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2.94 174 Where am I going...

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:48 am
by feralinfant
I've got a 2.94, a 170 and a 174. I was sort of hoping for Georgetown but after my retake I'm not so sure. Ideas besides Northwestern?

Re: 2.94 174 Where am I going...

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:51 am
by Adjudicator
Your numbers are very close to mine (3.0/175) and I got a big scholarship offer from WUSTL, but other than that I got shut out of T1 all together. Then again, I didn't ED anywhere.

Re: 2.94 174 Where am I going...

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:54 am
by Knock
feralinfant wrote:I've got a 2.94, a 170 and a 174. I was sort of hoping for Georgetown but after my retake I'm not so sure. Ideas besides Northwestern?


Maybe UVA if you ED.

Re: 2.94 174 Where am I going...

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:25 pm
by ndirish2010
Probably not UVA. WUSTL is almost guaranteed.

I know you didn't wanna hear it, but NU is TCR.

Re: 2.94 174 Where am I going...

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:27 pm
by MrPapagiorgio
I assume that since you are saying NU, you have at least 1 or 2 years of work experience. If I assume correctly, then as an echo of the above poster, TCR is NU.

Re: 2.94 174 Where am I going...

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:15 pm
by feralinfant
Adjudicator wrote:Your numbers are very close to mine (3.0/175) and I got a big scholarship offer from WUSTL, but other than that I got shut out of T1 all together. Then again, I didn't ED anywhere.


This sort of terrifies me.

Re: 2.94 174 Where am I going...

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:46 pm
by bigkahuna2020
feralinfant wrote:
Adjudicator wrote:Your numbers are very close to mine (3.0/175) and I got a big scholarship offer from WUSTL, but other than that I got shut out of T1 all together. Then again, I didn't ED anywhere.


This sort of terrifies me.


Then you should've sucked less badly for the 4 years in UG

Re: 2.94 174 Where am I going...

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:51 pm
by LLB2JD
bigkahuna2020 wrote:
feralinfant wrote:
Adjudicator wrote:Your numbers are very close to mine (3.0/175) and I got a big scholarship offer from WUSTL, but other than that I got shut out of T1 all together. Then again, I didn't ED anywhere.


This sort of terrifies me.


Then you should've sucked less badly for the 4 years in UG



Why do you gotta be blunt like that? Easy buddy

Re: 2.94 174 Where am I going...

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:58 pm
by Bumi
IUB if you want to minimize debt.

Re: 2.94 174 Where am I going...

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:55 pm
by feralinfant
bigkahuna2020 wrote:Then you should've sucked less badly for the 4 years in UG


Oh, is that all I would have had to do? Who would have thought...I wish somebody would have told me sooner. Thank you, for finally sharing the valuable piece of information with me.

Re: 2.94 174 Where am I going...

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:00 pm
by HopelesslyOptimistic
I think if you have good softs, like were involved in on campus activities as an undergrad, worked, urm, anything like that, it can most definately compensate for your gpa.....a good personal statement works wonders in my opinion and experience

Re: 2.94 174 Where am I going...

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:05 pm
by Patriot1208
HopelesslyOptimistic wrote:I think if you have good softs, like were involved in on campus activities as an undergrad, worked, urm, anything like that, it can most definately compensate for your gpa.....a good personal statement works wonders in my opinion and experience

campus activities and working during undergrad are good softs?????????????????

Re: 2.94 174 Where am I going...

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:06 pm
by forps
Am I the only one who's thinking he has a decent shot with solid application?

Come on, with 175, you can diminish your GPA a lot better than others.

Your major and rigorousness of your study matters a lot. WE / EC / and other addendum will be nice.

If you have 2.94 GPA and 175 LSAT and don't get into any of T14, there must be something wrong with your application. Definitely.

Work on apps as soon as possible, and submit on the first day which they start to accept applications.

Re: 2.94 174 Where am I going...

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:14 pm
by 09042014
forps wrote:Am I the only one who's thinking he has a decent shot with solid application?

Come on, with 175, you can diminish your GPA a lot better than others.

Your major and rigorousness of your study matters a lot. WE / EC / and other addendum will be nice.

If you have 2.94 GPA and 175 LSAT and don't get into any of T14, there must be something wrong with your application. Definitely.

Work on apps as soon as possible, and submit on the first day which they start to accept applications.


This is wrong. There is only one T14 that regularly takes sub 3.0s, and they require W/E and almost require an ED (if you want to boost your shot).

The top 6 are all out. Duke and Berk too. Penn is a very extreme reach, you basically need an Ivy degree with a damn good explanation. Michigan and UVA are fairly large reaches. They usually don't go below 3.0, but 2.94 is fairly close. Cornell usually doesn't go anywhere near 3.0, but they are bit more unpredictable. Still a huge reach.

Even Gtown doesn't regularly take sub 3.0. ED or PT would be the best bet.

If you don't have a good cycle <3.0, 175 doesn't get you t14.

Re: 2.94 174 Where am I going...

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:50 pm
by FuManChusco
Patriot1208 wrote:
HopelesslyOptimistic wrote:I think if you have good softs, like were involved in on campus activities as an undergrad, worked, urm, anything like that, it can most definately compensate for your gpa.....a good personal statement works wonders in my opinion and experience

campus activities and working during undergrad are good softs?????????????????


you didn't now campus activities add like .5 onto your gpa? where have you been?

Re: 2.94 174 Where am I going...

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:58 pm
by HopelesslyOptimistic
I was just trying to say that maybe there are other things he did as an undergrad that he can elaborate on so it doesn't look like he sat on his ass, didn't care about anything, and got a 2.94....I know "campus activities" was vague, but I mean like starting a club, president of an organization, working 30-40/hours a week, etc. It also depends on what school he went to and what he majored in. He's not an idiot, he got a 175, maybe he can write a gpa addendum if he has a good explanation.. Idk maybe I'm clueless, but I don't think he's totally screwed like some of you seem to think...

Re: 2.94 174 Where am I going...

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:10 pm
by FuManChusco
HopelesslyOptimistic wrote:I was just trying to say that maybe there are other things he did as an undergrad that he can elaborate on so it doesn't look like he sat on his ass, didn't care about anything, and got a 2.94....I know "campus activities" was vague, but I mean like starting a club, president of an organization, working 30-40/hours a week, etc. It also depends on what school he went to and what he majored in. He's not an idiot, he got a 175, maybe he can write a gpa addendum if he has a good explanation.. Idk maybe I'm clueless, but I don't think he's totally screwed like some of you seem to think...


we don't think he's totally screwed. writing some bullshit about how we worked or was fraternity president isn't going to help his app though. that shit is meaningless.