what makes stanford so difficult to get into?

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what makes stanford so difficult to get into?

Postby BillsFan9907 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:30 pm

Compared to lower ranked schools, their median GPAs and lsat scores aren't astronomical. So what is it?

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Re: what makes stanford so difficult to get into?

Postby bp shinners » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:53 pm

Seoulless wrote:Compared to lower ranked schools, their median GPAs and lsat scores aren't astronomical. So what is it?


Small class size allows them to be more selective.

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Re: what makes stanford so difficult to get into?

Postby malleus discentium » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:56 pm

Stanford's numbers are only that low because it lets them be that low; they could be higher if Faye wanted them to be. S, like Y, is comparatively more interested in having an interesting class than a class of 3.9/173s. And it's harder to be an interesting person than to get a 173.

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Re: what makes stanford so difficult to get into?

Postby A Parliment of Owls » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:42 pm

Also, they are so strong on other US News factors that they don't have to care about LSAT -- so they don't.

This is really what you would expect from the other top schools. At the end of the day Stanford gets that missing 2 more questions on the LSAT correlates with absolutely nothing - so instead they pick people with skills that they think do correlate with great lawyering.

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Re: what makes stanford so difficult to get into?

Postby IAFG » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:52 pm

The crazy thing is how easy it is to get into every non y/s school. Just have the numbers and bam.




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