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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 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
2 Thomas Jefferson 2.49 3.12 141 149 82.6% 15.9 11.9% 41.0% CA 44.7% 60.2% 267,694
3 Golden Gate University 2.72 3.28 145 151 66.4% 11.0 N/A 31.7% CA 45.1% 60.2% 348,189
4 Mississippi College 2.73 3.33 142 150 85.2% 12.9 22.3% 61.7% MS 45.8% 86.7% 400,913
5 Whittier Law School 2.59 3.24 146 151 62.9% 11.8 N/A 43.8% CA 45.9% 60.2% 698,070
6 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
7 Liberty University 2.98 3.76 150 157 49.6% 8.0 23.7% 56.6% VA 52.8% 72.3% 320,298
8 Ave Maria School of Law 2.71 3.39 142 153 57.2% 13.9 9.1% 45.5% FL 54.4% 72.1% 82,110
9 Arizona Summit Law School 2.54 3.34 140 148 73.4% 0.0 N/A 60.1% AZ 54.7% 73.5% N/A
10 Southern University 2.53 3.16 141 147 69.4% 15.0 N/A 57.6% LA 55.8% 69.3% 471,839
11 U. of North Dakota 2.9 3.45 145 152 68.0% 11.9 N/A 64.5% ND 56.0% 64.9% 279,848
12 Southwestern Univ. 2.91 3.39 149 154 59.4% 12.9 27.5% 55.9% CA 56.1% 60.2% 535,739
13 Charlotte School of Law 2.51 3.17 140 145 65.0% 0.0 N/A 51.3% NC 57.0% 69.1% N/A
14 Santa Clara University 3.06 3.41 153 157 60.6% 10.1 23.4% 47.9% CA 60.7% 60.2% 379,058
15 Florida Coastal 2.54 3.3 141 148 71.4% 19.3 N/A 45.2% FL 60.8% 72.1% 139,335
16 Valparaiso University 2.63 3.27 142 148 66.3% 11.6 N/A 58.7% IN 60.9% 79.4% 378,681
17 Western Michigan (Cooley) 2.51 3.19 138 147 87.7% 0.0 N/A 44.1% MI 61.5% 72.5% 724,364
18 U. of San Francisco 2.85 3.38 149 154 61.4% 12.5 22.8% 46.7% CA 62.1% 60.2% 280,268
19 Barry University 2.64 3.29 144 150 60.7% 0.0 N/A 56.9% FL 62.2% 72.1% 964,575
20 Atlanta's John Marshall Law 2.7 3.26 145 150 57.5% 0.0 N/A 66.3% GA 62.3% 80.2% N/A
21 Western State University 2.78 3.3 146 151 63.3% 20.4 N/A 44.7% CA 62.7% 60.2% 50,477
22 Texas Southern University 2.8 3.44 141 146 55.3% 0.0 N/A 46.0% TX 63.3% 77.1% N/A
23 U. of the Pacific (McGeorge) 2.9 3.42 148 154 72.3% 13.6 26.7% 59.4% CA 63.4% 60.2% 511,707
24 Touro College (Fuchsberg) 2.77 3.31 145 149 61.0% 0.0 N/A 64.3% NY 65.3% 72.7% 456,451
25 Willamette University 2.8 3.44 150 157 66.6% 11.1 36.1% 73.8% OR 65.6% 73.2% 296,844
26 U. of Idaho 2.94 3.44 147 155 66.2% 9.9 N/A 75.6% ID 65.8% 73.2% 390,067
27 U. of Dayton 2.84 3.43 144 151 57.6% 14.2 27.9% 72.9% OH 66.2% 80.8% 193,670
28 Elon University 2.8 3.42 145 150 47.0% 10.5 20.2% 52.9% NC 66.7% 69.1% 194,316
29 U. of Detroit Mercy 2.85 3.34 147 155 61.2% 13.2 N/A 46.4% MI 67.2% 72.5% 379,046
30 St. Thomas University 2.71 3.3 145 151 59.4% 0.0 N/A 50.9% FL 67.4% 72.1% N/A
31 U. of California (Hastings) 3.28 3.64 155 161 42.1% 13.9 30.1% 58.0% CA 68.4% 60.2% 745,543
32 U. of Hawaii 2.91 3.6 151 158 36.7% 7.3 48.6% 72.4% HI 68.5% 74.1% 289,676
33 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
34 Faulkner University (Jones) 2.68 3.44 142 149 69.6% 0.0 N/A 68.7% AL 69.0% 78.8% N/A
34 New York Law School 2.88 3.48 149 154 54.7% 13.7 33.7% 64.3% NY 69.0% 72.7% 563,486
36 Charleston School of Law 2.59 3.21 143 149 79.4% 17.5 N/A 62.7% SC 69.2% 73.4% 32,799
36 Loyola U. New Orleans 2.87 3.52 147 154 76.3% 10.3 21.1% 60.1% LA 69.2% 69.3% 443,402
38 Catholic U. of America 2.93 3.45 150 156 55.2% 9.7 40.2% 70.9% MD 69.7% 76.2% 468,302
38 Creighton University 2.91 3.56 149 154 79.4% 11.7 40.6% 76.7% NE 69.7% 76.7% 396,328
38 St. Mary's University 2.57 3.37 149 154 66.3% 14.8 N/A 69.4% TX 69.7% 77.1% 412,711
41 Pace University 2.88 3.48 147 153 63.3% 11.4 N/A 68.7% NY 70.1% 72.7% 395,254
42 Nova Southeastern U. 2.79 3.33 146 151 53.5% 13.7 22.9% 67.1% FL 70.4% 72.1% 283,566
42 Widener (Delaware) 2.74 3.44 147 151 64.0% 8.7 25.4% 54.7% PA 70.4% 80.8% 378,623
44 California Western 2.87 3.41 147 153 69.8% 12.3 N/A 56.6% CA 71.4% 60.2% 370,191
44 U. of Montana 3.06 3.63 149 156 65.5% 13.3 47.5% 75.0% MT 71.4% 69.7% 135,360
46 U. of Memphis 2.89 3.41 149 156 60.3% 12.2 22.1% 61.8% TN 71.9% 72.2% 272,495
47 George Mason University 3.15 3.68 156 162 34.9% 10.6 56.0% 79.9% VA 72.4% 72.3% 475,195
48 Florida A&M University 2.72 3.26 144 149 55.2% 0.0 N/A 43.1% FL 73.2% 72.1% N/A
48 U. of Arkansas-Fayetteville 3.06 3.65 151 158 67.0% 11.6 30.2% 79.1% AR 73.2% 75.6% 370,510
50 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

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.