URM Army officer vet 3.8 GPA 165 LSAT

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Bomiboy97

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URM Army officer vet 3.8 GPA 165 LSAT

Post by Bomiboy97 » Sun May 31, 2020 9:09 pm

Hey guys just wanted to know my chances at a t14 school. Money isn’t a problem due to my post 9/11 gi bill.

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3.8
165 LSAT
URM: Black male
Logistics officer Army for three years
Technically seven years of service if you add my reserve time

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Re: URM Army officer vet 3.8 GPA 165 LSAT

Post by AdieuCali » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:03 am

Bomiboy97 wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 9:09 pm
Hey guys just wanted to know my chances at a t14 school. Money isn’t a problem due to my post 9/11 gi bill.

Stats
3.8
165 LSAT
URM: Black male
Logistics officer Army for three years
Technically seven years of service if you add my reserve time
You've got good odds at Harvard and are pretty much a lock for everything below it. URM status is a major application boost and being a military officer is among the strongest "soft" factors in admissions. https://mylsn.info/zkbn5n/.

Next cycle might be more competitive, since applications tend to surge in a down economy. You should consider retaking, as a few more points would probably guarantee Harvard and give you a better shot at Yale. https://mylsn.info/ces00c/

Also, you should apply to every T13. (Request a fee waiver from every school based on your veteran and URM status.) Even though you're almost guaranteed CCN, you should consider that public schools may be willing to give you a scholarship "kickback" because of your post-9/11. Since the VA pays public schools full tuition regardless of scholarships, state schools can convert your merit aid to cash without really affecting their bottom line. Meanwhile, the yellow ribbon program is essentially just a cost-sharing arrangement between private schools and the VA, so any p-9/11 admit is essentially already a 1/4 scholarship cost to the school.

Your final choice may come down to something like Chicago (p-9/11 full-ride) v. Michigan (p-9/11 full-ride plus $30k/yr tuition refund). Although it's possible even private schools that would otherwise offer you a full ride would be willing to turn some portion of merit aid into a stipend.

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Re: URM Army officer vet 3.8 GPA 165 LSAT

Post by Dcc617 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:05 pm

Not URM, but veteran.

I applied twice with two very different LSAT scores. Both times I performed right around my numbers. I don't think being a vet influenced my cycle at all.

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