174 LSAT, 3.8 GPA, 3 years WE

Not sure where your numbers will get you? Dying to know where you stand? Come have your palms read by your fellow posters!
rc52160

New
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:02 pm

174 LSAT, 3.8 GPA, 3 years WE

Postby rc52160 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:06 pm

Hi everyone! My stats are below:

174 LSAT
3.8 GPA - ivy league, double major (one social science, one hard science)
3 years' work experience at a research job

I'm shooting for HYS, but am a bit concerned about my GPA. Does anyone have thoughts on whether admissions committees take any pity on hard science GPAs?

Thanks!

User avatar
malleus discentium

Silver
Posts: 906
Joined: Sun May 26, 2013 2:30 am

Re: 174 LSAT, 3.8 GPA, 3 years WE

Postby malleus discentium » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:29 pm

rc52160 wrote:Hi everyone! My stats are below:

174 LSAT
3.8 GPA - ivy league, double major (one social science, one hard science)
3 years' work experience at a research job

I'm shooting for HYS, but am a bit concerned about my GPA. Does anyone have thoughts on whether admissions committees take any pity on hard science GPAs?

Thanks!

They don't. But you have a solid shot at H anyway. YS are always unpredictable.

User avatar
Mack.Hambleton

Platinum
Posts: 5414
Joined: Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:09 am

Re: 174 LSAT, 3.8 GPA, 3 years WE

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:04 pm

rc52160 wrote:Hi everyone! My stats are below:

174 LSAT
3.8 GPA - ivy league, double major (one social science, one hard science)
3 years' work experience at a research job

I'm shooting for HYS, but am a bit concerned about my GPA. Does anyone have thoughts on whether admissions committees take any pity on hard science GPAs?

Thanks!


Why would they take pity on a 3.8 lol

User avatar
malleus discentium

Silver
Posts: 906
Joined: Sun May 26, 2013 2:30 am

Re: 174 LSAT, 3.8 GPA, 3 years WE

Postby malleus discentium » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:25 pm

james.bungles wrote:
rc52160 wrote:Hi everyone! My stats are below:

174 LSAT
3.8 GPA - ivy league, double major (one social science, one hard science)
3 years' work experience at a research job

I'm shooting for HYS, but am a bit concerned about my GPA. Does anyone have thoughts on whether admissions committees take any pity on hard science GPAs?

Thanks!


Why would they take pity on a 3.8 lol

Because it's below median at HYS.

thestatusguo

Bronze
Posts: 148
Joined: Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:06 pm

Re: 174 LSAT, 3.8 GPA, 3 years WE

Postby thestatusguo » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:53 am

I am only speaking from two specific data points, but my SO was hard STEM undergrad double major with a 3.6; he also has a STEM masters degree. His LSAT was two points below yours. We're both starting at SLS in the fall.

I personally had a 170/3.8 and chose SLS over HLS. I'm non-STEM. Got into HLS in April, got into SLS off the WL about a week ago. I'm K-JD. It's do-able.

I will definitely concede that we're both extremely lucky people and have above-average softs for our age; I think our rec letters, PS, and overall applications were both probably extremely solid, save for my LSAT and his GPA.

Just thought to inspire a little bit of hope, but I would be surprised if you didn't get into at least one of HYS (specifically H) with those numbers. Make sure that the rest of your application is completely solid :) If you have any other more specific questions, feel free to PM me!



Return to “What are my chances??

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests