Puerto Rican Boost

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Puerto Rican Boost

Post by JerrySeinfeld » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:31 am

I was curious what the boost is like for Puerto Ricans. Is there any difference between males/females like there is with African Americans?

On average, what is the boost LSAT and GPA wise? +5 LSAT and +.2 GPA?


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Re: Puerto Rican Boost

Post by DustyfootPhilospher » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:45 am

I don't know what the exact boost is for Puerto Ricans in terms of putting a number on GPA and LSAT. Almost no school put an excact number on it, they just look at the over all package of the applicant compared to others of the same ethnicity who have applied and pick the best amongst them while trying to keep those chosen at least within the lower 25th percentile range. I do know that Puerto Ricans gain a large boost because they are some of the most under represented minorities in Law. I have also heard that Puerto Rican men have a higher boost than the women. I can't verify this however, but it is usually the opposite for most ethnicities.

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