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GPA:LSAT Ratio - how schools probably weigh stats

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GPA:LSAT Ratio - how schools probably weigh stats
« on: September 23, 2008, 11:46:12 AM »
The all-so-important USNWR rankings uses a ratio of 1:1.5 for GPA:LSAT score.  The median GPA for an incoming class accounts for 10% of the ranking, and the median LSAT score for an incoming class accounts for 15% of the ranking.

Do you think this translates into a similar weighting given at the discretion of adcoms?  In other words, do you think that one's LSAT score is worth 1.5x what one's GPA is worth in his/her application?

If so, I think I've figured a plausible weighting of one's non-URM application.

~34% - GPA
~ 51% - LSAT score
~5% - soft factors
~5% - personal statement
~5% - LORs

What do you guys think?  I probably should be studying for the LSAT instead of coming up with half-baked theories of admission criteria....

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Re: GPA:LSAT Ratio - how schools probably weigh stats
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2008, 12:43:40 PM »
The index formulas of various schools speak to this better than anything else.

http://www.lsatreport.com/

Re: GPA:LSAT Ratio - how schools probably weigh stats
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008, 11:24:27 PM »
If you call/email the admissions staff some schools will just straight out tell you. Iowa will I know. I think they weight GPA/LSAT together at about 50%.

Re: GPA:LSAT Ratio - how schools probably weigh stats
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2008, 06:09:32 AM »
The index formulas of various schools speak to this better than anything else.

http://www.lsatreport.com/


I wish these indexes would also add a $$$ column to see where the money falls. It's nice to know I am "above range" but it would be even better if it incorp the money aspect.

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Re: GPA:LSAT Ratio - how schools probably weigh stats
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2008, 06:38:35 AM »
If you are above range you can almost certainly expect money.