Splitter friendly/Big on recruiting URM

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rockstar89
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Splitter friendly/Big on recruiting URM

Postby rockstar89 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:15 pm

What schools are splitter friendly and accepts URM with lower scores

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Re: Splitter friendly/Big on recruiting URM

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:18 pm

1) What kind of URM are you? It matters.

2) Are you low on GPA, LSAT, or both?

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Re: Splitter friendly/Big on recruiting URM

Postby rockstar89 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:43 pm

im a black male
2.8
166 feb 2010
170 june 2010

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Re: Splitter friendly/Big on recruiting URM

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:48 pm

170 LSAT and low GPA means you should blanket the T14 and also any T25 schools you'd want to attend. URM boosts tend to help low LSATs a lot more than low GPAs, so you're looking at a crapshoot. It just depends on how the rest of your cycle goes. You should get a lot of fee waivers, so don't worry about the costs of applying broadly. Contact schools for waivers if they don't give them to you.

Also, apply as early as possible. Getting your apps in by late October will help.

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Re: Splitter friendly/Big on recruiting URM

Postby rockstar89 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:58 pm

blanket?

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Re: Splitter friendly/Big on recruiting URM

Postby bk1 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:02 pm

rockstar89 wrote:blanket?


Meaning apply to all of them. Realistically you should probably exclude Yale, Stanford, and Berkeley, but everything else is probably worth the application fee for even the tiny chance of acceptance.

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Re: Splitter friendly/Big on recruiting URM

Postby hijodehombre » Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:07 pm

Would this advice also apply to Mexican-Americans? And also, could it be that URM's boosts tend to help low LSATs a lot more than low GPAs because URMs who split are more likely to be reverse splitters?

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Re: Splitter friendly/Big on recruiting URM

Postby bk1 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:09 pm

hijodehombre wrote:Would this advice also apply to Mexican-Americans? And also, could it be that URM's boosts tend to help low LSATs a lot more than low GPAs, because URMs who split are more likely to be reverse splitters?


Yes it would apply to all URM's, though AA seem to get the largest boost.

I think the reason is that URM's tend to do poorly on the LSAT compared to the general population (IIRC median for PR was something like 138). Anyways, it is pretty much all in the eyes of the adcomms and the only way to know for sure what will happen is send in an application and see what result you get.




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