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170/3.35

Postby donawoe » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:59 pm

LSAT: 170
GPA 3.35
Degree: BS in Biology and BA in Business Economics and Certificate in International Business
WE: 3 years as a researcher at one of the top 3 pediatric hospitals in the country,
have been published in professional journals for this research

Really at a loss for where I should start looking at applying...
Any ideas welcome. I'd like to stay east coast, maybe California, but preferably not.

Thanks.

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Re: 170/3.35

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:00 pm

ED GULC or EA Cornell. Midwestern splitter havens will give you good money

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Re: 170/3.35

Postby donawoe » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:27 pm

What schools in the midwest are those?
I would not mind Chicago area.

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Re: 170/3.35

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:32 pm

donawoe wrote:What schools in the midwest are those?
I would not mind Chicago area.

Illinois and WUSTL will both give you money. If you have WE, Northwestern is a possibility

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Re: 170/3.35

Postby Corwin » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:44 pm

donawoe wrote:What schools in the midwest are those?
I would not mind Chicago area.

You've got a 50/50 shot at RD NU at sticker with those numbers, 172+ would increase those chances significantly. Even without a retake I think with ED you could swing it. In at WUSTL and UIUC with 50K and 80K respectively (you have an outside shot of landing higher money at WUSTL, but a lot of people in your range get that amount). At all three schools you need to be top 50% to service your debt.

Outside of the midwest you have a shot at UVA ED and Cornell EA, with almost a guaranteed WL at both if you RD. ED UVA gives you an answer in two weeks, so I'd probably try UVA ED + Cornell EA (nonbinding) -> NU ED + WUSTL RD and UIUC RD.

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Re: 170/3.35

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:52 pm

Corwin wrote:
donawoe wrote:What schools in the midwest are those?
I would not mind Chicago area.

You've got a 50/50 shot at RD NU at sticker with those numbers, 172+ would increase those chances significantly. Even without a retake I think with ED you could swing it. In at WUSTL and UIUC with 50K and 80K respectively (you have an outside shot of landing higher money at WUSTL, but a lot of people in your range get that amount). At all three schools you need to be top 50% to service your debt.

Outside of the midwest you have a shot at UVA ED and Cornell EA, with almost a guaranteed WL at both if you RD. ED UVA gives you an answer in two weeks, so I'd probably try UVA ED + Cornell EA (nonbinding) -> NU ED + WUSTL RD and UIUC RD.

1) I think the money at WUSTL and Illinois will be higher.
2) NU doesn't allow themselves to be any part of a double ED.
3) UVA ED is probably a long shot without 171 unless the median drops as a result of fewer testakers/applicants

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Re: 170/3.35

Postby Corwin » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:57 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
Corwin wrote:
donawoe wrote:What schools in the midwest are those?
I would not mind Chicago area.

You've got a 50/50 shot at RD NU at sticker with those numbers, 172+ would increase those chances significantly. Even without a retake I think with ED you could swing it. In at WUSTL and UIUC with 50K and 80K respectively (you have an outside shot of landing higher money at WUSTL, but a lot of people in your range get that amount). At all three schools you need to be top 50% to service your debt.

Outside of the midwest you have a shot at UVA ED and Cornell EA, with almost a guaranteed WL at both if you RD. ED UVA gives you an answer in two weeks, so I'd probably try UVA ED + Cornell EA (nonbinding) -> NU ED + WUSTL RD and UIUC RD.

1) I think the money at WUSTL and Illinois will be higher.
2) NU doesn't allow themselves to be any part of a double ED.
3) UVA ED is probably a long shot without 171 unless the median drops as a result of fewer testakers/applicants

1.) If it's higher at Illinois, it will be 90K instead of 80K, but a 170 is usually too low to swing that.
2.) What double ED? Apply to UVA, wait for a decision, then apply to NU.
3.) Sure it's a long shot, but it only delays the ED to NU by two weeks. I think it's worth trying.

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Re: 170/3.35

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:59 pm

Corwin wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
Corwin wrote:
donawoe wrote:What schools in the midwest are those?
I would not mind Chicago area.

You've got a 50/50 shot at RD NU at sticker with those numbers, 172+ would increase those chances significantly. Even without a retake I think with ED you could swing it. In at WUSTL and UIUC with 50K and 80K respectively (you have an outside shot of landing higher money at WUSTL, but a lot of people in your range get that amount). At all three schools you need to be top 50% to service your debt.

Outside of the midwest you have a shot at UVA ED and Cornell EA, with almost a guaranteed WL at both if you RD. ED UVA gives you an answer in two weeks, so I'd probably try UVA ED + Cornell EA (nonbinding) -> NU ED + WUSTL RD and UIUC RD.

1) I think the money at WUSTL and Illinois will be higher.
2) NU doesn't allow themselves to be any part of a double ED.
3) UVA ED is probably a long shot without 171 unless the median drops as a result of fewer testakers/applicants

1.) If it's higher at Illinois, it will be 90K instead of 80K, but a 170 is usually too low to swing that.
2.) What double ED? Apply to UVA, wait for a decision, then apply to NU.
3.) Sure it's a long shot, but it only delays the ED to NU by two weeks. I think it's worth trying.

NU has a policy stating that if you ED at any time in the cycle to another school, you can't ED to NU. Sorry for the confusion

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Re: 170/3.35

Postby donawoe » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:10 pm

Would you retake the LSAT and try to improve a two or three?
Will that make a difference in school options and/or money?




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