Define "Reach Schools"

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LSATclincher
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Define "Reach Schools"

Postby LSATclincher » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:33 pm

I want to apply to 2 reach/dream schools. But I'm a realistic person. Is a reach school a school where your numbers are both in 25%? One number in 25% and one number close? Etc?

I've been using LSAC's official GPA/LSAT probability search. I would define a "reach" school as a school in between that 25-50% range. Right/wrong?

Please advise.

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Re: Define "Reach Schools"

Postby LSATclincher » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:35 pm

Could I safely use LawSchoolPredictor.com and assume a "consider" is a reach?

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Re: Define "Reach Schools"

Postby Ragged » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:37 pm

LSATclincher wrote:Could I safely use LawSchoolPredictor.com and assume a "consider" is a reach?


I would say yes.

I would also say anywhere median LSAT is above what you have.

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Re: Define "Reach Schools"

Postby 09042014 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:04 am

LSP consider is a good idea.

It's hard to define otherwise because each school behaves differently.

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Re: Define "Reach Schools"

Postby Pricer » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:52 am

As a white male, I consider a reach school as any school that I am not at or above the median in both LSAT and GPA. As a URM, however, I would consider a reach school as any school at which your numbers are closer to the 25th percentile than median. I have seen some extreme cases on LSN where URMs were admitted with numbers a good bit below 25th percentile in both LSAT and GPA.

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Re: Define "Reach Schools"

Postby Sandro » Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:31 pm

I'm a splitter. Should I even bother applying to schools that LSAC's official guide gives me around 25% chance at ?

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Re: Define "Reach Schools"

Postby towkthi » Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:01 pm

Sandro777 wrote:I'm a splitter. Should I even bother applying to schools that LSAC's official guide gives me around 25% chance at ?


I would say yes as long as your LSAT is at or above their median. They may be willing to absorb your lower gpa (assuming that is the nature of your split) for helping their median LSAT.




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