bouleversement wrote:If we're talking prestige, LSAT medians obviously trump GPA medians for reasons described ITT. The applicants whose fortunes may be changing the most starting this cycle could be those with 99th percentile LSAT scores and mid-range GPAs (i.e. 3.40-3.60) who previously never had much of chance of acceptance at HYS and never much of a chance for $$$ at CCN.
We have seen some serious bloodletting this cycle and top schools more than any are going to want to stem the tide. What admissions office data point screams strength more than a high LSAT median? I don't therefore see why strong splitters are bound to suffer.
I think TLS's veneration for LSAT medians and 170+ LSATs is a bit overblown. HYS has a firm grasp on the top 3 regardless (and irregardless
) of their LSAT medians. I get the impression they're GPA hounds who seem unlikely to reach below 3.7/3.75 with any regularity even if this means Stanford going sub-170. I just don't see YSH sounding the alarm over LSAT percentiles this year.
I'd like to believe the Harvard diploma mill would snatch up 3.5-3.7's with 173/4+ LSATs, but I'm not holding my breath.