I was an auto-admit for Loyola. 3.53 from UC Irvine, 161 LSAT. I was kind of surprised to get a decision so quickly, seeing as Loyola's numbers have been skyrocketing in recent years. I am crossing my fingers for an acceptance into the first tier (UCLA, USC, UC Hastings, UC Davis, Fordham, Boston College and U), but after 6 rejections in a row (Boalt, U of Washington, GW, GTown, Texas, NYU) I am losing hope. I would suggest sending a letter to the admissions office, reaffirming your interest in the school and letting them know that it is your first choice. It couldn't hurt, right?