Pittsburgh 2011

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BarbellDreams
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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby BarbellDreams » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:16 am

There was ONE non-URM, non-nontraditional person with a GPA of 3.15 or below and an LSAT of 161 or below who got money at Pitt based on the very graph you cite...

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby OGR3 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:27 am

Barbie wrote:
BarbellDreams wrote:I feel like you'll get in but not with much , if any, scholly help.


lolwut????
163/3.1 I would wager is SURE money from Pitt.
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/charcop/jd


I agree, chances are very good to get money. They'll probably have to negotiate. That's what I did, and I got $$, my gpa was under 25% and my lsat was over 75%.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby BarbellDreams » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:31 am

I totally read that as a 161 and not a 163. With a 163 I think you're in and with some scholly money.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby brochocinco » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:44 am

Has anyone visited yet? I'm going to the Visitation Day on Monday the 15th.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Mpeterson4 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:50 pm

I applied to Pitt in the middle of October and hate feeling like it will take forever to hear from them. I grew up in the Pittsburgh area and would probably love to attend Pitt.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby yellowmellow » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:02 pm

Does anyone know when we can expect to start hearing decisions? I applied Oct. 1st and am trying to wait patiently

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby jdhakert » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:21 pm

Would a 3.36/157 have to apply ED for a shot at Pitt? I have a publication and am a Biochemistry major. Thanks!

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby OGR3 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:27 pm

jdhakert wrote:Would a 3.36/157 have to apply ED for a shot at Pitt? I have a publication and am a Biochemistry major. Thanks!


You're a hard case. On one hand, your GPA is at median, but your LSAT is one under 25%. On the other, biochemistry is certainly harder than history. I think an ED would definitely help your chances, but I don't know by how much.

Are you in-state?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby jdhakert » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:29 pm

No I'm out of state (Texas). I love how the IP program at Pitt sounds, plus Pittsburgh is a great tech city. I just don't know what to do. I am literally sending in my application within the hour, as soon as I decide to apply ED or not.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby OGR3 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:33 pm

jdhakert wrote:No I'm out of state (Texas). I love how the IP program at Pitt sounds, plus Pittsburgh is a great tech city. I just don't know what to do. I am literally sending in my application within the hour, as soon as I decide to apply ED or not.


I would say if it's your top choice, you're comfortable living in Pittsburgh after graduation, you're comfortable not getting scholarship money, and you won't retake to get a higher score, then ED. There's definitely a lot of great things about Pitt, I'm just wary of paying full tuition anywhere.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Barbie » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:34 pm

jdhakert wrote:No I'm out of state (Texas). I love how the IP program at Pitt sounds, plus Pittsburgh is a great tech city. I just don't know what to do. I am literally sending in my application within the hour, as soon as I decide to apply ED or not.


If Pitt is your #1 choice I would say do it.

Median GPA is 3.3??

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Cmart050 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:36 pm

Would love to go to Pitt, but have a 2.87/166...is it worth the effort applying? Would writing a personal statement directly for Pitt improve my chances at all? Thanks for the help.

I'm from Miami (I know, sounds crazy, but itching to get out of here).
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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby OGR3 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:37 pm

Barbie wrote:
jdhakert wrote:No I'm out of state (Texas). I love how the IP program at Pitt sounds, plus Pittsburgh is a great tech city. I just don't know what to do. I am literally sending in my application within the hour, as soon as I decide to apply ED or not.


If Pitt is your #1 choice I would say do it.

Median GPA is 3.3??


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3.37

I certainly tried my best to keep it low...

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby OGR3 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:38 pm

Cmart050 wrote:Would love to go to Pitt, but have a 2.87/166...is it worth the effort applying? Would writing a personal statement directly for Pitt improve my chances at all? Thanks for the help.

I'm from Miami (I know, sounds crazy, but itching to get out of here).


I predict your chances are very good. I've messaged you.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby reverendt » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:33 pm

Cmart050 wrote:Would love to go to Pitt, but have a 2.87/166...is it worth the effort applying? Would writing a personal statement directly for Pitt improve my chances at all? Thanks for the help.

I'm from Miami (I know, sounds crazy, but itching to get out of here).


That LSAT should slide you right in there. You might even get a few $$$.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby pjo » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:21 am

yellowmellow wrote:Does anyone know when we can expect to start hearing decisions? I applied Oct. 1st and am trying to wait patiently


Per LSN the first set of acceptances came out the week of Thanksgiving and into the first week of December. So it looks like we're waiting for at least two more weeks.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby BarbellDreams » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:52 pm

Cmart050 wrote:Would love to go to Pitt, but have a 2.87/166...is it worth the effort applying? Would writing a personal statement directly for Pitt improve my chances at all? Thanks for the help.

I'm from Miami (I know, sounds crazy, but itching to get out of here).


I would be shocked if you didnt get in, you're fine with that LSAT score.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby BarbellDreams » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:53 pm

jdhakert wrote:Would a 3.36/157 have to apply ED for a shot at Pitt? I have a publication and am a Biochemistry major. Thanks!


I had numbers just slightly higher than that and I got in regular decision, no waitlist. I had a (according to everyone that read it anyway) killer personal statement that I attribute my acceptance entirely to. Moral of the story is that you definitely have a shot, but make sure to taylor everything to Pitt and work on the PS.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Barbie » Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:47 pm

Just got an email from Pitt. Under Review. :)

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby brochocinco » Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:48 pm

Barbie wrote:Just got an email from Pitt. Under Review. :)


Me too! This is my first app to "officially" go under review.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Gumby » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:04 pm

also got the email!

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Barbie » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:13 pm

I wonder what this means. Hopefully about 2 weeks?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kk19131 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:16 pm

... got the email too.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Peekay80 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:17 pm

Joining the under review train for Pitt. Really excited because it's one of my top choices. Here's hoping!

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Gumby » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:18 pm

yeah i would guess in the late november / first week december period, but hopefully much sooner hah




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