Getting into a top 5 law school... with a low-ish GPA?
My cumulative GPA thus far in college is about 3.3. This is mostly because I hadn’t put much stock in grades until this year, and I have a habit of taking classes in things that I’m bad at. Sometimes this works for me and other times-like with the C I’ll get this semester in Calc II-it doesn’t.
I’m a junior.
I had always said I didn’t want to go to grad school. I’ve undergone what might be termed a change in interests. I’m sort of casually considering law school, but given the market and the various things I want to do with my degree, I know it won’t be worth it unless I go somewhere really, really good.
I have been told, seemingly preposterously, that grades are “25%” of law school acceptance. Well, supposing that’s true, where does it put me? I know I could write a great essay, I know I could get great recommendations, and I’m confident I could do well on the LSAT and maybe even get something close to a perfect score. I got twin 800s on my SAT reading and writing sections back in the day, and I can rock standardized tests like they’re nobody’s business.
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