3.92(Top Ivy)/173 Non-URM Male

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3.92(Top Ivy)/173 Non-URM Male

Postby ckdgusdl88 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:39 pm

What's my chances at HYS?

I double majored econ and a science and my GPA was within top 10% at a top Ivy UG.

Lab experience, a publication, internship at a law firm, and another pretty nice internship.

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Re: 3.92(Top Ivy)/173 Non-URM Male

Postby reverendt » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:41 pm

Gut reaction, I'd say your chances at H&S are pretty good. At least 50%.
Yale....who knows. It's worth a shot.

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Re: 3.92(Top Ivy)/173 Non-URM Male

Postby ckdgusdl88 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:00 pm

173 is about the median LSAT score at H, meaning that it is tad bit low for non-URM males.
Still think chances are pretty good at H?

Does having a science major and lab experience help?

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Re: 3.92(Top Ivy)/173 Non-URM Male

Postby dtubin » Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:31 am

Apply T14 and see who gives money and where you land.

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Re: 3.92(Top Ivy)/173 Non-URM Male

Postby capitalacq » Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:44 am

if it were last cycle, i'd say waitlist at HS out at Y. This cycle, probably slightly more of a chance of getting in at HS

science major/lab experience wont matter enough to make a noticeable difference... but might give you an edge over someone w/ same #'s and a joke major

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Re: 3.92(Top Ivy)/173 Non-URM Male

Postby St.Remy » Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:57 am

capitalacq wrote:if it were last cycle, i'd say waitlist at HS out at Y. This cycle, probably slightly more of a chance of getting in at HS

science major/lab experience wont matter enough to make a noticeable difference... but might give you an edge over someone w/ same #'s and a joke major


I'm curious as to why you think admissions standards would be lower for HLS this cycle than they were last cycle.

To OP, I second that you will have an okay shot at Harvard although a waitlist wouldn't be surprising. Y and S are black boxes and anyone who says that they can give you even a good guess with the information that you've provided is full of it.

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Re: 3.92(Top Ivy)/173 Non-URM Male

Postby capitalacq » Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:30 pm

St.Remy wrote:
capitalacq wrote:if it were last cycle, i'd say waitlist at HS out at Y. This cycle, probably slightly more of a chance of getting in at HS

science major/lab experience wont matter enough to make a noticeable difference... but might give you an edge over someone w/ same #'s and a joke major


I'm curious as to why you think admissions standards would be lower for HLS this cycle than they were last cycle.

To OP, I second that you will have an okay shot at Harvard although a waitlist wouldn't be surprising. Y and S are black boxes and anyone who says that they can give you even a good guess with the information that you've provided is full of it.

Just a very strong gut feeling.. HLS said something like 72% of its incoming class this year had 2+ years work experience because they are starting to prefer WE & the timing of the recession. I'd be willing to bet that this cycle won't be more competitive

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Re: 3.92(Top Ivy)/173 Non-URM Male

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:19 pm

Strong but not a lock at H, very possible at S, Y will depend on how you write your app and what day of the week they read your app. (Yes, Y can seem that random.)

You're in good enough shape, just don't screw up your PS or LORs, since those might be the deciding factor between you and a similar applicant.

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Re: 3.92(Top Ivy)/173 Non-URM Male

Postby tazmolover » Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:32 pm

Out at Yale.

In at Harvard.

Stanford - what's your major? 3.92 as electrical engineer = in.




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