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2017 Raw Data Law School Rankings

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No. Law School GPA Low GPA High LSAT Low LSAT High Accept S/F Ratio Empl. @Grad Empl. @10Mos St. Pass Bar State Avg. Library
1 Yale University 3.86 3.98 171 176 9.7% 7.8 84.8% 86.1% NY 96.4% 72.7% 1,327,015
2 Stanford University 3.78 3.97 169 173 11.3% 7.3 90.9% 93.0% CA 86.8% 60.2% 479,676
3 Harvard University 3.75 3.96 170 175 17.9% 10.9 92.7% 94.4% NY 97.3% 72.7% 2,952,472
4 U. of Pennsylvania 3.52 3.95 163 170 18.8% 10.1 98.2% 97.8% NY 99.3% 72.7% 1,179,931
5 Texas A&M University 3.13 3.56 154 158 19.7% 11.1 22.8% 63.8% TX 76.6% 77.1% 299,232
6 U. of Virginia 3.59 3.94 163 170 20.2% 9.7 98.3% 96.6% NY 98.0% 72.7% 820,009
7 U. of California-Berkeley 3.66 3.9 162 168 21.1% 13.0 88.5% 95.5% CA 87.9% 60.2% 973,512
8 Columbia University 3.59 3.81 168 173 21.3% 6.1 93.6% 95.7% NY 92.4% 72.7% 1,304,713
9 U. of Chicago 3.69 3.97 166 172 21.9% 8.6 94.8% 96.2% IL 97.3% 85.0% 699,631
9 U. of Texas-Austin 3.48 3.86 162 169 21.9% 9.8 68.9% 86.9% TX 88.0% 77.1% 1,113,605
11 Northwestern University 3.56 3.85 163 169 22.6% 6.5 79.0% 90.0% IL 92.4% 85.0% 829,974
12 Duke University 3.56 3.84 166 170 23.3% 9.1 86.5% 93.0% NY 94.3% 72.7% 704,033
13 U. of California-Irvine 3.38 3.7 161 165 26.5% 7.3 46.2% 84.9% CA 77.9% 60.2% 31,201
14 U. of Washington 3.41 3.78 159 166 26.9% 7.6 46.5% 74.5% WA 84.3% 79.9% 693,642
15 Washington U. in St Louis 3.18 3.8 161 168 27.6% 9.6 67.1% 91.1% MO 93.0% 87.4% 720,739
16 Georgia State University 3.12 3.6 155 160 27.8% 8.9 45.2% 79.7% GA 91.6% 80.2% 387,271
17 U. of Michigan-Ann Arbor 3.54 3.87 164 169 28.0% 10.7 88.5% 93.3% NY 92.9% 72.7% 1,036,578
18 Georgetown University 3.47 3.85 161 168 28.1% 10.9 81.8% 87.2% NY 90.5% 72.7% 1,206,270
19 Baylor University 3.28 3.72 158 162 29.0% 12.9 36.8% 73.5% TX 90.8% 77.1% 252,235
20 Florida International U. 3.14 3.76 151 158 29.2% 12.7 N/A 78.6% FL 79.4% 72.1% 213,063
21 U. of California-Los Angeles 3.51 3.86 162 169 29.7% 11.4 58.9% 87.5% CA 81.4% 60.2% 717,762
22 U. of Southern California 3.49 3.86 161 167 29.9% 10.2 77.4% 85.7% CA 86.4% 60.2% 486,666
23 U. of the District of Columbia 2.65 3.32 145 151 30.0% 11.5 N/A 44.7% MD 52.2% 76.2% 225,909
24 Cornell University 3.62 3.82 164 168 30.6% 8.5 94.2% 96.3% NY 91.6% 72.7% 774,171
25 U. of California-Davis 3.27 3.68 159 165 31.1% 10.1 54.4% 82.2% CA 86.0% 60.2% 492,366
26 Emory University 3.45 3.88 156 166 32.0% 11.4 62.3% 89.9% GA 88.4% 80.2% 313,517
27 U. of Nevada-Las Vegas 2.98 3.58 155 161 32.2% 9.1 40.3% 71.2% NV 68.9% 68.1% 405,496
28 U. of Arizona (Rogers) 3.22 3.68 155 162 32.5% 8.8 36.1% 81.9% AZ 88.2% 73.5% 433,499
29 U. of Georgia 3.36 3.83 156 164 33.0% 12.2 47.7% 77.9% GA 92.8% 80.2% 556,314
30 New York University 3.61 3.87 166 171 33.1% 8.4 96.5% 96.7% NY 95.7% 72.7% 1,064,472
31 Northeastern University 3.3 3.75 152 162 34.7% 12.6 18.1% 61.1% MA 80.4% 80.7% 263,737
32 George Mason University 3.15 3.68 156 162 34.9% 10.6 56.0% 79.9% VA 72.4% 72.3% 475,195
33 U. of Notre Dame 3.46 3.79 161 165 35.0% 10.1 62.6% 85.5% IL 93.9% 85.0% 742,878
34 Fordham University 3.35 3.69 160 165 35.1% 11.0 54.9% 74.3% NY 85.8% 72.7% 501,663
35 College of William and Mary 3.4 3.86 158 164 36.2% 12.0 65.1% 82.3% VA 85.0% 72.3% 442,492
36 U. of Alabama 3.29 3.93 156 164 36.7% 9.5 49.7% 85.4% AL 94.8% 78.8% 667,297
36 U. of Hawaii 2.91 3.6 151 158 36.7% 7.3 48.6% 72.4% HI 68.5% 74.1% 289,676
38 U. of Pittsburgh 3.03 3.63 153 159 36.8% 9.5 33.5% 71.5% PA 90.4% 80.8% 466,390
39 U. of Tulsa 2.98 3.57 151 156 37.2% 9.4 41.8% 84.7% OK 90.4% 84.0% 394,998
40 U. of Tennessee-Knoxville 3.31 3.8 153 161 37.3% 9.4 27.8% 66.9% TN 83.7% 72.2% 578,738
41 Boston University 3.41 3.75 160 164 37.9% 10.6 57.7% 80.5% MA 95.4% 80.7% 1,104,392
42 Vanderbilt University 3.5 3.83 161 168 38.1% 10.9 82.5% 87.1% TN 93.2% 72.2% 654,986
43 U. of Houston 3.29 3.71 155 161 38.3% 9.7 56.3% 83.6% TX 86.0% 77.1% 575,996
44 Penn State U. (Dickinson) 3.15 3.72 158 161 38.6% 8.3 44.9% 72.2% PA 82.5% 80.8% 424,910
45 George Washington U. 3.38 3.8 158 166 39.7% 15.9 81.2% 89.2% NY 92.2% 72.7% 711,699
46 Appalachian School of Law 2.78 3.41 142 150 40.2% 0.0 N/A 42.1% VA 33.3% 72.3% N/A
47 Brigham Young University 3.45 3.86 156 164 40.3% 12.3 56.5% 88.4% UT 84.9% 86.8% 484,197
48 U. of San Diego 3.19 3.63 156 161 40.5% 11.0 38.4% 58.6% CA 73.3% 60.2% 537,494
49 St. John's University 3.26 3.73 154 159 40.6% 12.8 35.8% 73.9% NY 85.3% 72.7% 424,436
50 U. of New Mexico 3.21 3.73 150 157 41.7% 8.9 60.4% 86.5% NM 88.1% 87.8% 435,045

About the 2017 Raw Data Law School Rankings Report

ILRG's 2017 Raw Data Law School Rankings Report was released in spring 2016.

GPA & LSAT

References to the lowest and highest GPA and LSAT scores, including all data under the headings "GPA Low," "GPA High," "LSAT Low" and "LSAT High," reflect those of the 25th and 75th percentile, respectively, among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students in fall 2015.

Acceptance Rate & Student-to-Faculty Ratio

The acceptance rates for the same enrolled class are shown under the heading "Accept." The student-to-faculty ratio is indicated under the heading "S/F Ratio" and shows the number of students for that class per faculty member. In both cases, the data reflect the applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students in fall 2015.

State & Bar Passage Rates

The bar passage rates reflect those among first-time test takers for the summer 2014 and winter 2015 administrations of the bar examinations. "St." and "State Bar" noted for each law school are the state and statewide bar passage rate, respectively, for the jurisdiction in which the greatest number of the law school's graduates took the bar exam for the reported period. "Pass Bar" is the bar passage rate among those students who passed the bar exam within that jurisdiction.

Employment Rates

The employment rates shown are those of the 2014 full-time graduates at the time of graduation ("Empl. @Grad") and ten months after graduation ("Empl. @10Mos").

Law Library Volumes

The data shown under the heading "Library" indicate the number of print and microform volumes, as well as volume equivalents.

The data have been compiled from a variety of public sources, including data released by the law schools and from the bar examiner offices in each jurisdiction. ILRG's 2018 report is slated for release in spring 2017.