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minority numbers

minority numbers
« on: December 26, 2004, 10:51:23 AM »
Just a quick URM numbers question. I just received my Dec LSAT (159). Because I am an underrepresented minority (mexican/filipino), should I be going by 25% lsat indicator? or am I short-changing myself? should I be applying to schools with 25% indicators of 162ish? (3.4ugpa).



Re: minority numbers
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2004, 11:25:28 PM »
What I did: safties were ones where my gpa/lsat split was around or surpased the 75th %. Ones I had 'a shot' at where where I fell in between. Reaches where ones where I hovered around the 25th%, and uber-reaches were ones where my stats were below the 25th%. However, I may have applied to too many schools, but I suppose it's better than not having enough choices ...  :P

hope this helps!


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Re: minority numbers
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2004, 10:22:47 AM »
Mariecutie's strategy is a sound one.  But its harder to gauge when the split of lsat gpa is difficult--say for instance, you have a low gpa but a high lsat, or vice versa.  If this is the case, you want to apply to lots of schools because their 75/25 numbers are not going to be any help. I don't know what your numbers are, so it is hard to really give you advice.   

Hope that makes sense.