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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 Albany Law School Union U. 3.06 3.32 3.62 151 153 156 54.6% 8.1 53.6% 80.0% NY 70.6% 75.7% 749,251 56.8% 43.2% 10.8% 23.2%
2 American University 3.08 3.43 3.58 155 158 160 48.6% 6.4 42.2% 68.0% DC 66.0% 70.1% 558,968 59.9% 40.1% 24.9% 41.8%
3 Appalachian School of Law 2.64 3.05 3.32 143 144 147 62.6% N/A N/A 59.5% VA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 30.8%
4 Arizona State University 3.37 3.76 3.9 158 163 164 34.2% 7.0 78.8% 88.9% AZ 74.3% 63.8% 95,735 68.3% 31.7% 19.2% 31.5%
5 Arizona Summit Law School N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A AZ N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
6 Atlanta's John Marshall Law N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A GA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
7 Ave Maria School of Law 2.73 3.05 3.34 145 148 151 55.1% 9.0 N/A 49.4% FL 53.4% 67.9% 88,810 66.7% 33.3% 9.5% 36.9%
8 Barry University 2.66 3.02 3.38 146 148 151 57.5% N/A N/A 61.7% FL N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
9 Baylor University 3.31 3.59 3.76 157 160 161 39.0% 7.6 51.5% 85.4% TX 92.1% 74.6% 126,038 70.1% 28.7% 5.7% 25.8%
10 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%
11 Boston College 3.31 3.62 3.68 161 164 164 28.6% 6.9 59.2% 84.9% MA 88.6% 77.3% 550,554 54.6% 45.4% 15.5% 31.7%
12 Boston University 3.31 3.74 3.84 160 166 167 25.9% 6.8 64.5% 78.8% MA 87.4% 77.3% 1,107,572 57.7% 42.3% 18.3% 36.4%
13 Brigham Young University 3.51 3.8 3.91 160 164 166 38.1% 6.1 43.8% 73.1% UT 83.3% 82.6% 488,438 72.2% 27.8% 5.2% 22.5%
14 Brooklyn Law School 3.2 3.4 3.6 155 157 159 47.2% 7.8 53.5% 80.2% NY 78.7% 75.7% 587,749 64.3% 35.7% 10.6% 39.3%
15 California Western 2.91 3.17 3.39 148 150 152 59.6% 9.5 N/A 64.5% CA 59.5% 58.3% 369,879 56.5% 43.5% 13.7% 53.0%
16 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%
17 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%
18 Cardozo-Yeshiva University 3.24 3.52 3.71 157 161 162 40.3% 6.9 52.7% 87.0% NY 85.6% 75.7% 609,211 57.9% 42.1% 9.9% 39.7%
19 Case Western Reserve U. 3.23 3.46 3.67 155 159 161 50.3% 6.1 42.0% 71.0% OH 91.9% 75.4% 438,368 70.9% 29.1% 8.2% 28.2%
20 Catholic U. of America 3.19 3.41 3.58 150 153 156 51.4% 5.9 43.2% 64.9% DC 68.8% 66.4% 471,859 58.8% 41.2% 16.7% 53.3%
21 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%
22 Charleston School of Law 2.81 3.15 3.45 145 147 150 55.6% N/A N/A 52.7% SC 53.8% 71.8% 35,244 59.5% 40.5% 2.5% 30.6%
23 Charlotte School of Law N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A NC N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
24 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%
25 College of William and Mary 3.4 3.8 3.9 156 162 164 36.1% 6.4 61.1% 80.8% VA 84.8% 75.5% 447,497 64.0% 36.0% 7.6% 24.2%
26 Columbia University 3.63 3.75 3.84 170 172 174 16.8% 4.9 92.4% 93.3% NY 97.7% 75.7% 1,302,920 65.6% 34.4% 12.2% 49.8%
27 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%
28 Cornell University 3.73 3.82 3.89 164 167 168 21.1% 4.9 91.1% 93.1% NY 95.9% 75.7% 785,110 67.3% 32.7% 17.0% 55.0%
29 Creighton University 3.03 3.29 3.6 150 153 156 52.1% 8.0 52.5% 76.2% NE 72.9% 81.7% 396,922 72.9% 27.1% 8.5% 24.1%
30 CUNY-Queens College 3.01 3.28 3.58 150 154 158 31.9% 9.1 N/A 71.3% NY 86.2% 75.7% 78,675 35.4% 64.6% 36.7% 56.4%
31 DePaul University 2.94 3.2 3.41 150 153 154 58.7% 6.2 45.2% 69.6% IL 70.3% 79.0% 427,987 54.4% 45.6% 20.4% 36.9%
32 Drake University 3.18 3.46 3.75 151 153 156 59.2% 5.7 43.2% 74.7% IA 81.5% 85.8% 359,454 58.9% 41.1% 7.8% 17.9%
33 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%
34 Duke University 3.66 3.78 3.87 167 169 170 20.2% 5.5 91.6% 95.6% NC 97.8% 75.7% 711,681 65.0% 35.0% 12.6% 35.8%
35 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%
36 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%
37 Emory University 3.51 3.79 3.91 158 165 166 29.6% 8.3 62.0% 79.3% GA 80.8% 71.8% 306,321 62.3% 37.7% 13.1% 46.2%
38 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%
39 Florida A&M University 2.79 3.09 3.36 145 146 149 49.1% 7.0 N/A 51.1% FL 49.6% 67.9% 425,707 50.0% 50.0% 70.9% 71.1%
40 Florida Coastal 2.83 3.14 3.36 147 150 153 37.8% 7.8 N/A 46.6% FL 42.5% 67.9% 137,164 44.1% 55.9% 19.1% 43.5%
41 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%
42 Florida State University 3.35 3.63 3.79 157 160 161 35.9% 6.3 43.2% 80.3% FL 81.1% 67.9% 306,650 60.2% 39.8% 17.2% 31.6%
43 Fordham University 3.38 3.6 3.7 161 164 166 25.9% 6.6 61.9% 76.8% NY 92.3% 75.7% 431,024 61.5% 38.5% 13.1% 37.8%
44 George Mason University 3.45 3.76 3.88 157 163 164 25.9% 4.6 52.0% 77.6% VA 81.5% 75.5% 300,137 69.8% 30.2% 15.1% 25.2%
45 George Washington U. 3.37 3.71 3.8 160 165 166 34.2% 5.9 68.3% 81.2% DC 95.8% 70.1% 756,712 70.3% 29.7% 13.9% 40.0%
46 Georgetown University 3.56 3.8 3.9 163 167 168 21.2% 4.8 77.7% 82.9% DC 95.6% 75.7% 1,212,577 68.6% 31.4% 4.3% 50.8%
47 Georgia State University 3.25 3.47 3.64 155 158 160 30.0% 5.6 50.5% 81.0% GA 81.8% 71.8% 238,914 54.1% 45.9% 14.8% 35.3%
48 Golden Gate University 2.65 3.03 3.3 147 150 152 61.3% 6.2 N/A 50.6% CA 47.6% 58.3% 350,762 49.2% 50.8% 20.5% 65.5%
49 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%
50 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%

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.