164/3.71. Cornell?

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DrSlackJaw
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164/3.71. Cornell?

Postby DrSlackJaw » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:43 pm

Graduate of a T-20 USNWR undergrad. What are my chances in the T-15, especially Cornell? I'm also curious what effect (if any) having a Masters from Oxford (two of my letters are from professors there) would have on my chances; might it take the edge off that 164 a bit?

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Re: 164/3.71. Cornell?

Postby Kellanj » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:52 pm

Based on the info on MYLSN I would say you're most likely looking at a waitlist from Cornell. However, depending on how debt averse you are, you might want to consider using their new ED option. Might give you that slight boost that you need.

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Re: 164/3.71. Cornell?

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:03 pm

You're sitting nearly exactly where I was my senior year of high school. I retook for 172 and got in nearly everywhere. I'd highly recommend it.

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Re: 164/3.71. Cornell?

Postby DrSlackJaw » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:19 pm

Thank you very much for the replies! I am definitely considering retaking. I take it as well that the grad degree does not have too much bearing on the admission committee's decision?

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Re: 164/3.71. Cornell?

Postby El_Gallo » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:22 pm

jbagelboy wrote:You're sitting nearly exactly where I was my senior year of high school. I retook for 172 and got in nearly everywhere. I'd highly recommend it.


Smart guy.

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Re: 164/3.71. Cornell?

Postby bamfrosty » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:23 pm

The grad degree will be seen as a positive soft, especially being from Oxford.

However, I doubt it will help you dramatically outperform your numbers. A retake is the credited strategy here. I'm sure you're capable of 170+ with a little elbow grease. :)

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Re: 164/3.71. Cornell?

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:29 pm

El_Gallo wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:You're sitting nearly exactly where I was my senior year of high school. I retook for 172 and got in nearly everywhere. I'd highly recommend it.


Smart guy.


college*. my bad.

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Re: 164/3.71. Cornell?

Postby hephaestus » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:58 pm

jbagelboy wrote:You're sitting nearly exactly where I was my senior year of high school. I retook for 172 and got in nearly everywhere. I'd highly recommend it.

+1. Follow his example and retake.




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