chicityteacher wrote:I have been looking at the numbers on the Hastings and Davis websites, and it is difficult to say definitively which is more competitive. If anything, Davis may be slightly more so than Hastings.
First, acceptance rate is almost the same for each. Hastings = (1323/5881) = 22.5%, Davis = (944/4018) = 23.5%
The numbers is what confuses me:
GPA: 3.45 - 3.6 - 3.71
LSAT: 160 - 164 - 165
GPA: 3.35 - 3.69 - 3.83
LSAT: 161 - 164 - 167
those numbers are for Davis' accepted students, not matriculating students. It doesn't say who's #'s they are specifically, they left it ambiguous on purpose I think. The numbers they put up on their website last year were about the same, but those were for admitted students, not matriculating students. I suspect they did the same thing here, except this time they took out the description and instead left those numbers without any description next to a paragraph about the enrolled class to imply those are the numbers of the enrolled class.
frankly, Davis' BS employment #'s combined with this has impressed upon me their administrations reckless BSing w/ the facts (to the point where they are obviously gaming rankings and misrepresenting themselves at the cost of misinformed applicants). We need schools to be more transparent, and Davis is one of the least transparent I've come across.
If you doubt me, send them an email asking them point blank whether those numbers are for admitted students or for matriculating students. I bet you won't get a response. (and if you still won't believe me compare the LSN graphs (the green yellow red dot graph) of each school, the only difference is that Hastings prefers LSAT splitters while UC Davis prefers GPA splitters)