Just for fun: When would you consider yourself a safe admit?

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Which of these conditions is the lowest point that you would consider yourself a safe admit?

At both 25th percentiles
0
No votes
At one 25th percentile and one median
3
4%
At both medians
17
23%
At one median and one 75th percentile
22
30%
At both 75th percentiles
32
43%
 
Total votes: 74

swittig
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Just for fun: When would you consider yourself a safe admit?

Postby swittig » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:54 am

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Nova
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Re: Just for fun: When would you consider yourself a safe admit?

Postby Nova » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:55 am

At most schools, at/above both medians usually does the trick.

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Re: Just for fun: When would you consider yourself a safe admit?

Postby suralin » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:18 am

Nova wrote:At most schools, at/above both medians usually does the trick.


Any predictive guideline(s) along the same lines for splitters (e.g., scores at least at the 85th and 25th percentiles usually get admitted)? I'm also assuming an LSAT above the 75th counts for more than a GPA above the 75th. Or is there no similar guideline for splitters, which is why they're/we're encouraged to apply broadly?

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Re: Just for fun: When would you consider yourself a safe admit?

Postby NoodleyOne » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:19 am

Suralin wrote:
Nova wrote:At most schools, at/above both medians usually does the trick.


Any predictive guideline(s) along the same lines for splitters (e.g., scores at least at the 85th and 25th percentiles usually get admitted)? I'm also assuming an LSAT above the 75th counts for more than a GPA above the 75th. Or is there no similar guideline for splitters, which is why they're/we're encouraged to apply broadly?

For splitters check for "splitter friendly" schools and make sure your gpa isn't below their floor. Basically just lsn your numbers and see how the cycle normally shakes out.

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Re: Just for fun: When would you consider yourself a safe admit?

Postby dingbat » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:30 am

Above both 75th - in with scholarship money
At both medians - in
At both 25th - maybe
below both 25th - reject

Splitters are more unpredictable. Some schools are very splitter friendly, while at other schools it's more of a problem. Either way, you're probably out of the running for their top scholarships. Do some research on this board to find out how schools view splitters

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Re: Just for fun: When would you consider yourself a safe admit?

Postby Br3v » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:31 am

dingbat wrote:Above both 75th - in with scholarship money
At both medians - in
At both 25th - maybe
below both 25th - reject

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Re: Just for fun: When would you consider yourself a safe admit?

Postby alex.feuerman » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:45 am

At one median and above 25% for the other PLUS URM.

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Re: Just for fun: When would you consider yourself a safe admit?

Postby BigZuck » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:11 pm

alex.feuerman wrote:URM.


FTFY

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Re: Just for fun: When would you consider yourself a safe admit?

Postby rad lulz » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:13 pm

Lawschoolnumbers.com

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Re: Just for fun: When would you consider yourself a safe admit?

Postby BigZuck » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:42 pm

rad lulz wrote:Lawschoolnumbers.com


lulz

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Nova
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Re: Just for fun: When would you consider yourself a safe admit?

Postby Nova » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:57 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:
Suralin wrote:
Nova wrote:At most schools, at/above both medians usually does the trick.


Any predictive guideline(s) along the same lines for splitters (e.g., scores at least at the 85th and 25th percentiles usually get admitted)? I'm also assuming an LSAT above the 75th counts for more than a GPA above the 75th. Or is there no similar guideline for splitters, which is why they're/we're encouraged to apply broadly?

For splitters check for "splitter friendly" schools and make sure your gpa isn't below their floor. Basically just lsn your numbers and see how the cycle normally shakes out.

Yeah, exactly. Guidelines vary depending on the school.

If you havent seen this, it is a great resource for splitters,
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=162680

Many of those floors are likely a bit lower now, with the drop in apps and all.

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Re: Just for fun: When would you consider yourself a safe admit?

Postby acrossthelake » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:45 pm

Depends on the school.




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