Where should I ED, longshots

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Where Should I ED

NYU
4
10%
Columbia
1
3%
Gtown
7
18%
UVA
11
28%
Duke
2
5%
Penn
4
10%
UClA
6
15%
Texas
4
10%
 
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Re: Where should I ED, longshots

Postby flexityflex86 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:07 pm

i think your odds at cornell are probably your best on here, but if you prefer hot weather, i'd ED to UCLA.

i don't think these other schools will happen. i also think that MVP would be a waste of your ED. I'd throw it at GT.

I just don't think UVA will happen being below both medians. If you were 165 and a 3.88 then fine. If you were a 3.3 and a 171 then fine, but you're in the worst position there among people with respectable #'s. Same deal at Penn and Mich.

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Re: Where should I ED, longshots

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:12 pm

Cornell, Michigan, Duke or Texas

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Re: Where should I ED, longshots

Postby confusedlaw » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:32 pm

like i said its a long shot and might as well send one out, if i do UVA on the first day applications are available, even with a rejection i would have sent out a EA to Cornell
and there are some acceptances on law school numbers within my range, you think i have no shot there also?

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Re: Where should I ED, longshots

Postby bk1 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:37 pm

confusedlaw wrote:like i said its a long shot and might as well send one out, if i do UVA on the first day applications are available, even with a rejection i would have sent out a EA to Cornell
and there are some acceptances on law school numbers within my range, you think i have no shot there also?


You are still almost assuredly out. Of all the T14 Cornell seems like your best shot but it is still so small and beyond unlikely that there is no point thinking about it. Of course apply to those schools, but don't even get your hopes up a smidge.

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Re: Where should I ED, longshots

Postby confusedlaw » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:47 pm

so the people who got in...........

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Re: Where should I ED, longshots

Postby bk1 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:49 pm

confusedlaw wrote:so the people who got in...........


Looking on LSN last year there were around four, but this year there were only two and both went to prestigious undergrads. They are still very much the exception and you are not likely to make it. There really is no point in obsessing over it at this point, you send your application to Cornell this fall and if you get in you get in and if you don't you don't.

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Re: Where should I ED, longshots

Postby confusedlaw » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:49 pm

what do you think my chances are at UCLA or USC

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Re: Where should I ED, longshots

Postby bk1 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:50 pm

confusedlaw wrote:what do you think my chances are at UCLA or USC


Looking at LSN (iirc), UCLA probably not but an outside shot at USC. Though ED'ing to either of those is a bad idea since sticker at either of them is a bad idea.

ETA: Looked at LSN again and USC isn't as rosy as I thought. Can't you draw your own conclusions from looking at LSN graphs?
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Re: Where should I ED, longshots

Postby confusedlaw » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:52 pm

why is sticker at UCLA a bad idea if i want to do entertainment law

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Re: Where should I ED, longshots

Postby bk1 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:55 pm

confusedlaw wrote:why is sticker at UCLA a bad idea if i want to do entertainment law


Because entertainment is a small field and you can't guarantee you will get a job in that field and UCLA doesn't even give you a coinflip's chance at a 6 figure salary (which people usually use as the justification for sticker, but even then there are people who say that even a 50% chance at a 6 figure salary is not high enough to risk $200,000+ in debt).

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Re: Where should I ED, longshots

Postby confusedlaw » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:33 pm

ok so im from the northeast, where shoiuld i focus my apps, to get some scholly money, if you think, as do I, that my chances are slim to none in t14

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Re: Where should I ED, longshots

Postby bk1 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:40 pm

confusedlaw wrote:ok so im from the northeast, where shoiuld i focus my apps, to get some scholly money, if you think, as do I, that my chances are slim to none in t14


Where do you want to work? You're prime for strong regionals and I would apply to as many as you like and try to leverage scholarship offers. I imagine that if you want to work in the northeast that BU/BC will probably be the best especially since they seem pretty generous with $ (though I don't know how generous they are for people with your numbers) on top of the fact that they are also on the cheaper side in terms of cost.

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Re: Where should I ED, longshots

Postby confusedlaw » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:43 pm

well i figured an ed at a t14 wouldnt hurt and then cornell would be an ea, and then applying to BU BC Fordham and Gw but not sure where else, id ideally like DC, Boston, or NYC

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Re: Where should I ED, longshots

Postby bk1 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:45 pm

confusedlaw wrote:well i figured an ed at a t14 wouldnt hurt and then cornell would be an ea, and then applying to BU BC Fordham and Gw but not sure where else, id ideally like DC, Boston, or NYC


Then BU/BC/Fordham/GW are your best bets for that. I'd still throw apps towards WUSTL/Illinois/etc for possible scholarship leverage with BU/BC. Fordham tends to be stingy and GW doesn't negotiate scholarships. Also, GW tends to take an all or nothing approach to scholarship money.

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Re: Where should I ED, longshots

Postby confusedlaw » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:46 pm

so you dont think i could get money at GW?

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Re: Where should I ED, longshots

Postby bk1 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:49 pm

confusedlaw wrote:so you dont think i could get money at GW?


You could, but if anything you're probably going to get something piddly like $30,000 total (which is basically meaningless when looking at their $225,000+ sticker price). LSN makes it seem like you either need to have a 3.8+ or be a URM to get their $105,000 scholarship. I mean you might get that one, but I really doubt it.

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Re: Where should I ED, longshots

Postby confusedlaw » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:52 pm

i appreciate the honesty, although i hate it haha,

id love BU but they seem really unpredictable, with money and acceptances, maybe if i wrote a why BU essay that would sway them to money




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