3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

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3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby arthur » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:57 pm

upenn engineering
gpa: 3.54
LSAT: 159 (3 yrs ago), 164, 171
WE: 3.5 yrs at deloitte consulting
applying 2010 or 2011

what are my chances at the following schools:
1. harvard
2. stanford
3. columbia
4. nyu
5. uc berk
6. chicago
7. upenn
8. umich
9. upenn
10. northwestern
11. duke
12. uva
13. cornell
14. gtown
15. ucla

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Re: 3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby arthur » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:41 pm

any thoughts?

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Re: 3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby napolnic » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:53 pm

I applied with roughly the same GPA and two LSAT scores (my first one was lower than your first, but my second was the same). My cycle

Columbia - wl/out
UVA - in w/$
Duke - in w/$
Gtown - in
W&M - in w/$

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Re: 3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby arthur » Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:11 pm

napolnic wrote:I applied with roughly the same GPA and two LSAT scores (my first one was lower than your first, but my second was the same). My cycle

Columbia - wl/out
UVA - in w/$
Duke - in w/$
Gtown - in
W&M - in w/$


you said your second score is same as mine. i have 3 scores. 164 or 171?
also, did you write an addendum regarding the jump in LSAT scores? i absolutely do not have any reason. i just tested better the 3rd time.

thanks,

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Re: 3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby napolnic » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:34 pm

arthur wrote:
napolnic wrote:I applied with roughly the same GPA and two LSAT scores (my first one was lower than your first, but my second was the same). My cycle

Columbia - wl/out
UVA - in w/$
Duke - in w/$
Gtown - in
W&M - in w/$


you said your second score is same as mine. i have 3 scores. 164 or 171?
also, did you write an addendum regarding the jump in LSAT scores? i absolutely do not have any reason. i just tested better the 3rd time.

thanks,


Sorry, I missed the first score. I went from 160 to 171. I wrote an addendum for Duke, but that was it. I don't think it made an impact either way. Such a large jump tends to speak for itself.

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Re: 3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby rondemarino » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:52 pm

arthur wrote:upenn engineering
gpa: 3.54
LSAT: 159 (3 yrs ago), 164, 171
WE: 3.5 yrs at deloitte consulting
applying 2010 or 2011

what are my chances at the following schools:
1. harvard
2. stanford
3. columbia
4. nyu
5. uc berk
6. chicago
7. upenn
8. umich
9. upenn
10. northwestern
11. duke
12. uva
13. cornell
14. gtown
15. ucla


Well done, sir! Its always nice to see someone who appreciates the value of persisting with the LSAT. There's nothing like acing it the first, but it beat the hell out of settling for a score below of what one is capable of.

I'd say in everywhere from Michigan on down. Would assume its pretty iffy at Chicago and up.

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Re: 3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby im_blue » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:52 pm

Out: HYS, Columbia, Chicago, Berkeley
50/50: NYU, Virginia, Michigan, UCLA
In: Duke, Northwestern, Cornell, Georgetown

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Re: 3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby arthur » Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:21 pm

hmm. so where should i early to? i don't want to early anywhere that i have super good chance of getting into . . . but definitely want to be realistic and reasonable.

any suggestions?
columbia
nyu
chicago
upenn
michigan
duke
northwestern
uva
gtown

thanks!

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Re: 3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby 123xalady » Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:41 pm

arthur wrote:hmm. so where should i early to? i don't want to early anywhere that i have super good chance of getting into . . . but definitely want to be realistic and reasonable.

any suggestions?
columbia- I don't see CLS happening in this crazy cycle, whether you ED or not
nyu- I would ED here
chicago- same as CLS
upenn- or ED here
michigan- I don't know much about them
duke - love high GPAs- I wouldn't waste ED here
northwestern- NU will most likely take you RD
uva- Good shot RD
gtown- RD

thanks!


my .02 - I would ED at NYU or PENN, or- to be cautious- NU

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Re: 3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby arthur » Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:55 pm

123xalady wrote:
arthur wrote:hmm. so where should i early to? i don't want to early anywhere that i have super good chance of getting into . . . but definitely want to be realistic and reasonable.

any suggestions?
columbia- I don't see CLS happening in this crazy cycle, whether you ED or not
nyu- I would ED here
chicago- same as CLS
upenn- or ED here
michigan- I don't know much about them
duke - love high GPAs- I wouldn't waste ED here
northwestern- NU will most likely take you RD
uva- Good shot RD
gtown- RD

thanks!


my .02 - I would ED at NYU or PENN, or- to be cautious- NU


Thanks for the input. going to apply next yr. seems like it's too late to do it this yr considering that i haven't started on my personal statement, etc. Have you applied already?

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Re: 3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby napolnic » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:33 pm

arthur wrote:
123xalady wrote:
arthur wrote:hmm. so where should i early to? i don't want to early anywhere that i have super good chance of getting into . . . but definitely want to be realistic and reasonable.

any suggestions?
columbia- I don't see CLS happening in this crazy cycle, whether you ED or not
nyu- I would ED here
chicago- same as CLS
upenn- or ED here
michigan- I don't know much about them
duke - love high GPAs- I wouldn't waste ED here
northwestern- NU will most likely take you RD
uva- Good shot RD
gtown- RD

thanks!


my .02 - I would ED at NYU or PENN, or- to be cautious- NU


Thanks for the input. going to apply next yr. seems like it's too late to do it this yr considering that i haven't started on my personal statement, etc. Have you applied already?

Too late? You're talking about EDing, you're not too late. Sit down, write your personal statement. You even have a month or so. I submitted in January and I don't think it adversely effected my cycle.

If the only reason you are postponing a year is because you think you are too late in the cycle, you have no reason to postpone.

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Re: 3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby arthur » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:40 pm

napolnic wrote:
arthur wrote:
123xalady wrote:
arthur wrote:hmm. so where should i early to? i don't want to early anywhere that i have super good chance of getting into . . . but definitely want to be realistic and reasonable.

any suggestions?
columbia- I don't see CLS happening in this crazy cycle, whether you ED or not
nyu- I would ED here
chicago- same as CLS
upenn- or ED here
michigan- I don't know much about them
duke - love high GPAs- I wouldn't waste ED here
northwestern- NU will most likely take you RD
uva- Good shot RD
gtown- RD

thanks!


my .02 - I would ED at NYU or PENN, or- to be cautious- NU


Thanks for the input. going to apply next yr. seems like it's too late to do it this yr considering that i haven't started on my personal statement, etc. Have you applied already?

Too late? You're talking about EDing, you're not too late. Sit down, write your personal statement. You even have a month or so. I submitted in January and I don't think it adversely effected my cycle.

If the only reason you are postponing a year is because you think you are too late in the cycle, you have no reason to postpone.


2 reasons why i'm postponing:
1. i want to apply early when not too many ppl applied and also when they have money left
2. i'm trying to save some money for school because i don't have enough to pay for law school and support myself

let me know if those shouldn't be that big of problems.

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Re: 3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby im_blue » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:14 pm

arthur wrote:2 reasons why i'm postponing:
1. i want to apply early when not too many ppl applied and also when they have money left
2. i'm trying to save some money for school because i don't have enough to pay for law school and support myself

let me know if those shouldn't be that big of problems.


1) Not a big problem if you apply by December, giving you 3-4 weeks to write a PS. Scholarships are usually offered after acceptances, so there is zero chance that they run out of scholarship money by December.

2) There's no way you're going to save $200k after taxes, or probably even $50k, in one year. Either way, you'll be taking out huge loans unless you get scholarship money. The majority of students going to law school right after graduation are taking out the full cost of attendance in loans, so there's no reason why you couldn't do that. Of course, whether you want to do that, is another matter.

IMO you're 50/50 at NYU and Virginia, so you could still ED Virginia by Dec. 15 if you want to lock up a T10, and don't mind giving up the chance at NYU.

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Re: 3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby napolnic » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:33 pm

arthur wrote:2 reasons why i'm postponing:
1. i want to apply early when not too many ppl applied and also when they have money left
2. i'm trying to save some money for school because i don't have enough to pay for law school and support myself

let me know if those shouldn't be that big of problems.


I would say that number two is a legit reason. But you could always apply this year and defer (I'm not sure about the policy about an ED-defer, but I'm sure the info's out there somewhere). But I would second the comment above and ask how much you can really save in a year. I took a year off between undergrad and law school and saved a bit, but what I did save was mostly because I was living with my parents.

For most of us, loans are a fact of life when it comes to law school.

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Re: 3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby arthur » Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:53 pm

napolnic wrote:
arthur wrote:2 reasons why i'm postponing:
1. i want to apply early when not too many ppl applied and also when they have money left
2. i'm trying to save some money for school because i don't have enough to pay for law school and support myself

let me know if those shouldn't be that big of problems.


I would say that number two is a legit reason. But you could always apply this year and defer (I'm not sure about the policy about an ED-defer, but I'm sure the info's out there somewhere). But I would second the comment above and ask how much you can really save in a year. I took a year off between undergrad and law school and saved a bit, but what I did save was mostly because I was living with my parents.

For most of us, loans are a fact of life when it comes to law school.


thanks for the input. yea, i guess i have to think about pros and cons and decide soon

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Re: 3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby 123xalady » Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:59 pm

arthur wrote:
123xalady wrote:
arthur wrote:hmm. so where should i early to? i don't want to early anywhere that i have super good chance of getting into . . . but definitely want to be realistic and reasonable.

any suggestions?
columbia- I don't see CLS happening in this crazy cycle, whether you ED or not
nyu- I would ED here
chicago- same as CLS
upenn- or ED here
michigan- I don't know much about them
duke - love high GPAs- I wouldn't waste ED here
northwestern- NU will most likely take you RD
uva- Good shot RD
gtown- RD

thanks!


my .02 - I would ED at NYU or PENN, or- to be cautious- NU


Thanks for the input. going to apply next yr. seems like it's too late to do it this yr considering that i haven't started on my personal statement, etc. Have you applied already?



I'm also applying next cycle- hoping that it isn't more competitive than this one!

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Re: 3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby arthur » Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:08 pm

123xalady wrote:
arthur wrote:
123xalady wrote:
arthur wrote:hmm. so where should i early to? i don't want to early anywhere that i have super good chance of getting into . . . but definitely want to be realistic and reasonable.

any suggestions?
columbia- I don't see CLS happening in this crazy cycle, whether you ED or not
nyu- I would ED here
chicago- same as CLS
upenn- or ED here
michigan- I don't know much about them
duke - love high GPAs- I wouldn't waste ED here
northwestern- NU will most likely take you RD
uva- Good shot RD
gtown- RD

thanks!


my .02 - I would ED at NYU or PENN, or- to be cautious- NU


Thanks for the input. going to apply next yr. seems like it's too late to do it this yr considering that i haven't started on my personal statement, etc. Have you applied already?



I'm also applying next cycle- hoping that it isn't more competitive than this one!


shoot. i think it'll be just as competitive as this yr. there was an article about how sept 2009 LSAT had the most test takers in lsat history (for sept/oct testing). but yes. i really hope that it isn't more competitive. haha. good luck to you

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Re: 3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby Moxie » Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:48 pm

arthur wrote:2 reasons why i'm postponing:
1. i want to apply early when not too many ppl applied and also when they have money left
2. i'm trying to save some money for school because i don't have enough to pay for law school and support myself

let me know if those shouldn't be that big of problems.


If you have a job or ways to sustain yourself during the off-year, why not wait a year? Work experience can only help, and saving money (even if only a little bit) helps.

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Re: 3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby arthur » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:08 pm

bump.

can anyone else chance me w/ considering how this app cycle is going?

thinking about ED'ing to one of the following schools:
- chicago
- northwestern
- columbia
- nyu
- upenn

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Re: 3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby englawyer » Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:16 pm

have you already applied?

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Re: 3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby jtang11 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:55 am

I've got similar numbers to you - 171, 3.5, 2+ yrs work experience. Thus far I've received offers of admission to UVA, Duke, Northwestern. I've interviewed with Georgetown. I applied ED to Columbia and was deferred. I have yet to hear back from the other schools you mentioned. Hope that gives you an idea of where you stand.

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Re: 3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby arthur » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:17 pm

no, i haven't applied. i'm applying this fall to enroll by fall of 2011.

i'm pretty open on locations (happy to be in chicago, boston, dc, nyc, etc.). jtang, glad to hear that you got into duke, northwestern, etc.

by the time i apply, i'll have 4 years of work experience (global consulting firm), so i think i have a pretty solid chance at northwestern. so i'm thinking about doing rd there.

What are my ED chances at Columbia, NYU, and U Chicago? I'm guessing pretty low. . .

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Re: 3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby ryguy » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:21 pm

I have multiple scores-3-. GT averages. My original 156 killed my average.

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Re: 3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby ughOSU » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:29 pm

I believe Harvard averages, so your odds there are approximately zero.

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Re: 3.54/171 (multiple lsat scores)

Postby arthur » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:33 pm

yup. not even expecting anything from harvard. just applying so i won't have any regrets.

just want to know my chances at the following schools:

NYU
Columbia
Chicago




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