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What lsat do I need for UVA ED?

Postby poo » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:53 pm

So I'm taking the lsat in June and I'm PTing in the lower 160s after a few weeks of studying (I went up 8 points after my second pt one I was familiar with the format). Anyway, I have a 3.95+ GPA, decent (not earth shattering, but actually pretty unique) softs, and my recs are pretty good. I plan on applying the day apps open up, and I'm wondering what lsat will give me a solid shot at UVA ED? And by solid I mean around 50%.

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Re: What lsat do I need for UVA ED?

Postby scribelaw » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:54 pm

166

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Re: What lsat do I need for UVA ED?

Postby fortissimo » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:56 pm

164 ? Someone (non URM) ED'd and got in with a 160 and high GPA. UVA loves splitters. I think they make up most of the class.

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Re: What lsat do I need for UVA ED?

Postby D. H2Oman » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:57 pm

scribelaw wrote:166



Probably even less will do. UVA is an extreme splitter whore, especially ED.

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Re: What lsat do I need for UVA ED?

Postby poo » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:58 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
scribelaw wrote:166



Probably even less will do. UVA is an extreme splitter whore, especially ED.



Awesome. Out of curiosity, why do they like splitters?

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Re: What lsat do I need for UVA ED?

Postby showNprove » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:00 pm

It's hard to say, simply because UVa can take whatever high-GPA splitters they want, whether they ED or not, simply by virtue of not many other top schools willing to do so. Hence, the process becomes very holistic.

Anything over 160 gives you a shot if the rest of your application is fantastic (i.e., well-written, introspective PS; glowing, personalized LOR's; top undergrad university).

If you want a shot at ED based off your numbers alone, get a 164 or above.


Edit: Even if you don't get a 164, I still encourage you to ED. It is still your best shot at the T14, Virginia has been willing to take 160-163 LSAT's in the past, and they may like you even if you're not sure your application is strong enough.
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Re: What lsat do I need for UVA ED?

Postby D. H2Oman » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:05 pm

poo wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
scribelaw wrote:166



Probably even less will do. UVA is an extreme splitter whore, especially ED.



Awesome. Out of curiosity, why do they like splitters?


Class A Class B
171 2.99 168 3.77
162 3.91 167 3.80
166 3.86 169 3.67
172 3.06 168 3.76


Add a couple hundred more students to these lists, but you get the picture, class A is going to have higher medians in the end.

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Re: What lsat do I need for UVA ED?

Postby bees » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:10 pm

showNprove wrote:Anything over 160 gives you a shot if the rest of your application is [strike]fantastic (i.e., well-written, introspective PS; glowing, personalized LOR's; top undergrad university)[/strike] submitted on time.


:)

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Re: What lsat do I need for UVA ED?

Postby poo » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:13 pm

bees wrote:
showNprove wrote:Anything over 160 gives you a shot if the rest of your application is [strike]fantastic (i.e., well-written, introspective PS; glowing, personalized LOR's; top undergrad university)[/strike] submitted on time.


:)



Orly? Anything over 160 rly gives me a shot?

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Postby epyon » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:14 pm

Agree with ShowNProve.

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Postby bees » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:18 pm

poo wrote:
bees wrote:
showNprove wrote:Anything over 160 gives you a shot if the rest of your application is [strike]fantastic (i.e., well-written, introspective PS; glowing, personalized LOR's; top undergrad university)[/strike] submitted on time.


:)



Orly? Anything over 160 rly gives me a shot?


http://lawschoolnumbers.com/shamash

This guy had a slightly better GPA than you and majored in Classics. Yes, you'll have at least a shot.

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Re: What lsat do I need for UVA ED?

Postby D. H2Oman » Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:00 pm

poo wrote:
bees wrote:
showNprove wrote:Anything over 160 gives you a shot if the rest of your application is [strike]fantastic (i.e., well-written, introspective PS; glowing, personalized LOR's; top undergrad university)[/strike] submitted on time.


:)



Orly? Anything over 160 rly gives me a shot?



ED first day the app becomes available, and you have very good chance to get in. (100% if you are in-state)

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Re: What lsat do I need for UVA ED?

Postby fortissimo » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:48 pm

poo wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
scribelaw wrote:166



Probably even less will do. UVA is an extreme splitter whore, especially ED.



Awesome. Out of curiosity, why do they like splitters?


It's called gaming the system. I think it started 2 years ago or so. UVA's 25th LSAT is the lowest out of the top 14, along with Berkeley's at 165. USNews only takes into account of medians for rankings purposes.

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Re: What lsat do I need for UVA ED?

Postby Cupidity » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:54 pm

167-->100%
166-->80%
165-->40%
164-->10%
163-->Out

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Re: What lsat do I need for UVA ED?

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:45 pm

So okay.. let me get this straight.
With a 3.0 GPA, my chances are good with only a 170+ LSAT for UVA ED... 8)

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Postby FuManChusco » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:50 pm

Dr. Strangelove wrote:So okay.. let me get this straight.
With a 3.0 GPA, my chances are good with only a 170+ LSAT for UVA ED... 8)


Yes. 3.0 + 170 + ED = UVA acceptance

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Re: What lsat do I need for UVA ED?

Postby shock259 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:01 am

3.4 - ED - In state residence

169+ ? 170+?

I'm between 168-172 on PTs.

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Re: What lsat do I need for UVA ED?

Postby flyingpanda » Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:01 pm

shock259 wrote:3.4 - ED - In state residence

169+ ? 170+?

I'm between 168-172 on PTs.


You absolutely need a 170+, a 169 will not cut it. UVA is big on its medians and if you're not meeting at least one (and you're not URM), you're not getting in.

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Re: What lsat do I need for UVA ED?

Postby missvik218 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:03 pm

aznflyingpanda wrote:
shock259 wrote:3.4 - ED - In state residence

169+ ? 170+?

I'm between 168-172 on PTs.


You absolutely need a 170+, a 169 will not cut it. UVA is big on its medians and if you're not meeting at least one (and you're not URM), you're not getting in.

:( This is VERY true ... unfortunately.

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Re: What lsat do I need for UVA ED?

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:33 am

FuManChusco wrote:
Dr. Strangelove wrote:So okay.. let me get this straight.
With a 3.0 GPA, my chances are good with only a 170+ LSAT for UVA ED... 8)


Yes. 3.0 + 170 + ED = UVA acceptance


Wow! That's awesome. I'm a fan of C'ville and came pretty close to picking UVA for undergrad.
I've been scoring from 170-177 on practice tests but this takes off some pressure.. GPA is currently shy of 3.0.

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Re: What lsat do I need for UVA ED?

Postby Thirteen » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:41 am

missvik218 wrote:
aznflyingpanda wrote:
shock259 wrote:3.4 - ED - In state residence

169+ ? 170+?

I'm between 168-172 on PTs.


You absolutely need a 170+, a 169 will not cut it. UVA is big on its medians and if you're not meeting at least one (and you're not URM), you're not getting in.

:( This is VERY true ... unfortunately.


+1, and I am a URM

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Re: What lsat do I need for UVA ED?

Postby joeshmo39 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:42 am

3.89
166

I'll be attending in August. That should give you some idea. None of my softs are amazing, I'm straight from UG.

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Re: What lsat do I need for UVA ED?

Postby FuManChusco » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:20 pm

Dr. Strangelove wrote:
FuManChusco wrote:
Dr. Strangelove wrote:So okay.. let me get this straight.
With a 3.0 GPA, my chances are good with only a 170+ LSAT for UVA ED... 8)


Yes. 3.0 + 170 + ED = UVA acceptance


Wow! That's awesome. I'm a fan of C'ville and came pretty close to picking UVA for undergrad.
I've been scoring from 170-177 on practice tests but this takes off some pressure.. GPA is currently shy of 3.0.


I mean it's no guarantee, but you've got a good chance. You absolutely need a 3.0+ and a 170+ though.

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Re: What lsat do I need for UVA ED?

Postby missvik218 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:12 am

FuManChusco wrote:I mean it's no guarantee, but you've got a good chance. You absolutely need a 3.0+ and a 170+ though.

TITCR. Unless you're panda. :wink:

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Re: What lsat do I need for UVA ED?

Postby sangr » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:19 am

Thought I could ask here

what about a 3.6 GPA? what LSAT range would I need?

My GPA aint so hot, but isnt really that horrible either.

My PTs are ranging from anyhwere in the low to high 160s




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