Is Penn harder to get into than T6 Schools if one has <3.8?

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Is Penn harder to get into than T6 Schools if one has <3.8?

Postby corporatemandaorbust » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:30 pm

I ran UPenn on LSN and it seemed no almost nobody was able to get into UPenn with less than a 3.8 GPA. If someone has a 3.75, would they need like 175+ LSAT?? Why do they value the GPA so highly unlike a few other schools?

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Re: Is Penn harder to get into than T6 Schools if one has <3.8?

Postby Veil of Ignorance » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:54 pm

I noticed that too. It seems like they aren't generous with $$ for those below 3.8. But neither is Chicago, really. If you have a 3.75/175+, I think Columbia/NYU are going to be your best offers in the scholarship/prestige calculus. This is just based on looking through MyLSN profiles and medians.

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Re: Is Penn harder to get into than T6 Schools if one has <3.8?

Postby sharris2017 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:17 pm

Chicago and Penn have decided to pursue higher GPA over LSAT. It's a pretty simple comparative advantage calculus. It's the same reason why Columbia tries to maximize LSAT over GPA. NYU is more of an even balance.

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Re: Is Penn harder to get into than T6 Schools if one has <3.8?

Postby Wild Card » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:26 pm

Median LSAT (i.e., 169) was enough for me despite my "< 3.8."

But I didn't get money from them until I pressed them with my Columbia and NYU awards. They weren't even willing to match.




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