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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 Virginia 3.59 3.94 163 170 20.2% 9.7 98.3% 96.6% NY 98.0% 72.7% 820,009
2 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
3 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
4 U. of Chicago 3.69 3.97 166 172 21.9% 8.6 94.8% 96.2% IL 97.3% 85.0% 699,631
5 Cornell University 3.62 3.82 164 168 30.6% 8.5 94.2% 96.3% NY 91.6% 72.7% 774,171
6 Columbia University 3.59 3.81 168 173 21.3% 6.1 93.6% 95.7% NY 92.4% 72.7% 1,304,713
7 Harvard University 3.75 3.96 170 175 17.9% 10.9 92.7% 94.4% NY 97.3% 72.7% 2,952,472
8 Stanford University 3.78 3.97 169 173 11.3% 7.3 90.9% 93.0% CA 86.8% 60.2% 479,676
9 U. of California-Berkeley 3.66 3.9 162 168 21.1% 13.0 88.5% 95.5% CA 87.9% 60.2% 973,512
9 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
11 Duke University 3.56 3.84 166 170 23.3% 9.1 86.5% 93.0% NY 94.3% 72.7% 704,033
12 Yale University 3.86 3.98 171 176 9.7% 7.8 84.8% 86.1% NY 96.4% 72.7% 1,327,015
13 Vanderbilt University 3.5 3.83 161 168 38.1% 10.9 82.5% 87.1% TN 93.2% 72.2% 654,986
14 Georgetown University 3.47 3.85 161 168 28.1% 10.9 81.8% 87.2% NY 90.5% 72.7% 1,206,270
15 George Washington U. 3.38 3.8 158 166 39.7% 15.9 81.2% 89.2% NY 92.2% 72.7% 711,699
16 Northwestern University 3.56 3.85 163 169 22.6% 6.5 79.0% 90.0% IL 92.4% 85.0% 829,974
17 U. of Southern California 3.49 3.86 161 167 29.9% 10.2 77.4% 85.7% CA 86.4% 60.2% 486,666
18 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
19 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
20 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
21 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
22 Arizona State University 3.39 3.8 158 163 43.3% 9.8 65.2% 88.4% AZ 89.5% 73.5% 166,313
23 College of William and Mary 3.4 3.86 158 164 36.2% 12.0 65.1% 82.3% VA 85.0% 72.3% 442,492
24 U. of Kentucky 3.17 3.69 152 158 60.2% 11.0 63.7% 88.7% KY 89.8% 80.5% 816,309
25 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
26 Emory University 3.45 3.88 156 166 32.0% 11.4 62.3% 89.9% GA 88.4% 80.2% 313,517
27 Seton Hall University 3.12 3.68 153 159 48.6% 10.4 61.8% 83.5% NJ 83.0% 75.8% 458,682
28 U. of Illinois-Urbana-Champ. 3.26 3.68 158 163 45.7% 11.0 61.1% 82.2% IL 84.9% 85.0% 812,065
29 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
30 U. of California-Los Angeles 3.51 3.86 162 169 29.7% 11.4 58.9% 87.5% CA 81.4% 60.2% 717,762
31 American University 2.96 3.48 152 158 59.2% 11.0 57.8% 70.2% NY 73.7% 72.7% 559,764
32 Boston University 3.41 3.75 160 164 37.9% 10.6 57.7% 80.5% MA 95.4% 80.7% 1,104,392
33 Boston College 3.39 3.65 158 163 45.3% 10.3 57.1% 83.9% MA 90.9% 80.7% 525,306
34 Brigham Young University 3.45 3.86 156 164 40.3% 12.3 56.5% 88.4% UT 84.9% 86.8% 484,197
35 U. of Houston 3.29 3.71 155 161 38.3% 9.7 56.3% 83.6% TX 86.0% 77.1% 575,996
36 George Mason University 3.15 3.68 156 162 34.9% 10.6 56.0% 79.9% VA 72.4% 72.3% 475,195
37 Southern Methodist Univ. 3.27 3.75 156 163 46.9% 13.9 55.1% 82.7% TX 84.1% 77.1% 666,019
38 Fordham University 3.35 3.69 160 165 35.1% 11.0 54.9% 74.3% NY 85.8% 72.7% 501,663
39 U. of California-Davis 3.27 3.68 159 165 31.1% 10.1 54.4% 82.2% CA 86.0% 60.2% 492,366
40 Rutgers Law School (SUNJ) 2.96 3.54 153 158 48.8% 12.6 53.3% 71.1% NJ 80.1% 75.8% 1,241,309
41 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
42 U. of Colorado-Boulder 3.28 3.77 157 163 46.3% 9.9 50.3% 78.8% CO 82.4% 78.3% 784,534
43 U. of Maryland 3.25 3.63 154 160 53.7% 10.3 50.0% 77.4% MD 78.0% 76.2% 530,497
43 Washburn University 2.86 3.52 149 155 58.6% 9.2 50.0% 79.5% KS 81.7% 86.4% 421,718
45 U. of Alabama 3.29 3.93 156 164 36.7% 9.5 49.7% 85.4% AL 94.8% 78.8% 667,297
46 U. of Hawaii 2.91 3.6 151 158 36.7% 7.3 48.6% 72.4% HI 68.5% 74.1% 289,676
47 Villanova University 3.27 3.74 152 158 48.5% 13.2 48.2% 77.7% PA 94.6% 80.8% 559,846
48 Indiana U.-Bloomington 3.31 3.88 155 162 53.1% 8.3 48.0% 82.4% IN 94.0% 79.4% 781,887
49 Howard University 3.0 3.55 148 153 42.9% 11.4 47.8% 66.4% NY 81.3% 72.7% 612,337
50 U. of Georgia 3.36 3.83 156 164 33.0% 12.2 47.7% 77.9% GA 92.8% 80.2% 556,314

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.