172 LSAT/3.65 GPA/ URM Chances?

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172 LSAT/3.65 GPA/ URM Chances?

Postby MSW8510 » Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:31 pm

I have a 172 LSAT, 3.65 with poor early grades & straight A's for the past 2.5 years as a math major. I am Cuban-American and have 2 years of experience as a police department 911 operator/radio dispatcher. I'm going to apply to the bottom of the T14, but is it even worth paying $80 each for Harvard, Yale, Stanford, etc. with my numbers?

Thanks in advance

Also, I originally scored a 167 on the LSAT with the flu but retook it, & I have an addendum to attest to that.

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Re: 172 LSAT/3.65 GPA/ URM Chances?

Postby vespertiliovir » Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:39 pm

MSW8510 wrote:is it even worth paying $80 each for Harvard, Yale, Stanford, etc. with my numbers?

Definitely

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Re: 172 LSAT/3.65 GPA/ URM Chances?

Postby MSW8510 » Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:34 pm

Thanks for the replies. Looking at LSN can be a little disconcerting, and everyone keeps telling me that applying in January kills your chances.

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Re: 172 LSAT/3.65 GPA/ URM Chances?

Postby gladitsover » Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:38 pm

I'm a 3.6 171 urm that applied back in october to the top 8 and have yet to hear anything back

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Re: 172 LSAT/3.65 GPA/ URM Chances?

Postby MSW8510 » Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:40 pm

gladitsover wrote:I'm a 3.6 171 urm that applied back in october to the top 8 and have yet to hear anything back


That's nerve-wracking; good luck to you. Is it typical to wait that long?

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Re: 172 LSAT/3.65 GPA/ URM Chances?

Postby im_blue » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:48 pm

MSW8510 wrote:
gladitsover wrote:I'm a 3.6 171 urm that applied back in october to the top 8 and have yet to hear anything back


That's nerve-wracking; good luck to you. Is it typical to wait that long?


It's not unusual for URMs to hear back when the class is almost filled, which makes sense because many URMs have both numbers below median, so adcoms want to know what kind of numerical hit they're willing to take.

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Re: 172 LSAT/3.65 GPA/ URM Chances?

Postby FuturehoyaLawya » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:53 pm

MSW8510 wrote:I have a 172 LSAT, 3.65 with poor early grades & straight A's for the past 2.5 years as a math major. I am Cuban-American and have 2 years of experience as a police department 911 operator/radio dispatcher. I'm going to apply to the bottom of the T14, but is it even worth paying $80 each for Harvard, Yale, Stanford, etc. with my numbers?

Thanks in advance

Also, I originally scored a 167 on the LSAT with the flu but retook it, & I have an addendum to attest to that.

cuban-americans are not urms, doesn't HYS average scores?? i think its a long shot for HYS, but u're in at the bottom half of T-14.

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Re: 172 LSAT/3.65 GPA/ URM Chances?

Postby lightbulb1986 » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:54 pm

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Re: 172 LSAT/3.65 GPA/ URM Chances?

Postby MSW8510 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:08 am

I checked the "Hispanic" box on all of the apps; Cuban isn't a URM? That's got me freaking out about my chances.

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Re: 172 LSAT/3.65 GPA/ URM Chances?

Postby vespertiliovir » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:31 am

FuturehoyaLawya wrote:doesn't HYS average scores??
Harvard is the only one that officially claims to average scores. Yale takes a "holistic" approach to evaluating, and I don't think Stanford has ever commented on their policy

Don't freak out, OP. Even without a URM boost, you still have great stats and will get into a great school.




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