Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:36 am

Tangerine Gleam wrote:Despite OP's cutoffs, I definitely am a splitter at a lot of my targets using the 25/75 rule.

3.5x/172, applying to most of the T14.

Laboring over my PS all week...my personal app deadline is 5 or 6 days away!

Good luck everyone...


Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
whataboutbahb wrote:Semi-splitters allowed? I'll be below median GPA for most schools I've applied to and below 25th percentile at CCN.

174/3.5 (mutiple LSAT scores too)

Applied from Stanford through Vandy, minus GULC and UCLA.

Hoping for either one of CCN or MVP with money.


Burn the well rounded applicant at the stake.

Splitters with torches and pitchforks unite!


I guess I won't be burned at the stake alone?

Welcome friend! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--Z45aw8 ... re=related

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby Drew2010 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:46 am

Joining the thread...
3.3x/174 (multiple LSATs)

Applied T14 - (HYS + B), ED @ NYU

Under review at Duke since 10/5 (regular app) and GULC since 10/16...
Anxiously waiting...

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby swc65 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:01 am

3.45/176

hoping on CLS ::fingers crossed::

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby UF Gators » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:57 am

I am not an official splitter yet, I am retaking in Dec. But hopefully after the test I can join this thread. Good luck to everybody! I am praying that there will still be a spot for me somewhere when I apply in early January :( .

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby oneforship » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:59 am

hopefulundergrad wrote:Does a 3.1 and 3.76 even average to a 3.69?

If a school has admitted 50 students and then 26th highest GPA (roughly median, I don't know whether schools average the two middle GPAs if they have an even number of students) is 3.76 and then the school admits one more person with a 3.1 and now the 26th highest (and true median) GPA is a 3.69.

That was the point I was trying to make.


I didn't mean to imply that you were averaging, but that your scenario is:
A) a pretty extreme drop from 3.76 to 3.69. You're telling me there isn't 1 student in the class within that range?
B) Misleading, because it has nothing to do with the 3.1. The applicant in your scenario could be rocking a 3.68 and your median still comes to 3.69. Or if it is anything between 3.69 and 3.76 it becomes the median.
C) Your scenario only strikes me as believable if the admissions office doesn't have room left in the class, or doesn't expect yield from numbers that will bring the median back to where it was before your applicant was admitted.

Bottom line is this: schools absolutely need the 99% LSAT scores, that's why splitters have a chance at good schools. It becomes a balance the admissions office must strike between admitting splitters (who will most likely have a very high yield, depending on how high ranked the school is) v. other applicants who will, perhaps, have more options at peer schools (thus driving yield down). If a school admitted too many of the splitters, and lost too many of the well rounded applicants, they would see a drastic drop in one of their medians, and this is why the splitter cycle is unpredicable, IMO.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby Split5 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:48 pm

3.2 176 here. All of my countless "please let at least one of these stick" apps are out.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby D. H2Oman » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:50 pm

Look at all these barely splitters posting on here.

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Postby missvik218 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:56 pm

ksgator wrote:I am not an official splitter yet, I am retaking in Dec. But hopefully after the test I can join this thread. Good luck to everybody! I am praying that there will still be a spot for me somewhere when I apply in early January :( .

You will be!!! And until then you're welcome to hang.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby philly5 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:52 pm

Ok splitters...where are you using your ED?

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Postby NancyBotwin » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:08 pm

philly5 wrote:Ok splitters...where are you using your ED?


Nowhere, because my dream school doesn't ED, and as small a chance as I have of getting in there, I don't want to use it somewhere else, then get in to both and not be able to go to my dream school.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby NayBoer » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:12 pm

172 / 2.73
>5 years WE by matriculation
applied ED to Northwestern

My GPA is the lowest so far. I win the thread. Bow before my repulsive credential.

Splitters are always going to prefer the 'apply early' advice because it's a lot simpler to follow and gives us a sense of control. The 'apply when schools are desperate' advice takes a lot more calibrating and is harder to divine from the outside looking in, so nervous splitters will shun it. Fortunately, I think the 'apply early' advice is actually true because it really bears out in the LSN results.

A 168 is in at WUSTL if you apply early and WL/out at WUSTL if you apply later. Schools can also use the WL to pull students off for the sake of numbers, which often benefits splitters and reverse-splitters.

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Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:14 pm

ksgator wrote:I am not an official splitter yet, I am retaking in Dec. But hopefully after the test I can join this thread. Good luck to everybody! I am praying that there will still be a spot for me somewhere when I apply in early January :( .

You're A-Ok to join this thread in my book!

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Postby 09042014 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:18 pm

Lxw wrote:
ksgator wrote:I am not an official splitter yet, I am retaking in Dec. But hopefully after the test I can join this thread. Good luck to everybody! I am praying that there will still be a spot for me somewhere when I apply in early January :( .

You're A-Ok to join this thread in my book!


+1 for aspiring splitters being welcome but those fancy boys coming in and saying "oh i'm a splitter with a 3.5 /175 woa is me" should be drawn and quartered.

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Postby D. H2Oman » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:40 pm

NancyBotwin wrote:
philly5 wrote:Ok splitters...where are you using your ED?


Nowhere, because my dream school doesn't ED, and as small a chance as I have of getting in there, I don't want to use it somewhere else, then get in to both and not be able to go to my dream school.



Cornell??

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby NayBoer » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:40 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Lxw wrote:
ksgator wrote:I am not an official splitter yet, I am retaking in Dec. But hopefully after the test I can join this thread. Good luck to everybody! I am praying that there will still be a spot for me somewhere when I apply in early January :( .

You're A-Ok to join this thread in my book!


+1 for aspiring splitters being welcome but those fancy boys coming in and saying "oh i'm a splitter with a 3.5 /175 woa is me" should be drawn and quartered.
As king of the shitty GPAs, I declare that those ivory tower elite with 3.0+ GPAs are allowed in the thread as long as none of them bitch about their prospects.

Ain't no splitter like a sub-3 splitter.

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Postby noir_fan » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:09 pm

Hey, joining the thread. 180/3.0, couple years out of school, teaching in Korea.

I'm ED at Columbia, anyone know my chances?

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Postby NayBoer » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:19 pm

noir_fan wrote:Hey, joining the thread. 180/3.0, couple years out of school, teaching in Korea.

I'm ED at Columbia, anyone know my chances?
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/minimao/jd
Not sure, might be slightly overshooting but I'd stick with ED at CCN. I imagine you're pretty decent at MVP-NDCG. Unless you are URM, HYS applications are still lottery tickets with a 3.0 GPA. Congratulations on 180.

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Postby noir_fan » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:56 pm

NayBoer wrote:
noir_fan wrote:Hey, joining the thread. 180/3.0, couple years out of school, teaching in Korea.

I'm ED at Columbia, anyone know my chances?
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/minimao/jd
Not sure, might be slightly overshooting but I'd stick with ED at CCN. I imagine you're pretty decent at MVP-NDCG. Unless you are URM, HYS applications are still lottery tickets with a 3.0 GPA. Congratulations on 180.


Wow, that LSN link even went to the same undergrad with the same major. thanks for the advice!

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby Doxide » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:48 pm

Hey guys out of Northwestern, Duke, Michigan, and UVA which would you say is the most splitter friendly? I need to nail down my ED by the end of this week.

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Postby D. H2Oman » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:56 pm

Doxide wrote:Hey guys out of Northwestern, Duke, Michigan, and UVA which would you say is the most splitter friendly? I need to nail down my ED by the end of this week.



1. Nortwestern (WE caveat)
2. UVA
3. Michigan






99. Duke

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Postby Lady Heather » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:04 pm

Dwaterman86 wrote:
Doxide wrote:Hey guys out of Northwestern, Duke, Michigan, and UVA which would you say is the most splitter friendly? I need to nail down my ED by the end of this week.



1. Nortwestern (WE caveat)
2. UVA
3. Michigan






99. Duke

OW. :( I suppose I can be happy at UVA. What should I do with this Blue Devil sweatshirt?

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby Doxide » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:55 pm

sorry but what's a WE caveat?

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Postby missvik218 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:54 pm

Doxide wrote:sorry but what's a WE caveat?

Northwestern will only be kind to splitters who have 2+ years of work experience, otherwise you're out so move on to UVA.

The Duke thing is funny because on LSP my percentage, although ridiculously low is better there then at UVA, what do we make of this?! These are my top 2!!

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Postby NancyBotwin » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:57 pm

missvik218 wrote:
Doxide wrote:sorry but what's a WE caveat?

Northwestern will only be kind to splitters who have 2+ years of work experience


So maybe this question has been asked before...

When they say work experience, they usually mean post-grad stuff, correct? So then how do you think they'll view professional work experience (a job that normally would require a degree but I managed to get because I'm just awesome) that was mostly DURING undergrad - and then of course continued after graduation? Same as post-grad? I sure hope so, because 4 of my 5+ years of work experience were technically during undergrad.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:02 am

2.95/177, not really sure where to ED, considering I'm hoping to land in DC or NYC. Planning on ED'ing at NYU. Don't want to use it on Georgetown if I'll get in anyway. Thinking about ED'ing at Penn for better prospects at both places, but my SO really wants to be in NYC for her grad program. Love complicates everything!




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