Just a few #s for yall.
23% more people took the LSAT this year than last year.
UDenver this year had 1000(thousand) more applications this year than they did last year. A sibling currently attending Texas Tech law school said that the school usually sends out 500 acceptances, and about 50-90 actually enroll, lately itís been about 200-300 trying to enroll, and therefore they have cut back on the original acceptances to about 200. Texas Tech is a tier 4 school, but if you compare everything to UT Austin (#15), you will find everything is just the same other than the LSAT and GPA. The bar passage rate has less than a 0.5% or so difference. At Tech you will get much more personal attention than you would at UT:Austin. Tech is also going to almost double tuition because of all the applicants and people trying to get in, as I believe other schools will too.
All this toughness is being contributed by the 1940s and 50s baby boomers now discovering they want to do something different with their life, therefore they want to go to college and law school. When they were young a HS diploma was enough, these days a bachelor degree is hardly anything, especially if you want to make more than $30,000 a year.
Another thing is the amount of kids from these baby boomers are now reaching college age. The parents are making sure that their kids are setup for life; instead of making the mistake they did in believing a HS diploma was enough.
If you think getting in this year is hard, what do you think next year will bring. Another thing, if itís hard just to get into law school, try thinking about getting a job in three or four years when the market is flooded with lawyers.
I personally have received 9(nine) rejections to date, and no acceptances. Bad thing on my part is I am doing undergrad in 2.5 years, instead of four. When I sent my applications in I was barely a junior. Two semesters of grades will not even be looked at by the law schools. In the Fall I took 18 hours, all upper level, and this semester I am taking 25 hours, all upper level except 1 class. My grades have drastically improved over the last two semesters but when the LSDAS sent my profile etc, my GPA sucked, and I had only taken basically core classes. This is not a problem that everyone faces. I will graduate in May, with double majors, History and Political Science, approx 3.3 GPA, 3.0CGPA. When LSDAS sent my GPA it was 2.75. However, I am only 20 and have plenty of chances and many years ahead to go to school.
I am still waiting to hear from UMontana, USouth Dakota, UWyoming, Case Western Reserve, and Creighton.
Rejected from: (Long list) UTexas Tech, UIdaho, UMissouri-Columbia, UNebraska-Lincoln, UKentucky(Chase), UNew Mexico, UNorth Dakota, UDenver, UTulsa,
Just my thoughts at the moment.