I made it into my "REACH"

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citykitty
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby citykitty » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:27 pm

AmandaPB wrote:Ohh, citykitty, cute cat! I have one who looks just like it; his name is Midnight. Sorry this is totally unrelated to the topic...



Not my cat.

I used to have a gorgeous Russian blue though. He was sweet.

chenalex
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby chenalex » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:25 pm

2.7 GPA
162 LSAT
Non-URM

Just got accepted off the waitlist at American WCL.

dumbledore
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby dumbledore » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:31 pm

chenalex wrote:2.7 GPA
162 LSAT
Non-URM

Just got accepted off the waitlist at American WCL.



Congrats! Living in DC will be awesome :)

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby stowhat » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:37 pm

GPA: 3.4 , LSAT 168
URM: No

Got into USC off the waitlist! Sent in my application in early November.

Optional Essay: No.

I think my work experience and science degree gave me that little extra push.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby FutureInLaw » Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:16 am

Originally posted about GULC, but I'll add this:

GPA: 3.7 , LSAT 167
URM: N

Cornell

Optional Essay: LGBT DS / no "why Cornell" except for the question on app that asks / "why Cornell" included in LOCI after being held

What helped: HYP undergrad? 4 years WE (2 being public interest related)? 3 solid LOR?

Submitted late November, held late April, LOCI in May, accepted early June

Chose BU due to scholarship

mynameismyname
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby mynameismyname » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:11 pm

bump.... why not

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Egzon » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:18 pm

FutureInLaw wrote:Originally posted about GULC, but I'll add this:

GPA: 3.7 , LSAT 167
URM: N

Cornell

Optional Essay: LGBT DS / no "why Cornell" except for the question on app that asks / "why Cornell" included in LOCI after being held

What helped: HYP undergrad? 4 years WE (2 being public interest related)? 3 solid LOR?

Submitted late November, held late April, LOCI in May, accepted early June

Chose BU due to scholarship


It's funny how today 3.7/167 is median at Cornell and it would probably not be considered a reach anymore.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby rnoodles » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:20 pm

mynameismyname wrote:bump.... why not


Reaching out almost 5 years? Impressive

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby mvp99 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:21 pm

nm.. thought this was recent..

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby mynameismyname » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:39 pm

I considered making a new thread but I don't personally have an applicable reach yet. I am more interested in seeing other people in the current cycle who have gotten into a "reach school".

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby janderson821 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:27 pm

I got into Georgetown this cycle with 3.1 and 168 non-URM

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jumbo2016
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby jumbo2016 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:30 pm

Georgetown and Michigan. Non-URM K-JD. 169 LSAT and 3.07 GPA

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby keezmasterflex » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:50 pm

150 LSAT
3.67 GPA
Accepted to University of Washington in Seattle and CU Boulder!
:-)

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby wellitsover » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:16 pm

janderson821 wrote:I got into Georgetown this cycle with 3.1 and 168 non-URM


What would you say made the difference, to those who recently posted?

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Specter1389 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:13 pm

I got into UVA with a 2.98 LSAC GPA, 3.03 from my school, and a 170.

I think my work experience, family background, and notoriously difficult undergrad is what put me over.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Shib26 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:04 am

AF_Falcon wrote:I got into UVA with a 2.98 LSAC GPA, 3.03 from my school, and a 170.

I think my work experience, family background, and notoriously difficult undergrad is what put me over.


I'm guessing USAFA? Congrats, and also glad to hear it for myself since I have a 3.0 from West Point.

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janderson821
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby janderson821 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:06 pm

wellitsover wrote:
janderson821 wrote:I got into Georgetown this cycle with 3.1 and 168 non-URM


What would you say made the difference, to those who recently posted?



I have no idea what made the difference. I do have some solid work experience and decent personal statement tailored to government work. I also interviewed and I assume that helped.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby BigTex » Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:08 pm

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby thelincolnlawyer » Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:36 pm

3.3 GPA
167 LSAT
Accepted to Georgetown

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby lawandorder2019 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:55 pm

GPA: 3.47 , LSAT 167
URM: Yes.

NAME OF REACH SCHOOL(S): UVA, Georgetown, and UCLA

Optional Essay: No. However I wrote a GPA addendum explaining my poor performance my first year.

I sent my applications in September.

Why? I spent about 4 or 5 months making my PS great, my softs are good (volunteer experience and work experience in the legal field despite being a KJD), and I have had a genuine interest in law since childhood which was reflected in my PS, resume, and course choices.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby DLM17 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:11 pm

TxEx13 wrote:GPA: 3.2 LSAT 163
URM: yes

NAME OF REACH SCHOOL: George Washington and WUSTL

Optional Essay: Nope

Finally, what you think (totally subjective) got you into that school: 2 years of work experience in insurance and 3 decent letters of rec ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Note: Holding out on some others and dying of anxiety.



Congrats!! WUSTL is the one I'm waiting on most :cry:

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby redsxfan2010 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:20 pm

GPA: 3.4 , LSAT 172
URM: No

NAME OF REACH SCHOOL(S): Columbia

Optional Essay: Nope

Why?: I am guessing it was my background of engineering undergrad, with also taking a bunch of law and business classes. Strange combo for someone. Also two years WE in emerging tech. Also, maybe they just felt bad for me? I don't honestly know.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby BigTex » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:38 pm

DLM17 wrote:
TxEx13 wrote:GPA: 3.2 LSAT 163
URM: yes

NAME OF REACH SCHOOL: George Washington and WUSTL

Optional Essay: Nope

Finally, what you think (totally subjective) got you into that school: 2 years of work experience in insurance and 3 decent letters of rec ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Note: Holding out on some others and dying of anxiety.



Congrats!! WUSTL is the one I'm waiting on most :cry:


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tezzeret
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby tezzeret » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:24 pm

So anyone else get into their reach schools within the last month or so? I've been on the ding train with every reach so far, with not even a single WL from any of them.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby James.K.Polk » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:26 pm

3.10/171, in at Penn which was my reach.




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