Picture this: A median student at Syracuse or Santa Clara or Texas Tech or University of Nebraska (depending on your geographic locale). 158 LSAT, 3.5 GPA. How smart do you think they are? Is the average lawyer all that impressive? I, for one, have a 167 and a 4.0 in a STEM field. That's literally my only large accomplishment. I would call myself above average in IQ, but not by a huge amount.
@CanadaGoose: lol last year in general is impossible. for sure we are going to see more WaitList movement than usual (at least that is what I tell myself) with all of these schools shooting their shot way too high lol
A lot going against GULC too. WashU in the distance buying elite students left and right. Those would be HYS enrollees, and those schools in turn have to fill those slots. They will, but this stuff trickles down.