2009 Raw Data Law School Rankings*

Acceptance Rate (Ascending)

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No. Law School GPA Low GPA High LSAT Low LSAT High Accept S/F Ratio Empl. @Grad Empl. @9Mos St. Pass Bar State Avg. School vs. Avg.
1 Yale University 3.77 3.97 170 177 7.3% 7.4 96.1% 99.6% NY 91.2% 77.0% +14.2%
2 Stanford University 3.74 3.95 167 172 9.0% 8.3 98.3% 98.5% CA 88.7% 65.0% +23.7%
3 Harvard University 3.75 3.95 170 175 11.8% 10.3 96.4% 98.1% NY 97.1% 77.0% +20.1%
4 U. of California-Berkeley 3.64 3.9 163 170 12.0% 12.3 99.0% 99.0% CA 84.9% 65.0% +19.9%
5 U. of Connecticut 3.24 3.64 160 164 14.1% 11.0 74.4% 95.5% CT 86.7% 83.0% +3.7%
6 U. of Maryland 3.47 3.84 160 166 15.5% 11.4 79.9% 94.2% MD 87.5% 77.0% +10.5%
7 Columbia University 3.56 3.81 169 174 15.9% 9.5 98.9% 98.9% NY 95.6% 77.0% +18.6%
8 U. of Chicago 3.49 3.76 169 173 16.2% 10.3 96.4% 99.0% IL 97.7% 87.0% +10.7%
9 U. of Pennsylvania 3.52 3.86 166 171 16.3% 12.1 95.3% 98.2% NY 94.4% 77.0% +17.4%
10 U. of California-Los Angeles 3.54 3.85 163 169 17.5% 12.9 94.9% 97.8% CA 85.7% 65.0% +20.7%
11 Northwestern University 3.4 3.8 166 172 17.6% 10.4 96.2% 99.2% IL 95.1% 87.0% +8.1%
12 Georgia State University 3.11 3.62 158 162 17.7% 12.8 N/A 97.9% GA 92.8% 85.0% +7.8%
13 U. of N. Carolina-Chap. Hill 3.45 3.8 157 164 18.5% 15.7 62.6% 88.8% NC 86.5% 74.0% +12.5%
14 U. of Notre Dame 3.4 3.76 164 167 18.6% 14.7 83.8% 97.3% IL 89.5% 87.0% +2.5%
15 U. of Southern California 3.46 3.72 165 167 18.7% 12.7 90.1% 96.0% CA 85.1% 65.0% +20.1%
15 U. of the District of Columbia 2.7 3.4 148 153 18.7% 10.5 N/A 66.9% MD 53.8% 77.0% -23.2%
15 U. of Hawaii 3.09 3.62 155 160 18.7% 8.5 64.4% 94.3% HI 82.2% 77.0% +5.2%
18 George Washington U. 3.4 3.86 163 168 19.8% 14.9 95.1% 97.1% NY 93.9% 77.0% +16.9%
19 Boston College 3.44 3.78 162 165 20.2% 12.6 82.5% 97.6% MA 95.2% 86.0% +9.2%
20 U. of Michigan-Ann Arbor 3.49 3.79 167 170 20.7% 12.7 97.2% 98.8% NY 94.8% 77.0% +17.8%
21 Cornell University 3.54 3.78 166 168 21.6% 11.2 96.9% 99.0% NY 92.1% 77.0% +15.1%
22 North Carolina Central U. 2.88 3.45 143 151 22.1% 17.6 N/A 81.4% NC 81.9% 74.0% +7.9%
23 George Mason University 3.11 3.86 159 166 22.3% 16.7 93.2% 98.0% VA 83.8% 74.0% +9.8%
24 Rutgers State U.-Camden 3.09 3.65 160 162 22.5% 14.1 71.8% 91.6% NJ 79.4% 79.0% +0.4%
24 U. of New Mexico 3.09 3.72 152 159 22.5% 10.0 60.5% 98.5% NM 92.4% 88.0% +4.4%
26 U. of Washington 3.47 3.82 159 165 22.7% 10.2 87.6% 97.2% WA 87.6% 82.0% +5.6%
26 Howard University 2.9 3.5 149 155 22.7% 18.7 87.6% 94.1% NY 61.5% 77.0% -15.5%
28 American University 3.14 3.59 161 163 22.8% 13.8 85.2% 95.8% MD 81.4% 77.0% +4.4%
29 Southern Methodist Univ. 3.28 3.84 157 165 22.9% 14.7 70.1% 94.7% TX 90.4% 82.0% +8.4%
29 New York University 3.54 3.86 169 173 22.9% 10.4 96.3% 98.5% NY 95.1% 77.0% +18.1%
31 U. of Nevada-Las Vegas 3.2 3.66 156 161 23.0% 14.0 N/A 91.5% NV 76.6% 72.0% +4.6%
32 Georgetown University 3.44 3.82 167 171 23.2% 13.2 94.8% 97.8% NY 91.0% 77.0% +14.0%
33 Fordham University 3.41 3.74 163 167 23.5% 14.6 82.3% 94.7% NY 89.0% 77.0% +12.0%
34 Washington and Lee U. 3.25 3.81 161 167 23.6% 10.6 74.4% 92.4% VA 79.2% 74.0% +5.2%
35 Arizona State University 3.3 3.81 156 162 23.7% 9.4 N/A 93.3% AZ 78.7% 75.0% +3.7%
36 Florida State University 3.3 3.77 158 162 23.8% 13.7 82.0% 95.1% FL 88.1% 74.0% +14.1%
37 U. of Virginia 3.51 3.87 167 171 24.0% 13.3 96.8% 99.6% VA 91.1% 74.0% +17.1%
37 U. of Texas-Austin 3.38 3.8 163 168 24.0% 14.2 92.0% 97.4% TX 89.4% 82.0% +7.4%
39 CUNY-Queens College 2.92 3.47 151 156 24.6% 13.0 36.7% 87.7% NY 76.4% 77.0% -0.6%
39 Florida International U. 2.97 3.58 153 157 24.6% 15.0 21.4% 84.2% FL 82.5% 74.0% +8.5%
41 U. of Minnesota-Twin Cities 3.28 3.78 163 167 24.7% 12.1 87.0% 97.5% MN 96.3% 91.0% +5.3%
42 U. of Georgia 3.42 3.86 159 165 24.9% 14.8 87.9% 98.1% GA 91.0% 85.0% +6.0%
43 Vanderbilt University 3.54 3.83 164 168 25.0% 12.9 90.5% 98.3% TN 97.8% 78.0% +19.8%
44 U. of Colorado-Boulder 3.33 3.83 160 165 25.2% 12.2 88.6% 97.0% CO 91.2% 76.0% +15.2%
45 Washington U. in St Louis 3.3 3.7 163 167 25.7% 11.6 83.9% 98.8% IL 93.0% 87.0% +6.0%
46 Loyola U. Chicago 3.35 3.75 159 163 25.8% 14.5 54.2% 89.2% IL 89.5% 87.0% +2.5%
47 U. of Arkansas-Little Rock 2.94 3.68 151 156 26.1% 14.3 N/A 87.8% AR 85.6% 82.0% +3.6%
48 Emory University 3.28 3.62 162 166 26.2% 10.8 95.9% 98.3% GA 95.0% 85.0% +10.0%
49 U. of California (Hastings) 3.36 3.74 160 165 26.5% 16.2 67.5% 93.2% CA 82.4% 65.0% +17.4%
50 Duke University 3.61 3.82 167 170 26.6% 13.9 91.8% 98.2% NY 97.0% 77.0% +20.0%
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*ABOUT THIS REPORT: Bar passage rates for ILRG's 2009 Raw Data Law School Rankings Report, which was released in Spring 2008, reflect those rates among first-time test takers for the Summer 2006/Winter 2007 administrations of the bar examinations. The acceptance rates, LSAT scores, undergraduate GPAs, and student-to-faculty ratios reflect those data representative of full-time students in Fall 2007. The employment rates reflect those among 2006 full-time graduates. The state bar passage rate noted for each law school is the statewide bar passage rate for the jurisdiction in which the greatest number of the law school's graduates took the bar exam for the reported period. 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.ILRG's 2010 report is slated for release in the Spring of 2009.