Lowering Lsat scores

(Please Ask Questions and Answer Questions)
User avatar

Posts: 540
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:34 pm

Lowering Lsat scores

Postby gnomgnomuch » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:16 pm

Ok, so im not sure if im the right thread, but if anything ill repost this to someone who can redirect me.

Im just wondering why the Lsat 25/50/75 percentages have been dropping, for example Stanford #2 on USNWR has a range from 167-172, and a gpa range of 3.7-3.9... that seems to be a bit on the low side, no? Yale,Harvard and NYU are now the only schools that have a 25-75 percentile in the 170's range. Why is this? are schools lowering the standards because there are just so few 170's out there?

Can someone please clear this up for me? and Also how will this translate in the next couple of years and cycles, i mean from 7-14 the 75th is a 170/171, and at boalt, and cornell its a 169. Would that mean a 171 and a gpa in between the 25th-75th %'s be a near lock at these schools, since LSAT seems to have more weight on it than GPA for the most part.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/rankings.html Also, im taking the information from here, so i might be way wrong, but TLS seems to have the correct information most of the time.


User avatar

Posts: 20
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:26 pm

Re: Lowering Lsat scores

Postby biggemflowers » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:19 pm

It is bc there are less applicants.

User avatar

Posts: 1351
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:00 pm

Re: Lowering Lsat scores

Postby banjo » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:39 pm

To add to the above, some of these schools (Stanford, Berkeley) don't care very much about the LSAT and have always had splits on the low end. More current info here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=191337

User avatar

Posts: 251
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:28 am

Re: Lowering Lsat scores

Postby Aawaldrop » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:21 pm

Different schools rank the LSAT/GPA combo differently. Less applicants, so less scores in the higher ranges. Also you can't predict the future.

Return to “Law School FAQ?

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests