Molecular Biology and Economics double major at UC San Diego

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tekumamba
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Molecular Biology and Economics double major at UC San Diego

Postby tekumamba » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:59 pm

hey everyone,

I'm a molecular bio and economics double major at UCSD with a 3.92 gpa and a 171 on the LSAT. What are my chances with Y/H/S? I'm concerned because a 171 seems to be on the low side of the accepted LSATs for these schools according to their admissions pages. What should my expectations be?

I do have extensive laboratory research experience and some leadership experience (school public office, and some undergrad bio dept. leadership positions)

Thank you

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Re: Molecular Biology and Economics double major at UC San Diego

Postby dissonance1848 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:11 pm

You are out at all three, unless you have uber softs. If you can get that 171 up to a 173+, then Havard becomes a good shot.

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Re: Molecular Biology and Economics double major at UC San Diego

Postby shoeshine » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:12 pm

are you a minority of some kindf?

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Re: Molecular Biology and Economics double major at UC San Diego

Postby acrossthelake » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:28 pm

I actually think the shot is decent, though there's also a good chance of striking out at all three.

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Re: Molecular Biology and Economics double major at UC San Diego

Postby Shooter » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:29 pm

Out at Yale because Yale.

Out at Harvard because no 173+ LSAT.

Out at Stanford because no work experience.

(PS - Harvard will hold you, and then waitlist you. But do not be deceived.)

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Re: Molecular Biology and Economics double major at UC San Diego

Postby tekumamba » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:33 pm

No i'm not an underrepped minority... actually in my field i'm an overrepresented minority if there is such a thing. I'm indian.

Alright so I guess this means forget about top 3.. dang. lol i worked my ass off to get this close. thanks for the input guys

Do i still have a legitimate shot at the next few law schools down the list (columbia, chicago, etc), or am i dreaming in lala land if i think just numbers and 4 years of lab experience will get me into a top law school?

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Re: Molecular Biology and Economics double major at UC San Diego

Postby acrossthelake » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:48 pm

tekumamba wrote:No i'm not an underrepped minority... actually in my field i'm an overrepresented minority if there is such a thing. I'm indian.

Alright so I guess this means forget about top 3.. dang. lol i worked my ass off to get this close. thanks for the input guys

Do i still have a legitimate shot at the next few law schools down the list (columbia, chicago, etc), or am i dreaming in lala land if i think just numbers and 4 years of lab experience will get me into a top law school?


Your lab experience is completely irrelevant here. However, a 3.92 with a 171 should do alright at CCN.

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Re: Molecular Biology and Economics double major at UC San Diego

Postby tekumamba » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:55 pm

ok thank you everyone (esp acrossthelake)

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Re: Molecular Biology and Economics double major at UC San Diego

Postby NZA » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:56 pm

If I were you, I'd use that GPA to nail scholarships at other schools in the T14.

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Re: Molecular Biology and Economics double major at UC San Diego

Postby birdlaw117 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:10 pm

It's still definitely worth applying to all 3. You have a low chance of getting into any of them, but the odds are definitely greater than 0. You should fare well at CCN and get money from all over the T14.

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Re: Molecular Biology and Economics double major at UC San Diego

Postby glitched » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:19 pm

3.89 170 molecular bio from cal here - got two out of CCN and out and HS (well actually still waitlisted at S. didn't apply to Y. don't ask me Y.)

I don't know what you will take from that, but if you have any questions or want to know my application strategy or something, i'll be happppy to answer. I also had about 3 years of bio lab experience. I know it's a TON of work and it feels like it will be super useful on an application just bc of the amt of time you put into it, but I don't think it helped all that much for me.

No matter how much you want to deny it, law school admissions is a numbers game.

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Re: Molecular Biology and Economics double major at UC San Diego

Postby dkt4 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:08 am

if you really want a top 3, why not retake? obviously you're not guaranteed a better score from a 171, but there's a chance.

also i thought S creamed itself over science people. then again, i guess the class is about 160 so...




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