3.8/169 GWU ED?

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3.8/169 GWU ED?

Postby 6thbackstreetboy » Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:38 pm

Hey everyone!

-3.8 LSAC GPA. 3.95 in my degree program (Information Technology) from a smaller state school.
-169 on the June LSAT.
-Not really any softs other than working 30+ hours a week to put myself through school.

What are my chances applying ED to GWU? I'm interested in government work, but am open to any type of law. I would prefer to live in either California or DC.

So does GWU ED sound like a possibility? Will my lack of softs hurt me? Here are the other schools I'm planning on applying to:

Cornell
USC
UCLA
UCI
BU
BC
WUSTL
Texas
William and Mary
Washington and Lee

Any other schools I should be looking at?

By the way, thanks TLS community for your vast wisdom. I wouldn't even be close to schools in this range without you!

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Re: 3.8/169 GWU ED?

Postby sundance1988 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:42 pm

I had a 3.8 gpa and a 168 with few softs and got into UCLA with a ~$15k/yr scholarship. You have a higher LSAT so I'd assume you'd be poised for an even higher scholarship there if you applied. I have no personal experience with the others but I'm thinking you're good.

Edit: just noticed you had W&M on your list. They gave me $80k over the three years. Again, your LSAT is better so you'd probably get more.

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Re: 3.8/169 GWU ED?

Postby NZA » Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:48 pm

Aim higher.

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Re: 3.8/169 GWU ED?

Postby Bosoxfan » Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:40 am

NZA wrote:Aim higher.

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Re: 3.8/169 GWU ED?

Postby hurldes » Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:04 am

The GW ED comes with an automatic full scholarship... that's a pretty good deal. I asked Anne Richard about it last fall. She's gone now so their policy could've changed, but she said to be competitive you need to be in the 3.8/168 range, which you are in, so you've got a good shot at it.

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Re: 3.8/169 GWU ED?

Postby fingersxd » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:56 am

hurldes wrote:The GW ED comes with an automatic full scholarship... that's a pretty good deal. I asked Anne Richard about it last fall. She's gone now so their policy could've changed, but she said to be competitive you need to be in the 3.8/168 range, which you are in, so you've got a good shot at it.


If this is true than an ED is a GREAT deal. But be sure that you want to go there. 3.8/168 will get you a look and maybe even some $ at most places outside the T6.

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Re: 3.8/169 GWU ED?

Postby Law Sauce » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:07 pm

CoL in DC is quite high, but GW still has an a longstanding rep especially for government type work in DC. Historically, it does far better than other t25s. So I would say that your best options are ED to GW for full ride or ED to UVa or Michigan and hope for the best. t14 without ED is probably a long shot but it could happen. Decide if gw is what you want and if so then EDing is a great choice. Your numbers are solid though, so try shooting for some higher ranked school (lower t14) + hoping for money in the t30 range if you choose not to ed to gw.

tl;dr ED to GW is the right call if you know thats what you want. ED to UVa may be next best choice.

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Re: 3.8/169 GWU ED?

Postby fingersxd » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:20 pm

[quote="Law Sauce"] t14 without ED is probably a long shot but it could happen. quote]

based on LSN it seems that 3.8/169 gives a pretty decent shot at Duke, Michigan, Northwestern (with work experience), & Cornell even without ED.

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Re: 3.8/169 GWU ED?

Postby Law Sauce » Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:47 pm

fingersxd wrote:
Law Sauce wrote: t14 without ED is probably a long shot but it could happen.


based on LSN it seems that 3.8/169 gives a pretty decent shot at Duke, Michigan, Northwestern (with work experience), & Cornell even without ED.


Yea, not out of the question, perhaps decent shot

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Re: 3.8/169 GWU ED?

Postby Real Madrid » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:15 pm

Law Sauce wrote:CoL in DC is quite high, but GW still has an a longstanding rep especially for government type work in DC. Historically, it does far better than other t25s. So I would say that your best options are ED to GW for full ride or ED to UVa or Michigan and hope for the best. t14 without ED is probably a long shot but it could happen. Decide if gw is what you want and if so then EDing is a great choice. Your numbers are solid though, so try shooting for some higher ranked school (lower t14) + hoping for money in the t30 range if you choose not to ed to gw.

tl;dr ED to GW is the right call if you know thats what you want. ED to UVa may be next best choice.


Uh, what? This is almost all wrong. T14 without ED is a longshot? Cornell's graph says differently.

http://cornell.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats

And ED to UVA? Unlikely that will work, seeing as OP is below both medians. If he's interested, they give you a decision in two weeks, so it can't hurt to try, but that's the longest shot of all of the bottom T14.

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Re: 3.8/169 GWU ED?

Postby AreJay711 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:22 pm

I have to say, that GW ED full scholarship was a real tough one for me -- and I won't know if I made the right choice until after OCI. I have similar numbers and attending UMich now with a minimal scholly.

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Re: 3.8/169 GWU ED?

Postby bk1 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:46 pm

You have a good shot at GW's $105k scholarship through RD so I probably wouldn't ED.

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Re: 3.8/169 GWU ED?

Postby marburger06 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:48 pm

I had almost your exact stats. I'm at Chicago now (though FWIW, I'm a rising 3L).

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