vanwinkle wrote:whymeohgodno wrote:But UVA is awesome. I mean we all suspected it was a numbers game but their blatant gaming of the medians just confirms it. They have to be the biggest number whores out of the t14 schools.
Even running the numbers, it's not all just a numbers game. They get about 8,000 applications a year, and I've been told around 4,000 of those are people who are genuinely qualified to attend. There are at this point over 3,000 170+ LSAT scored given out in a year. UVA has only 360 seats; on top of that they have a limitation on the number of out-of-state students they can enroll, constraining their ability to admit the majority of their applicants even further. The out-of-state ratio of applications to seats available is greater than 30-to-1!
Even number-whoring they still need softs to separate out folks with good enough numbers and decide who to admit. It's not numbers over softs, it's numbers plus softs that get you ahead of everyone else with the numbers.
True but it still makes them a huge numbers whore (bigger than most).