pedestrian wrote:curious66 wrote:PBateman1 wrote:texas1990 wrote:holy crap. just checked my status checker since i hadn't in a while and i'm in. should probs check more often since it seems people got in thursday lol. stats: 166/3.83 non-urm. congrats to all the other admits! can't wait for asw.
Congratulations on getting in. But to everyone else who was just waitlisted, I think you can see that they probably have a reduced expectation of the students they can pull.
Well, all the schools YP.. which is probably what is happening for those that got WL'd with high numbers at Michigan as well. Your comment about reduced expectations is NOT warranted. For example, both Berkeley and UPenn took folks that were well below their LSAT medians -- and WL's many others that were above 75th percentiles.
I think that it is pretty clear in context that PB was saying that SCHOOLS have reduced expectations, not that applicants should have reduced expectations. Hence, more YP for high numbers and less waitlisting for marginal numbers.
You agree with each other.
This. I think there are people getting YP'ed who would have been admits in past years. The schools are realizing that there just aren't enough 170+ applicants to go around and it looks like they have resigned themselves to falling medians.