BigZuck wrote:bruin91 wrote:ImNoScar wrote:bruin91 wrote:Oh brother.... trolling again on mack.
She got into UVA off the WL with a 161. She'd need to hit a 167 to receive some scholly money from a peer of UVA, a 6 point difference just for some aid-- aid that I'd argue OP could pay off faster by not wasting a year of her life.
For her to look at significant scholly money, she'd need a 8-10 point boost--statistically improbable.
By not taking this offer, she'd risk losing a very good opportunity, that is far from guaranteed next cycle. If her parents are nice enough and have the means to provide for her law school education, then that seals the deal.
In this case, retake is not the right call.
This really isn't true at all. A 165+ and OP gets substantial $$$ from cornell. 168+ and serious money from the rest of the lower t14. And stop with the "statistically improbable" nonsense. The correct prep strategy can lead to big gains for almost any applicant.
Retaking is almost certainly the best decision.
What part of what I said was untrue? I said, OP would need at least a 167 for some aid at a peer (Cornell is not a peer of UVA). And I agreed that a 168 would yield substantial $ from a lower T14.
I don't know what the "correct" strategy is... but generally speaking not everyone is capable of attaining a 168 within a reasonable time frame. But I'm not intending to engage in an argument with you on that. But that is the only premise of my previous post you actually tried to refute. Everything else in your comment reiterated what I had said previously.
I'll say it for him so he doesn't get accused of being a homer: how is Cornell not a peer of UVA? UVA, Cornell, Berkeley, Duke, Northwestern, and Penn are all peers.
are the peers as far as employment opportunities go. And that's all that really matters (besides cost).
Very well then. OP might get scholly money with a 165, but I still doubt it. And my point still stands.
And in terms of averages for scores, it's not a peer, so in the context of scholly money, my point is still accurate. OP would need a 167 for some aid.