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Re: Never thought I'd say this- 177/3.2, chance?

Postby Tanicius » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:36 pm

Adm.Doppleganger wrote:So I just got my Feb LSATs and somehow I shattered my diagnostic record with a 177.

I plan on applying next cycle after a second year of (not great) work experience. Also I am part caucasian and part M.A. (ie URM). Got good (not great- brutally honest assessment) LORs and softs. Plan on writing a great PS (duh).

Advice, chances, etc?



I think on a numbers basis you've got a shot at NYU. HYS have tended to have a GPA floor of 3.6, so they're out. I don't know much about Columbia or Chicago on GPA's that low; my inclination is out, but you might have a shot. Most likely out at Berkeley, but they're worth the app. For MVP and the rest of the T-14, probably in with money.

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Re: Never thought I'd say this- 177/3.2, chance?

Postby Hannibal » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:45 pm

Columbia and Chicago have taken big time splitters like that before. So at least it's not auto.

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Re: Never thought I'd say this- 177/3.2, chance?

Postby FiveSermon » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:47 pm

You have a shot at everywhere except HYS.

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Re: Never thought I'd say this- 177/3.2, chance?

Postby 174 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:47 pm

I was waitlist at NYU with a 3.3 and 166, so I think you're in for sure. Congrats on a great score.

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Re: Never thought I'd say this- 177/3.2, chance?

Postby FiveSermon » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:50 pm

174 wrote:I was waitlist at NYU with a 3.3 and 166, so I think you're in for sure. Congrats on a great score.


NYU waitlists everyone.

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Re: Never thought I'd say this- 177/3.2, chance?

Postby harrijust86 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:55 pm

Wrong forum, But I would say you have a shot just about everywhere except YHS, especially if you play up the URM. Pretty much a lock from Penn on down. Congrats!

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Re: Never thought I'd say this- 177/3.2, chance?

Postby Hannibal » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:13 pm

Adm.Doppleganger wrote:I couldn't remember exactly where they put these threads since I barely look at them. But thanks for all the well wishes. I don't know much about the T14's scholly's since I never really expected much of one but is there any chance of $$$ at some place like GULC? I'm thinking in the neighborhood of 75% maybe?


Nope. GULC is bad with money, and the T14s that do give money to splitters generally don't give a ton unless you're a resident of Virginia or they're Michigan.

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Re: Never thought I'd say this- 177/3.2, chance?

Postby DreamShake » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:50 am

Adm.Doppleganger wrote:I couldn't remember exactly where they put these threads since I barely look at them. But thanks for all the well wishes. I don't know much about the T14's scholly's since I never really expected much of one but is there any chance of $$$ at some place like GULC? I'm thinking in the neighborhood of 75% maybe?


Unquestionably out at YS; I think H is still worth the app fee as a Hail Mary. In at NYU, good chances at CC. Out at B (as much b/c of the LOR's as GPA). Should be in at MVP, if you write convincing WhyX's to avoid yield protection. Probably in at the rest of T14. You'll probably get at least a partial Darrow at M, and at least a little $ at one or more of CCN.

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Re: Never thought I'd say this- 177/3.2, chance?

Postby FiveSermon » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:52 am

DreamShake wrote:
Adm.Doppleganger wrote:I couldn't remember exactly where they put these threads since I barely look at them. But thanks for all the well wishes. I don't know much about the T14's scholly's since I never really expected much of one but is there any chance of $$$ at some place like GULC? I'm thinking in the neighborhood of 75% maybe?


Unquestionably out at YS; I think H is still worth the app fee as a Hail Mary. In at NYU, good chances at CC. Out at B (as much b/c of the LOR's as GPA). Should be in at MVP, if you write convincing WhyX's to avoid yield protection. Probably in at the rest of T14. You'll probably get at least a partial Darrow at M, and at least a little $ at one or more of CCN.


He won't get YP'ed at MVP with a 3.2 gpa. If he doesn't get in its because they didn't want him.

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Re: Never thought I'd say this- 177/3.2, chance?

Postby joebloe » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:08 am

How bad are your LoRs? My understanding is that LoRs are supposed to be downright glowing (though supported with specifics). A bad LoR can really hurt.

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Re: Never thought I'd say this- 177/3.2, chance?

Postby Hannibal » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:39 pm

Yeah, in general specific and glowing LORs are preferred, but unless you get one from someone who clearly doesn't know you or it's a bad LOR, it won't hurt you.

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Re: Never thought I'd say this- 177/3.2, chance?

Postby Hannibal » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:19 pm

Adm.Doppleganger wrote:Well my LOR assessment was brutally honest and maybe too harsh. Both my recommenders really liked me personally and told me they'd write excellent ones. One was a Boalt grad himself the other offered me a TA-ship so I should probably revise my assessment...

My targets came from LSP but looking on hourumd and LSN scares me a little. Almost makes we want to ED UVA though I'd really rather go Michigan. Should I ED anywhere?


Do not ED anywhere you aren't sure you want to go. If you do ED somewhere, you might want to ED CCN.

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Re: Never thought I'd say this- 177/3.2, chance?

Postby aspire2more » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:49 am

Hannibal wrote:...the T14s that do give money to splitters generally don't give a ton unless you're a resident of Virginia or they're Michigan.


Perhaps, but it definitely does happen.

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Re: Never thought I'd say this- 177/3.2, chance?

Postby Hannibal » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:30 am

aspire2more wrote:
Hannibal wrote:...the T14s that do give money to splitters generally don't give a ton unless you're a resident of Virginia or they're Michigan.


Perhaps, but it definitely does happen.


True, I just think it's a mistake to go into a cycle with expectations. Apply everywhere to maximize your chances, take what you get.

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Re: Never thought I'd say this- 177/3.2, chance?

Postby gothamm » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:56 am

congrats on your LSAT score :)

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