How much does undergrad prestige count?

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Walrus25
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How much does undergrad prestige count?

Postby Walrus25 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:07 am

Okay, so I know that people are going to write off my post because I don't have any LSAT numbers, but I've been really concerned about how my school choice will affect my chances of getting into a desirable law school.
I have a good enough GPA (a 3.8~, and it seems I'll be able to be able to raise it in the two years I have left!) I am a double major and minor and am taking a couple languages. I've been taking LSAT prep tests and have been doing pretty well (mid-160s for my pre-studying stats) and I am a good test taker and devoted to studying.
My only problem is that my school is in the tier 1 schools... barely. It's the third ranked public school and some people have gone on to good law schools (Georgetown, Duke, Northwestern, etc.) Honestly, it was a breeze to get into my university and there are a lot of unmotivated students there. I just have the gut feeling that I'm going to be that random yellow or red dot on Law School Numbers on the top of the chart, or else I'm not be able to afford to send myself to anywhere decent. I definitely want to go first tier, but t25 would be incredible.
My real question is this: how much do you all think undergrad prestige matters? Would taking a couple years off and working improve my chances of money and acceptances? Where would you suggest me to consider? What LSAT should be my goal? Thanks.
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Nova
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Re: How much does undergrad prestige count?

Postby Nova » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:29 am

Walrus25 wrote:My real question is this: how much do you all think undergrad prestige matters? Would taking a couple years off and working improve my chances of money and acceptances? Where would you suggest me to consider? What LSAT should be my goal? Thanks.


What UG you attend doesnt matter. No. Impossible to suggest anything with out a score. 180.

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UnamSanctam
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Re: How much does undergrad prestige count?

Postby UnamSanctam » Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:26 am

Your UG doesn't matter at all. Focus on getting a 4.0 the rest of your academic career and don't jeopardize that. Get a 170+ and you're looking at half-to-full scholarships at T14 schools.

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Yukos
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Re: How much does undergrad prestige count?

Postby Yukos » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:53 am

Nova wrote:
Kurst wrote:Does your undergrad school matter? Can it help an applicant?
Does your undergraduate institution matter?
Importance of undergrade prestige for T14?
3.0 from Dartmouth versus 3.0 from state school
Non-elite UG: a T-6 killer?
Any T14 students here started at community college for UG?
Do T14's look down on community colleges?
It doesn't matter where you went for UG!
What Undergraduate School should I pick to help my LS Admiss
Should I Transfer Undergraduate Schools?
High numbers, low undergrad prestigue
Does the undergraduate school matter?
Undergraduate Advice
How much does your undergraduate Institution Matter?
How important is undergrad prestige?
Why is it that UG institution is irrelevant?
Does Undergraduate School Matter?
to what degree does undergraduate institution matter at HYS?
does undergrad matter at all?
Do law schools really care what school you attended for UG?
How much does UG matter?
College Freshman looking at Law School
178 LSAT, 3.93 GPA - Does UG really matter?
Importance of Undergrad Institution
Unknown Undergraduate Institution
Weight of UG institution in LS+ Big Law
UG MATTERS! Don't believe the hype
Will undergrad prestige matter?
Does undergraduate school matter?
Does where you went Undergraduate matter?
does your undergrad university prestige matter?
How much does undergrad school matter?
Does your undergraduate school matter?
Does Undergraduate School Matter?
Does the Undergrad School you graduate from matter?
Does school matter?
Undergrad Prestige
snob appeal of your undergraduate institution
Question about GPA major and school prestige
Is UG prestige a factor in the admission process?
OS Updates: Yes, Virginia, Undergraduate Schools Matter.
How much does where you went to undergrad matter?
Why does quality of undergrad matter so little?
How much does where you did undergrad matter?
How much does what undergrad school you attend matter?
Undergrad doesn't matter! (unless it's a good one)
Does undergrad matter
Quality of undergrad institution does matter!
Does undergrad matter?
Undergrad doesnt matter? WSJ disagrees.
Name of Undergrad School Matter in Applying?
How much weight is given to your undergrad college?
Importance of Undergraduate University??
Does it matter where you do your UG studies for T14 schools?
Does quality of undergrad make a significant difference?
Does UG Really Not Matter?
How much does where you went for UG factor in?

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Re: How much does undergrad prestige count?

Postby mr.hands » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:22 am

I hate these threads




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