Waitlisted at UVA with 3.8 gpa and

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Re: Waitlisted at UVA with 3.8 gpa and

Postby MrKappus » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:22 am

CG614 wrote:Ahh, yes. It is hard for me to keep track of all the errors the OP has littered throughout this thread. I would add one small caveat, just to be an ass, but it is at least 25% of the matriculants have LSATs at or below the 25th. Hypothetically, assuming the median is different, all the matriculants up to the median point could have the 25% LSAT. Sorry, I will not be a dick anymore, as I agree with you.


Haha you are quite right. the 49th percentile could very well be 167, in theory. That's a basic error, but I think my brain might have overheated while trying to understand this:

masterthearts wrote:I know for a fact that the law school belonging to my alma mater accepted students last year with lsat as low as 160 last cycle. I know because I emailed and asked for the RANGE of scores of admitted students. The dean of admissions emailed me back and I am assuming is a reliable source!


And this:
masterthearts wrote:Well you are correct, I implied that 25% of UVA matriculants had lsats below the 25th percentile for UVA (not the 25th percentile of lsat test takers),.


OP: I'm not bashing you, but if you're going to take extremely strong positions that are categorically false, you can't expect people to play too nicely.

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Re: Waitlisted at UVA with 3.8 gpa and

Postby CG614 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:22 am

FuManChusco wrote:
CG614 wrote:
masterthearts wrote:3.8 gpa and 163 lsat
Bilingual spanish/english and this shows in my resume. Used my bilingual skills for community service projects in the local community.
Hispanic/white (not URM)
I attend an Ivy that also has a T-14 law school (for privacy reasons, will not share the name.
PS focuses on adversity in light of a chronic illness I have, but has a "happy ending"
Anyone want to guess on my chances at a T14 based on my stats and a waitlist at UVA. (i expected rejection but was pleasantly surprised with the WL)


Which Ivy has a non T-14 law school?


Princeton, Dartmouth, and Brown....

Fail

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Re: Waitlisted at UVA with 3.8 gpa and

Postby CG614 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:24 am

BrownBears09 wrote:
CG614 wrote:
masterthearts wrote:3.8 gpa and 163 lsat
Bilingual spanish/english and this shows in my resume. Used my bilingual skills for community service projects in the local community.
Hispanic/white (not URM)
I attend an Ivy that also has a T-14 law school (for privacy reasons, will not share the name.
PS focuses on adversity in light of a chronic illness I have, but has a "happy ending"
Anyone want to guess on my chances at a T14 based on my stats and a waitlist at UVA. (i expected rejection but was pleasantly surprised with the WL)


Which Ivy has a non T-14 law school?


Princeton?

Read my post slowly. :) I was taking issue with OP inserting "T-14" in stating that his Ivy has a law school. ALL "Ivy" law schools are T-14.
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Re: Waitlisted at UVA with 3.8 gpa and

Postby $1.99 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:25 am

you are not getting in the T-14. i guess you are living proof that ivy leaguers are not all smart as shown by your ineptitude in elementary statistics.

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Re: Waitlisted at UVA with 3.8 gpa and

Postby edubs003 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:33 am

I actually talked to UVA's admissions office, they had someone get in with a 150 last year.

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Re: Waitlisted at UVA with 3.8 gpa and

Postby $1.99 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:35 am

The Rock says " IT DOESN'T MATTER!". If he ain't URM, he ain't getting in.

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Re: Waitlisted at UVA with 3.8 gpa and

Postby masterthearts » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:38 am

$1.99 wrote:The Rock says " IT DOESN'T MATTER!". If he ain't URM, he ain't getting in.


That's OK guys. Thanks for your input. I will probably be just as happy going to Rutger's where I could actually get a scholly and be a lot less in debt.
That way, i won't sweat it if I can't get a job coming out of a T14.
Thanks for your opinions.

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Re: Waitlisted at UVA with 3.8 gpa and

Postby justadude55 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:39 am

i know i'm late to the convo, but what was op's LSAT range (know he doesnt want to give exact score).

the 150 was probably a 1 in a million applicant. it's much harder to be a 1 in a million than have a 1 in a 100 lsat score, not that either is easy, but i'd take the 1% any day.

yes if the 167 is the 25th percentile, that means some people under a 167 are getting in but they don't go that far out. the range at UVA is 167-171, meaning half the class is within 4 points. i'd venture to say the 10th was probably around 165 based off of speeches i heard on the topic. they don't like going deeply down on the lsat chart, because an lsat is a strong predictor of a student's performance based off of correlative stats. they don't like pitting a 160 against a class of 170s. it just isn't very nice. part of URM, particularly african americans, is they found the test to be less representative of their actual performance in law school which is part of why they go down further with scores. i'm guessing the 150 was URM, legacy and did something really amazing for our society.

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Re: Waitlisted at UVA with 3.8 gpa and

Postby whymeohgodno » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:46 am

masterthearts wrote:
$1.99 wrote:The Rock says " IT DOESN'T MATTER!". If he ain't URM, he ain't getting in.


That's OK guys. Thanks for your input. I will probably be just as happy going to Rutger's where I could actually get a scholly and be a lot less in debt.
That way, i won't sweat it if I can't get a job coming out of a T14.
Thanks for your opinions.


You don't need to worry about that because you won't get into a T14 barring a retake.

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Re: Waitlisted at UVA with 3.8 gpa and

Postby $1.99 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:54 am

why are you so mean man?

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Re: Waitlisted at UVA with 3.8 gpa and

Postby justadude55 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:57 am

OP, t-20 isn't going to happen with ur LSAT. u should have ED'd to BC or GW.

if u can crank out a 170 on december's test, t-14 WILL happen with ur awesome GPA.

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Re: Waitlisted at UVA with 3.8 gpa and

Postby BrownBears09 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:07 am

CG614 wrote:
BrownBears09 wrote:
CG614 wrote:
masterthearts wrote:3.8 gpa and 163 lsat
Bilingual spanish/english and this shows in my resume. Used my bilingual skills for community service projects in the local community.
Hispanic/white (not URM)
I attend an Ivy that also has a T-14 law school (for privacy reasons, will not share the name.
PS focuses on adversity in light of a chronic illness I have, but has a "happy ending"
Anyone want to guess on my chances at a T14 based on my stats and a waitlist at UVA. (i expected rejection but was pleasantly surprised with the WL)


Which Ivy has a non T-14 law school?


Princeton?

Read my post slowly. :) I was taking issue with OP inserting "T-14" in stating that his Ivy has a law school. ALL "Ivy" law schools are T-14.


Read my post slowly. Sarcasm. I have it.

(AND TAKE THOSE QUOTES OFF IVY! =D)

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Re: Waitlisted at UVA with 3.8 gpa and

Postby BrownBears09 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:09 am

$1.99 wrote:you are not getting in the T-14. i guess you are living proof that ivy leaguers are not all smart as shown by your ineptitude in elementary statistics.


Flaw in the reasoning?

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Re: Waitlisted at UVA with 3.8 gpa and

Postby edubs003 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:37 am

OP, why didn't you ED? UVA is a school that it actually makes a difference.

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Re: Waitlisted at UVA with 3.8 gpa and

Postby whymeohgodno » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:39 am

edubs003 wrote:OP, why didn't you ED? UVA is a school that it actually makes a difference.


He did but got WLed. Shouldn't come as a surprise since he is below their GPA median.

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Re: Waitlisted at UVA with 3.8 gpa and

Postby edubs003 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:42 am

whymeohgodno wrote:
edubs003 wrote:OP, why didn't you ED? UVA is a school that it actually makes a difference.


He did but got WLed. Shouldn't come as a surprise since he is below their GPA median.


Oh. I was reading through the posts and must have missed that. A WL is better than a denial. This is when another LOR or a handwritten thank you letter might come in handy. Although you're probably right.

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Re: Waitlisted at UVA with 3.8 gpa and

Postby beachbum » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:46 am

edubs003 wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:
edubs003 wrote:OP, why didn't you ED? UVA is a school that it actually makes a difference.


He did but got WLed. Shouldn't come as a surprise since he is below their GPA median.


Oh. I was reading through the posts and must have missed that. A WL is better than a denial. This is when another LOR or a handwritten thank you letter might come in handy. Although you're probably right.


nah, OP is boned. UVA won't accept a non-URM below both medians, regardless of LORs or LOCIs.

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Re: Waitlisted at UVA with 3.8 gpa and

Postby edubs003 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:56 am

beachbum wrote:
edubs003 wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:
edubs003 wrote:OP, why didn't you ED? UVA is a school that it actually makes a difference.


He did but got WLed. Shouldn't come as a surprise since he is below their GPA median.


Oh. I was reading through the posts and must have missed that. A WL is better than a denial. This is when another LOR or a handwritten thank you letter might come in handy. Although you're probably right.


nah, OP is boned. UVA won't accept a non-URM below both medians, regardless of LORs or LOCIs.


Yeah, probably not. I was just thinking if there's something that can be done, do it!

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Re: Waitlisted at UVA with 3.8 gpa and

Postby whymeohgodno » Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:47 am

Yeah, probably not. I was just thinking if there's something that can be done, do it!


There's always the option to retake.

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Re: Waitlisted at UVA with 3.8 gpa and

Postby FuManChusco » Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:52 am

CG614 wrote:
FuManChusco wrote:
CG614 wrote:
masterthearts wrote:3.8 gpa and 163 lsat
Bilingual spanish/english and this shows in my resume. Used my bilingual skills for community service projects in the local community.
Hispanic/white (not URM)
I attend an Ivy that also has a T-14 law school (for privacy reasons, will not share the name.
PS focuses on adversity in light of a chronic illness I have, but has a "happy ending"
Anyone want to guess on my chances at a T14 based on my stats and a waitlist at UVA. (i expected rejection but was pleasantly surprised with the WL)


Which Ivy has a non T-14 law school?


Princeton, Dartmouth, and Brown....

Fail


whoosh

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Re: Waitlisted at UVA with 3.8 gpa and

Postby masterthearts » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:59 am

edubs003 wrote:OP, why didn't you ED? UVA is a school that it actually makes a difference.

I did ED to UVA and got waitlisted

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Re: Waitlisted at UVA with 3.8 gpa and

Postby CG614 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:13 pm

BrownBears09 wrote:
CG614 wrote:
BrownBears09 wrote:
Princeton?

Read my post slowly. :) I was taking issue with OP inserting "T-14" in stating that his Ivy has a law school. ALL "Ivy" law schools are T-14.


Read my post slowly. Sarcasm. I have it.

(AND TAKE THOSE QUOTES OFF IVY! =D)


"Touche"




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