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3.65GPA/159.. Is this a reach??
« on: October 28, 2005, 03:25:55 PM »
Cardozo
Temple
Brookyln Law school
Both Rutgers.

I'm not a URM.

Any ideas?  I really want to get in to one of these schools.

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Re: 3.65GPA/159.. Is this a reach??
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2005, 03:48:22 PM »
Cardozo-reach
Temple-target
Brookyln Law school-reach/target
Both Rutgers-targets

pick a safety, hofstra, seton hall, st johns come to mind.

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Re: 3.65GPA/159.. Is this a reach??
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2005, 03:55:27 PM »
Cardozo-reach
Temple-target
Brookyln Law school-reach/target
Both Rutgers-targets

pick a safety, hofstra, seton hall, st johns come to mind.


Thanks!
Yeah I'd figured that Brookyln was a reach...
I guess I'd have to wait till I re-write in december.. >:(

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Re: 3.65GPA/159.. Is this a reach??
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2005, 10:34:20 PM »
Let's see...

Cardozo: Seems like a reach.

Temple: Temple's pretty tough these days.  But they take GPA into account more than most schools, so I'd say you're competitive at Temple, although perhaps it's somewhat close to a reach -- depends a lot on your other factors.

Brooklyn: Don't know too much about their standards lately.

Rutgers-Newark is heavy on "soft" factors -- really heavy.  You can't count on anything there.  But that said, I'd say you're competitive.  W/ Camden (a school that seems heavy on LSAT), I'd say you're most likely to be waitlisted, but it really could go either way.

Have you considered Pitt by the way?  You should -- you'd very likely get in and it's a great school.  I'm a 1L at Pitt Law and like it a lot.  And students here are confident about getting good jobs. 

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Re: 3.65GPA/159.. Is this a reach??
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2005, 08:40:43 PM »
Jeezus- is this Pitt 1L a troll or what? perhaps the adcomms office is paying him to recruit?

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Re: 3.65GPA/159.. Is this a reach??
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2005, 10:17:59 PM »
This is pretty funny... I (the Temple troll) now have a counterpart on the other side of the state ;D

To address the OP:
Temple University's stats for the entering class of 2005:
25th/75th percentile GPA: 3.21/3.66
25th/75th percentile LSAT: 160/165
Medians are claimed to be 3.44/163, but these figures are for 'accepted applicants'. For matriculating applicants my guess is that the median is 162.

You are just below the 75% mark in GPA and just below the 25% mark in LSAT. I concur with Pitt1L that you are in the running but that it might be a reach. It is difficult to gauge admission trends right now. The number of apps to Temple surged 17% 2005 over 2004 (~5300 over ~4500), probably fueled by massive public relations and recruiting efforts. Expect even stiffer competition this year, though to what degree I don't know.

That being said, I think you should strongly consider applying to Pittsburgh as well as Temple. Applying to Temple you'll probably be fighting about 5300+ applicants for 330 seats.  Applying to Pittsburgh you only have to fight less than half the number of applicants for 243 seats. You've also met their average LSAT and are past the 75% line on GPA.

Either school would give you a good legal education and a degree that would initially place you well in its geographic region.

Jeezus- is this Pitt 1L a troll or what? perhaps the adcomms office is paying him to recruit?

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Re: 3.65GPA/159.. Is this a reach??
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2005, 08:05:32 PM »
No -- seriously I'm not a troll.  I'm a 1L at Pitt...

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Re: 3.65GPA/159.. Is this a reach??
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2005, 11:26:57 PM »
Cardozo-reach
Temple-reach
Brookyln Law school-target
Both Rutgers-targets

consider st. johns, hofstra, etc. as safety

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162 (June)
166 (October)

Attending Fall 2006: Wake Forest