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3.39 GPA 159 LSAT: Can I get into U Illinois?

3.39 GPA 159 LSAT: Can I get into U Illinois?
« on: June 26, 2009, 08:07:44 PM »
Got a 3.39 GPA. and a 159 on the June LSAT. I attended University of Illinois at Chicago for undergrad and my dream is to go University of Illinois Urbana Champaign for Law School. Is it worth applying or should i retake the LSAT?

Re: 3.39 GPA 159 LSAT: Can I get into U Illinois?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2009, 08:10:27 PM »
URM or no?

Based off the info in your first post, I'd say to retake.

Re: 3.39 GPA 159 LSAT: Can I get into U Illinois?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2009, 08:25:26 PM »
I'm Arab (100% Syrian) but I'm pretty sure that doesn't count as an URM. I will however mention my ethnicity and experiences living in the clashing cultures of the US and the Middle East, incase that helps  ;D

Re: 3.39 GPA 159 LSAT: Can I get into U Illinois?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2009, 08:26:48 PM »
Retake.

Re: 3.39 GPA 159 LSAT: Can I get into U Illinois?
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2009, 08:40:40 PM »
Politically connected?


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Re: 3.39 GPA 159 LSAT: Can I get into U Illinois?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2009, 05:11:55 AM »
It's unlikely, but not impossible. Retake if you can do any better.

Re: 3.39 GPA 159 LSAT: Can I get into U Illinois?
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2009, 01:47:43 PM »
Got a 3.39 GPA. and a 159 on the June LSAT. I attended University of Illinois at Chicago for undergrad and my dream is to go University of Illinois Urbana Champaign for Law School. Is it worth applying or should i retake the LSAT?

I'd say you have a higher expected rate of return investing that money in Mega-Millions tickets.

Re: 3.39 GPA 159 LSAT: Can I get into U Illinois?
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2009, 04:43:49 PM »
Got a 3.39 GPA. and a 159 on the June LSAT. I attended University of Illinois at Chicago for undergrad and my dream is to go University of Illinois Urbana Champaign for Law School. Is it worth applying or should i retake the LSAT?

I'd say you have a higher expected rate of return investing that money in Mega-Millions tickets.

Thats a bit extreme.There are people who have been accepted with worse states, however I understand that is the exception and not the rule.

I will definitely retake in September, thanks for the help

Re: 3.39 GPA 159 LSAT: Can I get into U Illinois?
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2009, 12:14:44 AM »
Got a 3.39 GPA. and a 159 on the June LSAT. I attended University of Illinois at Chicago for undergrad and my dream is to go University of Illinois Urbana Champaign for Law School. Is it worth applying or should i retake the LSAT?

I'd say you have a higher expected rate of return investing that money in Mega-Millions tickets.

Thats a bit extreme.There are people who have been accepted with worse states, however I understand that is the exception and not the rule.

I will definitely retake in September, thanks for the help

Yes, but these folks:
  • are URMs
  • have the same surname as campus buildings
  • love their Uncle Blago