Tiago Splitter wrote:
I tend to agree with he won't get in, but on the other hand, how does one explain others getting with basically equally low stats.
It's been explained. Splitters, reverse splitters, and URMs. Gotta have a GPA or LSAT above the median or be a URM. Having GPA and LSAT below the 25th %ile without URM status means not happening.
Let me rephrase my question more clearly. When I said that some people were getting in with 3.1s and 155s, another poster asked how did I know it was the same guy getting the 3.1 and 155. And I didn't. My question would be how do you or I know its not the same guy?
Low LSAT is 156, with a 3.88 GPA (no mention of race, might be in-state which is a big boost for UVA.)
Low GPA is 2.93, with a 171 LSAT.
The same story repeats itself every year, and not just at UVA. It's not like your buddy is just barely below both medians, where his softs might push him over. Based on your guess of his LSAT performance he'll be below both 25th percentiles, which is a killer. Unless, as dingbat said, Daddy's name is on the building.
Ok, then your point is well reasoned, it appears to be a very large exceptional case.