Chances with LSAC 3.68 GPA in electrical engineering

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la_vie_en_rose
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Chances with LSAC 3.68 GPA in electrical engineering

Postby la_vie_en_rose » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:55 pm

Hi,

What are my chances of getting into a top 20 law school? My main choices are:
Boalt
UCLA
USC
NYU

My stats are:
GPA: 3.68 (according to LSAC, actual is slightly higher)
LSAT: 165-170 (just took it and still waiting on results. This is my estimate)
Not URM

I know my GPA isn't as high as what the top 20 schools usually take, but do you think UG major will play a big role in helping this factor? I studied Electrical Engineering/Biomedical Engineering.

I know I am applying somewhat late especially since I am still waiting for my LSAT score. I just want to get an overall feel for what my situation is. Thanks =)

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Re: Chances with LSAC 3.68 GPA in electrical engineering

Postby dissonance1848 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:00 pm

NYU - out
USC - in
Boalt - depends on LSAT 165- out, 170 - good shot
UCLA - depends on LSAT 165- out, 170- in

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Re: Chances with LSAC 3.68 GPA in electrical engineering

Postby thecilent » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:01 pm

With 170:
NYU - Ding
Boalt - Ding
UCLA - Prob IN
USC - IN

With 169:
NYU - Ding
Boalt - Ding
UCLA - WL
USC - IN

With 168:
UCLA - Ding
USC - In

With 167:
USC - IN

With 166
USC WL

My guesses. Disagree with above saying 170 will give a good shot at Boalt.

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Re: Chances with LSAC 3.68 GPA in electrical engineering

Postby FuManChusco » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:05 pm

Why couldn't you just wait 2 weeks to make this thread? Not answering anything until you have a real score.

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Re: Chances with LSAC 3.68 GPA in electrical engineering

Postby Pleasye » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:20 pm

Come back with an LSAT score.

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Re: Chances with LSAC 3.68 GPA in electrical engineering

Postby weee » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:24 pm

Here are my results from last year, EE with similar GPA and a 170. Also, I applied on the second to last day to all schools.

UCLA - IN, Attending
USC - didn't apply
NYU - OUT
Berk - OUT

la_vie_en_rose
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Re: Chances with LSAC 3.68 GPA in electrical engineering

Postby la_vie_en_rose » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:26 pm

I really should have a score before I post, but I was getting nervous and wanted to see what my chances are. They seem quite bleak. Also it seems like UG major doesn't do much. =(

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Re: Chances with LSAC 3.68 GPA in electrical engineering

Postby Pleasye » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:27 pm

la_vie_en_rose wrote:I really should have a score before I post, but I was getting nervous and wanted to see what my chances are. They seem quite bleak. Also it seems like UG major doesn't do much. =(

Pretty much.

Your major will be tie breaker not a boost.

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Re: Chances with LSAC 3.68 GPA in electrical engineering

Postby la_vie_en_rose » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:30 pm

weee wrote:Here are my results from last year, EE with similar GPA and a 170. Also, I applied on the second to last day to all schools.

UCLA - IN, Attending
USC - didn't apply
NYU - OUT
Berk - OUT


Thanks weee! Hopefully I can land that 170. Maybe I should wait for 2015 instead to apply early.

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Re: Chances with LSAC 3.68 GPA in electrical engineering

Postby kkklick » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:58 am

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Doesn't matter what it's in, a 3.68 theater major = 3.68 electrical engineer.

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Re: Chances with LSAC 3.68 GPA in electrical engineering

Postby RIPmitchhedberg » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:11 am

Youre definitely in the running--your GPA is higher than mine and I was not an engineering major, and I got in right away at UCLA.

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Re: Chances with LSAC 3.68 GPA in electrical engineering

Postby kkklick » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:12 am

So UCLA aren't GPA whores? Hmm.

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Re: Chances with LSAC 3.68 GPA in electrical engineering

Postby la_vie_en_rose » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:32 pm

RIPmitchhedberg wrote:Youre definitely in the running--your GPA is higher than mine and I was not an engineering major, and I got in right away at UCLA.


That is awesome! Congrats. Do you mind me asking what your LSAT score was though? Also when did you apply? I know UCLA doesn't do rolling admissions, but I still feel like it is getting really late in the cycle.

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Re: Chances with LSAC 3.68 GPA in electrical engineering

Postby Pleasye » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:34 pm

kkklick wrote:So UCLA aren't GPA whores? Hmm.

They're GPA whores but they pretty much have a 3.5 GPA floor not a 3.86 GPA floor.




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