I can't say much to help, other than I'm glad (mainly this post is to tag the thread). I suspect that the shift to medians gives law schools much more discretion on how to round out their classes.
Quote from: amanda06 on December 07, 2005, 04:47:25 PMI don't understand... what significant difference would a change like this make? By using medians, schools can also admit many more students with low numbers but large soft factors without huring its rating. Under the current system, the 25th% of both GPA and LSAT counts, so it has to be high. The result is that no more than 24% of the class can have low numbers without it hurting a school's ranking.Under a mean system, every admitted student will have some impact on the rankings, so almost no low-numbered students would be admitted. Medians allow schools to fill as much as 49% of its class with students whose numbers are significantly below what is now required, as long as the other 51% of the class had solid stats. This means those people on here (and throughout the country) who had a bad GPA 10 years ago, a traumatic life experinece, or those who just suck at standardized tests can be admitted to better schools.
I don't understand... what significant difference would a change like this make?