Chances at Harvard and Columbia

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wolfcon16

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Chances at Harvard and Columbia

Postby wolfcon16 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:56 pm

So...
I have not taken the LSAT, but I plan to do an extensive amount of studying/prep work before I take it. I am aiming for 170+. However, before I undertake such a time- and money-consuming endeavor, I would like some input from others about my chances based on my background thus far.

Undergrad - Small state school, Political Science major and Philosophy minor, 3.68 GPA
Grad - UC Irvine, Masters of Public Policy, 3.87 GPA
Work History - city government as a policy adviser for 1 year, political campaign work (got to meet Obama) for one year, paralegal at two major law firms for the passed 3 years.

Even if I get 175 on the LSAT (which is unlikely) but at least a 170, how likely is HLS or Columbia given what I would consider a mediocre background?

Any input is much appreciated.

Thanks.

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Barack O'Drama

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Re: Chances at Harvard and Columbia

Postby Barack O'Drama » Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:14 am

There's a huge difference between a 170 and a 175 on the LSAT when your GPA is below HLS's 25th%tile. So you really cannot make any really helpful predictions about your chances with a 3.68 and an lsat score that is maybe a 175 but at least a 170.


With that said, I would say not a great chance at HLS with your uGPA. <20% chance for sure. But if you can score a 172+ you should have a strong chance at CLS.

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Re: Chances at Harvard and Columbia

Postby Dcc617 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:59 am

A few years ago I got into Harvard with a 3.72 and 176. So it’s not impossible.

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Re: Chances at Harvard and Columbia

Postby eck456 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:01 pm

Barack O'Drama wrote:There's a huge difference between a 170 and a 175 on the LSAT when your GPA is below HLS's 25th%tile. So you really cannot make any really helpful predictions about your chances with a 3.68 and an lsat score that is maybe a 175 but at least a 170.


With that said, I would say not a great chance at HLS with your uGPA. <20% chance for sure. But if you can score a 172+ you should have a strong chance at CLS.

http://mylsn.info/w1467o/


yeah I have a 3.68 and I'm a 1L at HLS - it's not impossible, but your app will have to kick ass and you'll likely get waitlisted even with a solid LSAT. HLS waitlist does move though, esp in the beginning of the summer. it's just a question of how long you're willing to wait



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