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I have a 3.45 GPA with a strong upward trend at a top 5 undergrad business school and I have been scoring in the low 170's, 170-173 on practice LSATs. Assuming I can carry those practice scores over to the real thing, where can I reasonably expect to get in at?
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pauliv wrote:I have a 3.45 GPA with a strong upward trend at a top 5 undergrad business school and I have been scoring in the low 170's, 170-173 on practice LSATs. Assuming I can carry those practice scores over to the real thing, where can I reasonably expect to get in at?
With a near identical GPA, I was testing at that same range over the summer. Then I got my score back and it was a 166 and had to reevaluate, so its a bit premature to start making that list before your score.
That said, I'd figure that with a 3.45 and, say, a 170, you'd be a reach at MVP (maybe worth applying ED to one or more of those), a decent shot at the lower t-14s (Cornell and Georgetown, Northwestern with WE) and the 15-18 or so, and a good bet everywhere else on down. But take that all with a grain of salt, just rough guesses.
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Not to scare you, but the sentiment expressed by the first response is absolutely true. I was consistently testing over 175 and got a 164. It worked out fine for me with a retake, but doing this kind of conjecture just heaps more pressure on your shoulders.
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OP, I was in the same boat as you- testing low 170s and got 167 on test day. GPA 3.45. I've had a lot of success with everything I applied to from T20-T30, and I'm riding a couple T-14 waitlists. Good luck, I'd say if you hit 165 you should get something in T30, and if you hit 169-170 you'll get at least 1 in the lower T14.