How important are numbers in Admissions

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shastaca
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How important are numbers in Admissions

Postby shastaca » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:06 pm

Best answer I've seen.

How important are numbers in the Admissions Committee's decision?

We will evaluate your entire application. Your LSAT score and GPA will constitute about two thirds of our decision.
Please be sure to detail your experiences, skills, interests, and strengths in your application, personal statement, and résumé.

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bk1
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Re: How important are numbers in Admissions

Postby bk1 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:08 pm

Probably a crappy school if they actually go so far as to give a percentage.

Also probably lying.

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Re: How important are numbers in Admissions

Postby rockylo88 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:10 pm

bk1 wrote:Probably a crappy school if they actually go so far as to give a percentage.

Also probably lying.


Google tells me Hawaii.

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Re: How important are numbers in Admissions

Postby tttlllsss » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:23 pm

In reality:

shastaca wrote:
We will evaluate your entire application. Your LSAT score and GPA and URM status will constitute about three-thirds of our decision.
Please be sure to detail your experiences, skills, interests, and strengths in your application, personal statement, and résumé.

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Re: How important are numbers in Admissions

Postby mbusch22 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:26 pm

shastaca wrote:Best answer I've seen.

How important are numbers in the Admissions Committee's decision?

We will evaluate your entire application. Your LSAT score and GPA will constitute about two thirds of our decision.
Please be sure to detail your experiences, skills, interests, and strengths in your application, personal statement, and résumé.


Thats BS. If your numbers are high enough you can get an auto-admit, low enough, auto-deny. So in many cases numbers can be 100%.

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Re: How important are numbers in Admissions

Postby bartleby » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:27 pm

necessary but not sufficient

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Re: How important are numbers in Admissions

Postby paulinaporizkova » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:28 pm

shastaca wrote:Best answer I've seen.

How important are numbers in the Admissions Committee's decision?

We will evaluate your entire application. Your LSAT score and GPA will constitute about two thirds of our decision.
Please be sure to detail your experiences, skills, interests, and strengths in your application, personal statement, and résumé.


Complete bullshit! I've heard the LSAT alone counts for upwards of 70% at most top schools. GPA is probably the other 29. The remaining 1 - who cares.....

....unless you're black

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Re: How important are numbers in Admissions

Postby BlueDiamond » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:29 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
shastaca wrote:Best answer I've seen.

How important are numbers in the Admissions Committee's decision?

We will evaluate your entire application. Your LSAT score and GPA will constitute about two thirds of our decision.
Please be sure to detail your experiences, skills, interests, and strengths in your application, personal statement, and résumé.


Complete bullshit! I've heard the LSAT alone counts for upwards of 70% at most top schools. GPA is probably the other 29. The remaining 1 - who cares.....

....unless you're black


this should turn out well

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Re: How important are numbers in Admissions

Postby NU_Jet55 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:31 pm

IBTL

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Re: How important are numbers in Admissions

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:31 pm

It really depends on the school. HYS routinely receive applicants who are more than well qualified on numbers alone, but often reject them because they offer nothing unique other than their academic prowess. The problem with numbers is that they can be very similar, more so than other admission criteria. In the truly elite schools (T5/T6), you need to have the numbers as a basic qualification, but you will get in more often than not on other outstanding attributes.
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Re: How important are numbers in Admissions

Postby paulinaporizkova » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:33 pm

Ok sorry, back in Politically Correct Autopilot.

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Re: How important are numbers in Admissions

Postby bk1 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:34 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:It really depends on the school. HYS routinely receive applicants who are more than well qualified on numbers alone, but often reject them because they offer nothing unique other than their academic prowess.


YS moreso than H (prob due to H's large class size). But they are the exception rather than the rule.

Out of the T14 it is still more uncommon than not, out of all 200 law schools it is exceedingly rare.

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Re: How important are numbers in Admissions

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:34 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:It really depends on the school. HYS routinely receive applicants who are more than well qualified on numbers alone, but often reject them because they offer nothing unique other than their academic prowess. The problem with numbers is that they can be very similar, more so than other admission criteria. In the truly elite schools (T5/T6), you need to have the numbers as a basic qualification, but you will get in more often than not on other outstanding attributes.

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Re: How important are numbers in Admissions

Postby Sandro » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:23 pm

Some schools love numbers. Some dont. Check LSN, LSAC's guide, and LSP.

LSP put me at a 16% Deny. UGA loves LSAT and I got in.

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Re: How important are numbers in Admissions

Postby uwgbluedevil » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:27 pm

Sandro wrote:Some schools love numbers. Some dont. Check LSN, LSAC's guide, and LSP.

LSP put me at a 16% Deny. UGA loves LSAT and I got in.


If you dont mind me asking, what did you end up with on your LSAT?

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Re: How important are numbers in Admissions

Postby Sandro » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:28 pm

uwgbluedevil wrote:
Sandro wrote:Some schools love numbers. Some dont. Check LSN, LSAC's guide, and LSP.

LSP put me at a 16% Deny. UGA loves LSAT and I got in.


If you dont mind me asking, what did you end up with on your LSAT?


2 points above their 75%

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Re: How important are numbers in Admissions

Postby uwgbluedevil » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:29 pm

thx

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Re: How important are numbers in Admissions

Postby JTMan » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:29 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
shastaca wrote:Best answer I've seen.

How important are numbers in the Admissions Committee's decision?

We will evaluate your entire application. Your LSAT score and GPA will constitute about two thirds of our decision.
Please be sure to detail your experiences, skills, interests, and strengths in your application, personal statement, and résumé.


Complete bullshit! I've heard the LSAT alone counts for upwards of 70% at most top schools. GPA is probably the other 29. The remaining 1 - who cares.....

....unless you're black


....or apparently Hispanic.

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Re: How important are numbers in Admissions

Postby lawfreak » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:31 pm

I am dubious as to the accuracy of the predictor because it put me at "strong consider" for fordham p/t, and "admit" for Cardozo p/t and Brooklyn p/t with a 158/3.95. I hope it's right though!!!!



Sandro wrote:Some schools love numbers. Some dont. Check LSN, LSAC's guide, and LSP.

LSP put me at a 16% Deny. UGA loves LSAT and I got in.

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Re: How important are numbers in Admissions

Postby LilMonsterAnnie » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:32 pm

this should turn out well


paulinaporizkova wrote:Ok sorry, back in Politically Correct Autopilot.



sometimes our internal voices take on a life of our own...

moving on
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