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4.0 GPA, 164 LSAT, Strong Softs Texas? Northwestern?

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:56 pm
by bigoil69
Hey all,

I have a 4.0 GPA from undergrad (accounting major) and a 164 LSAT. I also earned a 4.0 GPA in my master of accountancy program. I've been wondering how much my soft factors will help me during the admissions process. I was very active on campus during both undergrad and grad school, and had internships each summer. I've been working as an accountant for over 3 years at a large corporation and have my CPA license.

Am I delusional for hoping to go to Texas or Northwestern? I know my LSAT isn't stellar, but I'm hoping to raise it in September.

I'm also considering Vanderbilt, Wash U, and Notre Dame.

Thanks in advance for any info!

Re: 4.0 GPA, 164 LSAT, Strong Softs Texas? Northwestern?

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:39 am
by Wubbles
You're making the right choice by retaking. Don't settle.

Re: 4.0 GPA, 164 LSAT, Strong Softs Texas? Northwestern?

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:22 am
by GFox345
Retake for a 168+. Go to the lower T13 at a heavy discount or free.

Re: 4.0 GPA, 164 LSAT, Strong Softs Texas? Northwestern?

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:21 pm
by bigoil69
Thanks guys! The weekend after I got my June score, I figured I needed to suck it up and try again. I’ve got some good areas for improvement on my LR sections, so we’ll see how it goes!

Re: 4.0 GPA, 164 LSAT, Strong Softs Texas? Northwestern?

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:24 pm
by albanach
bigoil69 wrote:Hey all,
working as an accountant for over 3 years at a large corporation and have my CPA license.

Am I delusional for hoping to go to Texas or Northwestern? I know my LSAT isn't stellar, but I'm hoping to raise it in September.


Don't just hope. The test is learnable. You can do this - follow the guides here and ask for help if you find yourself plateaued.

With a 4.0 GPA, you should not be applying with a low LSAT. The opportunity cost would be tremendous, when compared against what's available to you with a higher LSAT.