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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 Yale University 3.86 3.98 171 176 9.7% 7.8 84.8% 86.1% NY 96.4% 72.7% 1,327,015
2 Stanford University 3.78 3.97 169 173 11.3% 7.3 90.9% 93.0% CA 86.8% 60.2% 479,676
2 U. of Chicago 3.69 3.97 166 172 21.9% 8.6 94.8% 96.2% IL 97.3% 85.0% 699,631
4 Harvard University 3.75 3.96 170 175 17.9% 10.9 92.7% 94.4% NY 97.3% 72.7% 2,952,472
5 U. of Pennsylvania 3.52 3.95 163 170 18.8% 10.1 98.2% 97.8% NY 99.3% 72.7% 1,179,931
6 U. of Virginia 3.59 3.94 163 170 20.2% 9.7 98.3% 96.6% NY 98.0% 72.7% 820,009
7 U. of Alabama 3.29 3.93 156 164 36.7% 9.5 49.7% 85.4% AL 94.8% 78.8% 667,297
8 U. of California-Berkeley 3.66 3.9 162 168 21.1% 13.0 88.5% 95.5% CA 87.9% 60.2% 973,512
8 U. of Minnesota-Twin Cities 3.48 3.9 158 166 44.4% 9.3 69.9% 81.5% MN 89.9% 83.7% 1,102,736
10 Emory University 3.45 3.88 156 166 32.0% 11.4 62.3% 89.9% GA 88.4% 80.2% 313,517
10 Indiana U.-Bloomington 3.31 3.88 155 162 53.1% 8.3 48.0% 82.4% IN 94.0% 79.4% 781,887
12 New York University 3.61 3.87 166 171 33.1% 8.4 96.5% 96.7% NY 95.7% 72.7% 1,064,472
12 U. of Michigan-Ann Arbor 3.54 3.87 164 169 28.0% 10.7 88.5% 93.3% NY 92.9% 72.7% 1,036,578
14 U. of California-Los Angeles 3.51 3.86 162 169 29.7% 11.4 58.9% 87.5% CA 81.4% 60.2% 717,762
14 U. of Southern California 3.49 3.86 161 167 29.9% 10.2 77.4% 85.7% CA 86.4% 60.2% 486,666
14 U. of Texas-Austin 3.48 3.86 162 169 21.9% 9.8 68.9% 86.9% TX 88.0% 77.1% 1,113,605
14 Brigham Young University 3.45 3.86 156 164 40.3% 12.3 56.5% 88.4% UT 84.9% 86.8% 484,197
14 College of William and Mary 3.4 3.86 158 164 36.2% 12.0 65.1% 82.3% VA 85.0% 72.3% 442,492
19 Northwestern University 3.56 3.85 163 169 22.6% 6.5 79.0% 90.0% IL 92.4% 85.0% 829,974
19 Georgetown University 3.47 3.85 161 168 28.1% 10.9 81.8% 87.2% NY 90.5% 72.7% 1,206,270
19 U. of Nebraska-Lincoln 3.4 3.85 152 158 62.2% 11.5 52.1% 87.2% NE 90.4% 76.7% 452,191
22 Duke University 3.56 3.84 166 170 23.3% 9.1 86.5% 93.0% NY 94.3% 72.7% 704,033
23 Vanderbilt University 3.5 3.83 161 168 38.1% 10.9 82.5% 87.1% TN 93.2% 72.2% 654,986
23 U. of Georgia 3.36 3.83 156 164 33.0% 12.2 47.7% 77.9% GA 92.8% 80.2% 556,314
25 Cornell University 3.62 3.82 164 168 30.6% 8.5 94.2% 96.3% NY 91.6% 72.7% 774,171
26 Columbia University 3.59 3.81 168 173 21.3% 6.1 93.6% 95.7% NY 92.4% 72.7% 1,304,713
26 Ohio State University (Moritz) 3.44 3.81 156 161 49.7% 10.1 46.7% 89.0% OH 92.6% 80.8% 730,110
28 Arizona State University 3.39 3.8 158 163 43.3% 9.8 65.2% 88.4% AZ 89.5% 73.5% 166,313
28 George Washington U. 3.38 3.8 158 166 39.7% 15.9 81.2% 89.2% NY 92.2% 72.7% 711,699
28 U. of Oklahoma 3.33 3.8 154 159 49.2% 13.6 47.6% 79.0% OK 90.7% 84.0% 381,792
28 U. of Tennessee-Knoxville 3.31 3.8 153 161 37.3% 9.4 27.8% 66.9% TN 83.7% 72.2% 578,738
28 Washington U. in St Louis 3.18 3.8 161 168 27.6% 9.6 67.1% 91.1% MO 93.0% 87.4% 720,739
33 U. of Notre Dame 3.46 3.79 161 165 35.0% 10.1 62.6% 85.5% IL 93.9% 85.0% 742,878
33 U. of Iowa 3.44 3.79 156 162 43.5% 8.7 67.6% 86.9% IA 90.8% 84.4% 1,407,358
35 U. of Washington 3.41 3.78 159 166 26.9% 7.6 46.5% 74.5% WA 84.3% 79.9% 693,642
35 U. of Cincinnati 3.23 3.78 152 157 58.4% 8.6 47.2% 82.4% OH 86.3% 80.8% 344,198
37 U. of Colorado-Boulder 3.28 3.77 157 163 46.3% 9.9 50.3% 78.8% CO 82.4% 78.3% 784,534
38 U. of Utah (SJ Quinney) 3.36 3.76 154 160 47.1% 6.8 39.8% 78.0% UT 91.3% 86.8% 297,660
38 U. of Wisconsin-Madison 3.27 3.76 155 162 48.8% 8.2 45.8% 79.7% WI 100.0% 80.7% 638,337
38 Florida International U. 3.14 3.76 151 158 29.2% 12.7 N/A 78.6% FL 79.4% 72.1% 213,063
38 Liberty University 2.98 3.76 150 157 49.6% 8.0 23.7% 56.6% VA 52.8% 72.3% 320,298
42 Boston University 3.41 3.75 160 164 37.9% 10.6 57.7% 80.5% MA 95.4% 80.7% 1,104,392
42 Northeastern University 3.3 3.75 152 162 34.7% 12.6 18.1% 61.1% MA 80.4% 80.7% 263,737
42 Southern Methodist Univ. 3.27 3.75 156 163 46.9% 13.9 55.1% 82.7% TX 84.1% 77.1% 666,019
45 Villanova University 3.27 3.74 152 158 48.5% 13.2 48.2% 77.7% PA 94.6% 80.8% 559,846
46 Wake Forest University 3.37 3.73 157 162 56.1% 10.9 37.4% 83.4% NC 78.0% 69.1% 409,137
46 St. John's University 3.26 3.73 154 159 40.6% 12.8 35.8% 73.9% NY 85.3% 72.7% 424,436
46 U. of New Mexico 3.21 3.73 150 157 41.7% 8.9 60.4% 86.5% NM 88.1% 87.8% 435,045
46 Penn State U. (University Park) 3.15 3.73 152 159 43.0% 9.1 44.9% 72.2% PA 87.5% 80.8% 397,874
50 Baylor University 3.28 3.72 158 162 29.0% 12.9 36.8% 73.5% TX 90.8% 77.1% 252,235

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.