2.8 170 non-URM

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ODBCP
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2.8 170 non-URM

Postby ODBCP » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:24 pm

Hey all,

2.8 with a decent upward trend and multiple strong academic LoRs, a 170 on the last December LSAT my first time taking. I applied last cycle pretty late (Jan/Feb) to 9 schools, 5 were fee-waived, got a bunch of waitlists (Emory, GW, ND, W&M) but none pulled through. Time for the second go-round, got a little more experience and resume building stuff (a government clerkship and lots of volunteer stuff) but generally speaking, my softs aren't that good.

How can I maximize my t30 chances? I've heard that UVA will take splitters with 170s early decision, but my GPA is probably too low.

How are my chances at these places?

Vandy
Emory
UVA
GT (Maybe PT ED??)
GW
BC
BU
W&M
NW
ND
Fordham

Thanks everyone.

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Re: 2.8 170 non-URM

Postby bk1 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:09 pm

2.9/170 got into UVa (ED, iirc) last year. Might as well send an ED to them right now as it is your only shot at the T14 imo.

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Re: 2.8 170 non-URM

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:12 pm

bk1 wrote:2.9/170 got into UVa (ED, iirc) last year. Might as well send an ED to them right now as it is your only shot at the T14 imo.

TITCR. If you want T14 you fake the field goal and go for the win.

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Re: 2.8 170 non-URM

Postby Grizz » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:33 pm

Def not Vandy. Very not splitter friendly.

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Re: 2.8 170 non-URM

Postby 09042014 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:52 pm

I don't think UVA will take a 2.8.

NU might with ED, but 170 is low and your work experience seems light.

Enjoy Minnesota.

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Re: 2.8 170 non-URM

Postby ODBCP » Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:52 pm

Is a 170 worth retaking? Would there really be that much to be gained, given my GPA, from getting a 172 or above?

Also, would I have any chance at PT for GW or Fordham?

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Re: 2.8 170 non-URM

Postby dissonance1848 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:50 pm

Given your GPA, getting a 172-173 on a retake would be a huge help. It would probably get you over the hurdle at Gtown, Cornell, and make an ED to UVA possible.

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Re: 2.8 170 non-URM

Postby im_blue » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:56 pm

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Re: 2.8 170 non-URM

Postby thexfactor » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:11 pm

try wustl. they LOOOVE splitters.




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