justonemoregame wrote:I think it will be possible for the top schools to maintain medians for a little while. What could very well happen is that schools like Chicago, Penn, Duke and Michigan - each of which often don't take splitters and reverse-splitters that usually have no place to go in the T-14 but UVA, GULC and Northwestern - could start accepting more of those students. That way, they can maintain medians at the expense of their 25th percentiles. If USNWR would consider 25/75 splits in their rankings, schools like UVA would plummet, but as it stands they have no motivation to keep reasonable 25ths.
lolplummet Still grinding that uva axe? Their 25ths are same as Berkeley, which seems to do fine with a 167 median
I thought it was pretty common knowledge that Berkeley is a T10 school despite its medians whereas UVa is a T10 school because of them. (Berkeley's LSAT medians and 25th LSATs are the lowest in the T14, so that comparison doesn't exactly make UVA look good. Nevertheless, Berk's 25th GPA is almost two-tenths of a point higher - a pretty big difference when it comes to GPAs.)
Regardless, though I feel embarrassed for UVa because of their admissions practices, it's really all USNWR's fault and I totally understand why they do it.