3.77/171 Hispanic, where to apply?

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3.77/171 Hispanic, where to apply?

Postby ccmbr006 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:23 pm

Already have South Carolina, Georgia, Emory, UVA, Georgetown, and Alabama completed. Planning to apply to Southern California, Texas, Duke, Vandy. Should I apply anywhere else?

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Re: 3.77/171 Hispanic, where to apply?

Postby bernaldiaz » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:36 pm

Yeah definitely aim higher. I'd say go from CCN on down. I wouldn't even bother with a few of those schools on your list. You will at least get a couple in the T14.

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Re: 3.77/171 Hispanic, where to apply?

Postby law4vus » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:36 pm

Are you Mexican or Puerto Rican?

Even if you aren't, you should aim higher. Schools like NYU, Michigan, Penn should be on your list. If you're MA/PR, you should apply to HYS.

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Re: 3.77/171 Hispanic, where to apply?

Postby ephemeral.bete.noire » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:39 pm

If you're legit URM you should probably apply to every T14 you would consider attending as you would have a good chance at all of them with those #'s.

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Re: 3.77/171 Hispanic, where to apply?

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:41 pm

I would not go to any school on your list unless you're dead set on staying in that area as they should all give you substantial $$. In your situation, I would not go lower than NYU. Most of the lower T14 should throw some money at you. All this even without URM. With URM, apply to HYS.

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Re: 3.77/171 Hispanic, where to apply?

Postby acrossthelake » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:42 pm

law4vus wrote:Are you Mexican or Puerto Rican?

Even if you aren't, you should aim higher. Schools like NYU, Michigan, Penn should be on your list. If you're MA/PR, you should apply to HYS.


Throw an app at HYS anyway. It's a stretch, but they might bite so it's worth the effort. ESP. if MA/PR. Apply to the entire Top 14.

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Re: 3.77/171 Hispanic, where to apply?

Postby BlakcMajikc » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:43 pm

ccmbr006 wrote:Already have South Carolina, Georgia, Emory, UVA, Georgetown, and Alabama completed. Planning to apply to Southern California, Texas, Duke, Vandy. Should I apply anywhere else?


Blanket the T14. All of it. You have a shot at HYS.
Texas, Vandy, UCLA could be full-ride safeties (although I'm guessing Texas and UCLA get more hispanic applicants).

You are aiming way too low (SC and Alabama were a waste of time).

Feel free to check the URM section of TLS for more advice.

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Re: 3.77/171 Hispanic, where to apply?

Postby TwelveBeeSicks » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:44 pm

A 171, 3.7, Hispanic is a stretch for HYS? Since when? H is probably a lock, but YS is more of a stretch, I'd say, as they are generally "black boxes" when it comes to admissions.

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Re: 3.77/171 Hispanic, where to apply?

Postby law4vus » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:46 pm

TwelveBeeSicks wrote:A 171, 3.7, Hispanic is a stretch for HYS? Since when?


It really depends on whether OP is PR/MA or a different kind of Hispanic.

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Re: 3.77/171 Hispanic, where to apply?

Postby 071816 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:02 pm

ccmbr006 wrote:Already have South Carolina, Georgia, Emory, UVA, Georgetown, and Alabama completed. Planning to apply to Southern California, Texas, Duke, Vandy. Should I apply anywhere else?


You should aim higher. Apply to as many T14 schools as you can afford.

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Re: 3.77/171 Hispanic, where to apply?

Postby acrossthelake » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:05 pm

law4vus wrote:
TwelveBeeSicks wrote:A 171, 3.7, Hispanic is a stretch for HYS? Since when?


It really depends on whether OP is PR/MA or a different kind of Hispanic.


Yeah, this. I know a 3.8X/171 who was waitlisted and got into H, but I don't think said person PR/MA. Unsure.

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Re: 3.77/171 Hispanic, where to apply?

Postby ccmbr006 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:51 pm

Not PR or MA. Also from Georgia and did UGA undergrad, so I'm terrified of cold weather.

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Re: 3.77/171 Hispanic, where to apply?

Postby 071816 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:58 pm

ccmbr006 wrote:Not PR or MA. Also from Georgia and did UGA undergrad, so I'm terrified of cold weather.


Lots of schools still give other hispanics boosts. It's just really unpredictable. I would definitely apply to Michigan if I were you despite the cold ass weather there. It would also probably be good to include some kind of diversity statement or something about your heritage in your personal statement.

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Re: 3.77/171 Hispanic, where to apply?

Postby ccmbr006 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:03 am

My cousin went to Michigan undergrad, and she's from Texas, so I'm currently soliciting her advice on how to survive up there.

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Re: 3.77/171 Hispanic, where to apply?

Postby sanguar » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:06 am

ccmbr006 wrote:My cousin went to Michigan undergrad, and she's from Texas, so I'm currently soliciting her advice on how to survive up there.

Buy a good wind-proof coat, good gloves, a scarf and a hat. You'll survive. I was unaccustomed to winters my first year in UG--I had never owned a real winter coat. It's not so bad if you outfit yourself correctly.

And definitely apply to MI. GL!




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