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2.85/153/hard major/excellent faculty LORs. Chance me?

2.85/153/hard major/excellent faculty LORs. Chance me?
« on: January 18, 2012, 06:24:33 PM »
My rigorous major is International Relations in James Madison College at Michigan State. They give out very few 4.0s, so it's basically a 3.5 scale, and most of the Midwestern schools know this is a very difficult program. It's also a big deal (according to MSU Law) to get Madison faculty LORs, which I have. I have upward grade trends, and dean's listed this past fall.

Will my GPA still kill me?

 I've already been accepted to Toledo. I'm waiting to hear from:

Wayne, Michigan State, Penn State, Villanova, John Marshall, DePaul, Richmond, American, Pitt.

Chances?

Re: 2.85/153/hard major/excellent faculty LORs. Chance me?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 08:40:39 AM »
Wayne, Michigan State, Penn State, Villanova, John Marshall, DePaul, Richmond, American, Pitt.

Chances?

Wayne and MSU are about the same as UT for admissions.

The others will be a reach.  Best of luck.

NMUZ

Re: 2.85/153/hard major/excellent faculty LORs. Chance me?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 06:30:02 PM »
Wayne- Probably
MSU- Maybe
Penn State- No
Villanova- No
John Marshall- Probably
DePaul- No
Richmond- Probably
American- Don't know
Pitt- No

Re: 2.85/153/hard major/excellent faculty LORs. Chance me?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2012, 04:59:07 PM »
Wayne- Probably
MSU- Maybe
Penn State- No
Villanova- No
John Marshall- Probably
DePaul- No
Richmond- Probably
American- Don't know
Pitt- No

^That. Except Richmond's most likely a "no" instead of "probably" and American's most likely a "no". (I had a 3.2 GPA and a 157 LSAT as a Chemistry major at Drexel, and I got dinged at those schools. It looks like my numbers fall below their accepted averages, so your numbers are well below those averages as well.)