Where can I go?

<p>GPA: 3.86
LSAT: 173</p>

<p>Do I have a reasonable chance at HYS? What about Columbia?</p>

<p>Thanks</p>

<p>Unless you have impressive softs or are a URM, you probably won't get into HYS. Columbia is likely, and the rest of the T14 is almost certain.</p>

<p>you would need around a 175 for HLS. i would say you have as good of a chance as anyone for Stanford and Yale (very soft-based).</p>

<p>thanks for the replies! </p>

<p>Just wondering, but the reason my gpa is relatively low is due to my first semester of my freshman year (3.6) - I had some issues adjusting to college. Since then I've gotten 4.0 or better every semester. Would law schools take this into account when making their decision?</p>

<p>You have a perfectly decent shot at Harvard and are probably in at Columbia. Stanford and Yale are more unpredictable, so don't hold your breath.</p>

<p>Your numbers are quite similar to my girlfriend's, who got into HLS off the waitlist. You have a shot.</p>

<p>Harvard-Reach</p>

<p>Yale-Reach/Match</p>

<p>Stanford-Reach/Match</p>

<p>Columbia-Match</p>

<p>U.Chicago-Certain Admission</p>

<p>thank you for all the replies! Last question, since Stanford and Yale are more unpredictable in that they take soft factors into account, what type of softs are considered unique? I know Yale has a lot of published authors (just from browsing their website), as well as others who have had some time to establish themselves after undergrad in their various fields. </p>

<p>Just wondering what standard they would hold someone coming directly out of undergrad to.</p>

<p>You might be able to go to Columbia. You should get a waitlist at the least.
Same for Chicago & NYU.
Berkeley is tough to tell.
Penn should be In or WL.
You should be fine below that (although don't be surprised if you get WL or rejected at some places).</p>