Thanks for the replies. Would going to a Tier 4 law school be a waste of time?
There are multiple opinions on this question, but it really comes down to what do you want to do when you graduate.
Opinion #1: T4's are a waste of time. They have high forceout rates, lower bar passage rates, and their job placements don't tend to crack the biglaw firms.
Opinion #2: T4's are great. They let people with checkered academic pasts who've matured go to law school. You can transfer if you do well. You can get a job if you work hard and do well and do the legwork.
Opinion #3: T4's are ok. If you do well, then it's fine, but if you don't you could be screwed. If you get into a T4 but also a T1, you should probably take the T1. You won't get a biglaw job, but if that doesn't matter to you... well then it doesn't matter.
Personally, I had a 2.87/167 and killer softs. I passed up T1s and T2s for a full ride at my local T4.