166/2.56

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pauwelsd
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166/2.56

Postby pauwelsd » Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:20 pm

I've looked at all the grids and all the numbers and gotten an idea from them, but I wanted some actual human input and expertise so I've turned to you all.

My ugpa is 2.56 without any remarkable reason for it being so low; just pure underachievement

I got a 166 on the LSAT

i'm a white guy so I'm not an URM.

I've been out of school for 3 years now working as a restaurant manager in columbus.

I'm looking at Chicago for schools - Loyola, DePaul, Chi-Kent for fall 2011.
I'd love to get into Northwestern, but I doubt it's likely - I don't want to end up at J Marshall...

My question is two-fold what are my chances with my current numbers and would it be worthwhile to retake the LSATs?
I feel with some more focused study I could improve my score by at least 3 points, maybe more - my top pLSAT was 170.

Please let me know if i've left any necessary information out...

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Ty Webb
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Re: 166/2.56

Postby Ty Webb » Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:41 pm

I am 2.3x, 166 and I'm going to one of UH/SMU.

The point being, if you're willing to expand beyond just Chicago schools, you can do better than Depaul. If you can get it to 170, then you bring UI-UC, IU-B, and WUSTL into play.

I also got applications in in mid-February, so I was behind the 8-ball in the admissions game.

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Re: 166/2.56

Postby kalvano » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:09 pm

Ty Webb wrote:I am 2.3x, 166 and I'm going to one of UH/SMU.

The point being, if you're willing to expand beyond just Chicago schools, you can do better than Depaul. If you can get it to 170, then you bring UI-UC, IU-B, and WUSTL into play.

I also got applications in in mid-February, so I was behind the 8-ball in the admissions game.



But UofH / SMU won't carry him into Chicago unless he's top 2% in the class. Probably not even then.

So for Chicago, DePaul would be a better option than SMU. It's not about ranking, it's about networking and location.


OP - that's a bad GPA. If you think you can raise your score even a little, retake. It will help overshadow that GPA.

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Re: 166/2.56

Postby deathviaboredom » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:22 pm

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Thomas Jefferson
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Re: 166/2.56

Postby Thomas Jefferson » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:25 pm

Retake. Literally one more point on the LSAT and you're looking at UMN, WUSTL, or UIUC.

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Re: 166/2.56

Postby kalvano » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:26 pm

deathviaboredom wrote:Don't go to law school.
Your numbers are shit and you won't be employed when you get out of it.
Stick to managing restaurants



Did your parents have any children that lived?

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Re: 166/2.56

Postby romothesavior » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:32 pm

Thomas Jefferson wrote:Retake. Literally one more point on the LSAT and you're looking at UMN, WUSTL, or UIUC.


This.

Also, another 5 points and you are likely in ED at NW.

Retake.




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