How much do the facts behind the #'s matter?

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How much do the facts behind the #'s matter?

Post by LawschoolboundCO » Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:35 am

Hello, this is my 1st post here so apologies if I am doing this incorrectly. I look at the average acceptance for many of these top 10 schools and I was wondering if it was worth my time to apply with a 3.6 gpa and a 168 LSAT. I have my prior military service which I've heard can be a big advantage. Additionally, I was in a pre-med major and graduated with a Bachelors in Molecular and Cellular Biology so my GPA still ranked top 15 in my graduating major of ~300 despite it being relatively low. I had a 4.0 for the last 2.5 semesters after I had gotten my life together including some classes like Biochemistry and Organic Chem 1 and 2 so I've also heard that they do strongly consider how you finished up as opposed to how you started in college. This all sounds great on paper and I will have some stellar letters of recommendations, but I really believe that the low raw GPA and moderate LSAT score will drive me out of the top ten and that I will be denied before my application gets a second glance due to those two numbers and their importance. Do I really stand a chance to get into the top ten or so schools, or are these numbers just too low to overcome?

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Re: How much do the facts behind the #'s matter?

Post by The Lsat Airbender » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:49 pm

Your GPA isn't that low. Just retake the LSAT for a couple more points instead of hand-wringing about the "top ten" and you're gucci.

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