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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 Bar Library
1 Western Michigan (Cooley) 2.51 3.19 138 147 87.7% 0.0 N/A 44.1% MI 61.5% 72.5% 724,364
2 Mississippi College 2.73 3.33 142 150 85.2% 12.9 22.3% 61.7% MS 45.8% 86.7% 400,913
3 Thomas Jefferson 2.49 3.12 141 149 82.6% 15.9 11.9% 41.0% CA 44.7% 60.2% 267,694
4 Northern Kentucky U. 2.9 3.41 144 152 82.5% 12.3 N/A 68.6% OH 79.4% 80.8% 345,639
5 New England Sch. of Law 2.78 3.47 144 151 80.4% 0.0 N/A 59.9% MA 74.2% 80.7% 324,176
6 Roger Williams University 2.83 3.48 145 152 80.1% 14.1 N/A 54.9% MA 80.2% 80.7% 298,688
7 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
7 Creighton University 2.91 3.56 149 154 79.4% 11.7 40.6% 76.7% NE 69.7% 76.7% 396,328
9 Southern Illinois-Carbondale 2.66 3.32 145 152 78.6% 13.5 22.9% 70.5% IL 85.5% 85.0% 434,479
10 U. of Wyoming 3.1 3.55 149 155 77.8% 9.1 38.0% 62.0% WY 81.6% 78.3% 343,804
11 Marquette University 2.89 3.42 150 155 77.0% 17.0 36.0% 67.8% WI 99.5% 80.7% 412,226
12 Capital University 2.81 3.45 144 152 76.4% 12.1 17.5% 46.3% OH 84.7% 80.8% 264,662
13 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
14 Drake University 3.0 3.56 148 154 74.7% 10.0 35.4% 77.7% IA 84.0% 84.4% 358,371
15 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
16 John Marshall 2.75 3.36 145 151 73.2% 17.3 37.0% 69.7% IL 84.5% 85.0% 264,174
17 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
18 Oklahoma City University 2.79 3.53 146 151 72.1% 14.3 N/A 87.0% OK 78.3% 84.0% 169,304
19 Florida Coastal 2.54 3.3 141 148 71.4% 19.3 N/A 45.2% FL 60.8% 72.1% 139,335
20 U. of Arkansas-Little Rock 2.99 3.53 146 155 71.3% 15.5 20.8% 72.0% AR 74.8% 75.6% 310,567
21 Vermont Law School 2.82 3.52 146 156 70.8% 18.3 24.6% 63.1% NY 79.2% 72.7% 247,362
22 California Western 2.87 3.41 147 153 69.8% 12.3 N/A 56.6% CA 71.4% 60.2% 370,191
22 Suffolk University 3.02 3.48 145 154 69.8% 15.9 27.6% 63.1% MA 75.8% 80.7% 245,461
24 Indiana U.-Indianapolis 3.03 3.55 148 156 69.7% 15.6 39.4% 76.0% IN 79.1% 79.4% 475,431
25 Faulkner University (Jones) 2.68 3.44 142 149 69.6% 0.0 N/A 68.7% AL 69.0% 78.8% N/A
26 Southern University 2.53 3.16 141 147 69.4% 15.0 N/A 57.6% LA 55.8% 69.3% 471,839
26 U. of Maine 3.07 3.65 149 157 69.4% 10.7 32.6% 70.5% ME 75.9% 76.4% 305,230
26 Western New England 2.84 3.45 143 152 69.4% 0.0 N/A 55.1% MA 73.3% 80.7% N/A
29 U. of Toledo 2.94 3.53 147 154 68.3% 10.6 33.3% 58.5% OH 83.1% 80.8% 373,393
30 U. of Louisville (Brandeis) 3.12 3.7 151 157 68.2% 10.7 41.1% 81.3% KY 82.7% 80.5% 427,313
31 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
32 Widener (Commonwealth) 2.82 3.39 145 151 67.4% 9.3 20.4% 67.3% PA 81.1% 80.8% 195,454
33 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
34 DePaul University 3.07 3.49 149 154 66.6% 12.3 30.1% 69.2% IL 86.9% 85.0% 421,235
34 Willamette University 2.8 3.44 150 157 66.6% 11.1 36.1% 73.8% OR 65.6% 73.2% 296,844
36 Golden Gate University 2.72 3.28 145 151 66.4% 11.0 N/A 31.7% CA 45.1% 60.2% 348,189
37 St. Louis University 3.17 3.66 152 158 66.3% 10.8 44.9% 78.3% MO 84.1% 87.4% 665,565
37 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
37 Valparaiso University 2.63 3.27 142 148 66.3% 11.6 N/A 58.7% IN 60.9% 79.4% 378,681
40 Gonzaga University 2.98 3.49 151 156 66.2% 14.8 21.0% 67.3% WA 75.7% 79.9% 319,502
40 U. of Idaho 2.94 3.44 147 155 66.2% 9.9 N/A 75.6% ID 65.8% 73.2% 390,067
40 U. of South Dakota 3.01 3.67 144 151 66.2% 11.1 44.4% 79.0% SD 75.4% 75.3% 198,463
43 U. of Kansas 3.16 3.66 152 159 65.8% 10.8 37.0% 79.8% KS 83.0% 86.4% 308,180
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
45 U. of Akron 2.88 3.56 147 154 65.3% 13.1 31.0% 72.2% OH 83.6% 80.8% 223,890
46 Samford U. (Cumberland) 2.98 3.53 148 153 65.1% 16.3 23.5% 63.2% AL 84.3% 78.8% 310,374
47 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
48 Northern Illinois University 2.77 3.34 145 150 64.6% 9.9 N/A 73.7% IL 84.9% 85.0% 243,415
49 Duquesne University 3.07 3.64 150 155 64.5% 11.4 28.2% 73.5% PA 90.3% 80.8% 311,056
50 Widener (Delaware) 2.74 3.44 147 151 64.0% 8.7 25.4% 54.7% PA 70.4% 80.8% 378,623

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.