174 LSAT, 3.8 GPA, 3 years WE

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174 LSAT, 3.8 GPA, 3 years WE

Post by rc52160 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:06 pm

Hi everyone! My stats are below:

174 LSAT
3.8 GPA - ivy league, double major (one social science, one hard science)
3 years' work experience at a research job

I'm shooting for HYS, but am a bit concerned about my GPA. Does anyone have thoughts on whether admissions committees take any pity on hard science GPAs?

Thanks!

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Re: 174 LSAT, 3.8 GPA, 3 years WE

Post by malleus discentium » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:29 pm

rc52160 wrote:Hi everyone! My stats are below:

174 LSAT
3.8 GPA - ivy league, double major (one social science, one hard science)
3 years' work experience at a research job

I'm shooting for HYS, but am a bit concerned about my GPA. Does anyone have thoughts on whether admissions committees take any pity on hard science GPAs?

Thanks!
They don't. But you have a solid shot at H anyway. YS are always unpredictable.

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Re: 174 LSAT, 3.8 GPA, 3 years WE

Post by Mack.Hambleton » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:04 pm

rc52160 wrote:Hi everyone! My stats are below:

174 LSAT
3.8 GPA - ivy league, double major (one social science, one hard science)
3 years' work experience at a research job

I'm shooting for HYS, but am a bit concerned about my GPA. Does anyone have thoughts on whether admissions committees take any pity on hard science GPAs?

Thanks!
Why would they take pity on a 3.8 lol

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Re: 174 LSAT, 3.8 GPA, 3 years WE

Post by malleus discentium » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:25 pm

james.bungles wrote:
rc52160 wrote:Hi everyone! My stats are below:

174 LSAT
3.8 GPA - ivy league, double major (one social science, one hard science)
3 years' work experience at a research job

I'm shooting for HYS, but am a bit concerned about my GPA. Does anyone have thoughts on whether admissions committees take any pity on hard science GPAs?

Thanks!
Why would they take pity on a 3.8 lol
Because it's below median at HYS.

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Re: 174 LSAT, 3.8 GPA, 3 years WE

Post by thestatusguo » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:53 am

I am only speaking from two specific data points, but my SO was hard STEM undergrad double major with a 3.6; he also has a STEM masters degree. His LSAT was two points below yours. We're both starting at SLS in the fall.

I personally had a 170/3.8 and chose SLS over HLS. I'm non-STEM. Got into HLS in April, got into SLS off the WL about a week ago. I'm K-JD. It's do-able.

I will definitely concede that we're both extremely lucky people and have above-average softs for our age; I think our rec letters, PS, and overall applications were both probably extremely solid, save for my LSAT and his GPA.

Just thought to inspire a little bit of hope, but I would be surprised if you didn't get into at least one of HYS (specifically H) with those numbers. Make sure that the rest of your application is completely solid :) If you have any other more specific questions, feel free to PM me!

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