Number of schools?

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moose26
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Number of schools?

Postby moose26 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:05 pm

I am wondering how many schools you guys are applying to? I have am 10, is that too many, too little? Any advice will help, thanks guys.

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Tiago Splitter
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Re: Number of schools?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:13 pm

Seems about right. Which ten?

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ilovesf
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Re: Number of schools?

Postby ilovesf » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:49 pm

totally depends on your numbers and whether you are a URM

moose26
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Re: Number of schools?

Postby moose26 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:51 pm

Michigan State, Ohio State (reach), Pittsburgh, Case Western, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Dayton(safety), Capital (safety), Cleveland State and Memphis.. and I am not a URM

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expelliarmus
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Re: Number of schools?

Postby expelliarmus » Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:05 pm

I am thinking of applying to all of T14. That would cost a fortune though.
I guess I will apply to schools that give me a fee waiver, if not around 8?

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cutecarmel
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Re: Number of schools?

Postby cutecarmel » Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:58 pm

10. I have 2 reaches, a couple of safeties, and the rest are in my range

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Re: Number of schools?

Postby thederangedwang » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:00 am

depends, i applied to 7, friends applied to as many as 23

as others have noted, depends on ur scores. If ur a splitter, or worse, a urm splitter, u might need a large range of scores.

having said that, anything, in my opinion, over 20 schools is excessive

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fltanglab
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Re: Number of schools?

Postby fltanglab » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:31 am

I initially applied to 22. It is now at I believe 24 or 25...

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Re: Number of schools?

Postby minnbills » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:36 am

10- 1 reach, 1 safety, 8 targets.

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hob12
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Re: Number of schools?

Postby hob12 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:16 pm

I think I'm at 24.

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john1990
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Re: Number of schools?

Postby john1990 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:38 pm

10.
2 of which i have no intention of attending...whoops lol. At least the fee was waived

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captainwasabi09
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Re: Number of schools?

Postby captainwasabi09 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:31 am

10, 8 of them T-14. Fee waivers were given for all except Harvard and Yale so price isn't as much of an issue.

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Re: Number of schools?

Postby mrtoren » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:15 am

10-11, but I now view that as excessive. I really only needed to apply to 4-5.

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Re: Number of schools?

Postby 20130312 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:18 am

~15, but I'm planning on only applying to 5 next cycle after I retake the LSAT. Thank you, TLS :D

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Re: Number of schools?

Postby username08 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:45 pm

My friend applied to like 25 schools. He has a sub 160 LSAT and I told him it'd be a waste of money, and yet he still sent apps to Stanford/Michigan/etc (not URM).

IMO 10 to 15 seems reasonable.

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Re: Number of schools?

Postby TommyK » Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:24 pm

moose26 wrote:Michigan State, Ohio State (reach), Pittsburgh, Case Western, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Dayton(safety), Capital (safety), Cleveland State and Memphis.. and I am not a URM


Let me save you $50. Don't bother at Ohio State. Super-hard floor at 3.0 that they never dip below. Well, I see one in the last four years according to LSN - a 2.95/170.

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Re: Number of schools?

Postby freestallion » Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:33 pm

I am applying to 12/14 of the T-14. I had to pay for 5, which sucked... I would not recommend applying to more than 20. You should be able to pinpoint where you can get in/want to go (and add a few for scholly negotiation)

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Re: Number of schools?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:15 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:~15, but I'm planning on only applying to 5 next cycle after I retake the LSAT. Thank you, TLS :D


Somebody's using that business major ;-)

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Re: Number of schools?

Postby JDizzle2015 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:35 pm

Applied for 23. Paid for 9. Mild splitter.

apollo2015
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Re: Number of schools?

Postby apollo2015 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:17 pm

My funds are extremely limited, so I only applied to four, of which one was an ED. The ED accepted me, thus sparing me from having to send off additional applications.

My plan was that if the ED school hadn't given me a bid, I would have then applied to two more in December. If I got no bids in December, I would have then started applying to schools outside my preferred region.

Edit: I am a reverse splitter. Thank God, California likes reverse splitting.

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Re: Number of schools?

Postby poe » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:24 pm

I applied to 12.

10 of the T14 plus UCLA + USC.




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