Cumulative GPA: 2.97/ LSAT: 165, Math Major, 2 Yrs. Work Exp

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seaguy2010
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Cumulative GPA: 2.97/ LSAT: 165, Math Major, 2 Yrs. Work Exp

Postby seaguy2010 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:18 pm

Details:

Cumulative GPA Report (all undergrad coursework): 2.97
Undergrad Major: Mathematics
Oct. LSAT Score: 165
Work Experience: 2+ Yrs, Business-Related, Small Business Ownership
Goal: JD/MBA
URM: No

Target Schools: USD, Loyola (LA), UC Davis, UC Hastings, Tulane
Reach Schools: Fordham, UCLA, USC

Currently in the midst of applications. Considering retaking Feb 2011 LSAT (weighing the pros/cons right now). Even if I retake in Feb, I am planning on applying with my current numbers.

I'd really like to get into USD or Loyola (LA) and, if I can, earn some scholarship money. When I called USD, the person I spoke to said that their median LSAT score is 163. Although I have a 165, it doesn't appear dramatically over the median. My cumulative GPA also isn't as high, but at the same time, I was a math major.

Thanks in advance for all the help.

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Re: Cumulative GPA: 2.97/ LSAT: 165, Math Major, 2 Yrs. Work Exp

Postby kkklick » Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:24 pm

TBH I don't think you have a shot at any of your reach schools, your LSAT is on the lower end of the medians and your GPA is much lower. To get into these schools you would need a higher LSAT.

seaguy2010
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Re: Cumulative GPA: 2.97/ LSAT: 165, Math Major, 2 Yrs. Work Exp

Postby seaguy2010 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:33 pm

Thanks for your help. I spoke to some advisors and they mentioned that a harder major would be taken into account. Some of the upper-level math classes were brutal. But at the same time, I do agree with you in regards to the reach schools.

How about USD and Loyola (LA) (my primary goal schools)?

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Re: Cumulative GPA: 2.97/ LSAT: 165, Math Major, 2 Yrs. Work Exp

Postby Nonok » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:45 am

seaguy2010 wrote:Thanks for your help. I spoke to some advisors and they mentioned that a harder major would be taken into account. Some of the upper-level math classes were brutal. But at the same time, I do agree with you in regards to the reach schools.

How about USD and Loyola (LA) (my primary goal schools)?

This is incorrect.

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Re: Cumulative GPA: 2.97/ LSAT: 165, Math Major, 2 Yrs. Work Exp

Postby LockBox » Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:07 pm

FWIW I spoke with an advisor at USD and he said the same thing - that your major and ug institution would be taken into account but that in the end it would come down to the competitiveness of the other applicants. I studied chem/physics and my numbers, although a bit lower, are similar to yours. Good luck in your cycle.




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