how big of a difference is 159 from 154?

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how big of a difference is 159 from 154?

Postby seriously » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:32 am

with everything else the same. or lets say the lower scorer has had disadvantages in life.

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Re: how big of a difference is 159 from 154?

Postby GeePee » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:33 am

I'm pretty sure that's a jump of about 20% of total test takers. That's a pretty big difference.

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Re: how big of a difference is 159 from 154?

Postby calkel » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:29 am

five points

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Re: how big of a difference is 159 from 154?

Postby The Brainalist » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:42 am

Half tuition to the same school. From a simple direct economic perspective, you could easily view each point as worth about $5,000. This is why I tell people to quit their jobs if necessary to raise their score. There are going to be few times for most of us where 3 months of hard studying will immediately save you up to 120k. Of course, that is just at the same school. Imaginations run wild when thinking about the differences in schools accessible based on a higher score.

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Re: how big of a difference is 159 from 154?

Postby Dignan » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:44 am

seriously wrote:with everything else the same.

Let's assume a 3.3 GPA. The 159 has a decent shot at several T2 schools; the 154 basically has no shot.

or lets say the lower scorer has had disadvantages in life.

Unless those disadvantages are related to URM status, they are unlikely to matter much at all.




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