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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 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%
2 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%
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 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%
5 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%
6 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%
7 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%
8 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%
9 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%
10 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%
11 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%
12 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%
13 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%
14 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%
15 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%
16 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%
17 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%
18 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%
19 Lincoln Memorial U. 2.73 3.07 3.51 147 149 152 48.0% 10.9 76.5% 76.5% TN 72.2% 74.4% 8,694 65.6% 34.4% 15.6% 23.4%
20 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%
21 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%
22 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%
23 U. of Notre Dame 3.49 3.71 3.89 159 165 166 25.1% 6.3 71.0% 86.0% IN 84.1% 79.0% 746,789 66.9% 33.1% 8.3% 31.3%
24 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%
25 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%
26 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%
27 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%
28 U. of Hawaii 3.01 3.32 3.63 152 154 157 49.7% 3.5 63.0% 79.6% HI 72.7% 75.7% 293,051 51.1% 48.9% 44.0% 70.7%
29 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%
30 Ohio State University (Moritz) 3.55 3.75 3.91 157 161 163 36.1% 7.2 62.4% 86.1% OH 87.1% 75.4% 721,005 64.3% 35.7% 13.9% 28.4%
31 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%
32 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%
32 Southern Methodist Univ. 3.43 3.68 3.8 155 161 163 47.2% 6.9 61.9% 83.5% TX 85.0% 74.6% 666,576 68.1% 31.9% 9.7% 34.2%
34 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%
35 Washington and Lee U. 3.21 3.51 3.68 158 163 164 28.7% 6.9 61.6% 82.8% VA 86.7% 75.5% 497,250 68.5% 31.5% 9.8% 24.7%
36 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%
37 Temple University (Beasley) 3.31 3.54 3.7 157 161 163 35.9% 6.1 61.3% 86.2% PA 83.8% 79.6% 578,659 60.4% 39.6% 17.7% 32.8%
38 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%
39 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%
39 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%
41 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%
41 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%
43 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%
44 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%
45 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%
46 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%
46 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%
48 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%
49 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%
49 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%

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.