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2.49 GPA...any chance?
« on: October 03, 2007, 08:31:18 PM »
I screwed up my undergrad GPA big time - 2.49 and majored in Finance. If I have a 165 on the LSAT, what schools if any could I get into...in California? :-\

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Re: 2.49 GPA...any chance?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2007, 08:38:37 PM »
i'm new around here but everybody always talks about this place called cooley really condescendingly, they probably admit people with GPAs that average

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Re: 2.49 GPA...any chance?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2007, 08:43:17 PM »
You could probably make your way into a respectable T2 school with a 165.

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Re: 2.49 GPA...any chance?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2007, 09:04:22 PM »
I don't know, but I bet LSN does.  :P

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Re: 2.49 GPA...any chance?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2007, 09:27:30 PM »
In California, you can get into lots of schools!

School / 25th Percentile GPA / 75th Percentile LSAT / Acceptance Rate
 
Whittier Law School / 2.91 / 155 / 41%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law / 2.74 / 154 / 47%
Golden Gate University / 3.01 / 156 / 45%
Chapman University / 2.90 / 159 / 29%
Southwestern Law School / 3.12 / 157 / 30%

If you apply to all of them, you'll probably get in somewhere, especially with a 165!

Good luck.

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Re: 2.49 GPA...any chance?
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2007, 11:16:23 PM »
It you get a 162 or so on the LSAT, you could get into some part-time T1 or T2 programs. SMU, American, Brooklyn, and Loyola (LA and Chi) come to mind. GPA doesn't matter that much for part-time programs because they don't have to report it to US News. 
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Re: 2.49 GPA...any chance?
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2007, 02:09:20 PM »
Yes, you have a good chance at some pretty decent top 100 schools.

Keep in mind that your LSAT matters far more than your GPA, which is good for you (and me  :D )

You're looking at Cali, there are some good schools in your region you should apply to:

School, 25/75 LSAT

34. UC-Davis, 160-164
36. UC-Hastings, 159-164
51. Arizona State, 155-162
66. Loyola Law School, 159-163
66. Pepperdine, 156-163
82. University of Oregon, 157-161

There are a few more, like San Diego and Pacific that you might want to apply to as well.  With an addendum to explain your GPA and a good PS, UC-Davis and UC-Hastings aren't out of your range by any means, and Oregon is a great (somewhat underrated) school that you could definitely have a better than average shot at.

I'm totally with you on the low GPA, but you'll be alright.
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Re: 2.49 GPA...any chance?
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2007, 02:57:26 PM »
I had a GPA around 3 with a 163 and had some T1 acceptances last year.  I think you have a shot at
anything outside of the top 30.

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Re: 2.49 GPA...any chance?
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2007, 03:05:32 PM »
Yes, you have a good chance at some pretty decent top 100 schools.

Keep in mind that your LSAT matters far more than your GPA, which is good for you (and me  :D )

You're looking at Cali, there are some good schools in your region you should apply to:

School, 25/75 LSAT

34. UC-Davis, 160-164
36. UC-Hastings, 159-164
51. Arizona State, 155-162
66. Loyola Law School, 159-163
66. Pepperdine, 156-163
82. University of Oregon, 157-161

There are a few more, like San Diego and Pacific that you might want to apply to as well.  With an addendum to explain your GPA and a good PS, UC-Davis and UC-Hastings aren't out of your range by any means, and Oregon is a great (somewhat underrated) school that you could definitely have a better than average shot at.

I'm totally with you on the low GPA, but you'll be alright.

www.lawschoolnumbers.com will lay it down.

Some schools will be more of sticklers about the GPA and others won't care as long as you have the LSAT score they want (e.g. look at U of O vs. USD, respectively).  Get at least in the mid 160's though for sure...