3.8/169 chances..

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BloodandThunder
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3.8/169 chances..

Postby BloodandThunder » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:09 pm

I am submitting applications today to the following schools:

University of Colorado (I live in Denver)
Notre Dame
University of Illinois
Vanderbilt
Duke
University of Minnesota
University of Texas

(also: finance undergrad, 3 solid letters of rec, good softs, no urm)

I know I'm applying very late in the cycle, but does anyone have any idea what my odds are? I've looked at all kind of predictors/historical admits, but any personal feedback would be great. thanks!
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Re: 3.8/169 chances..

Postby UFMatt » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:13 pm

Unless some of those plan on YPing you, I'd expect to get into all except perhaps Duke or -possibly- Texas. Certainly worth applying to all of them.

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Re: 3.8/169 chances..

Postby Neelio » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:15 pm

BloodandThunder wrote:I am submitting applications today to the following schools:

University of Colorado (I live in Denver)
Notre Dame
University of Illinois
Vanderbilt
Duke
University of Minnesota
University of Texas

I know I'm applying very late in the cycle, but does anyone have any idea what my odds are? I've looked at all kind of predictors/historical admits, but any personal feedback would be great. thanks!


What about USC UCLA? You will definitely get in there too... Berkeley too.

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Re: 3.8/169 chances..

Postby scribelaw » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:17 pm

You should shoot higher. UVA, Michigan, NYU, Georgetown.

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Re: 3.8/169 chances..

Postby BloodandThunder » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:19 pm

I've thought about both, just not terribly interested in living in LA. I've got a waiver from UCLA, couldn't hurt to apply and see if I change my mind later on.

(btw, I'm still pretty new around these parts, what does 'yp' stand for?)

I've been scared of applying much higher because of what I've read concerning late cycle applications. Does that really matter all that much?
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Re: 3.8/169 chances..

Postby bitlrc » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:21 pm

yp=yield protection

basically if your numbers are way above 75%ile, a school could WL you or something because they know they are your safety school and they want to keep their yield % as high as possible.

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Re: 3.8/169 chances..

Postby bitlrc » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:23 pm

also, to respond to your post, i'd try uva or georgetown also because from what i understand both have dropped the deadlines for their ED programs, so you would still probably have a shot at either if you were 100% willing to commit to one or the other

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Re: 3.8/169 chances..

Postby im_blue » Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:58 pm

You're aiming too low. You have great chances at Cornell, Georgetown, Duke, Michigan, and Berkeley.

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Re: 3.8/169 chances..

Postby BasketCaseBrief » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:17 pm

Need more T14s. With your high GPA, you could have a chance at the California schools Berkeley, USC, UCLA. I would think you'd apply to everything between T5 and T20 with a decent chance.

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Re: 3.8/169 chances..

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:20 pm

Disagree with folks who say apply to UVA, you're below both medians, you're auto-WL/reject. Probably out at Michigan also.

However, Cornell, Duke, and GULC are reasonable. Here's the full list I'd recommend for you:

Cornell
Duke
GULC
UT-Austin
UCLA
Vandy
USC
WUSTL
ND
Illinois

You could also add BC/BU if you wanted to attend either of those. You can drop any schools in places you wouldn't want to live and add those (assuming you would want to live in Boston for 3 years).

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Re: 3.8/169 chances..

Postby im_blue » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:33 pm

vanwinkle wrote:Disagree with folks who say apply to UVA, you're below both medians, you're auto-WL/reject. Probably out at Michigan also.

However, Cornell, Duke, and GULC are reasonable. Here's the full list I'd recommend for you:

Cornell
Duke
GULC
UT-Austin
UCLA
Vandy
USC
WUSTL
ND
Illinois

You could also add BC/BU if you wanted to attend either of those. You can drop any schools in places you wouldn't want to live and add those (assuming you would want to live in Boston for 3 years).


Certainly out at UVA, but out at Michigan with a median LSAT and almost 75th percentile GPA (3.55/3.70/3.84)?

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Re: 3.8/169 chances..

Postby gochrisgo » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:07 pm

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Re: 3.8/169 chances..

Postby parker09 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:35 pm

Also my exact stats.

You're aiming too low. Applying this late in the cycle isn't going to help you, you're right, but it's definitely worth a shot to aim a little higher, if you can afford to throw in more apps.

(Echoing the "out at UVA" sentiment-- they have a pretty hard wall at 170.)

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Re: 3.8/169 chances..

Postby BloodandThunder » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:51 pm

Thanks everyone for the suggestions and advice. Just heard back from Duke today and I'm IN!




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