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Undergrad GPA for Law School

IamAPPREHENSIVEIamAPPREHENSIVE Posts: 256Registered User Junior Member
edited November 2007 in Law School
What GPA do you need to get into a lets say...top 100 law school? Do law schools even consider GPAs less than 3.0?
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Replies to: Undergrad GPA for Law School

  • VTjas81VTjas81 Posts: 175Registered User Junior Member
    Click the link below and then click "Return to search page" Enter your UGPA and LSAT and it'll give you probabilities of getting into a specific school



    http://officialguide.lsac.org/UGPASearch/LSATGPA.aspx?ref=inline&sidstring=
  • VTjas81VTjas81 Posts: 175Registered User Junior Member
    If your GPA is below 3.0 then ace the LSAT and you'll be alright
  • jonrijonri Posts: 5,190Registered User Senior Member
    One of my young neighbors had below a 3.0 at a top tough school, scored in the mid 160s on the LSAT and is attending a top 100 law school with some merit $. (And, before you ask, he isn't URM.)
  • ThreekidsThreekids Posts: 407Registered User Member
    My son got into a top 100, with a 2.8 from a strong undergraduate school and 164 lsat. He was notified at the end of May, after accepting another admission offer. He also was offered admission to other T2 schools, with 50% merit. He practiced for the lsat for a couple weeks, didn't take a course. But he's a strong test taker, 1470 sat. So even though the schools don't like to report that they've accepted students with a 2.8 (as his school didn't), they do. His school reported that the lowest GPA accepted was a 3.0.
  • futurenyustudentfuturenyustudent Posts: 5,366Registered User Senior Member
    What GPA and LSAT do I need to get into Harvard Law? Like a 3.8 and 179?
  • bluedevilmikebluedevilmike Posts: 11,964Registered User Senior Member
    Their 75th percentile numbers are 3.92, 176. Kids above those are relatively safe, assuming you don't blow the application process itself by applying late, messing up the phone interview, or writing bad essays. Obviously most Harvard Law students (75% of them, in fact) are below that. Higher LSATs and GPAs within that pool are at an advantage, but a relatively fragile one. Personal statements have to be strong, letters of recommendation need to be well-written, extracurriculars should be solid, etc.
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