160/3.95

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160/3.95

Postby rsbeverly » Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:03 pm

Since LSAT scores for Oct. came back, I've been getting a ton of emails encouraging me to apply to different schools, and they've been enticing with the offer of a waived admission fee. For the most part, these are schools have medians around or below my numbers. However, I was surprised to see one from U.Va, saying I had an impressive record, and they would like me to apply, with no app fee. Before this email they weren't really on my radar. I would have thought my LSAT was too low. Do I realistically have a chance, or are they just toying with me. I'd hate to apply and get a letter back saying: "lol jk, you didn't think we were serious did you?". I'll post some fast facts below:

3.95 GPA
160 LSAT (153 on first)
White/Male
Alabama resident
Honors college, if that matters.
assorted honor societies and multiple volunteer activities.

Should I really even apply or attribute it to junk mail? The law school predictor gave me a "weak consider," but I was hoping someone could offer more concrete insight. Thanks in advance.

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Re: 160/3.95

Postby rsbeverly » Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:13 pm

Also out of curiosity, how would these nubmers do for me at North Carolina?

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Re: 160/3.95

Postby Grizz » Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:20 pm

Fee waivers don't mean anything.

Retake; don't waste the awesome GPA.

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Re: 160/3.95

Postby rsbeverly » Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:42 pm

I just really can't connect on logic games. I probably would do less than 5 points better at best. Thanks for the info on the Fee waiver's it just seemed odd to me for such a prestigious school to send me that for no reason. Any other opinions out there? Any thoughts on UNC with those numbers?

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Re: 160/3.95

Postby HeavenWood » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:30 am

rad law wrote:Fee waivers don't mean anything.

Retake; don't waste the awesome GPA.


I thought they meant a school wanted to raise their applicant volume, rejection rate, and USNWR ranking?

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Re: 160/3.95

Postby Grizz » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:35 am

HeavenWood wrote:
rad law wrote:Fee waivers don't mean anything.

Retake; don't waste the awesome GPA.


I thought they meant a school wanted to raise their applicant volume, rejection rate, and USNWR ranking?


Fair enough!

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Re: 160/3.95

Postby jwrash » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:41 am

probably WL or rejection at UNC given that you're out-of-state

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Re: 160/3.95

Postby KatieKat » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:33 am

I agree that it's a slim chance but I think it's worth the $12 to apply if you have some interest in attending. You never know, especially if the rest of your application is very strong. Also, if you did poorly on the SAT/ACT, you could write an addendum about not being good at standardized tests and they may take that into consideration.

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Re: 160/3.95

Postby Grizz » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:33 am

KatieKat wrote:I agree that it's a slim chance but I think it's worth the $12 to apply if you have some interest in attending. You never know, especially if the rest of your application is very strong. Also, if you did poorly on the SAT/ACT, you could write an addendum about not being good at standardized tests and they may take that into consideration.


They won't care.

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Re: 160/3.95

Postby JDHopeful » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:12 am

rad law wrote:
KatieKat wrote:I agree that it's a slim chance but I think it's worth the $12 to apply if you have some interest in attending. You never know, especially if the rest of your application is very strong. Also, if you did poorly on the SAT/ACT, you could write an addendum about not being good at standardized tests and they may take that into consideration.


They won't care.


Dude, your avatar really creeps me out... I have no idea why...

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Re: 160/3.95

Postby plenipotentiary » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:18 am

You have a slim chance at UVA ED. But you should still retake.

Logic games is the easiest section of the LSAT to improve on. Have you used the Logic Games Bible? Drill, baby, drill.

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Re: 160/3.95

Postby queenlizzie13 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:23 am

To be honest, UVA gives out a lot of fee waivers. I was at a law fair and talking to their admissions people and they were willing to give me one not even knowing my numbers. I had already got one unsolicited from them however, and my #'s are very similar to yours.

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Re: 160/3.95

Postby HeavenWood » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:17 am

JDHopeful wrote:
rad law wrote:
KatieKat wrote:I agree that it's a slim chance but I think it's worth the $12 to apply if you have some interest in attending. You never know, especially if the rest of your application is very strong. Also, if you did poorly on the SAT/ACT, you could write an addendum about not being good at standardized tests and they may take that into consideration.


They won't care.


Dude, your avatar really creeps me out... I have no idea why...


Tom Cruise?

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Re: 160/3.95

Postby Grizz » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:06 pm

JDHopeful wrote:
rad law wrote:
KatieKat wrote:I agree that it's a slim chance but I think it's worth the $12 to apply if you have some interest in attending. You never know, especially if the rest of your application is very strong. Also, if you did poorly on the SAT/ACT, you could write an addendum about not being good at standardized tests and they may take that into consideration.


They won't care.


Dude, your avatar really creeps me out... I have no idea why...


Tom Cruise now? Weird. Then? Rad.

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Re: 160/3.95

Postby HeavenWood » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:39 pm

rad law wrote:
JDHopeful wrote:
rad law wrote:
KatieKat wrote:I agree that it's a slim chance but I think it's worth the $12 to apply if you have some interest in attending. You never know, especially if the rest of your application is very strong. Also, if you did poorly on the SAT/ACT, you could write an addendum about not being good at standardized tests and they may take that into consideration.


They won't care.


Dude, your avatar really creeps me out... I have no idea why...


Tom Cruise now? Weird. Then? Rad.


Pressing question: at his raddest, was Tom Cruise radder than RadLaw?

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Re: 160/3.95

Postby Grizz » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:40 pm

HeavenWood wrote:Pressing question: at his raddest, was Tom Cruise radder than RadLaw?


Hard to say. His characters in Risky Business and Top Gun at least are radder than me.

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Re: 160/3.95

Postby northwood » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:47 pm

tom cruise in top gun= raddest tom cruise movie character ever....




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