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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 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%
2 West Virginia U. 3.04 3.38 3.64 151 153 155 61.5% 6.9 43.4% 78.3% WV 77.3% 75.0% 142,060 57.9% 42.1% 8.8% 10.8%
3 Marquette University 3.16 3.42 3.61 150 154 156 48.1% 8.0 47.6% 77.0% WI 100.0% 77.1% 417,279 62.5% 37.5% 8.3% 21.1%
3 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 Gonzaga University 3.09 3.32 3.58 152 154 156 64.2% 8.0 29.0% 68.2% WA 72.0% 74.1% 324,640 62.1% 37.9% 10.6% 22.3%
5 Seattle University 3.03 3.32 3.54 150 154 157 65.2% 6.7 31.6% 68.9% WA 76.5% 74.1% 395,021 55.4% 44.6% 21.7% 39.8%
5 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%
8 Vermont Law School 2.8 3.25 3.56 147 151 156 76.4% 4.2 29.8% 66.9% VT 68.6% 68.8% 246,552 56.5% 43.5% 6.0% 33.9%
9 Appalachian School of Law 2.64 3.05 3.32 143 144 147 62.6% N/A N/A 59.5% VA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 30.8%
9 College of William and Mary 3.4 3.8 3.9 156 162 164 36.1% 6.4 61.1% 80.8% VA 84.8% 75.5% 447,497 64.0% 36.0% 7.6% 24.2%
9 George Mason University 3.45 3.76 3.88 157 163 164 25.9% 4.6 52.0% 77.6% VA 81.5% 75.5% 300,137 69.8% 30.2% 15.1% 25.2%
9 Liberty University 3.08 3.36 3.68 149 152 156 58.8% 5.6 29.3% 69.0% VA 84.2% 75.5% 285,322 74.4% 25.6% 23.1% 24.2%
9 Regent University 3.27 3.55 3.73 150 154 158 43.3% 7.9 29.5% 71.8% VA 94.1% 75.5% 417,074 70.7% 29.3% 14.6% 24.3%
9 U. of Richmond 3.24 3.59 3.69 156 161 162 31.9% 5.1 51.0% 81.9% VA 73.1% 75.5% 473,746 56.7% 43.3% 7.8% 26.5%
9 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%
9 Washington and Lee U. 3.21 3.51 3.68 158 163 164 28.7% 6.9 61.6% 82.8% VA 86.7% 75.5% 497,250 68.5% 31.5% 9.8% 24.7%
17 Brigham Young University 3.51 3.8 3.91 160 164 166 38.1% 6.1 43.8% 73.1% UT 83.3% 82.6% 488,438 72.2% 27.8% 5.2% 22.5%
17 U. of Utah (SJ Quinney) 3.32 3.56 3.72 157 159 161 47.5% 4.8 57.3% 88.9% UT 86.7% 82.6% 285,277 55.4% 44.6% 9.8% 17.9%
19 Baylor University 3.31 3.59 3.76 157 160 161 39.0% 7.6 51.5% 85.4% TX 92.1% 74.6% 126,038 70.1% 28.7% 5.7% 25.8%
19 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%
19 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%
19 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%
19 Texas A&M University 3.27 3.51 3.7 155 157 158 30.2% 4.8 29.9% 73.9% TX 81.4% 74.6% 309,052 55.4% 44.6% 18.8% 34.1%
19 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%
19 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%
19 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%
19 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%
28 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%
28 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%
28 U. of Memphis 2.93 3.41 3.63 148 152 155 52.4% 8.0 35.4% 74.7% TN 81.1% 74.4% 277,082 69.0% 31.0% 12.1% 22.9%
28 U. of Tennessee-Knoxville 3.25 3.62 3.78 154 158 160 37.3% 4.9 56.0% 85.0% TN 86.0% 74.4% 490,361 60.5% 39.5% 8.5% 24.4%
28 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%
33 U. of South Dakota 3.01 3.3 3.65 147 150 153 64.8% 8.0 53.7% 79.1% SD 51.7% 68.2% 146,009 69.7% 30.3% 12.1% 14.2%
34 Charleston School of Law 2.81 3.15 3.45 145 147 150 55.6% N/A N/A 52.7% SC 53.8% 71.8% 35,244 59.5% 40.5% 2.5% 30.6%
34 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%
36 Roger Williams University 3.0 3.28 3.51 145 148 151 69.3% 7.8 N/A 63.9% RI 78.0% 77.3% 290,798 55.3% 44.7% 8.5% 34.4%
37 Drexel University (Kline) 3.08 3.43 3.61 153 156 158 48.6% 6.0 34.7% 81.5% PA 76.1% 79.6% 72,956 51.5% 48.5% 20.1% 28.3%
37 Duquesne University 3.12 3.38 3.68 150 152 154 63.2% 7.3 38.1% 79.4% PA 87.8% 79.6% 336,167 64.9% 35.1% 9.6% 10.6%
37 Penn State U. (Dickinson) 3.21 3.43 3.66 158 160 162 43.4% 6.0 45.9% 78.7% PA 92.1% 79.6% 549,027 49.0% 51.0% 19.6% 30.9%
37 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%
37 Temple University (Beasley) 3.31 3.54 3.7 157 161 163 35.9% 6.1 61.3% 86.2% PA 83.8% 79.6% 578,659 60.4% 39.6% 17.7% 32.8%
37 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%
37 U. of Pittsburgh 3.09 3.39 3.6 154 157 159 29.3% 4.9 39.1% 77.5% PA 85.5% 79.6% 378,032 67.5% 32.5% 9.4% 31.2%
37 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%
37 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%
46 Lewis & Clark (Northwestern) 3.08 3.37 3.67 155 158 161 55.0% 6.7 27.3% 65.6% OR 83.8% 81.8% 497,928 59.7% 40.3% 13.2% 29.5%
46 U. of Oregon 3.2 3.4 3.6 154 157 159 50.4% 6.5 37.5% 70.2% OR 85.1% 81.8% 365,282 53.7% 46.3% 10.5% 24.5%
46 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%
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%
49 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%

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.