What are realistic reach schools?

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What are realistic reach schools?

Postby bport hopeful » Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:39 pm

3.2/166

I know that not all schools take this into consideration but I am a double major double minor. I always thought that I would enjoy Pitt so I am applying there, but I don't know what reach schools I should consider.

Any help is appreciated.

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Re: What are realistic reach schools?

Postby tourdeforcex » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:25 pm

not many details as for what you want location, job placement wise, what programs you're interested.

so i'd say, plug your numbers into: http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com/

and choose those that look interesting that have <30% chance

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Re: What are realistic reach schools?

Postby bport hopeful » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:35 pm

Ok, here is the deal and maybe these specifics will help.
The reach schools I am looking at right now are BC, UNC, and Indiana.

I really don't have a solid idea of what area I would be interested in.

Also, I think that I should write an addendum for my GPA. My freshman year, I ended with a 2.7. Since I have had solid grades and have never had a semester below a 3.2 (only one was a 3.2). I have mostly landed in between a 3.4 and a 3.6 since. To me this seems significant since its a pretty considerable jump from a 2.7.

Along with any other advice, I'd appreciate if anyone could tell me if they think an addendum would be worth it.

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Re: What are realistic reach schools?

Postby krad » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:37 pm

bport hopeful wrote:Ok, here is the deal and maybe these specifics will help.
The reach schools I am looking at right now are BC, UNC, and Indiana.

I really don't have a solid idea of what area I would be interested in.

Also, I think that I should write an addendum for my GPA. My freshman year, I ended with a 2.7. Since I have had solid grades and have never had a semester below a 3.2 (only one was a 3.2). I have mostly landed in between a 3.4 and a 3.6 since. To me this seems significant since its a pretty considerable jump from a 2.7.

Along with any other advice, I'd appreciate if anyone could tell me if they think an addendum would be worth it.


I'd say only if you have a compelling reason for the 2.7.

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Re: What are realistic reach schools?

Postby tourdeforcex » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:57 pm

I'd say only if you have a compelling reason for the 2.7.


+1

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Re: What are realistic reach schools?

Postby im_blue » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:11 pm

Realistic reach schools are the 164-166 median schools, such as
BU 3.72 / 166
Fordham 3.62 / 166
BC 3.61 / 166
W&L 3.43 / 166
Alabama 3.78 / 165
W&M 3.70 / 165
Indiana 3.78 / 164
BYU 3.75 / 164
SMU 3.75 / 164
George Mason 3.72 / 164
Georgia 3.70 / 164
Cardozo: 3.62 / 164
Colorado 3.61 / 164
UC Hastings 3.60 / 164

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Re: What are realistic reach schools?

Postby bport hopeful » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:40 pm

im_blue wrote:Realistic reach schools are the 164-166 median schools, such as
BU 3.72 / 166
Fordham 3.62 / 166
BC 3.61 / 166
W&L 3.43 / 166
Alabama 3.78 / 165
W&M 3.70 / 165
Indiana 3.78 / 164
BYU 3.75 / 164
SMU 3.75 / 164
George Mason 3.72 / 164
Georgia 3.70 / 164
Cardozo: 3.62 / 164
Colorado 3.61 / 164
UC Hastings 3.60 / 164


Do you think this even with a lower GPA?

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Re: What are realistic reach schools?

Postby im_blue » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:46 pm

bport hopeful wrote:
im_blue wrote:Realistic reach schools are the 164-166 median schools, such as
BU 3.72 / 166
Fordham 3.62 / 166
BC 3.61 / 166
W&L 3.43 / 166
Alabama 3.78 / 165
W&M 3.70 / 165
Indiana 3.78 / 164
BYU 3.75 / 164
SMU 3.75 / 164
George Mason 3.72 / 164
Georgia 3.70 / 164
Cardozo: 3.62 / 164
Colorado 3.61 / 164
UC Hastings 3.60 / 164


Do you think this even with a lower GPA?

Hitting the median LSAT is always more important than hitting the median GPA, so these are all realistic but still reach schools. I'd bet you get into a couple of them, though it's hard to predict which ones.

Oh yeah, also forgot Emory, they take anyone with a 166 LSAT.

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Re: What are realistic reach schools?

Postby bport hopeful » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:50 pm

Thanks a lot.

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Re: What are realistic reach schools?

Postby Grizz » Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:07 pm

166 LSAT + splitter = enjoy Emory.




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