Mce252 wrote: ben4847 wrote: Mce252 wrote:
ben4847 wrote:It has nothing to do with money. Anyone who transfers into a school would have been thrilled to come and pay full tuition the year before as well. Thus, the incoming schools could have had 3 years of full tuition from them instead of 2.
If you don't believe the stated explanation (that the wanted to see who was actually good at law school instead of relying on LSAT/GPA), then you'll need give a better one.
This is stupid. It's all about rankings and money. Accepting them as 1Ls lowers LSAT/GPA stats. Accepting them as transfers allows for high performing students to pay full tuitioin without reporting stats.
No, your post is stupid.
If all the schools would just admit those extra students the first year, it would hurt none of their ratings, since they would all take the hit of admitting those students.
If Harvard admits an extra 30 a year, and Columbia an extra 75, and NYU an extra 60, etc., there would still be the exact same rankings. Harvard's extra 30 will come from Columbia. Columbia's extra 75 and NYU's 60 will come from lower T14s, etc.
Your reasoning is marvelous.
Thank you, that is because I am so marvelous.
Mce252 wrote: 1- You cannot force every school to do anything all at once.
Of course not. Neither can anyone force Columbia to not cut its class size down to 100 and likely gain an edge over Stanford.
The point is, that if Harvard simply took the next 30 LSAT/GPA's from Columbia, they would not fall in the rankings, because they would be taking from the relative top of Columbia's LSAT/GPA. And Columbia would have to dip even lower to just make up those 30, even if they didn't take an extra 75.
Mce252 wrote:2- How could a school know which students with lower scores to accept for that extra year of tuition? The reason transfers get in is becasue they performed extremely well at a lower ranked school in spite of lower scores and gpas. This would not be true in your world.
This is precisely the point. That schools are not looking for just any students as transfers. They are looking for ones who have proven themselves in 1L. And it explains precisely why schools wait the year to accept those 30, instead of taking the next 30 LSAT/GPA scorers.
Mce252 wrote:3- Accepting lower reported lsats and gpas IS NOT WOTH THE MONEY TO THEM. They get more money by having excellent graduates who donate to the school after having successful careers. This doesn't work if you accept a bunch of unknowns who end up failing out -- all for that extra year of tuition.
Agreed. I think we agree.