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3.85 / 162 - BC?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:10 am
by sampan
I realize the 162 hurt me, but hey, I busted my balls and that's what it got me.

Really hoping on getting into BC. Spent a lot of time and effort on my PS and I have a solid undergrad record, albeit at a state school.

What you guys think??

edit: I think I should note my crowning achievement on my application. I was chosen as a one of five Student Fellows to my college. We basically represent the school, attending open houses for prospective students and talk about our experience the the university. It's pretty cool I think....perhaps my bumper???

Re: 3.85 / 162 - BC?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:57 am
by Funkycrime
Bust your balls more. Retake.

Re: 3.85 / 162 - BC?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:59 am
by dirtrida2
Could you really see yourself spending 200k for a small chance at Big Law?

Do you know what it would be like trying to repay those debts with a 30-60k job?

http://www.bc.edu/offices/stserv/ltrcost.html

Re: 3.85 / 162 - BC?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:17 pm
by sampan
Funkycrime wrote:Bust your balls more. Retake.

too late now

Re: 3.85 / 162 - BC?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:17 pm
by sampan
dirtrida2 wrote:Could you really see yourself spending 200k for a small chance at Big Law?

Do you know what it would be like trying to repay those debts with a 30-60k job?

http://www.bc.edu/offices/stserv/ltrcost.html

this is a "what are the chances?" not a "should i go" forum....

Re: 3.85 / 162 - BC?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:22 pm
by francesfarmer
sampan wrote:
Funkycrime wrote:Bust your balls more. Retake.

too late now

Too late is not a thing

Re: 3.85 / 162 - BC?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:50 pm
by sampan
francesfarmer wrote:
sampan wrote:
Funkycrime wrote:Bust your balls more. Retake.

too late now

Too late is not a thing

why won't anyone just address the chances I have at this state....

obviously I can always take them again, but I want to know what this 162 does for me before I spend time and money on taking another LSAT

Re: 3.85 / 162 - BC?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:58 pm
by Rahviveh
sampan wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:
sampan wrote:
Funkycrime wrote:Bust your balls more. Retake.

too late now

Too late is not a thing

why won't anyone just address the chances I have at this state....

obviously I can always take them again, but I want to know what this 162 does for me before I spend time and money on taking another LSAT


You can look at LSN yourself

http://bc.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1112/

165 is the magic number. You have a shot according to the graph. But don't go without retaking. Do not waste that GPA. And I'm sure you have other achievements you can emphasize other than being a patsy for your UG's admissions office. This isn't to be rude but its not going to help you outperform your numbers.

Re: 3.85 / 162 - BC?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:01 pm
by Nova
With your current stats, your chances are decent (like 1/4-1/3), but 3 more points changes everything. With a 165, youd probably get in with a legit scholarship.

Consider UMN. Your stats are in their sweet spot.

Re: 3.85 / 162 - BC?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:09 pm
by sampan
Thank you guys. Looks like I do have a shot. I also played collegiate sports, hopefully that's another kicker....

Crossing my fingers!!! :D

Re: 3.85 / 162 - BC?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:18 pm
by dirtrida2
:|

Re: 3.85 / 162 - BC?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:27 pm
by skri65
Nova wrote:With your current stats, your chances are decent (like 1/4-1/3), but 3 more points changes everything. With a 165, youd probably get in with a legit scholarship.

Consider UMN. Your stats are in their sweet spot.


What is this being based off of? LSP suggests a very good shot, and mylsn.info with 162 plugged in an 3.8-3.9 as the GPA range suggest his chances are much better than 1/3 based on the last couple of years. Combine this with the fact that the medians will likely decline, and I'd guess his chances are better than 1/3. Of course, everyone is correct in saying 3 more points do make him an auto-admit with a scholarship.

EDIT: Sample size is small on mylsn.info...extended years and chances are lower.

Re: 3.85 / 162 - BC?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:43 pm
by sampan
skri65 wrote:
Nova wrote:With your current stats, your chances are decent (like 1/4-1/3), but 3 more points changes everything. With a 165, youd probably get in with a legit scholarship.

Consider UMN. Your stats are in their sweet spot.


What is this being based off of? LSP suggests a very good shot, and mylsn.info with 162 plugged in an 3.8-3.9 as the GPA range suggest his chances are much better than 1/3 based on the last couple of years. Combine this with the fact that the medians will likely decline, and I'd guess his chances are better than 1/3. Of course, everyone is correct in saying 3 more points do make him an auto-admit with a scholarship.

EDIT: Sample size is small on mylsn.info...extended years and chances are lower.

I would hope I have around a 50% shot. I'm definitely going to try to follow up if I get waitlisted...

Re: 3.85 / 162 - BC?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:49 pm
by Nova
http://myLSN.info/o57ywl 6 cycles, 61-63/.8-.89 = 30% shot

http://myLSN.info/8zdoqq 3 cycles, 61-63/.7-.89 = 46% (I chose 3.7 because its above median)

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=191337 Medians: 164/3.6

reevaluating, I would guess typically 40/60. maybe a bit over 50/50 if you are persistant and stay on their nuts.

Re: 3.85 / 162 - BC?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:55 pm
by skri65
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Re: 3.85 / 162 - BC?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:57 pm
by sampan
skri65 wrote:
sampan wrote:
skri65 wrote:
Nova wrote:With your current stats, your chances are decent (like 1/4-1/3), but 3 more points changes everything. With a 165, youd probably get in with a legit scholarship.

Consider UMN. Your stats are in their sweet spot.


What is this being based off of? LSP suggests a very good shot, and mylsn.info with 162 plugged in an 3.8-3.9 as the GPA range suggest his chances are much better than 1/3 based on the last couple of years. Combine this with the fact that the medians will likely decline, and I'd guess his chances are better than 1/3. Of course, everyone is correct in saying 3 more points do make him an auto-admit with a scholarship.

EDIT: Sample size is small on mylsn.info...extended years and chances are lower.

I would hope I have around a 50% shot. I'm definitely going to try to follow up if I get waitlisted...


For what it's worth, BC is my top choice as well. I'd pay sticker for it, but I also have a technical degree and am hoping it boosts my chances for a job at graduation since I"ll be gunning for IP. I have a 3.6/164, which gives me about the same chances as you. I've taken the LSAT 4 times and the test has completely mindfucked me, to the point where it's really difficult for me to justify taking it again. For you, on the other hand, especially with that rich GPA and especially if you've only taken it once, retake is probably your best bet. Either way, best of luck..so long as you don't take my spot ;)

haha hopefully we'll be sitting next to each other next year my man! 8)

Re: 3.85 / 162 - BC?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:01 pm
by sampan
Nova wrote:http://myLSN.info/o57ywl 6 cycles, 61-63/.8-.89 = 30% shot

http://myLSN.info/8zdoqq 3 cycles, 61-63/.7-.89 = 46% (I chose 3.7 because its above median)

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=191337 Medians: 164/3.6

reevaluating, I would guess typically 40/60. maybe a bit over 50/50 if you are persistant and stay on their nuts.

thanks for the input. Always gotta remember what Lloyd Christmas says....

"So you're sayin there's a chance...."

Re: 3.85 / 162 - BC?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:05 pm
by Nova
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Re: 3.85 / 162 - BC?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:05 pm
by sampan
Nova wrote:Image

:wink:

back to UG finals!

Re: 3.85 / 162 - BC?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:10 pm
by Nova
sampan wrote:back to UG finals!


Back to 1L finals! (fuuu....)

Re: 3.85 / 162 - BC?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:33 pm
by mr.hands
It would be a reaaaaaaaaaaaally bad idea not to take again.

Trust me, we're talking about tens of thousands of dollars for 3 questions on the LSAT (before interest). You would be paying full freight at a school that just isn't very good. That is objectively a terrible idea

Re: 3.85 / 162 - BC?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:04 pm
by sampan
mr.hands wrote:It would be a reaaaaaaaaaaaally bad idea not to take again.

Trust me, we're talking about tens of thousands of dollars for 3 questions on the LSAT (before interest). You would be paying full freight at a school that just isn't very good. That is objectively a terrible idea

Do they even accept February scores? Otherwise my option is sitting out a cycle...

Re: 3.85 / 162 - BC?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:28 pm
by catholicgirl
sampan wrote:
mr.hands wrote:It would be a reaaaaaaaaaaaally bad idea not to take again.

Trust me, we're talking about tens of thousands of dollars for 3 questions on the LSAT (before interest). You would be paying full freight at a school that just isn't very good. That is objectively a terrible idea

Do they even accept February scores? Otherwise my option is sitting out a cycle...


That's not a bad option.

Re: 3.85 / 162 - BC?

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:07 pm
by sampan
catholicgirl wrote:
sampan wrote:
mr.hands wrote:It would be a reaaaaaaaaaaaally bad idea not to take again.

Trust me, we're talking about tens of thousands of dollars for 3 questions on the LSAT (before interest). You would be paying full freight at a school that just isn't very good. That is objectively a terrible idea

Do they even accept February scores? Otherwise my option is sitting out a cycle...


That's not a bad option.

:cry: