## Cumulative GPA Rank

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lawschool2014hopeful

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### Cumulative GPA Rank

Sorry for another silly GPA Q, I was wondering does the this percentile matter at all? or is the cumulative GPA number the only thing that matters?

The reason I am slightly concerned is that top tier schools require 99.5~ LSAT scores, I certainly hope this doesnt mean you have to be in 99.5 percentile GPA to be "numerically safe"

Yukos

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### Re: Cumulative GPA Rank

Step 1: Look at the GPA median of the school you're applying to
Step 2: Look at your own LSDAS GPA
Step 3: Determine if your LSDAS GPA is higher or lower than the school's GPA median
Repeat steps 1-3 with your LSAT score.

Congrats, now you know whether you have a good chance of being accepted or not.

cutecarmel

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### Re: Cumulative GPA Rank

I don't really understand your question.

If the school is talking about the 99.5 percentile, it means 99.5% of the students had that particular GPA or LSAT score.

Schools tend to list their 25 and 75 percentile and the median for LSAT/GPA. Your best chances at a school are those at which your LSAT/GPA are at or above the school's median.

PaulKriske

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### Re: Cumulative GPA Rank

cutecarmel wrote:I don't really understand your question.

If the school is talking about the 99.5 percentile, it means 99.5% of the students had that particular GPA or LSAT score.

Schools tend to list their 25 and 75 percentile and the median for LSAT/GPA. Your best chances at a school are those at which your LSAT/GPA are at or above the school's median.

Yukos wrote:Step 1: Look at the GPA median of the school you're applying to
Step 2: Look at your own LSDAS GPA
Step 3: Determine if your LSDAS GPA is higher or lower than the school's GPA median
Repeat steps 1-3 with your LSAT score.

Congrats, now you know whether you have a good chance of being accepted or not.

edit: also, try lawschoolpredictor.com and law school numbers.