171, 3.9

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Justin.S
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171, 3.9

Postby Justin.S » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:12 am

As a result of applying late I had an awful cycle....rejected at Berk and UChi, WL at UVA, and a little over half tuition at a local school ranked in the low 50's. Should I expect more? Would it be best to sit out a year and reapply next cycle?

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Re: 171, 3.9

Postby EdmundBurke23 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:14 am

WE ALL HAVE HOPES AND DREAM
AND IF WE TRY OUR BEST
WE WILL BE HAPPY

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Re: 171, 3.9

Postby splitmuch » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:15 am

Definitely reapply and I'd say even consider retaking. If you scored a 171 once I'd say with work its very possible for you to hit 173-4+, at which point enjoy HYS becomes the answer. But even with your current stats if you apply early youll be in the T14.

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Re: 171, 3.9

Postby The Gentleman » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:26 am

As your numbers twin, I would urge you to reapply early next cycle. You'll probably get some money at the lower T14. Although Berkeley will still reject you lol.

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Re: 171, 3.9

Postby jbptls » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:17 pm

Definitely reapply. Your numbers put you above the 75th percentile for both LSAT and GPA from Michigan on down. Pad that resume ( don't have a gap) and get your fresh applications in early this fall. You have a great chance of admission at the lower top 14s and a pretty good chance to get at least one of the Top 6 if you play your cards right.

Don't settle.

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Re: 171, 3.9

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:49 pm

splitmuch wrote:Definitely reapply and I'd say even consider retaking. If you scored a 171 once I'd say with work its very possible for you to hit 173-4+, at which point enjoy HYS becomes the answer. But even with your current stats if you apply early youll be in the T14.


Meh, I'm not sure a retake is worth it because anecdotal evidence suggest HYS look down on retakers. OP also has good enough stats for YS if he had other things going on. But OP you should be in everywhere from 7 on down with a solid application and you should be able to get into at least one CCN. Definitely reapply.

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Re: 171, 3.9

Postby bk1 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:57 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:
splitmuch wrote:Definitely reapply and I'd say even consider retaking. If you scored a 171 once I'd say with work its very possible for you to hit 173-4+, at which point enjoy HYS becomes the answer. But even with your current stats if you apply early youll be in the T14.


Meh, I'm not sure a retake is worth it because anecdotal evidence suggest HYS look down on retakers. OP also has good enough stats for YS if he had other things going on. But OP you should be in everywhere from 7 on down with a solid application and you should be able to get into at least one CCN. Definitely reapply.


Retake could be worth it for money at non-HYS schools and worth it for the possibility of HYS.

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Re: 171, 3.9

Postby weee » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:59 pm

Reapply and take the time to polish those applications, even if you applied on the very last day those seem like pretty poor results with your numbers. Spread your apps a little wider for some scholarship leverage too.

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Re: 171, 3.9

Postby legaleagle9 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:10 pm

The Gentleman wrote:As your numbers twin, I would urge you to reapply early next cycle. You'll probably get some money at the lower T14. Although Berkeley will still reject you lol.


lol why will berkeley reject him? im just curious because thats one of the schools i hope to attend one day

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Re: 171, 3.9

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:10 pm

bk1 wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:
splitmuch wrote:Definitely reapply and I'd say even consider retaking. If you scored a 171 once I'd say with work its very possible for you to hit 173-4+, at which point enjoy HYS becomes the answer. But even with your current stats if you apply early youll be in the T14.


Meh, I'm not sure a retake is worth it because anecdotal evidence suggest HYS look down on retakers. OP also has good enough stats for YS if he had other things going on. But OP you should be in everywhere from 7 on down with a solid application and you should be able to get into at least one CCN. Definitely reapply.


Retake could be worth it for money at non-HYS schools and worth it for the possibility of HYS.

I think the money argument is a little more convincing. But OP would need to be averaging well above 171 to justify a retake.

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Re: 171, 3.9

Postby bk1 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:12 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:I think the money argument is a little more convincing. But OP would need to be averaging well above 171 to justify a retake.


Agreed. I think a mid 170's average should make it worth it.

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Re: 171, 3.9

Postby bhan87 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:18 pm

DON'T settle! I think your cycle underperformed very hard. I definitely agree you should consider retaking and shoot for HYS next cycle. If not, I wouldn't settle for anything less than T14 with $$$ with your great numbers

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Re: 171, 3.9

Postby lovejopd » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:44 pm

How late is it?

Justin.S
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Re: 171, 3.9

Postby Justin.S » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:25 pm

I should clarify that I'm actually a 165/ 171 and I sent an addendum to all schools...

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Re: 171, 3.9

Postby bmore » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:29 pm

Just gonna say, many with higher LSATs got WL at UVA (and Mich). There are no guarentees though applying earlier may help. Write the Why UVA, etc. If you know where you want to go ED. Good luck.

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Re: 171, 3.9

Postby cubswin » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:31 pm

Justin.S wrote:As a result of applying late I had an awful cycle....rejected at Berk and UChi, WL politely rejected at UVA, and a little over half tuition at a local school ranked in the low 50's. Should I expect more? Would it be best to sit out a year and reapply next cycle?


Fixed.

And definitely reapply dude. Paying for a second-tier law school with a 171 is something you will regret forever.

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Re: 171, 3.9

Postby Nom Sawyer » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:42 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:
splitmuch wrote:Definitely reapply and I'd say even consider retaking. If you scored a 171 once I'd say with work its very possible for you to hit 173-4+, at which point enjoy HYS becomes the answer. But even with your current stats if you apply early youll be in the T14.


Meh, I'm not sure a retake is worth it because anecdotal evidence suggest HYS look down on retakers. OP also has good enough stats for YS if he had other things going on. But OP you should be in everywhere from 7 on down with a solid application and you should be able to get into at least one CCN. Definitely reapply.


Actually evidence seems to suggest that H and S at least don't look too badly upon retakers. They'll factor it in of course, but the highest number is still heavily weighted. Shooting for a 173+ on retake is a great option for OP

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Re: 171, 3.9

Postby niederbomb » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:57 am

Justin.S wrote:As a result of applying late I had an awful cycle....rejected at Berk and UChi, WL at UVA, and a little over half tuition at a local school ranked in the low 50's. Should I expect more? Would it be best to sit out a year and reapply next cycle?


I think you applied to a too narrow range of schools. Let's go through each of your schools.

Rejected Berkeley: As are plenty of people who get into Harvard and nearly everyone who applies after December

Rejected UChi: It seems, this year, almost no one got in who applied after January 1 (though I'm surprised they didn't WL you like they did me)

WL UVA: Are you from Virginia? Are you surprised?

If you had applied to NYU, Penn, Michigan, Duke, and NU, you may well have had better luck.




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