A friend of mine with comparable numbers got her final
ding in a long series of dings this past week. I used to think
that I had some understanding of the admissions process, but
now I'm inclined to believe individual success or failure in
the admissions game is governed solely on the quantity of
alcohol imbibed by the admissions officers immediately prior
to the reading of each application packet.
3.30 UGPA, B.S. Computer Engineering, GA Tech
LSAT: 154, 165
mediocre LORs, Feb filing dates, strong PStatement.
3.85 UGPA, B.A. British History, Small Liberal Arts School
strong LORs, Dec filing dates, less strong PStatement.
Her PStatement was about her volunteer work with retarded kids,
and how that tied into her desire to practice public interest law.
I just wrote about rolling in the bling as a patent attorney.
We both applied to a broad range of lowish Tier 1s, and Tier 2s.
I was accepted into all of the Tier 2s, UConn (with $$), and
waitlisted at a couple of top 30s.
She got her final ding from Georgia State, a school that admitted
me 2 weeks after my app was completed.
It's sad, really.