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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 Albany Law School Union U. 2.98 3.54 149 154 61.7% 11.6 41.7% 72.5% NY 74.5% 72.7% 740,594
2 American University 2.96 3.48 152 158 59.2% 11.0 57.8% 70.2% NY 73.7% 72.7% 559,764
3 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
4 Arizona State University 3.39 3.8 158 163 43.3% 9.8 65.2% 88.4% AZ 89.5% 73.5% 166,313
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 Barry University 2.64 3.29 144 150 60.7% 0.0 N/A 56.9% FL 62.2% 72.1% 964,575
9 Baylor University 3.28 3.72 158 162 29.0% 12.9 36.8% 73.5% TX 90.8% 77.1% 252,235
10 Boston College 3.39 3.65 158 163 45.3% 10.3 57.1% 83.9% MA 90.9% 80.7% 525,306
11 Boston University 3.41 3.75 160 164 37.9% 10.6 57.7% 80.5% MA 95.4% 80.7% 1,104,392
12 Brigham Young University 3.45 3.86 156 164 40.3% 12.3 56.5% 88.4% UT 84.9% 86.8% 484,197
13 Brooklyn Law School 3.11 3.59 152 158 51.6% 16.2 38.2% 63.9% NY 84.8% 72.7% 599,411
14 California Western 2.87 3.41 147 153 69.8% 12.3 N/A 56.6% CA 71.4% 60.2% 370,191
15 Campbell University 2.94 3.48 150 156 62.0% 14.3 13.6% 72.1% NC 85.7% 69.1% 204,715
16 Capital University 2.81 3.45 144 152 76.4% 12.1 17.5% 46.3% OH 84.7% 80.8% 264,662
17 Cardozo-Yeshiva University 3.15 3.62 156 161 56.4% 12.5 36.7% 67.3% NY 85.5% 72.7% 595,753
18 Case Western Reserve U. 3.12 3.66 156 162 41.8% 8.1 33.3% 66.1% OH 78.0% 80.8% 440,561
19 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
20 Chapman University 3.08 3.47 152 158 47.2% 10.3 26.8% 55.1% CA 74.8% 60.2% 310,807
21 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
22 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
23 Cleveland State U. (Marshall) 3.13 3.68 150 155 47.2% 8.7 33.8% 68.2% OH 78.7% 80.8% 513,167
24 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
25 Columbia University 3.59 3.81 168 173 21.3% 6.1 93.6% 95.7% NY 92.4% 72.7% 1,304,713
26 Cornell University 3.62 3.82 164 168 30.6% 8.5 94.2% 96.3% NY 91.6% 72.7% 774,171
27 Creighton University 2.91 3.56 149 154 79.4% 11.7 40.6% 76.7% NE 69.7% 76.7% 396,328
28 CUNY-Queens College 3.09 3.59 150 156 44.8% 7.4 N/A 50.3% NY 77.4% 72.7% 230,559
29 DePaul University 3.07 3.49 149 154 66.6% 12.3 30.1% 69.2% IL 86.9% 85.0% 421,235
30 Drake University 3.0 3.56 148 154 74.7% 10.0 35.4% 77.7% IA 84.0% 84.4% 358,371
31 Drexel University (Kline) 3.0 3.57 153 158 53.6% 10.3 32.6% 70.2% PA 85.8% 80.8% 68,250
32 Duke University 3.56 3.84 166 170 23.3% 9.1 86.5% 93.0% NY 94.3% 72.7% 704,033
33 Duquesne University 3.07 3.64 150 155 64.5% 11.4 28.2% 73.5% PA 90.3% 80.8% 311,056
34 Elon University 2.8 3.42 145 150 47.0% 10.5 20.2% 52.9% NC 66.7% 69.1% 194,316
35 Emory University 3.45 3.88 156 166 32.0% 11.4 62.3% 89.9% GA 88.4% 80.2% 313,517
36 Faulkner University (Jones) 2.68 3.44 142 149 69.6% 0.0 N/A 68.7% AL 69.0% 78.8% N/A
37 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
38 Florida Coastal 2.54 3.3 141 148 71.4% 19.3 N/A 45.2% FL 60.8% 72.1% 139,335
39 Florida International U. 3.14 3.76 151 158 29.2% 12.7 N/A 78.6% FL 79.4% 72.1% 213,063
40 Florida State University 3.26 3.68 156 161 43.9% 11.0 36.2% 77.2% FL 82.2% 72.1% 414,895
41 Fordham University 3.35 3.69 160 165 35.1% 11.0 54.9% 74.3% NY 85.8% 72.7% 501,663
42 George Mason University 3.15 3.68 156 162 34.9% 10.6 56.0% 79.9% VA 72.4% 72.3% 475,195
43 George Washington U. 3.38 3.8 158 166 39.7% 15.9 81.2% 89.2% NY 92.2% 72.7% 711,699
44 Georgetown University 3.47 3.85 161 168 28.1% 10.9 81.8% 87.2% NY 90.5% 72.7% 1,206,270
45 Georgia State University 3.12 3.6 155 160 27.8% 8.9 45.2% 79.7% GA 91.6% 80.2% 387,271
46 Golden Gate University 2.72 3.28 145 151 66.4% 11.0 N/A 31.7% CA 45.1% 60.2% 348,189
47 Gonzaga University 2.98 3.49 151 156 66.2% 14.8 21.0% 67.3% WA 75.7% 79.9% 319,502
48 Hamline University 3.0 3.52 149 156 61.9% 13.9 29.2% 74.4% MN 75.2% 83.7% 582,959
49 Harvard University 3.75 3.96 170 175 17.9% 10.9 92.7% 94.4% NY 97.3% 72.7% 2,952,472
50 Hofstra University 2.99 3.6 147 155 59.5% 13.6 36.3% 71.9% NY 73.7% 72.7% 586,005

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.