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Re: what kind of lsat do i need to be competitive?
« Reply #180 on: August 15, 2005, 01:03:50 PM »
Yikes!  I hope you didn't pay her for this gem of advice.  Anyway, I totally disagree with this.  I would say prep as you originally intended to.  The LSAT is a very learnable test and you could end up with a powerhouse score.  Also, no matter if you have one piece of your app that you think might be strong - don't let any other part of your app be weak.  I mean, aim for everything to be strong (lsat, gpa, lors, resume, essays) and I think you will be in good shape.  I also think that being an Afr. Am. will help your app because that is a sought after URM (whether a school will admit it or not), but again you shouldn't rely on any one thing because addcomms are unpredictable.  I would apply to all the big schools you are interested in, but don't overlook other schools that might work too because you never know who is going to offer you the best aid or give you the best gut feeling when you go and visit.  Hope that helps.

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3.32, 158. Can I get into T14?
« Reply #181 on: October 11, 2005, 12:27:57 AM »
Can someone please advise me on whether or not I have a chance at a T14 with my scores? I'm a black male from UC Davis. I spent a year abroad and co-founded a successful multinational corporation, but I don't know if this will make up for my low scores. I would really appreciate some feedback. Thanks

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Re: 3.32, 158. Can I get into T14?
« Reply #182 on: October 11, 2005, 10:01:11 AM »
what is your grade trend?  study abroad unless it was somewhere spectacularly unique will not help you; also just how successful is the corporation? you have an uphill battle but you can improve your chances significantly with excellent personal statements, good LORs.  I would  look to Northwestern, Duke,  and Cornell..

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Re: 3.32, 158. Can I get into T14?
« Reply #183 on: October 11, 2005, 10:10:29 AM »
Not impossible.  But an uphill battle for sure.  Even with a 10 point addition for AA you are looking at a 168.  Not bad, but still not making you a "gimme" anywhere.  Work hard on your soft factors especially the corporation you founded.

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Re: 3.32, 158. Can I get into T14?
« Reply #184 on: October 11, 2005, 10:47:10 AM »
You probably have a better shot than you'd think.  If you have a strong application, get it in early and really do a good job putting it together in the most flattering way, you probably have a real shot at T14.

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Re: 3.32, 158. Can I get into T14?
« Reply #185 on: October 11, 2005, 12:02:12 PM »
good luck to you! I say aim high while still putting in apps to safties. You never know, you might be pleasantly surprised!  :)

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Re: 3.32, 158. Can I get into T14?
« Reply #186 on: October 11, 2005, 07:04:39 PM »
word on the street is apply to Harvard. You'll get in. 
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Re: 3.32, 158. Can I get into T14?
« Reply #187 on: October 11, 2005, 07:59:03 PM »
Can someone please advise me on whether or not I have a chance at a T14 with my scores? I'm a black male from UC Davis. I spent a year abroad and co-founded a successful multinational corporation, but I don't know if this will make up for my low scores. I would really appreciate some feedback. Thanks

Yes, if you have an interesting background (which you appear to have) you are not out of the running for T14's with your numbers.  My GPA was somewhat higher and my LSAT a point lower and I managed to get into Boalt with a fairly unaccomplished background.  You ought to get in there and at least a couple other T14's.  Jusy make sure you have a compelling and interesting PS.
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Re: 3.32, 158. Can I get into T14?
« Reply #188 on: October 11, 2005, 08:08:58 PM »
word on the street is apply to Harvard. You'll get in. 

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Re: 3.32, 158. Can I get into T14?
« Reply #189 on: October 12, 2005, 10:25:43 AM »
Apply to schools 7-14. I know some people at Harvard with a lower LSAT than yours, but a much much higher GPA. I think you'll get into cornell if you apply, Northwestern might gamble on you, and Duke might give you a shot. Without a score of 160 or above, top 14 is pushing it.