BU Early Decision

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LawSchoolChampion
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BU Early Decision

Postby LawSchoolChampion » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:44 pm

Has anyone heard anything about what BU is looking for in their ED candidates other than what is posted on the website?

I am hoping to apply with a GPA above their 25th% and an LSAT way above their 75%.

Do you think that (i.e.) a 3.6 and a 171+ would make me an eligable candidate for BU ED?

**I am well aware that those numbers could easily gain admission to better ranked schools, but those schools won't give you full tuition for them; and, I was raised in Boston and would like to return**

Any opinions would be great.

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Re: BU Early Decision

Postby 2014 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:30 am

I'm guessing they will be looking for similar numbers to GW which if I recall was like 3.8, 168ish normally.

I feel like you will be competitive if you are at 3.6, 171 but that's a shot in the dark.

Even if you don't get in ED though you will draw a scholarship offer there with those numbers if they convert you to RD.

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Re: BU Early Decision

Postby ls2016! » Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:38 am

First post on TLS. Very interested in this program. Does anyone have any updated info (numbers)?

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Re: BU Early Decision

Postby Zero99 » Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:13 am

Here is some information on it:

http://bu.lawschoolnumbers.com/applican ... cholarship

Anyone with 120k+ probably has a full ride. As a rule of thumb, you'll want to be above both 50s and ideally above one or both 75s.

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Re: BU Early Decision

Postby ls2016! » Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:15 pm

Thanks for the info. If anyone has received this scholarship, please DM me.

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Re: BU Early Decision

Postby acr » Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:20 pm

I got WUSTL ED with 167/3.57. Not sure if this helps but thought I'd throw it out there

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Re: BU Early Decision

Postby 180kickflip » Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:17 pm

With a 171, I'd probably take a shot at Northwestern ED instead.

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Re: BU Early Decision

Postby ls2016! » Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:17 pm

3.6 168 for me. Very debt averse and BU with a full ride seems like a great option.

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Re: BU Early Decision

Postby usaorbust » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:05 pm

180kickflip wrote:With a 171, I'd probably take a shot at Northwestern ED instead.


Yeah, like you said you can draw acceptances from the t14 with these numbers. If you need some financial support then ED to Northwestern would be a good call.

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Re: BU Early Decision

Postby Troianii » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:52 pm

ls2016! wrote:First post on TLS. Very interested in this program. Does anyone have any updated info (numbers)?


I'm a puny 0L so I won't go too far into it, and though I assume anyone looking at BU would also be considering BC, I think it's worth mentioning that you really should. BU admissions is a bit more competitive than BC, but from all that I've seen BC employment prospects are better.

http://abovethelaw.com/careers/2015-law ... -rankings/
http://www.lstscorereports.com/schools/bc/2014/
http://www.lstscorereports.com/schools/bu/2014/

Though, and this is just what I've heard, BC is more Boston-focused. If you plan on working in Boston, it seems like BC is by far the way to go, but if you're not dead set on Boston, BU might be a better choice. Again, this is what I've heard - don't have any sources on this last bit, but the employment figures for BC in general are better, and it is less competitive to get into.




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