kartelite wrote:Is there any explanation other than YP? It doesn't seem to me that a 3.87/170 is really a better candidate to succeed than a 3.77/177, especially as a tenth of a point in GPA can easily be nothing more than a function of different schools/majors/professors.
Yes: it's a numbers game, and these schools need to maintain certain averages and numbers for US News.
Yeah, I guess YP and "numbers" I meant to kind of lump together. The 3.87/170 applicant could support both the median GPA and the 75th LSAT, whereas the second candidate would only do the latter. And the second candidate would also be closer to a lock at Columbia, so less likely to attend anyway if accepted? But Columbia has a way lower GPA than other T10 schools that it beats in the rankings; same with Stanford and LSAT.
JustHawkin wrote:Anyone out there sitting on complete?
Yup. I went complete 1/31 I think. 3.78/176, Why Penn..not getting my hopes up.