Purplebook wrote:Mike, I just thought about two questions based on your last blog post.
1. Does this scholarship negotiation power hold true for people going to the T7? Your blog post specifically referenced T14 to T21. Maybe this was just to highlight an example, but I'd like to know whether it's a matter of candidates simply having more bargaining power among these schools if you don't mind.
2. Does it hold true for admits who are below one or both medians at any school?
The derivation of 7 is purely coincidental, although certainly I am aware of the fact that people often think there is a line of demarcation between T7 and #8. I think at the very top things change for negotiating (and a lot of things including some questionable admissions practices I am writing a blog article on), but I also know for a fact that schools at the very top have had to start playing the scholarship game more than they used to (which was essentially zero), because of realities in both admissions numbers and student debt.
I think splitters still have a good deal of negotiating power. The key here is the unknown, i.e. what does the school need when you are negotating (e.g. LSAT? uGPA? URM? Gender? etc).