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Vandy

Postby vayze » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:09 pm

What would you guys guesstimate my LSAT score would need to be in order to have a viable chance of getting accepted to Vanderbilt. I will be taking the February LSAT.

I have very strong softs.
My GPA is 3.04, but it is an Honors GPA since I graduated from the Honors Program at my school. I am honestly not sure if that even matters :-/
And I am Hispanic. Do private schools even care or is that mostly public schools?

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Re: Vandy

Postby blackandstrong » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:13 pm

vayze wrote:What would you guys guesstimate my LSAT score would need to be in order to have a viable chance of getting accepted to Vanderbilt. I will be taking the February LSAT.

I have very strong softs.
My GPA is 3.04, but it is an Honors GPA since I graduated from the Honors Program at my school. I am honestly not sure if that even matters :-/
And I am Hispanic. Do private schools even care or is that mostly public schools?


myLSN isn't looking too hot for you with that GPA. I would reckon you need to probably shoot above their 75th -- probably 173+.

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Re: Vandy

Postby hohenheim » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:16 pm

Urm Hispanic?

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Re: Vandy

Postby blackandstrong » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:18 pm

hohenheim wrote:Urm Hispanic?


Oh yeah. Sorry, I didn't see that. If you're a URM Hispanic, then you don't need such a laudable score. 160+ would do the trick.

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Re: Vandy

Postby Crowing » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:36 pm

That depends on what kind of Hispanic you are. IIRC not all get the URM boost.

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Re: Vandy

Postby Nova » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:37 pm

Crowing wrote:That depends on what kind of Hispanic you are. IIRC not all get the URM boost.


Yeah, only Mexicans and Puerto Ricans get a significant boost.

Diversity from being another kind of hispanic can help, but its not an auto bump.

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Re: Vandy

Postby vayze » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:50 pm

So, if my birth certificate states my mom was born in Mexico and my dad was born in Brazil, do I get to double-dip?

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Re: Vandy

Postby Nova » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:55 pm

Are you applying this cycle? Because March is LATE.

& half URM gives you the full boost.

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Re: Vandy

Postby vayze » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:00 pm

Yes I am applying. I submitted my application in December, but I had a bad testing experience(pneumonia) and received a 151 when my practice tests were ranging 162-168. I aksed them to place my app on hold for the February LSAT.

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Re: Vandy

Postby Nova » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:09 pm

There are very few data points out there for URM MA splitters so chances are kind of hard to tell. (I was 3.0/16* MA too). Its safe to say youll need at least 160+. Hitting median, 169 would make you very valuable to them, and you would probably get in with a scholarship. My guess is 165+ would give you a decent shot.

No matter what, shoot for 180. Good luck on the retake!!

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Re: Vandy

Postby vayze » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:23 pm

Thank you very much for the help. I am extremely grateful :)




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