Likelihood of being accepted?

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Likelihood of being accepted?

Postby UCLA Hopefull » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:54 pm

Hey everyone,

So I'm applying to law schools this fall and I was just looking for opinions on the likelihood of me being accepted to UCLA. So if you guys would just give your thoughts that would be awesome.

So my cumulative GPA is 3.26 and my LSAT score is 171. One thing about my GPA, my first 2 years I screwed around and did poorly but over the past 2 years I haven't gotten anything lower than a 3.5 (3.5,4,4,4). I'm doing my last semester now and it should be another 4.0. So what do you guys think the chances of me being accepted are?

Thanks!

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Re: Likelihood of being accepted?

Postby siscokyd » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:10 pm

Waitlist for sure.What are your softs?
You will need a killer personal statement too
Are you going to ED ?

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SaintsTheMetal
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Re: Likelihood of being accepted?

Postby SaintsTheMetal » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:11 pm

Not very good, probably less than 50/50 of getting in off the bat. Likely W/L, then who knows. If you love UCLA, use your ED on it

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Re: Likelihood of being accepted?

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:35 pm

In or waitlist.

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Re: Likelihood of being accepted?

Postby Grazzhoppa » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:42 pm

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Re: Likelihood of being accepted?

Postby UCLA Hopefull » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:52 pm

Waitlist for sure.What are your softs?
You will need a killer personal statement too
Are you going to ED ?


Mediation, Mock Trial, couple of awards in mock trial. Worked as many different things (retail, restaurant, engineer). Also have a few events in which I volunteered. Otherwise that is about it. And I will probably ED. Also, the LSAT score was just one test. Would it help if I retook it and scored higher? Cuz I PT in the 173-178 range so it was a disappointing LSAT score.

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Re: Likelihood of being accepted?

Postby Yukos » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:20 pm

West Coast schools like their GPAs. You have a better shot at some T14s than UCLA: http://myLSN.info/dispresults.php?usege ... d=Included

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SaintsTheMetal
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Re: Likelihood of being accepted?

Postby SaintsTheMetal » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:30 am

Retake then and ED immediately with your October score then, should be your best avenue for UCLA.

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Re: Likelihood of being accepted?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:50 am

Engineering major ? With work experience ? If so, try Northwestern.

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Re: Likelihood of being accepted?

Postby fanmingrui » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:59 am

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Re: Likelihood of being accepted?

Postby collegebum1989 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:52 am

How much does an engineering major impact the probability of being admitted with all numbers being identical?

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Re: Likelihood of being accepted?

Postby 2014 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:33 pm

Retake for sure and look elsewhere. Especially if you end up with a higher GPA after this year you are very much in the running for all of CCN and money at MVP, each of which is probably a better option for getting gainful employment in California while providing actual backup market opportunities.

And an engineering major is probably useless for admissions unless it is from a well known rigorous school. It is very useful for getting a job out of law school though, especially if you are the right type of engineering major.

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Re: Likelihood of being accepted?

Postby UCLA Hopefull » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:08 pm

Oh, I guess I should've told you guys I'm not an engineering major. I just worked as one during high school. I am a double major in political science and business. Dunno if that changes anything?

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Re: Likelihood of being accepted?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:27 pm

Northwestern seems to like engineering majors.

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Re: Likelihood of being accepted?

Postby abc12345675 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:29 pm

Go to Northwestern and work in LA




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