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C2009

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3.1 165 reg hispanic chances
« on: July 06, 2008, 12:32:30 PM »
hi I am a female regular Hispanic ( don't fall into mexican-am or pr category) with a 3.1 ugpa at top 5 school and a 165 LSAT score. What are my chances at a t14 school? Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: 3.1 165 reg hispanic chances
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2008, 12:49:08 PM »
T14 is going to be rough.  Unlikely, unless you have something else going for you. I tend to think even with URM's, if you don't have great numbers you have to have something else--a good personal story.

If you don't, and you're set on T14, I'd retake and try to get that LSAT up into the low 170's for a shot at T14.  Even with a 168-169 you'd have a much better shot.

You have a better chance at T25.

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Re: 3.1 165 reg hispanic chances
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2008, 02:10:50 PM »
hi I am a female regular Hispanic ( don't fall into mexican-am or pr category) with a 3.1 ugpa at top 5 school and a 165 LSAT score. What are my chances at a t14 school? Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

I am Puerto Rican/female and the affirmative action boost is MUCH lower even for Mexicans and Puerto Ricans than it is for blacks.  I did not believe this when I started applying, simply because you get such a strong boost for undergard, but it is the case.  For other Hispanics, it is even less.  I think you have a shot at T25, but not T14.  I agree with deedeeleigh, you have a chance for T14 if you bring it up to 168.  :)

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Re: 3.1 165 reg hispanic chances
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2008, 12:04:02 AM »
I think you have a shot at some T14 schools, though your GPA is a bit low.  You should try to retake the LSAT and break into 170+.  That said, I still think you should apply to Duke, Vanderbilt, WUSTL, UT (worth a shot!), and most especially UNC.
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