Hellooo. I was planning on applying for Columbia's SIPA school for a Master's but have since decided that I may be better off going to law school (I want to study international law.) I think that my shot of getting into the Master's program is good, but that my chances of getting into the law school there are slim. As I think I am restricted from applying to both simultaneously, is it worth a shot for fall 2011 admission? I'm taking the LSAT this Sunday. I have a 3.76 GPA from a state school, but I was a member of the honors college. My GPA was actually a solid 3.9 until the final semester, when I took double the recommended credits and worked on my senior thesis. I double-majored and received an international relations certificate. I was very active on campus and had two jobs. I also have been teaching abroad, speak a couple of languages, and have work experience. I am a strong writer and am fairly confident I can put together a strong personal statement.
I am also a fairly unique applicant as I am adopted, have a learning disability, and I am gay...
Oh, and my scores as of right now are in the 168-170 range. I know if I get 170 my chances improve significantly, but I don't know if this is going to happen on test day.
I know that's a lot of info, but any advice would be helpful! Thanks!
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im_blue wrote:I think you'll need a 171-172 for a shot at Columbia.
+ 1. Depending on how well you tell your story, i.e. being gay, learning disability, etc. you might be able to squeak in since your GPA, at least, is above their median.
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