dissonance1848 wrote:Some of URMs on here are claiming they got into schools they should not have. What BS. Everyone knows LSP is worthless for URMs. As a general rule, URMs are good to go with LSATs over 160 and GPAs over 3.0
Well, I was sub 3.0 (2.68) and below the 170 LSAT median (168) and got into Northwestern ED (<5%), so your stated reasoning leaves something to be desired.
And, to be fair, the thread title doesn't say non-URM, and many URMs don't know where they stand because their admissions profiles can vary so widely. So if a URM is discouraged based on LSP, sees the thread title, and realizes that they may in fact have a chance based on the experiences shared here by fellow URMs, then it's perfectly appropriate for URMs to post their experiences here.
As to my acceptance, URM status was almost certainly a factor, but NU could have easily carried me over to Hold status and seen if there were URMs out there who would have helped one of their medians, given that I helped neither.
I think what helped my application is that despite my GPA, my post undergrad work experience showed a huge pattern of promotion to the point where I went from an office aid to a project manager for a political consulting and public relations firm in 2 1/2 years, and these promotions literally doubled my initial salary overthat timeframe. Also, I applied early, interviewed on campus (very strong interpersonal and interview skills), did every additional essay, and have great confidence in my strength as a writer.
Without those things, I'd just be a URM on the waitlist, so keep your trolling to yourself...