Cornelius wrote:And if they weren't just concerned about the LSAT median, they wouldn't be accepting 3.00 GPAs in the first place
LOL. There are 2 medians. Do you understand how medians work?
Yeah. I know how medians work.
I don't see what is "lol"
Ridiculing me doesn't make any sense from the argument that you're making. From what you're saying, there's only one reason on Earth to accept a low GPA. There's a high LSAT to compensate. 166 is a good LSAT, but it isn't a great LSAT. 169 >>> 166. Agreed?
3.03 is not much different from a 2.94. They are both low. The only difference is that one is a really high splitter and the other is a mediocre splitter.
Besides, it's definitely not a GPA floor. 170/2.84 was also accepted. There goes that.
To be fair. My position isn't very coherent either. What am I really arguing? It is either that Illinois doesn't know what the hell it is doing (probably true) or that softs matter a lot to UIUC (probably true).
This meant a lot more to me before Friday.
And about the PS. That is also another ridiculously stupid measure of an applicant. It's not a measure of writing mechanics. A really easy thing to fake anyways. I could easily take it to someone to help me craft my writing until it looked like Walt Whitman was applying to come to Urbana.
It's a personal bragging essay at best (man that's a shitty best) and a "caught you with a grammar error, back to the line for you!" at worst. Either way, softs are stupid. They aren't relevant. They come from a flawed assumption about selection methodology. Basically that personality is a good measure of potential.