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Re: Call from Harvard
« Reply #40 on: November 14, 2005, 03:11:24 PM »


This is probably in some other thread already, but what do you think counts as an "auto-admit" to Harvard?

If you're not an URM, I would say a 3.7+ GPA, 175+ LSAT, with most people meeting one requirement and greatly exceeding the other.


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Re: Call from Harvard
« Reply #41 on: November 14, 2005, 03:14:09 PM »


This is probably in some other thread already, but what do you think counts as an "auto-admit" to Harvard?

If you're not an URM, I would say a 3.7+ GPA, 175+ LSAT, with most people meeting one requirement and greatly exceeding the other.



I disagree that 3.7+ / 175+ makes someone an auto admit at Harvard... I actually don't really think there is such a thing, unless you're an URM

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Re: Call from Harvard
« Reply #42 on: November 14, 2005, 03:14:48 PM »
Personally, I'd add you to that list.

This is probably in some other thread already, but what do you think counts as an "auto-admit" to Harvard?

3.75 (HYP) 3.85 (other Ivy)/175 -- esp. if URM or complete by 10/01.

Seriously, I think more of it has to do with the undergrad school than admissions officers say.  I have two friends from Penn State and Maryland 3.97/4.0 and 174/176s who got dinged. 
Things may have changed in the six years since then, but somehow, I doubt it. :-/

Lily

Believe it or not, people get accepted by HLS who did not attend an Ivy UG.

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Re: Call from Harvard
« Reply #43 on: November 14, 2005, 03:18:27 PM »
Personally, I'd add you to that list.

This is probably in some other thread already, but what do you think counts as an "auto-admit" to Harvard?

3.75 (HYP) 3.85 (other Ivy)/175 -- esp. if URM or complete by 10/01.

Seriously, I think more of it has to do with the undergrad school than admissions officers say.  I have two friends from Penn State and Maryland 3.97/4.0 and 174/176s who got dinged. 
Things may have changed in the six years since then, but somehow, I doubt it. :-/

Lily

Believe it or not, people get accepted by HLS who did not attend an Ivy UG.

They do -- but from everything I've seen and heard, they're not very common, and they tend to be from Southern or Western schools.

Lily

??? Not very common ??? There are hundreds every year.

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Re: Call from Harvard
« Reply #44 on: November 14, 2005, 03:20:15 PM »
http://www.law.harvard.edu/admissions/jd/colleges.php

A list of 238 undergraduate institutions represented by the student body of HLS.  It also shows how many students from each school are there

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Re: Call from Harvard
« Reply #45 on: November 14, 2005, 03:25:54 PM »
Yale - 126
Penn State - 7

Where there 18 times as many applicants from Yale as from Penn State? Probably not.

John Galt

Re: Call from Harvard
« Reply #46 on: November 14, 2005, 03:30:23 PM »
self selection.

Re: Call from Harvard
« Reply #47 on: November 14, 2005, 03:31:01 PM »
Yale - 126
Penn State - 7

Where there 18 times as many applicants from Yale as from Penn State? Probably not.

The name of my UG is misspelled in this listing... Actually, that might be a good thing since it's a top LAC with only 1 student at HLS.

John Galt

Re: Call from Harvard
« Reply #48 on: November 14, 2005, 03:34:35 PM »
self selection.

Yep, that's what I said.  Just more clear and direct.

Just backing you up, buddy :)

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Re: Call from Harvard
« Reply #49 on: November 14, 2005, 03:37:33 PM »
Yale - 126
Penn State - 7

Where there 18 times as many applicants from Yale as from Penn State? Probably not.

I wonder, of those Yalies and Harvard people, how many are legacies?