splbagel wrote:Two things to keep in mind:
--LSN isn't necessarily a representative sample of applicants.
--Of the 8 <3.8 admits on LSN last year, 5 were URM.
Yea, LSN is skewed in favor of strong applicants, that's why you see a higher % of accepts than the actual acceptance rate.
Point taken about URMs. Even so, I think Stanford isn't so much a GPA whore as a softs-whore. Seems like they actually DO want to hear your story and take interesting candidates.