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172ish/3.95GPA; scholarships?

Post by lilianayearns » Wed Apr 20, 2022 3:53 pm

I can't find this info anywhere. Please let me know where I should apply with these stats/where I could get a scholarship.

Taking real LSAT in June but I don't get testing anxiety so doubt it'll be much lower than my practices. Last PT was a 173 but this is my highest score. Usually getting 169-172.
GPA is a 3.95 and I'll also have my master's degree next May (although I doubt that helps). I'm white, lower-middle class, female.
What are my chances of getting into a T15, and will they give me financial aid? What about those with lower rankings? I'm on my own in paying for law school so will probably need a scholarship. Which schools do merit-based? How do I find this information?



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Re: 172ish/3.95GPA; scholarships?

Post by crazywafflez » Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:38 pm

Depending on your career goals, I'd add UCLA/UT/Vandy/WashU to your list. If you get a 170, you should get into one of those with a sizeable scholarship and they all do well in their markets (and possibly BU/BC/ND/USC on a totally fullride could be a decent option depending on your goals).
I also think you'll have a good shot if you apply early to Gtown, Cornell, NW, and the lower T14 for scholarships, but it won't be fullrides (my best guess).
Best of luck.


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Re: 172ish/3.95GPA; scholarships?

Post by Access » Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:48 pm

It sounds like you don't actually have the 172 in hand, am I reading that right? If so don't count your chickens before they hatch (or whatever idiomsyou prefer). Wait for the score and then apply broadly and negotiate scholarships. All but YHS do merit scholarships. If you score well, you should get money somewhere.


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Re: 172ish/3.95GPA; scholarships?

Post by talons2250 » Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:13 pm

This is a useless thought exercise until you actually have your LSAT score. Lots of people underperform their practice tests by 5-10 points, even without test-taking anxiety.


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Re: 172ish/3.95GPA; scholarships?

Post by pkeller » Thu Apr 21, 2022 6:00 pm

Literally check out TLS stats--you can see where people were admitted with similar numbers and where they got scholarships.


Again, you're getting ahead of yourself without having your actual score. You could just as easily get a 169 on the LSAT if not lower. Hope for the best, but be prepared for a range of outcomes.

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Re: 172ish/3.95GPA; scholarships?

Post by CanadianWolf » Sun Apr 24, 2022 4:38 pm

Agree that without an actual LSAT score, any advice is speculative.

In which subject area is your master's degree ?


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Re: 172ish/3.95GPA; scholarships?

Post by mandrewsf » Sat May 14, 2022 11:16 am

My straight white male friend has $$$ from a T14 with nearly identical stats. Take that what you will.

But, actually get that 172 first.

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