Shlonster wrote:scribelaw wrote:Strangely, I don't think one person in my sample from the 169-170 did ED. Here is a link:
On the other hand, one admit in the 172-173 sample did ED.
For a forum full of people so proud of their logic and LSAT skills, the annoying excuse of YP runs rampant -- just because something could be an explanation doesn't make it the explanation. I know plenty of you are smart enough to realize that, but seriously, anytime someone doesn't get into a school where they are > both 75th's, it is always YP. I can't come up with a better reason to explain the numbers you're coming up with scribe, but i'm also not convinced. Plus, as said before, LSN is a small sampling of applications.
I think most of it's popularity is because people find it a comforting excuse. Just maybe, schools care a little bit about softs and the personality of your application. Maybe.
Disclaimer: I do think it's mostly a numbers game, i'm not the smartest person on this forum or even in this thread, I got lucky on my LSAT, and my application wasn't the greatest. But, I get sick of YP whining. Condolences to those of you who have an honest interest Mich and are decent people, which OP definitely is not.
This reasoning doesn't hold up. Most of the people who Michigan waitlisted will get into CCN and maybe HYS, so the softs and the application package obviously are not the issue.
EDIT: I also never said that it's YP in every case. In fact, I said in an earlier post that I don't doubt there are cases where a school just doesn't like an applicant, and there are examples of people with >75th numbers who avoid YP (as Helm pointed out). Still, I'm surprised people are denying that YP is widespread at MVP. The evidence is overwhelming.