Looking to ED with a 172/3.68 - Help!

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Looking to ED with a 172/3.68 - Help!

Postby joedf » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:59 am

I have an LSAT of 172 and a 3.68 GPA.

I want to apply early decision to either Columbia or Virginia, Columbia preferably but I don't know what my chances are - please help me out here!

I do think my stats're pretty low, so I'm a little hesitant to, since I'd be passing up a great chance at bolstering my UVA app if I didn't get in (where I'd very much like to go, too).

A note on my GPA - I got a 3.02 my freshman year. The last three years have since seen an an LSAC-styled GPA of 3.86, with a 4.08 my senior year. Does that make a difference in terms of admissions, at all? I have written a short addendum explaining a three-month case of mono that year, will that hopefully clear things up, or does it sound like a cheap excuse?

Outside of that, I'm not a URM, letters of rec should all be good, nothing else too significant. Thanks.


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Re: Looking to ED with a 172/3.68 - Help!

Postby lilhugsy24 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:50 am

Honestly I wouldn't ED if I had your numbers. You have an ok chance at Columbia already and NYU is pretty much yours probably. UVA will probably just be a waitlist. Not worth giving up the chance at money this cycle.

And your addendum won't make a difference. All they care about is your LSAC GPA.


Do you by chance have post grad work experience? If you do I think you should ED Northwestern since your numbers seem somewhat competitive for their ED 150K scholarship.

Hope that helped


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Re: Looking to ED with a 172/3.68 - Help!

Postby JWalker » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:28 am

No need to ED. You'll very likely get Columbia RD.

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Re: Looking to ED with a 172/3.68 - Help!

Postby hohenheim » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:07 am

So we're numbers twins, but I'm a virginia resident. Will UVA still be a waitlist?

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Re: Looking to ED with a 172/3.68 - Help!

Postby Br3v » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:09 am

I haven't checked lsn for 172's, but I imagine that puts you at a good shot UVA RD no?

Chi/col: coin flip (gpa)
NYU: in

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