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JakeL
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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby JakeL » Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:54 pm

I am a regular splitter, and I've been admitted.

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renaissanceman83
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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby renaissanceman83 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:02 pm

165/ 3.85, so in some ways a reverse splitter. Complete since mid-late October. No word yet.

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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby androstan » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:03 pm

JakeL wrote:I am a regular splitter, and I've been admitted.


Good to know. You're a 166/3.0? I'm a 167/2.9. I should be okay, as long as they don't have a hard-nosed 3.0 GPA floor. Plus I applied PT.

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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby androstan » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:04 pm

renaissanceman83 wrote:165/ 3.85, so in some ways a reverse splitter. Complete since mid-late October. No word yet.


Their LSAT median is 164 I believe, so you're just overqualifed at GMU. At some higher-ranked places you're a reverse splitter, like GWU.

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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby androstan » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:10 pm

I want a phone call :(.

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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby YankeesFan » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:12 pm

androstan wrote:
renaissanceman83 wrote:165/ 3.85, so in some ways a reverse splitter. Complete since mid-late October. No word yet.


Their LSAT median is 164 I believe, so you're just overqualifed at GMU. At some higher-ranked places you're a reverse splitter, like GWU.


I think that is their 75% for LSAT, I thought their median was around 162.

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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby androstan » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:15 pm

YankeesFan wrote:
androstan wrote:
renaissanceman83 wrote:165/ 3.85, so in some ways a reverse splitter. Complete since mid-late October. No word yet.


Their LSAT median is 164 I believe, so you're just overqualifed at GMU. At some higher-ranked places you're a reverse splitter, like GWU.


I think that is their 75% for LSAT, I thought their median was around 162.


http://www.law.gmu.edu/news/2010/profile_2010

Internetz are gr8.

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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby YankeesFan » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:17 pm

I call shenanigans!!!

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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby 3|ink » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:17 pm

YankeesFan wrote:
androstan wrote:
renaissanceman83 wrote:165/ 3.85, so in some ways a reverse splitter. Complete since mid-late October. No word yet.


Their LSAT median is 164 I believe, so you're just overqualifed at GMU. At some higher-ranked places you're a reverse splitter, like GWU.


I think that is their 75% for LSAT, I thought their median was around 162.


Very close to that:

75th LSAT: 165
Median LSAT: 163
25th LSAT: 159

75th GPA: 3.78
Median GPA: 3.57
25th GPA: 3.06

http://gmu.lawschoolnumbers.com/
I’m at 75th for LSAT and between 25th and Median for GPA. My fingers will be crossed for the next couple of weeks.

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androstan
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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby androstan » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:18 pm

3|ink wrote:
YankeesFan wrote:
androstan wrote:
renaissanceman83 wrote:165/ 3.85, so in some ways a reverse splitter. Complete since mid-late October. No word yet.


Their LSAT median is 164 I believe, so you're just overqualifed at GMU. At some higher-ranked places you're a reverse splitter, like GWU.


I think that is their 75% for LSAT, I thought their median was around 162.


Very close to that:

75th LSAT: 165
Median LSAT: 163
25th LSAT: 159

75th GPA: 3.78
Median GPA: 3.57
25th GPA: 3.06

http://gmu.lawschoolnumbers.com/
I’m at 75th for LSAT and between 25th and Median for GPA. My fingers will be crossed for the next couple of weeks.


http://www.law.gmu.edu/news/2010/profile_2010

Internetz are gr8.

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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby 3|ink » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:21 pm

androstan wrote:http://www.law.gmu.edu/news/2010/profile_2010

Internetz are gr8.


The difference between 2009 and 2010.

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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby androstan » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:30 pm

3|ink wrote:
androstan wrote:http://www.law.gmu.edu/news/2010/profile_2010

Internetz are gr8.


The difference between 2009 and 2010.


Indeed, and that +1 LSAT point is significant.

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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby 3|ink » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:32 pm

androstan wrote:
3|ink wrote:
androstan wrote:http://www.law.gmu.edu/news/2010/profile_2010

Internetz are gr8.


The difference between 2009 and 2010.


Indeed, and that +1 LSAT point is significant.


The GPA median skyrocketed.

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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby queenlizzie13 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:36 pm

3|ink wrote:
androstan wrote:
3|ink wrote:
androstan wrote:http://www.law.gmu.edu/news/2010/profile_2010

Internetz are gr8.


The difference between 2009 and 2010.


Indeed, and that +1 LSAT point is significant.


The GPA median skyrocketed.


...wow. It did. That's a fairly significant jump.

On a side note: I hate December when work is slow...it is making me obsessively check TLS.

mwheatley
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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby mwheatley » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:46 pm

In via phone call. 3.01 164. Good luck to everyone else.

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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby 3|ink » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:48 pm

mwheatley wrote:In via phone call. 3.01 164. Good luck to everyone else.


Thank you and congratulations!

Mind saying when you applied? Was it early?

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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby thewarflamingo » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:50 pm

mwheatley wrote:In via phone call. 3.01 164. Good luck to everyone else.

Congrats! When did you go complete?

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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby mwheatley » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:17 pm

I sent it on 11/10. I got an email on 11/15 with the status checker ID etc. Mason was my top choice so I applied ED.

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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby thewarflamingo » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:24 pm

mwheatley wrote:I sent it on 11/10. I got an email on 11/15 with the status checker ID etc. Mason was my top choice so I applied ED.

Congrats! ...but you totally got my hopes up thinking that you were a RD admit because I have similar numbers lol Congrats though and enjoy GMU!

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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby gdane » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:39 pm

If I get into GMU, I'm going to have a tough decision to make. I'm not too crazy about their so called "conservative" tilt and the heavy economics focus they place in their curriculum. Sure, its 100x cheaper than AU WCL, but I'd have to really think about it.

This is all a moot point since Im under their 25th for GPA and at median for LSAT. Plus, my status checker hasnt changed since 11/3.

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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby mwheatley » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:46 pm

I am an economics major, although I am not sure if this gives me any kind of advantage a mason. The main issue for me is that I am a VA resident and I want to stay in the DC area. Seemed like a no brainer to me.

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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby Capitol A » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:58 pm

gdane5 wrote:If I get into GMU, I'm going to have a tough decision to make. I'm not too crazy about their so called "conservative" tilt and the heavy economics focus they place in their curriculum. Sure, its 100x cheaper than AU WCL, but I'd have to really think about it.

This is all a moot point since Im under their 25th for GPA and at median for LSAT. Plus, my status checker hasnt changed since 11/3.

I really don't know the answer to this, but...How much conservative could it really be? It's a public law school that is basically in D.C. Of course conservative and liberal are completely relative terms, but this is a recipe for liberalism if you ask me.
Anyway...Even if it does live up to the conservative reputation, how much of an impact could that have on your experience? I actually applied there based largely on that conservative reputation, but ultimately I doubt it's that much of a factor.

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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby ran12 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:03 pm

I know a number of GMU law alum and from what I've heard, the school is conservative but it's not like you're going to feel ostracized if you're not on the right. GMU has a rep as a school that's not exactly collegial and as a school that has serious students so the social scene will most likely be lacking. On the other hand, if you're looking for social life, Arlington is known as one of the best places for young adults to live and DC is DC.

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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby gdane » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:06 pm

ran12 wrote:I know a number of GMU law alum and from what I've heard, the school is conservative but it's not like you're going to feel ostracized if you're not on the right. GMU has a rep as a school that's not exactly collegial and as a school that has serious students so the social scene will most likely be lacking. On the other hand, if you're looking for social life, Arlington is known as one of the best places for young adults to live and DC is DC.

GMU is attractive because of its cost and proximity to DC. I dont care about rankings because outside of the top 14, they mean nothing.

Ive also heard that GMU is a commuter school and thus theres a lack of student bond. Eh, whatever. We'll see what happens.

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Re: George Mason 2011 Applicants

Postby HeavenWood » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:08 pm

gdane5 wrote:
ran12 wrote:I know a number of GMU law alum and from what I've heard, the school is conservative but it's not like you're going to feel ostracized if you're not on the right. GMU has a rep as a school that's not exactly collegial and as a school that has serious students so the social scene will most likely be lacking. On the other hand, if you're looking for social life, Arlington is known as one of the best places for young adults to live and DC is DC.

GMU is attractive because of its cost and proximity to DC. I dont care about rankings because outside of the top 14, they mean nothing.

Ive also heard that GMU is a commuter school and thus theres a lack of student bond. Eh, whatever. We'll see what happens.


If it comes down to GMU and AU, do yourself a favor and take whichever one is cheapest (which will probably be GMU).




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