Tiago Splitter wrote:Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:The whole process is just so sad and dumb. Minn is not the only school guilty of having ridiculous spreads. I think US News could recalculate class credentials to 25th + 75th divided by 2. That will help to make the classes more completive, and lessen the "ripped off" factor that many feel after finishing at the bottom of the curve.
This problem is only getting worse. When I applied to CU the class stats where 161/164/166. Last year the 25th LSAT was a wannabe-respectable 159. I'm afraid this year, what with our "largest class ever," the 25th LSAT is going to be 156 or less. Those students, along with all the TTT transfers I've met in the last few weeks, are going to be at a disadvantage. The 155 LSAT kids are destined for shit grades. The transfers only have 2 years to network instead of 3, a problem at schools like CU where you network into a job much more so than at top schools.
Side note: what is the highest spread between the quartiles? Minn is sitting at 11.
Actually looking at the google doc it looks like Minn is the worse. Northeastern and Drake are also bad. (Drake has 25% of its students with a 158 or better, 25% of its students with a 149 or worse). Will have to wait and see on a bunch of schools for class of 2016.
Yeah Minn games medians the worst. Many schools had a respectable spread of 4 or 5 between the quartiles.
Indiana and Minnesota both had ten point spreads last year. Indiana hasn't posted its 25/75 splits but they had a two point median drop and could easily be in the 11+ range this year.
Edit: While 25th + 75th divided by two seems more fair, schools would just game that the same way. 3.3/177 would now have a chance at Harvard.
Anything they do will be "gamed." That said, wouldn't it be better? I dunno it seems like it would make the schools consider 75% of their class instead of only 50%.