Retake Score for U of C/NYU?

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sampras13
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Retake Score for U of C/NYU?

Postby sampras13 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:35 pm

I got a 166 in October and my gpa is 3.81(probably gona be closer to 3.77 if i reapply-3.90 degree gpa). What score do i need in june to get into ccn schools?

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Re: Retake Score for U of C/NYU?

Postby dissonance1848 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:38 pm

At least a 172 RD. For ED, 170/171 should be fine.

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Re: Retake Score for U of C/NYU?

Postby Sentry » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:32 pm

dissonance1848 wrote:At least a 172 RD. For ED, 170/171 should be fine.

I think he'll need a 172+ either way. I have a strong feeling that U of C is going for a 172 LSAT median.

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Re: Retake Score for U of C/NYU?

Postby sonervous88 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:51 pm

I had a 3.88 167/172 and so far i have gotten in everywhere. (still haven't heard from yale/harvard and didn't apply ed anywhere. I would definitely aim for a 171 at least.

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Re: Retake Score for U of C/NYU?

Postby redsoxfan2495 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:19 pm

172 is median at Columbia but your gpa is slightly above their median, so getting in with a 171 wouldn't be impossible (especially ED).

Also, since when is Columbia U of C? :P It's Columbia University, not the University of Columbia. CLS works too.

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Re: Retake Score for U of C/NYU?

Postby colforbin » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:43 pm

How do T6 schools view 3 lsats? I took it twice while in undergrad but wasn't happy with my scores. I withdraw all of my applications and got a job. Now I'm studying for the June test and want to apply in the fall. But even if I kill the lsat on my third try, am I preemptively shut out from the top of the T14? (3.7x gpa)

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Re: Retake Score for U of C/NYU?

Postby jrose5 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:44 pm

redsoxfan2495 wrote:172 is median at Columbia but your gpa is slightly above their median, so getting in with a 171 wouldn't be impossible (especially ED).

Also, since when is Columbia U of C? :P It's Columbia University, not the University of Columbia. CLS works too.


+1

But you better have good softs, too...

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Re: Retake Score for U of C/NYU?

Postby jrose5 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:47 pm

colforbin wrote:How do T6 schools view 3 lsats? I took it twice while in undergrad but wasn't happy with my scores. I withdraw all of my applications and got a job. Now I'm studying for the June test and want to apply in the fall. But even if I kill the lsat on my third try, am I preemptively shut out from the top of the T14? (3.7x gpa)


YLS, SLS - "Holistic" view of LSATs. They look at them all. Have an addendum - the dean of SLS says these can sway her in the direction of putting more weight on the higher LSAT.
HLS - Averages for reference's sake, though history has shown us that plenty of people with one high enough LSAT but a low average still get in.
Columbia - They claim to average. What's interesting is, a guy I know met the dean of admissions, and the dean told him that if you've only taken 2 LSATs, they look at the higher. 3 or more, however, and they will begin to average.

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Re: Retake Score for U of C/NYU?

Postby colforbin » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:57 pm

jrose5 wrote:
colforbin wrote:How do T6 schools view 3 lsats? I took it twice while in undergrad but wasn't happy with my scores. I withdraw all of my applications and got a job. Now I'm studying for the June test and want to apply in the fall. But even if I kill the lsat on my third try, am I preemptively shut out from the top of the T14? (3.7x gpa)


YLS, SLS - "Holistic" view of LSATs. They look at them all. Have an addendum - the dean of SLS says these can sway her in the direction of putting more weight on the higher LSAT.
HLS - Averages for reference's sake, though history has shown us that plenty of people with one high enough LSAT but a low average still get in.
Columbia - They claim to average. What's interesting is, a guy I know met the dean of admissions, and the dean told him that if you've only taken 2 LSATs, they look at the higher. 3 or more, however, and they will begin to average.


That's more or less what I expected. I don't really understand the point of an addendum for most cases (excluding illness or something). Basically this is my addendum: I'm retaking to get a better score to get into a better set of schools.

It's a bummer knowing I probably won't have the cycle I want (assuming I pull of a high score) because of scores from 2009

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Re: Retake Score for U of C/NYU?

Postby sampras13 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:06 pm

So for regular decision, a 172 for nyu, chicago, and columbia?

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Re: Retake Score for U of C/NYU?

Postby jman77 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:09 pm

colforbin wrote:How do T6 schools view 3 lsats? I took it twice while in undergrad but wasn't happy with my scores. I withdraw all of my applications and got a job. Now I'm studying for the June test and want to apply in the fall. But even if I kill the lsat on my third try, am I preemptively shut out from the top of the T14? (3.7x gpa)


I got into Columbia with 4 LSATs (one of which was a cancel) and the highest of which was a 171. I wrote an addendum (a pretty compelling one, it would seem). I do have extensive WE and a pretty interesting life story.

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Re: Retake Score for U of C/NYU?

Postby Sentry » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:19 pm

redsoxfan2495 wrote:172 is median at Columbia but your gpa is slightly above their median, so getting in with a 171 wouldn't be impossible (especially ED).

Also, since when is Columbia U of C? :P It's Columbia University, not the University of Columbia. CLS works too.

I thought everyone agreed that CLS=Cornell Law School...

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Re: Retake Score for U of C/NYU?

Postby redsoxfan2495 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:53 pm

Sentry wrote:
redsoxfan2495 wrote:172 is median at Columbia but your gpa is slightly above their median, so getting in with a 171 wouldn't be impossible (especially ED).

Also, since when is Columbia U of C? :P It's Columbia University, not the University of Columbia. CLS works too.

I thought everyone agreed that CLS=Cornell Law School...
I just read back through the thread and realized he was probably talking about Chicago, in which case U of C was fine. I guess I assumed Columbia because showing interest in Chicago and NYU but not Columbia is odd. Not being interested in Chicago is perfectly normal for east coast people. Sorry OP...

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Re: Retake Score for U of C/NYU?

Postby christinalsat » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:32 pm

sampras13 wrote:I got a 166 in October and my gpa is 3.81(probably gona be closer to 3.77 if i reapply-3.90 degree gpa). What score do i need in june to get into ccn schools?


I while back ago I was in the same situation (167, 3.87). Folks on TLS encouraged me to take the test again because 1) I knew I could do better (I bombed the logic games because I misread a rule on third game that cost me a ton of time, but scored almost perfectly on the other sections) 2) my relatively high gpa that would put me on the high end of most schools' medians.

I did take the test over and scored a 173. Largely as a result I believe, I got into Harvard, Columbia, NYU..and down from there (didn't apply to U of C). I really owe a lot to the TLSers who convinced me to suck it up and retake. If you can keep your gpa from slipping and you're pretty sure you can break 170, I think it's worth it for you too. Good luck!

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Re: Retake Score for U of C/NYU?

Postby sampras13 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:57 am

hey so my gpa has dropped to a 3.77, do you guys still think 171 for chicago, nyu? Sorry to bring this up again I am just in the middle of deciding whether to attend one of the schools i have gotten into this year or try in June again. Also, what would I need for Northwestern? (i have a few years work experience)

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Re: Retake Score for U of C/NYU?

Postby canes » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:34 pm

Your best score is what would be needed... It's not like you can show up on test day and decide to stop at a 171. Either way you'd need a new score.

Put a deposit down at your top choice for this cycle and retake in June. If you go over 170, I'd reapply next year. What are your current options?

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Re: Retake Score for U of C/NYU?

Postby sampras13 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:05 pm

My choices are Fordham and BU (with very little money).




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