Lowest GPA at HYSC

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Lawschoolblech
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Lowest GPA at HYSC

Postby Lawschoolblech » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:07 am

I'm just wondering, from your experiences, what is the lowest GPA you've heard of getting into Harvard, Yale, Stanford, or Columbia?

dissonance1848
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Re: Lowest GPA at HYSC

Postby dissonance1848 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:36 am

Just look at LSN. Appears to be roughly 3.5 for Harvard, 3.7+ for Yale/Stanford, and 3.3 for Columbia, this cycle.

Lawschoolblech
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Re: Lowest GPA at HYSC

Postby Lawschoolblech » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:43 am

Thanks! Just starting the law school journey and had never heard of that site. My bad.

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HankBashir
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Re: Lowest GPA at HYSC

Postby HankBashir » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:09 am

For Yale, it's 3.49 for the class of 2015 as per: http://www.law.yale.edu/admissions/profile.htm

For Stanford, it was 3.3 for the class of 2014 as per: --LinkRemoved-- (2nd to last page)

Can't find school given statistics for Harvard or Columbia, but LSN is more accurate for showing you the possibility of you as an individual getting into said schools.

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Re: Lowest GPA at HYSC

Postby Huey Freeman » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:12 am

Keep in mind that the lowest GPA values are pretty much always for URM students. If you aren't racially one of the URM categories, the data is pretty useless to determining a "lowest possible" GPA to get into these schools.

Lawschoolblech
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Re: Lowest GPA at HYSC

Postby Lawschoolblech » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:23 am

Thanks to both of you. Ya, I am noticing the URM point on the LSN website... though it seems there are a few low GPAs for non-URMS, but only with extremely high LSATs.

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Re: Lowest GPA at HYSC

Postby cahwc12 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:15 pm

Two of my friends got in to Harvard with 3.3 /177 ('06) and 3.4/178 ('97), but both were exceptional cases, and neither ended up attending. For all intents and purposes, there's a pretty rigid GPA floor.

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Re: Lowest GPA at HYSC

Postby GeneralMuffin » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:55 pm

If I can add a data point (not on LSN): Accepted to Harvard this cycle, 3.6 GPA, 174 LSAT. Middle-class white female.

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Re: Lowest GPA at HYSC

Postby liupang » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:47 pm

GeneralMuffin wrote:If I can add a data point (not on LSN): Accepted to Harvard this cycle, 3.6 GPA, 174 LSAT. Middle-class white female.


Good for you!

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Re: Lowest GPA at HYSC

Postby Cobretti » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:16 pm

3.1 177 non URM got Yale this cycle. But that could very well never happen again.

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Re: Lowest GPA at HYSC

Postby Vincent » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:32 pm

Lowest 3 non-URMs at Stanford this cycle according to LSN:
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/jimbo89 (3.53/172) (This guy has had a dream cycle)
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/usafgirl (3.56/176) (Ivy undergrad/4 years of active military service)
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/iVinshe (3.6/172) (Me; dual STEM major K-JD)
Then there's a big jump, and the next lowest GPA is a 3.73.

Lowest 3 non-URMs at Harvard this cycle according to LSN:
<The first two above; sensing a trend?>
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/mm3456 (3.59/174) (Is this GeneralMuffin?)

Lowest 3 non-URMs at Yale this cycle according to LSN:
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/zdc (3.73/174) (HYP undergrad; Asian)
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Elwood (3.78/178) (3 years of work experience)
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/je12345 (3.83/174) (Few years of consulting experience; what look to be great softs)

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Re: Lowest GPA at HYSC

Postby CaliforniaBear » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:49 pm

fyi, jimbo89 is a Bi-racial minority student. whatever this means.




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