What type of numbers for full scholarships?(GW, BU, others?)

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What type of numbers for full scholarships?(GW, BU, others?)

Postby Br3v » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:29 pm

I have just been lightly researching some schools such as GW and BU that offer full tuition scholarships if you apply ED. Does anyone know what type of numbers are generally needed for this type of award? What about any other schools that offer similar awards? Granted I tried on my phone, but looking on LSN it seems as if you cant sort by $ amounts.

This is kind of an open question (though I am interested in having the gpa/lsat question answered) so anyone who has any information feel free to share!

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Re: What type of numbers for full scholarships?(GW, BU, others?)

Postby kaiser » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:35 pm

I'd imagine something around a 170, along with a very solid GPA for a full scholarship. In other words, you need to have numbers that would clearly qualify you for the next tier of schools, such that BU/GW would need to throw full tuition at you to convince you to come.

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Re: What type of numbers for full scholarships?(GW, BU, others?)

Postby Br3v » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:37 pm

kaiser wrote:I'd imagine something around a 170, along with a very solid GPA for a full scholarship. In other words, you need to have numbers that would clearly qualify you for the next tier of schools, such that BU/GW would need to throw full tuition at you to convince you to come.


Thats what I was thinking, but LSN shows some good amount of $ going to some lower numbers. I was also wondering roughly where between their 75th percentiles, and say "the next tier" levels if that would be the seet spot. Obviously the higher the better though.

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Re: What type of numbers for full scholarships?(GW, BU, others?)

Postby justonemoregame » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:42 pm

170/3.6, no real shot at either??

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Re: What type of numbers for full scholarships?(GW, BU, others?)

Postby IAFG » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:44 pm

Br3v wrote:
kaiser wrote:I'd imagine something around a 170, along with a very solid GPA for a full scholarship. In other words, you need to have numbers that would clearly qualify you for the next tier of schools, such that BU/GW would need to throw full tuition at you to convince you to come.


Thats what I was thinking, but LSN shows some good amount of $ going to some lower numbers. I was also wondering roughly where between their 75th percentiles, and say "the next tier" levels if that would be the seet spot. Obviously the higher the better though.

You just can't guess at it until you apply. Some people with 75th/75th numbers get full rides, others get waitlisted.

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Re: What type of numbers for full scholarships?(GW, BU, others?)

Postby justonemoregame » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:47 pm

fwiw, the LSAC guide shows just over 10% of GWU students with at least full tuition (175 / 1,709)

BU is like 2% - 17 students out of 822

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Re: What type of numbers for full scholarships?(GW, BU, others?)

Postby kaiser » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:49 pm

justonemoregame wrote:fwiw, the LSAC guide shows just over 10% of GWU students with at least full tuition (175 / 1,709)

BU is like 2% - 17 students out of 822


Right. Thats why I'm saying it only goes to the students who very clearly could have gone to a T10 school had they wanted. The one guy I knew at BU with a full scholarship had something like a 171 or 172, and was accepted at a T6, but took the $$ instead.

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Re: What type of numbers for full scholarships?(GW, BU, others?)

Postby Br3v » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:11 pm

IAFG wrote:
Br3v wrote:
kaiser wrote:I'd imagine something around a 170, along with a very solid GPA for a full scholarship. In other words, you need to have numbers that would clearly qualify you for the next tier of schools, such that BU/GW would need to throw full tuition at you to convince you to come.


Thats what I was thinking, but LSN shows some good amount of $ going to some lower numbers. I was also wondering roughly where between their 75th percentiles, and say "the next tier" levels if that would be the seet spot. Obviously the higher the better though.

You just can't guess at it until you apply. Some people with 75th/75th numbers get full rides, others get waitlisted.


Any schools that one could test the waters with without having to take the ED plunge?

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Re: What type of numbers for full scholarships?(GW, BU, others?)

Postby IAFG » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:19 pm

Br3v wrote:Any schools that one could test the waters with without having to take the ED plunge?

What water-testing? I always say, apply widely, then negotiate.

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Re: What type of numbers for full scholarships?(GW, BU, others?)

Postby Br3v » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:25 pm

IAFG wrote:
Br3v wrote:Any schools that one could test the waters with without having to take the ED plunge?

What water-testing? I always say, apply widely, then negotiate.


I meant are there any schools that regularly offer full time offers on a non ED basis?

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Re: What type of numbers for full scholarships?(GW, BU, others?)

Postby kaiser » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:29 pm

Br3v wrote:
IAFG wrote:
Br3v wrote:Any schools that one could test the waters with without having to take the ED plunge?

What water-testing? I always say, apply widely, then negotiate.


I meant are there any schools that regularly offer full time offers on a non ED basis?


Of course. I would think the majority of full scholarship offers are to students who do NOT ED. They throw that kind of money at the student because there is a chance the student will just go somewhere else. No such incentive when the student is already committing via ED.

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Re: What type of numbers for full scholarships?(GW, BU, others?)

Postby jone7007 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:53 am

Check out lawschoolnumbers.com

You can see self reported numbers/acceptance/$ by each year.

For example, one GW applicated got 105k last year with 170 LSAT and 3.82 LSDAS GPA.

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Re: What type of numbers for full scholarships?(GW, BU, others?)

Postby Tom Joad » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:56 am

Br3v wrote:
IAFG wrote:
Br3v wrote:Any schools that one could test the waters with without having to take the ED plunge?

What water-testing? I always say, apply widely, then negotiate.


I meant are there any schools that regularly offer full time offers on a non ED basis?

Texas offered me a full ride after some negotiation.

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Re: What type of numbers for full scholarships?(GW, BU, others?)

Postby LargeNinCharge » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:46 am

Am I right to say that BU offers full rides to all students accepted through early decision?

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Re: What type of numbers for full scholarships?(GW, BU, others?)

Postby Br3v » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:29 pm

LargeNinCharge wrote:Am I right to say that BU offers full rides to all students accepted through early decision?


That's my understanding, so it seems their ED may be reverse than
Most in the sense that the best candidates go for it rather than those on the fence

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Re: What type of numbers for full scholarships?(GW, BU, others?)

Postby justicefishy » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:06 pm

jone7007 wrote:Check out lawschoolnumbers.com

You can see self reported numbers/acceptance/$ by each year.

For example, one GW applicated got 105k last year with 170 LSAT and 3.82 LSDAS GPA.


90k, 3.4 170 here without any negotiation. I probably could have gotten a lot more out of them.




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