Most law schools have a very selective admissions process that includes review of several areas, and LSAT scores and GPAs are two important factors in the decision-making process. Both numbers must be submitted when applying for law school, but many schools do not require a minimum for LSATs and GPAs.
Your LSAT Score and GPA
The LSAT, or Law School Admission Test, is used to gauge a student’s preparedness for law school by testing their reasoning and analytical skills. On the other hand, grade point average, or GPA, reflects a student’s academic achievement in their undergraduate studies. Both numbers are used to help predict how well a potential candidate may do in law school. While many colleges don’t have set minimums when it comes to these numbers, there is an expectation that they will be above average standards. For example, the median GPA and LSAT at Columbia Law School were 3.71 and 172 in 2012. At Cornell, the median scores were 3.68 GPA and 167 for the LSAT.
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