Do they really turn down people with 175 LSAT

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Re: Do they really turn down people with 175 LSAT

Postby Zapatero » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:26 am

OP, pretty sure you meant to say that only .04% of test taker score 175+. Someone may have pointed this out already.

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Re: Do they really turn down people with 175 LSAT

Postby MURPH » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:27 am

I know Berkeley turns down people with a 175, especially people with a 2.98 GPA.

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Re: Do they really turn down people with 175 LSAT

Postby Vincent Vega » Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:40 am

MURPH wrote:I know Berkeley turns down people with a 175, especially people with a 2.98 GPA.


OP was referring to Ohio State.

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Re: Do they really turn down people with 175 LSAT

Postby BigA » Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:57 am

ccs1702 wrote:OP, pretty sure you meant to say that only .04% of test taker score 175+. Someone may have pointed this out already.


Let's get it straight guys... He meant 4%

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Re: Do they really turn down people with 175 LSAT

Postby MURPH » Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:58 am

Halibut6 wrote:
MURPH wrote:I know Berkeley turns down people with a 175, especially people with a 2.98 GPA.


OP was referring to Ohio State.

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Re: Do they really turn down people with 175 LSAT

Postby Lonagan » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:52 am

MURPH wrote:
Halibut6 wrote:
MURPH wrote:I know Berkeley turns down people with a 175, especially people with a 2.98 GPA.


OP was referring to Ohio State.

I know, I am just wallowing in my grief.


That's healthy.

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Re: Do they really turn down people with 175 LSAT

Postby Iuvo » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:56 am

If you get turned down by OSU with a 175 and at least a 2.5, you're probably a douchetruck. There is no hope in this world for people like you. In fact, no one likes you. You should /killself.

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Re: Do they really turn down people with 175 LSAT

Postby Zapatero » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:49 pm

BigA wrote:
ccs1702 wrote:OP, pretty sure you meant to say that only .04% of test taker score 175+. Someone may have pointed this out already.


Let's get it straight guys... He meant 4%


Actually, he meant 0.4%.

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Re: Do they really turn down people with 175 LSAT

Postby rayiner » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:16 pm

I got straight up rejected from UMM with a score around there. I wouldve gotten rejeced at Emory too...

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Re: Do they really turn down people with 175 LSAT

Postby BigA » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:11 pm

ccs1702 wrote:
BigA wrote:
ccs1702 wrote:OP, pretty sure you meant to say that only .04% of test taker score 175+. Someone may have pointed this out already.


Let's get it straight guys... He meant 4%


Actually, he meant 0.4%.


Yes, I know. Didn't come off as obvious I was joking? Bad joke then

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Re: Do they really turn down people with 175 LSAT

Postby BenJ » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:22 pm

I doubt "all the time". Maybe once every few years a 175/2.1 comes along who puts no effort into their application, or (as has been attested on here at one point), some psychopath with a 175/3.8 has LOR-writers who inform the admissions office that the person is dangerous, and they get rejected. Or a 180/4.0 applies but is on trial for attempted murder or something. "All the time" is just PR-speak.

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Re: Do they really turn down people with 175 LSAT

Postby superserial » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:40 pm

macaulian wrote:
chicoalto0649 wrote:
macaulian wrote:So a person from the ohio state admission office just said "we turn down people with that score all the time". I'm incredulous because I was under the impression that only 99.6 percent of test takers score 175 or above, which would be about 500 people a year. Is my math wrong? Or are there a lot of people like me with 174-175 scores and 3.00 gpa's?


Yes. All the time. Im sure there are plenty of 175+ that come off as a douche/have multiple felonies/write a terrible ps/lousy LORs/terrible gpa etc etc also factor in a 176 will most likely not attend OSU unless they have some damn compelling reason for staying in Ohio...



Ok but my question is how many are there in the first place. You can't reject people all the time if there are only 500 people out there which would mean lets say 30 in the entire state of Ohio, how are they rejecting people all the time with that score.


they're not.

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Re: Do they really turn down people with 175 LSAT

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:34 pm

MY FILES! wrote:
macaulian wrote:I was under the impression that only 99.6 percent of test takers score 175 or above, which would be about 500 people a year. Is my math wrong?


Your math, it has the AIDS.


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Re: Do they really turn down people with 175 LSAT

Postby SandyC877 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:00 pm

OriginalPerson wrote:
macaulian wrote:So a person from the ohio state admission office just said "we turn down people with that score all the time". I'm incredulous because I was under the impression that only 99.6 percent of test takers score 175 or above, which would be about 500 people a year. Is my math wrong? Or are there a lot of people like me with 174-175 scores and 3.00 gpa's?


Even if 50 people produced a 175 a year, it doesn't guarantee that they'd excel through law school and it certainly doesn't ensure they have the potential to become a great lawyer.

The LSAT isn't an intelligence test... or ethics test, or illustration of what drives a person, etc, etc, etc. In short, I don't think it should be surprising (in fact, I HOPE there's more of this) that schools aren't basing the decision to admit a person on a single, potentially superficial, criteria such as the LSAT.


Brace yourself.

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Re: Do they really turn down people with 175 LSAT

Postby Miracle » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:54 pm

There are some. I applied to Indiana, and Iowa, OSU's peer schools looking for possible scholarships with my 176 and my TTT GPA. The is a small, yet significant group of mega splitters out there.

I understand, however there is such a small number of students with 175+ that it limits Ohio state " to turn students with that score all the time ".




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