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3.2 / 179

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:31 pm
by wc1b5ja
Kind of an extreme splitter I guess - any real chance at T14?

And how far down the ladder would I have to go to get substantial scholarship money?

Re: 3.2 / 179

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:38 pm
by QContinuum
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Re: 3.2 / 179

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:34 pm
by The Lsat Airbender
The above might be a little optimistic - 3.4 is a lot better than 3.2 at Columbia and Berkeley.

OP should still expect 1-4 decent offers in the T14 and the usual WUSTL full ride. It’s impossible to say much more than that since splitters are so unpredictable.

Make sure to apply early.

Re: 3.2 / 179

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:52 pm
by QContinuum
The Lsat Airbender wrote:The above might be a little optimistic - 3.4 is a lot better than 3.2 at Columbia and Berkeley.

OP should still expect 1-4 decent offers in the T14 and the usual WUSTL full ride. It’s impossible to say much more than that since splitters are so unpredictable.

Make sure to apply early.

It might be a bit optimistic, but I don't think it changes the advice. OP should apply to every T13 from Columbia on down (excluding GPA-selective Cornell, and possibly also Berkeley, which is also somewhat idiosyncratically GPA-selective). So at least Columbia, NYU, Penn, Michigan, UVA, Duke, and NW among the T13. (And Penn, Mich and UVA almost effectively require a "Why X" essay, so don't forget to write one for those schools!)

Then OP should likewise blanket the T20: Georgetown, UT, UCLA, Vandy, WUSTL. (From the data USC looks to be more GPA-selective so maybe not.)

With the above application strategy, and an early (before November) application submission date, I agree that OP should net 1-4 decent T13 offers, a full ride at WUSTL, and admissions to the other T20s as well (with merit aid somewhere in between the T13 offers and WUSTL).

Re: 3.2 / 179

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:37 pm
by Wubbles
I recall a sub 3.2 with a 180 student getting into Berkeley with a scholarship in recent years, so the usually GPA selective school will change its tune for an ultra high LSAT