2009 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. @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 Harvard University 3.75 3.95 170 175 11.8% 10.3 96.4% 98.1% NY 97.1% 77.0% +20.1%
3 Stanford University 3.74 3.95 167 172 9.0% 8.3 98.3% 98.5% CA 88.7% 65.0% +23.7%
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 Duke University 3.61 3.82 167 170 26.6% 13.9 91.8% 98.2% NY 97.0% 77.0% +20.0%
6 Columbia University 3.56 3.81 169 174 15.9% 9.5 98.9% 98.9% NY 95.6% 77.0% +18.6%
7 New York University 3.54 3.86 169 173 22.9% 10.4 96.3% 98.5% NY 95.1% 77.0% +18.1%
7 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%
7 Cornell University 3.54 3.78 166 168 21.6% 11.2 96.9% 99.0% NY 92.1% 77.0% +15.1%
7 Vanderbilt University 3.54 3.83 164 168 25.0% 12.9 90.5% 98.3% TN 97.8% 78.0% +19.8%
11 U. of Pennsylvania 3.52 3.86 166 171 16.3% 12.1 95.3% 98.2% NY 94.4% 77.0% +17.4%
12 U. of Virginia 3.51 3.87 167 171 24.0% 13.3 96.8% 99.6% VA 91.1% 74.0% +17.1%
12 Boston University 3.51 3.81 164 166 26.8% 12.3 96.3% 98.7% MA 95.0% 86.0% +9.0%
12 Brigham Young University 3.51 3.85 162 167 28.6% 18.9 75.0% 91.2% UT 96.2% 87.0% +9.2%
15 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%
16 U. of Chicago 3.49 3.76 169 173 16.2% 10.3 96.4% 99.0% IL 97.7% 87.0% +10.7%
16 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%
18 Stetson University 3.48 3.71 153 157 31.1% 17.9 N/A 97.7% FL 81.5% 74.0% +7.5%
19 U. of Maryland 3.47 3.84 160 166 15.5% 11.4 79.9% 94.2% MD 87.5% 77.0% +10.5%
19 U. of Washington 3.47 3.82 159 165 22.7% 10.2 87.6% 97.2% WA 87.6% 82.0% +5.6%
21 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%
22 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%
23 Georgetown University 3.44 3.82 167 171 23.2% 13.2 94.8% 97.8% NY 91.0% 77.0% +14.0%
23 U. of Florida (Levin) 3.44 3.83 156 162 34.3% 15.7 77.7% 96.8% FL 77.9% 74.0% +3.9%
23 College of William and Mary 3.44 3.82 159 166 27.1% 14.8 82.3% 96.3% VA 86.8% 74.0% +12.8%
23 Boston College 3.44 3.78 162 165 20.2% 12.6 82.5% 97.6% MA 95.2% 86.0% +9.2%
27 Pepperdine University 3.42 3.73 158 162 32.5% 16.9 N/A 95.0% CA 82.8% 65.0% +17.8%
27 U. of Georgia 3.42 3.86 159 165 24.9% 14.8 87.9% 98.1% GA 91.0% 85.0% +6.0%
29 U. of Iowa 3.41 3.86 159 163 34.6% 13.0 79.9% 92.8% IA 90.0% 87.0% +3.0%
29 Fordham University 3.41 3.74 163 167 23.5% 14.6 82.3% 94.7% NY 89.0% 77.0% +12.0%
31 George Washington U. 3.4 3.86 163 168 19.8% 14.9 95.1% 97.1% NY 93.9% 77.0% +16.9%
31 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%
31 Northwestern University 3.4 3.8 166 172 17.6% 10.4 96.2% 99.2% IL 95.1% 87.0% +8.1%
34 U. of Cincinnati 3.39 3.87 157 162 35.1% 9.6 72.8% 96.2% OH 91.8% 84.0% +7.8%
35 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%
35 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%
35 Baylor University 3.38 3.78 157 162 30.4% 16.6 68.3% 96.4% TX 98.5% 82.0% +16.5%
38 Tulane University 3.37 3.75 158 163 35.6% 15.4 78.2% 95.8% LA 82.6% 75.0% +7.6%
39 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%
39 Indiana U.-Indianapolis 3.36 3.78 151 158 35.0% 17.0 81.5% 95.9% IN 84.8% 83.0% +1.8%
39 U. of Kentucky 3.36 3.79 156 162 36.3% 15.0 77.5% 99.3% KY 90.0% 83.0% +7.0%
42 Loyola U. Chicago 3.35 3.75 159 163 25.8% 14.5 54.2% 89.2% IL 89.5% 87.0% +2.5%
42 U. of Oklahoma 3.35 3.78 154 160 38.4% 11.9 81.7% 95.7% OK 96.2% 92.0% +4.2%
42 U. of Tennessee-Knoxville 3.35 3.82 157 162 29.2% 13.1 74.0% 95.3% TN 91.6% 78.0% +13.6%
45 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%
45 Texas Tech University 3.34 3.75 151 157 43.4% 15.4 40.7% 92.1% TX 87.1% 82.0% +5.1%
47 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%
48 U. of Wisconsin-Madison 3.32 3.74 157 163 29.5% 13.4 72.9% 97.2% WI 100.0% 89.0% +11.0%
49 U. of Alabama 3.31 3.84 160 165 29.2% 9.8 83.7% 96.5% AL 97.2% 79.0% +18.2%
49 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%
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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.