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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby MayBJack426 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:37 pm

Checking in as well, looking forward to riding this out with everyone. :)

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Nash » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:27 am

Hey everybody! Checking in...

slack_academic wrote:Guess I'll check in. Would love to go here. That GPA floor sure is intimidating, though...


What is the gpa floor for Berkeley?

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Postby Nash » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:29 am

slack_academic wrote:
Nash wrote:Hey everybody! Checking in...

slack_academic wrote:Guess I'll check in. Would love to go here. That GPA floor sure is intimidating, though...


What is the gpa floor for Berkeley?


I guess there isn't a floor exactly. More like with my LSAT, no one got in with less than a 3.7ish according to LSN.


Well, that's definitely not very encouraging.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Psib337 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:00 pm

Nash wrote:
slack_academic wrote:
Nash wrote:Hey everybody! Checking in...

slack_academic wrote:Guess I'll check in. Would love to go here. That GPA floor sure is intimidating, though...


What is the gpa floor for Berkeley?


I guess there isn't a floor exactly. More like with my LSAT, no one got in with less than a 3.7ish according to LSN.


Well, that's definitely not very encouraging.


That's not entirely true. Someone got in with a 3.21/178, 3.3/176, 3.43/175, 3.5/168, 3.55/169, and there's a few more. Granted those are pretty good LSATs and there's just a few green's in a sea of red. LSN makes it look like your best shot is to have a above a 3.7 and have scored higher than 172.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby outlookingin » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:08 pm

canon wrote:Just wanted to stop in and report that some people with straight Ps are getting multiple callbacks at Boalt.

It's not the norm, but it certainly reflects a lot about Berkeley's pull in CA.



NICE. Wow thank you for dropping in and saying that. Honestly, the one big reservation that I have about Berkeley is getting employed afterwards. But it's probably a bunch of pro-Columbia people who have been stoking that fear, huh

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby outlookingin » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:12 pm

Psib337 wrote:
That's not entirely true. Someone got in with a 3.21/178, 3.3/176, 3.43/175, 3.5/168, 3.55/169, and there's a few more. Granted those are pretty good LSATs and there's just a few green's in a sea of red. LSN makes it look like your best shot is to have a above a 3.7 and have scored higher than 172.


I hope the bolded is true, but something tells me even that is a little optimistic. 3.8+ GPA is the true safe zone, according to the colorful graph on myLSN. But maybe I'm just being paranoid/not reading the data correctly.

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Postby mushybrain » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:57 pm

outlookingin wrote:
Psib337 wrote:
That's not entirely true. Someone got in with a 3.21/178, 3.3/176, 3.43/175, 3.5/168, 3.55/169, and there's a few more. Granted those are pretty good LSATs and there's just a few green's in a sea of red. LSN makes it look like your best shot is to have a above a 3.7 and have scored higher than 172.


I hope the bolded is true, but something tells me even that is a little optimistic. 3.8+ GPA is the true safe zone, according to the colorful graph on myLSN. But maybe I'm just being paranoid/not reading the data correctly.


FWIW, I was admitted in the first round with a 3.7 and 174. Of course, there are other factors, and I wouldn't call 3.7 the "safe zone", but the 3.7 didn't make them drag it out at all. I'm non-URM.

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Postby Jaqen » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:00 pm

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Psib337 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:15 pm

slack_academic wrote:
Psib337 wrote:
That's not entirely true. Someone got in with a 3.21/178, 3.3/176, 3.43/175, 3.5/168, 3.55/169, and there's a few more. Granted those are pretty good LSATs and there's just a few green's in a sea of red. LSN makes it look like your best shot is to have a above a 3.7 and have scored higher than 172.


The sub-170 candidates you listed are URM, too. No kidding about that sea of red, though. So many rejections.


Oh, well I'm a URM so I count those. Even though LSN makes it look like it's easier to get into Stanford than it is to get into Berkeley. Even though now that I look again there's more waitlists whereas with Berkeley it's just a straight out rejection.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby outlookingin » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:25 pm

mushybrain wrote:
outlookingin wrote:
Psib337 wrote:
That's not entirely true. Someone got in with a 3.21/178, 3.3/176, 3.43/175, 3.5/168, 3.55/169, and there's a few more. Granted those are pretty good LSATs and there's just a few green's in a sea of red. LSN makes it look like your best shot is to have a above a 3.7 and have scored higher than 172.


I hope the bolded is true, but something tells me even that is a little optimistic. 3.8+ GPA is the true safe zone, according to the colorful graph on myLSN. But maybe I'm just being paranoid/not reading the data correctly.


FWIW, I was admitted in the first round with a 3.7 and 174. Of course, there are other factors, and I wouldn't call 3.7 the "safe zone", but the 3.7 didn't make them drag it out at all. I'm non-URM.


Thanks for the good news.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby oneshot_90 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:32 am

167 LSAT, 4.16 LSAC CGPA, volunteer experience in Kenya, some work experience,
retaking the LSAT in october, how are my chances?

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby honeybadger12 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:01 pm

oneshot_90 wrote:167 LSAT, 4.16 LSAC CGPA, volunteer experience in Kenya, some work experience,
retaking the LSAT in october, how are my chances?

What is your October LSAT gonna be?

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Does anyone know the minimum font size we're allowed to use on the PS? Thanks

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Postby outlookingin » Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:58 pm

There is a "Why Berkeley" option, right? My SO's family is from SF. Is that a legit reason? Otherwise I can weave it into my PS but that would be awkward.

Does anybody know where I can find a copy of the old application? I guess this app. opens soon anyway...

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Postby iMisto » Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:20 pm

outlookingin wrote:There is a "Why Berkeley" option, right? My SO's family is from SF. Is that a legit reason? Otherwise I can weave it into my PS but that would be awkward.

Does anybody know where I can find a copy of the old application? I guess this app. opens soon anyway...


From what I've heard, there is no WhyBerk. You'll have to blend it into your PS, but I agree, discussing your SO's family would be awkward... in a PS that is.

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Postby honeybadger12 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:00 pm

outlookingin wrote:There is a "Why Berkeley" option, right? My SO's family is from SF. Is that a legit reason? Otherwise I can weave it into my PS but that would be awkward.

Does anybody know where I can find a copy of the old application? I guess this app. opens soon anyway...

Maybe you could write a Why Berkeley addendum?

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Postby outlookingin » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:04 pm

honeybadger12 wrote:
outlookingin wrote:There is a "Why Berkeley" option, right? My SO's family is from SF. Is that a legit reason? Otherwise I can weave it into my PS but that would be awkward.

Does anybody know where I can find a copy of the old application? I guess this app. opens soon anyway...

Maybe you could write a Why Berkeley addendum?


I would like to, if possible. Anybody know about this for sure?

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby outlookingin » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:42 am

slack_academic wrote:
outlookingin wrote:
honeybadger12 wrote:
outlookingin wrote:There is a "Why Berkeley" option, right? My SO's family is from SF. Is that a legit reason? Otherwise I can weave it into my PS but that would be awkward.

Does anybody know where I can find a copy of the old application? I guess this app. opens soon anyway...

Maybe you could write a Why Berkeley addendum?


I would like to, if possible. Anybody know about this for sure?


Just follow your heart.


Word.

Anyone else?

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby outlookingin » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:57 am

This post is kinda cool:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=94015

But the thing is, I'm wondering if Berkeley is going to read it and whether or not having family in the area is worth mentioning. Hmmmm.... decisions, decisions. What does my heart say? How about my stomach? I'll get back to you guys.

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