hyakku wrote: ROFL, with both of your attitudes you all are actually surprised Berkeley's not kicking down your doors? Some serious entitlement issues for grown men.
Champion, good job getting in man, I doubt there's a dearth of URMs so great that they HAD to take someone with your LSAT without being impressed with something else. Shit, to be honest, I was just thinking how much easier it is to bust out a 170+ on your LSAT than to maintain a high GPA throughout college; some people just aren't as strong taking standardized tests, but that's definitely not indicative of success IMO. Even without some brief medical issues I've got to admit my GPA wouldn't be so hot (~3.5), so I applaud your efforts throughout school and GJ hustling. I seriously wish I hadn't slacked so hard after getting well so I'd have a matching GPA to go with my LSAT, but here's to hoping Berkeley also sees some later reform and drive in me.
Well, I'll disregard your poor grammar and move on to the point of this reply: Are you serious? I'm not sure if you read my post, but I have a higher GPA than the person you are extolling, and I'd venture to guess they don't have a dual degree in Math and Physics from one of the top universities in America. Aside from that, if you think it is entitled for a person to believe they should gain admission because they are well above the 75th percentile for LSAT and at the mean for GPA, along with having a very diverse background, I think you are idiotic. I completely understand that admissions can be about more than numbers, but I'd be supremely disappointed in Berkeley if I were not offered admission and I'd seriously question why.
And, if you think it is much easier to bust out a 170+ than to maintain a high GPA, you are obviously have no clue what you are talking about. The first undergrad I went to has a mean GPA of 3.45 and a mean LSAT of 149. Assuming the aforementioned school has 1000 students, all of which take the LSAT, less than 10 will score above a 170. However, at least 500 will have a GPA of AT LEAST a 3.45. Now, you tell me: Which is easier... having a high GPA, or scoring 170+?