3.86, 177, non-URM, good softs

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mgoblue11
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3.86, 177, non-URM, good softs

Postby mgoblue11 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:59 am

I'm a white male sitting at between a 3.85 and 3.87 GPA with a one-time 177 LSAT. I've got decent extracurricular leadership on campus, a study abroad in Morocco, and summer internships at the ACLU and State Department. I'm really shooting for YHS, but my GPA is in the mid-to-low end of their middle 50%. Any idea on my chances / how I could improve in the meager time I have left before application season?

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Re: 3.86, 177, non-URM, good softs

Postby badfish » Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:22 am

mgoblue11 wrote:I'm a white male sitting at between a 3.85 and 3.87 GPA with a one-time 177 LSAT. I've got decent extracurricular leadership on campus, a study abroad in Morocco, and summer internships at the ACLU and State Department. I'm really shooting for YHS, but my GPA is in the mid-to-low end of their middle 50%. Any idea on my chances / how I could improve in the meager time I have left before application season?


Tough to predict yale. People with worse numbers get in and people with better numbers get booted.

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Re: 3.86, 177, non-URM, good softs

Postby lawls » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:42 am

I basically have the same numbers, and there is another chances thread by someone with our numbers hovering on this page. You are slightly below median GPA but your greater than 75th percentile makes up for it. About 90-95% of Harvard applicants with our numbers get in on LSN, and about 40/50% to Yale/Stanford. The Harvard rejections tend to be performance majors or late applications.

So you're a virtual lock for Harvard and have a decent shot at Yale/Stanford. Write a safe but reasonable PS, and don't get a nasty recommendation letter, and you'll hit at least one of HYS. Other than that, the kinds of things that can help a Yale/Stanford application take a year or more, so don't sweat it; you already have enough on your resume that you're in to H, and Yale/Stanford might bite. Good luck.

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Re: 3.86, 177, non-URM, good softs

Postby mallard » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:48 am

You'll be in at Harvard, I'm pretty sure.

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Re: 3.86, 177, non-URM, good softs

Postby im_blue » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:26 am

You're probably ~90% for Harvard, especially if you have a decent UG and major.




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