173 on the LSAT or 770 on the GMAT

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173 on the LSAT or 770 on the GMAT

Postby 1988AndX » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:19 am

Which is more impressive? Both are the lowest of 99th percentile scores. Used to be 172 and 760. By the way, I don't have these scores.
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Re: 173 on the LSAT or 770 on the GMAT

Postby bk1 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:36 am

Since we are talking about law schools, the obvious answer is the LSAT.

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Re: 173 on the LSAT or 770 on the GMAT

Postby bdubs » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:20 am

Who are you trying to impress?

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Re: 173 on the LSAT or 770 on the GMAT

Postby Blessedassurance » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:22 am

You'd be surprised how little we care.

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Re: 173 on the LSAT or 770 on the GMAT

Postby law4vus » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:43 am

I've taken a practice GMAT before. The LSAT is harder.

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Re: 173 on the LSAT or 770 on the GMAT

Postby bdubs » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:15 pm

law4vus wrote:I've taken a practice GMAT before. The LSAT is harder.


LOL this is like saying you took one practice LSAT and got a 175, therefore the LSAT is easy. Practice GMATs are even less predictive than LSATs because of the test format.

While the GMAT is a more comprehensive test, the LSAT is much more important from an admissions perspective. The 173 will impress more people (it's the median at H & Y after all).

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Re: 173 on the LSAT or 770 on the GMAT

Postby Kabuo » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:29 pm

By and large, the only people impressed by an LSAT score are prospective law students and admissions officers. Maybe a few 1Ls. No one else knows enough to care. And I've never met anyone who was impressed by a GMAT or GRE score. The weight the admissions officers that rely on these two tests give them make it seem like it's even less impressive than the LSAT.

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Re: 173 on the LSAT or 770 on the GMAT

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:31 pm

Retake.

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Re: 173 on the LSAT or 770 on the GMAT

Postby law4vus » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:33 pm

bdubs wrote:
law4vus wrote:I've taken a practice GMAT before. The LSAT is harder.


LOL this is like saying you took one practice LSAT and got a 175, therefore the LSAT is easy. Practice GMATs are even less predictive than LSATs because of the test format.

While the GMAT is a more comprehensive test, the LSAT is much more important from an admissions perspective. The 173 will impress more people (it's the median at H & Y after all).


Talking more about the question types, not the score itself. They are very similar, but just tend to be a little easier on the GMAT. That's just what I got from it. I also am very good at math so that may be why I'd find that easier than logic games (though I did only get -1 on games).



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