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Bird2323
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Northeastern

Postby Bird2323 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:57 am

Can a 155 get you into Northeastern...if everything else is strong?

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Eugenie Danglars
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Re: Northeastern

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:23 am

Their 25th is 156. There's not tons of applicants on law school numbers, but I see a handful of green below 155. Most are URM, though.

Verdict/personal opinion: You've got a shot, but not a great one.

I'm applying here too. Best of luck :-)

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jbarl1
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Re: Northeastern

Postby jbarl1 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:29 am

I was wait listed last year with a 160, 3.85 and I applied early application. You just never know.

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Eugenie Danglars
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Re: Northeastern

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:30 am

jbarl1 wrote:I was wait listed last year with a 160, 3.85 and I applied early application. You just never know.


That's terrible. I'm hoping for my sake you were YP'ed. Any idea if there's truth to that?

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Re: Northeastern

Postby Beantown26 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:48 am

What is YP'ed?

And how did you get rejected with those numbers???

Criminal Background???

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Eugenie Danglars
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Re: Northeastern

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:52 am

Beantown26 wrote:What is YP'ed?

And how did you get rejected with those numbers???

Criminal Background???


YP is yield protect. Sometimes schools ding (reject) people numbers way above their 75ths because they assume those people won't attend if accepted, thus hurting their yield.

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jbarl1
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Re: Northeastern

Postby jbarl1 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:04 am

Haha no criminal background. I was straight out of undergrad with lots of volunteer work and some great academic awards. I really don't know why I was wait listed. I withdrew from the list and when they asked me why, I told them it was because a better ranked school had accepted me within a week of my application and given me a $60,000 scholarship. I'm happy with my choice.

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Re: Northeastern

Postby linquest » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:01 am

Bird2323- my numbers were below the 25th%s when I got in, so it's definitely possible. The best advice I can give is to tailor your application so that it's clear why NUSL's unique characteristics would suit you. One thing that NUSL does differently than most schools is that there are students on the Admissions Committee. The students tend to be the ones that will advocate for applicants with lower numbers if there's enough in the application that makes them say, "This is someone that should really be a part of the Northeastern community." This is one of the few law schools that really look beyond the numbers.

jbarl1 wrote:I was wait listed last year with a 160, 3.85 and I applied early application. You just never know.


As an alum who used to work in the Admissions Office, I can tell you it wasn't YP, which isn't really a practice of NUSL. Your LSAT was just below median. Most likely it was your soft factors, especially if you didn't tailor your app as I mentioned above. Also, in general, NUSL tends to prefer people with work experience. Glad it worked out for you at the other school though.

Bird2323
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Re: Northeastern

Postby Bird2323 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:17 am

Hey thanks for the insight...

My work exp is decent...worked for a year a big 4 accounting firm, a year at a large international bank, and a year at a U.S. Embassy.

Plus CPA...

Hopefully its enough...

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birD
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Re: Northeastern

Postby birD » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:59 pm

weird coincidence... northeastern is my number 1 school and we have almost the same avatar name

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Eugenie Danglars
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Re: Northeastern

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:48 am

I answered all three optional essay topics in my PS. Is it terrible not to write an optional essay? It would be highly repetitious...

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uk4220
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Re: Northeastern

Postby uk4220 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:48 am

Decision E-mails went out this morning

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Eugenie Danglars
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Re: Northeastern

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:50 am

In :-) I applied 10/31 and went complete 11/10. Good luck everyone!

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Re: Northeastern

Postby ldboston » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:56 am

IN :D Applied 10/28, Complete 11/11. Excited and still hoping to get some scholarship money in the decision letter

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birD
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Re: Northeastern

Postby birD » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:03 am

in via email or what???

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uk4220
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Re: Northeastern

Postby uk4220 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:05 am

In via e-mail this morning about an hour ago.

Actually an email that said decision rendered via status checker.

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birD
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Re: Northeastern

Postby birD » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:16 am

do you think they'll release more decisions today? ahh I'm freaking out I hope this doesn't mean I'm rejected :(

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uk4220
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Re: Northeastern

Postby uk4220 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:28 am

It's very possible.

And if not today, there is still a lot of time.

ldboston
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Re: Northeastern

Postby ldboston » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:31 am

There is definitely still a lot of time! Did you apply early action?

they sent a very torturous email that said "decision rendered" and you had to log into the status checker. longest minute ever.

Good luck to everyone!

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birD
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Re: Northeastern

Postby birD » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:23 pm

yeah I applied EA like the first day you could 9/1 or whatever. I want my decision I want to go there soooo bad. congrats to everyone who got in!!




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