School Rank?

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Klinklang
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School Rank?

Postby Klinklang » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:24 pm

Does it matter to Adcomms (sp) the reputation of one's UG in admissions? For example, the LSAC report shows my state university UG's LSAT average to be a puny 147. My 163 (88th percentile) is more like 96th percentile here according to LSAC (only 5 of 89 higher or in the 161+ category) and no one has my 4.0 (only 5 of 89 in the 3.8-3.99 category). Just out of curiosity, because I don't expect it to matter much (if at all) - will this matter much? :mrgreen:
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NYC Law
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Re: School Rank?

Postby NYC Law » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:26 pm

I think they look at it to determine grade inflation. So in your case it might help some, but it's not a huge deal, they still care most about raw numbers.

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Blessedassurance
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Re: School Rank?

Postby Blessedassurance » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:27 pm

Your LSAT will be judged against other applicants not your school's LSAT-takers.

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Re: School Rank?

Postby LoyalRebel » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:28 pm

You'll get a fat scholarship if nothing else.

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Re: School Rank?

Postby target » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:22 pm

LoyalRebel wrote:You'll get a fat scholarship if nothing else you apply intelligently.


FTFY

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bport hopeful
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Re: School Rank?

Postby bport hopeful » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:29 pm

The correct response is that no, it wont matter at all.

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acrossthelake
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Re: School Rank?

Postby acrossthelake » Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:05 am

There might be some small boosts at the edges if you go to a reputable university, but not enough for you to care. Harvard likes its own, for example, but that's not relevant if you're not a H undergrad.

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tyro
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Re: School Rank?

Postby tyro » Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:28 am

Klinklang wrote:Does it matter to Adcomms (sp) the reputation of one's UG in admissions?

Yeah it matters but not nearly as much as other factors. If you have certain schools in mind, you can find info on their web page that discusses what they look at in an application and they will usually rank each factor.

From what I've seen, the reputation factor is below the residency/same system ugrad factor in terms of importance.




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