162/3.43 Should I retake, or am I good?

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norin
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162/3.43 Should I retake, or am I good?

Postby norin » Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:36 pm

I got a 162 on the June LSAT (got royally screwed by the games, would have gotten a 170 if I had matched my performance on the other sections) and I'm sitting with a 3.3-3.4ish GPA after this semester from a fairly prestigious private school.

Goals: Fordham, Boston College, Northwestern, etc.

Should I retake, or just roll with what I have?

Additionally, I'm currently living in Denver, but have ambition to go to NYC. However, I'm just a little bit cautious of dealing with the outrageous standard of living there. Do you think it would be smarter to go with a CU Boulder/DU type degree and just hope to be in the top 10-20% to score a sweet job in Denver, and if so, what are my chances at making 130-160 when I graduate.

Sorry for the questions, I'm not naive, just looking for some guidance.

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TheThriller
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Re: 162/3.43 Should I retake, or am I good?

Postby TheThriller » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:13 pm

With that GPA you will probably need a 167+ to be a considered at Fordham and BC. 170+ for NW

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Re: 162/3.43 Should I retake, or am I good?

Postby nygrrrl » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:22 pm

TheThriller wrote:With that GPA you will probably need a 167+ to be a considered at Fordham and BC. 170+ for NW

I agree with this. (162 is very low for Fordham.)

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Re: 162/3.43 Should I retake, or am I good?

Postby jump_man » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:29 pm

I had the same GPA and 162 the first time I took the LSAT. I retook and got a 165, but I was still only waitlisted at Fordham. I would definitely recommend you retake - the games are the most learnable section of the test. Best of luck!

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Re: 162/3.43 Should I retake, or am I good?

Postby WanderingPondering » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:51 pm

TheThriller wrote:With that GPA you will probably need a 167+ to be a considered at Fordham and BC. 170+ for NW



BC's median dropped to 164. I honestly don't think they would turn down a 166/167 that went along with anything above a 3.0.

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Re: 162/3.43 Should I retake, or am I good?

Postby JWalker » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:53 pm

Retake, ED UVA is TCR.

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Re: 162/3.43 Should I retake, or am I good?

Postby dingbat » Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:02 pm

TheThriller wrote:With that GPA you will probably need a 167+ to be a considered at Fordham and BC. 170+ for NW

Their 25/50/75 GPA this year was 3.36/3.54/3.67, so an LSAT of 162 might get a read-through on the way to the shredder. A 167+, being above their 75% might even get $5k or $10k from them - if OP gets in.

Retake. 2 or 3 more points would definitely strengthen your chances, while 4 or more is the difference between possibly and probably.




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