IrishJew wrote:Vincent wrote:rseaney wrote:lastsamurai wrote:
I'm going to refer you to http://admissionsbythenumbers.blogspot.com/p/stanford-university-law-school.html, a blog started by another TLSer. In a highly numbers-driven environment, you would expect increased numbers to highly correlate with increased admissions chances. Specifically, every unit increase in your GPA or LSAT should strongly increase your chances of admission.
I haven't linked the other school profiles, but I'll list their results here - you can find the data on their pages on Admissions By the Numbers.
Increase in Odds for 1-pt LSAT Increase (http://admissionsbythenumbers.blogspot.com/2013/07/ranking-schools-by-lsat-boost.html)
10. NYU (72.4%)
15. Georgetown (63.3%)
41. Duke (54.2%)
56. Northwestern (46.8%)
62. Columbia (44.8%)
63. Harvard (44.4%)
70. Cornell (42.3%)
87. Chicago (34.5%)
91. Penn (31.9%)
93. UVA (30.6%)
94. Berkeley (29.3%)
95. Michigan (27.6%)
99. Yale (23.8%)
100. Stanford (19.5%) (dead last on this list)
Maybe I'm missing something here, but your post seems to support, rather than weaken, rseaney's claim. Let's not make an overly broad conclusion. The figures you cite support the claim that Stanford doesn't care much about the LSAT, not that they don't care about numbers.
If you follow the link and look at the analysis for boost per .1 point of GPA it's about 130%, which in the blogger's words: "absolutely dwarfs the T14 average, indicating that Stanford places a whole lot more weight on the GPA than it does on the LSAT."
I don't see a list for all schools, but that is higher than Harvard (109%), Columbia (53%) and NYU (69.5%)--all of which are certainly not "holistic." (These numbers come from the same blog).
All that being said, I have a <<<25 GPA and appear to be "held," so who knows.
ETA According to the same blog the T-14 Average is about 30% (http://admissionsbythenumbers.blogspot. ... kdown.html)
I think your argument make sense since we 're talking about relative comparisons, but I just want to comment that those numbers feel a little misleading. A 1 point gain in lsat score is pretty marginal, whereas a .1 gain in gpa is pretty huge.
Kinda hard to believe the former makes a bigger difference at NYU. It makes me a little skeptical of their data.