If you are starting to research the law school admissions process, or are looking into your chances at a given school, you may have come across some unfamiliar admissions lingo: “splitter.” It’s not a sports term. Let’s familiarize you with “splitters” and “reverse-splitters” and find out if you are one.
What is a splitter?
A splitter is what we call a law school applicant that has a high LSAT, but a relatively low GPA to go with it. In terms of how we define “low” and “high”, a high LSAT, for example, would be over the 75th percentile for a school. For an example, let’s look at UChicago’s admissions profile:
|LSAT 25th||LSAT Median||LSAT 75th||GPA 25th||GPA Median||GPA 75th|
|University of Chicago|
What is a reverse splitter?
A “reverse-splitter,” as you might have guessed, is someone with a 75th percentile or better GPA, and a 25th percentile or lower LSAT. In my observation reverse-splitters are considerably more common than traditional splitters.
What is a super splitter?
You may also hear the term “super-splitters.” These are
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