Rank of Undergrad AFFECT chances?

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Rank of Undergrad AFFECT chances?

Postby giltzer14 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:58 am

I know that GPA and LSAT are the 2 most important factors to any law school application. However, I am wondering how much the ranking of your undergrad school will play a factor in admissions?

If I attended a highly regarded undergrad institution, should I feel a bit more confident applying to certain law schools where my GPA/LSAT is a bit under median?

On the flip-side, if someone attended an undergrad institution that is not well respected whatsoever, should they feel worse about their chances if they are right at median for that particular law school they are applying to?
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Re: Rank of Undergrad effect chances?

Postby chuckbass » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:03 am

It would only mean something if you went to HYP, but even then it's more of a strong soft. In your case, it won't AFFECT your chances.

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Re: Rank of Undergrad effect chances?

Postby NJPitcher » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:04 am

Common wisdom is that it doesn't do much, though it might help as a tiebreaker. I will say that I attended an undergrad known for grade deflation and I think I mildly outperformed my GPA. One anecdote is all it is though.

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Re: Rank of Undergrad effect chances?

Postby rad lulz » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:31 am

There are literally 4 of these threads floating around the forum in as many days, but I am sure this one will add something new and interesting to the discourse.

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Re: Rank of Undergrad effect chances?

Postby North » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:09 am

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Re: Rank of Undergrad effect chances?

Postby giltzer14 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:17 pm

Haha well put north. Rookie mistake.

Thanks for the answers everyone

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Re: Rank of Undergrad effect chances?

Postby IAFG » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:29 pm

scotth724 wrote:It would only mean something if you went to HYP, but even then it's more of a strong soft. In your case, it won't AFFECT your chances.

HYP+Buffalo. Obvs.




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