3.55/ 173 UVA?

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3.55/ 173 UVA?

Postby kayljsh » Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:02 pm

I have a 3.55, with a pretty strong upward trend. I know it hardly matters at all, but I'm well above the average gpa at my school (3.18). I'm also a hard science major, which can lead to a lower gpa.
I'm taking the LSAT on monday, and I'm really hoping for a 173. I've been practicing between a 170 and a 179 (on about 20 tests, my average is a 175, but a little lower on the more recent tests).

Really what I'm curious about is how much applying ED to UVA will help? If I only get a 170, and am therefore below both medians, should I retake the LSAT in October? I'm also a Virginia resident, which helps I think? From what I've read last year about 8,000 people applied, only 1000 of which were residents? 40% of the class must be from Virginia.

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Re: 3.55/ 173 UVA?

Postby Integrity » Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:11 pm

If you do score between a 170-175, then I think you're a shoe-in if you apply ED.

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Re: 3.55/ 173 UVA?

Postby inmans » Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:07 pm

im applying ED to UVA with a 3.52/170...

good luck with your cycle... if i do well, hopefully you should as well

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Re: 3.55/ 173 UVA?

Postby Holly Golightly » Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:10 pm

Wait until you get your LSAT score, but if you score as well on that as you've been doing on your PTs, you should be fine with an ED.

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Re: 3.55/ 173 UVA?

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:15 pm

That should be fine.
I think you could get in RD to UVA with a 171.

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Re: 3.55/ 173 UVA?

Postby joeshmo39 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:22 pm

I think in-state with a 172 would be hard for UVA to pass up. Just my read on it.

Edit: sorry that was a terrible post. I mean to say I think a 172 in-state would be accepted RD. You may want to hold off on the ED then to maintain leverage.

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Re: 3.55/ 173 UVA?

Postby kayljsh » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:19 pm

Okay, so I took the June LSAT and result... 175!

UVA is still definitely my dream school. I'm curious what people think about getting money? I 100% want to go to UVA, so if I applied RD and didn't get in, I'd never get over it, anxious that I might've gotten in ED. On the other hand obviously I'd love to be given money.
Of the schools ranked higher/lower than UVA, where do you think my best chances are?

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