chances at northwestern

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jchern
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chances at northwestern

Postby jchern » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:13 am

LSAT: 171
GPA: 3.22, econ major, from big ten school (top 45 ranking) with a upward trend in gpa (last 4 semesters did very well)

3 years work experience: wall street - sales and trading and I banking

My letter of rec is from a partner at a large private equity firm (old boss) that got his mba from northwestern (was hoping this could help). I will be apply middle of jan as that is the earliest I can get rec.

Any thoughts on northwestern or any other schools that I may have a chance would be appreciated. Thanks


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Re: chances at northwestern

Postby freestallion » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:09 pm

You have a good shot, but not guaranteed.

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Samara
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Re: chances at northwestern

Postby Samara » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:07 pm

freestallion wrote:You have a good shot, but not guaranteed.

This. Also, look at UVa, UMich, GULC, Cornell, WUSTL, UIUC among others for splitter-friendly schools.

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Re: chances at northwestern

Postby freestallion » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:08 pm

However, just noticed that you're applying in mid-jan. That's REALLY late. If you wait until then, your chances go way down. You may not get in.

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Re: chances at northwestern

Postby boalthopeful » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:15 pm

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Re: chances at northwestern

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:18 pm

boalthopeful wrote:i'm in a similar situation, undergrad business from cal, currently in banking

3.4 GPA, avg'ing 173's on practice tests (took the oct so i'm not sure what i got), good softs, and got a rec from the uc chancellor
shots at stanford, duke??

1. Don't derail someone else's thread; make your own.
2. Predicting without a real LSAT score is worthless.
3. GPA too low for Stanford. You have a shot at Duke, but no guarantee.

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Re: chances at northwestern

Postby Grizz » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:06 am

boalthopeful wrote:i'm in a similar situation, undergrad business from cal, currently in banking

3.4 GPA, avg'ing 173's on practice tests (took the oct so i'm not sure what i got), good softs, and got a rec from the uc chancellor
shots at stanford, duke??


This thread might be of interest to you

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=167565

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Re: chances at northwestern

Postby jchern » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:38 am

thanks for the responses. was thinking of taking the dec lsat to see if i could increase my score by a few points - 173-175. ive been pting in that range and if i get a little lucky during the real thing was thinking those 2-4 points could mean the difference in getting in or not. could those few points make a big difference for me or should i focus my time on personal statement/essays and get my application in earlier (i have asked to get my letter of rec by mid december)? any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Re: chances at northwestern

Postby bdubs » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:39 pm

Get your application in earlier, it will make a difference. Don't bother waiting for a slightly better LOR, the impact of a good LOR is pretty small.

You can still take the December test, but check with schools to see if they will review your application with a registration for a future LSAT (some won't evaluate your app. until the December scores come out)




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