URM, 162, 3.72

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URM, 162, 3.72

Postby subtle » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:46 am

I've looked around, and I know that my chances at a lot of my schools are slim (I kind of knew that when I applied, but I decided--to hell with it). Given that I got into a school I wasn't expecting to get into, I can't figure out how being a URM will play into the decision process. Thoughts?


162 LSAT (Second time)
3.722 (Michigan undergrad); LSDAS 3.78
Strong writer/solid PS
Solid recommendations, including one from the CEO/Founder/President of a non-profit I worked for
Volunteer work
Double Major
Honors Thesis

Black
Female
LGBT
Hispanic - not Mexican or Puerto Rican

Columbia
Cornell
Fordham
Brooklyn
NYU - Applied after a fee waiver
Yale - I know that the letter might as well say LOL JK, but Yale is much too polite for that.
BU
Northeastern - Accepted
Harvard - Same as Yale
Penn
George Washington
Georgetown - Accepted
William and Mary - Applied after a fee waiver
Duke - Applied after a fee waiver and priority track
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Anastasia Dee Dualla
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Re: URM, 162, 3.72

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:02 pm

subtle wrote:I've looked around, and I know that my chances at a lot of my schools are slim (I kind of knew that when I applied, but I decided--to hell with it). Given that I got into a school I wasn't expecting to get into, I can't figure out how being a URM will play into the decision process. Thoughts?


162 LSAT (Second time)
3.722 (Michigan undergrad)
Strong writer/solid PS
Solid recommendations, including one from the CEO/Founder/President of a non-profit I worked for
Volunteer work
Double Major
Honors Thesis

Black
Female
LGBT
Hispanic - not Mexican or Puerto Rican

Columbia--no idea.
Cornell--I would either say Held/IN or IN
Fordham--Weird URM cycles...can't say for sure
Brooklyn--In
NYU - Applied after a fee waiver--Probably IN (URM friendly)
Yale - I know that the letter might as well say LOL JK, but Yale is much too polite for that. (OUT)
BU--IN
Northeastern - Accepted
Harvard - Same as Yale (Don't know)
Penn--OUT
George Washington--IN
Georgetown - Accepted
William and Mary - Applied after a fee waiver --IN
Duke - Applied after a fee waiver and priority track--IN

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LAWLAW09
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Re: URM, 162, 3.72

Postby LAWLAW09 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:12 pm

Anastasia Dee Dualla wrote:
subtle wrote:I've looked around, and I know that my chances at a lot of my schools are slim (I kind of knew that when I applied, but I decided--to hell with it). Given that I got into a school I wasn't expecting to get into, I can't figure out how being a URM will play into the decision process. Thoughts?


162 LSAT (Second time)
3.722 (Michigan undergrad)
Strong writer/solid PS
Solid recommendations, including one from the CEO/Founder/President of a non-profit I worked for
Volunteer work
Double Major
Honors Thesis

Black
Female
LGBT
Hispanic - not Mexican or Puerto Rican

Columbia--no idea.
Cornell--I would either say Held/IN or IN
Fordham--Weird URM cycles...can't say for sure
Brooklyn--In
NYU - Applied after a fee waiver--Probably IN (URM friendly)
Yale - I know that the letter might as well say LOL JK, but Yale is much too polite for that. (OUT)
BU--IN
Northeastern - Accepted
Harvard - Same as Yale (Don't know)
Penn--OUT
George Washington--IN
Georgetown - Accepted
William and Mary - Applied after a fee waiver --IN
Duke - Applied after a fee waiver and priority track--IN




out at Penn?

I don't really get into the "chances" debates, and I won't here, but I'm curious about your rationale on that one.

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Anastasia Dee Dualla
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Re: URM, 162, 3.72

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:13 pm

Totally a legit point!

Weirdly, a lot of my friends who didn't hear back from Penn early on with similar numbers did not get in last year. Purely anecdotal speculation.

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Re: URM, 162, 3.72

Postby LAWLAW09 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:23 pm

Anastasia Dee Dualla wrote:Totally a legit point!

Weirdly, a lot of my friends who didn't hear back from Penn early on with similar numbers did not get in last year. Purely anecdotal speculation.




lol It's cool. I was only curious.

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Re: URM, 162, 3.72

Postby subtle » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:27 pm

Any other thoughts?




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