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wanttochange
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Another what are my chances

Postby wanttochange » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:55 pm

Hey all. Long time poster with new I'd so that I don't out myself. Whatdi you think my chances are at the following schools. Top 20% (barely) at a high Tier 2 school (50-55)
bu
nd
bc
vandy
Emory
wash u
fordam
William and Mary

Thanks

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A'nold
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Re: Another what are my chances

Postby A'nold » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:38 pm

wanttochange wrote:Hey all. Long time poster with new I'd so that I don't out myself. Whatdi you think my chances are at the following schools. Top 20% (barely) at a high Tier 2 school (50-55)
bu- out
nd- out
bc- out
vandy- out
Emory- in?
wash u- out
fordam- out
William and Mary- in?

Thanks


This is just a guess based off of the feel I get from previous years on transferapps. My guesses might be a little too pesimistic, but just my initial thoughts.

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Re: Another what are my chances

Postby Bankhead » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:42 pm

I don't see how he wouldn't get into nearly all of those.

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Re: Another what are my chances

Postby pocket herc » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:45 pm

That seems far too pessimistic. Transferapps data suggests success at many if not most of the schools. Wash U is surprisingly easy. I just wonder if there would be a real benefit to transfering in this situation, depends upon the specific school u are attending. But if it is say Uconn, top 20 percent is decent and don't know if there would be a measurable advantage to being a transfer student at any of the listed schools

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A'nold
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Re: Another what are my chances

Postby A'nold » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:59 pm

Yeah, but we are talking about top 20% here. Even if he/she was top 15% I would be far more optimistic. I think OP will definitely get in to some of them. But I doubt schools like Fordham, especially.

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Re: Another what are my chances

Postby dempsey » Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:02 pm

I don't mean to be rude A'nold, but just actually look at the database. Students from t-55 schools with top 20 percent grades have had little trouble transferring to these schools. I mean, I guess you don't have to believe your lying eyes but...Were we talking t-14 schools then I would agree with you.

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Re: Another what are my chances

Postby dempsey » Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:09 pm

and again, I just don't know that there is a decided advantage to transferring in this instance. OP, why are you seeking to transfer? These are some very goods schools you are looking at, I particularly like Vanderbilt myself, but what advantage are you pursuing here? Mind telling us the school you are presently attending?

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Re: Another what are my chances

Postby A'nold » Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:26 pm

dempsey wrote:I don't mean to be rude A'nold, but just actually look at the database. Students from t-55 schools with top 20 percent grades have had little trouble transferring to these schools. I mean, I guess you don't have to believe your lying eyes but...Were we talking t-14 schools then I would agree with you.


Fair enough. I was just considering OP's school as a typical t2 but if a top 55 distinction matters then sure I guess. I'll bow out of this thread.

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Re: Another what are my chances

Postby wanttochange » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:29 pm

Hey, thanks for the help.
I the school i attending currently is between 53-58. I am mostly looking to transfer to a school that will up my chances of landing a biglaw job. My school currently places about 10% at big law while most of these schools place between 20-30%. Also, I am currently attending a regional school, that is currently losing its region to crippling economic depression.

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Re: Another what are my chances

Postby dempsey » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:34 pm

I'd really investigate how successful transfer students are at the OCI's of these schools. I'd love to know what school you are presently at, 20% at a decent school should land you something, but if BigLaw is the goal...still, a transfer student at these schools?

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Re: Another what are my chances

Postby wanttochange » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:41 pm

Is the consensus that top 20 at school ranked 53-58 is better than being a transfer at a schools similar to BC, GW, WUSTL, or ND?




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