TFA member, Cornell hopeful

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TFA member, Cornell hopeful

Postby snazzybumblebee7 » Mon May 02, 2011 9:39 pm

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Re: TFA member, Cornell hopeful

Postby cinephile » Mon May 02, 2011 9:45 pm

My numbers were similar, but I applied kind of late (around Christmas) and got waitlisted. Apply super early for best results -- altho I hear applying EA might just end up deferring you till regular decision and actually lengthening the process.

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Re: TFA member, Cornell hopeful

Postby aliarrow » Mon May 02, 2011 9:46 pm

I think you have a pretty solid chance.
I'm 3.5/167 with mediocre softs and I at least made the waitlist. Your softs/hispanic background should push you over the edge to an admit, I've heard of 3.5/167s getting straight in before.

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Re: TFA member, Cornell hopeful

Postby tea_drinker » Mon May 02, 2011 10:59 pm

snazzybumblebee7 wrote:1) GPA 3.54 from a top 12 school, History/Archaeology with a writing minor. I definitely had an upward trend-- a few bad semesters freshman year tanked my gpa and I struggled to raise it. I did end up graduating cum laude.

2) LSAT: 167 (median practice score)

3) Hispanic female, but from Trinidad- one of those awkward places no one has heard of. I'm a naturalized citizen.

4) I'm in my first year of Teach for America, teaching on the Texas/Mexico border.

5) My ECs from college aren't numerous, but I was heavily involved in the few I did have. I was the president of alpha phi omega at my school (a national service fraternity) and interned for two years in the education department of the state history museum.

That's about it... Any other needed info, let me know! I'm taking the LSAT in June (and potentially November if I tank :? ).

1. & 2. Your GPA seems fine for Cornell, we will need to know your actual LSAT score to predict your chance accurately.
3. Your origin and ethnic background will help you.
4. Your TFA experience will help you a bit
5. Your lack of EC in college won't affect you that much, especially given your TFA involvement.

Good luck on your LSAT!

Edit: just realized I was in the what are my chance forum. So yes, if your LSAT is 167, your chance of being admitted to Cornell is good.

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Re: TFA member, Cornell hopeful

Postby sidhesadie » Mon May 02, 2011 11:48 pm

Hopefully your extras will put you over, I've got a 3.82 and a 167, on reserve. (not saying that means you wouldn't get in, just saying a 167 doesn't make it any kind of a lock.)

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Re: TFA member, Cornell hopeful

Postby MrKappus » Mon May 02, 2011 11:52 pm

What is a Top 12 school? Does that just mean you went to NU? Why not just say "3.54 from NU"? Your chances are not super. I'd give you 25-75. Worth applying though.

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Re: TFA member, Cornell hopeful

Postby coldshoulder » Wed May 04, 2011 10:39 pm

Hit a 170 LSAT for a MUCH better chance.

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Re: TFA member, Cornell hopeful

Postby subtle » Thu May 05, 2011 12:23 pm

I have no useful advice to offer, but hi from another Trini!

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