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Nuclear Engineering/Poli Sci, 175 / 3.62

Postby UFUG2013 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:04 pm

I'm hoping this forum can give me some perspective on my numbers and where I should think of applying. I could use some advice on good reach, target, and safety schools.

Major: Nuclear Engineering /Political Science, minor International Relations
LSAT: 175
GPA: 3.62

Great letters of recommendation from professors (one nuclear engineering, one political science) that I developed great relationships with and later did research under.

I was born in Colombia, but have lived in the U.S. most of my life.

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Re: Nuclear Engineering/Poli Sci, 175 / 3.62

Postby 09042014 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:09 pm

How is the nuclear engineering market? Law sucks right now.

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Re: Nuclear Engineering/Poli Sci, 175 / 3.62

Postby NoodleyOne » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:10 pm

Be a nuclear engineer. You probably can go IP though.

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Re: Nuclear Engineering/Poli Sci, 175 / 3.62

Postby sinfiery » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:11 pm

Apply everywhere. Chance at H, in at CCN and down +/- YP


also +1 to the whole go be a nuclear engineer.

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Re: Nuclear Engineering/Poli Sci, 175 / 3.62

Postby 052220151 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:46 am

You are from Columbia, are you URM? If so, YS could be in play.

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Re: Nuclear Engineering/Poli Sci, 175 / 3.62

Postby mindarmed » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:57 pm

Don't go to law school. HTH

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Re: Nuclear Engineering/Poli Sci, 175 / 3.62

Postby UFUG2013 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:52 am

Thanks for the replies.
I hear the "be a nuclear engineer" line every day, but I have decided law is what is right for me.

I have several questions regarding the admissions process concerning my situation:

1) On this site I have read that URM status for Hispanics only qualifies for Puerto Rican and Mexican applicants; with this in mind, does my Colombian factor improve my chances at all? Are non-Puerto Rican/non-Mexican Hispanic applicants considered more towards the URM side of the spectrum or more towards the non-URM consideration? (assuming there is spectrum at all)

2) Will schools with a high median GPA consider the rigor of my nuclear engineering major when looking at my GPA? Mine seems to fall substantially below the median for some of the schools that were mentioned.

Thanks

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Re: Nuclear Engineering/Poli Sci, 175 / 3.62

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:32 am

UFUG2013 wrote:2) Will schools with a high median GPA consider the rigor of my nuclear engineering major when looking at my GPA? Mine seems to fall substantially below the median for some of the schools that were mentioned.

Thanks


Lolz, not really. Look at LSN for people who get admitted with GPAs at the lower end of the spectrum, they are usually URM/larger distinguishing factor that nuclear engineering... its definitely worth shooting off an app, but I wouldn't hold me breath. (note: I might be in a slightly bitter mood as yale just decided I wasn't good enough for them)

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Re: Nuclear Engineering/Poli Sci, 175 / 3.62

Postby sinfiery » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:07 am

UFUG2013 wrote:Thanks for the replies.
I hear the "be a nuclear engineer" line every day, but I have decided law is what is right for me.

I have several questions regarding the admissions process concerning my situation:

1) On this site I have read that URM status for Hispanics only qualifies for Puerto Rican and Mexican applicants; with this in mind, does my Colombian factor improve my chances at all? Are non-Puerto Rican/non-Mexican Hispanic applicants considered more towards the URM side of the spectrum or more towards the non-URM consideration? (assuming there is spectrum at all)

2) Will schools with a high median GPA consider the rigor of my nuclear engineering major when looking at my GPA? Mine seems to fall substantially below the median for some of the schools that were mentioned.

Thanks

1. It's not a spectrum. (I believe, correct me if I am wrong) I think you will receive no boost.

2. To an extent, yes. But that extent isn't very large. Your above median LSAT is the bigger factor in being accepted into CCN. Your softs + UG major will give you the boost to be accepted to at least one of CCN. You have a shot at H but that is where your GPA could really hold you back as it is near and possibly under their GPA floor. Your softs may be enough to overcome it, only one way to find out.

Y is very unlikely but worth the app. S, I have no idea. Definitely apply.

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Re: Nuclear Engineering/Poli Sci, 175 / 3.62

Postby rad lulz » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:20 am

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Re: Nuclear Engineering/Poli Sci, 175 / 3.62

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:34 am

Someone did a fairly non-crazy analysis, and I think that "hard" major in the engineering fields get a 2-3 point boost to their LSAT scores at HYS (relative to admission outcomes).

So, giving you a 176-180 and between a 3.65 and a 3.75 just to give you some boosts everywhere, you're still looking at this:

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So S & Y are kind of out of the picture. H is the only feasible thing you have, but adjusting for your actual numbers (176-180, 3.6 - 3.68), H takes a small hit, but still looks like you have a shot:

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sinfiery wrote:Apply everywhere. Chance at H, in at CCN and down +/- YP


Essentially, this is correct. Reach school of H, target of CC, safety of N

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Re: Nuclear Engineering/Poli Sci, 175 / 3.62

Postby 09042014 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:40 am

rad lulz wrote:What the hell has you "convinced" that law is right for you

Also interestingly enough the only other UF nuclear engineering major I know is now bumming around in Spain teaching Spanish or something


Nuclear engineering is tough choice as an engineering discipline. The industry isn't growing, at least everywhere that isn't China. And the skills aren't really translatable. People claim that the market will be great when Boomer nuke engineers start retiring in bulk. Since nuke power basically hit a brick wall after Three Mile and Cherynobl, there is basically a bunch of old Nuke engineers and not a ton of young ones. But if you don't time it right you are probably fucked.

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Postby rad lulz » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:49 am

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Re: Nuclear Engineering/Poli Sci, 175 / 3.62

Postby Dr. Dre » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:17 pm

armedwithamind wrote:Don't go to law school. HTH

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Re: Nuclear Engineering/Poli Sci, 175 / 3.62

Postby UFUG2013 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:55 pm

Thanks everyone. This has been very helpful for this law school newbie.

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Re: Nuclear Engineering/Poli Sci, 175 / 3.62

Postby stratocophic » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:07 pm

rad lulz wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
rad lulz wrote:What the hell has you "convinced" that law is right for you

Also interestingly enough the only other UF nuclear engineering major I know is now bumming around in Spain teaching Spanish or something


Nuclear engineering is tough choice as an engineering discipline. The industry isn't growing, at least everywhere that isn't China. And the skills aren't really translatable. People claim that the market will be great when Boomer nuke engineers start retiring in bulk. Since nuke power basically hit a brick wall after Three Mile and Cherynobl, there is basically a bunch of old Nuke engineers and not a ton of young ones. But if you don't time it right you are probably fucked.

Stagnant profession + "there will be plenty of jerbs when the boomers retire"

Where have I heard this before

Lol

I sure as hell heard it back in high school when I wanted to work in aerospace. GD boomers and their death grips on ARE CARRERS

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Re: Nuclear Engineering/Poli Sci, 175 / 3.62

Postby eric922 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:25 pm

stratocophic wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
rad lulz wrote:What the hell has you "convinced" that law is right for you

Also interestingly enough the only other UF nuclear engineering major I know is now bumming around in Spain teaching Spanish or something


Nuclear engineering is tough choice as an engineering discipline. The industry isn't growing, at least everywhere that isn't China. And the skills aren't really translatable. People claim that the market will be great when Boomer nuke engineers start retiring in bulk. Since nuke power basically hit a brick wall after Three Mile and Cherynobl, there is basically a bunch of old Nuke engineers and not a ton of young ones. But if you don't time it right you are probably fucked.

Stagnant profession + "there will be plenty of jerbs when the boomers retire"

Where have I heard this before

Lol

I sure as hell heard it back in high school when I wanted to work in aerospace. GD boomers and their death grips on ARE CARRERS

I thought it was just the legal market they were running. Apparently it's worse than we feared. They must be stopped.




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