Where should I apply?

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Zeile
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Where should I apply?

Postby Zeile » Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:55 pm

GDub is my "dream" school hands down, no questions asked. However, where else should I apply with a 3.91 GPA and a 162 LSAT and average/normal softs, non-URM??? I care about job prospects, not location. I'll work anywhere, honestly.

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby whymeohgodno » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:11 am

Retake the LSAT if you can. That's a stellar GPA. A few more points and you could be looking at t14 schools or $$$ at t30.

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PDaddy
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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby PDaddy » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:40 am

whymeohgodno wrote:Retake the LSAT if you can. That's a stellar GPA. A few more points and you could be looking at t14 schools or $$$ at t30.



Agreed (with above post), but if you must apply and cannot wait, I would suggest that you apply to Fordham, W & M, W & L, UNC, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Iowa, U-Washington, Tulane, Hastings, and a few others. You might still get a few dollars.

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby 005618502 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:57 am

I would throw an ED to Gtown, only because its your dream. Chances are itll be a ding but hey why not?

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby sundance95 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:58 am

jt1341 wrote:I would throw an ED to Gtown, only because its your dream. Chances are itll be a ding but hey why not?


Egregious GW trolling, lol.

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby beachbum » Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:01 am

what about UVA ED? You're above the GPA median, and they've already taken a few reverse-splitters this cycle. Seems like your best bet at a top school. Otherwise, retake the LSAT.

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sundance95
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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby sundance95 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:06 am

beachbum wrote:what about UVA ED? You're above the GPA median, and they've already taken a few reverse-splitters this cycle. Seems like your best bet at a top school. Otherwise, retake the LSAT.


This may be credited, although 162 feels awfully low. OP, you'll want to check LSN to see if this is plausible.

Speaking as a GW UG, I wonder why GW is your dream school. Have you visited? Do you *really* want to spend 3 years in Foggy Bottom? It's priced like Manhattan but feels like...well, Foggy Bottom. There's literally nothing there save GW and office buildings. Of course, you could live far from campus in DC or NOVA as well. Or, is GW simply just the best school you could envision yourself getting into?

If your answer is the latter, quickly (but carefully) put together a UVA ED packet. Do some research regarding what would attract you to the school and write a compelling Why Virginia. GL.

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby sundance95 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:10 am

A quick check of LSN reveals one applicant accepted with a 3.99 and a 161. He was a VA resident, though, which is a huge advantage. There was also a 159 3.9 WLed OOSer and a 156 3.9 accepted, although it appears he was a latino URM.




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