Does one point on the LSAT make a difference?

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Does one point on the LSAT make a difference?

Postby prerna » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:27 pm

I got a 170 on my June LSAT, which is up from a 169 on the Feb test...obviously im happy it went up, but is one point going to help in admissions?

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Re: Does one point on the LSAT make a difference?

Postby ram jam » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:32 pm

Yes, one point does make a difference. Often, schools have a cut-off point, under which they do not accept. For example, George Mason University will not accept anyone under 164, regardless of other factors. The same can be said for UGA, FSU, IU-Bloomington. It depends upon the school.

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Re: Does one point on the LSAT make a difference?

Postby KMaine » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:34 pm

Depending on your GPA, it could be a big help for Virginia, Northwestern, Duke, Georgetown, etc.

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Re: Does one point on the LSAT make a difference?

Postby KibblesAndVick » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:34 pm

It can also make a difference in regards to schools median, 25%, and 75% numbers. I'm too lazy to look it up but I think going from a 169 to a 170 should push you above median at some school(s).

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Re: Does one point on the LSAT make a difference?

Postby alicrimson » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:39 pm

ram jam wrote:Yes, one point does make a difference. Often, schools have a cut-off point, under which they do not accept. For example, George Mason University will not accept anyone under 164, regardless of other factors. The same can be said for UGA, FSU, IU-Bloomington. It depends upon the school.


Wait, FSU's median is a 161. So I'm assuming the cutoff point is somewhere around a 158 ish? Sorry, I'm not trying to be a smart ass.

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Re: Does one point on the LSAT make a difference?

Postby etown989 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:32 pm

ram jam wrote:Yes, one point does make a difference. Often, schools have a cut-off point, under which they do not accept. For example, George Mason University will not accept anyone under 164, regardless of other factors. The same can be said for UGA, FSU, IU-Bloomington. It depends upon the school.



http://gmu.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats

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Re: Does one point on the LSAT make a difference?

Postby 3|ink » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:52 pm

etown989 wrote:
ram jam wrote:Yes, one point does make a difference. Often, schools have a cut-off point, under which they do not accept. For example, George Mason University will not accept anyone under 164, regardless of other factors. The same can be said for UGA, FSU, IU-Bloomington. It depends upon the school.



http://gmu.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats

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pwned.

This is the school I'm aiming for, so I'm intimately familiar with their acceptance stats.

I have a 3.15 UG and 159 LSAT (x2). However, this acceptance data does not comfort me. I'm striving for 180 in October so there is no room for doubt.

Maybe I'll get lucky and convince G-Town to just look at my highest.

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Re: Does one point on the LSAT make a difference?

Postby jks289 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:00 pm

Going from a 168 to a 169 was enough to slip me into Cornell after being reserved. I am nearly positive I would have been out of luck without the jump. I did send a brief addendum about the boost saying that while I understand a small increase is usually insignificant the high score was a better indication of my potential. I also said I hope that retaking illustrated my commitment to the school and persistence and willingness to work hard when I think I can do better.

Oh, and congrats on the 170!!
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Re: Does one point on the LSAT make a difference?

Postby Tautology » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:01 pm

One point makes one point worth of difference.

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Re: Does one point on the LSAT make a difference?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:56 pm

You had zero shot at NU, Uva, Penn and Gtown before you got your 170. Now you have a good shot at most.

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Re: Does one point on the LSAT make a difference?

Postby scribelaw » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:58 pm

Desert Fox wrote:You had zero shot at NU, Uva, Penn and Gtown before you got your 170. Now you have a good shot at most.


This. One point going from 155 to 156 is meaningless. Going from 178 to 179 is meaningless.

But 169 to 170 is huge.

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Re: Does one point on the LSAT make a difference?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:59 pm

scribelaw wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:You had zero shot at NU, Uva, Penn and Gtown before you got your 170. Now you have a good shot at most.


This. One point going from 155 to 156 is meaningless. Going from 178 to 179 is meaningless.

But 169 to 170 is huge.


155 to 156 is huge if you are applying to a school with a 156 median. 178-179 is meaningless because you are over the 75% Lsat for every single law school.

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Re: Does one point on the LSAT make a difference?

Postby thecilent » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:03 pm

ram jam wrote:Yes, one point does make a difference. Often, schools have a cut-off point, under which they do not accept. For example, George Mason University will not accept anyone under 164, regardless of other factors. The same can be said for UGA, FSU, IU-Bloomington. It depends upon the school.


Just don't understand where you came up with this

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Re: Does one point on the LSAT make a difference?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:05 pm

Cilent21 wrote:
ram jam wrote:Yes, one point does make a difference. Often, schools have a cut-off point, under which they do not accept. For example, George Mason University will not accept anyone under 164, regardless of other factors. The same can be said for UGA, FSU, IU-Bloomington. It depends upon the school.


Just don't understand where you came up with this


http://georgia.lawschoolnumbers.com/sta ... Cycle=0910

http://indiana.lawschoolnumbers.com/sta ... Cycle=0910

Look at those vertical walls.

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Re: Does one point on the LSAT make a difference?

Postby thecilent » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:32 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Cilent21 wrote:
ram jam wrote:Yes, one point does make a difference. Often, schools have a cut-off point, under which they do not accept. For example, George Mason University will not accept anyone under 164, regardless of other factors. The same can be said for UGA, FSU, IU-Bloomington. It depends upon the school.


Just don't understand where you came up with this


http://georgia.lawschoolnumbers.com/sta ... Cycle=0910

http://indiana.lawschoolnumbers.com/sta ... Cycle=0910

Look at those vertical walls.


Should have bolded the GMU part. That's what I was actually talking about. But even his statement "regardless of other factors" is nowhere near true for the other schools. Yeah there's a wall, but still a bunch of green to the left




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