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George Washington's Auto-Admit Formula...FYI
« on: October 22, 2007, 02:16:39 PM »
Hi all,

I thought some of you may appreciate this...

George Washington's index formula:

(0.044 x LSAT) + (0.443 x GPA) - 5.502 = ?

If your index number is over 3.4, you are an auto-admit (80% in this category accepted)
If your index number is less than 3.1, you are an auto-reject (2/3 rejected in this category)

I am quoting former Dean Robert Stanek... written in "How to get into the top law schools" by Richard Montauk, published august 2006 (pg. 119)...Stanek explicitly says the above...

If you know similar situations for any other schools please share...




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Re: George Washington's Auto-Admit Formula...FYI
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2007, 02:26:05 PM »
Hi all,

I thought some of you may appreciate this...

George Washington's index formula:

(0.044 x LSAT) + (0.443 x GPA) - 5.502 = ?

If your index number is over 3.4, you are an auto-admit (80% in this category accepted)
If your index number is less than 3.1, you are an auto-reject (2/3 rejected in this category)

I am quoting former Dean Robert Stanek... written in "How to get into the top law schools" by Richard Montauk, published august 2006 (pg. 119)...Stanek explicitly says the above...

If you know similar situations for any other schools please share...





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Re: George Washington's Auto-Admit Formula...FYI
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2007, 02:28:34 PM »
Hi all,

I thought some of you may appreciate this...

George Washington's index formula:

(0.044 x LSAT) + (0.443 x GPA) - 5.502 = ?

If your index number is over 3.4, you are an auto-admit (80% in this category accepted)
If your index number is less than 3.1, you are an auto-reject (2/3 rejected in this category)

I am quoting former Dean Robert Stanek... written in "How to get into the top law schools" by Richard Montauk, published august 2006 (pg. 119)...Stanek explicitly says the above...

If you know similar situations for any other schools please share...





You and I have differing definitions of auto-admit...

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Re: George Washington's Auto-Admit Formula...FYI
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2007, 02:31:54 PM »
Hi all,

I thought some of you may appreciate this...

George Washington's index formula:

(0.044 x LSAT) + (0.443 x GPA) - 5.502 = ?

If your index number is over 3.4, you are an auto-admit (80% in this category accepted)
If your index number is less than 3.1, you are an auto-reject (2/3 rejected in this category)

I am quoting former Dean Robert Stanek... written in "How to get into the top law schools" by Richard Montauk, published august 2006 (pg. 119)...Stanek explicitly says the above...

If you know similar situations for any other schools please share...





You and I have differing definitions of auto-admit...

Same, but for auto-reject. 33% acceptance rate is what one would typically associate with a reach school. I'd define auto-reject as <10%. Hell, maybe even lower.

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Re: George Washington's Auto-Admit Formula...FYI
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2007, 02:33:32 PM »
Wow I got a 2.99637. I am a loser

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Re: George Washington's Auto-Admit Formula...FYI
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2007, 02:39:17 PM »
For the record, GWU's median would give a 3.51.  I don't think the auto acc/rej numbers are accurate.  3.1 as an auto-reject seems very low.

If we base your chances off last year's graph, then 3.35 seems to be the cut-off point.  Almost everyone below gets rejected, and almost everyone above gets accepted or waitlisted.

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/graphs.php?cycle=4&school_code=5246

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Re: George Washington's Auto-Admit Formula...FYI
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2007, 06:25:52 PM »
If I round to one decimal point, I'm at 3.1.  I feel pretty darn pathetic.  I'm glad this is the only 'formula' I've seen or I'll be crying myself to death.
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Re: George Washington's Auto-Admit Formula...FYI
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2007, 07:06:49 PM »
Hi all,

I thought some of you may appreciate this...

George Washington's index formula:

(0.044 x LSAT) + (0.443 x GPA) - 5.502 = ?

If your index number is over 3.4, you are an auto-admit (80% in this category accepted)
If your index number is less than 3.1, you are an auto-reject (2/3 rejected in this category)

I am quoting former Dean Robert Stanek... written in "How to get into the top law schools" by Richard Montauk, published august 2006 (pg. 119)...Stanek explicitly says the above...

If you know similar situations for any other schools please share...





You and I have differing definitions of auto-admit...

Yup. I agree, my original post was worded too strongly. The categories "Auto-Reject" and "Auto-Admit" do not apply. In the original text he just mentions those above a 3.4 index are not referred to the committee and he feels comfortable accepting them, and those below a 3.1 are usually rejected (2/3)...SO, "The Truth"...you being at a 2.99 you certainly are NOT an auto-reject!

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Re: George Washington's Auto-Admit Formula...FYI
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2007, 09:20:32 PM »
That's an old book though. Their medians have changed, and i bet their formula is different now too.

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Re: George Washington's Auto-Admit Formula...FYI
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2007, 09:27:23 PM »
3.415 or something. But with the new medians, this seems unlikely. Speaking of these, where do you all see the new medians for GW? I've been all over their website searching for it. The applicant profile doesn't give this information.
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