Confused about what my safeties/targets should be

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Confused about what my safeties/targets should be

Postby raj » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:40 pm

With a 170 and 3.98, what do you guys think would be my safeties and targets? I'm definitely applying for the obvious reaches, but I'm confused otherwise.

Thanks :)

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Samara
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Re: Confused about what my safeties/targets should be

Postby Samara » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:48 pm

Well, with numbers like that, you can get a bunch of fee waivers, blanket the T14, and have your pick of the litter. Pretty straightforward.

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Re: Confused about what my safeties/targets should be

Postby WSJ_Law » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:08 pm

U flaming bro?

Your GPA is above every school's 75th and your LSAT is at or above median for every school that isn't HYCCN. Your targets are anywhere and your safeties are anywhere minus HYSCCN.

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Re: Confused about what my safeties/targets should be

Postby Flips88 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:08 pm

Your safety should be WUSTL with a full ride. HTH.

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Re: Confused about what my safeties/targets should be

Postby Perdevise » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:27 pm

WSJ_Law wrote:U flaming bro?

Your GPA is above every school's 75th and your LSAT is at or above median for every school that isn't HYCCN. Your targets are anywhere and your safeties are anywhere minus HYSCCN.


This. I am your numbers twin (minus .01 GPA) and I plan to hit the whole T14; there is really no reason not to.

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Re: Confused about what my safeties/targets should be

Postby raj » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:51 pm

Thanks, everyone. I think I'm being overly paranoid (I tend to do this). Lol :)

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Re: Confused about what my safeties/targets should be

Postby raj » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:11 pm

Also... is there such a thing as applying to too many schools? I've read mixed things about this.

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Re: Confused about what my safeties/targets should be

Postby Flips88 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:06 pm

raj wrote:Also... is there such a thing as applying to too many schools? I've read mixed things about this.

No. I know people that applied to 25-30 schools. However, I would caution that you should only apply to schools you would seriously consider attending. Just because you got a fee waiver doesn't mean you should apply.

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Re: Confused about what my safeties/targets should be

Postby Corwin » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:23 am

Even if you have the worst cycle known to man, you will get one of the T14. If you really feel the need to have a strong safety, pick a school in the T25 in a market you would be willing to work in.

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Re: Confused about what my safeties/targets should be

Postby Flips88 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:28 am

With a 170/3.98 OP will get at least one of CCN (my bet is Chicago with $). But almost assuredly will be in at GULC, Cornell, Penn, Michigan. Great shot at Berkeley. Northwestern with work experience and interview. HYS are kind of a crap shoot but worth the apps just in case.

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Re: Confused about what my safeties/targets should be

Postby moleculex17 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:03 pm

Samara wrote:Well, with numbers like that, you can get a bunch of fee waivers, blanket the T14, and have your pick of the litter. Pretty straightforward.


+1

IMO - Your safeties are the bottom T14 and schools directly outside.

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Re: Confused about what my safeties/targets should be

Postby freestallion » Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:11 pm

Flips88 wrote:
raj wrote:Also... is there such a thing as applying to too many schools? I've read mixed things about this.

No. I know people that applied to 25-30 schools. However, I would caution that you should only apply to schools you would seriously consider attending. Just because you got a fee waiver doesn't mean you should apply.


Well, it might be worth applying anyway since you could get scholarships, and that could change your mind OR could help you leverage/negotiate scholarships at the schools you like more.

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Re: Confused about what my safeties/targets should be

Postby raj » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:59 pm

Wow, thanks... this is helpful (and comforting). Lol.
I'm sort of new on here... are you guys applying this cycle too?

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Re: Confused about what my safeties/targets should be

Postby Samara » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:30 am

raj wrote:Wow, thanks... this is helpful (and comforting). Lol.
I'm sort of new on here... are you guys applying this cycle too?

Yep! And I'll trade you my hypo LSAT score for your GPA and then we can both go to Yale! :wink:

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Re: Confused about what my safeties/targets should be

Postby raj » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:55 pm

I'm down.

Also... what's everyone's take on the evaluations that are optional, but not required, for like every school?

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Re: Confused about what my safeties/targets should be

Postby bport hopeful » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:59 pm

Apply to every top 20. Thatll hit your reaches, your targets, and your safeties.

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Re: Confused about what my safeties/targets should be

Postby Samara » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:36 pm

raj wrote:I'm down.

Also... what's everyone's take on the evaluations that are optional, but not required, for like every school?

Sweet.

Don't bother with evaluations. I have yet to hear of any school saying anything positive about them. I've even seen a few schools discourage them.

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Re: Confused about what my safeties/targets should be

Postby raj » Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:04 am

Oh wow, that's good to know. Glad to have one less thing to worry about.




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