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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 Marquette University 3.16 3.42 3.61 150 154 156 48.1% 8.0 47.6% 77.0% WI 100.0% 77.1% 417,279 62.5% 37.5% 8.3% 21.1%
1 U. of Wisconsin-Madison 3.23 3.58 3.76 158 162 164 45.6% 5.9 52.8% 82.4% WI 100.0% 77.1% 1,361,485 51.7% 48.3% 15.0% 25.8%
3 U. of Virginia 3.59 3.89 3.97 163 169 171 15.3% 6.5 92.6% 93.9% VA 99.0% 75.7% 806,421 70.0% 30.0% 10.0% 26.0%
4 U. of Chicago 3.73 3.89 3.96 167 171 173 17.5% 5.1 93.0% 93.9% IL 98.9% 79.0% 707,136 68.8% 31.2% 11.8% 37.2%
5 U. of Pennsylvania 3.49 3.89 3.95 164 170 171 14.6% 4.9 94.9% 96.9% PA 98.5% 79.6% 1,224,184 64.7% 35.3% 20.0% 42.9%
6 Yale University 3.84 3.92 3.98 170 173 176 6.9% 4.2 81.7% 83.5% CT 98.3% 75.7% 1,364,230 65.0% 35.0% 11.7% 46.1%
7 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%
8 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%
9 New York University 3.61 3.79 3.9 167 170 172 23.6% 5.3 89.7% 90.9% NY 97.5% 75.7% 1,059,572 68.2% 31.8% 14.3% 41.6%
10 Harvard University 3.8 3.9 3.97 170 173 175 12.9% 7.6 90.5% 92.1% MA 97.2% 75.7% 3,018,822 66.9% 33.1% 16.9% 49.6%
11 U. of Michigan-Ann Arbor 3.55 3.77 3.89 165 169 171 19.6% 6.8 88.6% 92.8% MI 96.6% 75.7% 1,052,608 61.6% 38.4% 10.6% 32.1%
12 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%
13 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%
14 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%
15 Washington U. in St Louis 3.39 3.81 3.89 160 168 170 30.0% 6.8 72.4% 90.2% MO 95.5% 85.7% 773,390 65.5% 34.5% 10.9% 41.2%
16 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%
16 U. of Illinois-Urbana-Champ. 3.25 3.65 3.8 157 162 164 33.0% 5.0 60.6% 86.6% IL 95.3% 79.0% 829,306 56.7% 43.3% 14.9% 36.6%
18 U. of Tulsa 3.09 3.48 3.63 150 154 157 41.7% 6.6 45.3% 91.9% OK 95.2% 86.9% 392,738 48.4% 51.6% 9.7% 34.5%
19 Vanderbilt University 3.61 3.8 3.87 161 167 168 23.7% 7.4 79.8% 88.3% TN 95.0% 75.7% 656,173 61.7% 38.3% 15.0% 32.9%
20 U. of Oklahoma 3.3 3.6 3.78 154 157 159 38.9% 10.8 46.2% 86.5% OK 94.9% 86.9% 379,430 63.8% 36.2% 14.5% 27.9%
21 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%
22 Regent University 3.27 3.55 3.73 150 154 158 43.3% 7.9 29.5% 71.8% VA 94.1% 75.5% 417,074 70.7% 29.3% 14.6% 24.3%
23 Northwestern University 3.58 3.84 3.9 164 169 170 19.3% 3.6 85.9% 91.9% IL 93.5% 79.0% 827,547 63.7% 36.3% 10.4% 43.0%
24 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%
25 U. of Iowa 3.45 3.61 3.77 157 161 163 46.0% 7.7 58.4% 83.2% IA 93.2% 85.8% 1,455,063 57.5% 42.5% 12.6% 33.0%
26 Howard University 3.01 3.24 3.54 149 151 155 35.3% 8.1 61.2% 69.9% DC 93.1% 75.7% 598,792 49.4% 50.6% 82.3% 98.8%
27 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%
27 Penn State U. (University Park) 3.32 3.58 3.74 155 159 160 35.1% 8.2 55.3% 78.1% PA 92.6% 79.6% 455,918 63.3% 36.7% 15.0% 25.7%
29 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%
30 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%
31 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%
31 Penn State U. (Dickinson) 3.21 3.43 3.66 158 160 162 43.4% 6.0 45.9% 78.7% PA 92.1% 79.6% 549,027 49.0% 51.0% 19.6% 30.9%
33 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%
33 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%
35 Syracuse University 3.13 3.38 3.61 152 154 156 52.1% 8.2 51.7% 79.2% NY 91.4% 75.7% 554,068 64.6% 35.4% 12.5% 31.3%
36 Tulane University 3.16 3.46 3.64 156 159 161 53.4% 6.9 59.4% 78.3% LA 90.7% 76.6% 695,893 73.0% 27.0% 6.1% 26.2%
37 U. of New Mexico 3.09 3.4 3.64 151 153 156 48.0% 5.5 55.7% 79.2% NM 90.4% 85.7% 457,167 49.1% 50.9% 33.0% 54.8%
38 U. of Minnesota-Twin Cities 3.52 3.76 3.88 161 164 166 34.9% 5.0 77.6% 86.8% MN 90.2% 80.1% 1,134,058 65.5% 34.5% 7.5% 26.8%
39 Northeastern University 3.37 3.6 3.79 156 161 163 41.5% 9.0 45.1% 79.6% MA 90.1% 77.3% 265,391 43.2% 56.8% 15.8% 43.1%
40 U. of Georgia 3.39 3.67 3.85 159 163 164 26.8% 8.0 70.7% 90.1% GA 89.4% 71.8% 551,145 57.4% 42.6% 15.8% 21.8%
41 U. of Texas-Austin 3.47 3.74 3.88 160 167 168 20.9% 4.0 68.5% 84.7% TX 89.3% 74.6% 1,129,100 66.8% 33.2% 10.2% 35.6%
42 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%
43 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%
44 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%
44 St. John's University 3.33 3.61 3.76 153 159 160 41.9% 9.1 55.6% 81.8% NY 88.6% 75.7% 441,264 62.3% 37.7% 13.6% 29.1%
44 U. of Missouri-Columbia 3.04 3.49 3.7 155 157 160 48.2% 6.5 58.8% 85.3% MO 88.6% 85.7% 458,834 57.9% 42.1% 7.0% 21.0%
47 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%
48 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%
49 Indiana U.-Bloomington 3.49 3.72 3.88 157 162 163 39.1% 6.0 61.0% 79.7% IN 87.5% 72.9% 800,168 65.1% 34.9% 12.7% 32.2%
50 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%

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.