Why, when someone with an LSAT below 160 asks about their chances at a certain set of schools,does the first response have to be "retake the LSAT". The OP did not ask whether she should retake the LSAT. She asked what her chances were at a certain set of schools predicated upon her current numbers. For all you know the OP studied incredibly hard for the LSAT and 153 was the best she could do. Being smart and a hard worker does not always translated into doing well on the LSAT.