tea_drinker wrote:DoubleChecks wrote:
how is double majoring in the humanities even remotely similar to triple majoring in chem, engineering, and philosophy? not to mention my hypo guy has a high GPA lol
Double majoring in humanities is similar to triple majoring in chem, eng and phil, if both guys/gals have a 4.0 GPA. And this is my point, no matter how high a GPA your hypo guy has, he will be just as competitive as the one who has the same GPA and is single majored.
It may help a triple major guy when adcom compares his 3.0 with a different guy who has a 3.0 in basket weaving. But other than that, I doubt that there is any distinguishable advantage. Although, if anyone who can link basket weaving and law school may have enough BSing skills to get accepted.
first off, let me disclaimer again as people just keep derailing my original point in this thread and missing it completely lol. i DO agree that law school is primarily a numbers game and adcomms do not really care about double majors. double or even triple majoring is NOT a license to get a lower GPA and have it not work against you.
that being said, i never said a 4.0 GPA. i said a high GPA, but not necessarily one that is capped at max, so let's say 3.9. you honestly believe that a single major 3.9 (or even a double humanities major) would be the exact same as a 3.9 triple major in chem/eng/phil? seriously? im not saying a 3.9 single < 3.7 triple, im just saying that as an adcomm, i personally (which is funny that all of you are arguing against my personal opinion on what i would do if i were an adcomm lol, but ill pretend i said what i think an adcomm would do) would see that as a bump, like having a cool soft. not olympics gold medalist soft, but better than your average soft because triple majoring in those 3 with a 3.9 is pretty badass and shows the rigor of the curriculum. i think it would help, albeit not some 0.2 GPA boost or anything, esp. at the elite law schools.