bk1 wrote:M.M. wrote:I just checked the school profiles and what I said above is the 25th and 75th
If both of his scores are near the 75th (3.84 is a low closer to 3.92 than 3.54 and 170 is a lot closer to 171 than 170) shouldn't he easily get in?
3.84 is (just averaging the 25th and 75th very close to Harvard's average GPA, whereas 170 is 1 point under it's 25th ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 2&t=128236
I'm not going to get into the whole explaining statistics thing, but you are wrong. The way that many schools can drag their medians very close to their 75th percentile is by taking the right combination of splitters and reverse-splitters which results in a low 25th but a high median.
Schools care more about their medians than their 25/75 percentiles. The reason that Harvard is different is because Harvard doesn't really take splitters so they have a more "natural" median that isn't being gamed to a certain extent by using splitters.
I see. A splitter is someone with high GPA / low LSAT or vice versa right ?