My index at Seattle is a 194. I calculated the 75/25 indexes at 199/189. Do I have a chance?

Quote from: edalb007 on December 09, 2004, 01:21:21 PMMy index at Seattle is a 194. I calculated the 75/25 indexes at 199/189. Do I have a chance?This is strongest argument in favor of mandatory trig and calculus for all high school students, and the reason why Asians and Indians will take over the world - Because they are familiar with rudimentary mathematics. I have mentioned this about 982367598754 times before, but you cannot "calculate" 25/75 percentiles for a school's composite index unless you are looking at a list of LSAT/GPA for every matriculant. Think about it, it should be common sense to anyone who didn't suffer through pre-algebra as a senior in high school. The 25/75 LSAT/GPA values indicate the numbers at which 25% and 75% of all matriculants at that school scored lower. The implied meaning of 25/75 index values would be the same thing. But since almost everyone who is admitted with a 25% LSAT has at least a 75% GPA (And vice versa), the index value corresponding to someone with both 25% LSAT and GPA is going to be significantly below the 25% index value, which indicates the composite index below which 25% of matriculants scored. In reality, 0-5% of all applicants with a 25% LSAT and 25% GPA will be admitted.

This is strongest argument in favor of mandatory trig and calculus for all high school students, and the reason why Asians and Indians will take over the world - Because they are familiar with rudimentary mathematics. I have mentioned this about 982367598754 times before, but you cannot "calculate" 25/75 percentiles for a school's composite index unless you are looking at a list of LSAT/GPA for every matriculant. Think about it, it should be common sense to anyone who didn't suffer through pre-algebra as a senior in high school. The 25/75 LSAT/GPA values indicate the numbers at which 25% and 75% of all matriculants at that school scored lower. The implied meaning of 25/75 index values would be the same thing. But since almost everyone who is admitted with a 25% LSAT has at least a 75% GPA (And vice versa), the index value corresponding to someone with both 25% LSAT and GPA is going to be significantly below the 25% index value, which indicates the composite index below which 25% of matriculants scored. In reality, 0-5% of all applicants with a 25% LSAT and 25% GPA will be admitted.

This is a valid point to consider and one that I hadn't really thought of before, but I think this was a really harsh response to someone's first post. Chances are, this guy didn't catch your comments the other 982367598753 times. In response to the original poster: I don't know much about these schools, but looking at the LSN data from last year, it seems like you would stand a better chance applying to Seattle U part-time. Your GPA is going to make it a bit iffy for you (I have the same problem) but it seems that they weigh the LSAT pretty heavily which may help. You can find the numbers here: http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/search_schools.php?cycle=0304&code=4067&action=search

and for the 982367598754 time I will reply with "no, these certainly are not the indexes of the 25th% and the 75%, but they are numbers that are useful for determining where the 'auto-admit' and 'auto-reject' boundaries lie and thus your chance of being admitted".