# of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

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# of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

Postby makingasnack » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:01 pm

Anyone know how many people took the LSAT in October? I took the LSAT back in December and there were a LOT more people taking it then as compared to when I retook the test a few days ago. Is this a general trend or just an isolated change for my location? I'm not sure when LSAC releases this info but I would be interested in knowing how the June & October test dates compare with 2009.

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Re: # of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

Postby LSAT Blog » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:04 pm

LSAC takes a while to update that info on their site - it'll be updated approx 3-4 weeks after the test date.

I'll take a look and see if I can find the new link on their site - they've changed things around recently.


EDIT: You can see info re: # of test-takers for previous LSAT administrations here:

http://www.lsac.org/includes/tests-admi ... -grid.html

This is where they'll likely include info for the October administration.

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Re: # of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

Postby makingasnack » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:23 pm

Perfect, thanks!

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Re: # of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

Postby ElvisAaron » Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:12 am

If you match those volume numbers up against a chart for the Dow Jones over the same period its pretty interesting.

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Re: # of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

Postby JJDancer » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:59 am

does lsac have updated retaker info? Think I remember it being from 2004/2006/2008 or something..

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Re: # of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

Postby LSAT Blog » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:15 am

JJDancer wrote:does lsac have updated retaker info? Think I remember it being from 2004/2006/2008 or something..


Don't believe they update that data every year.

Most recent I see on their site is for the 07-08 cycle:

http://www.lsac.org/LSACResources/Data/ ... rtable.pdf

Pretty fascinating stuff, though.

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Re: # of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

Postby txadv11 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:19 am

JJDancer wrote:does lsac have updated retaker info? Think I remember it being from 2004/2006/2008 or something..


I don't want to say this is correct...but I am pretty sure I saw someones numbers from last year..

*I think* 170,000ish tests given...I believe that number is over twice the number of applicants & people taking. I think the average # of tests per person is right around twice.

I'm trying to find that link...

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Re: # of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:21 am

I also recently saw numbers showing over 170,000 LSAT test takers for last cycle.

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Re: # of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

Postby SHarry3666 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:32 am

ElvisAaron wrote:If you match those volume numbers up against a chart for the Dow Jones over the same period its pretty interesting.


Agreed. Here's a chart that matches up LSAT test takers against the US GDP Image

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Re: # of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:35 am

When jobs are scarce, many head to graduate school.

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Re: # of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

Postby incompetentia » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:38 am

Hey, graduate schools love it. Better people coming in.

Of course, when the doctorate program you're looking at accepts 6 students and close to 300 apply (and this is one of the best acceptance rates)...

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Re: # of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

Postby ajcollege » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:54 pm

SHarry3666 wrote:
ElvisAaron wrote:If you match those volume numbers up against a chart for the Dow Jones over the same period its pretty interesting.


Agreed. Here's a chart that matches up LSAT test takers against the US GDP Image


Just sayin', but Legally Blonde came out right before the big uptick in LSATs.

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Re: # of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

Postby incompetentia » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:56 pm

ajcollege wrote:
SHarry3666 wrote:
ElvisAaron wrote:If you match those volume numbers up against a chart for the Dow Jones over the same period its pretty interesting.


Agreed. Here's a chart that matches up LSAT test takers against the US GDP Image


Just sayin', but Legally Blonde came out right before the big uptick in LSATs.

Therefore, Legally Blonde caused the GDP growth rate to crater.

Which of the following arguments exhibits a similar flaw as the one above?

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Re: # of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

Postby beleaguer » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:45 pm

two people scored 180 and retook?? wtf?!

oh is that people like the testmasters guy?

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Re: # of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

Postby ajmanyjah » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:20 pm

incompetentia wrote:Hey, graduate schools love it. Better people coming in.

Of course, when the doctorate program you're looking at accepts 6 students and close to 300 apply (and this is one of the best acceptance rates)...


Ugh, don't remind me---my last PhD application cycle was 9/1000+ and 3/450+....hellish

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Re: # of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

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Re: # of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

Postby achilles » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:07 pm

pppokerface wrote:FOUND IT
55000 took it this Oct
compared to 60000 last Oct
http://www.aolnews.com/opinion/article/ ... n/19673138
http://lsac.org/LSACResources/Data/lsat ... stered.asp


I couldn't find a source for that AOL guy's numbers, and it sounds like he's just estimating a figure since it's an opinion item...on AOL

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Re: # of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

Postby AverageTutoring » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:40 pm

achilles wrote:
pppokerface wrote:FOUND IT
55000 took it this Oct
compared to 60000 last Oct
http://www.aolnews.com/opinion/article/ ... n/19673138
http://lsac.org/LSACResources/Data/lsat ... stered.asp


I couldn't find a source for that AOL guy's numbers, and it sounds like he's just estimating a figure since it's an opinion item...on AOL


Honestly...

Most of these students are aiming for a law degree to get rich. In a 2008 Kaplan survey, 73 percent cited high income potential as a reason for attending law school


Of course it is a reason, it is one of many reasons.........I wouldnt be spending three years of my life at law school if I didn't think I could make money at it.

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Re: # of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

Postby Blumpbeef » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:52 pm

pppokerface wrote:55000 took it this Oct
compared to 60000 last Oct


Guys, its time to invest in the stock market!

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Re: # of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

Postby KevinP » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:58 pm

pppokerface wrote:FOUND IT
55000 took it this Oct
compared to 60000 last Oct
http://www.aolnews.com/opinion/article/ ... n/19673138
http://lsac.org/LSACResources/Data/lsat ... stered.asp


The AOL article reminded me of Cooley for some reason...

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Re: # of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

Postby pppokerface » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:29 pm

Fine, just dismiss it if you want to, I just posted what I could find.

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Re: # of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

Postby JJDancer » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:43 am

I'd assume it's between 50-60K.
Less than last Oct, but more than last June considering the trend.

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Re: # of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

Postby pppokerface » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:25 pm

http://lsac.org/LSACResources/Data/lsat ... stered.asp
Whatever people, I was close enough
OK its not formatted, but you can see its close to 55000 lol

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Re: # of test takers for the October 2010 LSAT

Postby 3|ink » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:30 pm

Nobody took October's LSAT. It never happened.




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