GPA Floors/Walls

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GPA Floors/Walls

Postby wiseguy33 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:34 pm

What's the consensus on GPA floors for schools that give a lot of weight to GPA? (I'm thinking Berkeley, UCLA, etc.)

I'm a splitter, and my lawschoolpredictor results look way too positive for my GPA. Thanks in advance.

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Re: GPA Floors/Walls

Postby Hedwig » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:36 pm

What's your GPA?

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Re: GPA Floors/Walls

Postby wiseguy33 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:38 pm

Between 3.3 and 3.6.

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Re: GPA Floors/Walls

Postby bdubs » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:53 pm

wiseguy33 wrote:Between 3.3 and 3.6.


That is a big range. A lot of T-14 have what seems to be a hard floor at 3.0 (except NWU with significant WE and good LSAT). Without big big LSAT numbers (175+) it seems like a lot of floors are closer to 3.5

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Re: GPA Floors/Walls

Postby wiseguy33 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:57 pm

I do have a 175+ LSAT, so I know my numbers are OK for most T14's. I heard that some, like Cal, will really hold my GPA against me though. Just wondering if anyone knows what the cutoffs are for any of those GPA-heavy school in, say, the top 20.

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Re: GPA Floors/Walls

Postby Grizz » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:04 pm

Without knowing your actual GPA, it's tough to say. If it's closer to 3.6, you're looking good. If closer to 3.3, it's hard to say, and your mileage may vary.

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Re: GPA Floors/Walls

Postby St.Remy » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:05 pm

wiseguy33 wrote:I do have a 175+ LSAT, so I know my numbers are OK for most T14's. I heard that some, like Cal, will really hold my GPA against me though. Just wondering if anyone knows what the cutoffs are for any of those GPA-heavy school in, say, the top 20.


3.3/175 is very very different from a 3.6/175. It's a large enough range to really limit the quality of advice. Either of those GPAs however make Berkeley less than a lock, but a 3.6 makes it probably still worth the application fee.

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Re: GPA Floors/Walls

Postby wiseguy33 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:27 pm

Thanks for the replies, guys. I'm really just wondering for general informational purposes. This isn't a backdoor chance me thread. :lol:

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Re: GPA Floors/Walls

Postby St.Remy » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:45 pm

wiseguy33 wrote:Thanks for the replies, guys. I'm really just wondering for general informational purposes. This isn't a backdoor chance me thread. :lol:


Then go to LSN and figure it out yourself. If you aren't looking for other people's advice then stop being lazy and figure it out yourself.

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Re: GPA Floors/Walls

Postby rayiner » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:48 pm

wiseguy33 wrote:Thanks for the replies, guys. I'm really just wondering for general informational purposes. This isn't a backdoor chance me thread. :lol:


Berkeley and Duke effectively have 3.6 GPA floors. CCN have a 3.5 GPA floor. MVP have 3.0 GPA floors.

175/3.3 = in at MVPN, out at CCN+BD.
175/3.6 = in at CCNMVPND, out at HYS, B.

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Re: GPA Floors/Walls

Postby xyzzzzzzzz » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:54 pm

I thought ccn had a floor of 3.4.

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Re: GPA Floors/Walls

Postby wiseguy33 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:31 am

Thanks for the help, everyone!

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Re: GPA Floors/Walls

Postby 2014 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:48 am

xyzzzzzzzz wrote:I thought ccn had a floor of 3.4.

Columbia has a 3.5 soft floor, NYU and Chicago have dipped lower for higher LSATs.

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Re: GPA Floors/Walls

Postby wiseguy33 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:58 pm

2014 wrote:
xyzzzzzzzz wrote:I thought ccn had a floor of 3.4.

Columbia has a 3.5 soft floor, NYU and Chicago have dipped lower for higher LSATs.


"Soft" floor? As in, they usually don't accept <3.5, but they do sometimes? Just checking.

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Re: GPA Floors/Walls

Postby 2014 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:11 pm

wiseguy33 wrote:
2014 wrote:
xyzzzzzzzz wrote:I thought ccn had a floor of 3.4.

Columbia has a 3.5 soft floor, NYU and Chicago have dipped lower for higher LSATs.


"Soft" floor? As in, they usually don't accept <3.5, but they do sometimes? Just checking.

Yeah your chances go up a lot when you hit 3.5, but it is not impossible to get in below that.




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