mebeSajid wrote:Waitlisted yesterday. How is Penn regarding their waitlist - do they let people in, or is it just a "soft" rejection?
The word on this thread is that Penn generally liberally draws from its waiting list. Checking LSN the past four years, this certainly seems to be the case. Other than last year, when there wasn't a whole lot of activity, there was heavy WL activity. In '09 and '06, the activity was mainly releasing candidates to shore up GPA medians. In '07 and '08, the activity was far more general: multiple types of numbers were getting released off the WL.
For what it's worth, of the 21 people on LSN claiming they will attend Penn, the median LSAT is 171 (25th/75th 170/172) and the median GPA is 3.73 (25th/75th 3.46/3.89). These numbers are highly unrepresentative, as they only encompass 8% of the incoming class. With that said, the median LSAT is above last year's by 1 point, whilst the median GPA is .07 below last year. Take this with a grain of salt.