Is this typical?

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whuts4lunch
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Is this typical?

Postby whuts4lunch » Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:00 pm

At a T2 that I am considering attending, 82% of the scholarship students placed in the top 1/3 in last year’s 1L class. Since approximately 1/3 of the students in that class were on some sort of scholarship going in, only approximately 9% :!: of the non-scholarship students ranked in the top 1/3.

Are these results typical at law schools throughout the USNews ranks, or is this school an exception? Are these results perhaps typical for T2s but not for higher ranked schools?

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Re: Is this typical?

Postby shawty18ga » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:46 pm

This is interesting. Where do you find this kind of information?

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Re: Is this typical?

Postby whuts4lunch » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:47 pm

The scholarship I was awarded has a top 1/3 GPA stipulation, so I asked the school's director of student recruiting what percentage of scholarship recipients maintain the award. I want to ask this to every schools' directors of student recruiting, but I feel like such questions wouldn't be looked upon favorably.

I imagine that at my top state law school, which is higher ranked than the T2, has entering LSAT scores similar to the T2's, has a student body that is largely comprised of students from my state's UGs that give 3.8+ GPAs to anyone with a pulse (seriously, its out of control), and has very low tuition with no GPA stipulation, the level of work produced by a student that would earn a top 10% ranking wouldn't allow that student to break median at a T14.

Granted, the previous claim is largely speculative, but as decision makers with imperfect information, law school applicants have to make judgment calls from time to time. TLS seems to believe that chances at top 10% at one school equal chances at top 10% at another; I think that belief is very mistaken.

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Re: Is this typical?

Postby reverendt » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:50 pm

Be warned....there's no such thing as a rational expectation of top 10%.

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Re: Is this typical?

Postby whuts4lunch » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:52 pm

A student with a 180 LSAT and a 4.0 GPA from CalTech has a rational expectation of top 10% at a TTT.

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Re: Is this typical?

Postby Sauer Grapes » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:55 pm

whuts4lunch wrote:A student with a 180 LSAT and a 4.0 GPA from CalTech has a rational expectation of top 10% at a TTT.

:lol: Probably so.

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Re: Is this typical?

Postby cardnal124 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:02 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:
whuts4lunch wrote:A student with a 180 LSAT and a 4.0 GPA from CalTech has a rational expectation of top 10% at a TTT.

:lol: Probably so.


Nope. I think he could expect top 6/7 though

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Re: Is this typical?

Postby reverendt » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:46 pm

whuts4lunch wrote:A student with a 180 LSAT and a 4.0 GPA from CalTech has a rational expectation of top 10% at a TTT.

Perhaps....but how many 180/4.0's from CalTech go to TTT????

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Re: Is this typical?

Postby whuts4lunch » Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:33 pm

I wonder what the average class rank percentage is of students with 170+ LSATs who attend T2 or lower.

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Re: Is this typical?

Postby whuts4lunch » Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:39 pm

reverendt wrote:
whuts4lunch wrote:A student with a 180 LSAT and a 4.0 GPA from CalTech has a rational expectation of top 10% at a TTT.

Perhaps....but how many 180/4.0's from CalTech go to TTT????


All of them

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Re: Is this typical?

Postby clevinger33 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:45 pm

whuts4lunch wrote:A student with a 180 LSAT and a 4.0 GPA from CalTech has a rational expectation of top 10% at a TTT.


Blatant anti-MIT trolling.




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