I made it into my "REACH"

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SNightHighlights
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby SNightHighlights » Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:36 pm

SNightHighlights wrote:
SNightHighlights wrote:
SNightHighlights wrote:
sckon wrote:GPA: 3.47 , LSAT 166
URM: No

NAME OF REACH SCHOOL(S) Notre Dame

Optional Essay: Yes, Why Notre Dame

Finally, what you think (totally subjective) got you into that school.
Visited and talked with admissions. Sold myself well imho.

Edit: I think we should also add what month you sent in applications.

Right after the September Lsat score release.


Honestly with that LSAT you weren't really a reach. Those are pretty solid numbers for NDLS. Congrats though!

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Long shot hero
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Long shot hero » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:12 pm

SNightHighlights wrote:
SNightHighlights wrote:
SNightHighlights wrote:
SNightHighlights wrote:
sckon wrote:GPA: 3.47 , LSAT 166
URM: No

NAME OF REACH SCHOOL(S) Notre Dame

Optional Essay: Yes, Why Notre Dame

Finally, what you think (totally subjective) got you into that school.
Visited and talked with admissions. Sold myself well imho.

Edit: I think we should also add what month you sent in applications.

Right after the September Lsat score release.


Honestly with that LSAT you weren't really a reach. Those are pretty solid numbers for NDLS. Congrats though!

This is not a reach. But congrats ! Conga rats !

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby trmckenz » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:57 pm

LSAT: 163
GPA: 3.16
URM: N

Name of Reach School: Notre Dame Law School
Optional Essay: Y - Why ND, DKL
Applied ED on September 1 (first day)

I believe my 4 years of work experience as a patent agent in biglaw is what enabled Admissions to look beyond my numbers - I was below the LSAT median and below the 25% GPA. Thankful to have received a small scholarship as well.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Litt1tUp » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:48 am

Felt like reviving this because I think some people have some good news worth sharing!

GPA - 3.78 / LSAT - 167

Mylsn put me at a 14% for Berkeley and law school numbers gave me about 30% chance... Got in today after FR!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby brinicolec » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:03 am

Yes yes people share your good news! lol

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby mudiverse » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:15 am

Litt1tUp wrote:Felt like reviving this because I think some people have some good news worth sharing!

GPA - 3.78 / LSAT - 167

Mylsn put me at a 14% for Berkeley and law school numbers gave me about 30% chance... Got in today after FR!


I think the reason this thread lost popularity is because almost everyone posting was just a splitter or not even a reach for the schools they got into. You're also at the medians for Berkeley so I really don't think this was a 'reach' depending on how we define it. It's a great result all the same and I hope you enjoy cali.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby laqueredup » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:45 am

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby brinicolec » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:47 am

laqueredup wrote:
mudiverse wrote:
Litt1tUp wrote:Felt like reviving this because I think some people have some good news worth sharing!

GPA - 3.78 / LSAT - 167

Mylsn put me at a 14% for Berkeley and law school numbers gave me about 30% chance... Got in today after FR!


I think the reason this thread lost popularity is because almost everyone posting was just a splitter or not even a reach for the schools they got into. You're also at the medians for Berkeley so I really don't think this was a 'reach' depending on how we define it. It's a great result all the same and I hope you enjoy cali.


What defines a Reach for an extreme splitter though?


I would argue that splitters can be considered reachers because it's really difficult to know which schools are going to accept them.

Also, no point in being the reach police. If someone was seriously unsure about whether or not they'd be accepted (not because of paranoia, but because of stats), that's reach enough for me lol

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby angelfan5589 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:18 am

brinicolec wrote:
laqueredup wrote:
mudiverse wrote:
Litt1tUp wrote:Felt like reviving this because I think some people have some good news worth sharing!

GPA - 3.78 / LSAT - 167

Mylsn put me at a 14% for Berkeley and law school numbers gave me about 30% chance... Got in today after FR!


I think the reason this thread lost popularity is because almost everyone posting was just a splitter or not even a reach for the schools they got into. You're also at the medians for Berkeley so I really don't think this was a 'reach' depending on how we define it. It's a great result all the same and I hope you enjoy cali.


What defines a Reach for an extreme splitter though?


I would argue that splitters can be considered reachers because it's really difficult to know which schools are going to accept them.

Also, no point in being the reach police. If someone was seriously unsure about whether or not they'd be accepted (not because of paranoia, but because of stats), that's reach enough for me lol


I feel if you're below medians and you really wanted to go to that school, it counts as a reach. Schools want to raise or keep their medians so if you're below/far below both medians, even if you're not below their 25th percentile, it's a reach. But that's my take on it.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby grandesoylatte » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:12 am

Got into Berkeley yesterday - submitted late Novemberish, went under review late December, FR 1/12

GPA 3.5, LSAT 166 (for reference, that's <25th for GPA, median for LSAT)
Yes Why Berkeley essay, also submitted an LOCI this week confirming it was my top choice

I was not a splitter by any means, but very PI focused and made that very clear in my statements. Throwing some hope out there for everyone worried about their numbers game -- good luck everyone!!!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby HennessyVSOP » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:03 pm

Reach: Emory
2.X/167
Applied: First week of December
Letter: Mid-January

LSP had me at a 15% "Deny", LSN didn't have enough information to predict

Everyone I know is more impressed with my full scholarships at TTTs; im over here wondering who tf is on Emory admissions team and what I can offer them if I decide to attend ;D
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paytonalexandra
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby paytonalexandra » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:45 pm

LSAT: 153 (I know it's bad)
GPA: 3.94

Reach school: Emory
Applied: early January

LSAC gave me about a 16% chance of getting in. Got accepted this week with a scholarship. Probably the best day of my life.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby 2000andBeyond » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:49 pm

paytonalexandra wrote:LSAT: 153 (I know it's bad)
GPA: 3.94

Reach school: Emory
Applied: early January

LSAC gave me about a 16% chance of getting in. Got accepted this week with a scholarship. Probably the best day of my life.


YESSSSSS! V I C T O R Y. I'm hype for you!

paytonalexandra
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby paytonalexandra » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:06 pm

2000andBeyond wrote:
YESSSSSS! V I C T O R Y. I'm hype for you!



THANK YOU :)




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