fredgoodsell wrote:I didn't realize how hypercompetitive UNC out of state admissions is until I thought about it during the wait for my decision. They have roughly 4,000 applicants, and say that 75% are out of state who are only alloted 25% of the incoming class.
If I'm getting these numbers right, that means 3,000 out of staters are competing for 107 acceptances (assuming 426 admits, as UNC's Top Law profile says). Meanwhile there are only 1,000 in state students applying for 319 admits.
So not taking into account personal stats, out of state applicants have a 3.5% chance of getting in, in staters have a 31.9% chance.
If these numbers are pretty accurate, I think it'd be a lot more helpful to provide separate LSAT/GPA numbers for the two groups. Providing one number doesn't help either group gauge their competition or how likely they are to get in with their numbers.
This analysis is flawed because it assumes that the yield rate is exactly the same for in-state and out-state admits. We don't know what those rates are, but I would assume that --considering the in-state tuition incentive-- a lot more of the in-state admits actually decide to attend than the out-state admits, and so, accordingly, the UNC adcomm probably admits far less than 319 in-staters and far more than 107 out-staters.