3.8+ gpa 173 LSAT (retake), chances for Harvard?

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Dominusfiki
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3.8+ gpa 173 LSAT (retake), chances for Harvard?

Postby Dominusfiki » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:28 am

Greetings all, fairly new to the site

With a 3.8-9 and 173 retake (score increase 6+ pts), what do you think my chances are for Harvard? Will being a permanent resident of Missouri be a boost at all? if it helps, average softs at best.

According to Harvard's most recent class profile:
Permanent Residence:
26% Northeast: NJ, NY, PA
14% Far West: CA, NV
14% Mid-South: DC, DE, KY, MD, NC, TN, VA, WV
11% Southeast: AL, FL, GA, MS, SC
10% Great Lakes: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI
8% South Central: AR, LA, OK, TX
7% New England: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT
3% Mountain West: AZ, CO, ID, NM, UT
2% Northwest: AK, OR, WA
1% Midwest: IA, MO, NE

source - http://www.law.harvard.edu/prospective/ ... ofile.html

Any comments or advice would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!

Side note, will posting accurate stats be detrimental to my admissions cycle?

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Haribo
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Re: 3.8+ gpa 173 LSAT (retake), chances for Harvard?

Postby Haribo » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:10 am

Dominusfiki wrote:Greetings all, fairly new to the site

With a 3.8-9 and 173 retake (score increase 6+ pts), what do you think my chances are for Harvard? Will being a permanent resident of Missouri be a boost at all? if it helps, average softs at best.

According to Harvard's most recent class profile:
Permanent Residence:
26% Northeast: NJ, NY, PA
14% Far West: CA, NV
14% Mid-South: DC, DE, KY, MD, NC, TN, VA, WV
11% Southeast: AL, FL, GA, MS, SC
10% Great Lakes: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI
8% South Central: AR, LA, OK, TX
7% New England: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT
3% Mountain West: AZ, CO, ID, NM, UT
2% Northwest: AK, OR, WA
1% Midwest: IA, MO, NE

source - http://www.law.harvard.edu/prospective/ ... ofile.html

Any comments or advice would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!

Side note, will posting accurate stats be detrimental to my admissions cycle?


I believe those scores make you borderline at Harvard, so softs and the quality of your PS will come into play.

Geographic diversity is probably slightly underrated by most people on TLS. The problem, of course, is that's it's hard to predict - my impression is that schools care a lot more about getting that first person from a state than the second or third. So, if there are a couple of people with better scores than you applying, you won't get a boost. If you're the highest score, they might take you over people with similar stats.

Basically, don't count on anything :)

I think most people find posting accurate stats makes no difference in their admissions cycle - I know it didn't for me, and my numbers/softs are fairly unique. Just don't be a jerk online, and don't criticize the schools you're applying to.

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Re: 3.8+ gpa 173 LSAT (retake), chances for Harvard?

Postby YCrevolution » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:38 am

Moved to What are my chances? forum.




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