162 3.8 Chances at Cornell, Vandy, top 20?

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162 3.8 Chances at Cornell, Vandy, top 20?

Postby Camgator1 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:15 pm

Hey guys, so I just got my score back and got a 162. It's my first try but I really don't want to retake. Any chances at the following schools: Cornell, Vanderbilt, G-Washington, SMU, Florida. Other suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: 162 3.8 Chances at Cornell, Vandy, top 20?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:17 pm

People are going to tell you to retake. Even a 165 would make a huge difference. As it is unless you are URM the T14 is out, and if you got into a T20 school you would have to take on a huge amount of debt. If you get even 165-168 it will be a whole different ballgame.

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Re: 162 3.8 Chances at Cornell, Vandy, top 20?

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:07 pm

First time? Come on. Really wanna be a lawyer? No offense, but man up and retake the test at least once.

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Re: 162 3.8 Chances at Cornell, Vandy, top 20?

Postby hephaestus » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:52 pm

jbagelboy wrote:First time? Come on. Really wanna be a lawyer? No offense, but man up and retake the test at least once.

This. Retake for sure.

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Re: 162 3.8 Chances at Cornell, Vandy, top 20?

Postby atraina0104 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:02 am

Yeah I'm in literally the same boat as you and have been looking at admissions graphs- conclusion I've come to is to retake. There's an outside shot at GW and Vandy, but even a few points would make at least the bottom half of the entire T14 viable.

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Re: 162 3.8 Chances at Cornell, Vandy, top 20?

Postby hephaestus » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:05 am

atraina0104 wrote:Yeah I'm in literally the same boat as you and have been looking at admissions graphs- conclusion I've come to is to retake. There's an outside shot at GW and Vandy, but even a few points would make at least the bottom half of the entire T14 viable.

Yeah, I remember when I got my June score back a few years ago I was really disappointed. I thought that TLS was cynical for saying my 164 wasn't acceptable and I should retake. After looking at the numbers, it became clear they were right. I retook, significantly improved, and wound up at a T14 with significant $$$. It's hard to accept the idea of retaking at first, but it's such a good idea for many, many people that ask their chances on TLS.




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