3.8/170/AA Male

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3.8/170/AA Male

Postby starxched » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:30 pm

AA Male @ an Ivy with decent softs (leadership positions on campus, debate team, a few gov't and NGO internships), and strong LOR's.

A unexpected family situation (leading to home+financial instability) hurt my GPA during sophomore year, but my GPA is trending upward (>3.9 since). Not sure if this is worth discussing in an addendum or not.

Interests include "Law, Gov't, and Policy," Tech Law, and Anti-Trust Law.

Interested in HYS, NYU, Berkeley, and Columbia. Also, I realize that my list is limited- I am more than open to suggestions.

Thank you!
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Re: 3.8/170/Ivy League

Postby UVA2B » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:31 pm

Blanket the T13, see what options/scholarships you can get. You should have a pretty decent pick amongst that list.

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Re: 3.8/170/Ivy League

Postby starxched » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:56 pm

UVA2B wrote:Blanket the T13, see what options/scholarships you can get. You should have a pretty decent pick amongst that list.


Thank you!

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Re: 3.8/170/AA Male

Postby runinthefront » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:01 pm

You absolutely should apply to the entire T13. But you are a virtual lock for H and over 60% odds at Y, if I had to guess. Your application would have to have something glaring in it to not pick up one of YS.

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Re: 3.8/170/AA Male

Postby Platopus » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:13 pm

runinthefront wrote:You absolutely should apply to the entire T13. But you are a virtual lock for H and over 60% odds at Y, if I had to guess. Your application would have to have something glaring in it to not pick up one of YS.


2nd this. Congrats on the excellent LSAT and GPA. OP, you should have an amazing cycle.

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Re: 3.8/170/AA Male

Postby Samarcan » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:23 pm

That is a nice GPA, but a 170 LSAT = an amazing cycle? I'd think you'd need a higher LSAT than that to be this optimistic for the top schools!

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Re: 3.8/170/AA Male

Postby Platopus » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:27 pm

Samarcan wrote:That is a nice GPA, but a 170 LSAT = an amazing cycle? I'd think you'd need a higher LSAT than that to be this optimistic for the top schools!


I'm not so sure about this. OP has solid stats even with out his URM status. But as an AA Male, OP's 170 is easily in the top 1% for his demographic, and should see a corresponding URM bump because of this.

edit: Y&S are still going to be a little bit of a black box, but H should be pretty much a lock, as with the rest of the T-13. Not saying anything is guaranteed, but I'm sticking with my prediction that OP is going to have an amazing cycle.

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Re: 3.8/170/AA Male

Postby lavarman84 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:12 am

Don't write an addendum. A 3.8 GPA is plenty strong.

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Re: 3.8/170/AA Male

Postby cavalier1138 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:59 am

Samarcan wrote:That is a nice GPA, but a 170 LSAT = an amazing cycle? I'd think you'd need a higher LSAT than that to be this optimistic for the top schools!


OP is a URM.




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