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Eve0000
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3.49/161...advice appreciated

Postby Eve0000 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:15 pm

Hi everyone!

I am applying to quite a few schools but my heart is set on Fordham. My UGPA is 3.49 and Graduate GPA is 3.7. My LSAT scores are as follows:

Feb 2011 - 154
June 2011 - 161
October 2011 - hoping for around 165-168 (have been averaging 165 on practice tests)

I have 2 years of experience with a big 4 accounting firm, great LORs, my PS is coming together nicely, and I wrote a why Fordham statement. So what do you guys think my chances of getting in are? Is there anything else you think I can do to improve those chances? Their stats for the 2011 entering class are as follows (25th%-75th% respectively):

GPA: 3.36 - 3.76
LSAt: 163 - 168

Thanks!

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Re: 3.49/161...advice appreciated

Postby bport hopeful » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:17 pm

Eve0000 wrote:Hi everyone!

I am applying to quite a few schools but my heart is set on Fordham. My UGPA is 3.49 and Graduate GPA is 3.7. My LSAT scores are as follows:

Feb 2011 - 154
June 2011 - 161
October 2011 - hoping for around 165-168 (have been averaging 165 on practice tests)

I have 2 years of experience with a big 4 accounting firm, great LORs, my PS is coming together nicely, and I wrote a why Fordham statement. So what do you guys think my chances of getting in are? Is there anything else you think I can do to improve those chances? Their stats for the 2011 entering class are as follows (25th%-75th% respectively):

GPA: 3.36 - 3.76
LSAt: 163 - 168

Thanks!

I think its a pretty long shot, because you are likely below their median GPA.

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Re: 3.49/161...advice appreciated

Postby chrisbru » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:20 pm

I'd focus on getting that LSAT up. The higher you get it, the better your chances.

Go to lawschoolpredictor.com and plug in a few different LSAT scores to get a feel for your chances. It's by no means a perfect indicator, but its been known to be mildly accurate at least.

Being towards the lower end of the middle 50% GPA-wise (which you can't change at this point), getting your LSAT close to or above the 75% would be beneficial.

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Re: 3.49/161...advice appreciated

Postby bport hopeful » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:23 pm

Im gunna say you are definitely out with those numbers. Get up to a 166 and youve got an outside shot. Maybe even a 165.

http://fordham.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1011/

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Re: 3.49/161...advice appreciated

Postby Eve0000 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:31 pm

Thanks for the feedback!

Really trying to work on getting the LSAT score up! Thinking to maybe go for their part-time program at first if not accepted into full-time,the numbers are lower there.

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Re: 3.49/161...advice appreciated

Postby chrisbru » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:36 pm

Eve0000 wrote:Thanks for the feedback!

Really trying to work on getting the LSAT score up! Thinking to maybe go for their part-time program at first if not accepted into full-time,the numbers are lower there.



This is a good option if you are really dead set on Fordham.

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Re: 3.49/161...advice appreciated

Postby Grizz » Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:07 am

If you have an accounting job, just do that. Fordham is super stingy with cash. Legal market sucks. Etc., etc.




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