2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

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2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby gandhi10 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:35 pm

I have a 2.8 ug gpa at university of georgia
-First year 3.32 (first semester 3.0 second semester 3.7)
-2nd and 3rd year - total of 23 hours earned, but attempted a lot more...... lots of D's and F's due to severe depression... grade addendum will be added
-took year off
-returned to school, last 67 hours completed with 3.8 gpa
-Total gpa 2.8

Lsat - 163

what are my chances at: (planning on applying to all of these, making sure if i should eliminate any of these)

Georgia State (full time or part time) - this is my first choice bc the instate tuition
South Carolina
Pennstate
Temple
Baylor (spring admission - only 800 applicants to compete with)
Pitt
Florida
Florida State
Miami
Rutgers Camden
Uconn
Houston
Loyola - Chicago and Los Angeles


backups:
Syracuse
Kentucky
Louisville
UNLV
Mercer
LSU

male indian but not a urm
1 yr of work exp - assistant manager at a hotel during the year i took off
3 yrs of membership in multicultural fraternity
1 yr of membership in phi alpha delta
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Re: 2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby gandhi10 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:41 pm

anybody?????? kind of anxious to hear what you have to say

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Re: 2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby BigA » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:55 pm

gandhi10 wrote:anybody?????? kind of anxious to hear what you have to say


You might need to give people more than 6 minutes :P

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Re: 2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby romothesavior » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:58 pm

URM?

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Re: 2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby kalvano » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:00 am

You're going to have a great deal of trouble. Most schools want to see at least a 3 in front of the GPA.

You're going to get acceptances, but also a lot of WL's and sticker price.

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Re: 2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby BigA » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:04 am

kalvano wrote:You're going to have a great deal of trouble. Most schools want to see at least a 3 in front of the GPA.

You're going to get acceptances, but also a lot of WL's and sticker price.


Nice edit: I was just about to quote you and say that most of his schools seem reasonable

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Re: 2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby kalvano » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:10 am

Quick like ninja.

I think he (or she) will have decent luck with lower T1's because of the LSAT score, but scholarship may be a bit hard to come by.

I know it will be at UConn, Houston, Penn State, and probably Baylor.

But I wouldn't advise Baylor anyway.

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Re: 2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby gandhi10 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:29 am

thanks for the reply. curious, why advise against baylor?

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Re: 2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby kalvano » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:34 am

By almost all accounts, it's not a very pleasant school.

Also, where do you want to live? Pretty much everything you listed is a very regional school.

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Re: 2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby gandhi10 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:52 am

well i would love to attend gsu and live in atlanta, but bc of my gpa i'm open to live in any of the major cities around the law schools i listed above. any opinions on my chances at any of those?

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Re: 2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby kalvano » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:54 am

Not really, I only applied to one.

Have you checked Law School Predictor? It's a pretty good guide and will give you an idea where you stand.
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Re: 2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby Top14orGoHome » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:57 am

Don't go to any of these schools! Your GPA and poor LSAT make you a bad job candidate at these places, trust me

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Re: 2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby gandhi10 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:01 am

I did go to law school predictor, however that wont take into account my upward trend in gpa

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Re: 2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby kalvano » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:03 am

Neither will the schools, not substantially.

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Re: 2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby gandhi10 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:05 am

really? i've heard otherwise.. but thanks for your reply. Anyone else have opinions?

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Re: 2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby BigA » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:06 am

Top14orGoHome wrote:Don't go to any of these schools! Your GPA and poor LSAT make you a bad job candidate at these places, trust me


can't wait to see more posts from this guy :roll:

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Re: 2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby reverendt » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:07 am

I had a very similar story. 2.74/164 tanked college at 20, went back at 30 and got straight As. Wrote an addendum pointing out my "upward trend" and got into every TT school I applied to (including Pitt, where I go now) and waitlisted/rejected at BC.

The moral: I'd be very surprised if you didn't get into at least some of those schools.

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Re: 2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby gandhi10 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:19 am

reverendt wrote:I had a very similar story. 2.74/164 tanked college at 20, went back at 30 and got straight As. Wrote an addendum pointing out my "upward trend" and got into every TT school I applied to (including Pitt, where I go now) and waitlisted/rejected at BC.

The moral: I'd be very surprised if you didn't get into at least some of those schools.



thank you... any other similar stories or opinions of my chances at these schools?

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Re: 2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby gandhi10 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:12 am

anyone else? any response will help

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Re: 2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby kissy » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:40 am

2.6x / 165

I've gotten into:

RU-C (with $$$)
RU-N (with $$$)
Quinnipiac (with $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$)

W/L'd at:

Temple
Villanova

Pending:

UMiami
Hofstra
Pace
BLS
NYLS
Seton Hall


I had a staggeringly upward GPA trend (1.2 my freshman year, 3.89 my senior), a killer PS, and very solid LOR's. I've also worked at a respectable mid-size firm in NJ for almost a year, and the head partner taught @ RU-C/N for 20+ years.

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Re: 2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby Scurredsitless1 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:52 am

I think you'll get into GaSt, SC and Pitt. I don't know enough about the rest to tell you either way. Although Penn State has always liked high GPAs over high LSATs.

I think you're shooting for the right type of schools.

Good Luck!!

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Re: 2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby gandhi10 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:17 am

will the work experience make much of a difference?

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Re: 2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby Scurredsitless1 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:20 am

gandhi10 wrote:will the work experience make much of a difference?


Not really. I have 4 years we and i'm not sure if it helped. I would say my cycle contained no surprises, good or bad.

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Re: 2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby MTaylor25 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:46 pm

Do not listen to TLS posters who say that schools don't factor strong upward trends into the equation when a GPA is subpar. I have spoke to several adcomm's and law students at several different schools that have all told me that strong, upward trends in GPA's are definitely taken into consideration. I have heard this from enough reputable and respected adcomm’s to know that it is true.

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Re: 2.8 gpa/ 163 lsat ????

Postby RayFinkle » Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:57 pm

MTaylor25 wrote:Do not listen to TLS posters who say that schools don't factor strong upward trends into the equation when a GPA is subpar. I have spoke to several adcomm's and law students at several different schools that have all told me that strong, upward trends in GPA's are definitely taken into consideration. I have heard this from enough reputable and respected adcomm’s to know that it is true.


I agree, it is taken into account. It won't make a considerable difference, but it will put you above people with your GPA who don't have an upward trend and will likely make you competitive with applicants just above you in the GPA category.




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