According to the National Law Journal:
And, that’s only part of the story …
Applications are down almost 40%, but admittances are only down about half that amount.
In other words, the acceptance rate has increased from about 50% to about 80%.
The drop in selectivity wouldn’t be that bad if the weaker applicants were the ones who stopped applying.
But, that doesn’t seem to be the case …
The biggest percentage declines are among the highest LSAT groups.
In marketing jargon, that’s called downmixing.
Tags: Law school applications