LieutKaffee wrote:puppins wrote:I think if TLS is an influence in any way on admissions decisions, schools would only gun for higher rankings and nothing more.
I will say one thing. This revelation (and now I feel dumb for assuming USNWR used all three medians) definitely makes me think schools actually place significant weight on the predictive value of GPA and LSAT. I mean, I always knew that was the philosophy behind it, but now we can't attribute as 3.7's significant admissions advantage over a 3.2 to "medians."
I would also suggest comparing 25 to median to 75. It's interesting. Penn, for example, has a 25/75 at 3.48/3.88, but their median, 3.80, is clearly skewed toward the higher range. Very interesting.