I'm waiting on Wisconsin as well. I've noticed that they do in fact care more about LSAT than GPA. At my index score on LSN, most applicants with a high LSAT but a low GPA were admitted, while most with a high GPA and low LSAT were rejected or waitlisted. Keep in mind this is at the same index score, but they way in which an applicant GOT to that index score is what made the difference in the decision.I'm siting with a 163 and 3.4. I'm likely somewhere between an acceptance and a waitlist, though I'm praying I get in. A rejection would just break me heart
Madison is the best school in the state of Wisconsin and UW seems to cite undergrad strength as one of many factors. Therefore, it wouldn't seem to be unresonable that a UW undergraduate gets a slight boost over ... UW-Stevens Point, if they have similar stats. The OP writes about a 160 barrier. I looked and notice the same thing on LSN, but I Think that is self-selection. Check this out:http://www.lsa.umich.edu/lsa/detail/0,2034,38632%255Farticle%255F62460,00.htmlLook at their stats: 159/3.3!! That's from 2 cycles ago and the UW website indicates their stats have hardly changed. Go look at admitted students: 162/3.51. So, these are a bunch of OOS students at a good school comparable to UW (these kids aren't getting Yale like prestige bumps, where they have lower stats but get in bc of their undergrad) below the 161/3.58 medians getting in.Moral of the story to the OP: You're seeing skewed stats. Retake the LSAT, get 158+ and I think your GPA + soft factors (assuming it's strong) will get you in!.