168/3.96 - where to apply?

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168/3.96 - where to apply?

Postby quesadilla10 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:03 am

I'm having trouble deciding where my best bets would be. I'm not interested in ED'ing anywhere as I probably won't be able to get my app in early enough, and there's not one school I KNOW I would attend no matter what kind of $$ came from other schools. My softs are weak-average. Should I be looking at MVP or Cornell range? Or Texas/UCLA/Vandy? I'm not so concerned with where I end up geographically, more about job prospects and being able to pay off whatever loans I incur. I guess I just need some idea of what constitutes some good safety, target, and reach schools for my numbers.

Oh, and my LORs were *just* sent out so I'm guessing I'll be going complete at schools around Thanksgiving since 1 is being faxed but 2 snail-mailed. Is this going to hurt me at all? I was planning on being done THIS week, but I didn't factor in how long it would take my recommendors to write the letters.

Thanks in advance :)

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Re: 168/3.96 - where to apply?

Postby quesadilla10 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:22 pm

bump?

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Re: 168/3.96 - where to apply?

Postby 005618502 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:26 pm

Whats the school you would attend no matter what? I think you have a shot at MVPB.

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Re: 168/3.96 - where to apply?

Postby Deuce » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:27 pm

Same LSAT, slightly lower GPA.

I would apply far and wide with that GPA. Put together solid apps. for 7-14, and also CCN as an enormous reach. You should be accepted to most if not all of 15-20. If you're looking for $$$$, pick which schools out of 20-35ish you'd like regionally and as a school and throw an app. there if you want.

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Re: 168/3.96 - where to apply?

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Re: 168/3.96 - where to apply?

Postby ahduth » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:28 pm

Not that this was triggered by your handle or anything, but you don't happen to be URM?

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Re: 168/3.96 - where to apply?

Postby 005618502 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:29 pm

ahduth wrote:Not that this was triggered by your handle or anything, but you don't happen to be URM?


This would make an incredible difference.... Didnt even think about the username maybe insinuating MA?

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Re: 168/3.96 - where to apply?

Postby Deuce » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:30 pm

ahduth wrote:Not that this was triggered by your handle or anything, but you don't happen to be URM?

:lol:

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Re: 168/3.96 - where to apply?

Postby 005618502 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:32 pm

O also it takes a while to process LOR's, especially this time in the year. Hopefully everything will be ready by thanksgiving..

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Re: 168/3.96 - where to apply?

Postby legends159 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:35 pm

apply everywhere, including HYS

I got into SLS a few years ago with your numbers. No i'm not URM.

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Re: 168/3.96 - where to apply?

Postby 005618502 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:37 pm

legends159 wrote:apply everywhere, including HYS

I got into SLS a few years ago with your numbers. No i'm not URM.


Really? with a 168. Must have had great softs. Stanford does think about that. Congrats

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Re: 168/3.96 - where to apply?

Postby quesadilla10 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:39 pm

Thank you for the responses!!

No, I am not URM, haha :D

I guess I should just pony up the bucks and apply to a ton of places. Hopefully the late LORs don't screw me. ugh. if I apply around Thanksgiving as opposed to now, does that significantly diminish my chances at the T-14? I feel like with such borderline numbers, it probably does.

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Re: 168/3.96 - where to apply?

Postby 005618502 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:40 pm

quesadilla10 wrote:Thank you for the responses!!

No, I am not URM, haha :D

I guess I should just pony up the bucks and apply to a ton of places. Hopefully the late LORs don't screw me. ugh. if I apply around Thanksgiving as opposed to now, does that significantly diminish my chances at the T-14? I feel like with such borderline numbers, it probably does.


No, before thanksgiving is considered early. A couple weeks after thanksgiving? then that will hurt you

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Re: 168/3.96 - where to apply?

Postby im_blue » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:40 pm

jt1341 wrote:
legends159 wrote:apply everywhere, including HYS

I got into SLS a few years ago with your numbers. No i'm not URM.


Really? with a 168. Must have had great softs. Stanford does think about that. Congrats

Their 25th percentile LSAT is 167, so a ~4.0/168 non-URM would have a chance with great softs.

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Re: 168/3.96 - where to apply?

Postby im_blue » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:41 pm

I would apply ED to Chicago ASAP, and fax those remaining LORs!

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Re: 168/3.96 - where to apply?

Postby Grizz » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:08 pm

jt1341 wrote:
quesadilla10 wrote:Thank you for the responses!!

No, I am not URM, haha :D

I guess I should just pony up the bucks and apply to a ton of places. Hopefully the late LORs don't screw me. ugh. if I apply around Thanksgiving as opposed to now, does that significantly diminish my chances at the T-14? I feel like with such borderline numbers, it probably does.


No, before thanksgiving is considered early. A couple weeks after thanksgiving? then that will hurt you


Depends on the school

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Re: 168/3.96 - where to apply?

Postby quesadilla10 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:00 pm

Can I have them fax the recommendation even if there's one currently in the mail? I'd need a new waiver to send with it, correct?

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Re: 168/3.96 - where to apply?

Postby legends159 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:09 pm

I would definitely recommend that anyone with a 3.85+/165+ apply to SLS -- there a handful of students each year that get in with those exact numbers and you never know what the school wants in that particular year but your PS might strike a cord with the admissions officer.

If you're tight on cash and have those numbers above then don't apply to HLS/CLS b/c those two are very much numbers-oriented.

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Re: 168/3.96 - where to apply?

Postby stratocophic » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:16 pm

rad law wrote:
jt1341 wrote:
quesadilla10 wrote:Thank you for the responses!!

No, I am not URM, haha :D

I guess I should just pony up the bucks and apply to a ton of places. Hopefully the late LORs don't screw me. ugh. if I apply around Thanksgiving as opposed to now, does that significantly diminish my chances at the T-14? I feel like with such borderline numbers, it probably does.


No, before thanksgiving is considered early. A couple weeks after thanksgiving? then that will hurt you


Depends on the school
CR. WUSTL on down should be fine before February, T14 is a no-fly zone by January, and in between is somewhere... in between.

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Re: 168/3.96 - where to apply?

Postby whymeohgodno » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:20 pm

Enjoy Cornell?

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Re: 168/3.96 - where to apply?

Postby 005618502 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:47 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:Enjoy Cornell?


does anyone? no

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Re: 168/3.96 - where to apply?

Postby whymeohgodno » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:48 pm

jt1341 wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:Enjoy Cornell?


does anyone? no

I would :(

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Re: 168/3.96 - where to apply?

Postby 005618502 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:52 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:
jt1341 wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:Enjoy Cornell?


does anyone? no

I would :(


Have you visited and spoken with its law students? How about this time of year or a couple weeks from now?

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Re: 168/3.96 - where to apply?

Postby whymeohgodno » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:54 pm

jt1341 wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:
jt1341 wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:Enjoy Cornell?


does anyone? no

I would :(


Have you visited and spoken with its law students? How about this time of year or a couple weeks from now?


No to first. Yes to 2nd.

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Re: 168/3.96 - where to apply?

Postby MissLucky » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:59 pm

jt1341 wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:
jt1341 wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:Enjoy Cornell?


does anyone? no

I would :(


Have you visited and spoken with its law students? How about this time of year or a couple weeks from now?


why? im curious




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