With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

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With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby 2011Cycle » Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:39 am

With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

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Re: With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby Adjudicator » Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:40 am

For a rough idea, go to http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com/ and try it with a 160. Then try it with a 170, and see what happens.

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Re: With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby sophia.olive » Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:45 am

how is someone supposed to answer this.
a lot, major, top 100- top 25

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Re: With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby 2011Cycle » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:06 am

Thanks for the replies.

LSP does not adjust for the major. For example a 3.7 with 160 lsat has must better LSP prospects than a 3.2 and 165(what if the 3.2 is EE from MIT). That being said LSP has the same flaw no matter the parameters; hence I asked in the forum hoping individuals knew of anecdotal evidence.

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Re: With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby legalease9 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:49 am

The LSAT's you are citing are more different than you may realize. 1 point is a big deal in modern law school admissions. 10 points is a ridiculously huge difference. Best to come back when you have a real LSAT to go with your GPA (is it your GPA...?)

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Re: With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby 2011Cycle » Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:09 am

Thanks

yes, the 3.2 and 160 are my actual numbers.

My inquiry was more of curiosity, than a decision item. I have other items going against me, thus will go for what my scores warrant and if scholarship aid is less than my employment prospects would afford, I'll pass.

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Re: With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby bk1 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:50 am

Major and school are 99.99% irrelevant to admissions.

What matters is being above or below the median GPA/LSAT scores for a given school. Roughly:

above both = good chance
above one, below one = 50/50
below both = little to no chance

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Re: With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby 2011Cycle » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:32 am

agreed.

The numbers are what they are.

Keeping it simple.(apply where gpa and lsat are above the 75 percentiles) NO excuses

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Re: With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby 2011Cycle » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:32 am

agreed.

The numbers are what they are.

Keeping it simple.(apply where gpa and lsat are above the 75 percentiles) NO excuses

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Re: With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby 2011Cycle » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:32 am

agreed.

The numbers are what they are.

Keeping it simple.(apply where gpa and lsat are above the 75 percentiles) NO excuses

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Re: With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby 2011Cycle » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:32 am

agreed.

The numbers are what they are.

Keeping it simple.(apply where gpa and lsat are above the 75 percentiles) NO excuses

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Re: With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby 2011Cycle » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:32 am

agreed.

The numbers are what they are.

Keeping it simple.(apply where gpa and lsat are above the 75 percentiles) NO excuses

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Re: With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby 2011Cycle » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:32 am

agreed.

The numbers are what they are.

Keeping it simple.(apply where gpa and lsat are above the 75 percentiles) NO excuses

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Re: With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby 2011Cycle » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:32 am

agreed.

The numbers are what they are.

Keeping it simple.(apply where gpa and lsat are above the 75 percentiles) NO excuses

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Re: With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby 2011Cycle » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:32 am

agreed.

The numbers are what they are.

Keeping it simple.(apply where gpa and lsat are above the 75 percentiles) NO excuses

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Re: With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby 2011Cycle » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:32 am

agreed.

The numbers are what they are.

Keeping it simple.(apply where gpa and lsat are above the 75 percentiles) NO excuses

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Re: With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby 2011Cycle » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:32 am

agreed.

The numbers are what they are.

Keeping it simple.(apply where gpa and lsat are above the 75 percentiles) NO excuses

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Re: With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby 2011Cycle » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:32 am

agreed.

The numbers are what they are.

Keeping it simple.(apply where gpa and lsat are above the 75 percentiles) NO excuses

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Re: With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby 2011Cycle » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:32 am

agreed.

The numbers are what they are.

Keeping it simple.(apply where gpa and lsat are above the 75 percentiles) NO excuses

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Re: With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby bk1 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:41 am

Apply where GPA or LSAT are above median. 3.2 is not going to be above almost any medians, let alone 75th.

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Re: With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby kazu » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:42 am

Ummm... is it just me or did 2011Cycle post the same thing 10 times?

Forum error? TLS has been glitchy lately..

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Re: With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby bk1 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:44 am

kazu wrote:Ummm... is it just me or did 2011Cycle post the same thing 10 times?

Forum error? TLS has been glitchy lately..


Yes. The site was down for about 30 mins or so, probably he clicked "Submit" that many times because it wasn't going through.

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Re: With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby 2011Cycle » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:52 am

correct.

I clicked submit while the system as you put it was 'glitchy'

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Re: With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby capitalacq » Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:27 am

agreed.

The numbers are what they are.

Keeping it simple.(apply where gpa and lsat are above the 75 percentiles) NO excuses

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Re: With a GPA of 3.2 what's the advantage of a 170 versus 160?

Postby sibley » Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:54 am

legalease9 wrote:The LSAT's you are citing are more different than you may realize. 1 point is a big deal in modern law school admissions. 10 points is a ridiculously huge difference. Best to come back when you have a real LSAT to go with your GPA (is it your GPA...?)


At our orientation yesterday one of the speakers told us if we had an LSAT 3 points different in either direction we wouldn't be there. As in, 3 points higher we'd have picked a better school, 3 points lower they wouldn't have let us in.




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