URM: reaches, targets, safeties? Help

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JD_hopeful
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URM: reaches, targets, safeties? Help

Postby JD_hopeful » Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:23 pm

Applying 2012-2013 cycle (very early - late September)

Attended T50 undergrad
3.14 LSDAS (3.32 UGPA)
168 LSAT (retake in Feb.)
AA/NA female
1 year WE
Law research ~ 6 mo.
Other average softs

Reaches:
Columbia
Chicago
NYU
Michigan - ED?
Penn
Boalt
Virginia
Cornell
Georgetown

Targets:
UCLA
USC
GWU
Boston
WUSTL
Davis
Fordham
Irvine
Washington U

Safeties:
Loyola
Pepperdine

I know my GPA significantly reduces my chances at a T14 acceptance and to those in California (I'm a CA resident so I'll still give it a shot). I'm trying to cut back on apps so help please? Chances at these schools?

nmare
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Re: URM: reaches, targets, safeties? Help

Postby nmare » Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:42 pm

Easily t14. Throw in HYS as well. You may have a decent chance there with the current numbers.

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Re: URM: reaches, targets, safeties? Help

Postby 20121109 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:48 pm

GPA is too low for HYS. Don't ED anywhere...URM cycles are unpredictable and you don't want to foreclose any potential opportunities.

I actually quite like your list. I anticipate lower T14, at the very least. Unless you have a thing for full scholarships at T25s.

FWIW, I know an AA male who got Boalt with a 3.15/164...make sure you write the four page PS and apply early.

Good luck :)

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Re: URM: reaches, targets, safeties? Help

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:24 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:GPA is too low for HYS. Don't ED anywhere...URM cycles are unpredictable and you don't want to foreclose any potential opportunities.

I actually quite like your list. I anticipate lower T14, at the very least. Unless you have a thing for full scholarships at T25s.

FWIW, I know an AA male who got Boalt with a 3.15/164...make sure you write the four page PS and apply early.

Good luck :)

basically this. The gpa is the only thing holding you back, because URMs are typically given an LSAT "boost" but not as much of a gpa "boost"

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Re: URM: reaches, targets, safeties? Help

Postby Bodhi_mind » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:23 am

Blanket the T14 and the other schools you listed early and you'll have a good cycle!

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KingMenes
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Re: URM: reaches, targets, safeties? Help

Postby KingMenes » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:34 am

Blanket the T14, if you haven't received fee waivers yet, request them. Apply to as many Top 25 schools as you see feasible. As others already stated, don't ED anywhere; URM cycles are unpredicatable. So, you owe it to yourself to apply to every T14 school. You won't know how your GPA effected you until you apply. Leave nothing to chance. Possibly you have a great story to share that may deeply resonate with the T14 adcoms.

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