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Splitter Friendly T14 Schools

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:40 am
by Dirk Lang
Which are the most splitter friendly, and which are basically a no-go. In general, for everyone, and then specifically for someone who's not a total splitter, say 3.5 GPA?

Re: Splitter Friendly T14 Schools

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:43 am
by whymeohgodno
UVA (with ED I believe) and Northwestern with WE.

3.5 isn't too bad. If you get a high enough LSAT score you can expect to get into many of the lower half of the t14.

Re: Splitter Friendly T14 Schools

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:00 am
by 2014
You are out of HYS and probably Berkeley. Other than that you have a chance at all of the rest of them completely depending on your LSAT and whether you have WE (Northwestern).

Re: Splitter Friendly T14 Schools

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:53 am
by d34d9823
IMO

Most splitter friendly
Harvard (not with a 3.5 tho)
Columbia
Michigan
Virginia
Penn
Northwestern

In between
Chicago
NYU
Duke
Cornell
Georgetown

Least splitter friendly
Yale
Stanford
Boalt

Re: Splitter Friendly T14 Schools

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:52 am
by Sentry
d34dluk3 wrote:IMO

Most splitter friendly
Harvard (not with a 3.5 tho)
Columbia
Michigan
Virginia
Penn
Northwestern

In between
Chicago
NYU
Duke
Cornell
Georgetown

Least splitter friendly
Yale
Stanford
Boalt

Chicago is more splitter friendly than Columbia. Also Harvard is not splitter friendly unless you consider a 3.85 gpa splitter status.

Re: Splitter Friendly T14 Schools

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:06 pm
by DreamShake
NYU is very splitter-friendly...for evidence, just look at their 25% GPA. It's only 3.6. "Least Friendly" list is right, though.

Harvard is slightly splitter-friendly, you just have to be a mega-ultimate splitter. Like 180/3.6+.

Re: Splitter Friendly T14 Schools

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:22 pm
by d34d9823
Sentry wrote:Chicago is more splitter friendly than Columbia. Also Harvard is not splitter friendly unless you consider a 3.85 gpa splitter status.

LSN graph says otherwise re Chicago/Columbia, but that's hardly conclusive proof. What is your reasoning?

IMO NYU is not really skewed toward splitters; there's just a significant drop-off in student quality from CC.

I'm a splitter at Harvard, and I would have been auto-admit under Stock. Under Rubinstein, my chances are much worse. Also, 3.85 doesn't even split Harvard. Their 25th is 3.78 this year. 3.6+ has a shot, which is pretty friendly IMO.

Re: Splitter Friendly T14 Schools

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:46 pm
by Sentry
d34dluk3 wrote:
Sentry wrote:Chicago is more splitter friendly than Columbia. Also Harvard is not splitter friendly unless you consider a 3.85 gpa splitter status.

LSN graph says otherwise re Chicago/Columbia, but that's hardly conclusive proof. What is your reasoning?

IMO NYU is not really skewed toward splitters; there's just a significant drop-off in student quality from CC.

I'm a splitter at Harvard, and I would have been auto-admit under Stock. Under Rubinstein, my chances are much worse. Also, 3.85 doesn't even split Harvard. Their 25th is 3.78 this year. 3.6+ has a shot, which is pretty friendly IMO.

I was going by Chicago's sub 3.6 25th. I thought Harvard had a pretty well defined floor of 3.8 no matter what your LSAT was?

Re: Splitter Friendly T14 Schools

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:47 pm
by flyingpanda
Sentry wrote:
d34dluk3 wrote:
Sentry wrote:Chicago is more splitter friendly than Columbia. Also Harvard is not splitter friendly unless you consider a 3.85 gpa splitter status.

LSN graph says otherwise re Chicago/Columbia, but that's hardly conclusive proof. What is your reasoning?

IMO NYU is not really skewed toward splitters; there's just a significant drop-off in student quality from CC.

I'm a splitter at Harvard, and I would have been auto-admit under Stock. Under Rubinstein, my chances are much worse. Also, 3.85 doesn't even split Harvard. Their 25th is 3.78 this year. 3.6+ has a shot, which is pretty friendly IMO.

I was going by Chicago's sub 3.5 25th. I thought Harvard had a pretty well defined floor of 3.8 no matter what your LSAT was?


Soft floor for harvard is prob around 3.8, hard floor at 3.6

Re: Splitter Friendly T14 Schools

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:58 pm
by ravens20
d34dluk3 wrote:
Sentry wrote:Chicago is more splitter friendly than Columbia. Also Harvard is not splitter friendly unless you consider a 3.85 gpa splitter status.

LSN graph says otherwise re Chicago/Columbia, but that's hardly conclusive proof. What is your reasoning?

IMO NYU is not really skewed toward splitters; there's just a significant drop-off in student quality from CC.

I'm a splitter at Harvard, and I would have been auto-admit under Stock. Under Rubinstein, my chances are much worse. Also, 3.85 doesn't even split Harvard. Their 25th is 3.78 this year. 3.6+ has a shot, which is pretty friendly IMO.


Huh? NYU has a significant drop-off in student quality from CC? You realize that NYU has a higher median LSAT (172) and basically the same median GPA as Chicago right?

Re: Splitter Friendly T14 Schools

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:03 pm
by D. H2Oman
I would move GULC up on the list.

Re: Splitter Friendly T14 Schools

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:57 pm
by d34d9823
ravens20 wrote:Huh? NYU has a significant drop-off in student quality from CC? You realize that NYU has a higher median LSAT (172) and basically the same median GPA as Chicago right?

You're actually right. My bad.