That is odd.
I think Alabama is going for 90th percentile LSAT "spliters" this year to bump up their USNEWS rank. They're throwing all their money/effort at people in the 163 - 165 category, and dinging people with solid numbers but not meeting that cutoff.
I have a 163 and got an embroidered sweatshirt from Alabama, many hand-written notes, letters from current students from Illinois (hand-written) and from professors from Illinois (my home state) telling me about the great aspects of coming to Alabama from the midwest.
Other schools are doing this too. U of Illinois is looking for 165-166-167 splitters. They're throwing $10k and full-tuition scholarships at people with 165's and pitiful GPAs, and dinging people like me (as they did) with a 4.00 / 163 who don't make the 165 cutoff. After UIUC fell out of the top 25 last year they are now scrambling, hardcore, to bump up their LSAT median and 25th/75th to get back to 23 / 25 where they usually are.
It's a pathetic race.
I just got my February LSAT score back and I managed to jump up from a 155 to a 165.
Surely this should improve my chances at the schools I sent my applications into for this Fall.
What do you guys think? Thanks.
Take a look at my law school numbers profile and tell me how you think certain schools will react. I know they all have different policies... Word. Peace.
Who else will be going to Pitt this fall? I have finally made my decision and will be attending. I am coming from Kentucky and will be going to the open house on April 8th.
Are you going to do 10 points better? What were you scoring on your practice tests? A 160 is a great score, do you really want to chance not doing as well and having a lower overall average?