last 1-2 schools..HELP DECIDE. UVA, Georgetown, U Penn, or..

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last 1-2 schools..HELP DECIDE. UVA, Georgetown, U Penn, or..

Postby chrissyc » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:41 pm

Northwestern. I am paying out of pocket and as I see the fee get higher and higher I am trying to be more selective. Some stats...

waiting for LSAT, but I suspect 162-167 (crossing my fingers)
GPA 4.04 from UCLA
URM: black/white
Great softs
strong statement
strong letters

I've applied to...
1. yale
2. harvard
3. columbia
4. cornell
5. nyu
6. duke
7. chicago
8. UF
9. Univesity of Iowa (fee waiver)

so now....
1-2 more ...help decide. I guess, which would be most likely to offer money? Which would be more likely to let me in?

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Re: last 1-2 schools..HELP DECIDE. UVA, Georgetown, U Penn, or..

Postby ahduth » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:11 pm

Boalt?

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Re: last 1-2 schools..HELP DECIDE. UVA, Georgetown, U Penn, or..

Postby glitter178 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:11 pm

ahduth wrote:Boalt?


definitely boalt.

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Postby OGR3 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:12 pm

ahduth wrote:Boalt?


+1

They'll <3 the GPA.

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Postby chrissyc » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:14 pm

okay...will do. Boalt it is. what about the others? I was hoping for an east coast school.

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Re: last 1-2 schools..HELP DECIDE. UVA, Georgetown, U Penn, or..

Postby mfeller2 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:14 pm

Northwestern if you've got some work experience. Btw you should request fee waivers from all of these schools before pulling the trigger. I got fee waivers to all of them and we have similar stats, also I already got into Georgetown so your chances there are pretty decent. Good luck!

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Postby glitter178 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:16 pm

chrissyc wrote:okay...will do. Boalt it is. what about the others? I was hoping for an east coast school.


penn.

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Postby gdane » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:18 pm

Georgetown so you can be in DC and be friends with me. :mrgreen:

Seriously, just apply to all of them. You never know what schools will acccept you. Also, some may give you money. Just apply to all of them. Its not a time to be selective.

Good luck!

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Postby nealric » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:19 pm

waiting for LSAT, but I suspect 162-167 (crossing my fingers)


That's a HUGE range. You can't decide until you have a LSAT pinned down.

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Re: last 1-2 schools..HELP DECIDE. UVA, Georgetown, U Penn, or..

Postby ahduth » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:19 pm

nealric wrote:
waiting for LSAT, but I suspect 162-167 (crossing my fingers)


That's a HUGE range. You can't decide until you have a LSAT pinned down.


He's URM, so I dunno how that impacts it.

Edit: Sorry, I meant to say how much it impacts it, or something along those lines. Obviously there's still a big difference between 162 and 167.
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Re: last 1-2 schools..HELP DECIDE. UVA, Georgetown, U Penn, or..

Postby applepiecrust » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:25 pm

Request fee waivers everywhere and cast a wide net.

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Postby chrissyc » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:32 pm

applepiecrust wrote:Request fee waivers everywhere and cast a wide net.



I'm trying to get fee waivers. I just hope that processing time doesn't increase as a result. I wonder if it matters since they have to wait for my score anyway. I am also a female ;)

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Postby chrissyc » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:32 pm

gdane5 wrote:Georgetown so you can be in DC and be friends with me. :mrgreen:

Seriously, just apply to all of them. You never know what schools will acccept you. Also, some may give you money. Just apply to all of them. Its not a time to be selective.

Good luck!


That would be awesome!

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Postby nealric » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:34 pm


Edit: Sorry, I meant to say how much it impacts it, or something along those lines. Obviously there's still a big difference between 162 and 167.


URM or not, 5 points on the LSAT makes a BIG difference.

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Postby pinkzeppelin » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:37 pm

Why not Stanford?

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Postby chrissyc » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:49 pm

pinkzeppelin wrote:Why not Stanford?


not sure...would that also be a good choice? I lived in CA for my whole life so going back isn't so appealing.

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Postby FlightoftheEarls » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:56 pm

chrissyc wrote:Northwestern. I am paying out of pocket and as I see the fee get higher and higher I am trying to be more selective. Some stats...

waiting for LSAT, but I suspect 162-167 (crossing my fingers)
GPA 4.04 from UCLA
URM: black/white
Great softs
strong statement
strong letters

I've applied to...
1. yale
2. harvard
3. columbia
4. cornell
5. nyu
6. duke
7. chicago
8. UF
9. Univesity of Iowa (fee waiver)

so now....
1-2 more ...help decide. I guess, which would be most likely to offer money? Which would be more likely to let me in?

I would add Stanford, Penn, Boalt, Michigan, UVA, and UCLA. Once you get your score (assuming 162+), email the admissions office of every school on your list and ask for a fee waiver if they haven't already given you one.

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Re: last 1-2 schools..HELP DECIDE. UVA, Georgetown, U Penn, or..

Postby BruceWayne » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:57 pm

chrissyc wrote:
pinkzeppelin wrote:Why not Stanford?


not sure...would that also be a good choice? I lived in CA for my whole life so going back isn't so appealing.


Well if you don't like the school you don't like the school, but Stanford is by far the right answer to your question. As long as you get any score in the range you named, you have an extremely high likelihood of being accepted to Stanford. Frankly, if you get a 167 you will probably get into Yale. Don't even consider GULC. UVA will probably offer you a full ride so you may want to apply to them after Stanford. In a lot of ways it really doesn't matter whether you get a 162 or higher, you'll get into any school with any score in that listed range.

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Postby chrissyc » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:20 pm

BruceWayne wrote:
chrissyc wrote:
pinkzeppelin wrote:Why not Stanford?


not sure...would that also be a good choice? I lived in CA for my whole life so going back isn't so appealing.


Well if you don't like the school you don't like the school, but Stanford is by far the right answer to your question. As long as you get any score in the range you named, you have an extremely high likelihood of being accepted to Stanford. Frankly, if you get a 167 you will probably get into Yale. Don't even consider GULC. UVA will probably offer you a full ride so you may want to apply to them after Stanford. In a lot of ways it really doesn't matter whether you get a 162 or higher, you'll get into any school with any score in that listed range.


what about between stanford and berkeley? I feel so ignorant in some respects. thanks everyone for your input!

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Postby gdane » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:21 pm

chrissyc wrote:what about between stanford and berkeley? I feel so ignorant in some respects. thanks everyone for your input!

Berkely doesn't take fattehs.

You'd be better off sticking to Stanford.

:D

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Postby BruceWayne » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:21 pm

chrissyc wrote:what about between stanford and berkeley? I feel so ignorant in some respects. thanks everyone for your input!
BruceWayne wrote:
chrissyc wrote:
pinkzeppelin wrote:Why not Stanford?


not sure...would that also be a good choice? I lived in CA for my whole life so going back isn't so appealing.


Well if you don't like the school you don't like the school, but Stanford is by far the right answer to your question. As long as you get any score in the range you named, you have an extremely high likelihood of being accepted to Stanford. Frankly, if you get a 167 you will probably get into Yale. Don't even consider GULC. UVA will probably offer you a full ride so you may want to apply to them after Stanford. In a lot of ways it really doesn't matter whether you get a 162 or higher, you'll get into any school with any score in that listed range.


what about between stanford and berkeley? I feel so ignorant in some respects. thanks everyone for your input!


Stanford in a heartbeat, particularly if you don't plan to practice in California when you graduate. You have the sort of profile that will allow you to pick whatever law school you want to attend (assuming you get a 162+ LSAT).

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Postby dissonance1848 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:25 pm

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Re: last 1-2 schools..HELP DECIDE. UVA, Georgetown, U Penn, or..

Postby OGR3 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:30 pm

dissonance1848 wrote:White/Black counts as URM (like AA, NA with tribal affiliations, PA and MA)? Damn, its like all the whites at HYP claiming they are hispanics because they are loaded from Brazil or Argentina, or Black because they are from rich families in South Africa, Nigeria, etc.


That's not similar at all, but thanks for the input.

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Postby dissonance1848 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:34 pm

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Postby chrissyc » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:39 pm

dissonance1848 wrote:White/Black counts as URM (like AA, NA with tribal affiliations, PA and MA)? Damn, its like all the whites at HYP claiming they are hispanics because they are from Brazil or Argentina, or Black because they are from South Africa, Nigeria, etc, despite the fact that they are not from lower socioeconomic circumstances.


i don't get you.




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