3.4/169 -- Where should I apply?

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MillerTime
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3.4/169 -- Where should I apply?

Postby MillerTime » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:59 pm

I would like to apply to a few T14 schools and I'm wondering where I would have the best shot (if anywhere). I have good work experience but I'm worried that my GPA and LSAT are coming up just a bit short.

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Re: 3.4/169 -- Where should I apply?

Postby PierceFromCT » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:44 pm

I'm in the same boat (3.3 / 170) three years out of school. I'm looking at schools ranked in the 12-30 rankings range, with UPenn, NYU, UCLA, USC and UC Berk as my reach schools... then BC, BU, Fordham, UC Hastings, and San Diego as my gettable schools.

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Re: 3.4/169 -- Where should I apply?

Postby mi-chan17 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:45 pm

T14 schools I think you have the best shot at, though it's still not a great one are:
Duke
UVA
UMich
GTown

Best shot: Cornell

If any of that work experience was fulltime and post-graduation, then I'd add NW to the above list.

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Re: 3.4/169 -- Where should I apply?

Postby scruffs mcguff » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:34 pm

Similar numbers - 3.5, 168

Wondering what are the top schools I have a shot at getting a decent amount of money (~20k).
Also will have 3 years WE full-time post-grad.

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Re: 3.4/169 -- Where should I apply?

Postby madcherrylimas » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:12 am

If this helps you decide, I have a 3.4, a 170, work experience, interned at a bilingual law office, and applied to every school that held some appeal to me in January.

I got into:
BU
BC
UC Hastings
USF
Loyola
UCI
(no money offers except, of course, at UCI)

I got waitlisted at (and am still WLed):
Columbia
Penn
GULC
UCLA
USC
Cornell
Duke
Michigan
Northwestern

Rejected from:
NYU
Harvard
Berkeley

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Re: 3.4/169 -- Where should I apply?

Postby im_blue » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:28 am

Zero shot at Berkeley or any T14 with a 170+ median, which leaves Michigan, Duke, and Cornell. Of these, Cornell is the most likely, but I would also look into T25 schools.

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Re: 3.4/169 -- Where should I apply?

Postby Patriot1208 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:40 am

scruffs mcguff wrote:Similar numbers - 3.5, 168

Wondering what are the top schools I have a shot at getting a decent amount of money (~20k).
Also will have 3 years WE full-time post-grad.


If specifically debt averse, then you are probably looking at schools ranked between 18-30. WUSTL gives out a lot of money but more likely somewhere in the mid 20's.

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Re: 3.4/169 -- Where should I apply?

Postby PLATONiC » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:43 am

I think LSP might not be representative of future admissions cycles since it's been tainted with an ultra competitive year.

I think Cornell is best shot:D

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Re: 3.4/169 -- Where should I apply?

Postby Grizz » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:50 am

evandm wrote:I would like to apply to a few T14 schools and I'm wondering where I would have the best shot (if anywhere). I have good work experience but I'm worried that my GPA and LSAT are coming up just a bit short.


Cornell is a very big maybe. But no worries, you'll have other good options.

169 can get you lots of $ at the splitter friendly Midwest schools (WUSTL, UIUC)

You've got a decent shot at Vanderbilt on down. If you're interested in the South, I bet Emory would be more than happy to throw gobs of money at you.

That said, if you can retake and get a 170+, all bets are off.




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