Black man 2.8/178

HMan99
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Black man 2.8/178

Postby HMan99 » Thu May 19, 2011 3:03 pm

Hi,

I got a 2.8 gpa at Yale college but scored a 178 on the LSAT (only took it once). I should also add that I am a black male. What schools do I have a shot at? Is Harvard at least possible?

Thanks

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Re: Black man 2.8/178

Postby duckmoney » Thu May 19, 2011 3:06 pm

Your GPA will hurt you, but URM splitters are outrageously unpredictable, especially with an ivy league background.

Blanket the T-14, including Harvard, and throw some apps in to some T20 and T30 schools that are known to favor LSAT over GPA as a backup plan. You should get serious scholarship from these schools.

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Re: Black man 2.8/178

Postby HMan99 » Thu May 19, 2011 3:10 pm

duckmoney wrote:Your GPA will hurt you, but URM splitters are outrageously unpredictable, especially with an ivy league background.

Blanket the T-14, including Harvard, and throw some apps in to some T20 and T30 schools that are known to favor LSAT over GPA as a backup plan. You should get serious scholarship from these schools.



Thanks, greatly appreciated!

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Re: Black man 2.8/178

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Thu May 19, 2011 3:15 pm

Click on the following for more detailed help.

What are my chances? - viewforum.php?f=9

URM Forum - viewforum.php?f=14

Godspeed!

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Re: Black man 2.8/178

Postby vanwinkle » Thu May 19, 2011 3:17 pm

duckmoney wrote:Your GPA will hurt you, but URM splitters are outrageously unpredictable, especially with an ivy league background.

Blanket the T-14, including Harvard, and throw some apps in to some T20 and T30 schools that are known to favor LSAT over GPA as a backup plan. You should get serious scholarship from these schools.

I agree with this, it's the best advice you'll get. You'll get some rejections but some great acceptances, too, it's just hard to say from where you'll get each, so blanketing is the best choice you have. Good luck.




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