# Admissions Lore- WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!?!

#### Kittyl30

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##### Re: Admissions Lore- WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!?!
« Reply #60 on: May 06, 2006, 11:49:08 AM »
I'd say 180 = 1600, 170 = 1500, 160 = 1400, 150 = 1300, 140 = 1200 and so on (100 points on the SAT total equivalent to 10 points on the LSAT total).

So a 120 = 1000?

No, if you want to "directly" scale the full SAT to the LSAT, you have to double the rate you're using....

1600 = 180
1500 = 175
1400 = 170
1300 = 165
1200 = 160
1100 = 155
1000 = 150
800 = 140
600 = 120

thats a good way of looking at it b/c it seems also to correlate with competitiveness in terms of admissions to both college/LS (that is a 175 will get you into a top LS, and a 1500 can get you into any ivy.. a 1300 will get you into a decent tier1-2 university and so will a 165etc, etc...1200 is decent and nothing to laugh at but not commendable and will not get you into a top school (as is a 160)...and a 150 is "average" and will not get you into anywhere spectular but you can still go SOMEWHERE..800 you are pretty screwed..same thing with a 140

#### SuicideNixon

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##### Re: Admissions Lore- WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!?!
« Reply #61 on: May 06, 2006, 12:31:46 PM »
here is a real formula for SAT/LSAT comparisons

http://www.geocities.com/mobiusnu/satlsat.html

#### Apples and Oranges

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##### Re: Admissions Lore- WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!?!
« Reply #62 on: May 06, 2006, 12:54:20 PM »
Hmmmm didn't work for me -- I had 1450 overall, 750 verbal and 700 math... Wasn't even close with my 163 -- truth be told, I didn't really study (I think I did 4 or 5 preptests at most) and if I had I guess I would have been higher... oh well...

#### jiggedyjared

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« Reply #63 on: May 06, 2006, 12:56:13 PM »
Yeah... I took neither test seriously.  I didn't study for the SAT and made a 1360, and did 1 practice test (making a 164 which was plenty good for me) for the LSAT and made a 152.  I prooobably should have prepared a little more than I did.

#### cyberrev

##### Re: Admissions Lore- WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!?!
« Reply #64 on: May 06, 2006, 12:58:46 PM »
I can't find the thread, but I remember a table that was posted on LSD that attempted to correlate IQ, LSAT, SAT, GRE, etc.  My IQ(138), SAT (1310R-1994), and ACT (30-1994) results correlate relatively well.  My LSAT did not, though that chart indicated a 163--not too far off from the 159 I achieved.  Kev mentioned the choke and Lily mentioned lack of sleep--both of which may have been a factor in my LSAT results.

I think it's clear that some correlation exists.  If I were to bet, I'd guess that combined score on the SAT (rather than either Q or V), ACT, and IQ all correlate with LSAT scores relatively well.  What the coefficient is--none of us will likely ever know.

Edit:  Now that I think about it, that chart may have had a higher score than a 163 listed on that "line" I seemed to fit otherwise.  Can anybody find it?

i never took the sat, but my verbal gre was 690, 670.  three iq tests were 141, 143, 142 or something like that, and my lsat was a 152.  perhaps i'm just unique in the non-correlation

#### jiggedyjared

##### Re: Admissions Lore- WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!?!
« Reply #65 on: May 06, 2006, 01:02:26 PM »
by the way, on that link, the highest R-Squared is given to the combined SAT/LSAT correlation.  In other words, that shows the highest correlation.  It's only 0.39.  That's nothing to sneeze at, but hardly a perfect fit.

#### SuicideNixon

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##### Re: Admissions Lore- WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!?!
« Reply #66 on: May 06, 2006, 01:05:01 PM »
by the way, on that link, the highest R-Squared is given to the combined SAT/LSAT correlation.  In other words, that shows the highest correlation.  It's only 0.39.  That's nothing to sneeze at, but hardly a perfect fit.

yea, it's better than the other methods mentioned in this thread

#### 140am

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##### Re: Admissions Lore- WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!?!
« Reply #67 on: May 06, 2006, 11:07:08 PM »
Yeah, well... you're probably right.  Let's just go ahead and say SAT to LSAT comparissons are BS.  The end.

agree

#### habeas dorkus!

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##### Re: Admissions Lore- WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!?!
« Reply #68 on: May 06, 2006, 11:16:48 PM »
I'd say 180 = 1600, 170 = 1500, 160 = 1400, 150 = 1300, 140 = 1200 and so on (100 points on the SAT total equivalent to 10 points on the LSAT total).

So a 120 = 1000?

No, if you want to "directly" scale the full SAT to the LSAT, you have to double the rate you're using....

1600 = 180
1500 = 175
1400 = 170
1300 = 165
1200 = 160
1100 = 155
1000 = 150
800 = 140
600 = 120

thats a good way of looking at it b/c it seems also to correlate with competitiveness in terms of admissions to both college/LS (that is a 175 will get you into a top LS, and a 1500 can get you into any ivy.. a 1300 will get you into a decent tier1-2 university and so will a 165etc, etc...1200 is decent and nothing to laugh at but not commendable and will not get you into a top school (as is a 160)...and a 150 is "average" and will not get you into anywhere spectular but you can still go SOMEWHERE..800 you are pretty screwed..same thing with a 140

Huh? Since when does a 1500 get you into any Ivy?

A 1500 is in no way analagous to a 175.

#### ivywhore

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##### Re: Admissions Lore- WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!?!
« Reply #69 on: May 06, 2006, 11:49:02 PM »
i'm surprised people remember what they got on the SAT