Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

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Young Marino
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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby Young Marino » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:32 pm

Checking in....

GPA- 3.8 LSAT-154
Non-URM

Accepted:

University of Miami

Nova Southeastern University (Half tuition scholly- good academic standing)

St. Thomas University (95 percent tuition scholly- top 35 percent stip)

FIU (Scholarship info pending; I get in-state tuition)

Mercer University (Scholarship info pending)


Applied, decision pending:

FSU (in-state tuition)


Intend to apply:

University of Florida (in-state tuition)

Georgetown University

George Washington University

GULC and GW are obvious reaches and UF probably is too. I'd like to stay in Florida but I'm willing to relocate to Georgia if Mercer offers a big enough scholly and I've always wanted to study in DC, GULC and GW are the only solid options there but I doubt I get in. As of now, FSU is top choice as I'd get in-state tuition and they place amazingly well in the public sector which is where I want to end up. My gpa there is above their 75th percentile by a tenth and my LSAT is below their 25th percentile by 3 points but applications are down again this year and I do have solid softs working in government so I hope that gives me a boost. Miami was top choice but didn't want to toss any $$$ my way after I got the scholarship offers from Nova and St. Thomas.

EDIT: in at Mercer today via e-mail. Scholarship info pending.
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crisgcia
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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby crisgcia » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:23 am

Quite a number of reverse splitters applying to Southern schools. Funny coincidence :D

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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby AT9 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:35 pm

crisgcia wrote:Quite a number of reverse splitters applying to Southern schools. Funny coincidence :D


Interesting observation...

Maybe it's because there are fewer elite schools in the region, so applicants who want to live here are willing to settle for lower scores and one of the many solid regionals?

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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby Young Marino » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:39 pm

AT9 wrote:
crisgcia wrote:Quite a number of reverse splitters applying to Southern schools. Funny coincidence :D


Interesting observation...

Maybe it's because there are fewer elite schools in the region, so applicants who want to live here are willing to settle for lower scores and one of the many solid regionals?

That's probably a reasonable assessment AT9. I think the quality of the regionals down here make it easier to want to stay as well.

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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby kellohitty » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:58 pm

AT9 wrote:
crisgcia wrote:Quite a number of reverse splitters applying to Southern schools. Funny coincidence :D


Interesting observation...

Maybe it's because there are fewer elite schools in the region, so applicants who want to live here are willing to settle for lower scores and one of the many solid regionals?


I feel as if this is the reason as well.

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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby omzster67 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:37 am

omzster67 wrote:LSAT: 166
GPA: 3.97

Accepted:
UCLA
Minnesota
George Washington

Held:
Georgetown

Still Waiting:
Berkeley
Michigan
Northwestern
Duke
UVA


Update: in at Michigan, Vandy, BC, BU, and Fordham.
Waitlisted at Texas.

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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby ConLawNerd91 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:10 pm

ConLawNerd91 wrote:LSAT: 155
GPA: 3.95

Accepted:
Widener ($25,000/yr renewable scholarship)
Drexel ($27,500/yr renewable scholarship)
Villanova
CUNY
Penn State ($5,000/yr renewable scholarship)

Waitlisted:
Georgetown

Held:
William and Mary

Waiting:
Penn
NYU
Harvard
Temple
Northeastern
Michigan State (decision pending an interview request)
Brooklyn
American
Berkeley


Update: Waitlisted at Penn and Temple; deferred to regular pool at Northeastern; rejected from Harvard; $15,000/yr scholarship with good standing stip from Villanova

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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby webbdp3 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:35 am

Sorry to derail the thread but I looked around and couldn't find an answer:
What exactly defines a reverse-splitter? I see a ton of threads and statistics on how "reverse splitters" are viewed by various law schools but haven't really found a definition of who qualifies.

I'm a 170, 3.97 fyi which puts me below 50th percentile LSAT at a lot of my schools and above 75th percentile GPA.

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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby wsparker » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:40 am

webbdp3 wrote:Sorry to derail the thread but I looked around and couldn't find an answer:
What exactly defines a reverse-splitter? I see a ton of threads and statistics on how "reverse splitters" are viewed by various law schools but haven't really found a definition of who qualifies.

I'm a 170, 3.97 fyi which puts me below 50th percentile LSAT at a lot of my schools and above 75th percentile GPA.


I believe it is below 25th LSAT (but I could be wrong). I would not count you as a reverse splitter, congrats on both great numbers!

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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby omzster67 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:43 am

wsparker wrote:
webbdp3 wrote:Sorry to derail the thread but I looked around and couldn't find an answer:
What exactly defines a reverse-splitter? I see a ton of threads and statistics on how "reverse splitters" are viewed by various law schools but haven't really found a definition of who qualifies.

I'm a 170, 3.97 fyi which puts me below 50th percentile LSAT at a lot of my schools and above 75th percentile GPA.


I believe it is below 25th LSAT (but I could be wrong). I would not count you as a reverse splitter, congrats on both great numbers!


Yeah those are great numbers, you have a good shot at YHS. anyways, a reverse splitter is above 75th gpa and at/below 25th LSAT

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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby AT9 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:39 pm

omzster67 wrote:
wsparker wrote:
webbdp3 wrote:Sorry to derail the thread but I looked around and couldn't find an answer:
What exactly defines a reverse-splitter? I see a ton of threads and statistics on how "reverse splitters" are viewed by various law schools but haven't really found a definition of who qualifies.

I'm a 170, 3.97 fyi which puts me below 50th percentile LSAT at a lot of my schools and above 75th percentile GPA.


I believe it is below 25th LSAT (but I could be wrong). I would not count you as a reverse splitter, congrats on both great numbers!


Yeah those are great numbers, you have a good shot at YHS. anyways, a reverse splitter is above 75th gpa and at/below 25th LSAT


Is that the "official" definition for a reverse splitter? I've always thought of a splitter, of either sort, as someone who has one fairly high number and a mediocre/low number (say, 3.8+ and under 165/166 for reverse splitters, maybe something like 165/166+ and under 3.4 or something for splitters). Of course it depends on the school, but I don't think anyone with 3.8+ and a 167/168+ can count as any sort of splitter. You just fall into the stellar applicant pool lol.

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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby omzster67 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:42 pm

AT9 wrote:
omzster67 wrote:
wsparker wrote:
webbdp3 wrote:Sorry to derail the thread but I looked around and couldn't find an answer:
What exactly defines a reverse-splitter? I see a ton of threads and statistics on how "reverse splitters" are viewed by various law schools but haven't really found a definition of who qualifies.

I'm a 170, 3.97 fyi which puts me below 50th percentile LSAT at a lot of my schools and above 75th percentile GPA.


I believe it is below 25th LSAT (but I could be wrong). I would not count you as a reverse splitter, congrats on both great numbers!


Yeah those are great numbers, you have a good shot at YHS. anyways, a reverse splitter is above 75th gpa and at/below 25th LSAT


Is that the "official" definition for a reverse splitter? I've always thought of a splitter, of either sort, as someone who has one fairly high number and a mediocre/low number (say, 3.8+ and under 165/166 for reverse splitters, maybe something like 165/166+ and under 3.4 or something for splitters). Of course it depends on the school, but I don't think anyone with 3.8+ and a 167/168+ can count as any sort of splitter. You just fall into the stellar applicant pool lol.


I personally define the term by the specific schools. Aka I'm a reverse splitter at t14 but not at others. That isn't the official way to go about it though.

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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby webbdp3 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:44 pm

wsparker wrote:
webbdp3 wrote:Sorry to derail the thread but I looked around and couldn't find an answer:
What exactly defines a reverse-splitter? I see a ton of threads and statistics on how "reverse splitters" are viewed by various law schools but haven't really found a definition of who qualifies.

I'm a 170, 3.97 fyi which puts me below 50th percentile LSAT at a lot of my schools and above 75th percentile GPA.


I believe it is below 25th LSAT (but I could be wrong). I would not count you as a reverse splitter, congrats on both great numbers!


Thanks for the responses! I'll keep my fingers crossed, Good luck to everyone ITT!

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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby Straw_Mandible » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:45 pm

For HY, a 3.97/170 could be considered a reverse splitter per this definition: Above 75th GPA, at or below (at) 25th LSAT.

With that said, almost everyone on LSN in the last two cycles with 3.95+/170 has been admitted to H. So, grain of salt. These are great numbers.

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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby lsatnoob » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:52 pm

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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby apolgar » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:39 pm

G.P.A.: 3.93
LSAT: 156

In at:

ASU ($10k)
BYU
UofA (Arizona) (about $6k/yr)
Utah

Much better of a cycle than I had anticipated!

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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby chuckbass » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:20 am

scottidsntknow wrote:3.79 160
Rejected: UVA
Waiting on: Michigan (rolled to RD from ED) and GULC

Update

Accepted: WUSTL ($)

Waitlisted: GULC

Rejected: UVA, Michigan

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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby Mitchellcar » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:32 am

Reverses splitter here: 3.75 and 159.

Accepted:
Ohio state 10/year
Illinois 23/year
Penn state full tuition
Kentucky
DePaul 25/year
Cincinnati 15/year
Pitt 16/year
Toledo full tuition
Akron full tuition
Dayton full tuition
Louisville 7/ year
Michigan st 28/ year

Still waiting on notre dame and wvu.

I want to practice in ohio. What do you all think I should do as of now?

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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby Stanzy1 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:47 pm

I would just like to say that this board is awesome. It is hard to find people on TLS with low numbers and some 170+ scorers don't understand that retake is not as easy as it seems. Factors like work, school, and just general frustration from scoring low make it hard for people in the 150s- low 160s to want to study for months on end for a retake. I will most likely retake in June, but I can't stand the thought of it. Can I get a "+1?"

Also, I should probably post my decisions:

152/3.87 (TWO fire alarms/evacuations during my LSAT exam)

Dings:
Berkeley

Waitlisted: William and Mary

Pending:
Indiana
Florida
UNC
Michigan
Maryland
Wake Forest
Minnesota

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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby calmenda » Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:17 pm

+1

I took the LSAT twice and could not crack 150. My GPA is a 3.7 from Berkeley (honors).

Admitted: Hastings, University of San Francisco, Golden Gate, Boston college
Waitlisted: Fordham, American
Denied: Yale, Harvard, Berkeley, Michigan, Georgetown, Santa Clara
Pending: Stanford, UCLA, USC, Davis, Boston College, Loyola, Uconn (my top choice)

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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby quijotesca1011 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:51 pm

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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby FamilyLawEsq » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:46 pm

Mitchellcar wrote:Reverses splitter here: 3.75 and 159.

Accepted:
Ohio state 10/year
Illinois 23/year
Penn state full tuition
Kentucky
DePaul 25/year
Cincinnati 15/year
Pitt 16/year
Toledo full tuition
Akron full tuition
Dayton full tuition
Louisville 7/ year
Michigan st 28/ year

Still waiting on notre dame and wvu.

I want to practice in ohio. What do you all think I should do as of now?


What about Case Western?

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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby Stanzy1 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:17 pm

calmenda wrote:+1

I took the LSAT twice and could not crack 150. My GPA is a 3.7 from Berkeley (honors).

Admitted: Hastings, University of San Francisco, Golden Gate, Boston college
Waitlisted: Fordham, American
Denied: Yale, Harvard, Berkeley, Michigan, Georgetown, Santa Clara
Pending: Stanford, UCLA, USC, Davis, Boston College, Loyola, Uconn (my top choice)



Congrats on Boston College! That's a solid school considering your LSAT score.

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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby Mitchellcar » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:14 am

FamilyLawEsq wrote:
Mitchellcar wrote:Reverses splitter here: 3.75 and 159.

Accepted:
Ohio state 10/year
Illinois 23/year
Penn state full tuition
Kentucky
DePaul 25/year
Cincinnati 15/year
Pitt 16/year
Toledo full tuition
Akron full tuition
Dayton full tuition
Louisville 7/ year
Michigan st 28/ year

Still waiting on notre dame and wvu.

I want to practice in ohio. What do you all think I should do as of now?


What about Case Western?


Never was big on Case, and I heard some bad things overall about the school and the Dean that turned me off.

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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby cron1834 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:22 am

168/3.9x

168 was my first, so I have both retakes left. I'm torn between depositing at the best school I get into --> retaking in June for $$ -OR- full on sitting out a cycle, which would be painful. Retaking either way.




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