lzyovrachievr wrote:They're not doing interesting things with their waitlist; they are doing predictable things. They use the yield protect waitlist all the time. They want you to prove you're interested. The reason you were waitlisted was that your numbers were good, you had a good record, and you'd likely been accepted somewhere higher ranked- like you said. That's why it's important to do ED or a good LOCI/Why UVA for them.
You could be right. Certainly some of these decisions point in that direction.
However, folk with those numbers were admitted earlier, so I think things have changed as the cycle progressed. It could be that they took their share of high lsat/low gpa splitters early on, and that they cannot now afford to accept anyone with a below median GPA.
It could also be that out of state is simply so competitive for so few spots that they can simply afford to only accept people above both medians.