Chance Me (171/3.99)

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Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby dooterdude11 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:35 pm

I know what LSN says. I like the personal advice, too, since you people know so damn much. I'll have a good LOR lineup with a good PS and average softs. I have a 171/3.99. Applying to:

Harvard
Stanford
Berkeley
Duke
Cornell
Georgetown
WUSTL
UO

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Re: Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby thecilent » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:40 pm

Harvard - out
Stanford - dk
Berkeley - in
Duke
Cornell - in
Georgetown
WUSTL
UO

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Re: Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby dooterdude11 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:42 pm

Thanks.

What do the cross outs mean?

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Re: Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby thecilent » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:43 pm

It means I think you should cross them out

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Re: Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby dooterdude11 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:44 pm

Ok. Why? And do you have any suggestions for which schools to apply to instead?

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Re: Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby sundevil77 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:49 pm

I wouldn't put too much weight, if any, in what one, anonymous person says (talking about the cross out thing).

As far as your chances go, you'll be in everywhere except for Stanford and Harvard. Stanford straight reject, Harvard WL. Should get a decent scholarship from at least one of the other top schools. GULC will offer a paltry sum, if anything at all.

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Re: Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby thecilent » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:49 pm

Well I mean I would apply to columbia, nyu, chicago, and pennin addition to the others I predicted for you. It really depends on goals, money, location and other things though. So I don't know about for you

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Re: Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby thecilent » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:50 pm

sundevil77 wrote:I wouldn't put too much weight, if any, in what one, anonymous person says (talking about the cross out thing).


I would listen to my advice.

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Re: Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby acrossthelake » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:55 pm

thecilent wrote:
sundevil77 wrote:I wouldn't put too much weight, if any, in what one, anonymous person says (talking about the cross out thing).


I would listen to my advice.


It'd be sort of worrisome if you wouldn't.

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Re: Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby IAFG » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:56 pm

sundevil77 wrote:I wouldn't put too much weight, if any, in what one, anonymous person says (talking about the cross out thing).

As far as your chances go, you'll be in everywhere except for Stanford and Harvard. Stanford straight reject, Harvard WL. Should get a decent scholarship from at least one of the other top schools. GULC will offer a paltry sum, if anything at all.

oh?

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Re: Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby BioEBear2010 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:57 pm

sundevil77 wrote:I wouldn't put too much weight, if any, in what one, anonymous person says (talking about the cross out thing).

As far as your chances go, you'll be in everywhere except for Stanford and Harvard. Stanford straight reject, Harvard WL. Should get a decent scholarship from at least one of the other top schools. GULC will offer a paltry sum, if anything at all.

Don't know why SLS would be a straight reject, as the school emphasizes GPA over LSAT. I'd say OP has a good shot, although SLS admissions are a black box.

OP, why no Yale?

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Re: Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby thecilent » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:58 pm

acrossthelake wrote:
thecilent wrote:
sundevil77 wrote:I wouldn't put too much weight, if any, in what one, anonymous person says (talking about the cross out thing).


I would listen to my advice.


It'd be sort of worrisome if you wouldn't.

:shock:

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Re: Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby thecilent » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:59 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:
sundevil77 wrote:I wouldn't put too much weight, if any, in what one, anonymous person says (talking about the cross out thing).

As far as your chances go, you'll be in everywhere except for Stanford and Harvard. Stanford straight reject, Harvard WL. Should get a decent scholarship from at least one of the other top schools. GULC will offer a paltry sum, if anything at all.

Don't know why SLS would be a straight reject, as the school emphasizes GPA over LSAT. I'd say OP has a good shot, although SLS admissions are a black box.


+1 with the fix.

Edit - Actually it prob is a good shot.

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Re: Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby dooterdude11 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:01 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:
sundevil77 wrote:I wouldn't put too much weight, if any, in what one, anonymous person says (talking about the cross out thing).

As far as your chances go, you'll be in everywhere except for Stanford and Harvard. Stanford straight reject, Harvard WL. Should get a decent scholarship from at least one of the other top schools. GULC will offer a paltry sum, if anything at all.

Don't know why SLS would be a straight reject, as the school emphasizes GPA over LSAT. I'd say OP has a good shot, although SLS admissions are a black box.

OP, why no Yale?


I just figured I had no shot at Yale. Didn't want to waste money or time. Maybe that's dumb (likely). Should I reconsider?

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Re: Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby thecilent » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:02 pm

dooterdude11 wrote:
BioEBear2010 wrote:
sundevil77 wrote:I wouldn't put too much weight, if any, in what one, anonymous person says (talking about the cross out thing).

As far as your chances go, you'll be in everywhere except for Stanford and Harvard. Stanford straight reject, Harvard WL. Should get a decent scholarship from at least one of the other top schools. GULC will offer a paltry sum, if anything at all.

Don't know why SLS would be a straight reject, as the school emphasizes GPA over LSAT. I'd say OP has a good shot, although SLS admissions are a black box.

OP, why no Yale?


I just figured I had no shot at Yale. Didn't want to waste money or time. Maybe that's dumb (likely). Should I reconsider?


I def would if I were you. I'm applying to Yale with a worse shot than you

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Re: Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby acrossthelake » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:03 pm

Yale is black box. Might as well if you can spare the fee.

Not being willing to follow one's own advice would be strange, right?

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Re: Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby thecilent » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:04 pm

Oh, yeah. I just like the shocked face on here.

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Re: Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby BioEBear2010 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:04 pm

dooterdude11 wrote:I just figured I had no shot at Yale. Didn't want to waste money or time. Maybe that's dumb (likely). Should I reconsider?

Yale is the biggest, blackest box of them all. I applied last year and was admitted with worse stats than you.

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Re: Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby sundevil77 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:05 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:
sundevil77 wrote:I wouldn't put too much weight, if any, in what one, anonymous person says (talking about the cross out thing).

As far as your chances go, you'll be in everywhere except for Stanford and Harvard. Stanford straight reject, Harvard WL. Should get a decent scholarship from at least one of the other top schools. GULC will offer a paltry sum, if anything at all.

Don't know why SLS would be a straight reject, as the school emphasizes GPA over LSAT. I'd say OP has a good shot, although SLS admissions are a black box.

OP, why no Yale?


From what I have gathered on here, GPA and LSAT aren't good enough for Stanford. I was under the impression that you need some impressive softs. OP said that his softs were average. I had 171/4.0 with average softs and got the straight reject. Thus, my prediction.

And Yale? Really? If you feel like throwing $100 after a <1% chance of getting in is a good investment, then go ahead.

IAFG wrote:
sundevil77 wrote:I wouldn't put too much weight, if any, in what one, anonymous person says (talking about the cross out thing).

As far as your chances go, you'll be in everywhere except for Stanford and Harvard. Stanford straight reject, Harvard WL. Should get a decent scholarship from at least one of the other top schools. GULC will offer a paltry sum, if anything at all.

oh?


GULC is notoriously stingy with scholarship money. They typically offer 0k to 30k schollys to people that are getting 60k schollys to Duke, UVA, Penn, Mich, etc.

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Re: Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby dooterdude11 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:06 pm

[/quote] I def would if I were you. I'm applying to Yale with a worse shot than you[/quote]

Ok, thanks for the good advice.

My greatest wish is to go to either Stanford or Berkeley. I'm a West Coast guy. Anyone have advice for how to appeal to those two specifically in the app?

Thanks again everyone.

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Re: Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby dooterdude11 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:07 pm

Quote fail.

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Re: Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby BioEBear2010 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:09 pm

dooterdude11 wrote:My greatest wish is to go to either Stanford or Berkeley. I'm a West Coast guy. Anyone have advice for how to appeal to those two specifically in the app?

Both schools like GPA and "softs." The problem is that everything that is not GPA/LSAT is by definition a soft. You need to write compelling essays (personal statement, diversity statement), acquire strong LORs, and present yourself in a good light. It's hard to say what will appeal to them without knowing your history.

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Re: Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby kazu » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:52 pm

thecilent wrote:Well I mean I would apply to columbia, nyu, chicago, and pennin addition to the others I predicted for you. It really depends on goals, money, location and other things though. So I don't know about for you


I agree with Superman. You have a very decent shot at CCN P & they're much preferable as backups to Duke, Georgetown, WUSTL & UO. (preferable in terms of decent employment after graduation, not location.)

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Re: Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby najumobi » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:57 pm

dooterdude11 wrote:I know what LSN says. I like the personal advice, too, since you people know so damn much. I'll have a good LOR lineup with a good PS and average softs. I have a 171/3.99. Applying to:

Harvard
Stanford
Berkeley
Duke
Cornell
Georgetown
WUSTL
UO

congrats on your awesome stats. and good luck with your cycle.
unrealistic reach: --
realistic reach: yale, stanford
target: harvard, columbia, berkeley, chicago, michigan, uva
strong target: --
safety: nyu, penn, duke, northwestern, georgetown, cornell
you have about a 1/7 shot at yale and stanford.

i'll make another post later regarding scholly money.

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Re: Chance Me (171/3.99)

Postby r6_philly » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:04 pm

najumobi wrote:congrats on your awesome stats. and good luck with your cycle.
unrealistic reach: --
realistic reach: yale, stanford
target: harvard, columbia, berkeley, chicago, michigan, uva
strong target: --
safety: nyu, penn, duke, northwestern, georgetown, cornell
you have about a 1/7 shot at yale and stanford.

i'll make another post later regarding scholly money.


Why are NYU and Penn safeties over MV?




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