3.2/170 @ UCLA/USC?

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cherub88
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3.2/170 @ UCLA/USC?

Postby cherub88 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:04 pm

I've heard UCLA is not splitter friendly, but am I considered a splitter? 3.2 undergrad GPA in a hard science (molecular biology) 3.5 GPA for my Master's, and 170 LSAT (no URM). I'm a non-traditional applicant so unless I get HYS (unlikely) I won't be willing to leave the Southern Californian region. It's either UCLA/USC or I stay at my current job (maybe T2 if I get a good scholarship offer).

Also, will I get some slack for my GPA because of my hard science major? I've heard conflicting stories about GPA boosts.

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Re: 3.2/170 @ UCLA/USC?

Postby blehGPAgoodLSAT » Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:51 pm

cherub88 wrote:I've heard UCLA is not splitter friendly, but am I considered a splitter? 3.2 undergrad GPA in a hard science (molecular biology) 3.5 GPA for my Master's, and 170 LSAT (no URM). I'm a non-traditional applicant so unless I get HYS (unlikely) I won't be willing to leave the Southern Californian region. It's either UCLA/USC or I stay at my current job (maybe T2 if I get a good scholarship offer).

Also, will I get some slack for my GPA because of my hard science major? I've heard conflicting stories about GPA boosts.


Unfortunately, from what I have gathered both UCLA and USC doesn't seem very merciful on GPA. http://ucla.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats and http://usc.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats are good resources. As you can see, it looks like they both have a floor at around 3.4 for non-URMs on GPAs. Your UG major will only have minimal effects; the typical TSL consensus is that it doesn't matter at all. If you're really set on staying in Southern California I think your options are T2 w/ $$.

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Re: 3.2/170 @ UCLA/USC?

Postby cherub88 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:38 pm

Just out of curiosity, what schools would be possible with my numbers? Any t14?

Or should I just retake in Sept and hope for the best? I had high 170's in practice tests, but I don't want to risk it if it's not going to help me.

Also: what about my chances for UCI?

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Re: 3.2/170 @ UCLA/USC?

Postby FlanAl » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:50 pm

UCI you are probably looking pretty good. Maybe gtown with the ED?

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Re: 3.2/170 @ UCLA/USC?

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:06 pm

You'd get NU for sure. I know you said you want to stay in SoCal, but I had to throw it out there.

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Re: 3.2/170 @ UCLA/USC?

Postby bdubs » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:11 pm

You're more likely to get Berkeley with a well written PS than you are to get UCLA or USC, but it's still really unlikely. They took one person from TLS with a hard science background, but a substantially higher LSAT (175 IIRC). UCLA and USC are much more formulaic and likely to dismiss you because you are below their grade floor.




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