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MidgetFoot

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What the heck?
« on: March 09, 2009, 10:58:19 AM »
I have a 177 LSAT and a 2.08 undergrad GPA. I was notified by email that I was accepted at Northwestern, but I was rejected a couple weeks ago by John Marshall. How does that even happen, since John Marshall is a TTTT while Northwestern is T14?

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Re: What the heck?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2009, 02:14:30 PM »
With a GPA that low, all bets are off. 177 and a 3, most places will stomach that. 177 and a 2, you'll find plenty of places that will eat that 2 for the 177, but plenty that think that's just too risky of a proposition.

I don't feel like doing the math right now, but I think at most places, your index number would probably be below someone with a 165 and a 3.5.
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Re: What the heck?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2009, 05:42:42 PM »
While I don't really believe that "yield protection" exists generally, you may be its rare victim.  JM knows you will get into better schools and go and doesn't want to waste a spot on you or doesn't want to spend the scholarship money to get you there. I had a higher GPA (high 2s) and a lower LSAT (low 170s) and I got rejected at CUNY.  These things happen.
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Re: What the heck?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2009, 07:52:13 PM »
While I don't really believe that "yield protection" exists generally, you may be its rare victim.  JM knows you will get into better schools and go and doesn't want to waste a spot on you or doesn't want to spend the scholarship money to get you there. I had a higher GPA (high 2s) and a lower LSAT (low 170s) and I got rejected at CUNY.  These things happen.

Also very likely. See the cases of people that need to write "Why Cooley" letters if they have really high LSATs and GPAs.
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Re: What the heck?
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2009, 12:24:30 AM »
I have a 177 LSAT and a 2.08 undergrad GPA. I was notified by email that I was accepted at Northwestern, but I was rejected a couple weeks ago by John Marshall. How does that even happen, since John Marshall is a TTTT while Northwestern is T14?

I have a good friend at NU with similar stats.  They love high LSATs.