3.5/166 chance at Minnesota?

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3.5/166 chance at Minnesota?

Postby ixwad » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:08 pm

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Re: 3.5/166 chance at Minnesota?

Postby whymeohgodno » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:11 pm

You're in WL category.

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Re: 3.5/166 chance at Minnesota?

Postby nematoad » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:15 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:You're in WL category.

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Re: 3.5/166 chance at Minnesota?

Postby ixwad » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:17 pm

Any idea what percentage of people on the waitlist eventually get accepted? In general or at MN specifically?

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Re: 3.5/166 chance at Minnesota?

Postby Grizz » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:19 pm

ixwad wrote:Any idea what percentage of people on the waitlist eventually get accepted? In general or at MN specifically?


No one will know. Varies year to year.

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Re: 3.5/166 chance at Minnesota?

Postby Gemini » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:21 pm

I'm not in the same boat exactly, but I'm 164/3.82

I'm curious as to whether I have a chance at Minnesota. I'm very seriously considering doing ED there and am wondering how that will turn out. I honestly would prefer BC and BU over Minnesota but I am a WL for both of those schools. I don't know what to do! (sorry to hijack your thread).

Have you considered ED for Minn?

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Re: 3.5/166 chance at Minnesota?

Postby Grizz » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:28 pm

Gemini Hopeful wrote:I'm not in the same boat exactly, but I'm 164/3.82

I'm curious as to whether I have a chance at Minnesota. I'm very seriously considering doing ED there and am wondering how that will turn out. I honestly would prefer BC and BU over Minnesota but I am a WL for both of those schools. I don't know what to do! (sorry to hijack your thread).

Have you considered ED for Minn?


You? Answer is obvious. Retake.

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Re: 3.5/166 chance at Minnesota?

Postby HeavenWood » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:01 pm

ixwad wrote:GPA: 3.5 (UW-Madison)
LSAT: 157 ('09) 158 ('09) 166 (Oct. '10)
Graduated in May – currently working for a restorative justice program through AmeriCorps. I'm a white male Wisconsin resident.

Minnesota's stats sort of psyche me out:

LSAT Median: 167
25-75 Percentile: 159-168

GPA Median: 3.71
25-75 Percentile: 3.36-3.84



So I'm a bit below median for GPA, and just below median for LSAT. From what I hear, it's pretty hopeless if you're below both medians. However, I'm WAY above the 25% for LSAT, which frustrates me if I do indeed not have any chance. LSP says I'm above 53% of admitted applicants.

Do I have a decent shot?


Thanks for your input.


What a crazy skew! Do any other law schools have that big a range/bias toward the 75th %ile?

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Re: 3.5/166 chance at Minnesota?

Postby DukeCornell » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:14 pm

IDk yall...I think OP has a pretty good shot at Minnesota. He’s sitting very comfortably between the 25th and 75th. I would say retake to be safe, but I’m not sure that it’s necessary. Hell, I would go so far as to say that it's not necessary.

IDK... How strong are your softs?

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Re: 3.5/166 chance at Minnesota?

Postby HeavenWood » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:19 pm

DukeCornell wrote:IDk yall...I think OP has a pretty good shot at Minnesota. He’s sitting very comfortably between the 25th and 75th. I would say retake to be safe, but I’m not sure that it’s necessary. I would go so far as to say that it's not necessary.

IDK... How strong are your softs?


http://minnesota.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0910/

Barring a high (3.7+) GPA and/or URM status, anything below 167 is dicey. With a 166, OP's GPA is too low to have a strong shot (still worth the app fee, though IMHO).

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Re: 3.5/166 chance at Minnesota?

Postby DukeCornell » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:30 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
DukeCornell wrote:IDk yall...I think OP has a pretty good shot at Minnesota. He’s sitting very comfortably between the 25th and 75th. I would say retake to be safe, but I’m not sure that it’s necessary. I would go so far as to say that it's not necessary.

IDK... How strong are your softs?


http://minnesota.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0910/

Barring a high (3.7+) GPA and/or URM status, anything below 167 is dicey. With a 166, OP's GPA is too low to have a strong shot (still worth the app fee, though IMHO).


OP I hope you’re prepared for sticker.

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Re: 3.5/166 chance at Minnesota?

Postby ixwad » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:53 pm

Wisconsin and Minnesota have tuition reciprocity, so even if I get in and have to pay sticker, I'll be in okay shape compared to a lot of places.

My softs are okay. I worked multiple jobs all the way through college though, which cut down on clubs and whatnot. LORs are a big concern, actually. I can get phenomenal work letters, but any academic letters I get will be pretty average at best. I plan to have a killer personal statement, though. Gahh, 167 would have made me feel so much better.

Thanks for all your input so far, btw.

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Re: 3.5/166 chance at Minnesota?

Postby Gemini » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:22 pm

What's tuition reciprocity?

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Re: 3.5/166 chance at Minnesota?

Postby im_blue » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:33 pm

Gemini Hopeful wrote:What's tuition reciprocity?

WI and MN residents pay in-state tuition at either state's public schools.

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Re: 3.5/166 chance at Minnesota?

Postby im_blue » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:34 pm

Retake for a 167 if you want UMN.




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