3.81, 167/158..What's the best school?

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3.81, 167/158..What's the best school?

Postby houstongirl » Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:30 pm

I retook the December LSAT, so still waiting on that score. I'm thinking I got anything between a 160-165 (I know, +5 makes a big difference in that area).

But looking at my scores now, what do you think is the best school I could get into?

Pretty good LORS, decent Personal Statement.

Thanks!!

not a URM

EDIT: just got Dec scores. 167..thoughts? thanks :)
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Re: 3.81/158..What's the best school?

Postby OGR3 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:32 pm

Don't apply this cycle. Retake in June and aim for 170+. Apply early next cycle.

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Re: 3.81/158..What's the best school?

Postby houstongirl » Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:47 pm

That is still an option, but for this cycle do I have any chance at a top 50/top 30 school?

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Re: 3.81/158..What's the best school?

Postby 2Serious4Numbers » Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:52 pm

164 and up t30 is reasonable. 160-163 t50 is a good shot. Sit out and shoot for that 170 is the best bet tho

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Re: 3.81/158..What's the best school?

Postby bk1 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:53 pm

houstongirl wrote:That is still an option, but for this cycle do I have any chance at a top 50/top 30 school?


Even if you did, retaking and applying next cycle is a much better option.

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Re: 3.81/158..What's the best school?

Postby OGR3 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:55 pm

houstongirl wrote:That is still an option, but for this cycle do I have any chance at a top 50/top 30 school?


160 - Too late.

165 - Too late for the vast majority of the T-25. You'd probably get in to at least one of WUSTL, UIUC, Emory, Minn, and ND, but your chances of receiving money would be slim. You'd have a good shot at the rest of the T-50 though.

Once again, I'd like to stress the importance of retaking and applying early next cycle. Study hard, get a 170+, and you'll get into the bottom half of the T-14 (with $) with a decent shot at a T-6.

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Re: 3.81/158..What's the best school?

Postby jacob_c84 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:02 pm

houstongirl wrote:That is still an option, but for this cycle do I have any chance at a top 50/top 30 school?


Did you apply anywhere yet?

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Re: 3.81/158..What's the best school?

Postby houstongirl » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:05 pm

Yes. I applied to a couple of schools, but my applications are all on hold because of my dec lsat.

Also, I'm generally a bad standardized test taker. And I was PT 162-167 before the dec lsat.




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