BigZuck wrote:turn left wrote:169 3.6ish
Have some tough decisions to make now
Damn, I must have done something wrong on my application. Guess its LOCI time!
Did you write a LOCI or Why UVA or any of that fun stuff?
I wonder if 169 is the new median?
So we obviously won't know definitively until they publish the numbers after the cycle, but it looks to me like the reason they're bringing in the 169/3.6 folks is that they managed the medians well and are trying to bring in folks who will pay sticker (or close to it) and while increasing the 25% numbers.
I looked at some cuts of the LSN data to try and get an idea of what the actual class looks like and it seems like it's right in line with last year's numbers, with no LSAT drop.
To create my class profile, I used profiles that listed acceptance (either accepted or waitlist, accepted) and removed profiles that listed withdrawal. I considered relying on only those who affirmatively designated "A" (for attending), but it turned out that this cut of the data did not match the actual class profile as well as the non-withdrawn acceptance cut did.
2011-2012 Cycle wrote:GPA (25%/50%/75%) LSAT (25%/50%/75%)
GPA (3.54/3.88/3.95) LSAT (166/170/172)
Actual UVA class (from website)
GPA (3.53/3.87/3.93) LSAT (164/170/171)
As you can see, the LSN data from last cycle closely matches the actual data, except it slightly overstates the 25th and 75th LSAT percentiles.
Now for this year:
2012-2013 Cycle wrote:LSN Data
GPA (3.58/3.83/3.92) LSAT (168.5/170/173)
It's worth noting, that the 170 median is strongly protected in this year's LSN data (currently, the 39th percentile is a 170 - the 39th percentile of last year's LSN data is also a 170...), so I don't think 169 is the new median.