3.82 / 169 / international. chances at top 5?

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3.82 / 169 / international. chances at top 5?

Postby quaskx » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:37 pm

So I only submitted by applications last week/earlier this week. Was wondering how that will impact my chances. I have pretty good softs, WE (including military experience), recs and PS, and I am also from a fairly low-income earning family. Also, do international students count as URMs? If not, do they otherwise stand out as applicants i.e. does being international (but attending a good liberal arts college in the US) in any way increase my chances?

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Re: 3.82 / 169 / international. chances at top 5?

Postby 123kl » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:40 pm

i think with your softs, you have a decent chance at Chicago, especially if you ED. Not higher though.

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Re: 3.82 / 169 / international. chances at top 5?

Postby Patriot1208 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:34 pm

Your chances at the top 6 are very slim. You shouldn't expect anything higher than michigan

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Re: 3.82 / 169 / international. chances at top 5?

Postby icpb » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:52 pm

Like undergrad admissions, being an international makes you stand out, but in a very bad way (unless you have a green card, which would make adcomm treat you the same way as citizens, or are from a very under-represented country outside of Asia and Europe). Of people being rejected in mostly "in" areas at HYSCCN, many are internationals with high stats (stats.php). I think you do have a chance at CCN, though, retaking the LSAT would boost your chances.

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Re: 3.82 / 169 / international. chances at top 5?

Postby r6_philly » Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:04 pm

Apply earlier.

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Re: 3.82 / 169 / international. chances at top 5?

Postby PriOSky » Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:21 pm

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Re: 3.82 / 169 / international. chances at top 5?

Postby ATR » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:16 am

Patriot1208 wrote:Your chances at the top 6 are very slim. You shouldn't expect anything higher than michigan

+1

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Re: 3.82 / 169 / international. chances at top 5?

Postby quaskx » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:05 pm

okay you guys were right. i just got rejected from chicago and i'm only in at duke and georgetown now. it doesn't seem like i will get in at nyu or any of the top 6 for that matter. what should i do? i'm tempted to try again the next cycle after re-taking my lsats.

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Re: 3.82 / 169 / international. chances at top 5?

Postby firemed » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:51 pm

Retake. Try again next year. Apply in September and October.

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Re: 3.82 / 169 / international. chances at top 5?

Postby Patriot1208 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:18 am

Take dook if you like it, if you aren't satisfied with that retake and try again.

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Re: 3.82 / 169 / international. chances at top 5?

Postby quaskx » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:20 pm

ok, if i try again, the question is, what do i do for a whole year after i graduate this june? and how do adcomms view re-applications the very next year, with probably little change in my resume and statements etc.?

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Re: 3.82 / 169 / international. chances at top 5?

Postby paratactical » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:23 pm

quaskx wrote:ok, if i try again, the question is, what do i do for a whole year after i graduate this june? and how do adcomms view re-applications the very next year, with probably little change in my resume and statements etc.?

Get a serious job and work so that your resume at least changes. Volunteer on weekends to buffer your resume. Get at least one LOR from an employer or volunteer supervisor. Rewrite a statement or two to include what you've learned in the year off.

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Re: 3.82 / 169 / international. chances at top 5?

Postby quaskx » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:31 pm

great tips, thanks!




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