3.41/174 - Options?

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3.41/174 - Options?

Postby smatyas » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:39 pm

hey peeps, i'm from the Seattle area and ultimately want to end up back here but I'm willing to move pretty much anywhere provided I would have a good shot at getting a job back here that could service my debt post-grad. I've submitted my applications to UW, Michigan, Berkeley and Seattle U (just in case) - but am thinking about going for Penn, Georgetown & Columbia. What are my odds at those I've listed and are there any others you guys would add?

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Re: 3.41/174 - Options?

Postby malleus discentium » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:55 pm

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Re: 3.41/174 - Options?

Postby smatyas » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:59 pm

thanks for running those numbers on mylsn :D . i'm curious to get some insight on whether or not i could reasonably expect to get any $ in the t14 - i know those stats include % that get money but still looking for some anecdotal views... consensus seems to be splitters don't tend to get much, which is a bit of a deterrent for me. also, besides looking at the mylsn info, any other suggestions re: applying elsewhere?

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Re: 3.41/174 - Options?

Postby Clemenceau » Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:08 am

If I were you I would check out northwestern. They tend to be fairly splitter-friendly from my understanding. However they also stress work experience, not sure where you stand with that.

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Re: 3.41/174 - Options?

Postby smatyas » Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:10 am

Ah forgot that. I graduated from UW in 2012 and worked full time all through school (~35 hours a week during school) and have worked in 2 different jobs since graduating. I currently work for my county's Superior Court - been there since March.

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Re: 3.41/174 - Options?

Postby Clemenceau » Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:22 am

You probably have a solid chance at northwestern with some $. I think your gpa might even be over their 25% which doesn't hurt

In light of the decline in applicants, that 174 might even get you in somewhere like nyu or columbia. Wouldn't be too optimistic about $$ though

But of course the credited response is to apply broadly and see what happens. Good luck

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Re: 3.41/174 - Options?

Postby 03152016 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:24 am

penn, gulc, and cls?
very random
i don't see the connection considering you're targeting PNW
why aren't you just blanketing the t14

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Re: 3.41/174 - Options?

Postby pylon » Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:29 am

I'd blanket the T14. Seems like a 174 will be really valuable this year based on lower number of applications of high LSAT scorers to date. Higher ranked schools might be more willing to take a flyer on a 3.4, but it's hard to say.

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Re: 3.41/174 - Options?

Postby smatyas » Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:55 am

yeah :/ kind of random, i was just thinking with low GPA my shots at t6 weren't great - guess i'm not sure why i grouped penn and columbia in my prospective app list. also not super excited about spending 1000+ on apps, seeing what you guys thought would be a decent shot at at least getting a bit of $ (e.g. think i'd get $ at UW)?

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Re: 3.41/174 - Options?

Postby sesto elemento » Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:03 am

I'd target Columbia to Cornell. Exclude Berkeley, GULC. Throw in HLS as a hail mary.

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Re: 3.41/174 - Options?

Postby 03152016 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:03 am

it's hard to say where you'll get money, esp as a splitter
malleus' table pretty much perfectly sums up the conventional wisdom w/r/t numbers in your range
blanket the t14, omit hys+chi+berk if you're worried about app fees

it's a buyer's market, and you should have some decent $$ offers in the t14

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Re: 3.41/174 - Options?

Postby smatyas » Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:07 am

alright! here we go! thank you guys, let's see what happens :shock: One side question (may be a dumb one): the numbers in the table represent total $ for 3 years correct?

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Re: 3.41/174 - Options?

Postby pylon » Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:59 am

smatyas wrote:alright! here we go! thank you guys, let's see what happens :shock: One side question (may be a dumb one): the numbers in the table represent total $ for 3 years correct?

Yeah, total. Although it would be great if Georgetown was giving $90k/year scholarships. :P

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Re: 3.41/174 - Options?

Postby BigZuck » Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:50 am

Brut wrote:blanket the t14, omit hys+chi+berk if you're worried about app fees


Yeah, agree.

I think HYS+B are total non-starters. Chicago has dipped for splitters like this in the past I think so what the hell I guess. If you really want to YOLO then apply to all of the T14 but T-14 minus those schools is probably fine if you're concerned with app costs and can't get enough waivers to stomach paying the full fees at those schools.

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Re: 3.41/174 - Options?

Postby MattM » Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:08 pm

I'd be tempted to throw in Chicago to give it a shot...but pass on HYS and Berks

Congrats on that LSAT! ....GPA floors aren't the smartest for schools to have outside HYS because of differences in school/major difficulty... but oh well what can you do ( A 3.4/175 shows better reasoning ability than a 3.8/168 but we all know Berks would take the second applicant 9.999 times out of 10)...I still think all T14 is in play minus HYS and Berk

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Re: 3.41/174 - Options?

Postby bl1nds1ght » Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:21 pm

Be wary of getting back to the PNW, even from the preftigious T14. The total SA class size for the Seattle area is something like 40-50 ppl tops, keeping in mind that there are a certain number of reserved spots for UW and SU.

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Re: 3.41/174 - Options?

Postby postard » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:01 pm

Second the concern re: returning to PNW. If that's your primary concern, and get money at UW, seriously consider it.

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Re: 3.41/174 - Options?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:09 pm

Most schools will give you fee waivers so you will only have to pay the $21 LSAC fee to apply. Shouldn't cost much at all.

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Re: 3.41/174 - Options?

Postby Rigo » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:57 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:Most schools will give you fee waivers so you will only have to pay the $21 LSAC fee to apply. Shouldn't cost much at all.

$28* unfortunately.

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Re: 3.41/174 - Options?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:00 am

Damn it was like $15 when I applied.

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Re: 3.41/174 - Options?

Postby BigZuck » Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:40 am

postard wrote:Second the concern re: returning to PNW. If that's your primary concern, and get money at UW, seriously consider it.


Gotta have a rock solid backup plan then though, cuz big law from UW almost certainly ain't happening. At least at T14s you have somewhat of a backup.

All depends on debt and what the realistic fallback is, IMO

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Re: 3.41/174 - Options?

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Re: 3.41/174 - Options?

Postby postard » Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:14 pm

BigZuck wrote:
Gotta have a rock solid backup plan then though, cuz big law from UW almost certainly ain't happening. At least at T14s you have somewhat of a backup.

All depends on debt and what the realistic fallback is, IMO


True.




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