Is it possible to get into Yale or Stanford with...

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JustSomebody
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Is it possible to get into Yale or Stanford with...

Postby JustSomebody » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:54 am

a good GPA and LSAT score, but not much else?

I think at Harvard it is possible, because they have a larger class size to fill.

But Yale and Stanford have much smaller classes. My GPA is 3.95 and my LSAT score is TBD. But if (God willing) I manage to get a good score, would I have any shot at getting in even though my list of extracurricular activities is shitty?

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Re: Is it possible to get into Yale or Stanford with...

Postby zephyr36 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:35 am

I would say that given a semi-strong PS and average LORs you have a very good chance at both Y and S if you score 175+ on the LSAT given your high GPA. Both are crapshoots a lot of the time, but it would surprise me if you got dinged at both with a really high LSAT and that GPA.

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Helmholtz
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Re: Is it possible to get into Yale or Stanford with...

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:48 am

Worry about this after actually getting your LSAT score.

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Re: Is it possible to get into Yale or Stanford with...

Postby BioEBear2010 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:51 am

Helmholtz wrote:Worry about this after actually getting your LSAT score.

Or just don't worry about it. Kill the LSAT, write compelling essays, assemble strong LORs, and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

That being said, yes it certainly happens.

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Re: Is it possible to get into Yale or Stanford with...

Postby tea_drinker » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:46 pm

Helmholtz wrote:Worry about this after actually getting your LSAT score.




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