genev26 wrote:vanwinkle wrote:im_blue wrote:multimh wrote:Um I have a quick question. I started a thread asking if I should ED and my stats are 3.95/ 163, and people said I have about a 50/50 shot, how can this guy not have a better shot than me?
UVA takes many 3.85+/169- applicants, especially ED. UVA never takes 3.84-/169- applicants.
+1, completely spot-on.
Disagree. UVA undergrad puts out stats indicating medians for its own students at various law schools. Median for UVA undergrad to UVA law was 167, 3.64 in 2008. They haven't put a more recent one out yet though. Obviously this isn't going to make you feel better if you didn't go to UVA for undergrad, but the medians there are different.
Epic proof fail.
Your problem is a failure to understand medians, or at least how they don't disprove this at all. If a 170/3.38 and a 164/3.90 both get accepted to UVA, that's a 167/3.64 average, but neither person has both a GPA and an LSAT below median.
UVA could reject every person who had an LSAT below 170 or a GPA below 3.85 and still achieve a median that low, if they're admitting a bunch of epic splitters. Plus, UVA grads are VA residents, which are the only people UVA would likely even consider making an exception for, and OP is non-resident, so that wouldn't help increase his chances above 0% even if it did mean what you thought it does.