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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 Western Michigan (Cooley) 2.64 3.02 3.33 139 142 147 86.1% 6.1 N/A 47.2% MI 43.9% 75.7% 753,000 65.5% 34.5% 14.2% 52.5%
2 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%
3 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%
4 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%
5 Roger Williams University 3.0 3.28 3.51 145 148 151 69.3% 7.8 N/A 63.9% RI 78.0% 77.3% 290,798 55.3% 44.7% 8.5% 34.4%
6 New England Sch. of Law 2.82 3.16 3.43 147 150 153 68.3% N/A N/A 54.7% MA 74.3% 77.3% 321,654 N/A N/A N/A 32.3%
7 Northern Kentucky U. 2.95 3.25 3.53 147 150 153 68.0% 11.0 N/A 61.3% KY 61.4% 75.4% 339,162 74.2% 25.8% 9.1% 13.2%
8 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%
8 Southern University 2.55 2.83 3.13 142 144 146 65.2% 17.0 N/A 48.8% LA 57.8% 76.6% N/A 52.2% 47.8% 75.2% 68.3%
8 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%
11 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%
12 John Marshall 2.8 3.2 3.5 146 149 152 65.0% 8.0 43.5% 71.6% IL 71.2% 79.0% 255,725 61.0% 39.0% 19.5% 42.7%
13 U. of Nebraska-Lincoln 3.39 3.66 3.84 153 156 160 64.9% 7.0 53.8% 87.5% NE 93.4% 81.7% 453,113 68.5% 31.5% 5.5% 11.2%
14 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%
15 Quinnipiac University 3.12 3.47 3.67 149 152 154 64.5% 6.0 39.3% 72.6% CT 82.3% 76.4% 450,346 62.2% 37.8% 6.1% 23.6%
16 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%
17 St. Louis University 3.18 3.45 3.68 152 155 159 64.3% 7.7 61.0% 86.4% MO 92.2% 85.7% 665,348 56.7% 43.3% 9.6% 22.3%
18 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%
19 U. of North Dakota 2.86 3.17 3.5 145 148 152 64.0% 13.6 N/A 68.8% ND 72.3% 71.2% 286,724 41.7% 58.3% 12.5% 33.2%
20 U. of Idaho 2.93 3.25 3.55 148 153 155 63.5% 6.3 N/A 66.7% ID 73.4% 79.3% 369,718 57.5% 42.5% 11.0% 24.5%
21 Oklahoma City University 2.87 3.2 3.55 146 149 152 63.4% 12.0 N/A 74.8% OK 76.7% 86.9% 169,965 66.7% 33.3% 13.0% 41.9%
22 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%
23 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%
24 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%
25 U. of Montana 3.06 3.37 3.64 152 155 158 62.4% 7.5 45.1% 78.0% MT 84.8% 82.6% 115,947 46.2% 53.8% 13.5% 14.9%
26 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%
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 U. of Toledo 3.18 3.44 3.7 147 152 154 61.8% 6.5 39.5% 69.7% OH 68.9% 75.4% 331,983 63.0% 37.0% 10.9% 17.5%
29 Louisiana State-Baton Rouge 3.16 3.46 3.73 150 154 157 61.5% 10.6 46.7% 83.0% LA 80.7% 76.6% 859,586 77.1% 22.9% 8.4% 22.0%
29 West Virginia U. 3.04 3.38 3.64 151 153 155 61.5% 6.9 43.4% 78.3% WV 77.3% 75.0% 142,060 57.9% 42.1% 8.8% 10.8%
31 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%
32 U. of New Hampshire 3.15 3.46 3.67 153 156 159 61.2% 4.2 45.9% 80.3% NH 91.9% 75.3% 323,405 51.9% 48.1% 3.7% 20.6%
33 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%
34 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%
35 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%
35 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 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%
38 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%
38 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%
40 Michigan State University 3.24 3.52 3.73 152 154 157 59.4% 8.7 42.4% 76.6% MI 82.7% 75.1% 300,418 59.7% 40.3% 11.6% 29.5%
41 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%
42 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%
42 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%
44 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%
45 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%
45 Western New England 2.82 3.29 3.62 146 148 152 58.7% 6.0 N/A 56.4% MA 54.5% 76.4% 364,161 59.2% 40.8% 11.3% 32.9%
47 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%
48 Washburn University 2.98 3.35 3.69 150 153 155 57.8% 6.4 38.1% 72.2% KS 74.2% 81.5% 418,248 51.3% 48.7% 9.0% 19.3%
49 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%
50 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

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.