How much will a bad UG school affect HYSCCN chances? 172/4.0

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How much will a bad UG school affect HYSCCN chances? 172/4.0

Postby kulshan » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:53 pm

The school I went to for UG is a small school (~5K people) in the middle of nowhere with a TTT law school. How much will this affect my chances at HYSCCN? What about for scholarships like Furman/Hamilton/Rubenstein? I know people say it doesn't matter at all, but it seems like people often mean that it doesn't matter if you went to, say, a large state school or a prestigious SLAC rather than an Ivy. Will my application suffer if my school is perceived as bad or just unknown (FWIW, I got a great education there)?

Other info: getting a PhD at a top 25 program in my field (will be ABD when I start LS), one year of work experience after UG and before PhD, another interesting soft I'd rather not talk about.

Sorry if this is douchey, I don't mean it that way, I'm genuinely worried/wondering. :oops:

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Re: How much will a bad UG school affect HYSCCN chances? 172/4.0

Postby bhan87 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:58 pm

kulshan wrote:The school I went to for UG is a small school (~5K people) in the middle of nowhere with a TTT law school. How much will this affect my chances at HYSCCN? What about for scholarships like Furman/Hamilton/Rubenstein? I know people say it doesn't matter at all, but it seems like people often mean that it doesn't matter if you went to, say, a large state school or a prestigious SLAC rather than an Ivy. Will my application suffer if my school is perceived as bad or just unknown (FWIW, I got a great education there)?

Other info: getting a PhD at a top 25 program in my field (will be ABD when I start LS), one year of work experience after UG and before PhD, another interesting soft I'd rather not talk about.

Sorry if this is douchey, I don't mean it that way, I'm genuinely worried/wondering. :oops:


In at CCN with a shot at HYS. Out for Hamilton (LSAT heavy schollie), chance at Rubenstein. Your undergrad won't matter that much as long. as its not a for profit or an online college

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Re: How much will a bad UG school affect HYSCCN chances? 172/4.0

Postby bport hopeful » Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:32 pm

It really depends greatly on that secret soft.

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Re: How much will a bad UG school affect HYSCCN chances? 172/4.0

Postby kulshan » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:15 pm

Thanks, y'all!

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Re: How much will a bad UG school affect HYSCCN chances? 172/4.0

Postby rundoxierun » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:17 pm

If my cycle is any indication, it might affect your chances at S and a few of the large scholarships,

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Re: How much will a bad UG school affect HYSCCN chances? 172/4.0

Postby The Gentleman » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:27 pm

I went to a TTTT undergrad and applied this cycle with a 171/4.0. WL at CCN, had a JR1 at Harvard but got waitlisted anyway, did not apply to Y&S. I think you will definitely get Columbia and NYU since you're at their LSAT median. Chicago might be a bit more unpredictable because of their small class size and their Chicago RIGOR! Harvard is a crapshoot as always.
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Re: How much will a bad UG school affect HYSCCN chances? 172/4.0

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:52 pm

You got a 172 on the LSAT. Schools know you're smart. Ruby's and Hamilton's are always hard to know, but I think the only thing keeping you from them is that your LSAT score isn't 75%ile, not the prestige of your UG

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Re: How much will a bad UG school affect HYSCCN chances? 172/4.0

Postby dbrddr » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:03 pm

I applied with your exact numbers as a senior at my TTT undergrad. See my LSN in my profile.

Also, apply early.

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Re: How much will a bad UG school affect HYSCCN chances? 172/4.0

Postby kulshan » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:21 pm

Thanks.




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