3.58/171 (multiple lsats) chance for t-14

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3.58/171 (multiple lsats) chance for t-14

Postby androidhu » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:13 pm

Hi guys!
I graduated from a small liberal arts college with 3.58 (LSAC adjusted). For soft factors, I have very mediocre extra-curricular activities and a master's degree in humanities.
One concern is that I have taken LSAT three times, and unfortunately my latest score dropped from my second one. (167, 171, 169) So my best lsat score would be 171, but my avearage score is 169.
(I heard most of the schools take the highest score these days, but some top notch schools take the average of multiple lsat scores...is that true? :( )

I am trying to apply to UPenn, Virginia, Michigan, Berkeley, Cornell, and Georgetown. Also, I know it's a stretch, but I am planning to apply to Columbia and NYU as well because they are my dream schools.

So based on lawschoolnumber.com, I think I have a pretty good shot at Cornell and Georgetown. My main question is how much chance do I have for UPenn, Virginia, Michigan, and Berkelely. Do you guys think I have a good shot for any of these schools through regular decision (if I apply super early)?

I was orignially going to ED to UPenn (since it is my number one choice after columbia and NYU), but someone told me that I should ED to Columbia because I might have a shot there (I don't know how truthful this is), and apply super early to other schools and see what happens. But if there arent much chance of getting into UPenn, Virginia, Michigan, and Berkely without ED, I would rather want to be safe and use my ED boost to Upenn rather thatn wasting it on Columbia. What do you guys think? I would deeply appreciate your opinion.

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Re: 3.58/171 (multiple lsats) chance for t-14

Postby birdlaw117 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:22 pm

I think the ED would be better served on VP and B (I think you can get M without it as long as you write good supplemental essays). I don't think the ED at CCN would result in an admission. I think you should really consider yourself to be a 3.58/169, since your average and most recent are both 169.

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Re: 3.58/171 (multiple lsats) chance for t-14

Postby grimfan » Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:15 am

birdlaw117 wrote:I think the ED would be better served on VP and B (I think you can get M without it as long as you write good supplemental essays). I don't think the ED at CCN would result in an admission. I think you should really consider yourself to be a 3.58/169, since your average and most recent are both 169.


Schools other than the top 5 take the highest score.

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Re: 3.58/171 (multiple lsats) chance for t-14

Postby birdlaw117 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:24 am

grimfan wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:I think the ED would be better served on VP and B (I think you can get M without it as long as you write good supplemental essays). I don't think the ED at CCN would result in an admission. I think you should really consider yourself to be a 3.58/169, since your average and most recent are both 169.


Schools other than the top 5 take the highest score.

Schools are also 100% honest and don't get any money from you sending in application fees.

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Re: 3.58/171 (multiple lsats) chance for t-14

Postby emciosn » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:39 am

I had numbers that were very close to yours and I applied late in the 09-10 cycle (record year for apps). I got WL at Mich and hold->WL at Northwestern. I think my results would have been better if I had applied in November instead of dec/january. I ended not attending either but it shows you have a decent shot. Just make sure you write a good PS and get your apps in early. Being lazy on that is one of my biggest regrets. Also apps have been down and will probably continue in that direction so that will help you a little bit.

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Re: 3.58/171 (multiple lsats) chance for t-14

Postby bdubs » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:46 am

I think your chances at Columbia are low, but NYU is something you should research more closely. Also, Berkeley doesn't have ED.

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Re: 3.58/171 (multiple lsats) chance for t-14

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:52 am

My numbers are almost identical to yours (3.56 engineering, only LSAT 171, plus considerable WE) and I got WL>rejected at Michigan, WL>withdraw at NYU, WL>withdraw at USC and in at Northwestern. I applied in early November, all regular decision.

My PS was solid and my extracurriculars, while not extraordinary, weren't embarassing. I think I underperformed my numbers a bit, which might be explained by the fact that I didn't write a single LOCI or optional essay (at the time, I was set on attending a local TT. Long story.) Thank you, NU, for saving me from that fate!

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Re: 3.58/171 (multiple lsats) chance for t-14

Postby grimfan » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:36 pm

birdlaw117 wrote:
grimfan wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:I think the ED would be better served on VP and B (I think you can get M without it as long as you write good supplemental essays). I don't think the ED at CCN would result in an admission. I think you should really consider yourself to be a 3.58/169, since your average and most recent are both 169.


Schools other than the top 5 take the highest score.

Schools are also 100% honest and don't get any money from you sending in application fees.


Using that logic, why believe anything that the admissions people tell you?

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Re: 3.58/171 (multiple lsats) chance for t-14

Postby Dany » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:39 pm

grimfan wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:
grimfan wrote:Schools other than the top 5 take the highest score.

Schools are also 100% honest and don't get any money from you sending in application fees.

Using that logic, why believe anything that the admissions people tell you?

Exactly.

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Re: 3.58/171 (multiple lsats) chance for t-14

Postby birdlaw117 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:07 am

Dany wrote:
grimfan wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:
grimfan wrote:Schools other than the top 5 take the highest score.

Schools are also 100% honest and don't get any money from you sending in application fees.

Using that logic, why believe anything that the admissions people tell you?

Exactly.

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Re: 3.58/171 (multiple lsats) chance for t-14

Postby bport hopeful » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:11 am

grimfan wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:
grimfan wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:I think the ED would be better served on VP and B (I think you can get M without it as long as you write good supplemental essays). I don't think the ED at CCN would result in an admission. I think you should really consider yourself to be a 3.58/169, since your average and most recent are both 169.


Schools other than the top 5 take the highest score.

Schools are also 100% honest and don't get any money from you sending in application fees.


Using that logic, why believe anything that the admissions people tell you?

haha I love when people say things like, "Dean so and so said my upward trend will be a significant factor in my application."

derp.

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Re: 3.58/171 (multiple lsats) chance for t-14

Postby birdlaw117 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:09 am

bport hopeful wrote:haha I love when people say things like, "Dean so and so said my upward trend will be a significant factor in my application."

derp.

To be fair, Dean So and So is an exception. Dean So and So is such a straight shooter.

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Re: 3.58/171 (multiple lsats) chance for t-14

Postby bport hopeful » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:52 am

birdlaw117 wrote:
bport hopeful wrote:haha I love when people say things like, "Dean so and so said my upward trend will be a significant factor in my application."

derp.

To be fair, Dean So and So is an exception. Dean So and So is such a straight shooter.

credited.

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Re: 3.58/171 (multiple lsats) chance for t-14

Postby Veyron » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:58 am

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