dr123 wrote:bernaldiaz wrote:dr123 wrote:Eh, I have a hard time believing the difference between a 3.9 and 4.0 would make any sort of difference, even at hys
Well, that would be good news then. As an upper-middle class white male without any superb softs, I found that in my UG application experience I was only admitted to the schools where I was around the 75th percentile for both the GPA and SAT. I assumed those at or below the medians are typically minorities, athletes (obviously irrelevant for law school, though), and legacies (especially at my school). After that experience, I aimed to attempt to stay above the 75th percentiles of my target schools. I know that that fall from 4.0 to 3.9 would put me below that at Harvard, not sure about Y or S. Idk if anyone else feels this way, but like I said, at least for my own mindset, I think it is important to stay above the 75th percentiles, and if you fall below it is a bit of a crapshoot.
HYS rejects tons of 4.0s, you need something that separates you from the pack.
You're probably not going to get
HYS just because you have a 4.0 and a 180