okay, wait. So they'd rather have a 170 3.1, than a 160 3.8? (By “they“, I mean T2 schools or whatever, I know T1s want both high GPA and LSAT). But, that doesn‘t seem right! Not everyone has access to $2,000 LSAT prep materials and private LSAT tutors, but everyone can work hard to keep their GPA up. (I'm not including people who have family tragedies that drop their GPA for a term or 2). Hmm, guess I’ll be re-studying my ass off when (if) I take it again.
BTW,Both of those sets of numbers 3.8, 160 and 3.1 170 would get you in the top tier, but the 170 has a chance to get into much better schools inside the top 25.
I agree, getting a 170 with a low GPA can sometimes be much better than a high GPA with low LSAT. My friend had a 170/2.9 last year and got into UPENN! So it does happen.
Quote from: akudiya on October 14, 2004, 10:13:51 AMBTW,Both of those sets of numbers 3.8, 160 and 3.1 170 would get you in the top tier, but the 170 has a chance to get into much better schools inside the top 25.here's my story (again)LSAC GPA: 3.13LSAT: 164I'm at a top 25Perhaps my engineering curriculum helped me get a GPA boost or something.