AA male urm, 3.19/163

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AA male urm, 3.19/163

Postby Jerry Callo » Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:09 pm

Any chance at NYU Ed?

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Re: AA male urm, 3.19/163

Postby Jerry Callo » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:05 pm

Or is Georgetown ED a better bet?

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Re: AA male urm, 3.19/163

Postby law4vus » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:10 pm

Jerry Callo wrote:Or is Georgetown ED a better bet?


Georgetown will be easier to get into, but since URM cycles are so unpredictable, you'd be doing yourself a disservice by EDing there. NYU is going to be difficult though even as a URM.

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Re: AA male urm, 3.19/163

Postby Jerry Callo » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:31 pm

So do you suggest going NYU Ed and Georgetown Rd or just Rd to both?

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Re: AA male urm, 3.19/163

Postby murray18 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:20 pm

With those numbers, I'd really lean towards ED Georgetown. You won't be going to NYU (most likely), but you'll be increasing your chances at t14 in general. Honestly, with a 163, I have a hard time believing you have much of a shot at either... but like the previous poster said, URM cycles are unpredictable. I'd definitely say an ED to NYU is a waste...

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Re: AA male urm, 3.19/163

Postby Kabuo » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:25 pm

I know a URM with basically the exact numbers who ended up at WUSTL with $$. Not sure what that means for your cycle. He had what I would consider to be above average softs too.

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Re: AA male urm, 3.19/163

Postby Jerry Callo » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:59 pm

I appreciate all the adivce



Does anybody else have any advice??

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Re: AA male urm, 3.19/163

Postby AppsAbound » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:01 pm

Actually, I don't think Georgetown is a safer bet. GULC seems to be on a mission to bump up their medians. I think WUSTL is a good choice though.

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Re: AA male urm, 3.19/163

Postby law4vus » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:08 pm

AppsAbound wrote:Actually, I don't think Georgetown is a safer bet. GULC seems to be on a mission to bump up their medians. I think WUSTL is a good choice though.


Non-URM applicants are used to move medians. URM applicants are used to increase diversity in the entering class. I doubt that GULC being selective with the relatively small number of URM applicants they receive will move their medians at all. If they did become more selective with URMs, they could risk having a less diverse class.

I think the 10 point LSAT boost is a good rule of thumb (from Ivey). Schools are essentially looking at the OP as if he has a 173. Obviously this varies a bit depending on race and gender but AA males are supposedly given the second highest boost after AA females.

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Re: AA male urm, 3.19/163

Postby Blessedassurance » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:10 pm

ED if you want to but I'd apply to the whole T14 plus Vandy and WUSTL. Have you already graduated?

To the poster above, anecdotal evidence suggests AA males actually get a bigger boost than AA females.
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Re: AA male urm, 3.19/163

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:10 pm

If you want NYU, then ED to NYU. Things have a way of working out.

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Re: AA male urm, 3.19/163

Postby Blessedassurance » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:12 pm

law4vus wrote:Obviously this varies a bit depending on race and gender but AA males are supposedly given the second highest boost after AA females.


It's the other way around.

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Re: AA male urm, 3.19/163

Postby law4vus » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:13 pm

Blessedassurance wrote:ED if you want to but I'd apply to the whole T14 plus Vandy and WUSTL. Have you already graduated?

To the poster above, anecdotal evidence suggests AA males actually get a bigger boost than AA females.


Interesting, I heard the other way around. Either way, a big boost is given to AA applicants.

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Re: AA male urm, 3.19/163

Postby Jerry Callo » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:45 pm

I graduate this december so this semesters grades could be used to bump up my gpa for all schools that I dont ED to assuming I want to wait and apply so late into the cycle after I get my grades back for this semester (this semester is going realy good and will probaly get a 4.0)

i have also heard that is AA males who get the highest boost followed by AA females

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Re: AA male urm, 3.19/163

Postby Blessedassurance » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:00 pm

Jerry Callo wrote:I graduate this december so this semesters grades could be used to bump up my gpa for all schools that I dont ED to assuming I want to wait and apply so late into the cycle after I get my grades back for this semester (this semester is going realy good and will probaly get a 4.0)

i have also heard that is AA males who get the highest boost followed by AA females


Not to be a downer but you could potentially face waitlists at places instead of outright rejections so definitely aim to boost that gpa. If you're set on ED-ing you could possibly try the trick of ED-ing to Virginia like now. They guarantee a decision in 15 days so you should hear back quickly enough to consider your other ED options. Also, apply to Cornell through EA (it's non-binding). If you get waitlisted, send in updated transcripts and possibly get another recommendation if you haven't exhausted the maximum allowable. Search the forum for last year's urm cycle. Work on a letter of continued interest and be prepared to ride waitlists if need be. I don't know your softs but urm cycles are highly unpredictable. Last cycle a guy was waitlisted and rejected at most places and managed to get into Harvard, he had a 160 but I think his gpa was higher and I don't know about his softs. Another got UVA with like a 155 or something but I think he was a Virginia resident. Etc. Don't rule out Penn if you're interested.

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Re: AA male urm, 3.19/163

Postby Blessedassurance » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:11 pm

Check this thread out:


viewtopic.php?f=14&t=154356

Look at the poster "Nobox". There are numerous other cases. People (especially urm's) who get in with lower numbers don't necessarily proclaim the fact, for obvious reasons. It can get nasty.

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Re: AA male urm, 3.19/163

Postby Jerry Callo » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:28 pm

Should I try for a retake in December?

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Re: AA male urm, 3.19/163

Postby law4vus » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:30 pm

Jerry Callo wrote:Should I try for a retake in December?


I always say that if you feel like you can retake and do better, go for it. All you have to lose is the registration fee and some study time. If you can get four more points on the LSAT, you're golden for most of the T14.

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Re: AA male urm, 3.19/163

Postby Blessedassurance » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:31 pm

If you can score higher, yes. It can't hurt.

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Re: AA male urm, 3.19/163

Postby Jerry Callo » Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:38 pm

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