How difficult, relatively, is it to get into these schools?

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WalkingPlato
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How difficult, relatively, is it to get into these schools?

Postby WalkingPlato » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:05 am

Rank the following from most to least difficult:

1. UC Berkeley
2. U of Penn
3. U of Virginia
4. NYU
5. Columbia

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Re: How difficult, relatively, is it to get into these schools?

Postby paratactical » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:07 am

WalkingPlato wrote:Rank the following from most to least difficult:

1. UC Berkeley
2. U of Penn
3. U of Virginia
4. NYU
5. Columbia

Are you joking?

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Re: How difficult, relatively, is it to get into these schools?

Postby WalkingPlato » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:10 am

paratactical wrote:
WalkingPlato wrote:Rank the following from most to least difficult:

1. UC Berkeley
2. U of Penn
3. U of Virginia
4. NYU
5. Columbia

Are you joking?


No. I was talking with friends and we disagreed on the answer.. I thought I'd ask TLS and see what other people think. The way I put them down is not what any of us think. It's just me writing them down so you can give numerical ordering instead of having to write out names..

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Re: How difficult, relatively, is it to get into these schools?

Postby stillwater » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:16 am

this is dumB (capital B)

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Re: How difficult, relatively, is it to get into these schools?

Postby Cellar-door » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:21 am

WalkingPlato wrote:
paratactical wrote:
WalkingPlato wrote:Rank the following from most to least difficult:

1. UC Berkeley
2. U of Penn
3. U of Virginia
4. NYU
5. Columbia

Are you joking?


No. I was talking with friends and we disagreed on the answer.. I thought I'd ask TLS and see what other people think. The way I put them down is not what any of us think. It's just me writing them down so you can give numerical ordering instead of having to write out names..

Basically the answer is that it isn't standardized, they fall in a different order depending on the candidate.
As an example, use mylsn.info.
For students getting a 4.0 or better GPA and a 170 or better LSAT you get a different order of % accepted than the same GPA with a 175 or better, and a different order for a 3.7 GPA etc etc. They are all in essentially the same band so it is impossible to predict them with any accuracy against each other.

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Re: How difficult, relatively, is it to get into these schools?

Postby WalkingPlato » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:26 am

Cellar-door wrote:
WalkingPlato wrote:
paratactical wrote:
WalkingPlato wrote:Rank the following from most to least difficult:

1. UC Berkeley
2. U of Penn
3. U of Virginia
4. NYU
5. Columbia

Are you joking?


No. I was talking with friends and we disagreed on the answer.. I thought I'd ask TLS and see what other people think. The way I put them down is not what any of us think. It's just me writing them down so you can give numerical ordering instead of having to write out names..

Basically the answer is that it isn't standardized, they fall in a different order depending on the candidate.
As an example, use mylsn.info.
For students getting a 4.0 or better GPA and a 170 or better LSAT you get a different order of % accepted than the same GPA with a 175 or better, and a different order for a 3.7 GPA etc etc. They are all in essentially the same band so it is impossible to predict them with any accuracy against each other.


That's what I said!

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Re: How difficult, relatively, is it to get into these schools?

Postby TripTrip » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:34 am

WalkingPlato wrote:That's what I said!

Then you and your friends didn't disagree on the answer, you disagreed on the question.

...then you came here and posted the terrible version of the question to prove a point?

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Re: How difficult, relatively, is it to get into these schools?

Postby sinfiery » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:20 am

1: Columbia
2: NYU
T3: Berkeley, UVA, Penn

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Re: How difficult, relatively, is it to get into these schools?

Postby bowser » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:41 am

I'm biased, because I go to Columbia. But why not:

1: Columbia
2: NYU/Penn/Berkeley/UVA

So maybe my answer makes me seem like an asshole, but hey whatever. The 2nd place tie because:

NYU requires numbers roughly at the level of Columbia, but once you hit the right numbers you're almost certain to get in (Columbia doesn't get as predictable until your numbers are quite high)
Penn is legitimately GPA-snobby, and will reject super-high LSATs with just okay GPAs, unlike NYU/Columbia.
Berkeley is easily the least predictable numbers-wise; they legitimately seem to consider the entire application.
UVA because their ED lets in boatloads of super-splitters and reverse splitters in highly predictable fashion, but RD seems like a crapshoot.

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Re: How difficult, relatively, is it to get into these schools?

Postby rad lulz » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:50 am

lawschoolnumbers.com

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Re: How difficult, relatively, is it to get into these schools?

Postby epiphinous7 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:08 am

It goes HYS then TTT

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Re: How difficult, relatively, is it to get into these schools?

Postby 09042014 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:15 am

WalkingPlato wrote:Rank the following from most to least difficult:

1. UC Berkeley
2. U of Penn
3. U of Virginia
4. NYU
5. Columbia


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NYU
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