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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.
51 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%
51 U. of San Diego 3.23 3.53 3.69 156 159 161 35.4% 7.8 37.3% 67.6% CA 76.1% 58.3% 550,092 70.5% 29.5% 8.1% 41.5%
51 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%
54 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%
54 Florida State University 3.35 3.63 3.79 157 160 161 35.9% 6.3 43.2% 80.3% FL 81.1% 67.9% 306,650 60.2% 39.8% 17.2% 31.6%
54 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%
57 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%
57 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%
59 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%
59 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%
61 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%
62 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%
63 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%
64 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%
65 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%
66 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%
66 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%
68 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%
69 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%
70 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%
71 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%
72 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%
73 U. of Tulsa 3.09 3.48 3.63 150 154 157 41.7% 6.6 45.3% 91.9% OK 95.2% 86.9% 392,738 48.4% 51.6% 9.7% 34.5%
74 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%
75 Ohio Northern University 3.08 3.52 3.72 147 151 152 42.2% 6.1 N/A 76.9% OH 87.0% 75.4% 459,494 53.1% 46.9% 9.4% 23.1%
76 U. of Mississippi 3.11 3.46 3.65 150 155 157 43.0% 7.0 37.0% 70.6% MS 72.5% 64.0% 420,196 58.6% 41.4% 8.6% 26.1%
77 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%
78 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%
79 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%
80 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%
81 Stetson University 3.06 3.36 3.59 153 155 157 45.5% 8.0 41.1% 77.2% FL 72.3% 67.9% 397,870 53.9% 46.1% 12.4% 27.9%
82 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%
83 Loyola U. Chicago 3.18 3.43 3.6 154 157 160 45.8% 6.1 41.4% 77.5% IL 77.8% 79.0% 403,787 52.6% 47.4% 11.0% 32.6%
84 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%
85 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%
86 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%
87 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%
88 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%
88 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%
90 U. of Missouri-Kansas City 3.15 3.41 3.76 151 153 156 47.4% 6.0 33.3% 83.0% MO 84.5% 85.7% 363,244 63.1% 36.9% 8.1% 22.4%
91 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%
92 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%
93 U. of Denver 3.2 3.5 3.6 154 158 160 47.8% 6.6 50.8% 80.2% CO 76.8% 75.1% 369,032 61.0% 39.0% 13.6% 27.8%
94 U. of Cincinnati 3.34 3.62 3.82 154 157 160 47.9% 6.9 51.4% 80.0% OH 82.3% 75.4% 359,995 59.3% 40.7% 10.5% 28.3%
95 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%
95 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%
95 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%
98 Hofstra University 3.11 3.42 3.67 148 153 155 48.1% 7.5 48.9% 81.0% NY 68.2% 75.7% 559,291 61.5% 38.5% 9.8% 37.3%
98 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%
98 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%

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.