If its only about #s, how can admissions be 'comprehensive'?

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ComatoseClown
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If its only about #s, how can admissions be 'comprehensive'?

Postby ComatoseClown » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:35 pm

Several of the top law school admissions committees seem to vigorously emphasize that it is not all about LSAT and GPA, and that these are only two factors "considered in the context of your entire application." But if every one keeps emphasizing that gaining admission to the top law schools is almost entirely a numbers game, that high LSAT and high GPA are essentially all of it, how can the former statement be true?

Also, how much of a factor do median LSAT/GPA play a factor in determining a law school's "ranking"? An answer using % may be nice, along with the other factors that determine ranking, e.g. job-securing at graduation; average $ spent per student by the law school; etc.

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IAFG
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Re: If its only about #s, how can admissions be 'comprehensive'?

Postby IAFG » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:37 pm

Necessary but not sufficient

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Re: If its only about #s, how can admissions be 'comprehensive'?

Postby dakatz » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:38 pm

Um, who says they have to tell the truth? What incentive would they have to be honest about how important numbers are? They are businesses first and foremost. By stressing how "comprehensive" they are, they can entice students to apply who otherwise wouldn't bother. Cmon, man. Don't be so gullible.

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Re: If its only about #s, how can admissions be 'comprehensive'?

Postby beachbum » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:38 pm

IAFG wrote:Necessary but not sufficient


This. Also, median LSAT counts for 12.5% and median GPA for 10%.

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Re: If its only about #s, how can admissions be 'comprehensive'?

Postby HopefulFish » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:46 pm

ComatoseClown wrote:Several of the top law school admissions committees seem to vigorously emphasize that it is not all about LSAT and GPA, and that these are only two factors "considered in the context of your entire application." But if every one keeps emphasizing that gaining admission to the top law schools is almost entirely a numbers game, that high LSAT and high GPA are essentially all of it, how can the former statement be true?

Also, how much of a factor do median LSAT/GPA play a factor in determining a law school's "ranking"? An answer using % may be nice, along with the other factors that determine ranking, e.g. job-securing at graduation; average $ spent per student by the law school; etc.


Why would any single adcom not lie about this? What incentive is there?
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Re: If its only about #s, how can admissions be 'comprehensive'?

Postby dakatz » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:46 pm

Mere puffery, I say (dusts off monacle)




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