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2020 Raw Data Law School Rankings

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No. Law School GPA Low GPA Median GPA High LSAT Low LSAT Median LSAT High Accept S/F Ratio Empl. @Grad Empl. @10Mos St. Pass Bar State Bar Library Male Fac. Fem. Fac. Min. Fac. Min. Stu.
1 U. of Arkansas-Little Rock 3.06 3.3 3.59 147 151 155 52.8% 6.4 8.3% 70.8% AR 77.5% 77.5% 299,974 56.5% 43.5% 18.5% 21.5%
2 Thomas Jefferson 2.53 2.8 3.09 145 147 149 40.4% 9.4 8.6% 32.2% CA 29.2% 58.3% 265,179 53.4% 46.6% 17.0% 62.0%
3 North Carolina Central U. 3.07 3.26 3.5 144 146 150 40.9% 7.1 16.2% 42.8% NC 67.2% 65.3% 380,920 42.3% 57.7% 52.6% 64.7%
4 Elon University 3.02 3.26 3.54 147 150 153 35.9% 8.0 16.5% 47.3% NC 46.9% 65.3% 121,089 51.4% 48.6% 11.1% 29.2%
5 Southwestern Univ. 2.98 3.22 3.49 150 153 155 46.1% 8.1 19.3% 58.6% CA 52.3% 58.3% 542,873 57.6% 42.4% 26.6% 52.2%
6 Concordia University 2.79 3.04 3.52 144 148 151 59.1% 5.2 20.8% 75.0% ID 83.3% 79.3% 58,516 51.3% 48.7% 12.8% 26.7%
7 St. Mary's University 2.89 3.19 3.48 148 151 154 55.8% 9.1 21.8% 70.1% TX 78.9% 74.6% 418,406 64.0% 36.0% 24.6% 59.5%
8 Loyola U. New Orleans 2.89 3.14 3.48 148 152 155 59.6% 7.3 23.0% 60.7% LA 85.4% 76.6% 821,560 60.4% 39.6% 19.8% 39.5%
8 Nova Southeastern U. 2.79 3.11 3.34 148 150 153 47.0% 8.1 23.0% 62.4% FL 68.8% 67.9% 755,644 55.7% 44.3% 23.7% 56.4%
8 Widener (Commonwealth) 2.83 3.11 3.45 145 147 148 62.1% 9.1 23.0% 67.2% PA 71.4% 79.6% 196,222 67.9% 32.1% 3.8% 25.3%
11 Hamline University 2.86 3.14 3.5 147 151 155 59.5% 7.6 23.8% 63.6% MN 68.4% 80.1% 341,010 50.9% 49.1% 10.7% 30.0%
11 South Texas College of Law 2.84 3.1 3.36 148 151 154 60.7% 11.0 23.8% 62.1% TX 67.9% 74.6% 594,605 62.7% 37.3% 15.5% 52.0%
13 Faulkner University (Jones) 2.94 3.13 3.43 146 149 151 50.0% 7.7 24.7% 67.5% AL 52.6% 69.6% 379,011 64.9% 35.1% 10.8% 30.8%
14 U. of Dayton 3.03 3.29 3.56 146 149 152 51.9% 6.9 25.0% 63.5% OH 67.3% 75.4% 209,192 60.9% 39.1% 12.5% 27.9%
15 U. of San Francisco 2.96 3.19 3.42 151 152 155 55.5% 5.9 25.5% 60.8% CA 51.8% 58.3% 277,275 55.4% 44.6% 21.4% 58.9%
16 Lewis & Clark (Northwestern) 3.08 3.37 3.67 155 158 161 55.0% 6.7 27.3% 65.6% OR 83.8% 81.8% 497,928 59.7% 40.3% 13.2% 29.5%
17 St. Thomas University 2.77 3.1 3.41 146 148 151 53.8% 8.0 27.6% 27.6% FL 59.6% 67.9% 439,683 64.9% 35.1% 27.2% 83.3%
18 Santa Clara University 3.04 3.32 3.49 152 155 157 57.7% 6.4 27.9% 64.0% CA 76.9% 58.3% 263,005 56.4% 43.6% 44.1% 54.4%
19 U. of the Pacific (McGeorge) 3.06 3.32 3.57 148 153 156 59.5% 6.9 28.2% 59.5% CA 61.0% 58.3% 497,411 65.7% 34.3% 11.4% 44.0%
20 Gonzaga University 3.09 3.32 3.58 152 154 156 64.2% 8.0 29.0% 68.2% WA 72.0% 74.1% 324,640 62.1% 37.9% 10.6% 22.3%
21 Liberty University 3.08 3.36 3.68 149 152 156 58.8% 5.6 29.3% 69.0% VA 84.2% 75.5% 285,322 74.4% 25.6% 23.1% 24.2%
22 Regent University 3.27 3.55 3.73 150 154 158 43.3% 7.9 29.5% 71.8% VA 94.1% 75.5% 417,074 70.7% 29.3% 14.6% 24.3%
23 Vermont Law School 2.8 3.25 3.56 147 151 156 76.4% 4.2 29.8% 66.9% VT 68.6% 68.8% 246,552 56.5% 43.5% 6.0% 33.9%
24 Texas A&M University 3.27 3.51 3.7 155 157 158 30.2% 4.8 29.9% 73.9% TX 81.4% 74.6% 309,052 55.4% 44.6% 18.8% 34.1%
25 U. of Massachusetts 2.89 3.19 3.44 147 148 152 56.9% 7.3 30.6% 65.3% MA 75.6% 77.3% 166,293 57.5% 42.5% 7.5% 37.6%
26 Belmont University 3.31 3.5 3.7 153 155 157 52.4% 11.5 30.8% 82.1% TN 92.6% 74.4% 22,513 65.0% 35.0% 12.5% 18.4%
27 Widener (Delaware) 2.89 3.17 3.48 147 148 151 61.9% 10.9 31.2% 59.6% DE 66.0% 79.6% 340,257 49.3% 50.7% 9.3% 26.4%
28 Campbell University 3.06 3.3 3.56 150 152 155 59.1% 8.2 31.4% 69.3% NC 82.4% 65.3% 207,106 68.1% 31.9% 12.1% 17.0%
29 Seattle University 3.03 3.32 3.54 150 154 157 65.2% 6.7 31.6% 68.9% WA 76.5% 74.1% 395,021 55.4% 44.6% 21.7% 39.8%
30 Willamette University 2.71 3.13 3.45 149 152 155 75.4% 8.6 32.0% 70.0% OR 79.1% 81.8% 297,661 58.2% 41.8% 9.1% 30.5%
31 U. of California (Hastings) 3.24 3.44 3.59 156 158 161 44.9% 6.9 32.5% 67.1% CA 58.8% 58.3% 608,069 58.1% 41.9% 17.0% 50.0%
32 Cleveland State U. (Marshall) 3.1 3.43 3.64 150 153 156 52.6% 5.8 33.3% 65.0% OH 78.4% 75.4% 505,580 59.8% 40.2% 16.1% 18.8%
32 U. of Missouri-Kansas City 3.15 3.41 3.76 151 153 156 47.4% 6.0 33.3% 83.0% MO 84.5% 85.7% 363,244 63.1% 36.9% 8.1% 22.4%
34 Indiana U.-Indianapolis 3.14 3.45 3.66 149 153 156 59.6% 6.3 33.5% 77.0% IN 69.3% 72.9% 231,044 54.3% 45.7% 9.3% 21.4%
35 Pepperdine University 3.35 3.63 3.79 155 160 161 36.3% 6.4 34.1% 75.3% CA 63.8% 58.3% 386,296 68.3% 31.7% 15.1% 42.0%
36 Drexel University (Kline) 3.08 3.43 3.61 153 156 158 48.6% 6.0 34.7% 81.5% PA 76.1% 79.6% 72,956 51.5% 48.5% 20.1% 28.3%
37 U. of Memphis 2.93 3.41 3.63 148 152 155 52.4% 8.0 35.4% 74.7% TN 81.1% 74.4% 277,082 69.0% 31.0% 12.1% 22.9%
38 Texas Tech University 3.18 3.44 3.64 152 155 157 44.0% 8.5 36.5% 78.2% TX 83.6% 74.6% 357,481 63.2% 36.8% 16.2% 31.9%
39 Capital University 3.01 3.25 3.54 147 149 152 64.4% 8.0 36.8% 65.8% OH 69.4% 75.4% 265,501 67.5% 32.5% 10.8% 21.3%
39 U. at Buffalo 3.14 3.41 3.63 150 153 156 57.9% 5.5 36.8% 71.1% NY 77.5% 75.7% 478,990 54.6% 45.4% 8.5% 28.9%
39 Wayne State U. 3.26 3.5 3.69 155 158 161 48.1% 7.6 36.8% 72.8% MI 77.8% 75.1% 633,352 54.5% 45.5% 13.0% 22.2%
42 U. of Mississippi 3.11 3.46 3.65 150 155 157 43.0% 7.0 37.0% 70.6% MS 72.5% 64.0% 420,196 58.6% 41.4% 8.6% 26.1%
43 Chapman University 3.17 3.42 3.56 154 157 158 38.0% 7.1 37.2% 68.2% CA 63.6% 58.3% 290,944 61.1% 38.9% 8.0% 54.9%
43 Suffolk University 3.13 3.36 3.57 149 153 156 65.2% 9.0 37.2% 68.1% MA 63.6% 77.3% 215,088 56.9% 43.1% 12.0% 25.1%
43 U. of Kansas 3.28 3.57 3.76 153 157 160 51.9% 7.2 37.2% 76.0% KS 86.0% 81.5% 326,370 60.0% 40.0% 8.0% 22.1%
46 U. of San Diego 3.23 3.53 3.69 156 159 161 35.4% 7.8 37.3% 67.6% CA 76.1% 58.3% 550,092 70.5% 29.5% 8.1% 41.5%
47 Florida International U. 3.38 3.63 3.76 152 156 157 33.3% 7.9 37.4% 80.6% FL 86.6% 67.9% 273,612 65.6% 34.4% 48.9% 65.4%
48 U. of Oregon 3.2 3.4 3.6 154 157 159 50.4% 6.5 37.5% 70.2% OR 85.1% 81.8% 365,282 53.7% 46.3% 10.5% 24.5%
49 U. of St. Thomas 3.21 3.53 3.71 150 154 158 60.5% 6.3 37.7% 80.3% MN 83.2% 80.1% 227,943 67.7% 32.3% 11.5% 20.3%
50 Duquesne University 3.12 3.38 3.68 150 152 154 63.2% 7.3 38.1% 79.4% PA 87.8% 79.6% 336,167 64.9% 35.1% 9.6% 10.6%

About the 2020 Raw Data Law School Rankings Report

ILRG's 2020 Raw Data Law School Rankings Report was released in spring 2019.

GPA & LSAT

References to the lowest, median, and highest GPA and LSAT scores, including all data under the headings "GPA Low", "GPA Median", "GPA High", "LSAT Low", "LSAT Median" and "LSAT High" reflect those of the 25th, 50th, and 75th percentile, respectively, among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students in fall 2018

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 2018.

State & Bar Passage Rates

The bar passage rates reflect those among first-time test takers for the summer 2017 and winter 2018 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 2017 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.

Gender, Race & Ethnicity

The data shown under "Male Fac." and "Fem. Fac." indicate the percentage of the faculty that are male and female, respectively.

The data shown under "Min. Fac." and "Min. Stu." indicate the percentage of the faculty and students that are racial or ethnic minority (Hispanics of any race, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, multiracial, non-resident alien, or unknown race).


Source: 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.

Next Release: Our 2021 report is slated for publication in spring 2020.


Historical Data

Our previously published report for 2017 is available.