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UT law question

Postby texaspecial88 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:47 pm

I recently read that UT can matriculate at most 35% out of state students per year. Does anyone know how much being from in-state raises your chances of getting in? I'm sure its impossible to say exactly, but does anyone have any idea/personal experience? Thanks.

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Re: UT law question

Postby JazzOne » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:52 pm

I don't think this is going to help you much. Before everyone jumps on me, let me explain what I mean. It is true that UT is limited in the number of out-of-state students it can admit. I'm sure this dimishes their national recruitment, and UT's admissions numbers are probably lower than they would be without the mandate. However, that information is already factored into the USNWR statistics and those of databases like LSN. You're still going to need numbers comparable to or better than the published means to be competitive. Perhaps out-of-state students need slightly higher numbers, and by comparison in-state students can earn admission with slightly lower numbers, but I don't think it's a huge difference. You might want to become familiar with LSN if you want a more detailed analysis.

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Re: UT law question

Postby aerospaceUT10 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:26 pm

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Re: UT law question

Postby dpw4040 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:48 pm

+1 to jazzones post.

You will need competive numbers.

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Re: UT law question

Postby texaspecial88 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:58 pm

aerospaceUT10 wrote:Another in-stater, holla.


Are you currently attending UT Austin?


nope, born and raised in Texas and looking at UT law

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Re: UT law question

Postby texaspecial88 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:01 pm

dpw4040 wrote:+1 to jazzones post.

You will need competive numbers.


I guess my question was not specific enough. I expect my numbers to be in their middle 50&-- i am yet to take the LSAT.
Just wondering if there is a better chance to get in (if you have sufficient stats) if you are instate vs. out of state....

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Re: UT law question

Postby joesrevenge » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:10 pm

texaspecial88 wrote:
dpw4040 wrote:+1 to jazzones post.

You will need competive numbers.


I guess my question was not specific enough. I expect my numbers to be in their middle 50&-- i am yet to take the LSAT.
Just wondering if there is a better chance to get in (if you have sufficient stats) if you are instate vs. out of state....


I personally think it helps. I got in with a GPA around their 70% mark, but with an LSAT in the bottom 10% (URM though). I am pretty sure that if I were out of state they would not have had 'room' for someone with my statistics.

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Re: UT law question

Postby aer » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:14 pm

I think that you definitely have a better shot if you are in state, but it's important to remember that Texas is a big state and a lot of Texans want to stay there.

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Re: UT law question

Postby JazzOne » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:34 am

texaspecial88 wrote:
dpw4040 wrote:+1 to jazzones post.

You will need competive numbers.


I guess my question was not specific enough. I expect my numbers to be in their middle 50&-- i am yet to take the LSAT.
Just wondering if there is a better chance to get in (if you have sufficient stats) if you are instate vs. out of state....


If both your numbers are equal to UT's mean numbers, then I think you'd be accepted even as an out-of-state applicant. And like I said before, the mean numbers already include the bias created by the 35% mandate.

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Re: UT law question

Postby williemayshayes » Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:18 pm

Bumped. Sorry...did some forum searching because I am faced with this similar situation. UT Austin is a dream school of mine, and I am an out of stater looking to move down to Texas after I wrap up UG, and gain some experience.

Jazzone's comment specified that you need "competitive" numbers. From the standpiont of UT, their GPA whoring of late is well documented.

However, for an in-state applicant...can it be said that he/she is competitive if they are a low GPA/very high LSAT split? Sub-3.3, 173+ territory (GPA is on a sharp upward climb right now...projected finish is around 3.2 territory after disastrous first 2.5 years).

I'm just trying to get as many varied responses as I can on this highly subjective topic. It's quite surprising how few high LSAT splitters from IN-state have published their info on LSN in the 2009-2010 cycle. They're scattered in 08-09, 07-08 cycles and fare quite well, FWIW.

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Re: UT law question

Postby DreamShake » Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:06 am

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Re: UT law question

Postby Marionberry » Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:29 am

I'm also curious about UT's attitude towards in-state splitters. By browsing this year's waitlist thread, it seems that texas residents with a 170+ and a sub 3.4 gpa eventually got pulled off the waitlist, and i didn't find any in-state splitters with similar numbers that got dinged. Anyone have any more info about this?

Feel free to PM me if this has already been discussed amongst anyone.




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