166/171 + 3.65, Non URM Hispanic

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Ean1991
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166/171 + 3.65, Non URM Hispanic

Postby Ean1991 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:56 pm

1 year of Paralegal experience, good, not great, leadership in UG

Where should I apply? What is realistic? I can obviously consult LSN but I'd like to know what boost, if any, non-URM background gets me.

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: Berkeley is the dream, but I know they are GPA driven. Thoughts?
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Re: 166/171 + 3.65, Non URM Hispanic

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:05 pm

Ean1991 wrote:1 year of Paralegal experience, good, not great, leadership in UG

Where should I apply? What is realistic? I can obviously consult LSN but I'd like to know what boost, if any, non-URM background gets me.

Thanks in advance.


Unless you can write a kickass DS about your non-URM background, no dice.

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Re: 166/171 + 3.65, Non URM Hispanic

Postby Rahviveh » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:10 pm

Yeah, probably no boost, based on the experience of other non-URM hispanics on here. It can depend on the school though.

Blanket the T14's and any strong regionals you would consider

Ean1991
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Re: 166/171 + 3.65, Non URM Hispanic

Postby Ean1991 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:14 pm

I am Dominican, and I've been reading that specific ethnicity can make a difference. It seems to be somewhat murky water, though.

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Re: 166/171 + 3.65, Non URM Hispanic

Postby nebula666 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:48 pm

Very unlikely at Berkeley. In at MVP and down for sure. Maybe CN but not CLS.

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Re: 166/171 + 3.65, Non URM Hispanic

Postby Ean1991 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:23 pm

Thanks, nebula. Is my GPA below berkeley's floor? Is it worth a retake? Does it make a difference that this was a weak cycle and next year will (probably) be as well?

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Re: 166/171 + 3.65, Non URM Hispanic

Postby nebula666 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:17 pm

Ean1991 wrote:Thanks, nebula. Is my GPA below berkeley's floor? Is it worth a retake? Does it make a difference that this was a weak cycle and next year will (probably) be as well?


Retaking will increase your chances at Columbia and money but probably won't get you into Berkeley.




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