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157 LSAT 3.61 GPA chance to get into Temple

157 LSAT 3.61 GPA chance to get into Temple
« on: August 31, 2013, 07:17:26 PM »
I have a 3.61 GPA and a 157 LSAT.

My school list is:
Temple University
Northeastern University
American University
Vermont Law School
University of Denver

I'm mostly curious about my chances of getting into Temple. One the one hand I'm out of state so I'll be paying higher tuition (so I'll be giving them more money) and my GPA is near the 75th percentile. On the other hand, I'm guessing Temple has a quota for instate students which can make my chances lower and my LSAT is 1 point below the 25th percentile.

I also wouldn't mind predictions for American U.

Re: 157 LSAT 3.61 GPA chance to get into Temple
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2013, 08:37:01 PM »

If you are within any school's GPA/LSAT average (25th to 75th percentile), you have a shot. If you are on the lower end of that average, you need to seriously bring it with your softs (personal statement, LOR, resume, transcripts, courses, work, diversity, etc.). A one point LSAT difference from the 25th percentile shouldn't be a strict cut off, but, again, means you have to bring it that much more else where in your application. Also, remember that there is no real statistical difference within any 3 point LSAT band. So, if a school's average is 161 and you have a 157 - you are basically there.

Good luck!