Using lawschoolpredictor.com with Boston U, a 2.76/170 and a 3.46/163 gives the SAME index score of 197.60.
The site gives 5 ratings: Deny, Weak Consider, Consider, Strong Consider, Admit
Whereas a 3.46/163 gets an outright Deny, the 2.76/170 gets a Consider.
My guess is this has to do with the splitter being able to at least pull up BU's median LSAT, while the non-splitter is a drag on both scores. Might there be other factors, like BU liking splitters?
Can anyone confirm this or give additional insight? Thanks.