3.77 LSDAS GPA 165 LSAT Non- URM seeking honest apprasial

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3.77 LSDAS GPA 165 LSAT Non- URM seeking honest apprasial

Postby natureboy34 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:57 pm

The people on this board seem to be pretty on point in regards to admissions, and id like an honest and realistic assessment of my numbers. I will be retaking the LSAT in oct. with the hope of jumping up several points as i understand this will help tremendously, but lets assume my high score is 165 for the sake of this post. Strong letters of rec, and a personal statement that truly articulates why i want to practice law. I am a Texas resident and UT is my dream school, but i dont feel super confident about my chances.

Where do you all think my reaches, targets and safety schools should be? I have no real sense of where my numbers stand I feel like i have "tweener" numbers that are better than meh but not quite strong.

Any insight is greatly appreciated!

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Re: 3.77 LSDAS GPA 165 LSAT Non- URM seeking honest apprasial

Postby deadpanic » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:53 pm

You probably have little to no chance at Texas, so if you really want TX, re-take. If you could improve your LSAT by just 2-3 points, you'll more than likely be in. At this point, you are a deny or, at the very best, wait listed.

Retake is your best bet because you are so close and shouldn't pass up Texas for SMU/UH/etc., which are a significant drop off from UT.

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Re: 3.77 LSDAS GPA 165 LSAT Non- URM seeking honest apprasial

Postby natureboy34 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:05 pm

Thanks, kinda what i figured. Any advice on target schools sans a retake? (I am retaking but want estimates at my current numbers)

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Re: 3.77 LSDAS GPA 165 LSAT Non- URM seeking honest apprasial

Postby Moomoo2u » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:54 pm

not sure about texas but fordham would likely take you


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Re: 3.77 LSDAS GPA 165 LSAT Non- URM seeking honest apprasial

Postby steelersrule » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:30 pm

I had your numbers (TX resident also) and got waitlisted at UT. I didn't try very hard to get in off the waitlist, but I don't know if trying hard would've made a difference. I upped my LSAT by 2-3 points and feel a lot better about my chances this cycle. I didn't really apply to too many other schools, but you should get some decent money at UGA, Alabama, and some of the others ranked around those schools. But my advice is to do what I did. Don't settle for anything lower-ranked than UT, you can do better.

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Re: 3.77 LSDAS GPA 165 LSAT Non- URM seeking honest apprasial

Postby thelawschoolproject » Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:14 pm

I'm not overly familiar with UT's policies, but if you're looking for some other great schools that you have a decent "target" shot at, consider:

BC
USC
Emory
ND
WUSTL

And, if you're looking for some other reach schools that would definitely consider you:

UVA
Northwestern
Cornell
UCLA

Best of luck with your cycle!

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Re: 3.77 LSDAS GPA 165 LSAT Non- URM seeking honest apprasial

Postby natureboy34 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:36 pm

Thanks guys. From look through LSN this is sort of where i figured my range would be. Im definitely buckled down for a retake and hope to see at least a moderate score increase

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Re: 3.77 LSDAS GPA 165 LSAT Non- URM seeking honest apprasial

Postby LawSchoolChampion » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:28 pm

natureboy34 wrote:Thanks guys. From look through LSN this is sort of where i figured my range would be. Im definitely buckled down for a retake and hope to see at least a moderate score increase



Honestly, even 2-3 points will almost guarantee admission.

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Re: 3.77 LSDAS GPA 165 LSAT Non- URM seeking honest apprasial

Postby natureboy34 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:58 pm

What about William and Mary?

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Re: 3.77 LSDAS GPA 165 LSAT Non- URM seeking honest apprasial

Postby steelersrule » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:33 am

natureboy34 wrote:What about William and Mary?


http://wm.lawschoolnumbers.com/applican ... r=desc&p=3

looks like 165 + 3.7 and up = admission. but like i said before, i would retake and go for t14-t20.




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