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3.4 and 163

3.4 and 163
« on: October 24, 2005, 05:17:43 PM »
Hello,

What are some good reaches for a 3.4 GPA and a 163 LSAT? My current reaches I think are too ridiculous. I prefer west coast, or a large city if on the east coast/midwest. I don't want to go to UC Davis

Here are my thoughts so far:

REACH:
1.   Notre Dame
2.   UCLA
3.   USC



TARGET:
1.   University of San Diego
2.   Ohio State
3.   UC Hastings (Maybe a reach?)
4.   Washington Univ (Maybe a reach?)




SAFETY:
1.   Pepperdine
2.   Loyola - LA
3.   Lewis and Clark

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Re: 3.4 and 163
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2005, 05:57:33 PM »
Wow, we got real similar numbers and are applying to some of the same schools, too! I'm applying to some of the western schools you are. I think Hastings is more competitive than USD or Lewis and Clark but I'm not real sure.  Everywhere on your list is real close in terms of competitiveness.  I think you've probably got a good chance at most any of these schools, with Notre Dame, USC, UCLA, and maybe Hastings being the toughest...

Good Luck.

Re: 3.4 and 163
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2005, 06:35:56 PM »
Having just come thru the app cycle with numbers substantially similar/slightly better than yours:

UCLA/USC - very unlikely
ND/WashU -  unlikely, but possible (I was accepted later, after some time on the waiting list.)

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Re: 3.4 and 163
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2005, 07:02:25 PM »
Minnesota is the highest ranked school you have a realistic shot of getting into.  What about the DC schools (GMU, American) or Fordham?

Re: 3.4 and 163
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2005, 12:06:14 PM »
How close is Fordham to the city?

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Re: 3.4 and 163
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2005, 03:33:17 PM »
I think Fordham is IN NYC, but I don't know if I am correct. Have you thought about any southern schools? Your numbers would put you in Emory, UNC, and some others. Don't forget the Boston schools either.

Re: 3.4 and 163
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2005, 04:07:53 PM »
Not sure if I want to practice in the South, but those are nice schools.

Re: 3.4 and 163
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2005, 07:01:11 PM »
Fordham is in the Bronx
Your numbers will get you into Emory w/ an early app, but UNC is very unlikely unless you are in-state (75% quota)

Re: 3.4 and 163
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2005, 08:31:32 PM »
fordham law is not in teh bronx...it is on lexington ave and around 60th street or something like that.  fordham has a campus in teh bronx, but the law school is in manhattan.

http://law.fordham.edu/contactus.htm

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Re: 3.4 and 163
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2005, 08:09:21 AM »
I've got very similar numbers. I like your list, except for UCLA. I would be VERY surprised if you were even waitlisted there. Best of luck to you, I hope us 3.4/163's become quite the hot ticket this cycle... every school will want a few :D