3.7/171, chances at CCN?

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3.7/171, chances at CCN?

Postby JWP1022 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:43 am

Hey all, just got a 171 on the October LSAT. It was a little below my PT range, but oh well, I'm still happy.

I have a 3.7 GPA from a top liberal arts college. I wrote an Honors Thesis in Political Science and and also received an award for the best essay in political theory during my time there (not sure if these help).

I have 2+ years of work experience

My top choices are: Columbia, NYU, Chicago, Penn, and UVA. I've heard this is a "good" cycle to be applying in, so I'm hoping I can get admitted to at least one of those!

I'm fortunate enough that money is not really an issue.
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Re: 3.7/171, chances at CCN?

Postby cotiger » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:48 am

You've been on this site long enough to know to use mylsn.info

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Re: 3.7/171, chances at CCN?

Postby JWP1022 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:43 am

Ha, thanks. Would it be worth it to apply ED to Columbia?

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Re: 3.7/171, chances at CCN?

Postby moonman157 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:50 am

Do NOT ED to CLS

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Re: 3.7/171, chances at CCN?

Postby JWP1022 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:55 am

moonman157 wrote:Do NOT ED to CLS


Is this a numbers thing or just a "it won't help" thing?

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Re: 3.7/171, chances at CCN?

Postby cotiger » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:17 am

JWP1022 wrote:
moonman157 wrote:Do NOT ED to CLS


Is this a numbers thing or just a "it won't help" thing?


It won't help and you'll be throwing away a lot of money.

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Re: 3.7/171, chances at CCN?

Postby hephaestus » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:58 am

cotiger wrote:
JWP1022 wrote:
moonman157 wrote:Do NOT ED to CLS


Is this a numbers thing or just a "it won't help" thing?


It won't help and you'll be throwing away a lot of money.

Exactly. Apply rd to all three. You'll almost certainly get NYU and you may get money. Plus you stand to get significant money from the lower T14.

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Re: 3.7/171, chances at CCN?

Postby JWP1022 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:10 am

ImNoScar wrote:
cotiger wrote:
JWP1022 wrote:
moonman157 wrote:Do NOT ED to CLS


Is this a numbers thing or just a "it won't help" thing?


It won't help and you'll be throwing away a lot of money.

Exactly. Apply rd to all three. You'll almost certainly get NYU and you may get money. Plus you stand to get significant money from the lower T14.


Thanks. I feel like I'm going to end up at UVA or NYU, but Columbia or Chicago would be nice. I'm hoping my work experience (intelligence community) and other factors (thesis, essay prize in college, etc.) can help put me over the hump.

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Re: 3.7/171, chances at CCN?

Postby hephaestus » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:18 pm

JWP1022 wrote:Thanks. I feel like I'm going to end up at UVA or NYU, but Columbia or Chicago would be nice. I'm hoping my work experience (intelligence community) and other factors (thesis, essay prize in college, etc.) can help put me over the hump.

Those things are nice, and will certainly be appreciated by employers at OCI. However they will not help at all during the admissions process. You may get Columbia depending on how this cycle turns out, but as it stands you are in a great position.




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