3.61/173 - What other factors matter?

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3.61/173 - What other factors matter?

Postby beepboopbeep » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:12 pm

Hi all,

Longtime lurker here - I've read the "should I post a 'what are my chances?'" sticky a couple times, and am not sure if I qualify. Well, I probably don't, but I'm hoping I do, I guess - "I am not a special snowflake" has not yet been fully beaten into me. Here is what I hope will boost me up a little bit:

  • I co-founded a volunteer organization that was hugely successful, with 50+ volunteers by the end of our second year and an even bigger number of students.
  • While my GPA is a bit low, I graduated from a non-HYP top-5 university.

I applied late (mid-December) but was admitted to NYU within about two weeks of sending the app in. So right now I'm just looking at the rest of the top 5 (+Berkeley because I want to be warm). I assume I'm out at Yale for insufficient brilliance, but H/S? Please?

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Re: 3.61/173 - What other factors matter?

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:27 pm

HYS are out because of the GPA
Berkeley is probably also out because they're GPA focused as well
You've got a great chance everywhere else - CCNNMVPDGC

http://www.mylsn.info/dispresults.php

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Re: 3.61/173 - What other factors matter?

Postby beepboopbeep » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:30 pm

About what I figured - been using mylsn but hoping for some impact from the soft. Thanks in any case!

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Re: 3.61/173 - What other factors matter?

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:32 pm

Although to be fair Berkeley is extremely holistic and the softs might help, especially if rough socio-economic background is a factor.

Also, are you a URM?

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Re: 3.61/173 - What other factors matter?

Postby beepboopbeep » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:36 pm

Non-URM, but single-parent family/was poor up through college. Tried not to milk it in the PS as we weren't homeless or anything, but now regretting that a bit :P

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Re: 3.61/173 - What other factors matter?

Postby blackandstrong » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:45 pm

beepboopbeep wrote:Hi all,

Longtime lurker here - I've read the "should I post a 'what are my chances?'" sticky a couple times, and am not sure if I qualify. Well, I probably don't, but I'm hoping I do, I guess - "I am not a special snowflake" has not yet been fully beaten into me. Here is what I hope will boost me up a little bit:

  • I co-founded a volunteer organization that was hugely successful, with 50+ volunteers by the end of our second year and an even bigger number of students.
  • While my GPA is a bit low, I graduated from a non-HYP top-5 university.

I applied late (mid-December) but was admitted to NYU within about two weeks of sending the app in. So right now I'm just looking at the rest of the top 5 (+Berkeley because I want to be warm). I assume I'm out at Yale for insufficient brilliance, but H/S? Please?


Good chance everywhere in the T-14 except probably HYS. Who knows? Maybe H will bite for that LSAT.

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Re: 3.61/173 - What other factors matter?

Postby beepboopbeep » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:48 pm

blackandstrong wrote:Who knows? Maybe H will bite


Thanks for indulging me 8)

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Re: 3.61/173 - What other factors matter?

Postby alex.feuerman » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:18 pm

beepboopbeep wrote:
blackandstrong wrote:Who knows? Maybe H will bite


Thanks for indulging me 8)


Maybe H will bite for that soft. Sounds pretty awesome.




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