3.8/171 T14?

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gscfire33
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3.8/171 T14?

Postby gscfire33 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:20 pm

Hey guys, I've been browsing this forum for a few weeks after taking the December LSAT for the first time, and it seems like everyone here knows their stuff. I'm graduating in 3 years with a BA in Mathematics and History from a top-5 public school, but have literally 0 "softs"/extracurriculars I have gotten the sense that law schools are pretty big on numbers, so I guess my question is what are my chances at the top14, HYS not included, I know I don't have a shot at those, with no real distinguishing softs and average numbers (3.8/171). In addition, I was wondering if it would be better to take the LSAT again in the summer ( I didn't really prep too much for my first one) and apply ED to better my chances? Thanks in advance.

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Re: 3.8/171 T14?

Postby starstruck393 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:25 pm

gscfire33 wrote:Hey guys, I've been browsing this forum for a few weeks after taking the December LSAT for the first time, and it seems like everyone here knows their stuff. I'm graduating in 3 years with a BA in Mathematics and History from a top-5 public school, but have literally 0 "softs"/extracurriculars I have gotten the sense that law schools are pretty big on numbers, so I guess my question is what are my chances at the top14, HYS not included, I know I don't have a shot at those, with no real distinguishing softs and average numbers (3.8/171). In addition, I was wondering if it would be better to take the LSAT again in the summer ( I didn't really prep too much for my first one) and apply ED to better my chances? Thanks in advance.


You're not definitely out at H and S, just a long shot, but it'd still be worth it to throw them an application. You might have a hard time with Columbia, too, but I'd think a good shot at most of the schools from 5-14. Only retake the LSAT if you really think you can do a few points better...

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Re: 3.8/171 T14?

Postby pu_golf88 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:37 pm

gscfire33 wrote:Hey guys, I've been browsing this forum for a few weeks after taking the December LSAT for the first time, and it seems like everyone here knows their stuff. I'm graduating in 3 years with a BA in Mathematics and History from a top-5 public school, but have literally 0 "softs"/extracurriculars I have gotten the sense that law schools are pretty big on numbers, so I guess my question is what are my chances at the top14, HYS not included, I know I don't have a shot at those, with no real distinguishing softs and average numbers (3.8/171). In addition, I was wondering if it would be better to take the LSAT again in the summer ( I didn't really prep too much for my first one) and apply ED to better my chances? Thanks in advance.


So you're currently a freshman in undergrad? Hopefully you're GPA stays at a 3.8, but at this point it's a lot of conjecture after just one semester's worth of grades.

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Re: 3.8/171 T14?

Postby TheWire » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:40 pm

if those stats stick...u absolutely positively will not be shit out of the t14 ESPECIALLY if you apply early in the cycle...

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Re: 3.8/171 T14?

Postby gscfire33 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:44 pm

Ahh, I guess my wording was a bit ambiguous, I'm graduating in May 2010, having only been in college for 3 years. Would this early graduation be a hindrance or help my chances?

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Re: 3.8/171 T14?

Postby rapstar » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:53 pm

I think graduating in 3 years neither helps nor hurts. You need to apply ASAP if you haven't already. You should get into some of the lower T14. I would be schocked if you didn't get into at least Duke and Georgetown.

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Re: 3.8/171 T14?

Postby scribelaw » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:57 pm

rapstar wrote:I think graduating in 3 years neither helps nor hurts. You need to apply ASAP if you haven't already. You should get into some of the lower T14. I would be schocked if you didn't get into at least Duke and Georgetown.


I would think OP also will get Cornell and Michigan and maybe one or two from Virginia, Penn and NYU. Maybe one of CC, too?

The nice GPA will help.

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Re: 3.8/171 T14?

Postby TheWire » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:06 pm

im a 171 and 3.8...for what its worth im in at NYU, GULC, Duke, and UCLA so far




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