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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 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%
2 U. of North Dakota 2.86 3.17 3.5 145 148 152 64.0% 13.6 N/A 68.8% ND 72.3% 71.2% 286,724 41.7% 58.3% 12.5% 33.2%
3 U. of Wyoming 3.08 3.38 3.67 150 153 156 54.9% 13.0 41.4% 72.9% WY 80.4% 72.7% 351,468 56.4% 43.6% 15.4% 15.9%
4 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%
5 Belmont University 3.31 3.5 3.7 153 155 157 52.4% 11.5 30.8% 82.1% TN 92.6% 74.4% 22,513 65.0% 35.0% 12.5% 18.4%
6 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%
7 Northern Kentucky U. 2.95 3.25 3.53 147 150 153 68.0% 11.0 N/A 61.3% KY 61.4% 75.4% 339,162 74.2% 25.8% 9.1% 13.2%
7 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%
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%
10 Lincoln Memorial U. 2.73 3.07 3.51 147 149 152 48.0% 10.9 76.5% 76.5% TN 72.2% 74.4% 8,694 65.6% 34.4% 15.6% 23.4%
10 Widener (Delaware) 2.89 3.17 3.48 147 148 151 61.9% 10.9 31.2% 59.6% DE 66.0% 79.6% 340,257 49.3% 50.7% 9.3% 26.4%
12 U. of Oklahoma 3.3 3.6 3.78 154 157 159 38.9% 10.8 46.2% 86.5% OK 94.9% 86.9% 379,430 63.8% 36.2% 14.5% 27.9%
13 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%
14 Touro College (Fuchsberg) 2.71 3.0 3.26 146 148 150 55.7% 10.0 N/A 75.2% NY 60.8% 75.7% 460,327 60.6% 39.4% 10.6% 40.7%
15 Samford U. (Cumberland) 3.1 3.31 3.57 149 151 154 74.1% 9.8 40.6% 68.1% AL 76.3% 69.6% 327,072 67.9% 32.1% 12.5% 19.1%
16 Southern Illinois-Carbondale 2.7 3.1 3.48 147 150 151 50.4% 9.6 N/A 58.6% IL 64.3% 79.0% 436,647 48.9% 51.1% 11.1% 23.0%
17 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%
18 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%
18 U. of Louisville (Brandeis) 3.13 3.37 3.61 151 153 156 65.1% 9.4 52.1% 78.1% KY 71.0% 69.0% 422,987 67.7% 32.3% 12.9% 14.6%
20 New York Law School 3.13 3.36 3.58 150 153 155 52.4% 9.3 48.1% 74.3% NY 59.5% 75.7% 574,810 57.2% 42.8% 11.7% 40.2%
21 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%
21 St. John's University 3.33 3.61 3.76 153 159 160 41.9% 9.1 55.6% 81.8% NY 88.6% 75.7% 441,264 62.3% 37.7% 13.6% 29.1%
21 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%
21 Widener (Commonwealth) 2.83 3.11 3.45 145 147 148 62.1% 9.1 23.0% 67.2% PA 71.4% 79.6% 196,222 67.9% 32.1% 3.8% 25.3%
25 Ave Maria School of Law 2.73 3.05 3.34 145 148 151 55.1% 9.0 N/A 49.4% FL 53.4% 67.9% 88,810 66.7% 33.3% 9.5% 36.9%
25 Mercer University (GA) 2.98 3.31 3.58 149 152 154 55.8% 9.0 44.0% 72.0% GA 79.4% 71.8% 322,610 68.1% 31.9% 8.3% 25.6%
25 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%
25 Suffolk University 3.13 3.36 3.57 149 153 156 65.2% 9.0 37.2% 68.1% MA 63.6% 77.3% 215,088 56.9% 43.1% 12.0% 25.1%
25 U. of Akron 3.04 3.28 3.56 151 153 156 48.5% 9.0 42.5% 71.7% OH 70.8% 75.4% 201,220 61.6% 38.4% 11.0% 19.2%
30 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%
31 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%
31 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%
33 Michigan State University 3.24 3.52 3.73 152 154 157 59.4% 8.7 42.4% 76.6% MI 82.7% 75.1% 300,418 59.7% 40.3% 11.6% 29.5%
34 Villanova University 3.35 3.57 3.74 154 158 160 29.5% 8.6 57.9% 82.4% PA 76.6% 79.6% 478,600 57.9% 42.1% 8.8% 24.4%
34 Willamette University 2.71 3.13 3.45 149 152 155 75.4% 8.6 32.0% 70.0% OR 79.1% 81.8% 297,661 58.2% 41.8% 9.1% 30.5%
36 Texas Tech University 3.18 3.44 3.64 152 155 157 44.0% 8.5 36.5% 78.2% TX 83.6% 74.6% 357,481 63.2% 36.8% 16.2% 31.9%
36 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%
38 Mississippi College 2.7 3.05 3.52 145 148 151 62.5% 8.4 55.7% 55.7% MS 57.1% 64.0% 403,959 56.3% 43.7% 16.9% 39.3%
39 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%
39 U. of South Carolina 3.19 3.41 3.65 153 155 157 49.8% 8.3 42.5% 79.7% SC 76.4% 71.8% 349,352 63.9% 36.1% 7.4% 20.8%
41 Campbell University 3.06 3.3 3.56 150 152 155 59.1% 8.2 31.4% 69.3% NC 82.4% 65.3% 207,106 68.1% 31.9% 12.1% 17.0%
41 Penn State U. (University Park) 3.32 3.58 3.74 155 159 160 35.1% 8.2 55.3% 78.1% PA 92.6% 79.6% 455,918 63.3% 36.7% 15.0% 25.7%
41 Syracuse University 3.13 3.38 3.61 152 154 156 52.1% 8.2 51.7% 79.2% NY 91.4% 75.7% 554,068 64.6% 35.4% 12.5% 31.3%
44 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%
44 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%
44 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%
44 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%
48 Capital University 3.01 3.25 3.54 147 149 152 64.4% 8.0 36.8% 65.8% OH 69.4% 75.4% 265,501 67.5% 32.5% 10.8% 21.3%
48 Creighton University 3.03 3.29 3.6 150 153 156 52.1% 8.0 52.5% 76.2% NE 72.9% 81.7% 396,922 72.9% 27.1% 8.5% 24.1%
48 Elon University 3.02 3.26 3.54 147 150 153 35.9% 8.0 16.5% 47.3% NC 46.9% 65.3% 121,089 51.4% 48.6% 11.1% 29.2%

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.