3.4 164 - T14 chances?

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sfxx
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3.4 164 - T14 chances?

Postby sfxx » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:56 pm

About Me:
African-American male
Humanities major from a LAC
1-2 years work experience

I'm pretty sure softs don't matter, but I had 4 years of government internships, was hired by that agency, and now work for that agency. I have very specific plans for my JD, so I feel my PS is fairly strong along with my recs.

What are my chances at the following:
Harvard
Columbia
NYU
Penn
Michigan
Virginia
Berkeley
Duke
Cornell
Georgetown
USC
UCLA

californiauser
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Re: 3.4 164 - T14 chances?

Postby californiauser » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:25 pm

I want to say decent chance at Cornell and Penn

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Re: 3.4 164 - T14 chances?

Postby Dmini7 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:48 pm

californiauser wrote:I want to say decent chance at Cornell and Penn



apply early and you may pull an MVP and should get atleast cornell and Georgetown. (I am not sure Duke or NU will be favorable to you.

I applied late and only pulled Georgetown, USC UCLA. With that said I was waitlisted at UVA and cornell and placed on reserve at Columbia(withdrew after the second reserve email). Only outright rejections were Harvard and NU.

I would suggest retaking, but applying on 9/1 regardless. Its much easier to get into the school if you apply earlier, I especially feel that is the case for those schools with small class sizes like Cornell.

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Re: 3.4 164 - T14 chances?

Postby PRgradBYU » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:13 pm

californiauser wrote:I want to say decent chance at Cornell and Penn


Penn rejected / WLed a whole slew of AAs last cycle with better numbers... kind of a crapshoot. Retake is TCR but OP will definitely get some T14 bites.

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Re: 3.4 164 - T14 chances?

Postby sfxx » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:18 pm

PRgradBYU wrote:
californiauser wrote:I want to say decent chance at Cornell and Penn


Penn rejected / WLed a whole slew of AAs last cycle with better numbers... kind of a crapshoot. Retake is TCR but OP will definitely get some T14 bites.


I'm planning on applying day 1 with a why Penn. I'm interested in the Wharton certificate in public policy.

What about the others schools I listed? Is it worth it to even throw a hail mary to Harvard?

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Re: 3.4 164 - T14 chances?

Postby PRgradBYU » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:51 am

sfxx wrote:
PRgradBYU wrote:
californiauser wrote:I want to say decent chance at Cornell and Penn


Penn rejected / WLed a whole slew of AAs last cycle with better numbers... kind of a crapshoot. Retake is TCR but OP will definitely get some T14 bites.


I'm planning on applying day 1 with a why Penn. I'm interested in the Wharton certificate in public policy.

What about the others schools I listed? Is it worth it to even throw a hail mary to Harvard?


It is absolutely worth throwing a hail mary to Harvard. AA male is the most sought-after type of URM. Berkeley is probably unlikely, as they notoriously only admit applicants with high GPAs (I'm not sure how that factors into URMs), but you've got an outside shot at the rest of the schools on your list. I can't imagine you'll have a problem getting into UCLA, USC, GULC and Cornell, at least.




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