168/3.75 UVA ED

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vanwinkle
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Re: 168/3.75 UVA ED

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:28 pm

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.

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Re: 168/3.75 UVA ED

Postby multimh » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:54 pm

Excuse me for slightly hijacking this thread, but even as an out of state applicant, I have a 50% shot ED with 3.95/ 163?

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Re: 168/3.75 UVA ED

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:55 pm

multimh wrote:Excuse me for slightly hijacking this thread, but even as an out of state applicant, I have a 50% shot ED with 3.95/ 163?

I'm not sure I'd say it's 50%, but it's pretty good. That's an epic GPA and UVA might bite on it.. Are you EDing now or in the fall?

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Re: 168/3.75 UVA ED

Postby ndirish2010 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:28 pm

Well I just got dinged ED today with 3.66/168...add another one to the 3.84/169 and down rejections.




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