Hopefully2012 wrote:Using admisionquestion's (http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/m ... le&u=67390) method, I've been able to data mine the following information from LSN related to applicants who applied from day one to 11/2 in this cycle and compare it to last year's cycle:

2010-2011 Data:

Median LSAT: 170

Mean LSAT: 169.06

Median GPA: 3.66 (very different from NU's published 3.8 Median)

Mean GPA: 3.601

2011-2012 Data:

Median LSAT: 170

Mean LSAT: 169.59

Median GPA: 3.75

Mean GPA: 3.649

2010-2011 Sample Size: 81

2011-2012 Sample Size: 89

I thought this might be interesting to future hopeful NUers. Looks like the new ED policy might have attracted more LSN data points (very different from data pulled from NYU's and Cornell's LSN which showed pretty drastic decreases in sample size, 25% and 46% respectively).

I'm pretty sure that the "real" GPA median is 3.75-3.8 and not exactly 3.8. NU has reported medians to the tenth decimal for the last few years, and they are allowed to do that.

Why are you surprised that the median/average applicant has a lower than median GPA? NU is known as one of the more splitter friendly schools, so people with low GPAs are more likely to apply. It doesn't mean that they are all equally likely to get in.