2009 Raw Data Law School Rankings*

Student-to-Faculty Ratio (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 U. of Hawaii 3.09 3.62 155 160 18.7% 8.5 64.4% 94.3% HI 82.2% 77.0% +5.2%
4 Arizona State University 3.3 3.81 156 162 23.7% 9.4 N/A 93.3% AZ 78.7% 75.0% +3.7%
5 Columbia University 3.56 3.81 169 174 15.9% 9.5 98.9% 98.9% NY 95.6% 77.0% +18.6%
6 U. of Cincinnati 3.39 3.87 157 162 35.1% 9.6 72.8% 96.2% OH 91.8% 84.0% +7.8%
7 U. of Alabama 3.31 3.84 160 165 29.2% 9.8 83.7% 96.5% AL 97.2% 79.0% +18.2%
8 U. of Utah (SJ Quinney) 3.31 3.77 156 162 36.9% 9.9 96.2% 98.5% UT 85.8% 87.0% -1.2%
9 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%
10 U. of Washington 3.47 3.82 159 165 22.7% 10.2 87.6% 97.2% WA 87.6% 82.0% +5.6%
11 U. of Chicago 3.49 3.76 169 173 16.2% 10.3 96.4% 99.0% IL 97.7% 87.0% +10.7%
11 Harvard University 3.75 3.95 170 175 11.8% 10.3 96.4% 98.1% NY 97.1% 77.0% +20.1%
11 Wake Forest University 3.17 3.68 159 166 35.4% 10.3 71.3% 95.0% NC 87.5% 74.0% +13.5%
14 New York University 3.54 3.86 169 173 22.9% 10.4 96.3% 98.5% NY 95.1% 77.0% +18.1%
14 Northwestern University 3.4 3.8 166 172 17.6% 10.4 96.2% 99.2% IL 95.1% 87.0% +8.1%
14 Quinnipiac University 3.01 3.62 157 160 27.6% 10.4 N/A 93.8% CT 82.7% 83.0% -0.3%
17 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%
18 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%
18 Lewis & Clark (Northwestern) 3.15 3.73 157 163 37.0% 10.6 N/A 92.2% OR 85.8% 82.0% +3.8%
20 Emory University 3.28 3.62 162 166 26.2% 10.8 95.9% 98.3% GA 95.0% 85.0% +10.0%
21 U. of Connecticut 3.24 3.64 160 164 14.1% 11.0 74.4% 95.5% CT 86.7% 83.0% +3.7%
22 Cornell University 3.54 3.78 166 168 21.6% 11.2 96.9% 99.0% NY 92.1% 77.0% +15.1%
23 U. of Maryland 3.47 3.84 160 166 15.5% 11.4 79.9% 94.2% MD 87.5% 77.0% +10.5%
23 Indiana U.-Bloomington 3.03 3.67 158 165 38.9% 11.4 88.1% 97.7% IN 86.2% 83.0% +3.2%
23 U. of Wyoming 3.18 3.63 150 156 27.6% 11.4 N/A 87.0% WY 78.4% 62.0% +16.4%
26 Illinois Inst. of Tech. (Kent) 3.2 3.77 157 164 33.3% 11.5 71.8% 90.7% IL 90.3% 87.0% +3.3%
26 Penn State U. (Dickinson) 3.02 3.69 156 159 33.3% 11.5 N/A 92.4% PA 87.4% 83.0% +4.4%
28 Vermont Law School 2.95 3.54 151 158 58.6% 11.6 N/A 90.7% VT 71.9% 77.0% -5.1%
28 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%
30 U. of Arizona (Rogers) 3.23 3.73 157 164 30.9% 11.7 78.8% 94.9% AZ 86.5% 75.0% +11.5%
30 Southern Illinois-Carbondale 2.9 3.6 151 156 52.0% 11.7 N/A 85.4% IL 86.2% 87.0% -0.8%
32 U. of Oklahoma 3.35 3.78 154 160 38.4% 11.9 81.7% 95.7% OK 96.2% 92.0% +4.2%
33 U. of Pennsylvania 3.52 3.86 166 171 16.3% 12.1 95.3% 98.2% NY 94.4% 77.0% +17.4%
33 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%
33 U. of Kansas 3.09 3.77 155 160 36.7% 12.1 65.9% 94.7% KS 91.8% 90.0% +1.8%
36 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%
36 Ohio Northern University 3.1 3.7 148 156 29.7% 12.2 N/A 95.5% OH 81.4% 84.0% -2.6%
38 Boston University 3.51 3.81 164 166 26.8% 12.3 96.3% 98.7% MA 95.0% 86.0% +9.0%
38 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%
40 U. of California-Davis 3.38 3.75 159 165 28.8% 12.4 78.8% 87.1% CA 75.9% 65.0% +10.9%
40 U. of Illinois-Urbana-Champ. 3.18 3.8 160 167 30.2% 12.4 78.4% 92.6% IL 88.8% 87.0% +1.8%
42 U. of Nebraska-Lincoln 3.5 3.82 153 159 37.1% 12.5 78.9% 93.9% NE 87.1% 83.0% +4.1%
43 Boston College 3.44 3.78 162 165 20.2% 12.6 82.5% 97.6% MA 95.2% 86.0% +9.2%
43 Chapman University 3.1 3.61 154 159 31.5% 12.6 51.1% 95.4% CA 61.3% 65.0% -3.7%
43 Ohio State University (Moritz) 3.34 3.81 158 164 29.5% 12.6 85.8% 95.4% OH 84.0% 84.0% +0.0%
46 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%
46 Syracuse University 3.09 3.59 152 156 49.6% 12.7 62.6% 92.6% NY 79.6% 77.0% +2.6%
46 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%
49 Georgia State University 3.11 3.62 158 162 17.7% 12.8 N/A 97.9% GA 92.8% 85.0% +7.8%
49 Temple University (Beasley) 3.27 3.65 160 164 41.0% 12.8 66.8% 94.2% PA 89.7% 83.0% +6.7%
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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.