banjo wrote:nebula666 wrote:banjo wrote:nebula666 wrote:You have H this cycle. If you are dead set on YS or bust, then retake. Otherwise, enjoy H.
Not sure if serious. He has a below median GPA and a median LSAT. He said he has no impressive softs. Really quite far from a lock.
Once again, every single applicant with his numbers was accepted last cycle and so far this cycle.
Harvard hasn't rejected or waitlisted anyone yet this cycle, so we're really talking about 4 people in the 173-173 3.83-3.87 range from one cycle. I think these are the people:
Two ivy undergrads, one URM, so not very representative. If you widen the range even a little bit, things start to look different: http://myLSN.info/68rnj4.
This cycle, there's a 178/3.83 who submitted early, interviewed in November, and still hasn't heard back, while a 170/3.76 non-URM got in straight out of undergrad with supposedly average softs. I only mention the latter to point out that the new interview makes Harvard a lot less predictable.
For what it's worth I got waitlisted last year with a 3.85 and a 175. At the time my soft factors were pretty below average and I applied late in the cycle, but did manage to get in this year (with fairly improved softs). So while a 3.85 173 certainly looks good in this cycle, with below average soft factors it is far from a lock.