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UBC? Should I bother?

UBC? Should I bother?
« on: December 25, 2005, 11:02:24 PM »
My top LSAT (which is used at UBC) is 162/87th, and my GPA for my last 2 years is 3.63.  Could anyone with better knowledge of the school tell me what my chances are?  From looking at their website I don't seem to stand a very good chance, but some people are telling me to give it a shot?  Any thoughts?
Much appreciated,
Mike

Re: UBC? Should I bother?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2005, 12:36:58 AM »
Give it a shot for sure! 162 is a great LSAT score.  You never know.

Re: UBC? Should I bother?
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2005, 09:52:43 AM »
K i forgot that UBC takes pretty much your entire UG (minus 4 semester courses)... now I have gone from unsure of my chances to pretty sure I wouldn't get in...
My total UG less 4 courses works out to 3.41.  With a 162, what are my odds?

Re: UBC? Should I bother?
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2005, 11:08:38 AM »
K, the 3.4 isn't steller, but the 162 is.  Its a numbers game so you never know.  Worth applying, just have plan B.

Re: UBC? Should I bother?
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2005, 10:11:26 PM »
the ubc website gives an obviously inflated picture of student quality. i think you are competitive.

Re: UBC? Should I bother?
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2005, 10:57:24 AM »
thanks for all the advice!
Mike

Re: UBC? Should I bother?
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2006, 05:47:46 PM »
Getting to this a few days late, but in case it helps...

I've already been accepted to UBC with 3.3/173. Obviously, my LSAT is very good, but they're clearly willing to accept lower GPAs in the right circumstances. If I'm in this early (more than a month ago, actually) then you stand a good chance of getting in later in the process. Just make sure your PS is good, and targeted to UBC.

HTH.

Re: UBC? Should I bother?
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2006, 09:26:22 PM »
congrats hophead!
Is that your 1st choice?

Re: UBC? Should I bother?
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2006, 01:12:12 AM »
Quote
median GPA 82%
median LSAT score 163

- from http://www.lsac.org/canadianCFC/template2.asp?url=Schools/BritishColumbia.htm

Yes, you should apply there. Your numbers are competitive.

Best of luck  :)

Re: UBC? Should I bother?
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2006, 03:36:46 AM »
mikey,

again, sorry for answering a few days late! yeah, UBC's my top choice, so I'm pretty happy -- no more waiting!

good luck with your app's -- maybe I'll see you there next fall!