3.65 / 175 / Fulbright

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3.65 / 175 / Fulbright

Postby Saiith » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:49 am

Hi all,

I recently got awarded a research Fulbright that I'm considering pursuing. I'm wondering if any of you have any idea if that will put me into the admit pile for HYS. Also worth bearing in mind is the fact that I come from an elite liberal arts school known for grade deflation (average GPA is like 3.1).

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Re: 3.65 / 175 / Fulbright

Postby Shooter » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:01 am

I don't really know for sure, but I'd say you'd probabably get at least one of the three (probably H).

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Re: 3.65 / 175 / Fulbright

Postby Patriot1208 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:14 am

Shooter wrote:I don't really know for sure, but I'd say you'd probabably get at least one of the three (probably H).

Honestly, this is probably to optimistic. You will likely get shut or of hys with that gpa, but it's with the app fees

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Re: 3.65 / 175 / Fulbright

Postby albusdumbledore » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:17 am

Patriot1208 wrote:
Shooter wrote:I don't really know for sure, but I'd say you'd probabably get at least one of the three (probably H).

Honestly, this is probably to optimistic. You will likely get shut or of hys with that gpa, but it's with the app fees


I doubt it. A Fulbright and a 3.65 at somewhere like Swarthmore. HYS loves that kinda stuff even if the GPA is a little low. I bet you'll at least get Harvard.

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Re: 3.65 / 175 / Fulbright

Postby Patriot1208 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:23 am

albusdumbledore wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:
Shooter wrote:I don't really know for sure, but I'd say you'd probabably get at least one of the three (probably H).

Honestly, this is probably to optimistic. You will likely get shut or of hys with that gpa, but it's with the app fees


I doubt it. A Fulbright and a 3.65 at somewhere like Swarthmore. HYS loves that kinda stuff even if the GPA is a little low. I bet you'll at least get Harvard.

You see basically no one in these schools with gpa.s under 3.7 non urm. Op may have a chance but I wouldn't count on it.

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Re: 3.65 / 175 / Fulbright

Postby orangebluewhitered » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:00 pm

Don't you have to get through one more selection round?

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Re: 3.65 / 175 / Fulbright

Postby Saiith » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:55 pm

Gah you buzzkill :p yeah I do have one more cut but I'm wondering what impact it will have assuming I get it

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Re: 3.65 / 175 / Fulbright

Postby hjag » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:59 pm

It's hard to say. When I stalked LSN, I saw a fulbright scholar with #s around yours get into Harvard (ok, lower LSAT + higher GPA, but I bet the index is similar), and one with higher #s get rejected.

It's impossible to say, but I feel that you have a good shot. Best of luck+congrats on the scholarship!

And... I had no idea you could get a Fulbright with a 3.65? In my college, the GPA cutoff is 3.7.

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Re: 3.65 / 175 / Fulbright

Postby Veyron » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:19 pm

Saiith wrote:Hi all,

I recently got awarded a research Fulbright that I'm considering pursuing. I'm wondering if any of you have any idea if that will put me into the admit pile for HYS. Also worth bearing in mind is the fact that I come from an elite liberal arts school known for grade deflation (average GPA is like 3.1).


As far as I understand, Fullbrights are not actually as prestigious as laymen assume. Still, H is not entirely out of the question, though they seem reluctant to admit below 3.7s.

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Re: 3.65 / 175 / Fulbright

Postby samsonyte16 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:00 pm

Fulbright is nice, but my sense is it isn't enough to overcome a sub-3.7 GPA. I think you should be looking at Columbia/NYU, etc. Definitely do the Fulbright though, if for no other reason than it would be a fascinating and valuable experience.

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Re: 3.65 / 175 / Fulbright

Postby DoubleChecks » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:03 pm

hjag wrote:It's hard to say. When I stalked LSN, I saw a fulbright scholar with #s around yours get into Harvard (ok, lower LSAT + higher GPA, but I bet the index is similar), and one with higher #s get rejected.

It's impossible to say, but I feel that you have a good shot. Best of luck+congrats on the scholarship!

And... I had no idea you could get a Fulbright with a 3.65? In my college, the GPA cutoff is 3.7.


this. HLS doesnt tend to dip below the 3.7 floor.

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Re: 3.65 / 175 / Fulbright

Postby A&O » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:05 pm

Fullbrights are not actually as prestigious as laymen assume.


Depends on where the Fulbright was.

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Re: 3.65 / 175 / Fulbright

Postby Saiith » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:29 am

I got the grant for sure! Bump for more opinions

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Re: 3.65 / 175 / Fulbright

Postby BlueDiamond » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:35 am

to what country? if its anywhere in the UK it might help.. anywhere else and its basically just a way to get a killer PS and have some fun and think about whether LS is what you want.. I'm also in the final round of cuts right now and would have to either get a 2 year deferral which ive heard is almost impossible.. or reapply in 2 years

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Re: 3.65 / 175 / Fulbright

Postby St.Remy » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:07 am

Definitely CCN, probably none of HYS. Not to say that there is no chance of HYS, but the odds are quite low.

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Re: 3.65 / 175 / Fulbright

Postby 99.9luft » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:45 am

Saiith wrote:Hi all,

I recently got awarded a research Fulbright that I'm considering pursuing. I'm wondering if any of you have any idea if that will put me into the admit pile for HYS. Also worth bearing in mind is the fact that I come from an elite liberal arts school known for grade deflation (average GPA is like 3.1).


1. Congrats on the Fulbright! 2. Good luck with the admissions cycle! 3. PM me if you get into HYS 4. I will then apply for Fulbright, too ( :D )




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