166....stuck in the middle?

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Re: 166....stuck in the middle?

Postby soitgoes9 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:35 pm

Well despite what Paul Pless wanted you to think a 164 will get you into Illinois.

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Re: 166....stuck in the middle?

Postby 1macmac » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:57 pm

Gail wrote:
candidate33 wrote:I actually see your point about a 166 being closer to a 164 than to a 167. 166 puts me just below the median at some good schools that I would love to go to (GW, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt 2pts below, etc.) A 167/168 would give me a solid shot at these schools, and more...obviously its totally pointless to sit here and wish for a higher score haha but I think its interesting just how much of a jump there is between 165/166 and 167/168.

I'm a fan of hyperbole. Obviously 166 isn't just as bad as a 164. I'm sure anyone that scored a 164 would give a finger and a toe to get a 166, but my point has validity.

It seems to go like this,


It wouldn't be so bad if not for the insane LSAT inflation in recent years. 166 won't even get me into Emory or Illinois now, I don't think. Really wish that there were at least some penalty for retaking, it would make things a lot fairer and probably a lot more indicative of actual ability to succeed in law school. If you score a 173 your first time, you're a 173. Score it your second time... You might be, but I have more doubts.

But hell... C'est la vie.

Why do you think a 166 won't get you into Emory? Their website lists a 166 as the top end of their 25/75.

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Re: 166....stuck in the middle?

Postby lifqiu » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:13 am

Hi, I'm a fellow 166-er as well. This was my second LSAT, I scored 159 on my first and was happy that I jumped 7 points to 166.

I'm going ahead and shooting my apps (even shot one to NYU :) fee waived though)

stuck in the middle was the exact phrase I labeled myself (my average LSAT actually puts me much lower though). Sucks to be so dissatisfied over three digits, but I guess this is life.

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