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Below Median at Harvard

Postby El_Bee_Oh » Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:48 pm

It seems like at Harvard being at or above both median is an autoadmit while being below both is an auto reject. What about people that are somewhere in between (3.8-3.9, 170-171)? It seems like people in that band have a 50/50 chance of getting in based on LSN (non URM) - what separates those that get in and those that don't in the band? Softs? Work experience? Personal statement / recs?

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Re: Below Median at Harvard

Postby jelufowoju » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:32 pm

El_Bee_Oh wrote:It seems like at Harvard being at or above both median is an autoadmit while being below both is an auto reject. What about people that are somewhere in between (3.8-3.9, 170-171)? It seems like people in that band have a 50/50 chance of getting in based on LSN (non URM) - what separates those that get in and those that don't in the band? Softs? Work experience? Personal statement / recs?


3.8-3.9 and a 170-171 you could get in, but you're more likely to get waitlisted and then eventually dinged or just straight up dinged. If your gpa is slightly below median 3.8-3.85, your LSAT will most likely need to be at least median (173). It's mostly just a numbers game, but if you're a marginal candidate, being a k-jd won't help you.
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Re: Below Median at Harvard

Postby Barack O'Drama » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:33 pm

jelufowoju wrote:
El_Bee_Oh wrote:It seems like at Harvard being at or above both median is an autoadmit while being below both is an auto reject. What about people that are somewhere in between (3.8-3.9, 170-171)? It seems like people in that band have a 50/50 chance of getting in based on LSN (non URM) - what separates those that get in and those that don't in the band? Softs? Work experience? Personal statement / recs?


3.8/3.9 and a 170-171 you could get in, but you're more likely to get waitlisted then dinged or just straight up dinged. If your gpa is slightly below median 3.8-3.85, your LSAT will most likely need to be at least median (173).


For a URM with lets say a 3.85 what LSAT score would you likely need for admittance?
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Re: Below Median at Harvard

Postby jelufowoju » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:36 pm

Barack O'Drama wrote:
jelufowoju wrote:
El_Bee_Oh wrote:It seems like at Harvard being at or above both median is an autoadmit while being below both is an auto reject. What about people that are somewhere in between (3.8-3.9, 170-171)? It seems like people in that band have a 50/50 chance of getting in based on LSN (non URM) - what separates those that get in and those that don't in the band? Softs? Work experience? Personal statement / recs?


3.8/3.9 and a 170-171 you could get in, but you're more likely to get waitlisted then dinged or just straight up dinged. If your gpa is slightly below median 3.8-3.85, your LSAT will most likely need to be at least median (173).


For a URM with lets say a 3.85 what LSAT score would you likely need for admittance?


Depends what time of URM, if you're an AA, you could get in with 160-164 but with 165-168 and you're almost guaranteed admission. If you're Hispanic/NA/PR ect.. you'd be in good shape with anything between 166-170.

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Re: Below Median at Harvard

Postby Barack O'Drama » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:41 pm

jelufowoju wrote:
Barack O'Drama wrote:
jelufowoju wrote:
El_Bee_Oh wrote:It seems like at Harvard being at or above both median is an autoadmit while being below both is an auto reject. What about people that are somewhere in between (3.8-3.9, 170-171)? It seems like people in that band have a 50/50 chance of getting in based on LSN (non URM) - what separates those that get in and those that don't in the band? Softs? Work experience? Personal statement / recs?


3.8/3.9 and a 170-171 you could get in, but you're more likely to get waitlisted then dinged or just straight up dinged. If your gpa is slightly below median 3.8-3.85, your LSAT will most likely need to be at least median (173).


For a URM with lets say a 3.85 what LSAT score would you likely need for admittance?


Depends what time of URM, if you're an AA, you could get in with 160-164 but with 165-168 and you're almost guaranteed admission. If you're Hispanic/NA/PR ect.. you'd be in good shape with anything between 166-170.


AA URM. So you think I would have a good shot with a 165+ ?
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Re: Below Median at Harvard

Postby jelufowoju » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:44 pm

Barack O'Drama wrote:
jelufowoju wrote:
Barack O'Drama wrote:
jelufowoju wrote:
El_Bee_Oh wrote:It seems like at Harvard being at or above both median is an autoadmit while being below both is an auto reject. What about people that are somewhere in between (3.8-3.9, 170-171)? It seems like people in that band have a 50/50 chance of getting in based on LSN (non URM) - what separates those that get in and those that don't in the band? Softs? Work experience? Personal statement / recs?


3.8/3.9 and a 170-171 you could get in, but you're more likely to get waitlisted then dinged or just straight up dinged. If your gpa is slightly below median 3.8-3.85, your LSAT will most likely need to be at least median (173).


For a URM with lets say a 3.85 what LSAT score would you likely need for admittance?


Depends what time of URM, if you're an AA, you could get in with 160-164 but with 165-168 and you're almost guaranteed admission. If you're Hispanic/NA/PR ect.. you'd be in good shape with anything between 166-170.


AA URM. So you think I would have a good shot with a 165+ ?


Yes an excellent chance. I even know several AA's that got into Harvard Law with 3.8ish gpa's and sub 165 lsat's, almost all of them were k-jd as well.

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Re: Below Median at Harvard

Postby Barack O'Drama » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:57 pm

jelufowoju wrote:
Barack O'Drama wrote:
jelufowoju wrote:
Barack O'Drama wrote:
jelufowoju wrote:
El_Bee_Oh wrote:It seems like at Harvard being at or above both median is an autoadmit while being below both is an auto reject. What about people that are somewhere in between (3.8-3.9, 170-171)? It seems like people in that band have a 50/50 chance of getting in based on LSN (non URM) - what separates those that get in and those that don't in the band? Softs? Work experience? Personal statement / recs?


3.8/3.9 and a 170-171 you could get in, but you're more likely to get waitlisted then dinged or just straight up dinged. If your gpa is slightly below median 3.8-3.85, your LSAT will most likely need to be at least median (173).


For a URM with lets say a 3.85 what LSAT score would you likely need for admittance?


Depends what time of URM, if you're an AA, you could get in with 160-164 but with 165-168 and you're almost guaranteed admission. If you're Hispanic/NA/PR ect.. you'd be in good shape with anything between 166-170.


AA URM. So you think I would have a good shot with a 165+ ?


Yes an excellent chance. I even know several AA's that got into Harvard Law with 3.8ish gpa's and sub 165 lsat's, almost all of them were k-jd as well.


Wow! I am going to have a much better chance than I thought. I'm not going to let the URM boost make me complacent with my studies, but I will be way more likely to apply with a 164 let's say, than wait to retake without even applying.

Thank you :)
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Re: Below Median at Harvard

Postby jelufowoju » Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:10 pm

Barack O'Drama wrote:
jelufowoju wrote:
Barack O'Drama wrote:
jelufowoju wrote:
Barack O'Drama wrote:
jelufowoju wrote:
El_Bee_Oh wrote:It seems like at Harvard being at or above both median is an autoadmit while being below both is an auto reject. What about people that are somewhere in between (3.8-3.9, 170-171)? It seems like people in that band have a 50/50 chance of getting in based on LSN (non URM) - what separates those that get in and those that don't in the band? Softs? Work experience? Personal statement / recs?


3.8/3.9 and a 170-171 you could get in, but you're more likely to get waitlisted then dinged or just straight up dinged. If your gpa is slightly below median 3.8-3.85, your LSAT will most likely need to be at least median (173).


For a URM with lets say a 3.85 what LSAT score would you likely need for admittance?


Depends what time of URM, if you're an AA, you could get in with 160-164 but with 165-168 and you're almost guaranteed admission. If you're Hispanic/NA/PR ect.. you'd be in good shape with anything between 166-170.


AA URM. So you think I would have a good shot with a 165+ ?


Yes an excellent chance. I even know several AA's that got into Harvard Law with 3.8ish gpa's and sub 165 lsat's, almost all of them were k-jd as well.


Wow! I am going to have a much better chance than I thought. I'm not going to let the URM boost make me complacent with my studies, but I will be way more likely to apply with a 164 let's say, than wait to retake without even applying.

Thank you :)


Haha, no problem dude, good luck with your apps! And yeah, complacency is really your worst enemy, while it's nice to know that as a urm you don't need a 170 to get into a t6 , the last thing you want to do is get cocky and complacent during prep and then shit the bed on game day because you didn't take the lsat seriously.



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