3.4/163 URM - Chances at T14?

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3.4/163 URM - Chances at T14?

Postby NV53A » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:18 pm

I have very strong softs, rec letters, and have been out of school for about 5 years. What are my chances at T14, Tier 1 schools, and HYS? Thank you.

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Re: 3.4/163 URM - Chances at T14?

Postby bk1 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:29 pm

Out at HYS. You definitely will most likely get some bites from the T14. If you want a T6 I feel like NYU ED would be your best shot though you will most likely get something like Michigan, Virginia, or NU.

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Re: 3.4/163 URM - Chances at T14?

Postby BarbellDreams » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:37 pm

Surely no at HYS. You have a shot an Cornell, GULC, and maybe NW ED if you have WE.

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Re: 3.4/163 URM - Chances at T14?

Postby bk1 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:42 pm

bk1 wrote:Out at HYS. You definitely will most likely get some bites from the T14. If you want a T6 I feel like NYU ED would be your best shot though you will most likely get something like Michigan, Virginia, or NU.


I'm going to amend what I said. Having reviewed LSN again, HYS is definitely possible and worth the application fee. It is by no means a guarantee as you could easily end up waitlisted or rejected at all 3. What exactly your softs are would be helpful to know and their strength would make HYS more or less likely depending. If you are afraid of striking out of the T6 then ED to whichever of Columbia, Chicago, or NYU that you like best, but if your softs really are strong I wouldn't. Apply to Yale and schools below it, as well as any safeties that you might like to go to on a large scholarship.

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Re: 3.4/163 URM - Chances at T14?

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:07 pm

It may also depend on the specific URM category into which you fit. African-American, Mexican-American, Native American & Puerto Rican applicants should receive the most significant admission's boost. Not sure if other hispanics will receive enough help by URM status to climb the Harvard, Yale & Stanford wall.

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Re: 3.4/163 URM - Chances at T14?

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:11 pm

bk1 wrote:
bk1 wrote:Out at HYS. You definitely will most likely get some bites from the T14. If you want a T6 I feel like NYU ED would be your best shot though you will most likely get something like Michigan, Virginia, or NU.


I'm going to amend what I said. Having reviewed LSN again, HYS is definitely possible and worth the application fee. It is by no means a guarantee as you could easily end up waitlisted or rejected at all 3. What exactly your softs are would be helpful to know and their strength would make HYS more or less likely depending. If you are afraid of striking out of the T6 then ED to whichever of Columbia, Chicago, or NYU that you like best, but if your softs really are strong I wouldn't. Apply to Yale and schools below it, as well as any safeties that you might like to go to on a large scholarship.



I don't think that's accurate.
MAAAYYBBEEE Harvard, but not Yale and Stanford.
I'm a URM with 3.4 from HYSP and have a 173, expecting much higher on the Oct. LSAT, and I still don't think LSN supports me thinking I'll get into Stanford or Yale.

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Re: 3.4/163 URM - Chances at T14?

Postby bk1 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:55 pm

s0ph1e2007 wrote:
I don't think that's accurate.
MAAAYYBBEEE Harvard, but not Yale and Stanford.
I'm a URM with 3.4 from HYSP and have a 173, expecting much higher on the Oct. LSAT, and I still don't think LSN supports me thinking I'll get into Stanford or Yale.

It is definitely possible and worth the app fee. Strong softs make it even more likely. I'm too lazy to check lsn at the moment but it would be a huge mistake not to apply for either of you.




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