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How accurate do you find the LSN admissions probability calculator to be?

Very accurate
 1 (7.7%)
Accurate
 6 (46.2%)
Sometimes accurate.. somtimes not
 6 (46.2%)
Not accurate
 0 (0%)
TOTALLY off
 0 (0%)

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clhurley

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Accuracy of the admissions calculators.
« on: July 23, 2008, 03:24:08 PM »
Just in case.. here's the link to one of the calculators: http://www.hourumd.com/
i'm currently abroad in paris, france. poor me. but it changes things.
lsat = 168; gpa = 3.8

just Trev

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Re: Accuracy of the admissions calculators.
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2008, 04:56:04 PM »
Just in case.. here's the link to one of the calculators: http://www.hourumd.com/

i found this one to be completely helpless.  i think chiasu, or even going to individual school websites and checking their numbers to be much more helpful.  i really like the little grids where they color in your probability.

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Re: Accuracy of the admissions calculators.
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2008, 05:17:32 PM »
I think the LSAC calculator was pretty accurate.  The process is very numbers-driven so the LSAC graphs are very useful.

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Re: Accuracy of the admissions calculators.
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2008, 09:17:41 PM »
Just in case.. here's the link to one of the calculators: http://www.hourumd.com/

I think that that particular calculator is garbage. Just for example, a 164, 3.33 only has a 66.67% chance of getting into UNLV? Please... I think that they have a really narrow self selected group that highly skews alot of their results.

With that being said I do believe that some admissions calculators can be pretty accurate, the LSAC calculator corresponds well with each school's ABA numbers, chiashu, at least when not going solely off of LSN, does as well. I think that LSN has too small a sample size to be fully useful for an accurate model, though it is the only place I can think of that has large amounts of data on scholarship awards.
UGPA-3.33 LSAT-164

In- Tulane ($$), Baylor, USD, Santa Clara ($), IU-B ($), Loyola
Out-Minnesota. UIUC
WL-Notre Dame, Hastings
Pending- Emory, WUSTL, W & L, Davis, GULC PT, GMU, GW PT, UC-I (gotta dream, right?)