What are my chances of getting into UCLA with a 3.889 GPA?

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Which college do I have the most chances of getting into with a 3.889 GPA?

USC
5
31%
UCLA
4
25%
Berkeley
3
19%
NYU
4
25%
 
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Marie122
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What are my chances of getting into UCLA with a 3.889 GPA?

Postby Marie122 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:18 am

I am still in high school, but planning to major in law/chemistry, but I don't know if I can get in the colleges I want to get into. I still have two years to raise my GPA, but with so much competition, I don't think it will be that easy. My school is really, really competitive and most people get all A's. But so far, in 2 years, I've gotten 4 B's and I'm not sure that will be enough. What are my chances of getting into UCLA, Berkeley, NYU, or USC?

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Re: What are my chances of getting into UCLA with a 3.889 GPA?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:54 am

Are you talking about getting into law school or undergrad? Because the purpose of this forum is to talk about your chances at getting into law schools. Also, which college you go to do doesn't matter for getting into law school. It can matter for plenty of other things, but not getting into law school. And you really don't need to worry about getting into law school yet.

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Postby 20141023 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:48 am

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Re: What are my chances of getting into UCLA with a 3.889 GPA?

Postby pupshaw » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:18 am

Marie122 wrote: My school is really, really competitive and most people get all A's.


Does not compute.

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Re: What are my chances of getting into UCLA with a 3.889 GPA?

Postby Marie122 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:19 pm

cerealdan wrote:
Marie122 wrote: My school is really, really competitive and most people get all A's.


Does not compute.


What do you mean?

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Re: What are my chances of getting into UCLA with a 3.889 GPA?

Postby Nova » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:27 pm

Ask this on collage confidential or something.

This site is about law school admissions

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Re: What are my chances of getting into UCLA with a 3.889 GPA?

Postby Marie122 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:29 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:Are you talking about getting into law school or undergrad? Because the purpose of this forum is to talk about your chances at getting into law schools. Also, which college you go to do doesn't matter for getting into law school. It can matter for plenty of other things, but not getting into law school. And you really don't need to worry about getting into law school yet.


I think if I get into a good college as an undergrad, then I have way better chances of getting into a good law school.

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Re: What are my chances of getting into UCLA with a 3.889 GPA?

Postby Marie122 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:30 pm

Nova wrote:Ask this on collage confidential or something.

This site is about law school admissions


My main goal in life is to get into a good law school and therefore, I want to start preparing early.

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Re: What are my chances of getting into UCLA with a 3.889 GPA?

Postby Marie122 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:31 pm

Also, no offense, but if anyone only has to say that I shouldn't be worrying about this right now, please don't comment because I want advice, not criticism.

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Re: What are my chances of getting into UCLA with a 3.889 GPA?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:34 pm

Look: this is a site about law school admissions. We cannot advise you on where you will get in to undergrad or how to maximize your chances at particular schools, and the purpose of this site is not to answer those questions. So don't bring up those questions here.

As for getting into law school, it doesn't matter where you go to undergrad - it matters what your GPA and LSAT are.

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Re: What are my chances of getting into UCLA with a 3.889 GPA?

Postby Nova » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:35 pm

Marie122 wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:Are you talking about getting into law school or undergrad? Because the purpose of this forum is to talk about your chances at getting into law schools. Also, which college you go to do doesn't matter for getting into law school. It can matter for plenty of other things, but not getting into law school. And you really don't need to worry about getting into law school yet.


I think if I get into a good college as an undergrad, then I have way better chances of getting into a good law school.

That's not how it works

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Re: What are my chances of getting into UCLA with a 3.889 GPA?

Postby ScottRiqui » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:39 pm

Marie122 wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:Are you talking about getting into law school or undergrad? Because the purpose of this forum is to talk about your chances at getting into law schools. Also, which college you go to do doesn't matter for getting into law school. It can matter for plenty of other things, but not getting into law school. And you really don't need to worry about getting into law school yet.


I think if I get into a good college as an undergrad, then I have way better chances of getting into a good law school.


Lurk around here a bit more, and you'll find that the only part of your undergraduate experience that matters is your GPA. Not your major (unless you want to eventually get into intellectual property law/patent law), and certainly not which school you went to.

The best advice I can give you is to major in something that a) you're interested in, b) gives you good prospects for a job in case you decide not to pursue law school, and c) you can maintain a high GPA (NOT 'high for your school', or 'high for an engineering degree', or anything like that, though - if you want to get into law school, a 3.9 in criminal justice will serve you better than a 3.7 in something else.

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Re: What are my chances of getting into UCLA with a 3.889 GPA?

Postby midwest17 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:44 pm

Marie122 wrote:
Nova wrote:Ask this on collage confidential or something.

This site is about law school admissions


My main goal in life is to get into a good law school and therefore, I want to start preparing early.


Getting into a good law school should not be your main goal in life.

Practicing law might be a very important goal for you, and you might recognize that getting into a good law school is an important step along the way. But law school is not an end in itself.

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Re: What are my chances of getting into UCLA with a 3.889 GPA?

Postby indo » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:11 pm

Marie122 wrote:
cerealdan wrote:
Marie122 wrote: My school is really, really competitive and most people get all A's.


Does not compute.


What do you mean?


" If most people get all A's ", That mean your school professor gave an easy exams or the grade is inflated.
what is the average GPA for the class ?
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Re: What are my chances of getting into UCLA with a 3.889 GPA?

Postby xylocarp » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:05 pm

indo wrote:
Marie122 wrote:
cerealdan wrote:
Marie122 wrote: My school is really, really competitive and most people get all A's.


Does not compute.


What do you mean?


That mean your school professor give an easy exams or the grade is inflated.

what is the average GPA for the class or the school ?

This is just false since many high school classes (if not all, I'm sure, at some schools) are not graded on a curve, so everyone can theoretically get good grades if everyone is intelligent and hard-working, even if the material and exams are objectively difficult. My younger cousin went to an elite public magnet high school with extremely rigorous admissions, and because of that most of the students who even got into the school were very competitive/overachievers and got amazing grades. With a few B's among mostly A's, she was pretty much at the bottom of her class. Yes, the average GPA at the school was something like a 4.2 (over 4.0 thanks to AP weighting), which might lead one to believe that the grades were inflated, but the average SAT score was something in the 2200s. Schools like that exist.

Regardless of any of that, this isn't at all the place to be discussing undergrad admissions chances, OP, but you have gotten the excellent advice that going to a better undergrad (barring HYP, and even then to a not-so-significant extent) won't really help you in law school admissions. Regardless, it's still a good idea to invest in a quality undergrad at this point in life - many of us thought we knew what we wanted to do with our lives when we were 18 and changed our minds many times. Enjoy sites like College Confidential and good luck.

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Re: What are my chances of getting into UCLA with a 3.889 GPA?

Postby mr. wednesday » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:26 pm

Marie122 wrote:Also, no offense, but if anyone only has to say that I shouldn't be worrying about this right now, please don't comment because I want advice, not criticism.

Here is some advice: don't go into debt for undergrad, because law school is going to cost 300k by the time you go and adding undergrad debt to that will just make your life that much more miserable after graduation. Major in something that can actually get you a job because no law school is impressed by pre-law majors, and working for a few years before going to school will be good for your finances, job prospects with a JD, and will give you an option besides law school for life if you want to take it.

What school you go to past that doesn't matter.

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Re: What are my chances of getting into UCLA with a 3.889 GPA?

Postby guano » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:07 pm

Marie122 wrote: I want advice, not criticism.

Po-tay-to, po-tah-to

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Re: What are my chances of getting into UCLA with a 3.889 GPA?

Postby Toby Ziegler » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:35 pm

The chances that your career goals remain the same throughout UG is unlikel. But the fact remains to get into top professional/graduate schools you will need a high GPA. So if you still want to attend law school when that time comes you will be prepared with a good GPA.

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Re: What are my chances of getting into UCLA with a 3.889 GPA?

Postby Mojosodope » Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:56 pm

this has to be a troll...right?

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Re: What are my chances of getting into UCLA with a 3.889 GPA?

Postby cotiger » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:16 pm

Mojosodope wrote:this has to be a troll...right?

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Re: What are my chances of getting into UCLA with a 3.889 GPA?

Postby BigZuck » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:22 pm

What is this thread?

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Re: What are my chances of getting into UCLA with a 3.889 GPA?

Postby hephaestus » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:33 pm

cotiger wrote:
Mojosodope wrote:this has to be a troll...right?

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Re: What are my chances of getting into UCLA with a 3.889 GPA?

Postby Flips88 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:39 pm

Go wherever the fuck is cheapest.

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Re: What are my chances of getting into UCLA with a 3.889 GPA?

Postby Ron Mexico » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:43 pm

Marie122 wrote:
cerealdan wrote:
Marie122 wrote: My school is really, really competitive and most people get all A's.


Does not compute.


What do you mean?


Sounds like grade inflation.




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