Each $ is equivalent to 25% tuition (excludes CoL).
- $ = 25% scholarship
- $$ = 50% scholarship
- $$$ = 75% scholarship
- $$$$ = full ride
- $$$$+ = full ride + stipend (Yes, these exist.)
The soft tiers that LSData uses are based off of a comment made by /u/whistleridge from reddit.
The soft tiers are NOT to be taken super seriously. Softs are inherently unquantifiable. The tiers are very rough guidelines for putting a number on something that really can't be quantified. Don't take the tiers too seriously when comparing yourself to other applicants on LSData. Holistically valuing softs is the admissions comittee's job.
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