166/3.8 - Chances at T14 & T30

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166/3.8 - Chances at T14 & T30

Postby OneSixtySix » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:48 pm

I swore I would never make a "What are my chances" thread, but decided to due to the unpredictability of T25 and the fact I am applying later in the cycle (still working on apps).

Softs: Internship, 1 yr work exp., undergraduate thesis, Departmental Honors.

UC Berkeley
Duke
Cornell
---
UCLA
USC
BU
BC
Wash - STL
Notre Dame

Should I even bother applying to UC Berkeley or Duke (or anyother T14)? LSP has me at high 40s/low 50s for a few very intriguing schools...but how valid is that?

All these schools interest me a great deal, but I may end up making a choice based on the financials of the matter - any chance for scholly at anywhere on the list?

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Re: 166/3.8 - Chances at T14 & T30

Postby bissey » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:51 pm

i say in from BU up, maybe for USC/UCLA, and out at rest.

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Re: 166/3.8 - Chances at T14 & T30

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:58 pm

I think bissey is right - I have nearly identical numbers to yours and that is what I heard.

HOWEVER,

It is totally worth it to apply to the schools you are shooting at. Realistically, looking at the 25th percentile LSATs, you have a shot at Berkeley, Duke, Cornell, maybe NW (only 1 year work, though), and Michigan and Penn apparently have those who sneak in at 166 too. It might take a great PS, an adcomm in a good mood or right after a 3-martini lunch, and a good Why X essay, but you have a shot. That's all that matters, isn't it?

I've seen people with your scores on LSN rejected from Notre Dame but in at two or three T14. I was asking for advice on Cornell and NW, but after hearing "probably not", I thought, "probably is the key word.". There's a chance, and when it comes to something as big as law school, why not take the chance? If anything, apply to everything below HYSCC.

Just ask for fee waivers :).

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Re: 166/3.8 - Chances at T14 & T30

Postby TheWire » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:00 pm

waiting until next yr and applying ED to a school such as UVA is an option for you...and a good one....other than that I agree with the above posters

Edited for redundancy

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Re: 166/3.8 - Chances at T14 & T30

Postby chadwick218 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:12 pm

TheWire wrote:waiting until next yr and applying ED to a school such as UVA is an option for you...and a good one....other than that I agree with the above posters

Edited for redundancy


Agreed. You may also consider applying ED at NU next year ... there are a couple of folks who made it in this year with similar #'s similar to yours!

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Re: 166/3.8 - Chances at T14 & T30

Postby OneSixtySix » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:22 pm

chadwick218 wrote:
TheWire wrote:waiting until next yr and applying ED to a school such as UVA is an option for you...and a good one....other than that I agree with the above posters

Edited for redundancy


Agreed. You may also consider applying ED at NU next year ... there are a couple of folks who made it in this year with similar #'s similar to yours!


Guys stop making me want to wait till next year!

Its tempting to wait, and perhaps I should...but its no guarantee. Northwestern or Bereley would be unreal. Hell, before starting this process I considered BU/BC/ND unreal (and still do).

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Re: 166/3.8 - Chances at T14 & T30

Postby chadwick218 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:33 pm

Well, I think that you stand a very good chance of being admitted at USC on down ... LSP shows you as being an admit or strong consider at USC on down and a consider at Berkeley (if CA resident), Duke, Cornell, and UCLA (likewise, if CA resident)

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Re: 166/3.8 - Chances at T14 & T30

Postby hey123 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:40 pm

I have 3.8/166 and I was told I had no shot at t14. Because everyone said I had no shot, I figured I would take a risk and apply ED at NU and I got in! I also applied to mich, gulc, and Cornell but won't know how I did at those schools. I got into BU and UMN with money at both. So moral of story is you can do it! Aim high.

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Re: 166/3.8 - Chances at T14 & T30

Postby daesonesb » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:44 pm

We have very similar numbers. I'm applying to 5 schools in the T-14, plus ucla, usc, and UW.

Basically, apply to the schools you want, but make a few of them be realistic. You wont get in if you dont try, and there is a chance for you at cornell, ucla, etc.

I know pretty much for sure that much of the T-14 will tell me no, but there really isn't anything to lose if you can afford the app fee.

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Re: 166/3.8 - Chances at T14 & T30

Postby chadwick218 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:00 pm

hey123 wrote:I have 3.8/166 and I was told I had no shot at t14. Because everyone said I had no shot, I figured I would take a risk and apply ED at NU and I got in! I also applied to mich, gulc, and Cornell but won't know how I did at those schools. I got into BU and UMN with money at both. So moral of story is you can do it! Aim high.


+1 ... congrats hey123 ... I'll see ya in the fall!

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Re: 166/3.8 - Chances at T14 & T30

Postby im_blue » Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:14 am

IMO you have nonzero chances at Cornell, Northwestern, and Georgetown PT within the T14.

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Re: 166/3.8 - Chances at T14 & T30

Postby nematoad » Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:38 am

OneSixtySix wrote:I swore I would never make a "What are my chances" thread, but decided to due to the unpredictability of T25 and the fact I am applying later in the cycle (still working on apps).

Softs: Internship, 1 yr work exp., undergraduate thesis, Departmental Honors.

UC Berkeley
Duke
Cornell
---
UCLA
USC
BU
BC
Wash - STL
Notre Dame

Should I even bother applying to UC Berkeley or Duke (or anyother T14)? LSP has me at high 40s/low 50s for a few very intriguing schools...but how valid is that?

All these schools interest me a great deal, but I may end up making a choice based on the financials of the matter - any chance for scholly at anywhere on the list?


if you are interesting i like your chances at berk. definitely write 4 pages for their PS

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Re: 166/3.8 - Chances at T14 & T30

Postby TheWire » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:00 am

bump to inform that ED at UVA is now a possibility that u should think about

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Re: 166/3.8 - Chances at T14 & T30

Postby im_blue » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:37 am

TheWire wrote:bump to inform that ED at UVA is now a possibility that u should think about


Not likely unless that 3.8 becomes a 3.85.

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Re: 166/3.8 - Chances at T14 & T30

Postby eljay » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:08 pm

3.85/166 in at UVA ED . . . in-state, though.




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