jbagelboy wrote:There are plenty of people with 166 and lower at HYSCC doing fine (presumably) in competition with their peers. There are people on this site with below 166 at Columbia and Stanford (wont call anyone out but they are there and can respond) and I doubt they feel like it wasnt worth going to law school. I doubt kappycaft1 is regretting his decision to attend UChicago - that is, more than any of us regret the hell that will be law school in mid November - but objectively, why should he or any of the stellar "166" candidates out there?
The reasoning compelling one to dismiss a 166 out of hand is absurd. I can't believe so many tag along with it ITT. I have long stood for retaking depending on your goals, but this is a 92-93%ile score, and the 166 students at Yale (yes, even lower they exist) or the full 25%+ of UChicago entering class with a 166 and below, would just be laughing derisively (or crying pitifully) at this
Agreed completely. Although I do think it is mostly a strawman argument that TLS says HYS or HYSCCN or T14 or don't go. Most posters seem to recommend going when it makes sense, and much of the reputation of TLS, is because it tries to act as a counterbalance to the bullshit schools put out. All imho obviously.
I agree with this. And I was not saying that a 166 was a bad score or made it not worth going to any school. Last cycle, that could have gotten you significant $$$ at WUSTL, USC, and other schools that can be great choices at the right cost. I think the biggest problem with the argument was that the percentile score somehow automatically makes a 166 a great score, without taking into account GPA or money received (it can be with the right combination, obviously). Admittably, I thought the same thing before finding TLS. I got a 164 my first take and didn't understand why the TLS community thought that was a retake worthy score. However, I had a mediocre GPA and realized that the only way law school would reach a good balance of placement/cost was to retake. What percentile a score is should not be a relevant consideration.