Engineering 3.04/166

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Engineering 3.04/166

Postby adg156 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:24 pm

Hey everyone - first post on here!

I just graduated from a T10 Engineering undergrad school (Big Ten) with a 3.04 (both school and LSAC) GPA in Chemical Engineering (arguably the hardest major at my school...average GPA for grads is around a 2.90). I also was diagnosed with ADHD late in college after struggling through it for most of my life not knowing why I had to work so much harder than others at things, so I didn't get on medication until my last semester in school (and I got a 3.50 GPA during my last semester of college while on medication).

I took the June LSAT and got a 166, and would be willing to re-take but only if absolutely necessary as I haven't really done too much LSAT work since June.

My goal is to get into the best school possible with my lower GPA...so I guess you could call me a splitter. (Non-URM)

Looking at - Midwestern schools (Big Ten + Chicago area), but wouldn't mind moving somewhere warmer :).

I'm interested to hear what you all think! Thanks!

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Re: Engineering 3.04/166

Postby 09042014 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:28 pm

Retake. You can pull Northwestern with a 170, UVA with a 170 + Early Decision, and maybe Michigan with a 170+. But Ann Arbor is a whore.

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Re: Engineering 3.04/166

Postby ThomasMN » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:31 pm

You can check out lawschoolnumbers.com , but you are pretty much 2 points away from getting into most of the splitter friendly schools in the Midwest. I would say give Minnesota a shot, a 168 and you would be in easy, as well as Wisconsin and Iowa. In all honesty though, and I hate to say this as everyone else on TLS does, your best bet for the better schools in the Midwest is to retake.

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Re: Engineering 3.04/166

Postby Rock-N-Roll » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:31 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Retake. You can pull Northwestern with a 170, UVA with a 170 + Early Decision, and maybe Michigan with a 170+. But Ann Arbor is a whore.


This.

The whole thing about Engineering being a tough major will have little sway on admissions committees for law schools.

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Re: Engineering 3.04/166

Postby ebo » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:32 pm

Had almost identical numbers to you last cycle. Was accepted with 42k at Emory and 76k at SMU

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Re: Engineering 3.04/166

Postby adg156 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:35 pm

Thank you all for the advice!

If I were to re-take - how hard is it to get a waiver (as I have taken it 3 times in 2 years...although one was a cancel)?

And realistically, would anyone (t30) bite with my current score?

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Re: Engineering 3.04/166

Postby ThomasMN » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:38 pm

ebo wrote:Had almost identical numbers to you last cycle. Was accepted with 42k at Emory and 76k at SMU


Neither are in the Midwest. Also, you are talking about Emory and SMU. Not to blast those schools, but Emory's reputation has been going into the toilet and SMU is not going to do OP a lot of good in the Midwest.

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Re: Engineering 3.04/166

Postby ThomasMN » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:42 pm

adg156 wrote:Thank you all for the advice!

If I were to re-take - how hard is it to get a waiver (as I have taken it 3 times in 2 years...although one was a cancel)?

And realistically, would anyone (t30) bite with my current score?


I think you would get accepted into Iowa for sure and a decent chance at Wisconsin. Also, Emory has a "magic wall" at 166 where almost no matter what your GPA is they will accept you.

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Re: Engineering 3.04/166

Postby adg156 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:51 pm

What about Indiana (Bloomington), Ohio State, and Illinois?
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Re: Engineering 3.04/166

Postby Bobeo » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:59 pm

IUB was giving out 120k scholarships to Damn near everyone with a 166 or higher this cycle. But who knows about next cycle.

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Re: Engineering 3.04/166

Postby MusicComp » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:16 pm

Northwestern accepts less than 1% straight from undergrad, so definitely get a job using your engineering degree if you haven't already.




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