What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

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What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby dglover29 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:50 pm

I am currently at CUNY Brooklyn College and have a 3.7 GPA
I plan on studying abroad
I plan on getting a 170+ on LSATs
I also work fulltime and plan on doing tonssss of extracurricular activities!

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Re: What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby glitched » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:29 pm

What are your odds of getting a 173+? That.

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Re: What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby ATR » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:29 pm

dglover29 wrote:I am currently at CUNY Brooklyn College and have a 3.7 GPA
I plan on studying abroad
I plan on getting a 170+ on LSATs
I also work fulltime and plan on doing tonssss of extracurricular activities!

Come back when you have a real LSAT score.

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Re: What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby bk1 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:52 pm

Get your GPA above NYU's median.

Score 172+ on an actual LSAT administration.

Everything else is you listed is irrelevant.

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Re: What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby Adjudicator » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:54 pm

Plans are super neat.... Personally I plan on being #1 in the entire class in law school and clerking for the Supreme Court of the United States!

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Re: What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby $1.99 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:57 pm

what is bk college? a school to learn how to make burger king meals?

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Re: What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby gbpackerbacker » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:00 pm

Adjudicator wrote:Plans are super neat.... Personally I plan on being #1 in the entire class in law school and clerking for the Supreme Court of the United States!

Me too, 'cept I'll win a few Super Bowls and walk on the moon somewhere in between.

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Re: What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby dglover29 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:01 pm

$1.99 wrote:what is bk college? a school to learn how to make burger king meals?


Brooklyn College

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Re: What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby dglover29 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:18 pm

bk1 wrote:Get your GPA above NYU's median.

Score 172+ on an actual LSAT administration.

Everything else is you listed is irrelevant.


Thanks soo much my nerves are about a 5 now in a scale from 1 to 10 lol

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Re: What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby FeelTheHeat » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:41 pm

gbpackerbacker wrote:
Adjudicator wrote:Plans are super neat.... Personally I plan on being #1 in the entire class in law school and clerking for the Supreme Court of the United States!

Me too, 'cept I'll win a few Super Bowls and walk on the moon somewhere in between.


Wimps. I'll be resolving world hunger and colonizing Mars by 2014.

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Re: What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby Stanford4Me » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:47 pm

UG reputation barely matters. Focus on your GPA/LSAT.

Edit: Also, plans aren't worth much.

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Re: What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby NYker » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:50 pm

Coming from a CUNY shouldn't have any negative effect. I made NYU and Columbia myself. Just make sure you are at 170+ on the LSAT and you should have a decent shot.

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Re: What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby Cade McNown » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:02 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:UG reputation barely matters. Focus on your GPA/LSAT.

Edit: Also, plans aren't worth much.


UG rep barely matters??? Doubtful. Admissions committees aren't stupid, they know the difference between a 3.7 at bumfuck state university versus a 3.7 at a top school. They also know about grade inflation.

Coming from SUNY Brooklyn, make sure you're nearly the best of your UG's law school applicant pool. Then actually score in the 170s. Then ask.

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Re: What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby paulinaporizkova » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:04 pm

Cade McNown wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:UG reputation barely matters. Focus on your GPA/LSAT.

Edit: Also, plans aren't worth much.


UG rep barely matters??? Doubtful. Admissions committees aren't stupid, they know the difference between a 3.7 at bumfuck state university versus a 3.7 at a top school. They also know about grade inflation.

Coming from SUNY Brooklyn, make sure you're nearly the best of your UG's law school applicant pool. Then actually score in the 170s. Then ask.


Correct, UG rep barely matters. Get a 4.0 there and get a high LSAT and it won't matter for shit where you went to kollege.

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Re: What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby Mike12188 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:07 pm

Cade McNown wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:UG reputation barely matters. Focus on your GPA/LSAT.

Edit: Also, plans aren't worth much.


UG rep barely matters??? Doubtful. Admissions committees aren't stupid,they know the difference between a 3.7 at bumfuck state university versus a 3.7 HYP (maybe). They also know about grade inflation.

Coming from SUNY Brooklyn, make sure you're nearly the best of your UG's law school applicant pool. are above NYU's median. Then actually score in the 170s. Then ask.


FTFY

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Re: What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby SilverE2 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:11 pm

Cade McNown wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:UG reputation barely matters. Focus on your GPA/LSAT.

Edit: Also, plans aren't worth much.


UG rep barely matters??? Doubtful. Admissions committees aren't stupid, they know the difference between a 3.7 at bumfuck state university versus a 3.7 at a top school. They also know about grade inflation.

Coming from SUNY Brooklyn, make sure you're nearly the best of your UG's law school applicant pool. Then actually score in the 170s. Then ask.


Lol, you new around these parts?

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Re: What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby Stanford4Me » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:19 pm

Cade McNown wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:UG reputation barely matters. Focus on your GPA/LSAT.

Edit: Also, plans aren't worth much.


UG rep barely matters??? Doubtful. Admissions committees aren't stupid, they know the difference between a 3.7 at bumfuck state university versus a 3.7 at a top school. They also know about grade inflation.

Coming from SUNY Brooklyn, make sure you're nearly the best of your UG's law school applicant pool. Then actually score in the 170s. Then ask.

I'm sorry, I didn't know US News based its rankings on a Law School's undergrad base. STFU 0L and GTFO.

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Re: What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby TheOcho » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:20 pm

flame?

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Re: What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby paulinaporizkova » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:22 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:UG reputation barely matters. Focus on your GPA/LSAT.

Edit: Also, plans aren't worth much.


Plans aren't worth much, eh, Stanford4Me attenting NYU? :D

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Re: What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby Stanford4Me » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:24 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:UG reputation barely matters. Focus on your GPA/LSAT.

Edit: Also, plans aren't worth much.


Plans aren't worth much, eh, Stanford4Me attenting NYU? :D

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Re: What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby NoleinNY » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:25 pm

$1.99 wrote:what is bk college? a school to learn how to make burger king meals?


That would be less funny if I hadn't just read Burger King v Rudezwicz in Civ Pro (And it is Burger King University, for the record. There also exists Whopper College Regional Training Centers. I **** you not.)

OP: Good luck on the LSAT.

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Re: What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby Sandro » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:50 am

So you plan on scoring above 97% of all LSAT test takers ? Seems like a foolproof plan.

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Re: What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby The Gentleman » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:02 am

FWIW, my cycle has pretty much as my numbers suggested, despite the fact that I went to Bumfuck State University.

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Re: What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby bk1 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:16 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:UG reputation barely matters. Focus on your GPA/LSAT.

Edit: Also, plans aren't worth much.


Plans aren't worth much, eh, Stanford4Me attenting NYU? :D

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I like your new tar.

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Re: What are my odds of getting into nyu law from Bk College

Postby Cade McNown » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:21 pm

Too many people to quote, sorry.

No, not new around here, this is my second cycle on TLS. Not a flame. Not fooled by common TLS misconceptions. UG Rep matters. Sure it doesn't matter for USNWR, but last I checked the NYU admissions committee is not USNWR. If you go to a shit UG, and apologies to OP but that's what CUNY BK is, you had better get a 4.0 or else you're toast! The comment about UG class rank and relative position to other BK law school hopefuls was just an attempt to quantify this.

On the flip side, applicants from strong UG institutions with no grade inflation get unofficial GPA bumps from admissions committees. Again grade inflation is discernible by looking at relative position to other LS applicants from your UG, and also through lay impressions of inflation. Some of the strongest UGs, many Ivys for instance, do not get this bump because it is well known that the only hard part is being accepted in the first place. I got all this from personal convos with Berkeley, UCLA, and USC deans and/or committee members. I see no reason why it would be any different at NYU than at the California schools. Berkeley committee member: "We consider a 3.6/3.7 at School X a 4.0." (PM if you care what School X is). Straight from the horse's mouth.

I realize that this is not a popular stance on TLS, whatever. OP, I would urge you to ask this question in other forums/venues besides TLS and see how the answers vary. TLS is great, but the answers aren't always as cut and dried as they seem here.




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