174 / 3.34 GPA - Any chance at Georgetown?

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174 / 3.34 GPA - Any chance at Georgetown?

Postby TLSModBot » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:22 pm

Hey all, long time lurker, relatively new poster. I'm kind of on the fence as to whether I've got a shot at G-town, but I'm hoping some additional voices can give me a better perspective:

- I'm applying to the Part-time program, early decision
- My first LSAT score (October 2011) was 169, my December 2011 retake is 174
- My GPA from American University is 3.34, with an upwards trend at the senior year, University Honors, president of Debate Society, and completed undergrad in 3 years
- I've been working for 5 years in an electronic discovery legal consulting firm, and want to go into academia on the E-discovery field
- Other softs/lack thereof: Eagle Scout/Boy Scout Leader, not a URM

I think I've got a strong application, but if there's anyone else who's applied/been accepted/attended G-town or other schools in the DC area, I'd greatly appreciate your input as if I don't hear back I'll need to gauge my other options in the area!

thanks muchly in advance folks?

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Re: 174 / 3.34 GPA - Any chance at Georgetown?

Postby TLSModBot » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:45 pm

Also: If I have a strong enough shot, is it worth NOT applying ED in the hopes of getting some $ ?

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Re: 174 / 3.34 GPA - Any chance at Georgetown?

Postby Kabuo » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:52 pm

If you're applying early next year, strong shot. If you're applying this cycle, weakish.

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Re: 174 / 3.34 GPA - Any chance at Georgetown?

Postby sambeber » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:55 pm

Absolutely have a chance. I got in (albeit only weeks before school started) with both a GPA and LSAT that are lower than your numbers. It's a personal decision regarding whether the application fee is worth it to you given your likelihood, but on the question of whether you have a chance, the answer is yes.


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Re: 174 / 3.34 GPA - Any chance at Georgetown?

Postby hdsoc » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:23 am

Definitely have a chance, although obviously applying late will diminish it somewhat. FWIW, I have a 3.3ish and a 173 and I was accepted to Georgetown, Michigan (w/ $$) and NYU among others, so you may be selling yourself short. Granted, I applied in October, but if you don't get in this cycle, might be worth applying early next cycle.

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Re: 174 / 3.34 GPA - Any chance at Georgetown?

Postby aenti » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:47 am

sambeber wrote:Absolutely have a chance. I got in (albeit only weeks before school started) with both a GPA and LSAT that are lower than your numbers. It's a personal decision regarding whether the application fee is worth it to you given your likelihood, but on the question of whether you have a chance, the answer is yes.


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Re: 174 / 3.34 GPA - Any chance at Georgetown?

Postby hookem12 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:11 am

It seems that GULC cares a lot about numbers, especially LSAT scores, so even with a lower than median GPA, you still have a really good shot. If it helps, I got accepted with 3.7/169.

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Re: 174 / 3.34 GPA - Any chance at Georgetown?

Postby NYC Law » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:26 am

Good chance, but you should aim higher. Think N + MVP + DC, unless you're into Gov't/IP.

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Re: 174 / 3.34 GPA - Any chance at Georgetown?

Postby iamrobk » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:30 am

NYC Law wrote:Good chance, but you should aim higher. Think N + MVP + DC, unless you're into Gov't/IP.

Yeah, this. You'd probably be in at MVP (at least with ED).

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Re: 174 / 3.34 GPA - Any chance at Georgetown?

Postby sambeber » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:44 pm

aenti wrote:
sambeber wrote:Absolutely have a chance. I got in (albeit only weeks before school started) with both a GPA and LSAT that are lower than your numbers. It's a personal decision regarding whether the application fee is worth it to you given your likelihood, but on the question of whether you have a chance, the answer is yes.


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