thechee wrote:FWIW, I applied last cycle with a 170/3.6, and my T14 results were:
-ED at Chicago: WL
-Penn: In w/40k+
-Michigan: In w/30k
-Duke: In w/50k+
-UVA (RD): WL
I was particularly surprised by P and B, since LSN didn't bode that well for my numbers.
Wow, killer cycle (except UVA...
)! Did you have some sort of amazing soft?
Where did you matriculate? Do you have a link to your LSN?
No killer soft, nor URM. Humanities major, and one year of artsy WE, but was unemployed at the time I applied. I did expend a lot of energy on my PS, and I wrote a DS about growing up abroad. I easily spent a solid month writing and editing my essays. My ECs were mostly related to [conservative] political causes, and there was definitely no "save-the-world" narrative running through my essays. Also, I went to a top LAC with pretty brutal grading standards, but high average LSAT scores.
Various outliers on LSN, as well as friends of mine that applied to law school, gave me the impression that law school admissions is NOT just a formulaic numbers game. I crafted my applications accordingly, and made a deliberate attempt to be as genuine as possible.
I ended up getting a pretty good job right after submitting my apps, and am currently deferred at one of MPB.