Defining "safety", "target", "reach"...

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Defining "safety", "target", "reach"...

Postby turkishangora » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:42 pm

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Re: Defining "safety", "target", "reach"...

Postby traehekat » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:48 pm

Personally, I consider any school where you are under the LSAT median as a reach, even if your GPA is at the median or slightly higher. Now, if your GPA is over the 75th percentile, you have a better shot.

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Re: Defining "safety", "target", "reach"...

Postby D. H2Oman » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:50 pm

turkishangora wrote:Just want to hear ppl's opinions about how people define the three categories (based on numbers alone right now).

GPA < 25%, LSAT < 25% = "reach"
GPA > 75% LSAT > 75% = "safety"

but what about

25% </= GPA+LSAT </= 50%?




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Re: Defining "safety", "target", "reach"...

Postby Flanker1067 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:58 pm

I think the terms really apply to you depending on your split between GPA and LSAT. For instance, I have a relatively low but not disqualifying GPA and a good LSAT, so 11 of the 14 schools I applied to are considered "targets". Just depends on who thinks its good enough and who doesn't.

Edit: To clarify, I agree with earlier poster about "anywhere you are under LSAT median" as a reach. Safety would be hard to define, but in my case it was any schools where my GPA ~ median.

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