173 / 3.4 ED Columbia?

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173 / 3.4 ED Columbia?

Postby JJD7769 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:51 am

I know that Columbia's LSAT 75th dropped to 173 this cycle, does anyone think that that could put me over the edge to get into Columbia with an ED? Or would I be better suited EDing to NYU?

Softs are going to be average to below average and letters of recommendation will probably be average.

What would you do in my situation?

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Re: 173 / 3.4 ED Columbia?

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:58 am

Are you ready to go $280,000+ in debt? if so, ED away.

CLS doesn't give a huge boost for ED. I personally would hit all the T14 except Stanford and Yale in RD and see where the $ flows in. Up to you

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Re: 173 / 3.4 ED Columbia?

Postby bowser » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:13 am

I don't think you should ED anywhere, except maybe Northwestern.

A 173 will be very, very desirable to every school this cycle. This ain't 2009.

Write a strong personal statement and spin your softs into a good story.

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Re: 173 / 3.4 ED Columbia?

Postby Mojosodope » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:17 am

jbagelboy wrote:Are you ready to go $280,000+ in debt? if so, ED away.

CLS doesn't give a huge boost for ED. I personally would hit all the T14 except Stanford and Yale in RD and see where the $ flows in. Up to you


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Re: 173 / 3.4 ED Columbia?

Postby Redfactor » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:20 am

I personally don't think any school is worth sticker.
If I were you, I'd apply RD and weigh my options.

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Re: 173 / 3.4 ED Columbia?

Postby JJD7769 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:37 am

Thanks for the advice guys.

JBagelboy you said that I should apply everywhere but Y and S does that mean you think I have an outside shot at H?

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Re: 173 / 3.4 ED Columbia?

Postby cotiger » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:38 am

Mojosodope wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:Are you ready to go $280,000+ in debt? if so, ED away.

CLS doesn't give a huge boost for ED. I personally would hit all the T14 except Stanford and Yale in RD and see where the $ flows in. Up to you


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Re: 173 / 3.4 ED Columbia?

Postby cotiger » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:41 am

JJD7769 wrote:Thanks for the advice guys.

JBagelboy you said that I should apply everywhere but Y and S does that mean you think I have an outside shot at H?


Not really. But the outside chance that they get super desperate to hold that median is probably worth the $100. YOLO.

For more evidence not to ED CLS, check this out:
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You'll get in RD and might get monies from other T14 to negotiate with/not pay sticker.

You could also probably leave out Berkeley. Not getting in there.

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Re: 173 / 3.4 ED Columbia?

Postby JJD7769 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:14 am

cotiger wrote:
JJD7769 wrote:Thanks for the advice guys.

JBagelboy you said that I should apply everywhere but Y and S does that mean you think I have an outside shot at H?


Not really. But the outside chance that they get super desperate to hold that median is probably worth the $100. YOLO.

For more evidence not to ED CLS, check this out:


You'll get in RD and might get monies from other T14 to negotiate with/not pay sticker.

You could also probably leave out Berkeley. Not getting in there.



Wow definitely didn't realize applicants with my numbers were getting into Columbia that easily.

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Re: 173 / 3.4 ED Columbia?

Postby dcpanther » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:51 pm

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Re: 173 / 3.4 ED Columbia?

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:42 pm

dcpanther wrote:Similar numbers as OP, curious to hear y'alls thoughts on what sorts of softs would make the GPA less of concern for CCN (e.g. Master's degree, WE, etc.) and if anyone's ever tried to quantify the offset.


Rigorous or prestigious undergrad, additional degrees or licenses, fellowships (fulbright), professional or unique WE all can provide a small boost for low GPA candidates at CCN.

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Re: 173 / 3.4 ED Columbia?

Postby jjking » Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:29 am

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Re: 173 / 3.4 ED Columbia?

Postby aboutmydaylight » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:50 am

jjking wrote:"A 173 will be very, very desirable to every school this cycle. This ain't 2009."


How about a 172? (not the same?)


172 is above median everywhere other than HY. S probably doesn't care about their numbers that much but a 172 still looks good at CCN and it definitely keeps you in contention for the top 3.




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