Helmholtz wrote:regatsrj wrote:I'm not sure how this refutes the claim that NYU averages. Your highest score and average score are one point apart. You can't really draw conclusions from that, especially as a WL. Sure, softs still matter at NYU, but it's not like you got accepted despite your sub-25th LSAT score.
My hunch is that NYU only average scores that are significantly divergent -- say, maybe 5+ points.
The funny thing is that people on here have said that they have talked to the dean of admissions or some other admissions staff and NYU has an informal "take the highest score if the scores are 5+ points apart" rule. It sort of makes sense why they would be more willing to take the highest score on two scores with a wide gap instead of two close scores that could be accounted for by statistical noise, even if that's not what NYU is doing in practice.
That actually makes sense to do it that way. I agree that they're not as numbers based. There are people with way better numbers than me who were outright rejected. The only reason I'm on the WL is because of soft factors. They're looking for diversity first, imo.