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balenciagar wrote:So I got 168 for my october LSAT, and my number comes down to 168/3.82. I am an AA female in undergrad, math major, good diversity statement with no stellar softs... I will be EDing to either NYU or Duke, or don't ED and aim for Berkeley. I feel like those three schools are different in many sense. Columbia was my dream school, but I highly doubt getting accepted even with the ED because I got a split, barely over 75% in GPA (3.82>3.81) but 2 points below 25% in LSAT(168<170). So I thought NYU is a more realistic choice if I have any chances at all.
My main concern in choosing LS is 1. Job prospect in big cities, 2. City life, and 3. Scholarship chances (Duke). I need your advice!!!
Job prospects:NY vs. SF? Are the chances for getting a job in NY significantly different for NYU and Duke?
City life: East vs. West? I have never lived in NY or SF. Expenses? I know I should def have a car in Durham, but how about SF?
Chances of getting a scholarship at Duke vs. Merits for attending a higher-ranked LS
Also, what are some other schools I should consider applying? Correct me if I'm wrong, I don't know if it's worth the application fee to blanket lower T14. Say Northwestern, because I don't have WE and it seems like my numbers aren't high enough to compensate it; or UVA. I think if I get into Duke and UVA, I will definitely choose Duke over UVA, etc. I don't have much info about Penn and Michigan, except that Michigan is really cold. I think my chances are good for Cornell but all my friends who originally lived in big cities hated there for the undergrad...
Thanks! And sorry for any typo, grammar mistakes, or wrong info if there are any.
I feel like the AA female thing will help you substantially, but I think some ppl more experienced should chime in here. You might try looking through this thread:
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