What score do I need to aim for to have a shot at these schools?

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sethnoorzad
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What score do I need to aim for to have a shot at these schools?

Postby sethnoorzad » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:06 pm

I have a 3.33 GPA. 163 LSAT from Dec.

I've applied to ten schools where my current numbers are competitive and have been admitted to two of them already with good scholarship offers, and one waitlist. So that's great.

Soft factors -- I was president of the Middle East Studies Club when we organized a talk on campus and successfully petitioned the board of trustees to adopt the Charter for Compassion, inspired by author Karen Armstrong.

I have one great letter of recommendation from my former English professor.

I'm retaking on Saturday. Wondering what kind of score will give me a shot at admission as well as a scholarship to some schools that are more competitive in terms of admission numbers, such as:
-Georgetown
-Penn
-Boston University
-Vanderbilt

I realize my GPA is below 25% percentile for most of those schools, but wondering what is still possible.

Thanks

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Re: What score do I need to aim for to have a shot at these schools?

Postby whodareswins » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:38 pm

sethnoorzad wrote:I have a 3.33 GPA. 163 LSAT from Dec.

I've applied to ten schools where my current numbers are competitive and have been admitted to two of them already with good scholarship offers, and one waitlist. So that's great.

Soft factors -- I was president of the Middle East Studies Club when we organized a talk on campus and successfully petitioned the board of trustees to adopt the Charter for Compassion, inspired by author Karen Armstrong.

I have one great letter of recommendation from my former English professor.

I'm retaking on Saturday. Wondering what kind of score will give me a shot at admission as well as a scholarship to some schools that are more competitive in terms of admission numbers, such as:
-Georgetown
-Penn
-Boston University
-Vanderbilt

I realize my GPA is below 25% percentile for most of those schools, but wondering what is still possible.

Thanks


I think you'd want to be at, or above, the 75th for lsat to offset your gpa. The following might give you a fighting chance, but of course the higher the better, especially if you don't want to pay sticker. Best of luck on the retake.

Georgetown - 169+
-Penn- 171+
-Boston University- 166+
-Vanderbilt- 169+




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