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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 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%
1 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%
1 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%
1 Loyola Law School 3.37 3.58 3.72 157 160 162 36.3% 8.8 39.5% 78.6% CA 74.2% 58.3% 572,322 60.1% 39.9% 28.2% 46.2%
1 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%
1 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%
1 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%
1 Stanford University 3.82 3.93 3.99 169 171 174 8.7% 4.0 88.8% 90.4% CA 95.3% 58.3% 492,859 59.5% 40.5% 18.6% 42.1%
1 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%
1 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%
1 U. of California-Berkeley 3.64 3.8 3.9 165 168 170 20.2% 5.8 84.3% 90.2% CA 89.2% 58.3% 1,133,024 59.2% 40.8% 19.4% 49.6%
1 U. of California-Davis 3.37 3.63 3.74 157 162 165 34.6% 7.7 57.5% 77.2% CA 75.7% 58.3% 508,592 55.7% 44.3% 38.1% 55.8%
1 U. of California-Irvine 3.4 3.57 3.73 161 163 165 24.8% 5.8 61.5% 79.2% CA 80.5% 58.3% 36,498 51.3% 48.7% 24.4% 54.9%
1 U. of California-Los Angeles 3.52 3.72 3.85 165 168 169 22.5% 5.9 71.5% 83.8% CA 86.0% 58.3% 709,053 54.7% 45.3% 19.5% 43.8%
1 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%
1 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%
1 U. of Southern California 3.61 3.78 3.89 163 166 167 19.2% 5.9 71.8% 87.6% CA 87.6% 58.3% 428,076 67.9% 32.1% 15.0% 46.4%
1 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%
1 Western State University 2.81 3.01 3.4 146 148 151 52.7% 11.1 N/A 52.1% CA 58.3% 58.3% 14,587 55.7% 44.3% 21.3% 63.0%
20 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%
20 U. of Arizona (Rogers) 3.32 3.7 3.82 155 161 162 25.5% 4.5 47.7% 80.5% AZ 75.6% 63.8% 314,970 61.1% 38.9% 15.9% 43.5%
22 Mississippi College 2.7 3.05 3.52 145 148 151 62.5% 8.4 55.7% 55.7% MS 57.1% 64.0% 403,959 56.3% 43.7% 16.9% 39.3%
22 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%
24 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%
24 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%
24 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%
24 U. of N. Carolina-Chap. Hill 3.36 3.59 3.75 158 161 163 46.9% 8.5 62.6% 83.6% NC 83.8% 65.3% 583,453 54.1% 45.9% 14.8% 31.2%
24 Wake Forest University 3.4 3.6 3.7 162 162 163 33.9% 5.5 58.8% 89.8% NC 88.7% 65.3% 419,198 65.2% 34.8% 8.1% 22.0%
29 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%
29 U. of Baltimore 2.91 3.25 3.49 150 152 155 56.1% 6.5 59.4% 72.8% MD 67.3% 66.4% 200,809 57.8% 42.2% 14.9% 41.0%
29 U. of Maryland 3.28 3.56 3.7 154 158 161 47.7% 4.3 58.7% 76.2% MD 76.7% 66.4% 610,517 59.1% 40.9% 14.2% 33.5%
32 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%
32 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%
32 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%
32 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%
32 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%
32 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%
32 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%
32 Stetson University 3.06 3.36 3.59 153 155 157 45.5% 8.0 41.1% 77.2% FL 72.3% 67.9% 397,870 53.9% 46.1% 12.4% 27.9%
32 U. of Florida (Levin) 3.33 3.72 3.84 155 163 164 27.9% 5.8 59.9% 86.1% FL 76.7% 67.9% 625,286 59.6% 40.4% 17.9% 36.5%
32 U. of Miami 3.17 3.43 3.65 155 158 161 55.9% 8.9 40.0% 82.7% FL 86.3% 67.9% 680,240 63.1% 36.9% 19.9% 59.5%
42 U. of South Dakota 3.01 3.3 3.65 147 150 153 64.8% 8.0 53.7% 79.1% SD 51.7% 68.2% 146,009 69.7% 30.3% 12.1% 14.2%
43 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%
44 U. of Kentucky 3.22 3.46 3.73 152 155 157 48.0% 8.8 61.1% 91.2% KY 77.4% 69.0% 850,846 54.8% 45.2% 6.8% 21.5%
44 U. of Louisville (Brandeis) 3.13 3.37 3.61 151 153 156 65.1% 9.4 52.1% 78.1% KY 71.0% 69.0% 422,987 67.7% 32.3% 12.9% 14.6%
46 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%
46 Samford U. (Cumberland) 3.1 3.31 3.57 149 151 154 74.1% 9.8 40.6% 68.1% AL 76.3% 69.6% 327,072 67.9% 32.1% 12.5% 19.1%
46 U. of Alabama 3.42 3.88 3.95 157 164 165 31.1% 6.4 61.8% 89.3% AL 94.5% 69.6% 676,336 68.0% 32.0% 11.7% 22.3%
49 Rutgers Law School (SUNJ) 3.08 3.36 3.6 153 155 158 48.8% 5.4 60.8% 82.9% NJ 76.4% 69.9% 1,258,294 62.8% 37.2% 16.0% 39.6%
49 Seton Hall University 3.15 3.49 3.7 154 158 160 48.6% 7.1 78.4% 88.6% NJ 81.8% 69.9% 461,893 57.9% 42.1% 11.4% 32.4%

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.