splitter - 3.39 / 175

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splitter - 3.39 / 175

Postby spakesneaker » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:41 pm

3.39, 175, this is my second year out of undergrad from a top school, not URM. I have decent WE/softs and recs but nothing special. Still working on the personal statement.

Preference is something in the T6. Planning to apply to lower T14/T20 schools in the next few weeks, re-take in December aiming for 178+ (I think I am capable because I was bone-tired on test day and sick for a few weeks before, didn't study as much in the previous month, and had scored 179's on some PT's).

Finances ARE a consideration so I'm not planning to apply ED anywhere. Would prefer somewhere in NYC/DC/Boston/Chicago areas though.

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Re: splitter - 3.39 / 175

Postby Bodhi_mind » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:43 pm

Yeah I wouldn't ED. Spread your applications and you'll definitely get money. I don't know about the wisdom of a retake, though, even given your PT record it's unlikely you'll score higher than a 175. Even if you do, it won't matter that much.

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Re: splitter - 3.39 / 175

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:43 pm

I'm not sure a re-take helps you anywhere even with a 180, especially as it will result in a late app.

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Re: splitter - 3.39 / 175

Postby hdsoc » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:53 pm

You're pretty much above all 75th percentiles anyway. A 178 could help I guess, but I think the late application would hurt more than the higher LSAT would help. If schools won't accept your GPA, then they're still not going to accept your GPA with a 180.

I have pretty similar stats (3.3ish, 173) and the general consensus I got from these boards was that I have a decent shot at MVP (very good shot w/ ED) and I should get into NU, Georgetown, etc. For T6, sometimes people with our numbers sneak in, but your best shot would be to ED at either Columbia or NYU.

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Re: splitter - 3.39 / 175

Postby spakesneaker » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:00 pm

Interesting comments about re-taking. I assumed that 3.39/178+ would give me a better chance than 3.39/175. I am registered in case I do end up wanting to re-take.

Columbia and NYU are actually my top two choices. Tempting to ED, especially since I feel that I don't really have a chance with my numbers.

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Re: splitter - 3.39 / 175

Postby hdsoc » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:17 pm

I ended up deciding between applying ED to NYU and UPenn. I think I would've had a pretty good shot at UPenn, but I have a strong personal preference for NY so I am applying early at NYU. I'm not sure I have much of a chance, but your extra two LSAT points might help.

With both Columbia and NYU, I think to get in you'll either need to apply early or be patient on the waitlist.

And either way, the best advice I received here was to apply as early as possible.



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