Birdnals wrote: tmon wrote: sam61252 wrote:
tmon wrote:Most likely they had one or more of the following:
-well above median (probably 75th%ile or up) GPA
-non trad applicant with amazing story or work experience, saved children, or cured cancer or something like that.
It really is a numbers game for the vast majority of applicants. There are exceptions to every rule, but the exceptions tend to be...well, exceptional.
The point being made was that they do select candidates that are slightly below medians with decent softs, as opposed to the number scum they were being made out to be by saying a felon with numbers would be selected.
Understood, and your statement isn't wrong. They do admit "some" people below medians, and so does every school, but that doesn't make their admission strategy any less numbers oriented. For every applicant below a median they make sure there are many on the opposite end of the spectrum to even things out for their numbers. And my point is that they generally only take you under one median if you're well over in the other, have a pretty rare and impressive soft, or are URM. I'm not completely disagreeing, but it makes a lot more sense to include the full picture than to say "well, there are some exceptions once in a while."
AKA, they handle admissions like every single other law school. Even HYS don't take a whole lot of people below both medians. Still, at this point it is better to stay in contact so they have a recognized name for when the next round of WL'ed kids get in. Best of luck!
And dietcoke: You are below the GPA floor of 11/14 of the t14, and most the admits on 2 of the 3 left take most their splitters as ED's, so good luck riding out NU's WL. Count your blessings you got into the highest ranked LSAT whore outside of the t14. Wustl isn't offering you more money because they know at the end of the day, they are 90% likely to be your highest ranked option
He is basically below the GPA floor of everywhere, especially when considering his LSAT. GULC took one person with a 2.61 and it was an 172 ED, UVA took 2 2.8s, 173 and 176 respectively off the WL, and NU only dipped to 2.6 once for a 179. The idea that he would get into a T14 is laughable, 170 is a fine score, but it is not enough to offset a pretty awful GPA addendum or not. Plus the idea that he is somehow owed more money from a T1 school for the sole reason that he is 2 points above the LSAT median is unreasonable. To have gotten an offer at all from a non TTT given that GPA is something to be thankful for.
More on topic I'm having a bit of a quarter life crisis about going to WUSTL in the fall and there is a solid chance I end up withdrawing before the 2nd deposit deadline. If that is the case, I really hope one of you guys here gets my spot :S