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What are my chances? CA&Chicago Schools

What are my chances? CA&Chicago Schools
« on: March 10, 2004, 11:12:10 AM »
STATS

1) Undergrad at Northwestern University
2) GPA: 3.15 (BA Philosophy)
3) LSAT 140 (I know...AWFUL; I included an addendum discussing history of poor performance on standardized tests)
4) 3 awesome letters of rec.
5) Very good personal statement including brief mention of overcoming the struggles of being gay.
6) Beefy resume: a) tons of management experience; b) spent a year working my way around the world; c) taught English in Taiwan; and d)teaching Reading right now for Sylvan.
7) Speak several languages.
8)33 years old

These are the schools that I've applied to:

1) California Western
2) Southwestern
3) U. of San Diego
4) Thomas Jefferson
5) Chicago-Kent
6) Depaul
7) Loyola

I would appreciate any input.

Thanks Shane

Re: What are my chances? CA&Chicago Schools
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2004, 11:19:37 AM »
I think you're an auto-ding at USD, Loyola, and Chicago-Kent.  I think Southwestern and Depaul are real reaches but perhaps they might overlook your low gpa and lsat in favor of the diversity and experience you would bring to the school. 

You probably have about a 50% chance of being admitted to Thomas Jefferson or Cal Western.  I wish you the best of luck.

Re: What are my chances? CA&Chicago Schools
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2004, 12:37:47 PM »
Thanks!  I really appreciate your outlook.  Take care
Shane