167/3.7, what are my chances?

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167/3.7, what are my chances?

Post by ALCA1920 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:16 am

Hey everyone,
I retook the LSAT in January and got a 167 (got a 165 on my first take back in September). I have a 3.7, fairly cookie-cutter softs and LORs for a law school candidate. I'm a first-generation immigrant, but idk if that'll help. Here's my list so far:

I'm willing to apply ED to Cornell.

I looked at predictors (LSN in particular), and it looks like people with my stats had decent chances with Texas/Cornell/Georgetown, but everyone on TLS/Reddit is saying that people with my stats have no/minimal chance, and that they should aim for lower t20 schools. What's the consensus on this?

Thank you all!

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Re: 167/3.7, what are my chances?

Post by cavalier1138 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:33 am

I think you have middling chances at Cornell/Georgetown. You should definitely not be EDing to Cornell.

Whether you should be targeting a T20 school for less money depends entirely on what you want to do and where you want to do it.


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Re: 167/3.7, what are my chances?

Post by decimalsanddollars » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:22 pm

Echo what Cav said re: your chances/don't do ED. I would consider applying more broadly, even though you're a long shot for a couple lower t13 schools, because your numbers are decent enough to make you an acceptable candidate to at least some of these schools, and you never know which school will be looking for an applicant just like you. I'd also round out your apps with a non-top-20 (but still at least top 50) school in your target market, if any.

Also, consider writing a diversity statement about your first-gen immigrant experience if you think it will be compelling; some schools might give you a bump for it, and in rare cases certain scholarships can be earmarked for specific kinds of applicants.

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