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LSAT score necessary for T14 with 3.3

Postby Lawschoolhopefu » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:47 am

Hi,

I am currently a junior and I have a 3.3 ug GPA in Econ, with a slight upward trend,at a top 20/25 university. I would say I have average softs, including interning at a smaller firm for two summers but not much in the way of extracurriculars while at school. What LSAT would I need for a realistic shot at the top 14?

Thank you!

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Re: LSAT score necessary for T14 with 3.3

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URM?

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Re: LSAT score necessary for T14 with 3.3

Postby cuzzydunlop » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:16 am

you'll need a 170+ but I always find these threads interesting. If someone said you needed a 160+, would you study less? Eat, sleep, and breathe the LSAT for 3-4 months and take the test. Then do it again and retake it. Don't worry about T14's right now. Worry about LR, LG, and RC.

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Re: LSAT score necessary for T14 with 3.3

Postby albanach » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:29 pm

Also, look for any classes that could help bump that GPA. Anything optional that you can excel in. Take a couple of community college classes in the summer and get As. Everything counts until your first degree is awarded.

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Re: LSAT score necessary for T14 with 3.3

Postby Graybrow » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:37 pm

Lawschoolhopefu wrote:Hi,

I am currently a junior and I have a 3.3 ug GPA in Econ, with a slight upward trend,at a top 20/25 university. I would say I have average softs, including interning at a smaller firm for two summers but not much in the way of extracurriculars while at school. What LSAT would I need for a realistic shot at the top 14?

Thank you!


Took me a 175 with a 3.2 to get accepted to Columbia. Only T14 to let me in, everywhere else waitlisted or rejected me me.

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Re: LSAT score necessary for T14 with 3.3

Postby ribbon » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:12 pm

Got into Michigan and Northwestern this cycle w a 3.3/169. Rejected by Cornell, Penn, and Berkeley, WL by Duke, waiting on UVA still.

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Re: LSAT score necessary for T14 with 3.3

Postby Lawschoolhopefu » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:44 pm

Thanks for all the replies, I just got a 162 on my first timed practice test so hopefully a 170+ will end up being attainable when I end up taking the actual exam.

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Re: LSAT score necessary for T14 with 3.3

Postby spglasses » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:50 pm

Graybrow wrote:
Lawschoolhopefu wrote:Hi,

I am currently a junior and I have a 3.3 ug GPA in Econ, with a slight upward trend,at a top 20/25 university. I would say I have average softs, including interning at a smaller firm for two summers but not much in the way of extracurriculars while at school. What LSAT would I need for a realistic shot at the top 14?

Thank you!


Took me a 175 with a 3.2 to get accepted to Columbia. Only T14 to let me in, everywhere else waitlisted or rejected me me.


That's surprising. When did you apply in the cycle and did you write any LOCIs?

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Re: LSAT score necessary for T14 with 3.3

Postby hugerez » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:55 pm

Take 16 units of GPA padder classes like directed resesrch and easy language. You really do need a huge load of units to make that GPA jump even by 0.1.

Did not go T14 but I opted to do full ride at a T20-30 range school with a 172. I personally thinking taking a full ride at a good school is a worthy alternative than debt at T14.

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Re: LSAT score necessary for T14 with 3.3

Postby Graybrow » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:15 pm

spglasses wrote:
Graybrow wrote:
Lawschoolhopefu wrote:Hi,

I am currently a junior and I have a 3.3 ug GPA in Econ, with a slight upward trend,at a top 20/25 university. I would say I have average softs, including interning at a smaller firm for two summers but not much in the way of extracurriculars while at school. What LSAT would I need for a realistic shot at the top 14?

Thank you!


Took me a 175 with a 3.2 to get accepted to Columbia. Only T14 to let me in, everywhere else waitlisted or rejected me me.


That's surprising. When did you apply in the cycle and did you write any LOCIs?


I applied in late November, and I didn't write any LOCIs. My bet is I could have converted a handful of waitlists into acceptances, but after I got into Columbia I lost motivation to do that. I wasn't expecting any merit aid, so I doubt I could have done much in the way of negotiating. (though Columbia gave me an ass-ton of need-based aid for growing up working/middle class. Thanks Columbia!).

Columbia fell in love with me and admitted me early after some interviews and an exchange of emails, and I liked them a lot too. I ended up getting the highest GPA of my life during 1L, so it all worked out. haha

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Re: LSAT score necessary for T14 with 3.3

Postby ribbon » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:42 am

Got in.

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Re: LSAT score necessary for T14 with 3.3

Postby TrustMeImALawStudent » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:51 pm

albanach wrote:Also, look for any classes that could help bump that GPA. Anything optional that you can excel in. Take a couple of community college classes in the summer and get As. Everything counts until your first degree is awarded.


I get this idea, but be wary: some CC professors are notorious grade deflators.



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