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Postby chase123 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:19 pm

Hi Guys,

So with a 3.6 GPA at a fairly unknown state school, and an LSAT score of 173, what are my chances of getting into any of the t14 schools?

I'm majoring in Business Marketing with a minor in Asian American Studies. My softs are as follows: worked and went to school full-time throughout undergrad years to help family; part of a student-faculty research team; runs a small tutoring business. Great rec letters, great personal statements (although I might tweak it a little from now until the time I apply). Really no excuse for the low GPA, except that I procrastinated on studying and worked a lot.

I'm planning to apply next year (Fall 2011) because I've been offered a decent paying job that has agreed to pay for some of my law school tuition.

Please help me out. Thanks so much!

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Re: 3.6/173

Postby rockchalk86 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:15 pm

Columbia on down you have a great shot. 3.5 171 and I have 3 T14 acceptances so far so there ya go!

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Re: 3.6/173

Postby chase123 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:54 pm

Thanks! Congratulations on your acceptances. May I ask which ones?

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Re: 3.6/173

Postby scribelaw » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:58 pm

I have similar numbers. Just based on my own expectations, you might be a WL at Columbia, due to your GPA being a little low.

But I'm guessing you're in at NYU and Chicago.

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Re: 3.6/173

Postby Doodsmack » Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:02 pm

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Re: 3.6/173

Postby DanInALionsDen » Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:05 pm

Doodsmack wrote:Your chances at T14 acceptance are pretty much nil. Even Georgetown has a cut-off of 3.7 GPA. Better get comfy in that job.

Even though I'm guessing this was a joke, here's the proof that that's not true. A graph from LSN. Not one reject in the 173 column at Georgetown this cycle, even down to a 3.01...


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Re: 3.6/173

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:59 pm

You've got a great shot at a lot of T14 (and T10, for that matter) schools, but I advise your turn your apps in ASAP. Some schools -- especially Berkeley -- will be much harder to get into at this point in the cycle than they would have been in the fall.

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