3.89, 167 URM

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3.89, 167 URM

Postby lawapp2014 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:52 pm

Hey everyone, first time here. I am applying to law school this cycle with a 3.89 lsac gpa from an ivy and 167 lsat score. I know I can check stats online, but I am not sure how much my URM affects my chances.

I am looking at T14 schools and most interested in Harvard, Stanford, Georgetown, and Columbia. Thank you.

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Re: 3.89, 167 URM

Postby applelover » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:57 pm

What kind of URM are you?

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Re: 3.89, 167 URM

Postby Kimikho » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:30 pm

It depends what type of URM you are, but there are several people with similar stats to you at Stanford and Harvard (actually, with lower LSAT scores as well). your GPA is above Harvard's median, which helps, too.

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Re: 3.89, 167 URM

Postby teampeeta » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:15 am

lawapp2014 wrote:Hey everyone, first time here. I am applying to law school this cycle with a 3.89 lsac gpa from an ivy and 167 lsat score. I know I can check stats online, but I am not sure how much my URM affects my chances.

I am looking at T14 schools and most interested in Harvard, Stanford, Georgetown, and Columbia. Thank you.


Are you AA? If so you should be very competitive at H and S and Columbia. You'd probably have a good shot at Y given the prestige of your UG and the strength of your GPA. I know of several AAs who got H and S with numbers significantly lower than yours. If you really want to GULC, I'm sure you could get in there too. I'm less familiar with the Latino boost, but I think if you are MA or PR, you also have a shot everywhere in the T14.

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Re: 3.89, 167 URM

Postby arklaw13 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:34 am

If AA, enjoy H, good shot at YS.

If MA, enjoy T6

No idea what Native American boost really amounts too. Depends if you have tribal affiliation.

If any other URM, then good luck.

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Re: 3.89, 167 URM

Postby ThePiedPiper » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:44 am

Like others said it will likely depend on which ethnic category you fall under as an URM. However, I say just blanket the entire T-14. And maybe a few schools after. Nothing past the T-25 unless you are looking to get a free ride or family issues cause you to stay local or to a designated area.

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Re: 3.89, 167 URM

Postby doeydoo » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:56 am

I think you can get definitely into Widener Law in Pennsylvania with that exact GPA and LSAT score. I can see you doin big things there

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Re: 3.89, 167 URM

Postby jbagelboy » Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:01 am

doeydoo wrote:I think you can get definitely into Widener Law in Pennsylvania with that exact GPA and LSAT score. I can see you doin big things there


Really solid first post bro. Truly excellent contribution.

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Re: 3.89, 167 URM

Postby lawapp2014 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:09 pm

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I don't know how much this affects your outlook, but I am Hispanic...Puerto Rican on my mother's side.

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Re: 3.89, 167 URM

Postby arklaw13 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:12 pm

lawapp2014 wrote:Thanks for the feedback everyone. I don't know how much this affects your outlook, but I am Hispanic...Puerto Rican on my mother's side.


Not very much URM boost there. Better retake.

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Re: 3.89, 167 URM

Postby lawapp2014 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:34 pm

Would bumping my score up to a 170 make a difference?

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Re: 3.89, 167 URM

Postby jbagelboy » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:42 pm

lawapp2014 wrote:Would bumping my score up to a 170 make a difference?


Yes.

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Re: 3.89, 167 URM

Postby arklaw13 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:46 pm

lawapp2014 wrote:Would bumping my score up to a 170 make a difference?


170 would give you a good chance at CCN, and in with $$$ down the rest of the t14. HS is a toss-up but worth sending in an application.

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Re: 3.89, 167 URM

Postby lawapp2014 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:55 pm

Thanks for the replies. Do most schools actually average? Am I at a disadvantage in that sense? Appreciate the help.

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Re: 3.89, 167 URM

Postby arklaw13 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:59 pm

lawapp2014 wrote:Thanks for the replies. Do most schools actually average? Am I at a disadvantage in that sense? Appreciate the help.


Schools only have to report your highest score to US News, so that's all they care about generally.

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Re: 3.89, 167 URM

Postby MarcusAurelius » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:52 am

jbagelboy wrote:
doeydoo wrote:I think you can get definitely into Widener Law in Pennsylvania with that exact GPA and LSAT score. I can see you doin big things there


Really solid first post bro. Truly excellent contribution.


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Re: 3.89, 167 URM

Postby Nova » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:58 am

arklaw13 wrote:
lawapp2014 wrote: I am Hispanic...Puerto Rican on my mother's side.


Not very much URM boost there.

Not true. PR gets a similar boost as MA

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Re: 3.89, 167 URM

Postby Nova » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:59 am

lawapp2014 wrote: Do most schools actually average?

No. Generally youre highest score is all that matters

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Re: 3.89, 167 URM

Postby midwest17 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:08 pm

MarcusAurelius wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:
doeydoo wrote:I think you can get definitely into Widener Law in Pennsylvania with that exact GPA and LSAT score. I can see you doin big things there


Really solid first post bro. Truly excellent contribution.


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Bro is a gender neutral term of endearment, bro.

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Re: 3.89, 167 URM

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:11 pm

midwest17 wrote:
MarcusAurelius wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:
doeydoo wrote:I think you can get definitely into Widener Law in Pennsylvania with that exact GPA and LSAT score. I can see you doin big things there


Really solid first post bro. Truly excellent contribution.


There are no girls on the internets


Bro is a gender neutral term of endearment, bro.


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