Why is Stanford's LSAT median so low?

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Trequartista
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Why is Stanford's LSAT median so low?

Postby Trequartista » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:00 pm

I am confused. Is Stanford more holistic than Yale? Do people with higher LSATs get into H and Y and thus reject Stanford? That would explain the relatively lower yield compared to H and Y.

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Re: Why is Stanford's LSAT median so low?

Postby dihydrogenmonoxide » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:07 pm

possible explanations, from someone who has no idea:

1) They just tend to place greater comparative weight on GPA.

2) They realize that given the USNews methodology, its impossible for them to pass Yale (even given a class with median gpa 4.0, median lsat 180, and perfect reputation scores), so they focus more on indicators of student quality than what will help their ranking, so they care more about a high gpa in a hard major or something.

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Re: Why is Stanford's LSAT median so low?

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:20 pm

Honest reporting ?

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Re: Why is Stanford's LSAT median so low?

Postby Trequartista » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:16 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Honest reporting ?


I don't see how you can falsely report your median?

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Re: Why is Stanford's LSAT median so low?

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:19 pm

Ask Villanova.

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Re: Why is Stanford's LSAT median so low?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:24 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Ask Villanova.

So much win.

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Re: Why is Stanford's LSAT median so low?

Postby OutCold » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:28 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:Ask Villanova.

So much win.


+1

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Re: Why is Stanford's LSAT median so low?

Postby tarp » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:48 am

I highly doubt that Stanford gives a flying f*ck about a shitty magazine's ranking system. It is Stanford. An excellent university.




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