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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 Harvard University 3.75 3.96 170 175 17.9% 10.9 92.7% 94.4% NY 97.3% 72.7% 2,952,472
2 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
3 Yale University 3.86 3.98 171 176 9.7% 7.8 84.8% 86.1% NY 96.4% 72.7% 1,327,015
4 Columbia University 3.59 3.81 168 173 21.3% 6.1 93.6% 95.7% NY 92.4% 72.7% 1,304,713
5 Rutgers Law School (SUNJ) 2.96 3.54 153 158 48.8% 12.6 53.3% 71.1% NJ 80.1% 75.8% 1,241,309
6 Georgetown University 3.47 3.85 161 168 28.1% 10.9 81.8% 87.2% NY 90.5% 72.7% 1,206,270
7 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
8 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
9 Boston University 3.41 3.75 160 164 37.9% 10.6 57.7% 80.5% MA 95.4% 80.7% 1,104,392
10 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
11 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
13 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
14 Barry University 2.64 3.29 144 150 60.7% 0.0 N/A 56.9% FL 62.2% 72.1% 964,575
15 Louisiana State-Baton Rouge 3.12 3.7 153 158 59.2% 18.4 40.4% 82.0% LA 84.4% 69.3% 858,611
16 Northwestern University 3.56 3.85 163 169 22.6% 6.5 79.0% 90.0% IL 92.4% 85.0% 829,974
17 U. of Virginia 3.59 3.94 163 170 20.2% 9.7 98.3% 96.6% NY 98.0% 72.7% 820,009
18 U. of Kentucky 3.17 3.69 152 158 60.2% 11.0 63.7% 88.7% KY 89.8% 80.5% 816,309
19 U. of Illinois-Urbana-Champ. 3.26 3.68 158 163 45.7% 11.0 61.1% 82.2% IL 84.9% 85.0% 812,065
20 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
21 Indiana U.-Bloomington 3.31 3.88 155 162 53.1% 8.3 48.0% 82.4% IN 94.0% 79.4% 781,887
22 Cornell University 3.62 3.82 164 168 30.6% 8.5 94.2% 96.3% NY 91.6% 72.7% 774,171
23 U. of California (Hastings) 3.28 3.64 155 161 42.1% 13.9 30.1% 58.0% CA 68.4% 60.2% 745,543
24 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
25 Albany Law School Union U. 2.98 3.54 149 154 61.7% 11.6 41.7% 72.5% NY 74.5% 72.7% 740,594
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
27 Western Michigan (Cooley) 2.51 3.19 138 147 87.7% 0.0 N/A 44.1% MI 61.5% 72.5% 724,364
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
29 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
30 George Washington U. 3.38 3.8 158 166 39.7% 15.9 81.2% 89.2% NY 92.2% 72.7% 711,699
31 Duke University 3.56 3.84 166 170 23.3% 9.1 86.5% 93.0% NY 94.3% 72.7% 704,033
32 U. of Chicago 3.69 3.97 166 172 21.9% 8.6 94.8% 96.2% IL 97.3% 85.0% 699,631
33 Whittier Law School 2.59 3.24 146 151 62.9% 11.8 N/A 43.8% CA 45.9% 60.2% 698,070
34 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 Tulane University 3.15 3.59 155 161 60.2% 12.7 42.0% 76.1% LA 80.2% 69.3% 686,378
36 U. of Miami 3.15 3.6 154 160 54.4% 11.6 40.4% 79.4% FL 81.1% 72.1% 674,825
37 U. of Florida (Levin) 3.28 3.68 155 160 61.8% 12.0 42.7% 76.1% FL 89.0% 72.1% 674,506
38 U. of Alabama 3.29 3.93 156 164 36.7% 9.5 49.7% 85.4% AL 94.8% 78.8% 667,297
39 Southern Methodist Univ. 3.27 3.75 156 163 46.9% 13.9 55.1% 82.7% TX 84.1% 77.1% 666,019
40 St. Louis University 3.17 3.66 152 158 66.3% 10.8 44.9% 78.3% MO 84.1% 87.4% 665,565
41 Vanderbilt University 3.5 3.83 161 168 38.1% 10.9 82.5% 87.1% TN 93.2% 72.2% 654,986
42 Wayne State U. 3.05 3.61 154 159 52.1% 10.3 22.5% 62.1% MI 82.8% 72.5% 642,272
43 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
44 Temple University (Beasley) 3.29 3.69 155 162 43.1% 9.0 46.8% 71.4% PA 84.1% 80.8% 629,258
45 Howard University 3.0 3.55 148 153 42.9% 11.4 47.8% 66.4% NY 81.3% 72.7% 612,337
46 Brooklyn Law School 3.11 3.59 152 158 51.6% 16.2 38.2% 63.9% NY 84.8% 72.7% 599,411
47 Cardozo-Yeshiva University 3.15 3.62 156 161 56.4% 12.5 36.7% 67.3% NY 85.5% 72.7% 595,753
48 Houston College of Law 2.78 3.34 147 153 63.1% 20.1 N/A 72.8% TX 83.6% 77.1% 591,147
49 Loyola Law School 3.28 3.65 156 161 44.7% 12.8 36.6% 71.0% CA 81.7% 60.2% 586,693
50 Hofstra University 2.99 3.6 147 155 59.5% 13.6 36.3% 71.9% NY 73.7% 72.7% 586,005

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.