laww wrote:I think LSAT scores are a better personal indicator than GPA.
Due to personal reasons (mom's medical issues, my own medical issues, etc.) my first two years of college were god awful but I managed to pull the final 2 years and did very well.
Also it is pretty unfair to judge by GPA when some schools don't curve grades. The average gpa for CS students at my school was a 3.3.
If it wasn't for my first two years I would have had a 3.5+ probably but due to some things that happened in my life I managed a 3.8 in the final 2 years of college and managed to pull a 3.23 in the end... calc 3.. never again lol. Where a 70% was considered good.. but still a C! D:
I disagree. Sometimes people don't have personal issues during college, but instead they spend their time drinking, socializing, and not showing up to class, and therefore they deserve their low GPA. At least a high GPA shows that you took your schooling seriously and didn't let anything get in your way (not saying your medical reasons aren't legitimate, just in general). Having a high LSAT shows you're probably smart enough to do the work in LS, having a high GPA shows that you likely will actually do the work. Some people managed to take hard majors/hard classes (even those that curve) and still get a high GPA, just like some people managed to score 175+ on the LSAT. It's annoying to me that people on this site assume that those with high GPAs must have taken easy classes or went to an easy school.