Yale?

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TheWire
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Yale?

Postby TheWire » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:55 am

With a 171 and a 3.8, Law school predictor shows "DENY." In your honest opinion is it even at all plausible to be accepted to Yale. Until now, I have been weary of wasting the $75 on an app. However, my high school buddy got in last week with a 172 3.8 so I have renewed inspiration. Any advice?

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Re: Yale?

Postby RussianGirl » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:56 am

Depends on your softs

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Re: Yale?

Postby ec2xs » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:56 am

TheWire wrote:With a 171 and a 3.8, Law school predictor shows "DENY." In your honest opinion is it even at all plausible to be accepted to Yale. Until now, I have been weary of wasting the $75 on an app. However, my high school buddy got in last week with a 172 3.8 so I have renewed inspiration. Any advice?


Do it. Better to know than to wonder.

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Re: Yale?

Postby TheWire » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:19 am

bump?

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Re: Yale?

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:21 am

ec2xs wrote:
TheWire wrote:With a 171 and a 3.8, Law school predictor shows "DENY." In your honest opinion is it even at all plausible to be accepted to Yale. Until now, I have been weary of wasting the $75 on an app. However, my high school buddy got in last week with a 172 3.8 so I have renewed inspiration. Any advice?


Do it. Better to know than to wonder.


+1

You're probably not getting in, but if you don't apply you're certainly not getting in.

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Re: Yale?

Postby vespertiliovir » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:23 am

Spending $75 now is worth the possibility of Yale and all the doors it opens, IMO

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Re: Yale?

Postby drsomebody » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:46 am

Admission to Yale seems to totally depend on what you've done with your life and/or where you went to undergrad. If your 171/3.8 comes from Harvard or you've earned a Rhodes you'll be fine, if those numbers are all you've got going for you then the deny is probably what's going to happen. Hell, I'm at 3.9+/176+ with very solid softs and I'm still on pins and needles for Yale.

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Re: Yale?

Postby hungryhungryhippo » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:53 am

I'm a 166 and 3.7 from large public school and Yale wrote me a letter inviting me to apply. Granted, it was minority specific, though I'm Asian, which isnt typically considered URM. Stun them and get in.

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Re: Yale?

Postby zapper » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:09 am

TheWire wrote:With a 171 and a 3.8, Law school predictor shows "DENY." In your honest opinion is it even at all plausible to be accepted to Yale. Until now, I have been weary of wasting the $75 on an app. However, my high school buddy got in last week with a 172 3.8 so I have renewed inspiration. Any advice?


Just wondering - what do you think got your buddy in?

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Re: Yale?

Postby DoubleChecks » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:10 am

zapper wrote:
TheWire wrote:With a 171 and a 3.8, Law school predictor shows "DENY." In your honest opinion is it even at all plausible to be accepted to Yale. Until now, I have been weary of wasting the $75 on an app. However, my high school buddy got in last week with a 172 3.8 so I have renewed inspiration. Any advice?


Just wondering - what do you think got your buddy in?


exactly, i mean his numbers arent great for Yale so there must have been something outstanding about him -- is there something outstanding about you?

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Re: Yale?

Postby BioEBear2010 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:42 am

Apply -- you never know what will happen. And yes, softs are everything.

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Re: Yale?

Postby Ragged » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:48 am

My stats are very similar to yours, Weak Consider according to LSP and I don't think I'm going to apply. Depends on your softs though.

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Re: Yale?

Postby TheWire » Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:17 pm

my buddy is pretty legit...solid softs, research, very solid undergrad with probably the most difficult undergraduate degree you can attain. Not yale standard gpa, but a 3.8 in his major is, from a peers perspective, pretty damn respectable. In the end, I want to say that i believe yale does the 12 point ranking in their application reviews (talked about in yale profile) and 3 straight people thought he was in the upper quarter of applicants despite being on the ~25% for stats.

I think I can construct a "beefed up" version of my generic app with strong letters of rec from extremely influential doctors/professors. I guess I'm just wondering if my stats(~3.8 171) are actually auto-reject for yale like LSP shows...
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Re: Yale?

Postby GeePee » Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:20 pm

IMO if you're >3.8, >170, you're in the running. No one can really chance anyone else at Yale, but you have a good shot. The key is just writing outstanding essays, and hoping that professors appreciate your style. Good luck with your cycle!




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