Go to Career Services at Dartmouth and check out the binders for every application cycle. It lists the GPA and LSAT of Dartmouth applicants to law schools and where they got in and where they got rejected. It's a good measure of what you should expect.
What you'll find is that schools are definitely more accepting of lower GPAs from Dartmouth than the average school, unlike what the poster above just said.
Find in the binder where Dartmouth students got in with a GPA like yours.
I've checked those out before, but never thought to compare it to other stats. Thanks!
What's your major?
Major is Goverment + English with a Chinese minor. Yeah I know, a shit GPA at two humanities majors and a humanities minor, I can rule out a lot of schools already.
Your posts seems to be failing to grasp the only relevant point, so I will try to tell you.1. Schools want a high rank in USNWR.
Higher rank= more prestige = better students = more money = higher rank = more prestige...
2. Better GPA = Higher Rank.
3. Therefore, schools do not care (other than as a *very* soft factor) Whether you went to shit state U or elite private $chool. Likewise, they do not care if you majored in drama or molecular nano-technology.
All that matters is the GPA #. The fact that you majored in a humanities will put at little to no disadvantage, just as the fact that you went to dartmouth will put you at little to no advantage. Major and Undergrad school does not effect rankings, and rankings are everything (see #1). All that matters is your GPA.
( and of course your lsat, something else that helps determine rank. In fact, Lsat matters more than GPA, but here you seemed to be wondering about gpa/undegrad/major).