3.5/171 URM Mexican

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JA2942
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3.5/171 URM Mexican

Postby JA2942 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:09 pm

Hey everyone,

I've been a long time lurker here on TLS and I'm so glad I've found the site. All the valuable information here has forced me to set my sights higher and aim for a t14 school rather than the low T1/T2 schools I was previously considering.

As the title states, I have approximately a 3.5 GPA and I scored a 171 on the June LSAT. I am URM and I have average to below average softs (good internships, some fairly interesting life experiences etc.) My dream school would be Stanford, but I plan on applying to the entire t14 minus Yale. Can you guys give me your thoughts on what my chances are at these schools. I have looked at LSN but I'd like to hear your opinions as well.

Thanks!

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Re: 3.5/171 URM Mexican

Postby LoyalRebel » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:10 pm

I'd apply to Yale too. URM is a very mysterious and powerful force. :D

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Re: 3.5/171 URM Mexican

Postby Flanker1067 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:18 pm

I am the same. I applied in Jan., only got Duke. Got waitlisted at all the other T14's (edit: I didn't apply to HYS, but all the rest) except Berk, who rejected me. Got in off the Northwestern waitlist, but that was the only one.

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Re: 3.5/171 URM Mexican

Postby horrorbusiness » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:53 pm

Flanker1067 wrote:I am the same. I applied in Jan., only got Duke. Got waitlisted at all the other T14's (edit: I didn't apply to HYS, but all the rest) except Berk, who rejected me. Got in off the Northwestern waitlist, but that was the only one.


Wow, 3.5/171/MA didn't even get you into Cornell? Did you feel any other part of your app was weak?

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Re: 3.5/171 URM Mexican

Postby 20121109 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:02 pm

horrorbusiness wrote:
Flanker1067 wrote:I am the same. I applied in Jan., only got Duke. Got waitlisted at all the other T14's (edit: I didn't apply to HYS, but all the rest) except Berk, who rejected me. Got in off the Northwestern waitlist, but that was the only one.


Wow, 3.5/171/MA didn't even get you into Cornell? Did you feel any other part of your app was weak?


To be fair, the late (January) applications probably adversely affected his chances.

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Re: 3.5/171 URM Mexican

Postby horrorbusiness » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:57 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:
horrorbusiness wrote:
Flanker1067 wrote:I am the same. I applied in Jan., only got Duke. Got waitlisted at all the other T14's (edit: I didn't apply to HYS, but all the rest) except Berk, who rejected me. Got in off the Northwestern waitlist, but that was the only one.


Wow, 3.5/171/MA didn't even get you into Cornell? Did you feel any other part of your app was weak?


To be fair, the late (January) applications probably adversely affected his chances.



oh wow duh, somehow i totally skipped that part.

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Re: 3.5/171 URM Mexican

Postby JA2942 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:30 am

Wow thanks for the advice everyone. That is definitely disappointing, but hopefully applying earlier in the cycle will help me out

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Re: 3.5/171 URM Mexican

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:04 am

Shouldn't be discouraging. Late applications really, really wound you. If you apply in October with those stats and URM you are in a really good spot. Good odds on top 6 and a fair crack at HYS would be my thought.

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Re: 3.5/171 URM Mexican

Postby Bodhi_mind » Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:57 pm

May the (URM) force be with you

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Re: 3.5/171 URM Mexican

Postby spleenworship » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:31 pm

descartesb4thehorse wrote:Shouldn't be discouraging. Late applications really, really wound you. If you apply in October with those stats and URM you are in a really good spot. Good odds on top 6 and a fair crack at HYS would be my thought.

+1

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Re: 3.5/171 URM Mexican

Postby Marley » Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:35 pm

I had almost the exact same numbers and same URM status, and I got into SLS down. WL at HLS. Fairly prestigious UG, but who knows how much that helped. Didn't apply to Penn, Mich or UVA. Be sure to apply to any of the name NYU scholarships that appeal to you. Feel free to PM me with any questions about my cycle!

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Re: 3.5/171 URM Mexican

Postby JA2942 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:58 am

Marley wrote:I had almost the exact same numbers and same URM status, and I got into SLS down. WL at HLS. Fairly prestigious UG, but who knows how much that helped. Didn't apply to Penn, Mich or UVA. Be sure to apply to any of the name NYU scholarships that appeal to you. Feel free to PM me with any questions about my cycle!


Thanks everyone for the replies! Marley, did you apply early in the cycle and do you think that had a significant impact on your results?

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Re: 3.5/171 URM Mexican

Postby Marley » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:03 pm

JA2942 wrote:
Marley wrote:I had almost the exact same numbers and same URM status, and I got into SLS down. WL at HLS. Fairly prestigious UG, but who knows how much that helped. Didn't apply to Penn, Mich or UVA. Be sure to apply to any of the name NYU scholarships that appeal to you. Feel free to PM me with any questions about my cycle!


Thanks everyone for the replies! Marley, did you apply early in the cycle and do you think that had a significant impact on your results?


I applied in late October. No idea if it affected my chances, but it certainly felt better getting acceptances early on. First acceptance was in late November, and by end of January I was into SLS, CLS, NYU, etc. I recommend it.




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