163/ 3.8 UG GPA with a Master's in Economics: T14?

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163/ 3.8 UG GPA with a Master's in Economics: T14?

Postby trickylambs » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:55 pm

Hi, trying to get an idea of where I can realistically apply. I was disappointed with my LSAT score, getting around a 170 consistently on practice tests, but ending up with a 163. I had a 3.8 GPA as an undergrad, and also got a master's degree(economics) paid for from the same school via a student research assistant program. Do I have any shot at any of the T14 schools based on these scores? Also, what about the following schools: George Washington University, Fordham, and University of Washington. Thanks everyone

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Re: 163/ 3.8 UG GPA with a Master's in Economics: T14?

Postby DKM » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:01 pm

retake.

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Re: 163/ 3.8 UG GPA with a Master's in Economics: T14?

Postby whereskyle » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:03 pm

I'd retake.

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Re: 163/ 3.8 UG GPA with a Master's in Economics: T14?

Postby Philafaler » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:09 pm

trickylambs wrote: Do I have any shot at any of the T14 schools based on these scores?


Probably not.

Retake

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Re: 163/ 3.8 UG GPA with a Master's in Economics: T14?

Postby ScottRiqui » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:11 pm

Do you have any significant work experience? Assuming the master's will be a soft factor, mylsn should provide a good starting point:

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Re: 163/ 3.8 UG GPA with a Master's in Economics: T14?

Postby trickylambs » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:14 pm

In terms of work experience, I got a job as an undergrad through a professor of mine who worked at a National Transportation Research Center (The Center for Urban Transportation Research), working 20 hours a week. I then continued that in Grad school, which that program paid for. So I've been working part time as a research assistant for the past 4 years, but other than that, I have no real work experience.

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Re: 163/ 3.8 UG GPA with a Master's in Economics: T14?

Postby WokeUpInACar » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:20 pm

Not retaking the LSAT would be the biggest mistake of your life. I'm not exaggerating.

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Re: 163/ 3.8 UG GPA with a Master's in Economics: T14?

Postby ScottRiqui » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:24 pm

The single best thing you can do in terms of "chances and choices" is to retake the LSAT and try to get a score that's commensurate with your uGPA (or better). Right now, you've got a T14 uGPA, but your LSAT is more appropriate to schools in the 20s-30s.

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Re: 163/ 3.8 UG GPA with a Master's in Economics: T14?

Postby BigZuck » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:25 pm

Retake




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