Hi all, I've been trying to figure out which schools to apply to- I want to apply to enough that it will give me some choices, but not so many that it's just a waste of money. I am 3.65/176. My softs are pretty average, nothing to complain about but nothing that would make me stand out. These are the schools on my list right now, but I want to narrow them down:HarvardNYUColumbiaUPennUMichUVANorthwesternUT Austin BUEmoryGWFordhamBCW&MMy question is, with my GPA and LSAT (I'm a bit of a splitter), how many (if any) of these are real "safeties"? LSAT-wise anything below HYS is pretty safe, but to get to a real safety GPA-wise I have to go much farther down in the rankings. I don't want to apply to more than 2 or 3 safeties if I can help it, so if I could knock some of these schools off that would be great. I'd appreciate any advice/insight y'all may have. Thanks!!!
Ah! I'm pleased to see this thread (and to read the encouraging responses) because my numbers are virtually identical to the OP. 3.67 GPA and 176 LSAT. For the record, I do not think of myself as a "splitter," although I had also been trying to figure out how my GPA might limit me in the application process.I am curious, though, how would the I (or the OP) fare at Berkeley? I am pretty interested in the idea of living in California, particularly San Francisco, but I also understand that Boalt places substantially more emphasis on GPA over LSAT in the admissions process. Although this wouldn't be to my advantage, could I still expect to have a reasonable chance of being admitted?