which is more dependable?
While researching for schools, i bumped into some seeming 'discrepancies' with what i thought was an almost sure-shot schools(based on a school's disclosed applicant profile in LSAC Official Guide book) and what the LSAC Data Search(UGPA+LSAT) tells me.
For example, with my numbers, one school's diclosed applicant profile says there were 326 applied, and 303 admitted. Mindful of some effect of soft factors, one might, as i would, roughly guess that she/he has around 93% chance of getting in; one i would call an almost sure-shot school.
On the other hand, LSAC Data Search tells me with that school, i have 65~80% chance.
As you can see, the difference are quite huge. Though I should also consider other computing criteria LSAC Data Search might use that i don't know, i'm quite torn. i'm torn because i'm not sure whether i have to apply to more lower-ranked schools as safeties than the one mentioned.
what do you think??