3.52/171 where to apply?

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3.52/171 where to apply?

Postby ohnowhattodo » Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:56 pm

As the subject line states..... I have a 3.52 and a 171 (oct 10) up from a 160 (sept 09) and 163 (dec. 09). I applied the previous cycle and was waitlisted at UCLA (first choice) and Notre Dame. I spent way too much money applying to way too many out of reach schools last cycle, so I'm hoping to avoid that this time around. So where should I apply?

I'm generally against EDing... but is it worth a shot at any T-14 schools?

Thanks everyone!! :)

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Re: 3.52/171 where to apply?

Postby birdlaw117 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:33 pm

First off, if you have fee waivers to any of the bottom T-14, it is definitely worth a shot. Other than that, I would send an app towards Michigan, Virginia, Northwestern (if and only if you have WE), Cornell and G-Town. As for outside of the T-14 UCLA looks like a pretty good shot if you still want to go there.

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Re: 3.52/171 where to apply?

Postby beachbum » Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:36 pm

MVP through Vandy would be worthwhile. Good luck.

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Re: 3.52/171 where to apply?

Postby whitman » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:32 pm

I would think UCLA would be less likely than some higher ranked schools, given their preference for high GPAs.

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Re: 3.52/171 where to apply?

Postby jwrash » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:46 am

good shot at UVA ED

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Re: 3.52/171 where to apply?

Postby mst » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:48 am

If you really, absolutely, positively want UCLA over any other school (and you have a good shot at a couple of schools ranked above it, like Georgetown, assuming you have a good application), then ED to UCLA. It's 50/50 at the moment, but I think an ED to UCLA would go a long way in locking it up. Again, I don't suggest this as you have a good shot at other schools and should leave your options open... but if you have a huge crush on Westwood then that's different.

School's to apply to outside of UCLA:

-USC
-some safeties in the t20-25 range
-WUSTL, Vandy & Texas if you're OK with their regions
-Mich, Penn, Duke, UVA, Cornell, Georgetown, and NW with Work Experience.

If I had to guess, I'd say your a waitlist at all of Chicago, Columbia, NYU, and Boalt. But if you're willing to spend the money throw applications at them: Small chance you get one.

Try and score fee waivers from a few this week through CRS. I don't know the exact numbers but you're not too far off from mine and out of these schools I've gotten: USC, Mich, NYU, Columbia, UVA, Northwestern, Duke, WUSTL (and of course, Illinois) to bite. Might even get some more as the rest of this week goes by and I find more hidden ones... And personally email WUSTL, they'll give you one I think if you ask.

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Re: 3.52/171 where to apply?

Postby ohnowhattodo » Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:32 pm

Thanks for the input, everyone!! Will definitely get on those fee waiver requests ASAP! :)

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Re: 3.52/171 where to apply?

Postby FuManChusco » Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:57 pm

Throw apps at ccn if you have the cash. If you like NYU you could try ED but all 3 are tough without a 172+. Other than that, apply to everything except HYSB. Can't picture an acceptance from any of them. I imagine you have a decent chance everywhere else though.

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Re: 3.52/171 where to apply?

Postby Ragged » Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:02 pm

ED UVA.

Are you an alt of whymeohgodno?

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Re: 3.52/171 where to apply?

Postby ohnowhattodo » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:02 am

hmm, is there a reason why UVA ED is such a popular recommendation? Are they more LSAT friendly?

And no, I am not an alt of whymeohgodno. :)

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Re: 3.52/171 where to apply?

Postby whymeohgodno » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:09 am

Ragged wrote:ED UVA.

Are you an alt of whymeohgodno?


Lol - such a random comment.

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Re: 3.52/171 where to apply?

Postby IAFG » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:24 am

ohnowhattodo wrote:hmm, is there a reason why UVA ED is such a popular recommendation? Are they more LSAT friendly?

And no, I am not an alt of whymeohgodno. :)

It is close to a sure thing. I would ED to your favorite MVPDN though. As a threetaker weak split you need the bump

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Re: 3.52/171 where to apply?

Postby Grizz » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:07 am

IAFG wrote:
ohnowhattodo wrote:hmm, is there a reason why UVA ED is such a popular recommendation? Are they more LSAT friendly?

And no, I am not an alt of whymeohgodno. :)

It is close to a sure thing. I would ED to your favorite MVPDN though. As a threetaker weak split you need the bump


Alternatively, enjoy money at 15-17 and Cornell too probably. I know Vandy for one will throw gobs of cash at you.

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Re: 3.52/171 where to apply?

Postby Ragged » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:00 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:
Ragged wrote:ED UVA.

Are you an alt of whymeohgodno?


Lol - such a random comment.


Your names are just oh so similar.

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Re: 3.52/171 where to apply?

Postby IAFG » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:38 pm

rad law wrote:
IAFG wrote:
ohnowhattodo wrote:hmm, is there a reason why UVA ED is such a popular recommendation? Are they more LSAT friendly?

And no, I am not an alt of whymeohgodno. :)

It is close to a sure thing. I would ED to your favorite MVPDN though. As a threetaker weak split you need the bump


Alternatively, enjoy money at 15-17 and Cornell too probably. I know Vandy for one will throw gobs of cash at you.

Or Vandy will WL you :?

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Re: 3.52/171 where to apply?

Postby Grizz » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:59 pm

IAFG wrote:
rad law wrote:
IAFG wrote:
ohnowhattodo wrote:hmm, is there a reason why UVA ED is such a popular recommendation? Are they more LSAT friendly?

And no, I am not an alt of whymeohgodno. :)

It is close to a sure thing. I would ED to your favorite MVPDN though. As a threetaker weak split you need the bump


Alternatively, enjoy money at 15-17 and Cornell too probably. I know Vandy for one will throw gobs of cash at you.

Or Vandy will WL you :?


Bummer. From LSN they do have a decent amount of WLs in the green zone. Whether that's YP or "lack of fit" whatever that means, I don't know.

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Re: 3.52/171 where to apply?

Postby whymeohgodno » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:02 pm

Bummer. From LSN they do have a decent amount of WLs in the green zone. Whether that's YP or "lack of fit" whatever that means, I don't know.


Late apps?

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Re: 3.52/171 where to apply?

Postby Grizz » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:46 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:
Bummer. From LSN they do have a decent amount of WLs in the green zone. Whether that's YP or "lack of fit" whatever that means, I don't know.


Late apps?


Maybe some of them for sure. Although when I applied in January I did see much of the same pattern.




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