Law School Discussion

Deciding Where to Go => Choosing the Right Law School => Topic started by: T-Money on October 24, 2004, 12:34:36 AM

Title: Univ. of Texas in-state
Post by: T-Money on October 24, 2004, 12:34:36 AM
I know this has been addressed before, but how much of a difference does it make if you're a TX resident when applying to UT?  I've tried to find info about differences in GPA/LSAT between admitted resident and non-resident kids but haven't found too much... any ideas?
Title: Re: Univ. of Texas in-state
Post by: ElizaB on October 24, 2004, 09:27:25 PM
I would like to know that, too! :)
Title: Re: Univ. of Texas in-state
Post by: texas1 on October 25, 2004, 11:19:50 AM
check page 2 of the "where should I go" board...look for a thread titled UT out of state numbers....

I'm not vouching for the accuracy of what is there, I'm just pointing you to the most recent discussion...

Title: Re: Univ. of Texas in-state
Post by: midjeep on October 28, 2004, 09:13:49 PM
If you are a Texas resident, I think it is safe to add 3 maybe 4 more points to your lsat score and .3 to .5 on your GPA. But you have to remember that only 20% of the students are out of state, so although their stats will be much higher than in-state students, they make up a small percentage of the published stats.
Title: Re: Univ. of Texas in-state
Post by: ElizaB on November 01, 2004, 08:43:58 AM
I have been thinking about this and here is the conclusion that I have come to just using my own reasoning. 

I think the 25/75 percentiles posted in USNWR are a pretty accurate representation of the GPA/LSAT that you need to get into UT as a Texas resident.  I don't see how the Texas resident could be significantly lower because at least 80 percent of those reported percentiles are composed of in-state people.  Even if we assumed that the top 20% of the class was composed entirely of non-residents and the bottom 80% was composed entirely of Texas residents, the ranges would only be only marginally effected...maybe by a point on the LSAT and a couple of hundredths of a point on the GPA...if even by that much.

In theory, I would think it would be more difficult for out-of-staters to gain admission since basically they are competing with 49 other states for only 20% of the positions in the class.  I would think that it would be safe to assume that if you were an non-residents you would have to be on the high end of their score range, but I don't think that it would be a safe bet to say that Texas residents can get in with lower than average scores.

Like I said, these are just my thoughts...

Title: Re: Univ. of Texas in-state
Post by: T-Money on November 02, 2004, 09:50:46 AM
midjeep, I love the Baylor-A&M scoreboard shot.  Going for two, who would've thought, damn amazing, I say!  Go Bears, oh yeah!
Title: Re: Univ. of Texas in-state
Post by: midjeep on November 02, 2004, 05:44:16 PM
midjeep, I love the Baylor-A&M scoreboard shot.  Going for two, who would've thought, damn amazing, I say!  Go Bears, oh yeah!

Thanks, I was in a bar in DC at 4AM when I saw it on ESPN. I thought it was the drinking when I saw that score :D
Title: Re: Univ. of Texas in-state
Post by: Tom on November 09, 2004, 01:56:02 PM
Why would any out of stater who had the numbers to get admitted to UT go there, when they could get in so many better NE law schools?
Title: Re: Univ. of Texas in-state
Post by: Troy McClure on November 09, 2004, 02:31:56 PM
Why would any out of stater who had the numbers to get admitted to UT go there, when they could get in so many better NE law schools?
Maybe they like the ideas of mild winters and good Tex Mex food.  God knows, if I got accepted to a place up north, I'd be very unprepared to live there since I'm used to wearing shorts almost year round.  I don't even own a winter coat.  I'd take UT over any school, but I also plan on living in Dallas after I graduate.  UT would give me all the prestigue I care to have.
Title: Re: Univ. of Texas in-state
Post by: Tom on November 09, 2004, 04:23:44 PM
Why would any out of stater who had the numbers to get admitted to UT go there, when they could get in so many better NE law schools?
Maybe they like the ideas of mild winters and good Tex Mex food.  God knows, if I got accepted to a place up north, I'd be very unprepared to live there since I'm used to wearing shorts almost year round.  I don't even own a winter coat.  I'd take UT over any school, but I also plan on living in Dallas after I graduate.  UT would give me all the prestigue I care to have.

To each their own.
Title: Re: Univ. of Texas in-state
Post by: T-Money on November 09, 2004, 06:08:33 PM
Plus, even for out of state folks it's way cheaper than most of the other top 10-20 schools.
Title: Re: Univ. of Texas in-state
Post by: be10dwn on November 09, 2004, 07:15:37 PM
Austin is also an awesome place to live.  I'm from Dallas and we would go down there all the time when I was at Texas Tech to go to football games.  I too liked seeing the faggies get beat!  Go RED RAIDERS this weekend!