPA.

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Re: 25 LSAT + 75 GPA

Postby vespertiliovir » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:26 am

Do a forum search for "reverse splitter"

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Re: 25 LSAT + 75 GPA

Postby kazu » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:27 am

kalvano wrote:At that point, it just becomes whether the school favors LSAT or GPA.

This. I've noticed on LSN that a lot of applicants in that situation who apply later in the cycle get waitlisted first, then accepted (or not) according to probably what the school "needs" for their medians.

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Re: 25 LSAT + 75 GPA

Postby vsl89 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:29 am

KibblesAndVick wrote:If you're willing to share the particular school you're interested in as well as your LSAT/GPA combo people on here could be of more use.


I mean, you've already kind of addressed it, but NYU. I'm trying to use my ED to apply to a school I'm more passionate about, but to do that, I need to feel like I have good shot at either Penn or NYU as they are the more realistic reaches I would like to attend w/ a 169 & 4.0

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Re: 25 LSAT + 75 GPA

Postby KibblesAndVick » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:37 am

If you search LSN for applicants with LSATs of 168,169, or 170 as well as GPAs greater than 3.9 you can see that your chances at NYU are pretty damn good. I wouldn't ED to any school with such a perfect GPA. You have a real chance at getting scholarship money from Penn or NYU. You can do the same search of applicants for Penn too.

NYU and Penn are closer to targets than reaches. Columbia and Harvard should be your reaches.

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Re: 25 LSAT + 75 GPA

Postby vsl89 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:52 pm

KibblesAndVick wrote:If you search LSN for applicants with LSATs of 168,169, or 170 as well as GPAs greater than 3.9 you can see that your chances at NYU are pretty damn good. I wouldn't ED to any school with such a perfect GPA. You have a real chance at getting scholarship money from Penn or NYU. You can do the same search of applicants for Penn too.

NYU and Penn are closer to targets than reaches. Columbia and Harvard should be your reaches.


Thanks for the encouraging advice! I am hoping to apply early to Columbia as it is my dream school!




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