T10 --> Columbia/NYU

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T10 --> Columbia/NYU

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:20 pm

I am currently median at a lower T10, 3.33 first semester GPA. I would like to transfer to Columbia or NYU, due to my interest in being in New York finance law.

What are my chances, and any way I could improve them? Thank you for your insights.

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Re: T10 --> Columbia/NYU

Postby kaiser » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:33 pm

It is highly unlikely they are going to accept a median student as a transfer. There are more than enough top 10% students to fill up the transfer class at both schools. If you improve substantially and can get yourself into that top quarter or so, maybe that would change things. Though are you sure its really necessary? Pretty much all of the T10 schools have excellent nationwide reputations and should make you competitive for a big firm position in NY.

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Re: T10 --> Columbia/NYU

Postby kingpin101 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:26 pm

You should really only bother doing this if you have a spouse in NYC or something. Otherwise there's really no point.

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Re: T10 --> Columbia/NYU

Postby AdieuCali » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:28 pm

kaiser wrote:It is highly unlikely they are going to accept a median student as a transfer. There are more than enough top 10% students to fill up the transfer class at both schools. If you improve substantially and can get yourself into that top quarter or so, maybe that would change things. Though are you sure its really necessary? Pretty much all of the T10 schools have excellent nationwide reputations and should make you competitive for a big firm position in NY.


UVA, Duke, and Michigan all send ~1/3 of their classes to NY. Berkeley only sends around 15%, but I'm assuming most of that is self-selection. https://www.lstreports.com/

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Re: T10 --> Columbia/NYU

Postby kaiser » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:32 pm

AdieuCali wrote:
kaiser wrote:It is highly unlikely they are going to accept a median student as a transfer. There are more than enough top 10% students to fill up the transfer class at both schools. If you improve substantially and can get yourself into that top quarter or so, maybe that would change things. Though are you sure its really necessary? Pretty much all of the T10 schools have excellent nationwide reputations and should make you competitive for a big firm position in NY.


UVA, Duke, and Michigan all send ~1/3 of their classes to NY. Berkeley only sends around 15%, but I'm assuming most of that is self-selection. https://www.lstreports.com/


Thats what I figured. As someone who went to NYU myself and who helps recruit for my firm, I'm struggling to understand why its necessary unless its for personal reasons. I certainly wouldn't make that move just to increase chances at working in finance for big NY firm.

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Re: T10 --> Columbia/NYU

Postby Stackitup » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:50 pm

kaiser wrote:It is highly unlikely they are going to accept a median student as a transfer. There are more than enough top 10% students to fill up the transfer class at both schools. If you improve substantially and can get yourself into that top quarter or so, maybe that would change things. Though are you sure its really necessary? Pretty much all of the T10 schools have excellent nationwide reputations and should make you competitive for a big firm position in NY.


Fair enough. But, doesn’t a T10 have greater leeway? Median there isn’t median at your random TTT

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Re: T10 --> Columbia/NYU

Postby kaiser » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:24 pm

Stackitup wrote:
kaiser wrote:It is highly unlikely they are going to accept a median student as a transfer. There are more than enough top 10% students to fill up the transfer class at both schools. If you improve substantially and can get yourself into that top quarter or so, maybe that would change things. Though are you sure its really necessary? Pretty much all of the T10 schools have excellent nationwide reputations and should make you competitive for a big firm position in NY.


Fair enough. But, doesn’t a T10 have greater leeway? Median there isn’t median at your random TTT


No doubt that median T10 is better than median at a TTT. But median T10 isn't going to get the spot over top 10% at a T20 or T30. And thats where a huge chunk of transfers will come from (as well as the top 1-3% from lower ranked schools).

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Re: T10 --> Columbia/NYU

Postby BrainsyK » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:39 pm

kaiser wrote:No doubt that median T10 is better than median at a TTT. But median T10 isn't going to get the spot over top 10% at a T20 or T30. And thats where a huge chunk of transfers will come from (as well as the top 1-3% from lower ranked schools).


Esp. NYU/Columbia. There's a only a million law schools in the NYC area with students with NYC ties who would rather attend a T14 if given the chance.

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Re: T10 --> Columbia/NYU

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:07 pm

OP here. Let's just say I have personal reasons for being in NYC, including spouse, location

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Re: T10 --> Columbia/NYU

Postby kaiser » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here. Let's just say I have personal reasons for being in NYC, including spouse, location


Then thats the way to sell it. Just do as well as you possibly can this next semester. If you get up to that top quarter, may be a possibility, especially if you have compelling personal reasons for wanting to do so.

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Re: T10 --> Columbia/NYU

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:27 pm

What's the GPA I should aim for?

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Re: T10 --> Columbia/NYU

Postby kaiser » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What's the GPA I should aim for?


I mean, its sort of an odd question to ask. Shoot for the highest GPA you can possibly get. Its not like knowing a specific target GPA in advance should condition how you work this next semester. Just do the best you possibly can and see where the chips fall.

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Re: T10 --> Columbia/NYU

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:22 pm

I'm just wondering what is the 25% gpa

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Re: T10 --> Columbia/NYU

Postby The Lsat Airbender » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm just wondering what is the 25% gpa


It depends on what school you go to lmao

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Re: T10 --> Columbia/NYU

Postby <3waitlists » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:47 pm

25th percentile for Columbia is 3.68 and 25th percentile for NYU is 3.49

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