3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

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3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby rw2264 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:16 pm

I'm applying to GWU and Fordham, won't go anywhere below that on the list and if I get rejected I'm gonna wait, possibly retake the LSAT (was studying with older tests so I was completely unprepared for the newer, harder RC section).

I have no softs besides graduating in three years from an ivy (not HYP) and working through college, summer internship at a law firm/internship as a marketing assistant, some clubs and campus activities that I was consistently involved in, and my PS will be normal. LORs are fine.

I'm pretty confident I'll get into Fordham and GWU (LSN seems to show that very few people with above a 3.3 and a 170 get rejected from either), but should I bother applying to Georgetown? I could apply part-time and give them a schpeel about wanting to gain some valuable work experience that the recession has so far robbed me of. What do you all think?

Also, got a fee waiver from Virginia today. They're flattering me on the off chance that I cured cancer. Wish I could give it to somebody who will use it!

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Re: 3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby jmaan » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:20 pm

yes full/part time

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Re: 3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:21 pm

rw2264 wrote:I'm applying to GWU and Fordham, won't go anywhere below that on the list and if I get rejected I'm gonna wait, possibly retake the LSAT (was studying with older tests so I was completely unprepared for the newer, harder RC section).

I have no softs besides graduating in three years from an ivy (not HYP) and working through college, summer internship at a law firm/internship as a marketing assistant, some clubs and campus activities that I was consistently involved in, and my PS will be normal. LORs are fine.

I'm pretty confident I'll get into Fordham and GWU (LSN seems to show that very few people with above a 3.3 and a 170 get rejected from either), but should I bother applying to Georgetown? I could apply part-time and give them a schpeel about wanting to gain some valuable work experience that the recession has so far robbed me of. What do you all think?

Also, got a fee waiver from Virginia today. They're flattering me on the off chance that I cured cancer. Wish I could give it to somebody who will use it!


You should be applying to Penn, Mich, UVA, Cornell, Georgetown, and Northwestern if you have work experience.

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Re: 3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby rw2264 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:33 pm

i don't have work experience. i've been unemployed since i graduated. i lived in LA for three months looking for work, then moved to NYC and have been here for three months, also looking for work.

also, i wouldn't live in any of those places if you paid me. NYC or DC or bust.

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Re: 3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby jmaan » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:37 pm

then apply Georgetown (pt and ft just in case) GWU, Fordham and might as well try NYU and Columbia if u have app money...and UVA...also u said u lived in LA, why not UCLA, USC?

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Re: 3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby dextermorgan » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:38 pm

Yes, what do you have to lose (other than the app fee)?

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Re: 3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:38 pm

rw2264 wrote:i don't have work experience. i've been unemployed since i graduated. i lived in LA for three months looking for work, then moved to NYC and have been here for three months, also looking for work.

also, i wouldn't live in any of those places if you paid me. NYC or DC or bust.


You should reconsider before
recession has so far robbed me of
happens in three years. But you didn't ask about that.

Yes you should apply to Gulc. You'll probably get in.

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Re: 3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby stratocophic » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:39 pm

rw2264 wrote:I'm applying to GWU and Fordham, won't go anywhere below that on the list and if I get rejected I'm gonna wait, possibly retake the LSAT (was studying with older tests so I was completely unprepared for the newer, harder RC section).

I have no softs besides graduating in three years from an ivy (not HYP) and working through college, summer internship at a law firm/internship as a marketing assistant, some clubs and campus activities that I was consistently involved in, and my PS will be normal. LORs are fine.

I'm pretty confident I'll get into Fordham and GWU (LSN seems to show that very few people with above a 3.3 and a 170 get rejected from either), but should I bother applying to Georgetown? I could apply part-time and give them a schpeel about wanting to gain some valuable work experience that the recession has so far robbed me of. What do you all think?

Also, got a fee waiver from Virginia today. They're flattering me on the off chance that I cured cancer. Wish I could give it to somebody who will use it!


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Re: 3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby rw2264 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:50 pm

unfortunately, app money is a huge concern. i can barely afford to apply to Fordham, GWU and Georgetown, so I don't want to apply anywhere I wouldn't actually go.

as far as california schools go, I have residency there so if I applied I'd be compelled to go based on the low tuition. but i don't want to live and work in new york for about ten years, and going to law school in CA would make it hard to do that (unless i went to stanford or UCLA, which I won't get into)

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Re: 3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby rw2264 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:51 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
You should reconsider before
recession has so far robbed me of
happens in three years. But you didn't ask about that.

Yes you should apply to Gulc. You'll probably get in.


i should reconsider what?

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Re: 3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:53 pm

rw2264 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
You should reconsider before
recession has so far robbed me of
happens in three years. But you didn't ask about that.

Yes you should apply to Gulc. You'll probably get in.


i should reconsider what?


Applying to good schools that aren't in good locations, but have good job placement. In this economy Fordham, and GW are big risks.

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Re: 3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby rw2264 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:07 pm

Desert Fox wrote: In this economy Fordham, and GW are big risks.


...fordham has a 97% employment rate after 9 months. GW's is 92.

also, the economy will probably pick up 4 years from now.

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Re: 3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby Luis Gomez » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:10 pm

YES yes and yes. I didn't and I kind of regret it now.

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Re: 3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby hank44 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:12 pm

rw2264 wrote:unfortunately, app money is a huge concern. i can barely afford to apply to Fordham, GWU and Georgetown, so I don't want to apply anywhere I wouldn't actually go.

as far as california schools go, I have residency there so if I applied I'd be compelled to go based on the low tuition. but i don't want to live and work in new york for about ten years, and going to law school in CA would make it hard to do that (unless i went to stanford or UCLA, which I won't get into)


App fees can't be more than you've been paying moving to cities like LA and NYC without a job though, right? I say make it work, you have the numbers, might as well see.

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Re: 3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby MC Southstar » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:16 pm

rw2264 wrote:I'm applying to GWU and Fordham, won't go anywhere below that on the list and if I get rejected I'm gonna wait, possibly retake the LSAT (was studying with older tests so I was completely unprepared for the newer, harder RC section).

I have no softs besides graduating in three years from an ivy (not HYP) and working through college, summer internship at a law firm/internship as a marketing assistant, some clubs and campus activities that I was consistently involved in, and my PS will be normal. LORs are fine.

I'm pretty confident I'll get into Fordham and GWU (LSN seems to show that very few people with above a 3.3 and a 170 get rejected from either), but should I bother applying to Georgetown? I could apply part-time and give them a schpeel about wanting to gain some valuable work experience that the recession has so far robbed me of. What do you all think?

Also, got a fee waiver from Virginia today. They're flattering me on the off chance that I cured cancer. Wish I could give it to somebody who will use it!


Seriously? Those softs are fine. I'm not sure how good your chances are, but they probably aren't bad.

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Re: 3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby rw2264 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:17 pm

hank44 wrote:
rw2264 wrote:unfortunately, app money is a huge concern. i can barely afford to apply to Fordham, GWU and Georgetown, so I don't want to apply anywhere I wouldn't actually go.

as far as california schools go, I have residency there so if I applied I'd be compelled to go based on the low tuition. but i don't want to live and work in new york for about ten years, and going to law school in CA would make it hard to do that (unless i went to stanford or UCLA, which I won't get into)


App fees can't be more than you've been paying moving to cities like LA and NYC without a job though, right? I say make it work, you have the numbers, might as well see.


aur contraire, living is cheap when you're technically homeless and eat nothing but ramen. (i wish i were kidding.)

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Re: 3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby Credit » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:20 pm

rw2264 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote: In this economy Fordham, and GW are big risks.


...fordham has a 97% employment rate after 9 months. GW's is 92.

also, the economy will probably pick up 4 years from now.


My local TTT also claims to have a 90 some percent employment rate. This statistic is notorious for being "open to interpretation," because it does not answer what type of jobs grads are getting. Granted GW and Fordham are much better schools than third tiers... But just take those stats with a grain of salt.

And yes apply to Georgetown.

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Re: 3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby rw2264 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:20 pm

shadowfrost000 wrote:
rw2264 wrote:I'm applying to GWU and Fordham, won't go anywhere below that on the list and if I get rejected I'm gonna wait, possibly retake the LSAT (was studying with older tests so I was completely unprepared for the newer, harder RC section).

I have no softs besides graduating in three years from an ivy (not HYP) and working through college, summer internship at a law firm/internship as a marketing assistant, some clubs and campus activities that I was consistently involved in, and my PS will be normal. LORs are fine.

I'm pretty confident I'll get into Fordham and GWU (LSN seems to show that very few people with above a 3.3 and a 170 get rejected from either), but should I bother applying to Georgetown? I could apply part-time and give them a schpeel about wanting to gain some valuable work experience that the recession has so far robbed me of. What do you all think?

Also, got a fee waiver from Virginia today. They're flattering me on the off chance that I cured cancer. Wish I could give it to somebody who will use it!


Seriously? Those softs are fine. I'm not sure how good your chances are, but they probably aren't bad.


i guess TLS has turned me into a softs nazi. also, my internships look impressive but all i did was make photocopies and go to the post office :wink:

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Re: 3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby hank44 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:23 pm

hank44 wrote:
rw2264 wrote:unfortunately, app money is a huge concern. i can barely afford to apply to Fordham, GWU and Georgetown, so I don't want to apply anywhere I wouldn't actually go.

as far as california schools go, I have residency there so if I applied I'd be compelled to go based on the low tuition. but i don't want to live and work in new york for about ten years, and going to law school in CA would make it hard to do that (unless i went to stanford or UCLA, which I won't get into)


App fees can't be more than you've been paying moving to cities like LA and NYC without a job though, right? I say make it work, you have the numbers, might as well see.


haha i see...i guess i meant rent, etc...but really if you can swing even a few more apps i think its a smart move, especially since youve already proven you can live on ramen

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Re: 3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby MC Southstar » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:29 pm

rw2264 wrote:i guess TLS has turned me into a softs nazi. also, my internships look impressive but all i did was make photocopies and go to the post office :wink:


So you mean you:

-Helped facilitate the proper duplication of interoffice documents and communication in order to streamline business practices
-Handled the responsibility of ensuring that all external communication and requisitions were processed by the appropriate vendors

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Re: 3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby 123xalady » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:45 am

chicago is awesome, consider NU 8)

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Re: 3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby ughOSU » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:07 pm

rw2264 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote: In this economy Fordham, and GW are big risks.


...fordham has a 97% employment rate after 9 months. GW's is 92.

also, the economy will probably pick up 4 years from now.

Those employment numbers are massively skewed for various reasons you can look up in these forums. Fordham/GW are really big risks. Also, I would not rely on the economy improving to anywhere near the levels we saw from 2002-2007.

e: sorry, I forgot about the question. Yes, you should apply to georgetown even if it means cutting back to half a packet of Ramen a day.

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Re: 3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby LM2014 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:34 pm

123xalady wrote:chicago is awesome, consider NU 8)


+1! Chicago is an amazing place.

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Re: 3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby democrattotheend » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:22 pm

What was your major?

The reason I ask is that when I went to an info session at Georgetown, they said they expect engineering/hard science majors to have GPA's that are a little lower, so if you have a science major you probably have a better chance. But either way, with a 170 you at least have enough of a chance to be worth applying.

Also, make sure you put both for which program you want. I think you have a really good chance at part time.

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Re: 3.38, 170, should I apply to Georgetown?

Postby Eazy E » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:06 pm

rw2264 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote: In this economy Fordham, and GW are big risks.


...fordham has a 97% employment rate after 9 months. GW's is 92.

also, the economy will probably pick up 4 years from now.


Those employment numbers are mostly crap, so I wouldn't base any life-altering decisions on them. I would also reconsider you're extremely limited choices of location. If application fees actually pose that much of a financial concern, you should probably think not living in two of the most expensive cities in the nation.




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