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are my numbers too average?? 3.65, 168

are my numbers too average?? 3.65, 168
« on: June 22, 2006, 10:17:59 AM »
Hi.

I have a 3.65 from Stanford, and a 168 LSAT. I am worried that these numbers are just barely too low to give me a good shot at top schools. However, I do have some other things going for me.

I have two years of work experience at a very good private equity firm. I was also a very accomplished athlete in school (NCAA Champion, member of US National Team). I also started my own non-profit org.

Do you think those extra things will give me much of an advantage?

FYI, I am a white male, and I plan to do a jd/mba.

What do you think my odds are at places like Stanford, Harvard, etc? Also, I am a California resident. How good do you think my chances are at Berkeley?

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Re: are my numbers too average?? 3.65, 168
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2006, 10:42:41 AM »
What firm, out of curiosity? I had two years of experience in the financial world, and law schools seemed to really like it. Your soft factors as a whole look fantastic.

That being said, it really is a numbers game. You have a very slim chance to get into the top 6 schools. Probably a decent chance, though, at some of the lower-ranked national schools. You're a good shot at a place like Berkeley or UVA and a very likely admit at a place like Georgetown or Penn.

Plug your stats into one of these sites for a better perspective:

http://www.chiashu.com/lsat.html


http://officialguide.lsac.org/UGPASearch/Search3.aspx?SidString=



Re: are my numbers too average?? 3.65, 168
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2006, 11:50:25 AM »
Top 6 will be tough, as your numbers are probably too low.  I'd advise you to apply to everything in the 7-14 range, along with UCLA and USC.  You'll definitely get into some of them with those numbers and solid work and athletic experience. Which sport were you on the National Team for?