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2.5 GPA

Postby cwest131 » Fri May 07, 2010 10:06 pm

I am currently doing my undergrad in Electrical Engineering, my current GPA is 2.5 and I think I will go up this and next semester, since i will be taking some GE cources, I am planning to take my Lsat in october, I wanna know what are my chances to get into schools like university of Miami, Penn State. I aiming to do my best, but what range of scores should I aim for, for these schools.
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Re: 2.5 GPA

Postby The Invisible Man » Fri May 07, 2010 10:13 pm

Honestly, just focus on boosting that GPA. As for the LSAT try to score as high as possible. While your GPA isn't ideal, a great LSAT score (160+) will offset it. Study/practice all summer for even a few hours a day. If you do this, for 2-3 months, and see the test's patterns and types of correct answers, you'll surely succeed.

Also, don't forget to put in a lot of work on your Personal Statement to make your application file stand out.

You can do it! Just work hard and stay focused.

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Re: 2.5 GPA

Postby StrictlyLiable » Wed May 12, 2010 11:17 pm

Hard to say. http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com to give you an idea. Goodluck.

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Re: 2.5 GPA

Postby RP1983 » Fri May 14, 2010 1:39 am

cwest131 wrote:I am currently doing my undergrad in Electrical Engineering, my current GPA is 2.5 and I think I will go up this and next semester, since i will be taking some GE cources, I am planning to take my Lsat in september, I wanna know what are my chances to get into schools like university of Miami, Penn State. I aiming to do my best, but what range of scores should I aim for, for these schools.



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Re: 2.5 GPA

Postby BigA » Fri May 14, 2010 2:07 am

StrictlyLiable wrote:Hard to say. http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com to give you an idea. Goodluck.

That's not going to give a very good idea at all. It doesn't take GPA floors or other things into account that may not allow someone with his GPA.

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Re: 2.5 GPA

Postby 09042014 » Fri May 14, 2010 2:12 am

165+ gets you a good shot at Penn State. UMiami who knows.

172 and I'd consider EDing at Gtown Pt.

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Re: 2.5 GPA

Postby lawyerhopefull » Fri May 14, 2010 2:30 am

don't you need a 3.0 just to graduate from an engineering degree?

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Re: 2.5 GPA

Postby 09042014 » Fri May 14, 2010 11:09 am

lawyerhopefull wrote:don't you need a 3.0 just to graduate from an engineering degree?


No, quite the opposite. My department had a 2.25 rule to take upper level courses, but graduation quota. I bet 40% of my class graduated with a sub 3.0.

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Re: 2.5 GPA

Postby lawyerhopefull » Fri May 14, 2010 8:02 pm

Gotta love American cars..... :lol:

Desert Fox wrote:
lawyerhopefull wrote:don't you need a 3.0 just to graduate from an engineering degree?


No, quite the opposite. My department had a 2.25 rule to take upper level courses, but graduation quota. I bet 40% of my class graduated with a sub 3.0.

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Re: 2.5 GPA

Postby 09042014 » Fri May 14, 2010 9:06 pm

lawyerhopefull wrote:Gotta love American cars..... :lol:

Desert Fox wrote:
lawyerhopefull wrote:don't you need a 3.0 just to graduate from an engineering degree?


No, quite the opposite. My department had a 2.25 rule to take upper level courses, but graduation quota. I bet 40% of my class graduated with a sub 3.0.


It's all based on a curve. They could make it easier if they wanted to.

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Re: 2.5 GPA

Postby lawyerhopefull » Fri May 14, 2010 10:14 pm

yeah, but thats kind of true for every degree isnt it? Isnt that basicly saying, "Yeah most only get a 2.25 but they COULD give us a 3.5 so that makes it the same" ? :|

Desert Fox wrote:
lawyerhopefull wrote:Gotta love American cars..... :lol:

Desert Fox wrote:
lawyerhopefull wrote:don't you need a 3.0 just to graduate from an engineering degree?


No, quite the opposite. My department had a 2.25 rule to take upper level courses, but graduation quota. I bet 40% of my class graduated with a sub 3.0.


It's all based on a curve. They could make it easier if they wanted to.

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Re: 2.5 GPA

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Re: 2.5 GPA

Postby lawyerhopefull » Fri May 14, 2010 10:21 pm

I take it that they'd prefer someone with a easy as pie degree like liberalarts but a 4.0 in it over a degree that proves you can think?

quadsixm wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:165+ gets you a good shot at Penn State. UMiami who knows.

172 and I'd consider EDing at Gtown Pt.


I had an engineering major, 2.5, and 168+, applied in early december, and got straight up dinged from Penn State this cycle.

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Re: 2.5 GPA

Postby 09042014 » Fri May 14, 2010 10:25 pm

quadsixm wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:165+ gets you a good shot at Penn State. UMiami who knows.

172 and I'd consider EDing at Gtown Pt.


I had an engineering major, 2.5, and 168+, applied in early december, and got straight up dinged from Penn State this cycle.


LSN has people with really poor GPA getting in, some not. I guess I should have said a shot, not a good shot.

Where are you going?

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Re: 2.5 GPA

Postby 09042014 » Fri May 14, 2010 10:26 pm

lawyerhopefull wrote:yeah, but thats kind of true for every degree isnt it? Isnt that basicly saying, "Yeah most only get a 2.25 but they COULD give us a 3.5 so that makes it the same" ? :|

Desert Fox wrote:
lawyerhopefull wrote:Gotta love American cars..... :lol:

Desert Fox wrote:No, quite the opposite. My department had a 2.25 rule to take upper level courses, but graduation quota. I bet 40% of my class graduated with a sub 3.0.


It's all based on a curve. They could make it easier if they wanted to.


Yes it is true of every degree. 3.0 doesn't mean anything. There is no such thing as B work. It's all subjective and relative. Engineering just decides to grade lower. I dunno why. That doesn't mean it is easier.

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Re: 2.5 GPA

Postby lawyerhopefull » Fri May 14, 2010 11:31 pm

I'd assume engineering is harder than liberal arts or HR but still why grade on a curve for that at all? You either build shitty stuff or you don't. You wouldnt want a doctor graded on the curve in your body, why makeing the vehicle that you baby daughter might die in on the way to daycare due to poor engineering? :|

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Re: 2.5 GPA

Postby 09042014 » Fri May 14, 2010 11:48 pm

lawyerhopefull wrote:I'd assume engineering is harder than liberal arts or HR but still why grade on a curve for that at all? You either build shitty stuff or you don't. You wouldnt want a doctor graded on the curve in your body, why makeing the vehicle that you baby daughter might die in on the way to daycare due to poor engineering? :|


Because they make the tests insanely hard.

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Re: 2.5 GPA

Postby lawyerhopefull » Fri May 14, 2010 11:59 pm

so no one was insanely smart enough to do better than a C plus?

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Re: 2.5 GPA

Postby 09042014 » Sat May 15, 2010 12:05 am

lawyerhopefull wrote:so no one was insanely smart enough to do better than a C plus?


C plus is a meaningless distinction without a curve. What does a C minus test look like? So they curve to a B minus. That way no matter how easy or hard the test is, you earn the grade you earn.

It's the same way law schools curve.

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Re: 2.5 GPA

Postby lawyerhopefull » Sat May 15, 2010 12:54 am

ok, good point. Let me be more specific. The curve(in lawschool or anywhere else) is just how schools justify not failing all the would be flunkies that shouldnt pass. Every class should require at least a 60% to pass(as a D).

Anything less proves just that you guessed and got lucky and/or know jackshit about what the class was about,

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Re: 2.5 GPA

Postby quadsixm » Sat May 15, 2010 12:47 pm

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Re: 2.5 GPA

Postby lawyerhopefull » Sat May 15, 2010 3:42 pm

In theory if you aced the LSAT with a 180, I doubt you're GPA would matter even if a raw 2.0

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Re: 2.5 GPA

Postby tesoro » Sat May 15, 2010 4:46 pm

Unfortunately, a 2.5 GPA is going to be a really difficult number to get in to any T1 school without at least a 170+ LSAT.

Fortunately, with an EE degree, you can go to any TTT toilet and work in patent prep/pro/lit anyway.

So ultimately, if you don't hit PSU or Miami, it's OK.

Also, even if you raise your GPA you're fucked. 2.5 does you no better than a 2.8 because both of these are well below any respectable law school's median GPA. Just study your ass off for the LSAT and hit 160+ and go to a school with a respectable IP program.

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Re: 2.5 GPA

Postby weejonbu » Sat May 15, 2010 5:13 pm

cwest131 wrote: ... I am planning to take my Lsat in september...


Surely you mean October

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Re: 2.5 GPA

Postby quadsixm » Sat May 15, 2010 5:37 pm

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