2.6 undergrad gpa
170 on lsat
what are my chances?
This isn't the thread for that-- you want to go to the "What are my chances" forums and create a thread there.
That being said, our numbers are pretty similar (graduated the same year, same GPA, my LSAT is higher) and I'm in at Northwestern. Browse through this thread for crumpetsandtea's posts and any other 2.x/17x splitters to get a good idea. You can also search at lawschoolnumbers.com, but I honestly think this thread is a nice compilation of a lot of the same data there.
thank you my friend. New to the forum game.
Important factors to consider:
- Do you have WE (work experience)?
- Can you/are you willing to retake?
- Are you willing to apply somewhere ED?
If you have WE: you have a shot at NU. W/O WE, you have little to no shot there.
If you are willing to retake: please do. With a 2.6 your chances are VERY LOW at any school worth going to for sticker price, and your chances at $$$ are even lower. The fact that you have a 170 is good, but 170 is median at most T14 schools, and with your really low GPA you'll probably get shut out of the entire T14, especially with no WE. If you don't retake, you'll probably be looking at really low ranked regional schools or, at best, some money from a midwestern school like UIUC, WUSTL, or UMN.
If you are willing to apply ED, then take a good look at NU, GULC, and UVa as your best bets in the T14. If not, you probably won't get into GULC or UVa, and your shot at NU is pretty darn low. Also note that NU's ED program offers a $150K scholarship, so you won't actually get in via ED, it will just give you an intangible boost for RD.
I hope this was helpful! If you want to take a look at my LSN (my cycle is pretty much over) feel free to check it out at http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/whimsical