How much more does a 169 hurt my chance vs a 170 or 171?

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ginshinran
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How much more does a 169 hurt my chance vs a 170 or 171?

Postby ginshinran » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:32 pm

I have a 3.92 GPA. I finished my undergraduate and master in four years, but the graduate courses I took before undergraduate degree brought my GPA down from a 3.95(summa cum laude). I want to go to the top T14s schools (top 6). If I retake, I have to wait until next year to apply. I am wondering how much more does a 169 hurt my chance vs a 170 or a 171? Thanks!

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dnptan
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Re: How much more does a 169 hurt my chance vs a 170 or 171?

Postby dnptan » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:36 pm

Wait a 3.95 is summa, but a 3.92 isn't? Wow - where the hell did you go?

Each point on the LSAT is worth a lot. Why don't you take the Dec or Feb LSATs? I think all schools take the Dec one, and a good amount take the Feb one. If you're going to retake, aim for a 173+. 176 and you're possibly looking at Yale

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Re: How much more does a 169 hurt my chance vs a 170 or 171?

Postby KingofSplitters55 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:35 pm

169 is at/above median for all the T14 schools except the T6.

170/171/172 is at/above median for all the T6 schools.

That's the difference.

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Re: How much more does a 169 hurt my chance vs a 170 or 171?

Postby badaboom61 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:07 pm

It probably won't make much difference in admissions. Each point could be worth about 15 or 30k in scholarship money, however. You should retake. I had a 169/3.9x and I really regret not retaking, because I know that if I had gotten 2 points higher I'd be at the exact same school with the exact same job lined up but about $45,000 richer.

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Re: How much more does a 169 hurt my chance vs a 170 or 171?

Postby IpleadtheFiF » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:19 pm

dnptan wrote:Wait a 3.95 is summa, but a 3.92 isn't? Wow - where the hell did you go?


HAHAHA I also must know.




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