3.56 GPA. What LSAT do I need for NYU?

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3.56 GPA. What LSAT do I need for NYU?

Postby kpuc » Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:30 pm

NYU is probably going to be the highest ranked school that I'm going to apply to, so I would like to know what LSAT I should be shooting for in order to get likely admission.

I went to Brown, which doesn't technically calculate GPAs and doesn't do plus/minuses (which can cause big fluctuations in GPA either way, depending if you just got or missed an A). I figure law schools are going to calculate them anyway, so I calculated my own GPA. I was an International Relations major, studying Russian as a foreign language.

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Re: 3.56 GPA. What LSAT do I need for NYU?

Postby Deuce » Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:32 pm

Shoot for a 180, then check back for your chances when you have a real score.

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Re: 3.56 GPA. What LSAT do I need for NYU?

Postby acrossthelake » Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:35 pm

If you calculated it with the standard A=4, B=3, C=2 set-up then that GPA is correct. Judging by this: http://nyu.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats
You'll need around 174 or better. Your major won't make a difference either way, nor should you expect them to look more kindly on your GPA because of Brown (let's face it, Brown is grade inflated, which more than makes up for the more difficult competition). To improve your shot, you might want to try early decision if possible and if you can afford it at sticker.

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Re: 3.56 GPA. What LSAT do I need for NYU?

Postby kpuc » Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:39 pm

You'll need around 174 or better.


That's what I was thinking, and I am aiming for a 175.

Just to be clear, a 174+ is for a likely chance for acceptance, right? And not just for a chance, period?

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Re: 3.56 GPA. What LSAT do I need for NYU?

Postby legalease9 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:47 pm

kpuc wrote:
You'll need around 174 or better.


That's what I was thinking, and I am aiming for a 175.

Just to be clear, a 174+ is for a likely chance for acceptance, right? And not just for a chance, period?


To be honest, with a 174 and 3.56 I would put my money on waitlist. You are below the 25th percentile in GPA. Better than reverse splitting at least (which is what I did and got waitlisted). But certainly apply regardless. Its worth it to see if you can make it regardless of GPA.

And don't stress it until you have a real LSAT score. Worrying about your chances will just stress you on test day. You want a 180. That is all that matters. Once you get a score you can worry about where to send apps.

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Re: 3.56 GPA. What LSAT do I need for NYU?

Postby acrossthelake » Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:56 pm

kpuc wrote:
You'll need around 174 or better.


That's what I was thinking, and I am aiming for a 175.

Just to be clear, a 174+ is for a likely chance for acceptance, right? And not just for a chance, period?


No, that's for a chance. That seems to be the area where waitlists turn into acceptances for that GPA range, but TLS is too small of a sample size to speak conclusively.
http://nyu.lawschoolnumbers.com/applica ... ,8&type=jd

So yeah. Shoot for a 180.

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Re: 3.56 GPA. What LSAT do I need for NYU?

Postby OnlyLivingBoyinNY » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:35 pm

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Re: 3.56 GPA. What LSAT do I need for NYU?

Postby whymeohgodno » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:36 pm

174 would definitely get you into waitlist territory. 175 I would say you have a decent shot of getting in. 176+ should be a very good shot.




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