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Should I try for the top 3?

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Should I try for the top 3?
« on: May 08, 2007, 01:45:26 PM »
Not very keen on Stanford, but do I have a chance in hell in the top 3?
I'm a splitter with a mediocre 171 and a 3.4-ish GPA (major gpa in legal studies was pretty high tho 3.7/8-ish)

I've always assumed I would just apply #4 down in the T14s, but one can always hope no?
Please squelch my overly optimistic thoughts to apply to harvard and yale
If Yale's curriculum is as theory based as everyone says, I would love to be there.
Harvard, well, I just want to be able to say haaaavhaard.

TEll me that I'm going to be wasting my $100+
PLZ

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Re: Should I try for the top 3?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2007, 01:53:11 PM »
It's hard to tell without knowing your soft factors.  Now that I think about it, that's a great come on.... "Can I see your soft factors?" .... great for getting smacked in the head that is.

Anyway, I think your target schools will be safely within the T14, but I think that top three might be a stretch unless you're a URM.  The school that I think you have an excellent shot at is GULC.  They like higher LSATs and typically have lower GPA numbers.  From what I've heard about them, theory based might not be them.

There's always Mich (go blue!) ... what other school has courses in bloodfeuds and "faking it"?



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Re: Should I try for the top 3?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2007, 02:07:02 PM »
no reason not to try, but it does seem unlikely with your GPA.

Re: Should I try for the top 3?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2007, 02:58:48 PM »
Stranger things have happened.

True, but Data does have some pretty unique soft factors.

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Re: Should I try for the top 3?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2007, 03:03:10 PM »
People also win the lottery.  But as they say, you can't win if you don't play!

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Re: Should I try for the top 3?
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2007, 03:04:29 PM »
People also win the lottery.  But as they say, you can't win if you don't play!

mmmm 80 dollar lottery ticket.

Re: Should I try for the top 3?
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2007, 03:24:48 PM »
Whats a few hundred bucks in the grand scheme of things?  I say take a shot.

Re: Should I try for the top 3?
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2007, 03:41:46 PM »
I say go for it - what's the worst that can happen - they say no and you're put of a little money? Compare the potential cost of losing $300+/- to the benefit of going to HYS


Re: Should I try for the top 3?
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2007, 06:03:54 PM »
You'll be wasting $100. The fact that you use that abominal spelling "tho" further solidifies my confidence in my response.

Re: Should I try for the top 3?
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2007, 10:44:06 PM »
nah, with those mediocre numbers might as well be looking at high T2 maybe even T3.  ha!  definitely go for it.  good luck.