# How hard is a 170 LSAT?

Asked by: Dr. Lee Kerluke  |  Last update: February 19, 2022

A 170 represents a percentile of 97.4%. This means that test takers with a score of 170 have a score higher than 97.4% of all LSAT takers. ... On the September 2018 LSAT, you would have to answer at least 89 of 101 questions to receive a 170. In other words, you can miss 12 questions, and still be above 97.4% of testers.

## Is 170 LSAT enough for Harvard?

What you need is an almost perfect LSAT score. Harvard is exceptionally competitive. To be in the 75th percentile, you need to score at least 175. Scoring 170 puts you in the 25th percentile of Harvard applicants.

## Is 170 LSAT score good?

170 score: Scoring a 170 on the LSAT is almost always considered a good score — that means you are in the 2-3% of test-takers. Still, it won't guarantee you admission at a top law school. Other parts of your application are still a factor.

## What was Elle Woods LSAT score?

LSAT Lessons from Legally Blonde (really!)

As you probably know, the LSAT is scored from 120 to 180. Elle Woods was able to raise her score from a 143 to a 179 just by diligently preparing.

## How many questions can I miss on the LSAT to get a 170?

If your goal is to reach a score of 170 on the LSAT, the maximum number of questions you can answer incorrectly is 11. Correctly answering 90 out of the 101 total questions should give you your desired score of 170.

## LSAT: Getting to 170+ (Harvard Law 177 scorer)

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### What was Obama's LSAT score?

Barack Obama LSAT Score

Though not conclusive, we can predict that President Barack Obama scored somewhere between the 94th – 98th percentile on his LSAT. Converting his approximated LSAT percentile to today's grading system would give him about a 170 LSAT score.

### What LSAT score do I need for Harvard?

As you can see from these numbers, an LSAT score of 170 or higher and a GPA above 3.75 will give you a chance of gaining admission to Harvard Law School. If you have a GPA of 3.94 or higher and above a 175, you are pretty much a lock for admission, particularly given the class size of ~560.

### What is a good LSAT score 2020?

Test-takers who complete the LSAT receive scores ranging from 120 to 180. Generally, experts say scores in the high 160s and 170s are considered excellent. Experts also note that while an applicant's LSAT score is important, it is not the only factor in an admissions decision.

### What happens if you get a 180 on the LSAT?

If you answer the question correctly, you receive one point. If you answer incorrectly or do not answer the question, you receive zero points. Though 180 is the perfect LSAT score, you can often miss one or two questions and still achieve the perfect 180. ... Getting a perfect LSAT score is rare, but not impossible.

### Is a 162 on the LSAT good?

LSAT Scores: What You Need to Know in 2021. ... From your raw scores, the test is graded on an LSAT score scale from 120-180. The average LSAT score is about 150. To get into a top 14 law school, you need to score above 162, and to get into a top 50 law school, you need 154 or above.

### How do you get a 175 on the LSAT?

Hitting Harvard: How to get a 175+ LSAT score
1. Know what you don't know. One of the best signs that you're ripe for improvement is the ability to tell when a question isn't going well. ...
2. Know the questions you missed. ...
3. Know what's wrong with all four answer choices. ...
4. Know how much time a question takes. ...
5. Know the test.

### How many hours a day should you study for the LSAT?

If take 5 months to study for the LSAT, you'd need to spend between 12 to 18 hours every week, on average. This means you'd need to spend between 2.5 and 3.5 hours a day studying, 5 days a week. If you are on an extended 6-month schedule, you only need to study a manageable 10 to 15 hours per week.

### Is the LSAT harder than the MCAT?

Both tests require using logic and applying your knowledge The MCAT requires a lot of memorization of science, whereas the LSAT does not. The application of science on the MCAT is harder than the application of logic on the LSAT.

### Is NYU Law School hard to get into?

NYU Law School admissions are extremely competitive, much like many of the top Ivy League law schools. While the average national acceptance rate for law schools is around 45%, it is much more difficult to get accepted into NYU Law School. As of 2019, NYU Law School's acceptance rate sits at 33.10%.

### How do you get a 170 on the LSAT?

LSAT Prep Tips (How I Scored a 170+!)
1. Block off a time period to study. ...
2. Research your test prep program. ...
3. Pick how you learn best. ...
4. Set up a study schedule. ...
5. Practice tests, practice tests, practice tests. ...
6. Learn from your mistakes. ...
7. Remember that the number isn't everything.

### Did Princeton ever have a law school?

Princeton University does not have a law school, and so does not offer the J.D., L.L.M. or S.J.D degree. Princeton does, however, offer a great many opportunities for those with interests in law to pursue graduate education in other disciplines.

### Can you pass the LSAT without studying?

The LSAT is scored on a 120-180 scale. The test consists of five multiple-choice sections that test logical reasoning, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension. ... From our independent research, we've found that students who take the LSAT without studying achieve scores between 145-153.

### What famous people got on the LSAT?

Here are the presidents who would have made it into this exclusive club:
• Richard Nixon — 180.
• Woodrow Wilson — 179.
• Bill Clinton — 178.
• James Garfield — 176.
• Thomas Jefferson — 175.
• Gerald Ford — 174.
• Andrew Jackson — 174*

### Can you take LSAT twice?

In September 2017, the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) changed its policy on how many times you can take the LSAT. Now, there are no limitations on the number of times you can take the LSAT test. The old policy limited you to three LSAT tests in a two-year period, including cancellations and absences.

### Is 2 months enough time to study for the LSAT?

Two months is the optimal LSAT prep schedule for many students. While you can make great score improvements with one intense month of study, practice, and review, most expert LSAT faculty will recommend a longer schedule if one is possible for you.

### What is the average LSAT score for law schools?

According to U.S News, "Among the 193 ranked law schools that reported the median LSAT score for incoming full-time students in fall 2019, the overall median was 155. Meanwhile, among the 12 ranked schools with the highest-scoring students, including ties, the overall median score was 170."

### How many questions can you get wrong on LSAT for 165?

You can get around 19-22 questions incorrect to score 165 on the LSAT. In other terms, you need to get 80 answers correct to get a 165.