elterrible78 wrote:ManOfTheMinute wrote:And I thought the 860% increase over at YLS for URM was a lot.
Told you it wasn't that much. Although, to be honest, beyond a certain point, I think it's kind of meaningless. What it really says is "There is a numbers-level below which non-URMs aren't getting in, but URMs can." What it definitely doesn't say is "the average URM is 8.6 or 48.6 or 480.6 times more likely to get in than the average non-URM.
Yeah thats what's happening. No real way for numbers to express that. To quantify the URM boost we should be looking at people whose non-URM numbers history yield a 25-75% acceptance rate... or something along those lines. Although, the relative magnitude between schools indicates that harvard cares more than yale (which I think I have seen in other analyses)