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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 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%
2 Texas Southern University 2.73 3.03 3.37 143 144 147 35.4% 6.5 N/A 65.6% TX 44.5% 74.6% N/A 44.0% 56.0% 79.1% 85.0%
3 St. Thomas University 2.77 3.1 3.41 146 148 151 53.8% 8.0 27.6% 27.6% FL 59.6% 67.9% 439,683 64.9% 35.1% 27.2% 83.3%
4 U. of the District of Columbia 2.72 2.92 3.17 145 147 150 35.4% N/A 52.1% 63.4% DC 38.5% 70.1% N/A 43.3% 56.7% 44.8% 74.5%
5 Florida A&M University 2.79 3.09 3.36 145 146 149 49.1% 7.0 N/A 51.1% FL 49.6% 67.9% 425,707 50.0% 50.0% 70.9% 71.1%
6 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%
7 U. of Detroit Mercy 3.06 3.27 3.51 149 152 155 56.1% 11.0 N/A 47.7% MI 73.6% 75.1% 385,270 56.8% 43.2% 12.6% 69.7%
8 Southern University 2.55 2.83 3.13 142 144 146 65.2% 17.0 N/A 48.8% LA 57.8% 76.6% N/A 52.2% 47.8% 75.2% 68.3%
9 Golden Gate University 2.65 3.03 3.3 147 150 152 61.3% 6.2 N/A 50.6% CA 47.6% 58.3% 350,762 49.2% 50.8% 20.5% 65.5%
10 Florida International U. 3.38 3.63 3.76 152 156 157 33.3% 7.9 37.4% 80.6% FL 86.6% 67.9% 273,612 65.6% 34.4% 48.9% 65.4%
11 North Carolina Central U. 3.07 3.26 3.5 144 146 150 40.9% 7.1 16.2% 42.8% NC 67.2% 65.3% 380,920 42.3% 57.7% 52.6% 64.7%
12 Western State University 2.81 3.01 3.4 146 148 151 52.7% 11.1 N/A 52.1% CA 58.3% 58.3% 14,587 55.7% 44.3% 21.3% 63.0%
13 Thomas Jefferson 2.53 2.8 3.09 145 147 149 40.4% 9.4 8.6% 32.2% CA 29.2% 58.3% 265,179 53.4% 46.6% 17.0% 62.0%
14 St. Mary's University 2.89 3.19 3.48 148 151 154 55.8% 9.1 21.8% 70.1% TX 78.9% 74.6% 418,406 64.0% 36.0% 24.6% 59.5%
14 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%
16 U. of San Francisco 2.96 3.19 3.42 151 152 155 55.5% 5.9 25.5% 60.8% CA 51.8% 58.3% 277,275 55.4% 44.6% 21.4% 58.9%
17 CUNY-Queens College 3.01 3.28 3.58 150 154 158 31.9% 9.1 N/A 71.3% NY 86.2% 75.7% 78,675 35.4% 64.6% 36.7% 56.4%
17 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%
19 U. of California-Davis 3.37 3.63 3.74 157 162 165 34.6% 7.7 57.5% 77.2% CA 75.7% 58.3% 508,592 55.7% 44.3% 38.1% 55.8%
20 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%
21 Chapman University 3.17 3.42 3.56 154 157 158 38.0% 7.1 37.2% 68.2% CA 63.6% 58.3% 290,944 61.1% 38.9% 8.0% 54.9%
21 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%
23 U. of New Mexico 3.09 3.4 3.64 151 153 156 48.0% 5.5 55.7% 79.2% NM 90.4% 85.7% 457,167 49.1% 50.9% 33.0% 54.8%
24 Santa Clara University 3.04 3.32 3.49 152 155 157 57.7% 6.4 27.9% 64.0% CA 76.9% 58.3% 263,005 56.4% 43.6% 44.1% 54.4%
25 Catholic U. of America 3.19 3.41 3.58 150 153 156 51.4% 5.9 43.2% 64.9% DC 68.8% 66.4% 471,859 58.8% 41.2% 16.7% 53.3%
26 California Western 2.91 3.17 3.39 148 150 152 59.6% 9.5 N/A 64.5% CA 59.5% 58.3% 369,879 56.5% 43.5% 13.7% 53.0%
27 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%
28 Southwestern Univ. 2.98 3.22 3.49 150 153 155 46.1% 8.1 19.3% 58.6% CA 52.3% 58.3% 542,873 57.6% 42.4% 26.6% 52.2%
29 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%
30 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%
31 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%
32 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%
33 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%
33 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%
35 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%
36 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%
36 Loyola Law School 3.37 3.58 3.72 157 160 162 36.3% 8.8 39.5% 78.6% CA 74.2% 58.3% 572,322 60.1% 39.9% 28.2% 46.2%
38 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%
39 U. of the Pacific (McGeorge) 3.06 3.32 3.57 148 153 156 59.5% 6.9 28.2% 59.5% CA 61.0% 58.3% 497,411 65.7% 34.3% 11.4% 44.0%
40 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%
41 Florida Coastal 2.83 3.14 3.36 147 150 153 37.8% 7.8 N/A 46.6% FL 42.5% 67.9% 137,164 44.1% 55.9% 19.1% 43.5%
41 U. of Arizona (Rogers) 3.32 3.7 3.82 155 161 162 25.5% 4.5 47.7% 80.5% AZ 75.6% 63.8% 314,970 61.1% 38.9% 15.9% 43.5%
43 Northeastern University 3.37 3.6 3.79 156 161 163 41.5% 9.0 45.1% 79.6% MA 90.1% 77.3% 265,391 43.2% 56.8% 15.8% 43.1%
44 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%
45 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%
46 John Marshall 2.8 3.2 3.5 146 149 152 65.0% 8.0 43.5% 71.6% IL 71.2% 79.0% 255,725 61.0% 39.0% 19.5% 42.7%
47 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%
48 Pepperdine University 3.35 3.63 3.79 155 160 161 36.3% 6.4 34.1% 75.3% CA 63.8% 58.3% 386,296 68.3% 31.7% 15.1% 42.0%
49 Oklahoma City University 2.87 3.2 3.55 146 149 152 63.4% 12.0 N/A 74.8% OK 76.7% 86.9% 169,965 66.7% 33.3% 13.0% 41.9%
50 American University 3.08 3.43 3.58 155 158 160 48.6% 6.4 42.2% 68.0% DC 66.0% 70.1% 558,968 59.9% 40.1% 24.9% 41.8%

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.