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mrm2083
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Minorities

Postby mrm2083 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:24 am

Being that I'm a non-urm hispanic I decided to do some research into my likelihood of acceptances. According to LSAc 10,898 minority students were enrolled as 1Ls. Now if you take into account that a 171 is 98.1% there should be at most 209 minority applicants with that or above. Most of the T-14 claim to have between 20-30% minorities so lets say 25% out of roughly 400 students per school thats 100 per school so 1400 for the entire T-14. Based on these numbers shouldn't a minority student with a score in the 170s basically have their pick at any top school excluding maybe HYS?

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Re: Minorities

Postby 09042014 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:26 am

Congrats you just discovered the URM boost.

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chanchito
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Re: Minorities

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

What do you mean by a non-URM hispanic? Do you mean international student from a latin american country?

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Re: Minorities

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

When they say they have 30% minorities, that doesn't mean 30% AA/NA/Hispanic. Any non-white would count as minority, like Asian.

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Re: Minorities

Postby vanwinkle » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:28 am

chanchito wrote:What do you mean by a non-URM hispanic? Do you mean international student from a latin american country?

Only Mexican-Americans and Puerto Ricans are known for certain to get a URM boost.

mrm2083
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Re: Minorities

Postby mrm2083 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:45 am

ya I'm including all minorities, according to LSAC the total minority enrollment for 1L was 10,898 in 06/07 (I'm sure its gone up but can't be too much (12k maybe 13 at most). Harvard for example states they have a 30% minority enrollment and Cornell was 20 something. What I'm trying to figure out is that according to most on TLS only URMs get the boost but how can that be the case when the schools have so many spots to fill. Sure maybe the non urms don't get into Harvard with a 155 but if they are decently close one would think they would be in.

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Re: Minorities

Postby Kohinoor » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:27 pm

No.

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Re: Minorities

Postby Gwen » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:33 pm

Kohinoor wrote:No.

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Re: Minorities

Postby Kohinoor » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:34 pm

mrm2083 wrote:Being that I'm a non-urm hispanic I decided to do some research into my likelihood of acceptances. According to LSAc 10,898 minority students were enrolled as 1Ls. Now if you take into account that a 171 is 98.1% there should be at most 209 minority applicants with that or above. Most of the T-14 claim to have between 20-30% minorities so lets say 25% out of roughly 400 students per school thats 100 per school so 1400 for the entire T-14. Based on these numbers shouldn't a minority student with a score in the 170s basically have their pick at any top school excluding maybe HYS?

10k students matriculate not 10k students take the LSAT. Applying the 98% is improper here and leads to your incorrect results.

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Re: Minorities

Postby floppymex » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:42 pm

Kohinoor wrote:No.


+1

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Re: Minorities

Postby misslawyer2013 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:47 pm

floppymex wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:No.


+1


+2

mrm2083
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Re: Minorities

Postby mrm2083 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:48 pm

Good point, that is definitely a huge flaw in my reasoning. Is there anyway to find lsat averages for actual matriculating students.

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Re: Minorities

Postby 02082010 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:57 pm

mrm2083 wrote:Based on these numbers shouldn't a minority student with a score in the 170s basically have their pick at any top school excluding maybe HYS?


:oops: No.




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