cahwc12 wrote:LRGhost wrote:Tiago Splitter wrote:LRGhost wrote:If it's only a 30% drop in 17x from Dec compared to Oct, that doesn't mean much. Need to know Feb, June, Oct, Dec of 2012 compared to 2011 to make any sort of guess about this cycle compared to last.
It's a 30% drop in the number of applicants applying with 170s compared to the data collection point (early December) of last year.
Well dang, that's a lot of people.
Yeah, and that means to me at least, that if NYU (or any other top school) hopes to both avoid cutting class size and maintain median LSAT score, then a 99% LSAT score just got about 50% more valuable. Personally I think splitters are going to do very well this cycle. Unfortunately for splitters, most of that success might well come in the form of admittance off WL. Each of these schools is going to want to believe they are special snowflakes and they'll weather the storm, so we'll probably see as many WL as last year even with the decline in apps.
I wonder why the consensus is that they will be willing to let the GPA medians drop a ton for the sake of the LSAT medians. They both affect USNWR ratings. I know LSAT medians are more important, but I think schools are expecting this drop in 170+ applicants and will allow a 1-pt drop of LSAT medians if necessary to maintain class sizes.
Data about drop (for those who hate following link after link): http://www.lsac.org/lsacresources/data/ ... volume.asp