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Your undergrad degree

Your undergrad degree
« on: June 02, 2004, 07:48:48 PM »
How much does the type of degree you have, have an affect on admissions. I would think a B.S in physics with a 3.0 gpa, would say more then a B.A. in a communications with a 3.6 gpa.

nathanielmark

Re: Your undergrad degree
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2004, 07:51:15 PM »
would be nice if it worked that way but it doesnt.  all things being equal or with a minimal (<.1) difference your major may get the nod, but LS being primarily a numbers game you will get the *&^% end with any signifigant deficit.

i have heard of some schools that put a higher value on undergrad science degrees though, so you may look into that.

or score well on the LSAT, and you wont have to worry that much.  still 3.0 isnt great, i would try to get it up if you still are in school.

Lipper316

Re: Your undergrad degree
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2004, 10:50:49 PM »
I have heard adcoms look favorable on hard science degrees and engineering degrees. Look unfavorable on criminal justice degrees (oddly enough) as well as communications and marketing.