Should I bother applying to T14 with 3.8, 164?

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Should I bother applying to T14 with 3.8, 164?

Postby dan9257 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:26 pm

Hi

I have 3.8 gpa and 164 from December LSAT...Should I even bother applying to T14 schools?
I am a non URM and have average softs (no impressive awards/publications just 2-3 years of work experience).
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Re: Should I bother applying to T14 with 3.8, 164?

Postby cavalier1138 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:30 pm

You have an outside chance at Georgetown and Cornell, but you should be looking to retake. Even if you got in to one of those schools, you'd be paying sticker.

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Re: Should I bother applying to T14 with 3.8, 164?

Postby dan9257 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:50 pm

I'd pay a sticker if I have to...because I really want to start school this fall.
Do I have a chance at Berkeley, UVA, Michigan, and Northwestern?
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Re: Should I bother applying to T14 with 3.8, 164?

Postby armc808 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:52 pm

You definitely have a shot at the Georgetown-Cornell-Northwestern tier. The real question is would you be content with that when your GPA could get you even further by waiting a little bit and getting a higher LSAT score.

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Re: Should I bother applying to T14 with 3.8, 164?

Postby cavalier1138 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:20 pm

dan9257 wrote:I'd pay a sticker if I have to...because I really want to start school this fall.


Does future-you really want six figures of debt because present-day-you doesn't feel like retaking?

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Re: Should I bother applying to T14 with 3.8, 164?

Postby dan9257 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:32 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:
dan9257 wrote:I'd pay a sticker if I have to...because I really want to start school this fall.


Does future-you really want six figures of debt because present-day-you doesn't feel like retaking?


I am actually retaking in June. But I am also willing to attend any of the T14 schools if I get in this cycle even if I have to pay a sticker.
It's just that I am wondering if applying to those schools with my stats is waste of time and $.

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Re: Should I bother applying to T14 with 3.8, 164?

Postby S.Picquery » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:19 pm

It is not a waste of money to retake if it can get you scholarships, and you can take the year to work and save up.

These schools have been here for hundreds of years, what's the rush?

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Re: Should I bother applying to T14 with 3.8, 164?

Postby proteinshake » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:48 am

dan9257 wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:
dan9257 wrote:I'd pay a sticker if I have to...because I really want to start school this fall.


Does future-you really want six figures of debt because present-day-you doesn't feel like retaking?


I am actually retaking in June. But I am also willing to attend any of the T14 schools if I get in this cycle even if I have to pay a sticker.
It's just that I am wondering if applying to those schools with my stats is waste of time and $.

3 more points takes you from sticker price at Cornell to around a 100K scholarship to Cornell. use all those retakes!



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