153/3.9

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Julio743
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153/3.9

Postby Julio743 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:06 pm

I'm applying to Rutgers Newark. That's exactly the school I want to go to. My debt there is covered, that's not an issue.

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Re: 153/3.9

Postby BigZuck » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:43 pm

My thoughts? I think you should retake and aim higher.

If you're interested in chances at Rutgers check out http://www.mylsn.info

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Re: 153/3.9

Postby Broncos15 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:29 am

If you have a 3.9 you should be able to get at least a 168 with a few months of study.

HYS are within your grasp with a retake.

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Re: 153/3.9

Postby sundontshine » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:40 am

Broncos15 wrote:If you have a 3.9 you should be able to get at least a 168 with a few months of study.

HYS are within your grasp with a retake.


Ehh, that's a bit of a broad stroke. a 3.9 at a great school majoring in Chemical Engineering is entirely different than a 3.9 from State School U majoring in History.

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Re: 153/3.9

Postby valen » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:57 am

sundontshine wrote:
Broncos15 wrote:If you have a 3.9 you should be able to get at least a 168 with a few months of study.

HYS are within your grasp with a retake.


Ehh, that's a bit of a broad stroke. a 3.9 at a great school majoring in Chemical Engineering is entirely different than a 3.9 from State School U majoring in Communications.

Ftfy

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Re: 153/3.9

Postby KMart » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:58 am

Julio743 wrote:(Academy Awards??)

What does this have to do with what you were asking? Just curious.

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Re: 153/3.9

Postby MarkfromWI » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:52 am

sundontshine wrote:
Broncos15 wrote:If you have a 3.9 you should be able to get at least a 168 with a few months of study.

HYS are within your grasp with a retake.


Ehh, that's a bit of a broad stroke. a 3.9 at a great school majoring in Chemical Engineering is entirely different than a 3.9 from State School U majoring in History.


False. A 3.9 is a 3.9 in the eyes of admissions officers. It's a numbers game.

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reasonable person
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Re: 153/3.9

Postby reasonable person » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:54 am

A 3.0 from MIT in EE > 4.0 from Crappy State U in Basket Weaving.

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Re: 153/3.9

Postby bob311 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:01 am

reasonable person wrote:A 3.0 from MIT in EE > 4.0 from Crappy State U in Basket Weaving.


I have spoken to t14 admissions officers who publicly say that is the case, but privately they really care about the GPA over anything. a 4.0 from BFnowhere CC is better for them than a 3.0 from Caltech. They will never say it publicly but will privately.

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Re: 153/3.9

Postby reasonable person » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:10 am

bob311 wrote:
reasonable person wrote:A 3.0 from MIT in EE > 4.0 from Crappy State U in Basket Weaving.


I have spoken to t14 admissions officers who publicly say that is the case, but privately they really care about the GPA over anything. a 4.0 from BFnowhere CC is better for them than a 3.0 from Caltech. They will never say it publicly but will privately.


Ah ok, I see.

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Re: 153/3.9

Postby PhilippeStandingOnIt » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:10 am

sundontshine wrote:
Broncos15 wrote:If you have a 3.9 you should be able to get at least a 168 with a few months of study.

HYS are within your grasp with a retake.


Ehh, that's a bit of a broad stroke. a 3.9 at a great school majoring in Chemical Engineering is entirely different than a 3.9 from State School U majoring in History.


I feel like most of you are deliberately misreading this sentiment. I believe sundontshine's point was not that all 3.9's aren't the same in value to admissions officers, but rather, that all 3.9's are not equally predictive of a person's ability to increase their LSAT.

That said, OP should retake. Beg, steal, or borrow $1500 and take a live course or get a tutor if you need. It will get you a far better school and save you thousands on tuition.

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Re: 153/3.9

Postby pancakes3 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:41 am

valen wrote:
sundontshine wrote:
Broncos15 wrote:If you have a 3.9 you should be able to get at least a 168 with a few months of study.

HYS are within your grasp with a retake.


Ehh, that's a bit of a broad stroke. a 3.9 at a great school majoring in Chemical Engineering is entirely different than a 3.9 from Directional State School U majoring in Communications.

Ftfy


Just piling on.

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Re: 153/3.9

Postby Louis1127 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:46 am

MarkfromWI wrote:
sundontshine wrote:
Broncos15 wrote:If you have a 3.9 you should be able to get at least a 168 with a few months of study.

HYS are within your grasp with a retake.


Ehh, that's a bit of a broad stroke. a 3.9 at a great school majoring in Chemical Engineering is entirely different than a 3.9 from State School U majoring in History.


False. A 3.9 is a 3.9 in the eyes of admissions officers. It's a numbers game.

Way to completely miss the idea communicated.

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Re: 153/3.9

Postby runinthefront » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:47 am

reasonable person wrote:A 3.0 from MIT in EE > 4.0 from Crappy State U in Basket Weaving.


assuming same LSAT (170+), I doubt it.

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Re: 153/3.9

Postby Poptorts » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:13 pm

Julio743 wrote:I'm applying to Rutgers Newark. That's exactly the school I want to go to. My debt there is covered, that's not an issue.

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Retake. Do not waste your GPA on Rutgers. As others have said, HYS are within your grasp if you can improve your LSAT. Your debt will be covered at a multitude of much better ranked schools that offer much better employment statistics. Chances are you will receive multiple full ride offers from t-20 schools and most likely even a few t-14s.

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Re: 153/3.9

Postby MattM » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:52 pm

Beg to disagree here.

Difficulty of coursework/institution/major does matter...but probably if anything more so on the Splitter candidates

If you had two candidates with the same LSAT ( 168+) at a reach school where they are near the bottom 25% GPA and one had a 3.5 in Engineering and the other has a 3.6 in basketweaving...the 3.5 has a better shot

Irrelevant in this case as a 3.9 has a very solid chance everywhere expect Y which is a black box for anyone...the LSAT is what is holding OP back from an amazing cycle

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Re: 153/3.9

Postby Louis1127 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:35 pm

All of you are missing the point of sundontshine's post.

S(he) is not saying that a 3.9 in engineering from MIT is vastly different than a 3.9 in Political Science from Shitty State University in terms of admissions to law school.

(s)He is saying that the person with a 3.9 in engineering from MIT has quite possibly a vastly different level of intellectual ability than a student with a 3.9 in political science from Shitty State University, and (s)he was saying this in response to the comment that if one is able to get a 3.9, one is likely able to raise their LSAT score to 168 or higher.

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Re: 153/3.9

Postby Rigo » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:47 pm

Julio743 wrote:I'm applying to Rutgers Newark. That's exactly the school I want to go to. My debt there is covered, that's not an issue.

I'm unclear of what you're asking us. Seems like your mind is made up.




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