« on: April 10, 2007, 01:05:06 AM »
Okay so since search is completely hosed and the google search returns garbage, I'm going to go ahead and post this even though I know it's probably been answered 247 times.
I calculated the index range for 25%, median, and 75% based on the numbers in the ABA data sheet for the school I'm applying to. These numbers are 2.6, 2.9, and 3.1. I'm ignoring the actual LSAT/GPA values for now because my GPA is absurdly low and my LSAT is well above their 75%.
If the 25% index is 2.6, and my index is 2.8, thats.. good, right?
The conventional wisdom I've read is that 25% means auto-reject; however that can't be right, SOMEONE is at the 25%, right? The only wildcard would be URM's, which can skew the #'s to mean that a white male like myself would need more than the 'official' numbers would suggest.
Whats the true wisdom on this? I know, PS, LOR's, Why X essay, work experience, blah blah - just trying to figure out whats up because the official data *TOTALLY* does not jive with what I see on LSN. Which either makes me happy or scared. I can't figure out which. And I think the waiting is making me psychotic.