There's a lot f what-ifs. I wouldn't want the poster with the 157 to think that the points between that score and the 160 will most definitely break the deal. There's a lot that goes into admissions decisions especially at Rutgers-N
I already said I think they will get in, so I don't know where your last few sentences came from.
For your assesment above I'd have to say I disagree. A 160 is looked at A LOT more fondly than a 157, just like a 163 to a 160, etc. Some schools decline based on 1 point such as Emory that has a (I believe) magical 164 cutoff or whatever for normal admits.
My statement wasn't aimed at your post specifically. I just think it's a hard assessment to make with a high lsat/low gpa or low lsat/high gpa for the same school. I agree that they both have an equal chance of getting in as well. I was simply stating an opinion about the proximity of their scores. There's a reason that schools look for mulitiple LSAT scores that are at least 4 points higher than your previous score. That's because 2-3 point differences in LSAT scores can't always be a defining factor. A 160 looks good on paper, but it isn't so far ahead of a 157 that it becomes a tie breaker in each case.
Like I said it was my opinion. I've seen people with and LSAT score 2-3 points lower than someone else and the person with the lower LSAT is admitted and the one with the higher LSAT is not and often there's a GPA difference. And I think there's a chance that a slightly higher GPA can in fact balance out the difference in a slightly lower LSAT.