3.7, 170, poor softs

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uncjtd20
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3.7, 170, poor softs

Postby uncjtd20 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:57 pm

Hello all,
I'm heading towards graduation at UNC-Chapel Hill. As stated in the subject line, I have a 3.7 and scored a 170 on the LSAT. What I'm concerned about are my "softs." I've studied abroad for a semester in Spain, am proficient in Spanish, have had an government internship in DC, and had an alternative spring break doing volunteer work in Honduras. How much of a factor will these weak softs have on my chances for the top 14ers? Top 30? Any input is appreciated, thanks!

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Re: 3.7, 170, poor softs

Postby AlanShore » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:00 am

uncjtd20 wrote:Hello all,
I'm heading towards graduation at UNC-Chapel Hill. As stated in the subject line, I have a 3.7 and scored a 170 on the LSAT. What I'm concerned about are my "softs." I've studied abroad for a semester in Spain, am proficient in Spanish, have had an government internship in DC, and had an alternative spring break doing volunteer work in Honduras. How much of a factor will these weak softs have on my chances for the top 14ers? Top 30? Any input is appreciated, thanks!

softs wont really matter. you have a great shot at the lower t14s.. michigan, cornell and gtown of course, not berkeley because they want veryyyy high gpas, northwestern should be fine, penn is a bit tougher but you have a reasonably chance

HYS, columbia, nyu will be tougher. but you will get into some great schools.

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Re: 3.7, 170, poor softs

Postby RVP11 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:09 am

AlanShore wrote:
uncjtd20 wrote:Hello all,
I'm heading towards graduation at UNC-Chapel Hill. As stated in the subject line, I have a 3.7 and scored a 170 on the LSAT. What I'm concerned about are my "softs." I've studied abroad for a semester in Spain, am proficient in Spanish, have had an government internship in DC, and had an alternative spring break doing volunteer work in Honduras. How much of a factor will these weak softs have on my chances for the top 14ers? Top 30? Any input is appreciated, thanks!

softs wont really matter. you have a great shot at the lower t14s.. michigan, cornell and gtown of course, not berkeley because they want veryyyy high gpas, northwestern should be fine, penn is a bit tougher but you have a reasonably chance

HYS, columbia, nyu will be tougher. but you will get into some great schools.


OP has average softs.

OP will have no post-graduate WE. NU's out.

OP will likely get into 2 or more out of Michigan, Virginia, Penn, Duke, Cornell and Georgetown. Everywhere from NYU down is probably worth the app fee.

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Re: 3.7, 170, poor softs

Postby ndirish2010 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:09 am

uncjtd20 wrote:Hello all,
I'm heading towards graduation at UNC-Chapel Hill. As stated in the subject line, I have a 3.7 and scored a 170 on the LSAT. What I'm concerned about are my "softs." I've studied abroad for a semester in Spain, am proficient in Spanish, have had an government internship in DC, and had an alternative spring break doing volunteer work in Honduras. How much of a factor will these weak softs have on my chances for the top 14ers? Top 30? Any input is appreciated, thanks!


I have much worse softs than that, about your GPA, and a 168, and I'm in at 6 T30s already, waiting on two more and a bunch of lower T14s as well. You'll get into multiple T14s.

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Re: 3.7, 170, poor softs

Postby Ragged » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:40 am

In at Cornell, G-Town, Duke, Michigan and probably in at Penn; Out of the rest of T14. In at every other school you choose to apply to with some serious $$$.

This is an optimistic prospect since this cycle is promising to be brutal. Good luck.

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Re: 3.7, 170, poor softs

Postby uncjtd20 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:37 pm

Thanks, I appreciate the input

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Re: 3.7, 170, poor softs

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