172, 3.74, BS & MS, 3+ years in big 4 public accounting, CPA

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Chairman
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172, 3.74, BS & MS, 3+ years in big 4 public accounting, CPA

Postby Chairman » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:10 pm

172 LSAT (taken in Dec)
3.74 overall GPA / 3.71 LSDAS undergrad GPA
BS and MS in accounting from top 5 program
CPA and CISA
3+ years in big 4 public accounting (which blows...biglaw hours, crappy pay, slow advancement)
non-URM (middle class white male...)
ok softs, married w/ 2 kids

problem--applications will not be in until mid-late Jan (i.e. right before deadlines)

No academic LORs (been out of school for nearly 4 years), but the LORs I have should be solid

Planning on applying to most/all T14 and 2-3 safety schools



Well? Anyone want to read their magic 8-ball?

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Re: 172, 3.74, BS & MS, 3+ years in big 4 public accounting, CPA

Postby Tanicius » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:12 pm

Enjoy les Top 6.

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Re: 172, 3.74, BS & MS, 3+ years in big 4 public accounting, CPA

Postby Aeroplane » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:15 pm

Chairman wrote: problem--applications will not be in until mid-late Jan (i.e. right before deadlines)


I don't think this'll be much of a problem in terms of admissions, but might cause you to receive significantly less money at some schools than you would've if you'd applied earlier.

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Re: 172, 3.74, BS & MS, 3+ years in big 4 public accounting, CPA

Postby badfish » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:15 pm

NYU - In
Chicago - In
Columbia - WL

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Re: 172, 3.74, BS & MS, 3+ years in big 4 public accounting, CPA

Postby bahama » Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:32 pm

Small chance at HYS, but possible.
Probably WL at Columbia b/c you are relatively late in the cycle. May get in w/LOCI and a well executed app.
In everywhere else, some with $.

The key will be getting everything in as soon as you can and having a really well put together application that presents a coherent picture. You might even consider a diversity statement to talk about how having kids has influenced you if that isn't covered somewhere else in your app.




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