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Title: UMich LSAT Median
Post by: !! on November 14, 2005, 02:19:04 PM
Someone posted earlier that the median LSAT at UMich for in-staters was 164.  I can't find that anywhere. Can anyone confirm it?
Title: Re: UMich LSAT Median
Post by: loveless on November 14, 2005, 02:45:38 PM
I don't know about that. I went and met with an Admissions Counselor there back in August or September and I said "I'm a pretty average candidate, numberswise." And she automatically replied, "But you're a Michigan resident."

So I don't think they publish a number, but 25% of their class each year is made up of Michigan residents.

Michigan really is a well-run law school. The admissions counselor knew a lot about me before I got there, talked with me very informally, was just generally pleasant. And she has personally answered every e-mail I have sent them since then, with lots of pleasantries. Much better than the cold e-mails I've received from essentially all other law schools. I just wish it wasn't in Michigan--I've got an itch to go somewhere else for a while.
Title: Re: UMich LSAT Median
Post by: Slow Blues on November 14, 2005, 03:26:20 PM
Someone posted earlier that the median LSAT at UMich for in-staters was 164.  I can't find that anywhere. Can anyone confirm it?

Mr. Bond,

164 for in-staties would sound right, since as I recall their overall median is 166? But schools are loath to release such data. It would be like releasing URM/non-URM admit data.
Title: Re: UMich LSAT Median
Post by: lightessenz on November 14, 2005, 03:46:51 PM
Just recieved a michigan brochure with a personally signed letter. No waiver though:(
Title: Re: UMich LSAT Median
Post by: S. Choir on November 14, 2005, 04:00:56 PM
Someone posted earlier that the median LSAT at UMich for in-staters was 164.  I can't find that anywhere. Can anyone confirm it?

Mr. Bond,

164 for in-staties would sound right, since as I recall their overall median is 166? But schools are loath to release such data. It would be like releasing URM/non-URM admit data.

The overall median is now 168. The 25%ile is 166. I can't comment definitively on the in-state median, though I was told by an in-state admit that it is "at least 2 points lower" than the overall median. I would also like someone to confirm this if possible.
Title: Re: UMich LSAT Median
Post by: loveless on November 14, 2005, 04:24:16 PM
Yeah, I've got a 166 and 3.85. I should be in decent shape I guess.
Title: Re: UMich LSAT Median
Post by: RocketBot on November 14, 2005, 04:33:40 PM
On the topic of Michigan being a well-run school... totally agreed.  I spoke with the director of admissions (Sarah Zearfoss) about a year ago, and a whole year later ran into her again.  She remembered that she spoke with me before I even said anything!  Quite impressive.  Just an amazingly nice lady.
Title: Re: UMich LSAT Median
Post by: !! on November 14, 2005, 07:00:26 PM
Yeah, I've got a 166 and 3.85. I should be in decent shape I guess.

Well, you and I are in the same boat, so I hope you're right.   :-\