163 3.88 - helppp!

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emily330j
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163 3.88 - helppp!

Postby emily330j » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:23 pm

I'm waiting to hear back from these schools but I'm worrrying that I shot too high, maybe I'll get into none of them! Any help/advice is appreciated!

Applied to:
George Washington
BU
BC
Northeastern
American
Villanova
Temple
Fordham
WashU
Maryland


Any insight is appreciated!

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MrSparkle
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Re: 163 3.88 - helppp!

Postby MrSparkle » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:26 pm

Not sure what you would expect anyone to say. It's late in the cycle now, you can throw some more apps to safety schools, and you can use lawschoolpredictor as a guide.

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Re: 163 3.88 - helppp!

Postby emily330j » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:36 pm

are you saying you'll think i won't get into any? which schools do you think are definitely out, and which ones are still possibilities?

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ndirish2010
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Re: 163 3.88 - helppp!

Postby ndirish2010 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:47 pm

You should be in at the T2s and Maryland...probably out at BU and WashU, but you might have a chance at BC and GWU...average chance at Fordham or slightly below average.

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Re: 163 3.88 - helppp!

Postby buckilaw » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:50 pm

The only schools on your list worth going to are BC, BU, and GW. You are likely out at BU and GW. You have a slim shot at BC, but it's really not an attractive option at sticker. The best thing you could do for yourself would be to retake the LSAT and apply early next cycle.

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Re: 163 3.88 - helppp!

Postby ndirish2010 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:54 pm

Maryland could be worth going to if you want to work in Baltimore.

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Re: 163 3.88 - helppp!

Postby Gemini » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:59 pm

I was 163/3.82 last cycle and applied late. Here were my results:

emily330j wrote:Applied to:
George Washington- WL, rejected
BU- WL, rejected
BC- WL, rejected
Northeastern- didn't apply but it would be accepted
American- accepted
Villanova- didn't apply but it would be accepted
Temple- didn't apply but it'd be accepted
Fordham- rejected
WashU- didn't apply and I don't know
Maryland- didn't apply but most likely accepted


Any insight is appreciated!


Here's my applying early with a 164 this cycle:

George Washington- accepted
BU- ?
BC- ?
Northeastern- didn't apply but it would be accepted
American- didn't apply but it would be accepted
Villanova- accepted
Temple- accepted
Fordham- accepted
WashU- didn't apply and I don't know
Maryland- didn't apply but most likely accepted


HTH.

emily330j
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Re: 163 3.88 - helppp!

Postby emily330j » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:47 pm

thankss that was really helpful gemini, thanks :)

i dread the idea of taking the lsat again and applying next cycle, but if that's the only way then i guess i might have to....

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Re: 163 3.88 - helppp!

Postby redbutton » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:05 pm

Hey just wanted to tell you about my experience last cycle....

Non-URM, 162, 3.92 (from school that isn't well known), applied in beginning of January

GW: in
American: in
Pepperdine: in
Emory: w/l, in
UVA: w/l (not a VA resident which matters b/c they are required by law to have large percentage of in-staters)
Miami: in
Notre Dame: w/l
Vanderbilt: w/l
William & Mary: w/l
Wake Forest: in
UNC: w/l (not a NC resident which is basically all they care about)

I didn't write follow-ups to any of the schools I got waitlisted at, but think I might have been able to get into a few of them if I had. A LOT of people who got waitlisted at those schools and wrote follow-ups (basically telling the school it was their first choice) were accepted. Schools are waitlisting a TON of people these days because LSAC has made it so easy to apply to multiple schools so the schools aren't quite sure how many people who apply are actually serious about their school. The schools want to keep their selectivity numbers, so they would rather admit fewer people and take more from the W/L. I would encourage you to apply to more places (if it's financially possible for you) because I was very surprised at how well I did and my LSAT was even lower than yours.

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Gemini
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Re: 163 3.88 - helppp!

Postby Gemini » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:06 pm

If you're a non-URM, why does your profile say you are?

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Re: 163 3.88 - helppp!

Postby emily330j » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:08 pm

that is so helpful, thank you so much!

all of my applications are in, i'll be sure to write letters to any schools that waitlist me absolutely because i really do not want to take the LSAT again or wait another year, but i'm assuming if i don't hear good news from some of the top schools that might have to be what i do.

i really really appreciate you giving me those schools, it makes me a bit more hopeful at least!

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Re: 163 3.88 - helppp!

Postby redbutton » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:09 pm

Gemini wrote:If you're a non-URM, why does your profile say you are?



My whole profile was intentionally misleading because pre-applications I was super paranoid about people knowing who I was. Actually changed it while you were posting that!




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