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number of applicants each year with these stats

Postby anstone1988 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:50 pm

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?

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Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

Postby JD2014 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:47 pm

Under 1%

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Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

Postby anstone1988 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:55 pm

JD2014 wrote:Under 1%


Interesting.
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Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

Postby splitmuch » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:56 pm

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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Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

Postby FantasticMrFox » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:59 pm

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.

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Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

Postby lawyerwannabe » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:00 pm

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).

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Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

Postby FantasticMrFox » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:03 pm

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"

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Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

Postby albanach » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:07 pm

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+.

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Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

Postby fastforward » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:08 pm

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?

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Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

Postby splitmuch » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:25 pm

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

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Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

Postby fastforward » Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:15 pm

No need to "guess" or "expect" -- the actual numbers are available. 8)

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Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

Postby anstone1988 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:42 pm

fastforward wrote:No need to "guess" or "expect" -- the actual numbers are available. 8)


Can you elaborate?

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Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

Postby ahduth » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:29 pm

What exactly is the point of this thread?

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Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

Postby JD2014 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:34 pm

What exactly is the point of this thread?


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

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Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

Postby ahduth » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:37 pm

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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt8r8fumEYY

Enjoy.

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Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

Postby ahduth » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:46 pm

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

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Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

Postby anstone1988 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:01 pm

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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt8r8fumEYY

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.

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Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

Postby fastforward » Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:24 pm

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?

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Re: number of applicants each year with these stats

Postby hipstermafia » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:20 pm

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

cool story brah




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