fatduck wrote:It seems like splitters get admitted to most of the schools in the 19-25 range. Maybe more just attend WUSTL because of the generous scholarship $?
Fordham/BU/BC/UCD/UCH/etc all have less affinity towards splitters, not to mention I think WUSTL is definitely the most willing to take extremesplitters (e.g. something like a 2.5 GPA) compared to even other splitterfriendly schools like GW/Illinois. That being said, midwestern schools all seem to be in love with splitters
And we love them right back.
When you think about it, WUSTL is smart to take splitters. Since the LSAT is the best statistical predictor of success in law school, shouldn't you be willing to forgive a low GPA in favor of a high LSAT?
As for gaming the rankings (which again every school does), assuming WUSTL has somehow cheated the system, should we fault them for doing so? Rankings consistently are shown to be the number one factor students use in picking a school. So if a school can somehow inflate its rankings relative to its actual quality, eventually its quality might catch up to its ranking because it can attract top students.