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3.25/179

Postby American_in_China » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:35 pm

ED to Chicago? Or RD everywhere in the T14 and hope for a big scholarship to MVPD? How big of a scholarship at MVPD would I need to make it "better" than Chicago?

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Re: 3.25/179

Postby soj » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:39 pm

I don't see a big T14 scholarship happening. Congrats on the great score.

Check out LSN: http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com

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Re: 3.25/179

Postby senorhosh » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:47 pm

Most likely little or no money at T14 to change your decision.

I'd say ED to your favorite CCN, with NYU being your safest bet.
MVP would most likely be a lock with ED.

Right now you have to assess your risk/rewards. CCNMVP might not bite at all without ED. Do you want to play it safe and get a virtual lock in MVP or ED to CCN with a lower chance of acceptance + much, much lower chance at MVP too (higher risk/higher reward).

Also, LSN data is scarce for splitters so take this with a grain of salt.

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Re: 3.25/179

Postby American_in_China » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:52 pm

senorhosh wrote:Most likely little or no money at T14 to change your decision.

I'd say ED to your favorite CCN, with NYU being your safest bet.
MVP would most likely be a lock with ED.

Right now you have to assess your risk/rewards. CCNMVP might not bite at all without ED. Do you want to play it safe and get a virtual lock in MVP or ED to CCN with a lower chance of acceptance + much, much lower chance at MVP too (higher risk/higher reward).

Also, LSN data is scarce for splitters so take this with a grain of salt.


If it's no scholarship all the way down, I'll roll the dice. I figure one of MVP will bite, especially since I'm applying for dual programs at two of the schools.

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Re: 3.25/179

Postby Seneca » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:30 pm

Nice split! Unfortunately, with that huge of a split (as opposed to a 3.3/3.4 with a 170-174, even) there are even going to be fewer data points applicable to your situation. Certainly not enough to offer much confidence with CCN. HYS is definitively out. MVP will be trickier to tell - your GPA is way below median, but your LSAT is obscenely higher, so it'll all come down to whether they're willing to jump on that. General rule of thumb with UVA, for instance, is that you've got to be above one median for ED and both for RD, but there was one 3.3/180 applicant that seemed to be an RD -> admit last year, and it's a similar story at Michigan and Penn, though the latter two did seem WL a number of similar splitters.

Your cycle's going to be unpredictable and, absent URM status or a similarly distinguishing factor (a Rhodes scholarship, Olympic medal, or the like), you could potentially be seeing quiet a few WLs. If you're willing to accept the risk of applying CCN down and not ED to MVP and potentially not get any of CCN/MVP, go for it. If you're looking for a more solid shot at MVP, pick one and ED. 177/3.49 and a few similar splitters got $45k+ at Michigan last year, so that might be your best chance at money. Good luck, and congrats again on the score.

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Re: 3.25/179

Postby American_in_China » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:44 pm

Thanks Seneca- I looked through the last few years, and it seems that about 50% of the heavy splitters got into CCN. I also have a targeted letter of rec to Chicago from a prestigious alumni I've know for a long while.

I'm applying for a dual studies degree at MIchigan and would love to go there as well- hopefully my Why Michigan essay captures that well.

Finally, I'm more than happy to go to Vandy- loved my interview, love Nashville, and I have a targeted letter of rec from an alumni there as well.

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Re: 3.25/179

Postby Seneca » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:50 pm

American_in_China wrote:Thanks Seneca- I looked through the last few years, and it seems that about 50% of the heavy splitters got into CCN. I also have a targeted letter of rec to Chicago from a prestigious alumni I've know for a long while.

I'm applying for a dual studies degree at MIchigan and would love to go there as well- hopefully my Why Michigan essay captures that well.

Finally, I'm more than happy to go to Vandy- loved my interview, love Nashville, and I have a targeted letter of rec from an alumni there as well.


That's great news about CCN - I'll admit that I haven't looked as much into CCN heavy-splitter data points, but thought I'd offer what I'd already bookmarked from my own cycle on MVP if you hadn't seen it already - I would have hated to see a 179 get low-balled because of a GPA that can easily come down to one or two freshman errors. I agree on Vandy, it seems like a great quality of life there as a law student, but it sounds like your numbers and what I'm guessing by your name are some pretty significant softs will land you somewhere very nice in the T14. Best of luck with your cycle, and congrats again on the killer score.




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