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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 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%
51 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%
51 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%
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%
55 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%
55 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%
55 U. of Dayton 3.03 3.29 3.56 146 149 152 51.9% 6.9 25.0% 63.5% OH 67.3% 75.4% 209,192 60.9% 39.1% 12.5% 27.9%
58 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%
58 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%
58 U. of Missouri-Columbia 3.04 3.49 3.7 155 157 160 48.2% 6.5 58.8% 85.3% MO 88.6% 85.7% 458,834 57.9% 42.1% 7.0% 21.0%
58 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%
62 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%
62 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%
62 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%
62 U. of Arkansas-Little Rock 3.06 3.3 3.59 147 151 155 52.8% 6.4 8.3% 70.8% AR 77.5% 77.5% 299,974 56.5% 43.5% 18.5% 21.5%
62 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%
62 U. of Montana 3.06 3.37 3.64 152 155 158 62.4% 7.5 45.1% 78.0% MT 84.8% 82.6% 115,947 46.2% 53.8% 13.5% 14.9%
62 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%
69 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%
70 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%
70 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%
70 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%
70 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%
70 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%
70 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%
70 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%
77 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%
77 Illinois Inst. of Tech. (Kent) 3.09 3.44 3.64 151 157 160 49.3% 7.0 43.5% 75.8% IL 79.1% 79.0% 500,761 73.9% 26.1% 13.0% 39.1%
77 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%
77 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%
77 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%
82 Cleveland State U. (Marshall) 3.1 3.43 3.64 150 153 156 52.6% 5.8 33.3% 65.0% OH 78.4% 75.4% 505,580 59.8% 40.2% 16.1% 18.8%
82 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%
84 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%
84 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%
86 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%
86 Quinnipiac University 3.12 3.47 3.67 149 152 154 64.5% 6.0 39.3% 72.6% CT 82.3% 76.4% 450,346 62.2% 37.8% 6.1% 23.6%
86 U. of Maine 3.12 3.47 3.65 150 154 157 53.3% 6.9 51.8% 62.7% ME 79.1% 74.4% 276,950 53.4% 46.6% 8.6% 11.3%
89 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%
89 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%
89 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%
89 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%
93 Indiana U.-Indianapolis 3.14 3.45 3.66 149 153 156 59.6% 6.3 33.5% 77.0% IN 69.3% 72.9% 231,044 54.3% 45.7% 9.3% 21.4%
93 U. at Buffalo 3.14 3.41 3.63 150 153 156 57.9% 5.5 36.8% 71.1% NY 77.5% 75.7% 478,990 54.6% 45.4% 8.5% 28.9%
95 Seton Hall University 3.15 3.49 3.7 154 158 160 48.6% 7.1 78.4% 88.6% NJ 81.8% 69.9% 461,893 57.9% 42.1% 11.4% 32.4%
95 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%
95 U. of New Hampshire 3.15 3.46 3.67 153 156 159 61.2% 4.2 45.9% 80.3% NH 91.9% 75.3% 323,405 51.9% 48.1% 3.7% 20.6%
98 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%
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 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%

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.