Puerto Rican Stats

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MichelFoucault
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Puerto Rican Stats

Postby MichelFoucault » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:32 pm

I was curious about stats of Puerto Ricans. Many of you know that PRs have an abysmally low LSAT mean (138). But a low mean doesn't necessarily mean there aren't a handful of 170+ers. If the score distribution closely approximates a normal curve, then given LSAC data, there should be only 1.5 PR's who score above 170. (calculated off of 138.72 mean, 9.61 SD, and 2,295 test takers in 2008). I gathered all self identified PR's on LSN to get a better idea of PR applicants out there. Here is what I found:

2004-2005
jibaro 167 3.5
lovedoctor 165 3.12
ronjeremy 160 2.98
operez 158 3.9
taffytowne 154 3.79
lgonza9677 154 2.02
luv2luv615 148 2.65
kappa02 144 3.12

2005-2006
jessie1326 168 3.6
FreeJazz U 160 3.5
Lola8128 U 158 3.72
gatordave 155 3.09
PRSweetie28 U 154 3.71
exoticlis U 146 3.8

2006-2007
pdt1660 U 173 3.43
holydevil U 166 2.86
StuckinBoston U 165 3.58
Gwenhwyfar17 U 160 3.5
northernstar U 158 3.52
jlamanuel U 157 3.62
erikjames15 U 150 3.62
elpapo U 150 3.15
kmichelle 147 3.61
meeshka826 146 3.2

2007-2008
FingersCrossed08 U 165 3.68
JillianMartins 163 3.5
costachic 163 3.03
whosonfirst U 162 3.31
archimedes U 161 3.8
jdashr U 157 3.42
nyprsnj U 157 3.08
pabloenrique 156 2.62
ulvjap 152 2.72

2008-2009
purplesummer U 169 3.3
kbleezy U 165 3.26
sentiment U 164 2.8
Wookiee U 161 3.74
loro1rojo U 159 3.35
DuoYuy02 U 155 3.42
jordan60 UN 152 2.84
NervousMom UN 151 3.04
jsanc UN 148 3.4
kaliber07 U 137 3.28


2009-2010
CG614 UN 167 3.55
legallybrunette16 U 162 3.6
GhostWriter U 160 3.73
rexroman UN 158 3.2
tigerlilly17 U 157 3.52


N= 48
Average 157.5833333 3.32875
High 173 3.9
Low 137 2.02

Looks like there was only 1 person who broke 170. Given that LSN most probably has a self-selection bias towards stronger applicants, this data suggests that the assumption of a normal distribution and the percentile distribution that would entail is likely a warranted one. There is not a single applicant with both a 170+ and 3.9+. This suggests that there would be a strong boost at the top schools. I would like to find counterexamples of PR's with more impressive stats, so please post them if you have them. Feel free to make inferences from the data to post them for others.

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Kojack
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Re: Puerto Rican Stats

Postby Kojack » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:03 pm

Not that my stats are amazing, but

165 and 3.81

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Core
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Re: Puerto Rican Stats

Postby Core » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:05 pm

You forgot me.
Click my profile.

MichelFoucault
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Re: Puerto Rican Stats

Postby MichelFoucault » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:10 am

Yeah thats because I just searched for people who put "Puerto Rican" in their profile. if you put a space before the "/white" you would probably have came up. BTW did select white and puerto rican on your LSAT?

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Re: Puerto Rican Stats

Postby Core » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:53 am

MichelFoucault wrote:Yeah thats because I just searched for people who put "Puerto Rican" in their profile. if you put a space before the "/white" you would probably have came up. BTW did select white and puerto rican on your LSAT?

I don't know what I selected, but it doesn't matter. All that matters is what you select on your law school apps.

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Re: Puerto Rican Stats

Postby CG614 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:59 pm

At least the median is up to 160 for 2009-2010.











PS. I am kidding, of course, I know all about sample sizes.

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Re: Puerto Rican Stats

Postby Core » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:27 pm

This thread's activity slump is saddening.

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Re: Puerto Rican Stats

Postby Drea1919 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:05 pm

Agreed, this is sad that there aren't more PRs posting, going to law school. My dad graduated from law school in '77 and was the only Puerto Rican in his class and same with four of his sisters who followed in the next six years. I was hoping that had changed. Looked like it hasn't.
My grandpa still cried when I got my UofC acceptance, even though I won't be the first lawyer in the family, he went off about how more PRs need to go to law school. Guess we all have to be the examples?

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Re: Puerto Rican Stats

Postby MichelFoucault » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:35 pm

Drea1919 wrote:Agreed, this is sad that there aren't more PRs posting, going to law school. My dad graduated from law school in '77 and was the only Puerto Rican in his class and same with four of his sisters who followed in the next six years. I was hoping that had changed. Looked like it hasn't.
My grandpa still cried when I got my UofC acceptance, even though I won't be the first lawyer in the family, he went off about how more PRs need to go to law school. Guess we all have to be the examples?


We will, and we shall make sure our children (while not necessarily lawyers) will be well-educated professionals

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Re: Puerto Rican Stats

Postby CG614 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:42 pm

Drea1919 wrote:Agreed, this is sad that there aren't more PRs posting, going to law school. My dad graduated from law school in '77 and was the only Puerto Rican in his class and same with four of his sisters who followed in the next six years. I was hoping that had changed. Looked like it hasn't.
My grandpa still cried when I got my UofC acceptance, even though I won't be the first lawyer in the family, he went off about how more PRs need to go to law school. Guess we all have to be the examples?



Agreed, I am the first person in my family to attend college, let alone law school. We all need to be examples for our family and the community. Best of luck to you!

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Re: Puerto Rican Stats

Postby AngiePerez414 » Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:14 pm

I'll post. I'm from Puerto Rico and I just got my LSAT score of 172 yesterday. The average posted on this thread of 157 though is really good compared to PR's 138.




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