Penn Law ED Question - High GPA, Low LSAT

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Penn Law ED Question - High GPA, Low LSAT

Postby smorri2012 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:21 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm trying to gauge my chances at Penn Law ED this cycle. I just took the LSAT and received a 165, after much studying and struggle. I completely understand that that number alone doesn't quite merit a high likelihood of acceptance to Penn, but...

I went to Penn as an undergrad and have a 3.91 GPA from the school. I also have been working for a year as a paralegal at a Big Law firm in Washington, DC.

I was wondering if anyone had any additional insight on how friendly Penn may be to my situation, whether ED is worth it, and anything else.

Thanks!

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Re: Penn Law ED Question - High GPA, Low LSAT

Postby TripTrip » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:43 pm

smorri2012 wrote:and anything else.

Retake and reapply next cycle. Smash the LSAT and enjoy HYSCCN.

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Re: Penn Law ED Question - High GPA, Low LSAT

Postby Rahviveh » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:18 pm

You should probably retake with that GPA.

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Re: Penn Law ED Question - High GPA, Low LSAT

Postby smorri2012 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:22 pm

Thanks, everyone! I guess in my mind I see Penn undergrad and the high GPA as more a plus than perhaps they really are. Is there anyone with experience applying to Penn with similar numbers? Is the school amenable to the factors I have listed?

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Re: Penn Law ED Question - High GPA, Low LSAT

Postby rvadog » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:44 pm

I don't think anyone is saying you can't get in to Penn. I think what they are saying is with that GPA and 6 more points you might be competitive at HYS

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Postby Ti Malice » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:50 pm

rvadog wrote:I don't think anyone is saying you can't get in to Penn. I think what they are saying is with that GPA and 6 more points you might be competitive at HYS


...or in good shape to receive substantial money at Penn.

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Re: Penn Law ED Question - High GPA, Low LSAT

Postby Skye » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:12 pm

smorri2012 wrote:Thanks, everyone! I guess in my mind I see Penn undergrad and the high GPA as more a plus than perhaps they really are. Is there anyone with experience applying to Penn with similar numbers? Is the school amenable to the factors I have listed?

My stats are close to yours and I got in ED. Could not be more pleased. Penn is great. Also got $ too :)!

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Re: Penn Law ED Question - High GPA, Low LSAT

Postby sinfiery » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:45 am

smorri2012 wrote:Thanks, everyone! I guess in my mind I see Penn undergrad and the high GPA as more a plus than perhaps they really are.


Maybe before the whole Sandusky fiasco, but it's still too fresh in people's mind. Sorry.

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Re: Penn Law ED Question - High GPA, Low LSAT

Postby karich » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:39 pm

sinfiery wrote:Maybe before the whole Sandusky fiasco, but it's still too fresh in people's mind. Sorry.




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Re: Penn Law ED Question - High GPA, Low LSAT

Postby LexLeon » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:42 pm

sinfiery wrote:
smorri2012 wrote:Thanks, everyone! I guess in my mind I see Penn undergrad and the high GPA as more a plus than perhaps they really are.


Maybe before the whole Sandusky fiasco, but it's still too fresh in people's mind. Sorry.


We're talking about the University of Pennsylvania in this thread, i.e. "Penn," no?

Sandusky was from Pennsylvania State University, i.e. "Penn State."

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Re: Penn Law ED Question - High GPA, Low LSAT

Postby Teflon_Don » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:50 pm

LexLeon wrote:
sinfiery wrote:
smorri2012 wrote:Thanks, everyone! I guess in my mind I see Penn undergrad and the high GPA as more a plus than perhaps they really are.


Maybe before the whole Sandusky fiasco, but it's still too fresh in people's mind. Sorry.


We're talking about the University of Pennsylvania in this thread, i.e. "Penn," no?

Sandusky was from Pennsylvania State University, i.e. "Penn State."


Penn State is the same thing as Penn. I think the Paterno thing will stick with the university for awhile, may want to reconsider your ED

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Re: Penn Law ED Question - High GPA, Low LSAT

Postby Ti Malice » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:57 am

LexLeon wrote:
sinfiery wrote:
smorri2012 wrote:Thanks, everyone! I guess in my mind I see Penn undergrad and the high GPA as more a plus than perhaps they really are.


Maybe before the whole Sandusky fiasco, but it's still too fresh in people's mind. Sorry.


We're talking about the University of Pennsylvania in this thread, i.e. "Penn," no?

Sandusky was from Pennsylvania State University, i.e. "Penn State."


Penn State is what they call the athletics program. Sort of how UC-Berkeley is Berkeley for academics and Cal for athletics.

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Re: Penn Law ED Question - High GPA, Low LSAT

Postby Skye » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:59 am

karich wrote:
sinfiery wrote:Maybe before the whole Sandusky fiasco, but it's still too fresh in people's mind. Sorry.




Never gets old.

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Re: Penn Law ED Question - High GPA, Low LSAT

Postby 005618502 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:31 am

LexLeon wrote:
sinfiery wrote:
smorri2012 wrote:Thanks, everyone! I guess in my mind I see Penn undergrad and the high GPA as more a plus than perhaps they really are.


Maybe before the whole Sandusky fiasco, but it's still too fresh in people's mind. Sorry.


We're talking about the University of Pennsylvania in this thread, i.e. "Penn," no?

Sandusky was from Pennsylvania State University, i.e. "Penn State."


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