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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 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%
2 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%
3 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%
4 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%
5 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%
6 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%
7 U. of Pennsylvania 3.49 3.89 3.95 164 170 171 14.6% 4.9 94.9% 96.9% PA 98.5% 75.7% 1,224,184 64.7% 35.3% 20.0% 42.9%
8 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%
9 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%
10 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%
11 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%
12 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%
13 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%
14 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%
15 Louisiana State-Baton Rouge 3.16 3.46 3.73 150 154 157 61.5% 10.6 46.7% 83.0% LA 80.7% 76.6% 859,586 77.1% 22.9% 8.4% 22.0%
16 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%
17 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 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%
19 Loyola U. New Orleans 2.89 3.14 3.48 148 152 155 59.6% 7.3 23.0% 60.7% LA 85.4% 76.6% 821,560 60.4% 39.6% 19.8% 39.5%
20 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%
21 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%
22 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%
23 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%
24 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%
25 Nova Southeastern U. 2.79 3.11 3.34 148 150 153 47.0% 8.1 23.0% 62.4% FL 68.8% 67.9% 755,644 55.7% 44.3% 23.7% 56.4%
26 Western Michigan (Cooley) 2.64 3.02 3.33 139 142 147 86.1% 6.1 N/A 47.2% MI 43.9% 75.7% 753,000 65.5% 34.5% 14.2% 52.5%
27 Albany Law School Union U. 3.06 3.32 3.62 151 153 156 54.6% 8.1 53.6% 80.0% NY 70.6% 75.7% 749,251 56.8% 43.2% 10.8% 23.2%
28 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%
29 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%
30 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%
31 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%
32 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%
33 U. of Washington 3.44 3.69 3.8 158 163 165 26.4% 5.4 52.5% 76.3% WA 85.7% 74.1% 705,321 59.4% 40.6% 13.8% 37.2%
34 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%
35 U. of Miami 3.17 3.43 3.65 155 158 161 55.9% 8.9 40.0% 82.7% FL 86.3% 67.9% 680,240 63.1% 36.9% 19.9% 59.5%
36 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%
37 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%
38 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%
39 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%
40 Wayne State U. 3.26 3.5 3.69 155 158 161 48.1% 7.6 36.8% 72.8% MI 77.8% 75.1% 633,352 54.5% 45.5% 13.0% 22.2%
41 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%
42 U. of Maryland 3.28 3.56 3.7 154 158 161 47.7% 4.3 58.7% 76.2% MD 76.7% 66.4% 610,517 59.1% 40.9% 14.2% 33.5%
43 Cardozo-Yeshiva University 3.24 3.52 3.71 157 161 162 40.3% 6.9 52.7% 87.0% NY 85.6% 75.7% 609,211 57.9% 42.1% 9.9% 39.7%
44 U. of California (Hastings) 3.24 3.44 3.59 156 158 161 44.9% 6.9 32.5% 67.1% CA 58.8% 58.3% 608,069 58.1% 41.9% 17.0% 50.0%
45 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%
46 U. of Connecticut 3.2 3.45 3.62 155 158 161 39.0% 4.1 52.3% 76.5% CT 83.0% 76.4% 595,227 63.1% 36.9% 11.5% 29.6%
47 South Texas College of Law 2.84 3.1 3.36 148 151 154 60.7% 11.0 23.8% 62.1% TX 67.9% 74.6% 594,605 62.7% 37.3% 15.5% 52.0%
48 Brooklyn Law School 3.2 3.4 3.6 155 157 159 47.2% 7.8 53.5% 80.2% NY 78.7% 75.7% 587,749 64.3% 35.7% 10.6% 39.3%
49 U. of Houston 3.35 3.61 3.75 156 160 161 33.1% 6.3 46.3% 77.5% TX 85.1% 74.6% 587,004 65.3% 34.7% 17.8% 39.7%
50 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%

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.