luckystar84 wrote:The-Specs wrote:lawschool22 wrote:I guess we'll just have to wait and see. At some point the reduction in total applicants as well as the reduction in top scores will have to affect even the top schools.
Yeah, I don't disagree with this. I think SLS and YLS will be pretty well insulated because of their smaller class sizes but I think Harvard will get whacked because they have to take in SO many applicants to meet their quotas.
this is also what was said last year. last year's thread had a lot of twists and turns (like elterrible, a 4.0 178 getting held->WL->rejected), and at the end of the day, hls actually posted its class profile pretty early...only to have applicants see that their c/ 2016 profile was identical to the preceding year's.
True, but we are seeing applications and top scores down again this year as well. So while it may not have affected HLS last year, the chance of it doing so this year is greater than it was last year.
I am also not saying that HLS's medians will be affected in any significant way, so looking at the class profile doesn't necessarily tell the whole story. All I am saying is I predict a slight lowering in the GPA floor when compared to last year.