3.25 gpa, any luck at American University

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3.25 gpa, any luck at American University

Postby Nola09 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:39 pm

I really want to get into American University, UM, or Penn state!

except there's a BIG issue...

I have been studying for the lsat for the past three months and I just can't seem to get a solid estimate of what my lsat score will be come this Saturday. My scores have ranged from between 143-158. When looking over my practice tests the answers that i seem to have gotten wrong were the ones that I had "almost gotten right" if i had gone with my gut (it was a choice between the correct answer and one other choice). I think i'm thinking too much on the questions. Do you all think i have a chance of getting in to any of those schools or have any recommendations?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: 3.25 gpa, any luck at American University

Postby FuManChusco » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:54 pm

Get an LSAT score and I'll tell you. With a 158, no.

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Re: 3.25 gpa, any luck at American University

Postby 3|ink » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:32 am

See how you feel after taking the test on Saturday. If you think you underperformed, cancel and take it in February.

A 158 won't get you in with that GPA. I'd say you need at least a 160 to stand a chance. The fact that you're applying late will make matters worse.

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Re: 3.25 gpa, any luck at American University

Postby ATR » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:49 am

FuManChusco wrote:Get an LSAT score and I'll tell you. With a 158, no.

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Re: 3.25 gpa, any luck at American University

Postby DukeCornell » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:51 am

Nola09 wrote:I really want to get into American University, UM, or Penn state!

except there's a BIG issue...

I have been studying for the lsat for the past three months and I just can't seem to get a solid estimate of what my lsat score will be come this Saturday. My scores have ranged from between 143-158. When looking over my practice tests the answers that i seem to have gotten wrong were the ones that I had "almost gotten right" if i had gone with my gut (it was a choice between the correct answer and one other choice). I think i'm thinking too much on the questions. Do you all think i have a chance of getting in to any of those schools or have any recommendations?

Thanks in advance!


Relax.

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Re: 3.25 gpa, any luck at American University

Postby DeeCee » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:29 pm

If you have good softs you can get in. I got in the full time program with a 157, 3.9 UGPA, and grad degree.

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Re: 3.25 gpa, any luck at American University

Postby swordsfish » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:43 pm

I have the same GPA as you, a 163 LSAT and just got in to American. Break 160 and you can do it!

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Re: 3.25 gpa, any luck at American University

Postby Nola09 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:52 pm

Thank you all for the advice! Now im just waiting for my score to post- hope I'm with you next fall swordfish (thanks for the encouragement)!

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Re: 3.25 gpa, any luck at American University

Postby tttlllsss » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:28 am

Nola09 wrote:My scores have ranged from between 143-158.


There is a HUGE difference b/w 143 and 158. This is like saying "my income ranges between 5 figures and 7 figures" or "my vehicle ranges between 2 wheels and 4 wheels".

If you got a 144, roughly 77% did better than you. If you got a 158, you did better than roughly 77%. Like I said, the difference is huge.

What's your average score? Have you ever surpassed 158? With that GPA, you should be aiming for 164+ for American...

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Re: 3.25 gpa, any luck at American University

Postby sandaltan » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:19 am

admitted to WCL with 3.05 gpa / 163 LSAT.

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Re: 3.25 gpa, any luck at American University

Postby amols » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:34 am

I know someone that got in at American this cycle 2 weeks after going complete. 2.XX GPA and 171 LSAT (URM).

Study hard and you should be fine!



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