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Do I need more safeties

Do I need more safeties
« on: January 19, 2005, 06:54:28 AM »
I think I have finally finished my applications. I am concerned, however, that too many of my schools are reaches.  Should I add more realistic schools?  My numbers are 158/3.911 in an honors program.  Major international business, minors European studies/econ (I tried to play on working 35hrs a week while taking overload credits). Anyways, here is my list as it stands.

American University
Indiana University Bloomington
Indiana University Indianapolis
University of California Hastings
University of Florida
University of North Carolina
Valparaiso University

Any advice would be appreciated.

Re: Do I need more safeties
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2005, 07:34:59 AM »
I would be pretty suprised if you don't get into one of these as long as you're not an ex-con. If you're feeling edgy, take a fee waiver application from somewhere and turn it in. You've got a nasty split--I've been there. If I were you, I'd take more shots in the 30-50 percent range, I'm not really seeing any location prefernce (other than maybe IU?) in your choices. But, I also have a bad split, little higher LSAT, and have not been denied anywhere and have been accepted at 5 T1's. Maybe the apps as strong as you possibly can and don't sweat it, the odds are drastically in your favor. Best of luck.