justonemoregame wrote:mother of god Barry
Enrolled: 296 (includes evening division) LST shows 267 from last year; not sure if that includes PTers.
LSAT: 145 (-2) / 147 (-2) / 152 (0)....are they fudging their 75th!!?!?
GPA: 2.58 i don't even / 2.92 (-.03) / 3.25 (-.01)
Sorry to quote myself, but I meant to make a note about this earlier. If Law School Transparency's figure for Barry last year includes evening division students, then Barry has reportedly added about 30 students despite across-the-board decreases in its profile. And during a cycle when there are far fewer applicants. And when their profile sucked ass to begin with. Words cannot describe. This is something I've been fearful of - bottom tier schools have no real incentive to climb rank - it's just not going to happen.
Why would Florida Coastal, Cooley, John Marshall, Suffolk, etc. care about a few drops in median? Why not just sign up as many people as possible, and deny some who have truly awful credentials (splitting hairs). I don't know if Barry actually denies admission. They can balance out high-130s LSATs with high-140s.
So you have a couple things at work. You have T1/T2 schools with incentive to climb/maintain rank, since it may influence future enrollment numbers and consequently revenue, and then you have a whole 'nother subsection of schools just trying to sign people up. What's amazing is that despite Barry's horrid admissions profile, their practices probably do not violate ABA Standards (chap. 5) since its wording is so ineffectual.