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Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

Postby anom217 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:28 pm

My undergrad GPA is 3.77. However, using this calculator http://www.lawpad.com/gpa_calculator/ my LSAC GPA would be 3.61 (somehow 2 D's in courses I retook drop my gpa by .16, yet if I add 2 A's my gpa goes up by .01...crazy, but I digress).

What LSAT score would I need to get in at bottom half of T14? Top half?

I'm really annoyed at how much my GPA dropped though, since I think that places me out of reach of many schools I'd otherwise have a shot at. I could be wrong, but I think that difference is pretty significant.

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Re: Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

Postby bdubs » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:32 pm

You need a 170 to be solid, a 169 might cut it at Cornell or Michigan though.

173+ will move you into CCN territory.

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Re: Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

Postby anom217 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:32 pm

thanks for the reply bdubs.

So, 170 for lower T14, at least 173 for upper T14? wow, I was expecting much worse news/higher minimum LSAT score. Especially with my low LSAC GPA.

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Re: Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

Postby 20130312 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:59 pm

anom217 wrote:my low LSAC GPA.

anom217 wrote:my LSAC GPA would be 3.61


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Re: Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

Postby anom217 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:12 pm

InGoodFaith - i'm not trolling, i've looked at the GPA percentiles for admittances at upper T14 schools (which I assume uses LSAC gpa?) and my higher 3.77 gpa was around the 25th percentile. I'm only considering T14 schools for the scope of this thread, so I believe my GPA (especially my LSAC calculated gpa) to be low for applicants at these schools. So again, what minimum LSAT score would I need to have a realistic chance at these schools (HYS? CCN?) with my GPA. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

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Re: Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

Postby anom217 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:27 am



ah, lawschoolnumbers is what I needed. Thx.

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Re: Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

Postby crabcakes » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:43 pm

i have a similar GPA and a 169, and i've gotten cornell, michigan, and gulc. didn't apply to any other t-14s.

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Re: Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

Postby lovejopd » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:10 pm

I am also very interested in this thread

With the higher GPA than the OP(GPA 4.1), what is the minimum LSAT for T 14?(Regardless of scholarship money) Don't mind EDing :!:

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Re: Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

Postby bdubs » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:35 pm

lovejopd wrote:I am also very interested in this thread

With the higher GPA than the OP(GPA 4.1), what is the minimum LSAT for T 14?(Regardless of scholarship money) Don't mind EDing :!:


4.1 is a great GPA, what undergrad is it from? The relative weight that the school puts on the GPA will be dictated somewhat by the quality of the institution.

With a score above 170 you're in the range for all of the T14. You can probably drop down to the high 160s (167ish) and still hit the T6, but you also might strike out at the whole T14 with that score (depends on your undergrad and application). You might even drop down into the low 160s before you start getting close to being automatically shut out of the T14.

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Re: Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

Postby Grizz » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:41 pm

lovejopd wrote:I am also very interested in this thread

With the higher GPA than the OP(GPA 4.1), what is the minimum LSAT for T 14?(Regardless of scholarship money) Don't mind EDing :!:


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Re: Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

Postby lovejopd » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:58 pm

bdubs wrote:
lovejopd wrote:I am also very interested in this thread

With the higher GPA than the OP(GPA 4.1), what is the minimum LSAT for T 14?(Regardless of scholarship money) Don't mind EDing :!:


4.1 is a great GPA, what undergrad is it from? The relative weight that the school puts on the GPA will be dictated somewhat by the quality of the institution.

With a score above 170 you're in the range for all of the T14. You can probably drop down to the high 160s (167ish) and still hit the T6, but you also might strike out at the whole T14 with that score (depends on your undergrad and application). You might even drop down into the low 160s before you start getting close to being automatically shut out of the T14.


Thank you!

Mine is a big State School(over 30,000 peers) in GA(Georgia State Univ! I hope my school is not crappy though not prestigious obviously :lol:). In my second year, my school(Thankfully) adopted +system. Since then, I have achieved 40 A's and 40 A+ something like that with one B(Legal History course in my first semester....my bad). I only have one 3 credit course left in my last semester(History-my weakness b/c a lack of historical background :cry: ). LSAC says that my GPA is 98 percentile GPA among people from my school who applied to law school last year. I do not know whether it matters...

Actually my game plan is to at least get 160+ and ED to UVA early in the cycle(Depending on my LSAT score though). Hopefully, any top law school might bite my GPA
I really appreciate your encouraging comment as I am currently really depressed with studying LSAT... :cry:
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Re: Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

Postby lovejopd » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:00 pm

Grizz wrote:
lovejopd wrote:I am also very interested in this thread

With the higher GPA than the OP(GPA 4.1), what is the minimum LSAT for T 14?(Regardless of scholarship money) Don't mind EDing :!:


I see your point several times, but this hypothetical stuff is really helpful for someone who wants to set a goal for the LSAT.

Anyway, Good night!

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Re: Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

Postby Tom Joad » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:01 pm

bdubs wrote:
lovejopd wrote:I am also very interested in this thread

With the higher GPA than the OP(GPA 4.1), what is the minimum LSAT for T 14?(Regardless of scholarship money) Don't mind EDing :!:


4.1 is a great GPA, what undergrad is it from? The relative weight that the school puts on the GPA will be dictated somewhat by the quality of the institution.

With a score above 170 you're in the range for all of the T14. You can probably drop down to the high 160s (167ish) and still hit the T6, but you also might strike out at the whole T14 with that score (depends on your undergrad and application). You might even drop down into the low 160s before you start getting close to being automatically shut out of the T14.

Judging by my cycle, so far, the bolded isn't the case.

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Re: Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

Postby lovejopd » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:03 pm

Tom Joad wrote:
bdubs wrote:
lovejopd wrote:I am also very interested in this thread

With the higher GPA than the OP(GPA 4.1), what is the minimum LSAT for T 14?(Regardless of scholarship money) Don't mind EDing :!:


4.1 is a great GPA, what undergrad is it from? The relative weight that the school puts on the GPA will be dictated somewhat by the quality of the institution.

With a score above 170 you're in the range for all of the T14. You can probably drop down to the high 160s (167ish) and still hit the T6, but you also might strike out at the whole T14 with that score (depends on your undergrad and application). You might even drop down into the low 160s before you start getting close to being automatically shut out of the T14.

Judging by my cycle, so far, the bolded isn't the case.

Would you mind sharing your cycle or lawschoolnumbers? Please PM me if you do not want to share here :D

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Re: Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

Postby bdubs » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:09 pm

lovejopd wrote:Actually my game plan is to at least get 160+ and ED to UVA early in the cycle(Depending on my LSAT score though). Hopefully, any top law school might bite my GPA
I really appreciate your encouraging comment as I am currently really depressed with studying LSAT... :cry:


I think you'll be pretty good for UVA ED if you can get a 165 or better.

I think that getting a 4.1 at a large state school will generally be considered pretty impressive, but I don't know how unusual it is at Georgia State. Are you at or near the top of your class?

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Re: Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

Postby lovejopd » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:16 pm

bdubs wrote:
lovejopd wrote:Actually my game plan is to at least get 160+ and ED to UVA early in the cycle(Depending on my LSAT score though). Hopefully, any top law school might bite my GPA
I really appreciate your encouraging comment as I am currently really depressed with studying LSAT... :cry:


I think you'll be pretty good for UVA ED if you can get a 165 or better.

I think that getting a 4.1 at a large state school will generally be considered pretty impressive, but I don't know how unusual it is at Georgia State. Are you at or near the top of your class?


I do not really know my class rank overall, but I believe that I was one of a few students who actually get A+(requires +97 or 98). I also plan to write a personal statement regarding my disability / and get a decent LORs from my professor this semester when I am done with my personal statement.

I do not know whether I am able to nail this monstrous LSAT, I am getting old(28) and jealous of my friends who landed a good job and got married to a beautiful wife! :lol:

Thanks for your comment again!

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Re: Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

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Re: Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

Postby cactuarX3 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:27 pm

With my #s (in profile), so far I've gotten GULC and Northwestern (but I had significant WE so that might have been a factor). With a 3.6, my guess is that a 170 might be necessary to get any T14s above GULC and Cornell.

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Re: Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

Postby law4vus » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:52 pm

bdubs wrote:4.1 is a great GPA, what undergrad is it from? The relative weight that the school puts on the GPA will be dictated somewhat by the quality of the institution.


No.

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Re: Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:54 pm

anom217 wrote:


ah, lawschoolnumbers is what I needed. Thx.

don't
encourage
him

:lol:

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Re: Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

Postby bdubs » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:14 pm

law4vus wrote:
bdubs wrote:4.1 is a great GPA, what undergrad is it from? The relative weight that the school puts on the GPA will be dictated somewhat by the quality of the institution.


No.


I can guarantee you that a 4.0 from an ivy is viewed differently than a 4.0 from a poorly regarded or unknown school.

See page 36:
http://www.uillinois.edu/our/news/2011/ ... report.pdf

The bias toward highly regarded schools will only get stronger in the T14.
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Re: Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

Postby cactuarX3 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:20 pm

bdubs wrote:
law4vus wrote:
bdubs wrote:4.1 is a great GPA, what undergrad is it from? The relative weight that the school puts on the GPA will be dictated somewhat by the quality of the institution.


No.


I can guarantee you that a 4.0 from an ivy is viewed differently than a 4.0 from a poorly regarded or unknown school.


Aren't Ivies known for grade inflation? Not trying to flame or anything or but this is what I've heard from the internet grapevine.

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Re: Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

Postby bdubs » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:24 pm

cactuarX3 wrote:
bdubs wrote:
law4vus wrote:
bdubs wrote:4.1 is a great GPA, what undergrad is it from? The relative weight that the school puts on the GPA will be dictated somewhat by the quality of the institution.


No.


I can guarantee you that a 4.0 from an ivy is viewed differently than a 4.0 from a poorly regarded or unknown school.


Aren't Ivies known for grade inflation? Not trying to flame or anything or but this is what I've heard from the internet grapevine.


I'm not talking about the difference between Harvard and Cal tech here. It's the difference between Harvard and a school that is unranked in USNews undergrad rankings.

To add some anecdotal fuel to the fire (if the Pless report isn't enough). There are a disproportionate number of Yale undergrads in my section at Northwestern. There's no way that is accounted for purely by selection bias.

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Re: Minimum LSAT for T14 with my GPA?

Postby eaper » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:37 pm

I'm in at GTown with a 3.6 and 169, so a 169 will at least give you a shot at the lower ones.




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