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2017 Raw Data Law School Rankings

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No. Law School GPA Low GPA High LSAT Low LSAT High Accept S/F Ratio Empl. @Grad Empl. @10Mos St. Pass Bar State Avg. Library
1 U. of Wisconsin-Madison 3.27 3.76 155 162 48.8% 8.2 45.8% 79.7% WI 100.0% 80.7% 638,337
2 Marquette University 2.89 3.42 150 155 77.0% 17.0 36.0% 67.8% WI 99.5% 80.7% 412,226
3 U. of Pennsylvania 3.52 3.95 163 170 18.8% 10.1 98.2% 97.8% NY 99.3% 72.7% 1,179,931
4 U. of Virginia 3.59 3.94 163 170 20.2% 9.7 98.3% 96.6% NY 98.0% 72.7% 820,009
5 Harvard University 3.75 3.96 170 175 17.9% 10.9 92.7% 94.4% NY 97.3% 72.7% 2,952,472
5 U. of Chicago 3.69 3.97 166 172 21.9% 8.6 94.8% 96.2% IL 97.3% 85.0% 699,631
7 Yale University 3.86 3.98 171 176 9.7% 7.8 84.8% 86.1% NY 96.4% 72.7% 1,327,015
8 New York University 3.61 3.87 166 171 33.1% 8.4 96.5% 96.7% NY 95.7% 72.7% 1,064,472
9 Boston University 3.41 3.75 160 164 37.9% 10.6 57.7% 80.5% MA 95.4% 80.7% 1,104,392
10 U. of Alabama 3.29 3.93 156 164 36.7% 9.5 49.7% 85.4% AL 94.8% 78.8% 667,297
11 Villanova University 3.27 3.74 152 158 48.5% 13.2 48.2% 77.7% PA 94.6% 80.8% 559,846
12 Duke University 3.56 3.84 166 170 23.3% 9.1 86.5% 93.0% NY 94.3% 72.7% 704,033
13 Indiana U.-Bloomington 3.31 3.88 155 162 53.1% 8.3 48.0% 82.4% IN 94.0% 79.4% 781,887
14 U. of Notre Dame 3.46 3.79 161 165 35.0% 10.1 62.6% 85.5% IL 93.9% 85.0% 742,878
15 U. of New Hampshire 3.18 3.65 153 159 53.2% 8.3 38.9% 73.0% NH 93.2% 85.8% 321,711
15 Vanderbilt University 3.5 3.83 161 168 38.1% 10.9 82.5% 87.1% TN 93.2% 72.2% 654,986
17 Washington U. in St Louis 3.18 3.8 161 168 27.6% 9.6 67.1% 91.1% MO 93.0% 87.4% 720,739
18 U. of Michigan-Ann Arbor 3.54 3.87 164 169 28.0% 10.7 88.5% 93.3% NY 92.9% 72.7% 1,036,578
19 U. of Georgia 3.36 3.83 156 164 33.0% 12.2 47.7% 77.9% GA 92.8% 80.2% 556,314
20 Ohio State University (Moritz) 3.44 3.81 156 161 49.7% 10.1 46.7% 89.0% OH 92.6% 80.8% 730,110
21 Columbia University 3.59 3.81 168 173 21.3% 6.1 93.6% 95.7% NY 92.4% 72.7% 1,304,713
21 Northwestern University 3.56 3.85 163 169 22.6% 6.5 79.0% 90.0% IL 92.4% 85.0% 829,974
23 George Washington U. 3.38 3.8 158 166 39.7% 15.9 81.2% 89.2% NY 92.2% 72.7% 711,699
23 U. of Missouri-Columbia 3.08 3.72 154 159 58.8% 10.7 43.0% 80.7% MO 92.2% 87.4% 455,526
25 Cornell University 3.62 3.82 164 168 30.6% 8.5 94.2% 96.3% NY 91.6% 72.7% 774,171
25 Georgia State University 3.12 3.6 155 160 27.8% 8.9 45.2% 79.7% GA 91.6% 80.2% 387,271
27 U. of Utah (SJ Quinney) 3.36 3.76 154 160 47.1% 6.8 39.8% 78.0% UT 91.3% 86.8% 297,660
28 Boston College 3.39 3.65 158 163 45.3% 10.3 57.1% 83.9% MA 90.9% 80.7% 525,306
29 Baylor University 3.28 3.72 158 162 29.0% 12.9 36.8% 73.5% TX 90.8% 77.1% 252,235
29 U. of Iowa 3.44 3.79 156 162 43.5% 8.7 67.6% 86.9% IA 90.8% 84.4% 1,407,358
31 U. of Oklahoma 3.33 3.8 154 159 49.2% 13.6 47.6% 79.0% OK 90.7% 84.0% 381,792
32 Georgetown University 3.47 3.85 161 168 28.1% 10.9 81.8% 87.2% NY 90.5% 72.7% 1,206,270
33 U. of Nebraska-Lincoln 3.4 3.85 152 158 62.2% 11.5 52.1% 87.2% NE 90.4% 76.7% 452,191
33 U. of Pittsburgh 3.03 3.63 153 159 36.8% 9.5 33.5% 71.5% PA 90.4% 80.8% 466,390
33 U. of Tulsa 2.98 3.57 151 156 37.2% 9.4 41.8% 84.7% OK 90.4% 84.0% 394,998
36 Duquesne University 3.07 3.64 150 155 64.5% 11.4 28.2% 73.5% PA 90.3% 80.8% 311,056
37 U. of Minnesota-Twin Cities 3.48 3.9 158 166 44.4% 9.3 69.9% 81.5% MN 89.9% 83.7% 1,102,736
38 U. of Kentucky 3.17 3.69 152 158 60.2% 11.0 63.7% 88.7% KY 89.8% 80.5% 816,309
39 U. of Connecticut 3.12 3.62 153 158 50.9% 7.9 42.2% 69.0% CT 89.7% 85.5% 582,686
40 Arizona State University 3.39 3.8 158 163 43.3% 9.8 65.2% 88.4% AZ 89.5% 73.5% 166,313
41 U. of Missouri-Kansas City 3.03 3.57 150 155 57.1% 11.0 33.6% 72.7% MO 89.3% 87.4% 361,206
42 Washington and Lee U. 3.08 3.58 158 162 48.6% 8.9 45.7% 74.8% VA 89.2% 72.3% 483,204
43 U. of Florida (Levin) 3.28 3.68 155 160 61.8% 12.0 42.7% 76.1% FL 89.0% 72.1% 674,506
44 Illinois Inst. of Tech. (Kent) 3.09 3.58 152 158 62.0% 10.2 32.1% 67.6% IL 88.5% 85.0% 559,174
45 Emory University 3.45 3.88 156 166 32.0% 11.4 62.3% 89.9% GA 88.4% 80.2% 313,517
46 U. of Arizona (Rogers) 3.22 3.68 155 162 32.5% 8.8 36.1% 81.9% AZ 88.2% 73.5% 433,499
46 U. of N. Carolina-Chap. Hill 3.31 3.68 160 164 44.6% 11.1 47.3% 77.0% NC 88.2% 69.1% 570,168
48 Quinnipiac University 3.09 3.55 149 155 63.0% 10.6 23.0% 58.4% CT 88.1% 85.5% 444,700
48 U. of New Mexico 3.21 3.73 150 157 41.7% 8.9 60.4% 86.5% NM 88.1% 87.8% 435,045
50 U. of Texas-Austin 3.48 3.86 162 169 21.9% 9.8 68.9% 86.9% TX 88.0% 77.1% 1,113,605

About the 2017 Raw Data Law School Rankings Report

ILRG's 2017 Raw Data Law School Rankings Report was released in spring 2016.

GPA & LSAT

References to the lowest and highest GPA and LSAT scores, including all data under the headings "GPA Low," "GPA High," "LSAT Low" and "LSAT High," reflect those of the 25th and 75th percentile, respectively, among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students in fall 2015.

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 2015.

State & Bar Passage Rates

The bar passage rates reflect those among first-time test takers for the summer 2014 and winter 2015 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 2014 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.

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 2018 report is slated for release in spring 2017.