Is TLS just neurotic, or is 170 really a "bad" score?

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SumStalwart
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Re: Is TLS just neurotic, or is 170 really a "bad" score?

Postby SumStalwart » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:06 am

Oh, by the way, you can definitely make it into most of the T14, if that's any consolation. I was just basing my comments on the assumption that you really wanted HYS. Otherwise, your stats place you solidly in the T14.

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Re: Is TLS just neurotic, or is 170 really a "bad" score?

Postby dingbat » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:14 am

It's not that TLS is neurotic, it's that TLS aims higher.
For 4 of the T6, a 170 is virtually a minimum and for the rest of the T14, it's certainly no guarantee.

On the other hand, for any non-T14, it's practically guaranteed admissions

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Re: Is TLS just neurotic, or is 170 really a "bad" score?

Postby vman21 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:44 am

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Re: Is TLS just neurotic, or is 170 really a "bad" score?

Postby dingbat » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:49 am

The other thing to remember is that in a typical year there are roughly as many places in the T14 (approximately 4400) as there are applicants scoring 170 or above (3900-4500 for all but 1 year since 2003)

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Re: Is TLS just neurotic, or is 170 really a "bad" score?

Postby SumStalwart » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:14 am

One thing to consider, though, is that the scores only from 2007 are considered (the whole 5 year LSAT score). While this does expand the population pool that you are going to be competing against, just looking at the score ranges of the T14 should enlighten you.

You are above median, with respect to both LSAT and GPA, for most of the T14, and that fact definitely puts you in the running.

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Re: Is TLS just neurotic, or is 170 really a "bad" score?

Postby dingbat » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:54 am

Sorry, I should have said tests scoring 170+, not applicants, so retakes are counted twice. While the pool includes scores from previous cycles, the truth is that the number of 170+ scores is increasing at approximately the same rate as the number of T14 spots, making them functionally equivalent




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