wolfpack-avvocato wrote: tmon wrote:
Saw this in the new school medians thread. Seems like only good news, unless the lowered WE means they're pulling in more people without WE for their numbers.
Northwestern has posted new information: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissions/profile/
- Class shrunk by 3%, from 273 to 264 (including AJDs).
- Applicants stayed about the same.
- LSAT 25th down to 165.
- Average age is up from 25 to 26.
- W/E is way down, from 3/97/88% with 0/1/2+ years to 5/95/79%.
This......is really not that bad of news
Yeah, I it's actually pretty good news. I would interpret the shrink in class size and drop of their LSAT 25th to 165 indicates a greater reliance on splitters just to maintain their medians. Class size can only shrink so much, if at all, this cycle, so if applications go down, reliance on splitters will likely only increase. Could the slightly weaker WE numbers be attributable to the economy, as in the years out from undergrad is the same, but it's harder to maintain a job during that entire time? Also keep in mind a change from 3% to 5% is like 5 students.