Unlv 3.4 156 resident

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Unlv 3.4 156 resident

Postby asoli » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:15 pm

As the title says, I have been review for some time and I go back and forth everyday between no chance and a little chance. Anyone care to guess?

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Re: Unlv 3.4 156 resident

Postby ATR » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:31 am

According to TLS, UNLV's LSAT median is 158. As such, I don't think you'll be accepted.

As it stands, I recommend you retake the LSAT in June and reapply early next cycle. Score above 160 and you should have a good chance at receiving a scholarship.

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Re: Unlv 3.4 156 resident

Postby asoli » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:48 pm

I knew that was my answer. Part of me is hoping I'll luck out and get in. Thanks.

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Re: Unlv 3.4 156 resident

Postby Gatriel » Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:11 am

I disagree with what he says.

Median means "relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values); 'the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20'; 'the median income for the year was $15,000'"

So basically the exact middle score for the school is a 158, therefore almost 50% of the class has a 158 or less.

I would think you'll be in, or WL -> in. Don't expect money though.

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Re: Unlv 3.4 156 resident

Postby ATR » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:34 pm

I understand what a median is. The general rule of thumb for admissions, at least according to TLS, is that you need to be at the median LSAT to have a good chance of admission. If you're below, you will likely be waitlisted unless you have some other quality that negates your LSAT - very high GPA and URM status, mainly. OP has a chance at being admitted, but I wouldn't bet on it.

I still recommend retaking and applying early next cycle. Even if OP's LSAT doesn't improve, it appears easier to be accepted with a sub-median LSAT at the beginning of an admissions cycle than at the end.

Look at this. Although a small sample size of last year's cycle, only two people were admitted with a sub-157 LSAT. Both were URMs.

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Re: Unlv 3.4 156 resident

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:14 pm

Law school applications are down about 12.5% compared to last year. Your chances of being admitted to UNLV with a 156 LSAT score should, therefore, be better this year than last year.

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Re: Unlv 3.4 156 resident

Postby asoli » Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:08 pm


I still recommend retaking and applying early next cycle. Even if OP's LSAT doesn't improve, it appears easier to be accepted with a sub-median LSAT at the beginning of an admissions cycle than at the end.


FWIW, I was complete except for one LOR in the first week of november.




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