Reverse-Splitter Friendly Schools

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Reverse-Splitter Friendly Schools

Post by BLawSchoolZ » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:03 pm

Are there any reverse-splitter friendly T-14 schools, ED'ing to which may help-- i.e. 167 LSAT, but with a 4.0 GPA?


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Re: Reverse-Splitter Friendly Schools

Post by decimalsanddollars » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:30 pm

Highly recommend NOT doing a binding early decision application to any school. You'd be leaving money on the table.

The MyLSN output linked above shows that you have a fighting chance at Chicago, NYU, Berkeley, UVA, Duke, and NW, and a very good chance at Cornell on down (with the exception of WUSTL). If you're looking to maximize your chance of getting a worthwhile offer, I'd apply to at least these schools---and perhaps just blanket the t14 plus any t20 schools you'd actually consider attending.

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Re: Reverse-Splitter Friendly Schools

Post by The Lsat Airbender » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:12 pm

Agree with the above. You're barely a reverse splitter. If you were a 163/4.0, and somehow had no way of improving that 163, then it might make sense to take an ED gamble in order to get the outcome of sticker at a T14. But with 167/4.0 you can do a lot better than sticker at a T14.

You especially don't need to ED because, as an RD applicant, you're close to a stone-cold lock for Cornell.


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Re: Reverse-Splitter Friendly Schools

Post by Splitting_Headache » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:08 pm

Those stats would make you competitive RD at all the T14 minus HYS (and probably Columbia too which is very picky on LSAT), but you could certainly justify applying to those schools as well for big reaches. You're in the running for scholarship money as well RD at the rest of the T14, but money and options could be limited if you ED. With a 167, even the reverse-splitter-unfriendly schools will take you in the T14. Blanket the T14 RD and you should get in somewhere with some money.

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