166/3.8 Retake or keep it?

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LegallyBlonde923
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166/3.8 Retake or keep it?

Postby LegallyBlonde923 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:43 am

I just took the LSAT for the first time in February and got a 166. (3.85 GPA)
I'm happy with this for the most part, my last 3 official PTs were a 166, 167 and a 170. (Though I am pretty sure that Kaplan's last PT is easy on purpose to make everyone feel confident for the test)
I'm applying this coming fall to NYU, Fordham, Cardozo, Penn, Temple, GW and Georgetown.
I really want to go to school in NYC... Fordham's my target, NYU's my reach.
Should I retake in June?

Thanks!!

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Re: 166/3.8 Retake or keep it?

Postby im_blue » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:21 am

depends how much you want NYU. You'll get Fordham for sure.

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Re: 166/3.8 Retake or keep it?

Postby Rowinguy2009 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:26 am

You're looking at probably getting shut out at the t14, but in at almost all of the t30s (most of which you'll get money from). Just depends if that is good enough for you. Fwiw I was in the exact same situation, and after getting a full ride at Washington and lee decided that was good enough for me.

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Re: 166/3.8 Retake or keep it?

Postby LegallyBlonde923 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:28 am

i want NYU.. pretty bad. Would it be plausible to apply with a 166? My GPA's higher than their range, but i'd still be 2 points below LSAT wise... :roll:

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Re: 166/3.8 Retake or keep it?

Postby showNprove » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:31 am

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Re: 166/3.8 Retake or keep it?

Postby Rowinguy2009 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:32 am

You can certainly apply, but I really don't see you getting in unless you have some absolutely amazing (like you cured cancer) type soft.

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Re: 166/3.8 Retake or keep it?

Postby Cupidity » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:32 am

look at my cycle.

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Re: 166/3.8 Retake or keep it?

Postby OneKnight » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:43 am

Fordham will probably give you a scholarship, if next year is anything like this year - However, NYU is nigh impossible with a 166. Even a 168 has a shot in comparison to a 166. Moreover, with your GPA, you'd be pretty much a lock at NYU with a 171/172. Given your PT range, I recommend retaking in June after some more practice. Why settle for FU when you have two more LSAT administrations to retake and still apply early in the cycle? The first time taking the LSAT is almost always the worst!




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