3.8/167 from Oklahoma - chances at Berkeley?

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TreyG
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3.8/167 from Oklahoma - chances at Berkeley?

Postby TreyG » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:19 pm

Hey guys,

I have a GPA of 3.8 (double major in sociology and finance), and an LSAT score of 167. I recently applied to Berkeley - admissions calculators give me a 50% shot.

My main question is if it helps that I am from Oklahoma; I would imagine that Boalt doesn't matriculate many students from my state. I've also studied for two months in India, worked 15 hours per week as a legal assistant, and have leadership roles in an extracurricular (my university's student investment fund). What are my chances?

Thanks!

PS. I also applied to:

Texas
Wash U (Saint Louis)
UCLA
Oklahoma
University of Tulsa (my undergrad college)

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kalvano
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Re: 3.8/167 from Oklahoma - chances at Berkeley?

Postby kalvano » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:14 pm

Berkeley, I don't know. Don't know much about California schools.

But you seem to be undershooting as far as schools go. Those are pretty solid numbers.

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Re: 3.8/167 from Oklahoma - chances at Berkeley?

Postby Steven Perry » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:16 pm

Your LSAT is a little low for Berkeley, but they can be weird with admissions. You have a shot, but I wouldn't bank on it.


I think you may be aiming a little low with your other schools. I'd give Cornell, Boston U, Boston C, UCLA (especially if you're looking to be on the West Coast), and maybe ED for Michigan and UVA.

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Re: 3.8/167 from Oklahoma - chances at Berkeley?

Postby TreyG » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:05 pm

Thanks for the input. I'm still especially interested in Berkeley, but I might apply to a couple more schools this week.

How much of a reach is Northwestern?

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Re: 3.8/167 from Oklahoma - chances at Berkeley?

Postby kalvano » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:08 pm

I would say better than even at Northwestern.

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Re: 3.8/167 from Oklahoma - chances at Berkeley?

Postby im_blue » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:19 pm

You're just under both medians (3.83/168) so Berkeley will be a reach unless you have a great 4-page PS and softs. Your best bets in the T14 are Cornell, Michigan, and Northwestern (with WE), but your main targets will be T20-30 schools like USC, BC/BU, GWU, Fordham, and WUSTL.

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Re: 3.8/167 from Oklahoma - chances at Berkeley?

Postby englawyer » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:59 pm

you have a good chance at getting into a T13

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Re: 3.8/167 from Oklahoma - chances at Berkeley?

Postby najumobi » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:40 pm

TreyG wrote:Hey guys,

I have a GPA of 3.8 (double major in sociology and finance), and an LSAT score of 167. I recently applied to Berkeley - admissions calculators give me a 50% shot.

My main question is if it helps that I am from Oklahoma; I would imagine that Boalt doesn't matriculate many students from my state. I've also studied for two months in India, worked 15 hours per week as a legal assistant, and have leadership roles in an extracurricular (my university's student investment fund). What are my chances?

Thanks!

PS. I also applied to:

Texas
Wash U (Saint Louis)
UCLA
Oklahoma
University of Tulsa (my undergrad college)

i don't think being from oklahoma is going to make a difference. based just on numbers, i think:

unrealistic reach:
YHSCCN, penn, uva, Northwestern (no FT WE)

realistic reach:
Berkeley, georgetown, michigan, duke

target:
ucla

strong target:
vanderbilt, cornell

safety:
usc, texas,Oklahoma, Tulsa

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Re: 3.8/167 from Oklahoma - chances at Berkeley?

Postby TreyG » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:26 pm

Thanks for the input guys. I applied to a couple more schools, including Northwestern.

I've been looking here http://berkeley.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats for my Berkeley chances. I am just barely within the accepted area, but nearly everyone else near the edge is an URM. Oh well, I'm crossing my fingers.

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Re: 3.8/167 from Oklahoma - chances at Berkeley?

Postby Vincent Vega » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:29 pm

The fact that you're from Oklahoma does not affect your odds at all. Except that it might hurt you a little versus an identical candidate from California because Berkeley is a public school.




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