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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 William Mitchell 2.92 3.52 148 156 57.5% 22.2 25.0% 71.5% MN 80.9% 83.7% 330,821
3 Willamette University 2.8 3.44 150 157 66.6% 11.1 36.1% 73.8% OR 65.6% 73.2% 296,844
4 Widener (Delaware) 2.74 3.44 147 151 64.0% 8.7 25.4% 54.7% PA 70.4% 80.8% 378,623
5 Widener (Commonwealth) 2.82 3.39 145 151 67.4% 9.3 20.4% 67.3% PA 81.1% 80.8% 195,454
6 Whittier Law School 2.59 3.24 146 151 62.9% 11.8 N/A 43.8% CA 45.9% 60.2% 698,070
7 Western State University 2.78 3.3 146 151 63.3% 20.4 N/A 44.7% CA 62.7% 60.2% 50,477
8 Western New England 2.84 3.45 143 152 69.4% 0.0 N/A 55.1% MA 73.3% 80.7% N/A
9 Western Michigan (Cooley) 2.51 3.19 138 147 87.7% 0.0 N/A 44.1% MI 61.5% 72.5% 724,364
10 West Virginia U. 3.11 3.69 151 157 52.9% 8.1 41.9% 79.1% WV 75.8% 81.8% 169,067
11 Wayne State U. 3.05 3.61 154 159 52.1% 10.3 22.5% 62.1% MI 82.8% 72.5% 642,272
12 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
13 Washington and Lee U. 3.08 3.58 158 162 48.6% 8.9 45.7% 74.8% VA 89.2% 72.3% 483,204
14 Washburn University 2.86 3.52 149 155 58.6% 9.2 50.0% 79.5% KS 81.7% 86.4% 421,718
15 Wake Forest University 3.37 3.73 157 162 56.1% 10.9 37.4% 83.4% NC 78.0% 69.1% 409,137
16 Villanova University 3.27 3.74 152 158 48.5% 13.2 48.2% 77.7% PA 94.6% 80.8% 559,846
17 Vermont Law School 2.82 3.52 146 156 70.8% 18.3 24.6% 63.1% NY 79.2% 72.7% 247,362
18 Vanderbilt University 3.5 3.83 161 168 38.1% 10.9 82.5% 87.1% TN 93.2% 72.2% 654,986
19 Valparaiso University 2.63 3.27 142 148 66.3% 11.6 N/A 58.7% IN 60.9% 79.4% 378,681
20 U. of Wyoming 3.1 3.55 149 155 77.8% 9.1 38.0% 62.0% WY 81.6% 78.3% 343,804
21 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
22 U. of Washington 3.41 3.78 159 166 26.9% 7.6 46.5% 74.5% WA 84.3% 79.9% 693,642
23 U. of Virginia 3.59 3.94 163 170 20.2% 9.7 98.3% 96.6% NY 98.0% 72.7% 820,009
24 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
25 U. of Tulsa 2.98 3.57 151 156 37.2% 9.4 41.8% 84.7% OK 90.4% 84.0% 394,998
26 U. of Toledo 2.94 3.53 147 154 68.3% 10.6 33.3% 58.5% OH 83.1% 80.8% 373,393
27 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
28 U. of the District of Columbia 2.65 3.32 145 151 30.0% 11.5 N/A 44.7% MD 52.2% 76.2% 225,909
29 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
30 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
31 U. of St. Thomas 3.21 3.65 149 157 63.7% 12.0 21.7% 76.9% MN 79.4% 83.7% 227,568
32 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
33 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
34 U. of South Carolina 3.0 3.56 152 157 58.6% 13.3 38.1% 74.8% SC 78.8% 73.4% 563,286
35 U. of San Francisco 2.85 3.38 149 154 61.4% 12.5 22.8% 46.7% CA 62.1% 60.2% 280,268
36 U. of San Diego 3.19 3.63 156 161 40.5% 11.0 38.4% 58.6% CA 73.3% 60.2% 537,494
37 U. of Richmond 3.23 3.66 155 161 41.7% 8.9 31.5% 81.9% VA 86.2% 72.3% 470,389
38 U. of Pittsburgh 3.03 3.63 153 159 36.8% 9.5 33.5% 71.5% PA 90.4% 80.8% 466,390
39 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
40 U. of Oregon 2.97 3.55 154 159 49.0% 10.3 31.5% 59.8% OR 83.8% 73.2% 361,552
41 U. of Oklahoma 3.33 3.8 154 159 49.2% 13.6 47.6% 79.0% OK 90.7% 84.0% 381,792
42 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
43 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
44 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
45 U. of New Hampshire 3.18 3.65 153 159 53.2% 8.3 38.9% 73.0% NH 93.2% 85.8% 321,711
46 U. of Nevada-Las Vegas 2.98 3.58 155 161 32.2% 9.1 40.3% 71.2% NV 68.9% 68.1% 405,496
47 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
48 U. of N. Carolina-Chap. Hill 3.31 3.68 160 164 44.6% 11.1 47.3% 77.0% NC 88.2% 69.1% 570,168
49 U. of Montana 3.06 3.63 149 156 65.5% 13.3 47.5% 75.0% MT 71.4% 69.7% 135,360
50 U. of Missouri-Kansas City 3.03 3.57 150 155 57.1% 11.0 33.6% 72.7% MO 89.3% 87.4% 361,206

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.