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Ok, forgive me for not fully grasping this concept, but several people have told me that schools will definitely consider me because my LSAT is well above the 75% and that I shouldn't worry about my low GPA (<25%) because that will not affect their GPA median. I am admittedly lost when it comes to mathematical concepts and do not understand this reasoning. If someone could explain how a schools taking me with my low GPA would not affect their median I would appreciate it.
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Once you go above the 75th or below the 25th, the degree to which you are above it or below it ceases to matter, from a mathematical perspective. It still matters from an admissions perspective, of course, it just doesn't change their numbers. Harvard won't even consider a 2.35 GPA when they have plenty of 3.65s to choose from, but the 2.35 and the 3.65 have the exact same impact on Harvard's 25th percentile.
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