3.73 Undergrad GPA at JMU--What LSAT to Get Into T14 Schools

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3.73 Undergrad GPA at JMU--What LSAT to Get Into T14 Schools

Postby echamberlin8 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:19 pm

I had a 3.73 GPA at JMU, a state school in VA comparable to George Mason undergrad. I am starting to study for my LSAT now.

My dream schools would be NYU or Columbia. What LSAT do you guys think I'd need to get into these? What about to get into other top schools, like U Penn, or the weaker T14's, like Georgetown or Cornell?

Thanks in advance! My goal is 170 and up. I definitely think this is doable, but time will tell. Planning on taking the LSAT in June, and then retaking if I don't reach at least my goal. I really want to go to school in NYC, if you can't tell. 8)

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Re: 3.73 Undergrad GPA at JMU--What LSAT to Get Into T14 Schools

Postby travman90 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:23 pm

You'll need at least that 170 for NYU:
http://nyu.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats

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Re: 3.73 Undergrad GPA at JMU--What LSAT to Get Into T14 Schools

Postby echamberlin8 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:29 pm

travman90 wrote:You'll need at least that 170 for NYU:
http://nyu.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats


Thanks for the quick response. Ideally it'd be a 172, but I'm aware the LSAT is very hard and very hard to predict, so I was being a bit conservative.

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Re: 3.73 Undergrad GPA at JMU--What LSAT to Get Into T14 Schools

Postby travman90 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:31 pm

I figured, you're starting earlier enough that it shouldn't be a huge problem. I started at a 150 in June and by October test (4 months) I jumped over 20 points so its totally doable, you have a little less time before June, but hopefully you can make it work.

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Re: 3.73 Undergrad GPA at JMU--What LSAT to Get Into T14 Schools

Postby jkpolk » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:33 pm

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Re: 3.73 Undergrad GPA at JMU--What LSAT to Get Into T14 Schools

Postby oliverfg » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:41 pm

Fellow JMU student I'm into the "weaker" T14, Gtown and Cornell with a 169 and a lower GPA shot me a message if you want a fellow duke point of view

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Re: 3.73 Undergrad GPA at JMU--What LSAT to Get Into T14 Schools

Postby echamberlin8 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:49 pm

For some reason I don't want to go to UVA that much. It'd be one of my last choices for the T14's, other than maybe Duke or something. There's something about the student culture there that I just don't fit in with, but I'd definitely go there over any non-T14's.

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Re: 3.73 Undergrad GPA at JMU--What LSAT to Get Into T14 Schools

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:50 am

You would need to break 170. You would have a chance if you EDed to Penn with a 168-169, but you should shoot for a 170.

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Re: 3.73 Undergrad GPA at JMU--What LSAT to Get Into T14 Schools

Postby echamberlin8 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:54 am

Good to know. 170 is definitely my goal. My ultimate goals are Columbia (a bit of a reach) and NYU, but if not those, U Penn would definitely be another great option. My goal upon graduating is Big Law.




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