Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

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Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby TIKITEMBO » Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:46 pm

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Re: Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby lsdream » Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:52 pm

4.0 (LSDAS) 3.962
159
AA Female
D1 Athlete in ACC/Honors College/Phi Beta Kappa
Applied to 15+ schools (some T1 - T14) and several T18-T30.

Nervously waiting....Good luck to all.

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Re: Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby TIKITEMBO » Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:55 pm

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Re: Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby Kess » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:25 pm

155/4.0 LSDAS (3.91 UGPA)
Non-URM but am an immigrant/one of the few in my family to attend college/first to graduate/professional school.
Decent softs.

We'll see what happens!

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Re: Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby brokenconundrum » Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:40 pm

Yay, my first post and this thread is definitely where I belong.

-3.78/155, retaking in December, hoping low 160's.
-Technically URM (Mexican), but not writing a diversity statement because my experience doesn't merit one so I won't be getting a boost.
-Softs include two delegations with human rights NGOs to Latin American countries, chaired my campus feminist group during undergrad, I'm a volunteer crisis counselor/advocate for survivors of rape and domestic violence, and I do a lot of unpaid work for a small transnational feminist NGO. 2 years out of undergrad but no full-time "real job" - I do the aforementioned things and I wait tables. I'm unsure how this will look.
-Targets: Loyola LA, Hastings, Fordham (which, given my 155, are sort of reaches). Hail Mary/Shot In Hell: Boalt (dream school), UCLA

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Re: Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby leacha5 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:58 pm

LSDAS GPA: 3.81
LSAT: 164
Non-URM

Softs: Nothing particularly spectacular, but I'm an opera singer (sang with a famous symphony), and I'm writing a book about how I lost 150 pounds... I'm no longer the stereotypical fat opera singer with the horns and long blond braids!! :D

Schools: WUSTL, SLU, USC, UCLA, Boalt (yeah right), UNLV - we live in Vegas now, but my fiance and I will likely end up in St. Louis permanently, so we applied to schools around here for fun... but really, I'm hoping for WUSTL or SLU with $$$$

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Re: Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby TIKITEMBO » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:43 pm

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Re: Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby AlexanderSupertramp » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:46 pm

Good luck everyone! I was a reverse splitter too.

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Re: Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby CaptAdams » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:24 pm

GPA: 3.77
LSAT: 154
Non-URM
Softs: Award winning investigative journalist. Pretty good PS. Single father. Went to school while working full time. Good LoR's from interesting people.

Schools: Everything from UCB to Golden Gate (I won't attend unless it's free), and about 15 in between. Mostly state schools in the west. I'm only retaking if I don't get in to anywhere good. I can wait a cycle.

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Re: Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby vpintz » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:06 am

CaptAdams wrote:GPA: 3.77
LSAT: 154


We're almost numbers twins!

GPA: 3.7ish
LSAT: 154
Not an URM in the traditional sense, but I do have a lot of interesting experiences relating to my ethnicity, which went into my DS.
Softs: Good PS, strong DS, two years as a research assistant, second author on an article in an eating disorder/psych journal, third author on a presentation given at the Eastern Psych Association conference, strong history of community service/public interest

Schools: Drake (accepted with a $10,000 scholly--DSM is my hometown, so yay), Northeastern, American, UCBerkeley, UWisconsin.

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Re: Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby TIKITEMBO » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:23 pm

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Re: Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby vpintz » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:28 pm

TIKITEMBO wrote:Certainly a well-rounded bunch here. :) Has anyone heard any good news/bad news yet or is it mostly still waiting for decisions/waitlists?


I have one acceptance (and a scholly) so far. No other decisions yet, sadly. :c

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Re: Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby kingjones59 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:40 pm

3.95
165/162
Non-URM
Average Softs-Founding Father of Fraternity, Professional Internships
Accepted ED @ UVA

Pretty funny story...got the call from Dugas the day before by October LSAT was released saying I was accepted, then the next day I got my score back and it was a 162...3 points lower than last time.

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Re: Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby CaptAdams » Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:03 pm

vpintz wrote:
CaptAdams wrote:GPA: 3.77
LSAT: 154


We're almost numbers twins!


I wish you good luck!

Had one rejection, but I've only heard back from one school (W&L). I expect more to come rolling in in the coming weeks.

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Re: Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby apollo2015 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:01 pm

TIKITEMBO wrote:Your G.P.A. is 3.75 or up
Your LSAT 164 or below


Those are practically my numbers. I'm glad to see a reverse splitter thread.

Non-URM.

A lot of good softs.

I am applying to 6 schools in my region. If I don't get into any of those by the end of December I will start applying more nationally, and to some of the schools with unpredictable admissions policies.

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Re: Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby TIKITEMBO » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:29 pm

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Re: Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby TIKITEMBO » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:29 pm

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Re: Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby vpintz » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:30 pm

CaptAdams wrote:
vpintz wrote:
CaptAdams wrote:GPA: 3.77
LSAT: 154


We're almost numbers twins!


I wish you good luck!

Had one rejection, but I've only heard back from one school (W&L). I expect more to come rolling in in the coming weeks.


Thank you, and good luck to you too! Sucks about the rejection, but maybe you'll have some nice christmas admissions presents ;D

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Re: Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby CaptAdams » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:19 pm

TIKITEMBO wrote:Sorry to hear that. Best of luck with the other schools you've applied to :)


Thanks to both responses. I'm not to broken up about W&L, though it is a blow to my fragile ego to have someone reject me about a week after I went complete. You're telling me they actually read my PS and LoR's?? Oh well. I didn't want to go to their stupid school anyway... :)

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Re: Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby moshid » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:02 am

My scores fall within the ranges below.

162-4, 3.85-3.95

accepted at Fordham and American, rejected at UT

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Re: Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby bessmarvin89 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:19 pm

Kess wrote:155/4.0 LSDAS (3.91 UGPA)
Non-URM but am an immigrant/one of the few in my family to attend college/first to graduate/professional school.
Decent softs.

We'll see what happens!


haha DITTO !!! My parents never went to college, I'm an immigrant.. 156 LSAT and 3.9 GPA in Biology from a top 10 public school. An year early cum laude graduation! Where did you apply?

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Re: Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby Kess » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:10 pm

bessmarvin89 wrote:
Kess wrote:155/4.0 LSDAS (3.91 UGPA)
Non-URM but am an immigrant/one of the few in my family to attend college/first to graduate/professional school.
Decent softs.

We'll see what happens!


haha DITTO !!! My parents never went to college, I'm an immigrant.. 156 LSAT and 3.9 GPA in Biology from a top 10 public school. An year early cum laude graduation! Where did you apply?


Well I'd like to stay in NYC so I am applying to basically all the T2s in the metroarea. (Brooklyn, Dozo, St, J, Rutgers, Seton, Hofstra)... How about you?

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Re: Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby kingjones59 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:59 pm

TIKITEMBO wrote:
kingjones59 wrote:3.95
165/162
Non-URM
Average Softs-Founding Father of Fraternity, Professional Internships
Accepted ED @ UVA

Pretty funny story...got the call from Dugas the day before by October LSAT was released saying I was accepted, then the next day I got my score back and it was a 162...3 points lower than last time.


I think LSAC automatically deducts a few points for using a blue pen :wink:

Seriously though, that is FANTASTIC news about UVA. A 165 is still a point below their 25th percentile for the LSAT IIRC. Are you attending UVA then? If not, I'm sure the 165 will still help as that's the only one a school would have to report for rankings.





Most likely. I sent them a letter with my plea for why, even with my low LSAT, I deserve consideration for a scholarship. Paying sticker scares me, but I guess I should have thought about that more before I ED'd..... :|

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Re: Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby Kess » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:26 am

So, reverse splitters, let's hear some progress updates...

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Re: Reverse Splitters: T50 and Up!

Postby apollo2015 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:42 pm

I got into UC Hastings, so I withdrew from the other schools I applied to. Success!

Incidentally, UC Hastings is revamping its admissions standards to be more reverse splitter friendly by lowering its preferred LSAT scores and raising its preferred GPAs.




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