2.65 // 165 (Wisconsin, Emory, Illinois)

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Abba34
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2.65 // 165 (Wisconsin, Emory, Illinois)

Postby Abba34 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:05 pm

Stats: 2.65, 165

1 year work experience in Chicago, in law-related field, which has helped me develop a unique personal statement. Not a minority, nothing special about me in particular. Terrible GPA because of lazy freshman year.

What are my chances at:

UW- Madison
Emory
Illinois (in-state)
Indiana- Bloomington
Notre Dame

Where else should I apply?

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BlueJeanBaby
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Re: 2.65 // 165 (Wisconsin, Emory, Illinois)

Postby BlueJeanBaby » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:09 pm

Abba34 wrote:Stats: 2.65, 165

1 year work experience in Chicago, in law-related field, which has helped me develop a unique personal statement. Not a minority, nothing special about me in particular. Terrible GPA because of lazy freshman year.

What are my chances at:

UW- Madison
Emory
Illinois (in-state)
Indiana- Bloomington
Notre Dame

Where else should I apply?


I don't know if you'll be able to get them to bite with your GPA. I would add a few lower tier 1/tier 2 schools in a location you'd like to work in to that list. Then there is always that "retake" option.

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Re: 2.65 // 165 (Wisconsin, Emory, Illinois)

Postby TheThriller » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:11 pm

Out at ND

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Re: 2.65 // 165 (Wisconsin, Emory, Illinois)

Postby Abba34 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:12 pm

BlueJeanBaby wrote:
Abba34 wrote:Stats: 2.65, 165

1 year work experience in Chicago, in law-related field, which has helped me develop a unique personal statement. Not a minority, nothing special about me in particular. Terrible GPA because of lazy freshman year.

What are my chances at:

UW- Madison
Emory
Illinois (in-state)
Indiana- Bloomington
Notre Dame

Where else should I apply?


I don't know if you'll be able to get them to bite with your GPA. I would add a few lower tier 1/tier 2 schools in a location you'd like to work in to that list. Then there is always that "retake" option.


According to LSN, UW, Illinois, and Indiana seem splitter-friendly, historically. But still that's pretty anecdotal.

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Re: 2.65 // 165 (Wisconsin, Emory, Illinois)

Postby Abba34 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:13 pm

TheThriller wrote:Out at ND


And the others?

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Re: 2.65 // 165 (Wisconsin, Emory, Illinois)

Postby TheThriller » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:15 pm

Abba34 wrote:
TheThriller wrote:Out at ND


And the others?


Don't know sorry bud

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Re: 2.65 // 165 (Wisconsin, Emory, Illinois)

Postby BlueJeanBaby » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:17 pm

Abba34 wrote:
BlueJeanBaby wrote:
Abba34 wrote:Stats: 2.65, 165

1 year work experience in Chicago, in law-related field, which has helped me develop a unique personal statement. Not a minority, nothing special about me in particular. Terrible GPA because of lazy freshman year.

What are my chances at:

UW- Madison
Emory
Illinois (in-state)
Indiana- Bloomington
Notre Dame

Where else should I apply?


I don't know if you'll be able to get them to bite with your GPA. I would add a few lower tier 1/tier 2 schools in a location you'd like to work in to that list. Then there is always that "retake" option.


According to LSN, UW, Illinois, and Indiana seem splitter-friendly, historically. But still that's pretty anecdotal.


I'm not saying you are bound to get a slew of rejections, I am saying that I would consider having a few backups because a cycle with your numbers could be unpredictable.

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Re: 2.65 // 165 (Wisconsin, Emory, Illinois)

Postby Nova » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:36 pm

Abba34 wrote:Stats: 2.65, 165

1 year work experience in Chicago, in law-related field, which has helped me develop a unique personal statement. Not a minority, nothing special about me in particular. Terrible GPA because of lazy freshman year.

What are my chances at:

UW- Madison
Emory
Illinois (in-state)
Indiana- Bloomington
Notre Dame

Where else should I apply?


OUT at ND
In at 2 of the other 3 midwest schools. Ill guess Ill and UW.
OUT at emory.

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Re: 2.65 // 165 (Wisconsin, Emory, Illinois)

Postby sparty99 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:11 pm

Out at UW- Madison, Emory, Illinois, Indiana- Bloomington, and Notre Dame. 2.65 is incredibly low even if it was a bad freshman year. 165 is good, but not great. You would need a 170 or some type of WE to be attractive.

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Re: 2.65 // 165 (Wisconsin, Emory, Illinois)

Postby annet » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:04 pm

Abba34 wrote:Stats: 2.65, 165

1 year work experience in Chicago, in law-related field, which has helped me develop a unique personal statement. Not a minority, nothing special about me in particular. Terrible GPA because of lazy freshman year.

What are my chances at:

UW- Madison
Emory
Illinois (in-state)
Indiana- Bloomington
Notre Dame

Where else should I apply?


Probably in eventually at UW Madison but they may make you ride the waitlist for a while. There were people in last year's thread that heard quite late. But, overall, they appear to be willing to overlook one number if the other is above median. Only school I'm familiar with.




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