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URM AAf 3.4 169 shot at Yale?

URM AAf 3.4 169 shot at Yale?

Title says it all

I’m 28
Lots of good softs
Work experience

I can’t retake

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  • JustDoItJustDoIt Alum Member
    3112 karma

    Your shots are not insignificant. I would probably say just under a 50/50. It depends on your major, your school, and whether you tell a compelling story in all of your essays, especially that Y250.

  • Adam HawksAdam Hawks Alum Member
    990 karma

    A top 10 school, yes. Yale, maybe.

  • 1000001910000019 Alum Member
    edited July 2018 3279 karma

    I don't think there are enough URM applicants with your stats for us to hypothesize your shot of being admitted. Put together a strong application and blanket a bunch of the top schools early. If you don't get into Yale, I think you'll have a good shot at getting into another great school.

  • Pride Only HurtsPride Only Hurts Alum Member
    2186 karma

    From reading dozens of message boards I can say your certainly have a shot. Worth applying but keep in mind Yale is one of the toughest schools for splitters (aside from being the most selective in general).

  • westcoastbestcoastwestcoastbestcoast Alum Member
    3788 karma

    Saw your post on reddit. You can retake

  • OhnoeshalpmeOhnoeshalpme Alum Member
    2531 karma

    Yale is never for sure, you have a chance though, given the AAF minority/viewpoint. Good luck :)

  • Nunuboy1994Nunuboy1994 Member
    346 karma

    You could always try to apply to Yale SOM first since you’re gpa is within its 80 percent range and then do a JD/MBA. Are you good at math? The GRE is pretty easy you should be able to score high.

  • Nunuboy1994Nunuboy1994 Member
    346 karma

    I think you would have a better shot if you apply to Yale SOM first and then apply to Yale Law

  • urmyalelawurmyalelaw Member
    7 karma

    M> @Nunuboy1994 said:

    I think you would have a better shot if you apply to Yale SOM first and then apply to Yale Law

    can you give me more info please? can you PM/DM me?

  • urmyalelawurmyalelaw Member
    7 karma

    thanks for your reply everyone.

  • acsimonacsimon Alum Member
    1263 karma

    Not sure the value of this data point, but I had a 3.7 and 175 and did not get into Yale this past cycle (I’m also first-gen and was finishing up my PhD if that helps; the latter soft doesn’t seem to matter as much as the first). So it’s not a shoe in for your numbers, but you definitely have a shot. I would say that your GPA is going to be more of a barrier than your LSAT score. Make sure you work to really tailor your application materials as well as apply early (even though it isn’t supposed to matter for Yale; I suspect, from looking at admissions data available across forums, it does however).In any case, good luck!

  • Tom_TangoTom_Tango Alum Member
    902 karma

    LSAC gpa/lsat calculator

  • Seleti FinauSeleti Finau Alum Member
    8 karma

    Yale claims to not base their decision on GPA LSAT alone but it is EXTREMELY rare for Yale to accept anyone under a 3.5 even with a high 170s LSAT score.

  • whatsmynamewhatsmyname Alum Member
    edited January 2021 606 karma

    @"Seleti Finau" said:
    Yale claims to not base their decision on GPA LSAT alone but it is EXTREMELY rare for Yale to accept anyone under a 3.5 even with a high 170s LSAT score.

    Maybe if you have a good reason for a low GPA? Like a chronic health issue or serious family problem during your studies or something? I'm sure there are exceptions.

    The question is, is an education at Yale better than a non T-14 school, or is it more about networks/connections/prestige? And why does everyone like Yale so much. How about Harvard or Stanford?

    I think if you can nail a mid to high 70s, it's worth trying to do something exceptional over the course of an year then reapplying for next cycle. After you get such a high LSAT, you just need the special extra ingredient to tip scale.

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