Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

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Highest Score You'd Retake?

179
15
12%
178
0
No votes
177
2
2%
176
6
5%
175
9
7%
174
6
5%
173
14
11%
172
21
17%
171
14
11%
170
38
30%
 
Total votes: 125

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Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:47 pm

This question is intended for those folks with less-than-great GPAs who are hoping that the LSAT will be our ticket to the T6 (or T14). What is the highest score you would retake? At what point do you think retaking just looks bizarre as opposed to helpful?
Last edited by ConsideringLawSchool on Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:17 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby booboo » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:52 pm

Depends on how bad the GPA is, lol.

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Re: Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby MURPH » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:53 pm

I retook a 170. I said I would retake anything under a 175, which is what i got the second time. (GPA=2.98)

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Re: Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby missvik218 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:10 pm

booboo wrote:Depends on how bad the GPA is, lol.

Haha, agreed - I would say anything below 170.

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Re: Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:54 pm

booboo wrote:Depends on how bad the GPA is, lol.


True

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Re: Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:07 pm

Nightrunner wrote:I would retake a 172; anything above that is 99th percentile.


But still under 25th %tile for Harvard and Yale

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Re: Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:08 pm

ConsideringLawSchool wrote:
Nightrunner wrote:I would retake a 172; anything above that is 99th percentile.

But still under 25th %tile for Harvard and Yale

But with a "less-than-great GPA" you're not getting into H or Y even with a 180.

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Re: Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby mrm2083 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:09 pm

with a 3.4 gpa my plan was retake anything under 170

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Re: Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:30 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
ConsideringLawSchool wrote:
Nightrunner wrote:I would retake a 172; anything above that is 99th percentile.

But still under 25th %tile for Harvard and Yale

But with a "less-than-great GPA" you're not getting into H or Y even with a 180.


I'm not ready to categorically say that

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Re: Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:33 pm

I would have a lot of respect for anyone who retook a 179. That's confidence.

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Re: Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:34 pm

ConsideringLawSchool wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:
ConsideringLawSchool wrote:
Nightrunner wrote:I would retake a 172; anything above that is 99th percentile.

But still under 25th %tile for Harvard and Yale

But with a "less-than-great GPA" you're not getting into H or Y even with a 180.

I'm not ready to categorically say that

Then you're not ready to accept the way the admissions system works. It still works that way whether you accept it or not.

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Re: Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby Nom Sawyer » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:36 pm

ConsideringLawSchool wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:
ConsideringLawSchool wrote:
Nightrunner wrote:I would retake a 172; anything above that is 99th percentile.

But still under 25th %tile for Harvard and Yale

But with a "less-than-great GPA" you're not getting into H or Y even with a 180.


I'm not ready to categorically say that


Check out lawschoolnumbers.com.... its just the way admissions work

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Re: Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby Cleareyes » Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:21 pm

Nom Sawyer wrote:
Check out lawschoolnumbers.com.... its just the way admissions work


Depends on what less than great means. There are students here who had relatively poor undergraduate GPAs and are not URMs.

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Re: Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby kittenmittons » Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:22 pm

179: There are no points for second place.

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Re: Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby Nom Sawyer » Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:42 pm

Cleareyes wrote:
Nom Sawyer wrote:
Check out lawschoolnumbers.com.... its just the way admissions work


Depends on what less than great means. There are students here who had relatively poor undergraduate GPAs and are not URMs.


Haha yeah I know, but when I think of less than great I'm thinking of <3.5... which is probably almost an absolute wall (barring urm and another one or two admits per year) to HYS.

However if by less than great you're talking about 3.7 (which is A-, doesn't actually fit in my opinion) then ur chances are much better of course.

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Re: Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby D Brooks » Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:59 pm

Nightrunner wrote:I would retake a 172; anything above that is 99th percentile.


I don't get this joke even though I see people make it a lot. Since when is 172 not 99%ile?

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Re: Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby Ragged » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:10 pm

Generally I would say 172, since anything above that gives you a pretty good shot at getting into YHS, but since you are a splitter (assuming your GPA is below 3.5) you are dinged from there no matter what... so then I say retake anything below 175 to make sure you get at least one of CCN.

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Re: Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby 09042014 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:17 pm

I would have retaken a 172. If my gpa was over 3.3 I'd probably retake a 173.

But this very much depends on gpa and what you realistically can get. Not everyone is cut out for 180.

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Re: Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby superserial » Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:06 pm

my cutoff was 170, but I think I would have retaken a 172.

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Re: Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby maks25 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:48 pm

I voted 170...but the more I research and compare numbers with other fellow splitters I feel like I should have voted 172.

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Re: Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby D Brooks » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:09 pm

Nightrunner wrote:
D Brooks wrote:
Nightrunner wrote:I would retake a 172; anything above that is 99th percentile.


I don't get this joke even though I see people make it a lot. Since when is 172 not 99%ile?


At least in December, possibly before.


Oh okay, you guys also had a -14curve. I got a 172 in Sept and it was 99%ile then.

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Re: Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby 09042014 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:21 pm

D Brooks wrote:
Nightrunner wrote:
D Brooks wrote:
Nightrunner wrote:I would retake a 172; anything above that is 99th percentile.


I don't get this joke even though I see people make it a lot. Since when is 172 not 99%ile?


At least in December, possibly before.


Oh okay, you guys also had a -14curve. I got a 172 in Sept and it was 99%ile then.


Nope, 98.6%.

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Re: Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:52 pm

superserial wrote:my cutoff was 170, but I think I would have retaken a 172.


I really need a cutoff before I see my score but can't decide...

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Re: Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby superserial » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:48 am

ConsideringLawSchool wrote:
superserial wrote:my cutoff was 170, but I think I would have retaken a 172.


I really need a cutoff before I see my score but can't decide...


It depends on your GPA and the best school that will realistically accept you in spite of it.

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Re: Splitters Hoping for T6/T14-Highest LSAT Score You'd Retake?

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:06 am

superserial wrote:
ConsideringLawSchool wrote:
superserial wrote:my cutoff was 170, but I think I would have retaken a 172.


I really need a cutoff before I see my score but can't decide...


It depends on your GPA and the best school that will realistically accept you in spite of it.


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