lawschool22 wrote:Workingtitle wrote:lawschool22 wrote:Workingtitle wrote:Ok so I can't concentrate on anything besides this now, so I think I might as well get a discussion going. Does anyone have any opinion on splitters (like me ) who have high GPAs but low LSAT scores? It seems to me like the conventional wisdom on here has been that Harvard is going to take a hit on their GPA median due to the lower number of applicants with 173+ LSAT scores. I understand this logic, but it leads to this question: by the same logic, why would Harvard not take a hit on their LSAT median to keep their GPA median up? It seems like this would actually be easier to do...
I guess maybe it's because the LSAT is weighed more heavily? I don't know, I'm just wondering what people's opinion is on prospects of splitters with lower LSATs but higher GPAs.
An above median or at median LSAT is much more rare than above or at median GPAs
Right that's why I said it would probably be easier for Harvard to drop a point or two on their LSAT median and keep their GPA median in tact. So why choose to dp the reverse, and drop on the GPA median to keep the LSAT median intact?
Because if they let the LSAT median drop by accepting more reverse splitters, then some other school will scoop up those rarer LSATs, and still match Harvard's GPA median since GPAs are so much more common. So in your scenario Harvards LSAT median drops and it's GPA median is maintained, and school B increases its LSAT and still maintains it's GPA.
I think you might be slightly misunderstanding what people are saying. I don't think anyone is guessing that Harvard's GPA median is going to drop, they're saying Harvard may lower it's GPA floor somewhat for top LSATs. This may be reflected in the 25th percentile for the c/o 2017, but we will have to wait and see. So I don't think they need to take a bunch of reverse splitters to keep the GPA median, as I don't think GPA median is the larger concern. There is a much larger dearth of top LSAT scores than top GPAs.
Oh ok I got you. If the predication is that the GPA floor will be lowered then that would change the way I was thinking about.