## number of applicants each year with these stats

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anstone1988

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### number of applicants each year with these stats

How many applicants each year have the following stats:

1. 176+
2. 3.96+
3. 176+ and 3.96+

I guess it would be easy to determine the number of applicants with 176+, but what about the other two?

JD2014

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### Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

Under 1%

anstone1988

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### Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

JD2014 wrote:Under 1%

Interesting.
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splitmuch

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### Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

anstone1988 wrote:How many applicants each year have the following stats:

1. 176+
2. 3.96+
3. 176+ and 3.96+

I guess it would be easy to determine the number of applicants with 176+, but what about the other two?

Well .4 percent have 176+, I'm guessing about 1 % have 3.96+, which if they were independent of each other would mean about .04%. However, they are likely not independent so I would say likely .03% of applicants which of 67000 applicants means about 20 total. That does seem a little low to me, though.

Edit for being dumb, they are likely correlated so I should have revised my prediction upward, not downward. Lets say .06% at which point were looking at around 40 total students.
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FantasticMrFox

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### Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

Are you looking at Harvard 75th percentiles?
I think the number-answers to your question is only relevant in terms of admissions to individual schools, no? It'll be higher in the upper end of the rankings compared to some other schools.

lawyerwannabe

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### Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

You cannot simply look at a school's 75th percentile for LSAT / GPA. In many cases, the high 75th percentiles are a product of a students with a high GPA and a lower LSAT and students with a lower GPA and high LSAT (of course, being relative to the school).

FantasticMrFox

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### Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

lawyerwannabe wrote:You cannot simply look at a school's 75th percentile for LSAT / GPA. In many cases, the high 75th percentiles are a product of a students with a high GPA and a lower LSAT and students with a lower GPA and high LSAT (of course, being relative to the school).

Hence, his three-part question but I feel like this is rather "putting the cart before the horse"

albanach

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### Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

splitmuch wrote:
Well .4 percent have 176+, I'm guessing about 1 % have 3.96+, which if they were independent of each other would mean about .04%. However, they are likely not independent so I would say likely .03% of applicants which of 67000 applicants means about 20 total. That does seem a little low to me, though.

.4% of test takers have 176+. I'd expect lots of test takers with low LSATs choose not to apply, meaning that significantly more than .4% of applicants have 176+.

fastforward

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### Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

Here is a link to the answer. It's by Zen of 180 based on published LSAC data. The scarcity or abundance of a given score is a very important issue to grasp for those aspiring to a T6+- school.

Is anyone aware of a reliable source for GPA data?

splitmuch

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### Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

albanach wrote:
splitmuch wrote:
Well .4 percent have 176+, I'm guessing about 1 % have 3.96+, which if they were independent of each other would mean about .04%. However, they are likely not independent so I would say likely .03% of applicants which of 67000 applicants means about 20 total. That does seem a little low to me, though.

.4% of test takers have 176+. I'd expect lots of test takers with low LSATs choose not to apply, meaning that significantly more than .4% of applicants have 176+.

good point

fastforward

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### Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

No need to "guess" or "expect" -- the actual numbers are available.

anstone1988

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fastforward wrote:No need to "guess" or "expect" -- the actual numbers are available.

Can you elaborate?

ahduth

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### Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

What exactly is the point of this thread?

JD2014

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### Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

What exactly is the point of this thread?

OP presumably has these stats and is trying to handicap his odds at HY.

ahduth

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### Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

JD2014 wrote:
What exactly is the point of this thread?

OP presumably has these stats and is trying to handicap his odds at HY.

Isn't there a "what are my chances" forum?

Whatever. I posted this in another thread, but I think it now belongs here:

Enjoy.

ahduth

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### Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

Now I'm just checking out the TLS mobile interface. Seems pretty cool actually.

anstone1988

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### Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

ahduth wrote:
JD2014 wrote:
What exactly is the point of this thread?

OP presumably has these stats and is trying to handicap his odds at HY.

Isn't there a "what are my chances" forum?

Whatever. I posted this in another thread, but I think it now belongs here:

Enjoy.

Thanks. This question just popped into my head one day at work. It's one of the more interesting questions that popped into my head during work; I go to a TTT UG and couldn't find paid work anywhere other than the local grocery store.

fastforward

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### Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

At the risk of repeating myself . .
fastforward wrote:Here is a link to the answer. It's by Zen of 180 based on published LSAC data. The scarcity or abundance of a given score is a very important issue to grasp for those aspiring to a T6+- school.

Is anyone aware of a reliable source for GPA data?

hipstermafia

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### Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

ahduth wrote:Now I'm just checking out the TLS mobile interface. Seems pretty cool actually.

cool story brah