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Advice/Admission Likelihood for Latina Student

adrimal90adrimal90 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
edited October 2011 in Law School
I am a senior at Boston College, I have a 3.89 GPA (SO CLOSE), and I have a 168 on my LSAT. I am Latina, and I'm aware that this status will provide me with a bit of a boost for admissions. I am aiming for a T-10 school, ideally on the east coast. Do you think I should retake the test come December after prepping more (if I put the time in, I know I could get my scores into the 170's as my biggest deficit is Logical Reasoning). Otherwise, where could I get into?

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Replies to: Advice/Admission Likelihood for Latina Student

  • hopefulgraduate1hopefulgraduate1 Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    If you truly believe you can get into the 170s after retaking the test, id say you should. However, if you aren't positive you can improve your score by 5pts then maybe not.

    Also, depending on which Latin American country your family is from, you may not count as a URM.
  • adrimal90adrimal90 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    I'm puerto rican and Cuban, I know being pr is a urm. I think I can improve my logical reasoning score by a lot, and I really have my sight set on a t-10 hopefully. So does anyone think this is reasonable or attainable? Any advice would be very appreciated.
  • blondie55blondie55 Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    Blanket the top 20 and apply early, if you can get your applications in as soon as they are available I would do it. Your URM status will be helpful and schools do want diversity so I would apply with your given score and see how it goes. But URM need to get applications in early (at least they did several years ago)
  • kwukwu Registered User Posts: 4,759 Senior Member
    Are you sure you want to stay on the East Coast? Stanford and Berkeley would be delighted to have you.
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