Boston_NYG2245 wrote: thecactus wrote:
jpal13 wrote:Still none of this explains Why they favor women so much. That's a big disparity between men and women. While I like the ratio, I am worried I will be discriminated against as a man. I mean 60/40! Are they trying to be Jurassic Park?
Lol, you won't be discriminated as a man. Women tend to get better grades as undergrads, and plenty of grad departments are skewed towards women. Berkeley's demographics -- although extreme -- are not that surprising.
I don't think schools really take gender into account when they make admissions decisions. Women do tend to have higher grades and Berkeley tends to weight GPA more than other schools, so really not that surprising.
Yeah. When you're tilting things in favor of one metric (either gpa or LSAT) more than other schools, it stands to reason that there's a lot of virgin territory at the business end of that, so to speak.
In other words, someone with a 4.33/164 isn't likely to get in anywhere better than Berkeley, and they'll usually get a very high yield from those kind of candidates. Similarly, NYU, who try really aggressively to maintain their 172 median, give a lot of offers to kids with 172/3.4+s. Someone with a 3.6 and a 172 isn't likely to get an offer from a higher ranked school than NYU. It's just the case that the first type of student is disproportionately female, and the latter type is disproportionately male. Females have higher gpas on averages, and are slightly less likely to score above 170 on the LSAT. NYU's having this same problem right now in reverse. The last class was something like 60/40 male, and apparently they're less than happy about that.