156 and 3.9 gpa chances?

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156 and 3.9 gpa chances?

Postby dkang » Sun May 22, 2011 12:42 am

Hello,

I was wondering what kind of a school i could get into with a 3.9 gpa and a 156 on the lsat (based on past experiences or friends with similar stats, etc)?

I'm not looking to get into yale or anything, just a late tier 1 or a top tier 2?

Thanks

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Re: 156 and 3.9 gpa chances?

Postby bhan87 » Sun May 22, 2011 12:50 am

You're going to hear a lot of people tell you to retake, and you really oughta listen to them. A 10 point improvement will put you easily into the T25 range, a 15 point increase and you're golden for much of the T14... If you can hit a 173, you really COULD be considering Yale.

But... if you really don't feel a retake is worth your time, you're out of most of the T1. Lower T2 is where you'll be heading with a 156

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Re: 156 and 3.9 gpa chances?

Postby Teoeo » Sun May 22, 2011 12:53 am

in before "retake /end thread"

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Re: 156 and 3.9 gpa chances?

Postby paulinaporizkova » Sun May 22, 2011 12:55 am

horrible waste of a good GPA. and this is coming from someone with an LSAT 11 points higher than yours, and people still tell me i'm wasting my GPA

so i guess TCR is you're not gonna get nice answers

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Re: 156 and 3.9 gpa chances?

Postby paulinaporizkova » Sun May 22, 2011 12:55 am

Teoeo wrote:in before "retake /end thread"

good one!

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Re: 156 and 3.9 gpa chances?

Postby UCLAtransfer » Sun May 22, 2011 1:04 am

I don't usually jump on the "retake" bandwagon, but for the sake of everything holy, don't waste that fantastic GPA by not retaking/reapplying. The LSAT is such a learnable test, you can absolutely do better, and DRASTICALLY increase your chances of getting into a solid school and getting $$$ from others.

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Re: 156 and 3.9 gpa chances?

Postby scammedhard » Sun May 22, 2011 3:20 pm

I doubt those numbers can get you into a Tier 1, but maybe a Tier 2. As others have said, however, you should RETAKE. Don't waste that wonderful GPA. You probably need a 160+ for a Tier 1, so you are close, just a few more points; and if you get a 165+, you are looking at big scholarships from many Tier 1 schools, so it's totally worth it to retake.

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Re: 156 and 3.9 gpa chances?

Postby pwyoung » Sun May 22, 2011 5:15 pm

http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com/wp-co ... ograms.htm

Based on your numbers, your highest "Admit" is Hawaii.

Raise your LSAT just 5 points, it jumps up to UNC.

Another 5? You're an "Admit" at Southern California, and a "Strong Consider" at Cornell.

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Re: 156 and 3.9 gpa chances?

Postby dpk711 » Sun May 22, 2011 5:25 pm

I have to agree with everyone here. Don't waste that nice GPA for a sub-165 LSAT score.

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Re: 156 and 3.9 gpa chances?

Postby coldshoulder » Sun May 22, 2011 6:23 pm

You'd be crazy not to study and retake.
Seriously, wtf?

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Re: 156 and 3.9 gpa chances?

Postby robotclubmember » Sun May 22, 2011 6:38 pm

retake or imma flip yo wig

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Re: 156 and 3.9 gpa chances?

Postby minnbills » Sun May 22, 2011 9:40 pm

Even if you're not interested in going to an elite school, with a successful retake (5 pt increase or higher) you could be raking in tons of scholly money at many schools. Your future self will thank you while your future peers are paying off hundreds or tens of thousands in loans.

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Re: 156 and 3.9 gpa chances?

Postby bhan87 » Sun May 22, 2011 10:15 pm

minnbills wrote:Even if you're not interested in going to an elite school, with a successful retake (5 pt increase or higher) you could be raking in tons of scholly money at many schools. Your future self will thank you while your future peers are paying off hundreds or tens of thousands in loans.


Listen to this post. The effort to retake literally is worth up to 200k dollars.

Imagine you do 500 hours of extra prep to raise your score. You're netting 400 dollars an hour...

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Re: 156 and 3.9 gpa chances?

Postby Corwin » Mon May 23, 2011 1:02 am

If you're going to law school, a retake will be the easiest money you will ever make.

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Re: 156 and 3.9 gpa chances?

Postby joeshmo39 » Mon May 23, 2011 1:55 am

Most people don't want to retake because they want to go to school right away. You have the luxury of having the September test and the October test (maybe the June test, if registration is still open) between you and when applications need to be turned in. You might as well take it. I think the places you will be admitted are fairly clear, nothing better than ~80 so weak T2s. You don't want to go to weak T2s with no $ when you have a shot at avoiding it.

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Re: 156 and 3.9 gpa chances?

Postby Blahh_Blahh » Mon May 23, 2011 3:02 am

You have the luxury of having the September test and the October test


Eh?

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Re: 156 and 3.9 gpa chances?

Postby dpk711 » Mon May 23, 2011 3:04 am

joeshmo39 wrote:You have the luxury of having the September test and the October test (maybe the June test, if registration is still open) between you and when applications need to be turned in. You might as well take it.

No and no.

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Re: 156 and 3.9 gpa chances?

Postby UnamSanctam » Mon May 23, 2011 8:20 am

Tell you what OP, I'll swap you my 3.2x and you can go TTT and we'll both be happy.

ETA: Seriously, retake. You should be slapped for not raising your LSAT. My diagonstic LSAT was a 151. After reading the Powerscore logical reasoning and logic games bibles, my practice test scores rose to ~167.




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