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Rejected at University of Maryland, Part-time

Rejected at University of Maryland, Part-time
« on: December 15, 2005, 04:35:39 PM »
Just received the letter today...

I was sort of surprised, yet, then again, not.

On the one hand, their 25-75% LSAT for PT is 150-161...which is sort of an odd range(seems lower than it should be), but I fall towards the high end of it, which made me think that I might at the very least get waitlisted sicne I applied pretty early...

On the other hand, they only accepted 48 people out of 521 to their Part-time program last year, which is around 9%...and that's pretty low as far as acceptance rates among the schools that I applied to...

I'm not sure what their deal is, and why their 25% LSAT is so low...it would seem to me that a school like UMD with a pretty good rep and 521 applicants to their PT program would have higher numbers than that for their entering class...

Anyway, I suppose it feels good to get my first rejection out of the way...Maryland was the highest ranked school that I applied to, so I suppose if I'm going to get rejected anywhere, it might as well be there... ;)

Re: Rejected at University of Maryland, Part-time
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2005, 06:30:10 AM »
I got a rejection letter from MD as well.  Thankfully, I've already been accepted to one of the schools I've applied to, so at least I know I'm going next year!  Hope to see some more acceptances roll in after the new year.

Re: Rejected at University of Maryland, Part-time
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2005, 06:53:07 AM »
If you don't mind me asking, for the people who got rejected, can you please give a short summary of the following:

Age
Occupation
Gender
Race
LSAT Score
Ugrad GPA
Graduate degrees if any

I wanted to apply to Maryland for PT, but decided to hold off a year b/c I want to retake the LSAT. I am interested in knowing what type of people have gotten rejected and accepted to Maryland. Thanks.


Re: Rejected at University of Maryland, Part-time
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2005, 07:52:19 AM »
Age: 22
Occupation: Management/Program Analyst with the Government
Gender: Female
LSAT Score: 148 and a 151 (150 average)
Ugrad GPA: 3.95

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Re: Rejected at University of Maryland, Part-time
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2006, 04:31:14 PM »
age: 23
occupation: u.s. patent examiner
gender: male
race: eurasian
lsat score: 154
ugrad gpa: 3.52
ugrad degree: electrical engineering

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Re: Rejected at University of Maryland, Part-time
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2006, 06:44:41 AM »
Got mine on Friday.  I was highly anticipated and expected so I'm over it. 
age: 25
occupation: Regulatory Affairs Associate (Drug Developement)
gender: female
race: blk
lsat: 160
ugpa: 2.X
ugrad degree: Molecular Bio
grad degree: Bioinformatics

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Re: Rejected at University of Maryland, Part-time
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2006, 05:20:51 PM »
Got mine on Friday.  I was highly anticipated and expected so I'm over it. 
age: 25
occupation: Regulatory Affairs Associate (Drug Developement)
gender: female
race: blk
lsat: 160
ugpa: 2.X
ugrad degree: Molecular Bio
grad degree: Bioinformatics

That is really surprising. As a black female with a 160, I would think you have a real shot at GW PT and Georgetown PT (going from LSN profiles). Maryland probably thought you wouldn't go there with such a high LSAT. I bet you get into G-town and I am SURE you will be in at American. Good luck!

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Re: Rejected at University of Maryland, Part-time
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2006, 08:46:53 AM »
Thanks for the encouragement Segundo, but I don't think the 160 makes up for my GPA. Not to mention that neither puts me in range for Gtown, or GW.  I didnt apply to GW at all and only applied to Georgetown based on connections I have with the law school. I am still hopeful about American. 

Good luck to you as well!