165/"superior"

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zinc
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165/"superior"

Postby zinc » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:51 pm

Softs:
Foreign undergrad, LSAC graded it as "superior"
PhD in hard sciences
lots of voluntary and leadership work
several scholarships and a grant
trilingual
overcame financial and cultural hardship

what are my chances in T20 schools, especially
Boalt
UCLA
USC

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ilovesf
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Re: 165/"superior"

Postby ilovesf » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:46 pm

zinc wrote:Softs:
Foreign undergrad, LSAC graded it as "superior"
PhD in hard sciences
lots of voluntary and leadership work
several scholarships and a grant
trilingual
overcame financial and cultural hardship

what are my chances in T20 schools, especially
Boalt
UCLA
USC

I thought I'd answer because no one else has said anything yet. I don't know anything about foreign GPAs, but you should apply to some schools lower than the specific ones you mentioned.. you need some safeties because a 165 isn't too great. Good luck.

HeavenWood
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Re: 165/"superior"

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:07 pm

ilovesf wrote:
zinc wrote:Softs:
Foreign undergrad, LSAC graded it as "superior"
PhD in hard sciences
lots of voluntary and leadership work
several scholarships and a grant
trilingual
overcame financial and cultural hardship

what are my chances in T20 schools, especially
Boalt
UCLA
USC

I thought I'd answer because no one else has said anything yet. I don't know anything about foreign GPAs, but you should apply to some schools lower than the specific ones you mentioned.. you need some safeties because a 165 isn't too great. Good luck.

I agree. A 165 isn't a great score because it's lower than my score.

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ilovesf
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Re: 165/"superior"

Postby ilovesf » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:54 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
ilovesf wrote:
zinc wrote:Softs:
Foreign undergrad, LSAC graded it as "superior"
PhD in hard sciences
lots of voluntary and leadership work
several scholarships and a grant
trilingual
overcame financial and cultural hardship

what are my chances in T20 schools, especially
Boalt
UCLA
USC

I thought I'd answer because no one else has said anything yet. I don't know anything about foreign GPAs, but you should apply to some schools lower than the specific ones you mentioned.. you need some safeties because a 165 isn't too great. Good luck.

I agree. A 165 isn't a great score because it's lower than my score.

I actually got a 165 and I was fine with it, but if someone wants a T20, it isn't a great score for that.

HeavenWood
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Re: 165/"superior"

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:33 pm

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ilovesf wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
ilovesf wrote:
zinc wrote:Softs:
Foreign undergrad, LSAC graded it as "superior"
PhD in hard sciences
lots of voluntary and leadership work
several scholarships and a grant
trilingual
overcame financial and cultural hardship

what are my chances in T20 schools, especially
Boalt
UCLA
USC

I thought I'd answer because no one else has said anything yet. I don't know anything about foreign GPAs, but you should apply to some schools lower than the specific ones you mentioned.. you need some safeties because a 165 isn't too great. Good luck.

I agree. A 165 isn't a great score because it's lower than my score.

I actually got a 165 and I was fine with it, but if someone wants a T20, it isn't a great score for that.

I get it. Everyone just has a different definition of a "good score." But if OP significantly underperformed on test day or thinks he/she is capable of doing better, then a retake should be on the table.

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Jah'rakal
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Re: 165/"superior"

Postby Jah'rakal » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:00 pm

well, 165 is enough for most top schools, even t-20s, and in cases such as for the above poster, was enough for hastings, which is considered almost as good as Boalt

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Shaggier1
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Re: 165/"superior"

Postby Shaggier1 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:14 pm

was enough for hastings, which is considered almost as good as Boalt


lol wut? By who, exactly?

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Shaggier1
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Re: 165/"superior"

Postby Shaggier1 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:22 pm

Anyway, OP, your hard science PhD will be very attractive to Boalt. Make sure you submit a compelling personal statement and get your application in ASAP (before October 15 if possible).




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