I made it into my "REACH"

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vebode01
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby vebode01 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:28 pm

GPA: 3.41 LSAT 161
URM: No

NAME OF REACH SCHOOL: BC

Optional Essay: economic/social factors overcome

Finally, what you think (totally subjective) got you into that school: soft factors, spent some of undergrad at GU (also jesuit), personal statememt

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stratocophic
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby stratocophic » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:30 pm

Nom Sawyer wrote:
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!


its a FIRE sale... lol... hint hint
:lol: You're a master, Dwater.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby swc65 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:36 pm

CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
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.


I was not trying to brag. I guess I need to brush up on the rules about what a reach is. I considered CLS a reach since my GPA was <25%tile.

My index was low 3.3 and I am tied for lowest accepted GPA on LSN.

JCSrider
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby JCSrider » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:13 pm

GPA : 3.27
LSAT: 169
URM status: No, Int'l student, Asian
Undergrad Institution: Ivy
School: Michigan Law

Super Excited :)

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby r6_philly » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:47 pm

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


Shocked!


Wow weren't you just complaining how bad your cycle was going not so long ago? Seriously congrats!!!!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby TTTennis » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:52 pm

r6_philly wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:GPA: 2.77
LSAT:172
School:Columbia


Shocked!


Wow weren't you just complaining how bad your cycle was going not so long ago? Seriously congrats!!!!


Good, I'm not the only one to fall for dwater's genius. I should've known from the "Shocked!".

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby J-tow10 » Thu May 20, 2010 12:05 pm

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SaintClarence27
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby SaintClarence27 » Thu May 20, 2010 12:12 pm

So the official result is:

No reaches got in anywhere. All supposed reaches posted on here had either High LSATs, High GPAs, or were URM.

There are no reach admits. That's my 2 cents.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby nycparalegal » Thu May 20, 2010 12:33 pm

SaintClarence27 wrote:So the official result is:

No reaches got in anywhere. All supposed reaches posted on here had either High LSATs, High GPAs, or were URM.

There are no reach admits. That's my 2 cents.


Umm what about this

GPA: 2.77
LSAT:172
School:Columbia


It looks like this guy was close to the 25% percentile at Columbia in LSAT and below the 25% in GPA. He isn't a URM either.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby 20121109 » Thu May 20, 2010 12:37 pm

nycparalegal wrote:
SaintClarence27 wrote:So the official result is:

No reaches got in anywhere. All supposed reaches posted on here had either High LSATs, High GPAs, or were URM.

There are no reach admits. That's my 2 cents.


Umm what about this

GPA: 2.77
LSAT:172
School:Columbia


It looks like this guy was close to the 25% percentile at Columbia in LSAT and below the 25% in GPA. He isn't a URM either.



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miamiman
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby miamiman » Thu May 20, 2010 12:41 pm

outside of TLS, a very close friend of mine was a huge reach at a T15 or so. got in with money. miracles happen.

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SaintClarence27
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby SaintClarence27 » Thu May 20, 2010 12:55 pm

miamiman wrote:outside of TLS, a very close friend of mine was a huge reach at a T15 or so. got in with money. miracles happen.


I think it does happen, but very, VERY infrequently. Certainly much more infrequently than dean interviews would suggest. And it's not really the schools' fault, with numbers being such a huge part of the rankings. I just wish they would be more honest and say that the numbers are what matters, and outside of some ridiculous soft that only applies to 1/2000 applicants, your numbers will dictate your cycle. The "holistic admissions" thing, outside of a very few select schools, is a lie.

Edit: I don't know what the school and numbers were, so I can't comment on that particular reach.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby 2013esq » Thu May 20, 2010 1:31 pm

GPA : 2.9
LSAT: 160
URM status: Yes - AA
Undergrad Institution: Top Liberal Arts
School: Northwestern

Why Northwestern essay + off campus interview + on campus interview after placed on hold.

Also, lots of work experience.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Pearalegal » Thu May 20, 2010 1:35 pm

I was stunned to get my biggest scholarship offer at the highest ranked school I got into.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby robin600 » Thu May 20, 2010 6:31 pm

Pearalegal wrote:I was stunned to get my biggest scholarship offer at the highest ranked school I got into.

Congrats, what school?

In at WashU
163/3.65 Not a reach, but a reach for me!

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Shot007
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Shot007 » Thu May 20, 2010 6:41 pm

I got into my reach!
I am so excited
My reach was Osgoode Hall School of Law (Toronto)
Median: 3.9/162
My Score: 2.96/160
EC: Off the charts!

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Luis Gomez
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Luis Gomez » Thu May 20, 2010 11:14 pm

Pearalegal wrote:I was stunned to get my biggest scholarship offer at the highest ranked school I got into.


Congrats.

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Johannes de Silentio
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Johannes de Silentio » Thu May 20, 2010 11:16 pm

GPA: 3.87
LSAT: 163

Accepted at Washington and Lee and Fordham.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby chrissyc » Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:41 am

bump...i'd love to see any new acceptances :)

TOMaHULK
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby TOMaHULK » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:09 am

chrissyc wrote:bump...i'd love to see any new acceptances :)


May be too early in cycle. A lot of people haven't heard anything from any applied schools yet. :x

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby r6_philly » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:10 am

TOMaHULK wrote:
chrissyc wrote:bump...i'd love to see any new acceptances :)


May be too early in cycle. A lot of people haven't heard anything from any applied schools yet. :x


Actually most people haven't applied yet.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby kxz » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:31 am

r6_philly wrote:
TOMaHULK wrote:
chrissyc wrote:bump...i'd love to see any new acceptances :)


May be too early in cycle. A lot of people haven't heard anything from any applied schools yet. :x


Actually most people haven't applied yet.


Yup, wait till after the Dec. LSAT.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby TOMaHULK » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:54 am

r6_philly wrote:
TOMaHULK wrote:
chrissyc wrote:bump...i'd love to see any new acceptances :)


May be too early in cycle. A lot of people haven't heard anything from any applied schools yet. :x


Actually most people haven't applied yet.


True. I get on here and freak out over all the Accepted threads. Knowing that I haven't heard anything (or little). Then I realize that this is TOP Law Schools, and the people posting are WAY ahead of the curve.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Spinozist21 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:02 am

Hopefully tomorrow I can say WASHINGTON AND LEE....

although it is HIGHLY unlikely...like >5%




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