Chances 171/3.95/Part URM

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Necho2
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Chances 171/3.95/Part URM

Postby Necho2 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:43 pm

So I am part Hispanic, part Caucasian, always identified myself as both when given the option. I have a 3.95 GPA from a good school, graduated a year early, got a 166 on my first LSAT, then retook and got a 171. When I look at places like LSN, it feels like the schools I'd love to go to (Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Boalt, Columbia) I have a chance at, but how good of a chance depends on the "strength" of my URM status. Extracurriculars are decent, worked at a think-tank then a consulting firm, so what do my odds look like at the top 5-6 schools. I'm trying to get a sense of what range I have a very solid chance at, and where I might not really have much of one at all. Thanks!

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twenty
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Re: Chances 171/3.95/Part URM

Postby twenty » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:47 pm

Very good. Apply to the whole T14 and see what you come up with. Maybe consider retaking a third time because why not increase your chances at Yale/Hamilton/Ruby if you can.

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Re: Chances 171/3.95/Part URM

Postby WolfOf127WallStreet » Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:34 am

Taking it 3 times doesn't look good -- I think if you apply early with that LSAT/GPA combo, you'd be competitive for HYS

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Re: Chances 171/3.95/Part URM

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:20 am

WolfOf127WallStreet wrote:Taking it 3 times doesn't look good -- I think if you apply early with that LSAT/GPA combo, you'd be competitive for HYS


Ignore this

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Re: Chances 171/3.95/Part URM

Postby KMart » Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:26 am

Taking it three times will look fine. Schools will report your highest score only. It's a no risk situation and with the LSAT you're currently at, every point will make your cycle even better. If you're up for June, go for it.

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Re: Chances 171/3.95/Part URM

Postby Clearly » Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:29 am

WolfOf127WallStreet wrote:Taking it 3 times doesn't look good -- I think if you apply early with that LSAT/GPA combo, you'd be competitive for HYS

You should know what you're talking about before you talk about it.

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Re: Chances 171/3.95/Part URM

Postby amw342 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:36 pm

What "type" of Hispanic are you? If your Hispanic side is of Mexican, Chicano, or Puerto Rican decent, then you will be given URM status. It doesn't matter that your only half. If that's the case, then your gonna have an amazing cycle with your numbers. If not, you will still probably have an amazing cycle anyways. lol

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ballcaps
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Re: Chances 171/3.95/Part URM

Postby ballcaps » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:48 pm

WolfOf127WallStreet wrote:Taking it 3 times doesn't look good


yeah this is whack.

anyway, 171 + 3.95 + URM = your wildest dreams.

also 1/2 URM = 1/1 URM, officially and for sure. you can pm me if you want proof.

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Re: Chances 171/3.95/Part URM

Postby LoganCouture » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:52 pm

ballcaps wrote:
WolfOf127WallStreet wrote:Taking it 3 times doesn't look good


yeah this is whack.

anyway, 171 + 3.95 + URM = your wildest dreams.

also 1/2 URM = 1/1 URM, officially and for sure. you can pm me if you want proof.


Seconding this. Feel free to PM, OP.




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