I made it into my "REACH"

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romanholiday
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby romanholiday » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:01 am

I love hearing these stories. Keep them coming guys! :D

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OneKnight
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby OneKnight » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:15 am

GPA: 3.98 , LSAT 166
URM: N

University of Virginia

Optional Essay: N/A

What you think (totally subjective) got you into that school: Cordel Faulk said he was incredibly impressed with my PS.

Sent: 01/20/10 In via e-mail to phone call: 02/04/10

texaspecial88
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby texaspecial88 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:34 am

GPA: 3.6
LSAT: 162
URM: No

School: Boston College Law

Possible reasons: Good PS, sent an LOCI shortly after being deferred.

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TrackTony88
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby TrackTony88 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:45 am

LSAT: 154
GPA: 3.8

SCHOOL: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

URM: Yes
Applied: Early Decision, but rolled over into regular admissions than admitted.
Optional essay: Yes

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PDaddy
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby PDaddy » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:14 am

mhernton wrote:GPA: 2.2 LSAT : 155
URM: Yes
Reach The College of William & Mary School of Law

Optional Essay: Yes on 'Pride'

I got in because I'm a Combat Veteran, that was recalled to active duty as I was preparing for the LSAT while preparing for deployment, and then took the test once again while in the Middle East during operations. I have an MBA from UCSD, I'm over 30 with over 10 years of work experience both military, financial planning, and tech consulting, applied early (Oct). Before the cries of you only go in because you're a URM start, let me say that there are plenty of URMs that don't have my UGPA and my LSAT, both of which are well below the median. I'm truly a case where the Adcom looked beyond the numbers


Yes you are. You'd have to be a celebrity (or combat vet with great softs) to get in with those numbers. Congrats! I have a feeling your numbers don't tell the story of your potential, abilities and accomplishments. And your applications must have reflected that.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby GoldenBear125 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:31 am

I don't think many of the people posting have a grasp of what a reach is. A reach isn't just a school that you would of have a difficult time getting in to, it also has to be basically written off for all intents and purposes. Being above the 25% mark in both GPA and LSAT means that the school is most definitively not a reach.

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D. H2Oman
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby D. H2Oman » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:37 am

2.8 UGPA as an Education major, and didn't get completely shut out this cycle. Win for me!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby karmakmsa » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:13 am

I didn't think I got into any reaches until reading this thread. So, tell me, is this considered a reach?

In at WUSTL
GPA: 3.79
LSAT: 164
Non-URM

karmakmsa
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby karmakmsa » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:17 am

karmakmsa wrote:I didn't think I got into any reaches until reading this thread. So, tell me, is this considered a reach?

In at WUSTL
GPA: 3.79
LSAT: 164
Non-URM


GoldenBear125 wrote:I don't think many of the people posting have a grasp of what a reach is. A reach isn't just a school that you would of have a difficult time getting in to, it also has to be basically written off for all intents and purposes. Being above the 25% mark in both GPA and LSAT means that the school is most definitively not a reach.


OK clearly nevermind.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby loxNbegels09 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:28 pm

GPA: 2.79
LSAT: 155
URM: Yes

School: Tennessee

Possible reasons: Sent in a PS and DS (and addendum for multiple LSAT/low GPA), work experience during college

Really surprised considering I'm OOS for Tennessee and also received a scholarship.

hl440
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby hl440 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:39 pm

When people say 'persistence,' what do they mean?

I also love this thread :)

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby jcgolf88 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:02 pm

GoldenBear125 wrote:I don't think many of the people posting have a grasp of what a reach is. A reach isn't just a school that you would of have a difficult time getting in to, it also has to be basically written off for all intents and purposes. Being above the 25% mark in both GPA and LSAT means that the school is most definitively not a reach.



Unless you're a URM, being at or just above both 25%'s means you ARE written off for all intents and purposes.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby chikay » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:46 am

This may not be considered a reach, but it certainly felt like one.

GPA: 3.52 (Under 25%)
LSAT #1 (Sept): 168
LSAT #2 (Feb): 170 (Median)
URM: Non-URM
MAJOR: Art/Design
APPLIED: 03/01 ED (Deadline)
ACCEPTED: 03/02
ESSAYS: Just the PS.
SCHOOL: UVA

09042014
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby 09042014 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:25 am

chikay wrote:This may not be considered a reach, but it certainly felt like one.

GPA: 3.52 (Under 25%)
LSAT #1 (Sept): 168
LSAT #2 (Feb): 170 (Median)
URM: Non-URM
MAJOR: Art/Design
APPLIED: 03/01 ED (Deadline)
ACCEPTED: 03/02
ESSAYS: Just the PS.
SCHOOL: UVA


3.52/170 ED UVA? Not a reach.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby adameus » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:27 pm

chikay wrote:This may not be considered a reach, but it certainly felt like one.

GPA: 3.52 (Under 25%)
LSAT #1 (Sept): 168
LSAT #2 (Feb): 170 (Median)
URM: Non-URM
MAJOR: Art/Design
APPLIED: 03/01 ED (Deadline)
ACCEPTED: 03/02
ESSAYS: Just the PS.
SCHOOL: UVA



wow! that's a mighty fast decision.... Perhaps they are using a LIFO model for how they review apps?

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby ezryder609 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:15 pm

Please follow this template:

GPA: 3.19 , LSAT 159
URM: Cuban

NAME OF REACH SCHOOL(S): Fordham

Optional Essay: Nope

Finally, what you think (totally subjective) got you into that school: Who knows. I applied early; I'm Cuban (which I thought was only a small boost compared to Mexican or Puerto Rican Latinos); and I went to a "prestigious" undergrad, but I really don't think that matters too much.

What month you sent in applications: September

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby swc65 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:20 pm

GPA: 3.45 , LSAT 176
URM: Y/N, if Y then which type

NAME OF REACH SCHOOL(S)
Columbia

Optional Essay: Y/N, If Y then which essay did you write.

Finally, what you think (totally subjective) got you into that school.
-Great PS. ED. Strong upward grade trend.
Sent in Late October/Early November

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

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SaintClarence27
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby SaintClarence27 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:39 pm

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CoaltoNewCastle
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:41 pm

swc65 wrote:GPA: 3.45 , LSAT 176
URM: Y/N, if Y then which type

NAME OF REACH SCHOOL(S)
Columbia

Optional Essay: Y/N, If Y then which essay did you write.

Finally, what you think (totally subjective) got you into that school.
-Great PS. ED. Strong upward grade trend.
Sent in Late October/Early November

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


That is absolutely not a reach. Did you look at any of the admissions predicting sites, or LSN? What is your index, 3.5, 3.4? Congrats though.

Edit: I know it's really tempting to post in this thread, but don't just brag about admissions that you're proud of that weren't reaches. I'm kind of sad that I can never post in this thread. Even if I get into Yale, I can't consider that a reach. Obviously it's a good thing though that I can't post in this thread, as fun as it would be.
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D. H2Oman
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby D. H2Oman » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:42 pm

GPA: 2.77
LSAT:172
School:Columbia


Shocked!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby SaintClarence27 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:46 pm

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby GordonBombay » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:51 pm

School: Washington and Lee

3.18 (TV production) / 161 (left during), 166

I dont know if it was a huge reach other than my GPA being low, but I also got some $$ which makes it seem more "reachy". That being said it was one of the higher ranked schools I applied to. Ive been living in NY and working in TV production, dealing with some legal stuff such as clearances, rights, contacts etc.

For someone who is from VA and not sure if he wants to stay there, go to DC or back to NY it was a great fit with some $$.

I had a great LOR from our company lawyer/ VP of operations about all the legal issues I dealt with, how well I did, etc. I think that plus my work experience in general may have gotten me in.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby BioEBear2010 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:18 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:GPA: 2.77
LSAT:172
School:Columbia


Shocked!

Now THIS is more of a reach! Congrats!

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CoaltoNewCastle
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:20 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:GPA: 2.77
LSAT:172
School:Columbia


Shocked!

Now THIS is more of a reach! Congrats!


Yeah, seriously. I love how one guy posted something that wasn't a reach, and then right after somebody posts a very legitimate reach to the same school. Could you give us more details please, H2O? Congratulations!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Nom Sawyer » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:24 pm

CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
BioEBear2010 wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:GPA: 2.77
LSAT:172
School:Columbia


Shocked!

Now THIS is more of a reach! Congrats!


Yeah, seriously. I love how one guy posted something that wasn't a reach, and then right after somebody posts a very legitimate reach to the same school. Could you give us more details please, H2O? Congratulations!


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