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lynndx101
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nyu chances.

Postby lynndx101 » Fri May 11, 2012 11:29 am

My aunt taught a buiessness class. I have desent grades (3.5) in accounting and will be taking lsat. By knowing somone in the school that teaches there, can i improve my chances of getting into nyu law?

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danielhay11
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Postby danielhay11 » Fri May 11, 2012 11:41 am

Well, using a spell checker will improve your chances of admission more than any nepotism bump might.

To answer your question: it depends, but not likely. Did she teach business at the law school, or is she a professor at Stern? If she was or is a professor at the Law School, then perhaps your relationship might give you a slight bump. If she taught at another school within NYU, or if she was just an adjunct at NYU Law several years ago, then I don't see this helping.

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Postby stillwater » Fri May 11, 2012 11:49 am

You need to do well on your LSAT and based on your spelling, well, you know.

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Re: nyu chances.

Postby Liquox » Fri May 11, 2012 3:40 pm

lynndx101 wrote:My aunt taught a buiessness class. I have desent grades (3.5) in accounting and will be taking lsat. By knowing somone in the school that teaches there, can i improve my chances of getting into nyu law?


ignoring potential rivals/gunners and bitter people, ignore the nepotism and shoot for a 171+ lsat on your first shot. nyu averages lsats, so don't get more than 1 score, unless they're all above 170

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Postby Tiago Splitter » Fri May 11, 2012 3:50 pm

Liquox wrote:nyu averages lsats, so don't get more than 1 score, unless they're all above 170


They might say they do but evidence suggests otherwise.

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Postby Nelson » Fri May 11, 2012 4:07 pm

Liquox wrote: nyu averages lsats

Nope.

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Postby soj » Fri May 11, 2012 4:16 pm

I've heard of numerous instances of people getting into NYU with low average LSAT scores: one person I know has an average in the high 150s-low 160s, I shit you not. He still got in because he has one good score close to NYU's median and a GPA above the median. Literally no one I know with good enough numbers has failed to get in, and plenty of them were retakers. Take a look at the recent few cycles' LSN graphs if you're unconvinced.

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Postby HarlandBassett » Tue May 15, 2012 4:03 am

soj wrote:I've heard of numerous instances of people getting into NYU with low average LSAT scores: one person I know has an average in the high 150s-low 160s, I shit you not. He still got in because he has one good score close to NYU's median and a GPA above the median. Literally no one I know with good enough numbers has failed to get in, and plenty of them were retakers. Take a look at the recent few cycles' LSN graphs if you're unconvinced.

does it show which scores are retakes?

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Postby Mal Reynolds » Tue May 15, 2012 4:08 am

HarlandBassett wrote:
soj wrote:I've heard of numerous instances of people getting into NYU with low average LSAT scores: one person I know has an average in the high 150s-low 160s, I shit you not. He still got in because he has one good score close to NYU's median and a GPA above the median. Literally no one I know with good enough numbers has failed to get in, and plenty of them were retakers. Take a look at the recent few cycles' LSN graphs if you're unconvinced.

does it show which scores are retakes?


Look in the notes section. It says on quite a few profiles if they retook.

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Re: nyu chances.

Postby Systematic1 » Tue May 15, 2012 4:44 am

lynndx101 wrote:My aunt taught a buiessness class. I have desent decent grades (3.5) in accounting and will be taking lsat. By knowing somone in the school that teaches there, can i improve my chances of getting into nyu law?


I can let buiessness slide, but desent annoys the crap out of me. Doesn't TLS have a built in spellchecker?

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Re: nyu chances.

Postby Real Madrid » Tue May 15, 2012 8:02 am

Tiago Splitter wrote:
Liquox wrote:nyu averages lsats, so don't get more than 1 score, unless they're all above 170


They might say they do but evidence suggests otherwise.



Agreed. And even if they did, they don't have this luxury anymore with the enormous decline in high-scoring test takers and their having to fill about a million spots for each incoming class.

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Postby smokeylarue » Tue May 15, 2012 9:40 pm

They most certainly do not average. I'm most recent proof in this cycle. 167 and 172 are my scores. If they averaged I most certainly would not have been admitted to NYU.

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Re: nyu chances.

Postby liangbinyu » Tue May 15, 2012 11:47 pm

AGREE
Real Madrid wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:
Liquox wrote:nyu averages lsats, so don't get more than 1 score, unless they're all above 170


They might say they do but evidence suggests otherwise.



Agreed. And even if they did, they don't have this luxury anymore with the enormous decline in high-scoring test takers and their having to fill about a million spots for each incoming class.

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Re: nyu chances.

Postby HarlandBassett » Wed May 16, 2012 3:46 am

Real Madrid wrote:Agreed. And even if they did, they don't have this luxury anymore with the enormous decline in high-scoring test takers and their having to fill about a million spots for each incoming class.

it's not a trend until it's a 3 year drop in avg scores




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