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2020 Raw Data Law School Rankings

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No. Law School GPA Low GPA Median GPA High LSAT Low LSAT Median LSAT High Accept S/F Ratio Empl. @Grad Empl. @10Mos St. Pass Bar State Bar Library Male Fac. Fem. Fac. Min. Fac. Min. Stu.
1 Oklahoma City University 2.87 3.2 3.55 146 149 152 63.4% 12.0 N/A 74.8% OK 76.7% 86.9% 169,965 66.7% 33.3% 13.0% 41.9%
1 U. of Oklahoma 3.3 3.6 3.78 154 157 159 38.9% 10.8 46.2% 86.5% OK 94.9% 86.9% 379,430 63.8% 36.2% 14.5% 27.9%
1 U. of Tulsa 3.09 3.48 3.63 150 154 157 41.7% 6.6 45.3% 91.9% OK 95.2% 86.9% 392,738 48.4% 51.6% 9.7% 34.5%
4 Drake University 3.18 3.46 3.75 151 153 156 59.2% 5.7 43.2% 74.7% IA 81.5% 85.8% 359,454 58.9% 41.1% 7.8% 17.9%
4 U. of Iowa 3.45 3.61 3.77 157 161 163 46.0% 7.7 58.4% 83.2% IA 93.2% 85.8% 1,455,063 57.5% 42.5% 12.6% 33.0%
6 St. Louis University 3.18 3.45 3.68 152 155 159 64.3% 7.7 61.0% 86.4% MO 92.2% 85.7% 665,348 56.7% 43.3% 9.6% 22.3%
6 U. of Missouri-Columbia 3.04 3.49 3.7 155 157 160 48.2% 6.5 58.8% 85.3% MO 88.6% 85.7% 458,834 57.9% 42.1% 7.0% 21.0%
6 U. of Missouri-Kansas City 3.15 3.41 3.76 151 153 156 47.4% 6.0 33.3% 83.0% MO 84.5% 85.7% 363,244 63.1% 36.9% 8.1% 22.4%
6 U. of New Mexico 3.09 3.4 3.64 151 153 156 48.0% 5.5 55.7% 79.2% NM 90.4% 85.7% 457,167 49.1% 50.9% 33.0% 54.8%
6 Washington U. in St Louis 3.39 3.81 3.89 160 168 170 30.0% 6.8 72.4% 90.2% MO 95.5% 85.7% 773,390 65.5% 34.5% 10.9% 41.2%
11 Brigham Young University 3.51 3.8 3.91 160 164 166 38.1% 6.1 43.8% 73.1% UT 83.3% 82.6% 488,438 72.2% 27.8% 5.2% 22.5%
11 U. of Montana 3.06 3.37 3.64 152 155 158 62.4% 7.5 45.1% 78.0% MT 84.8% 82.6% 115,947 46.2% 53.8% 13.5% 14.9%
11 U. of Utah (SJ Quinney) 3.32 3.56 3.72 157 159 161 47.5% 4.8 57.3% 88.9% UT 86.7% 82.6% 285,277 55.4% 44.6% 9.8% 17.9%
14 Lewis & Clark (Northwestern) 3.08 3.37 3.67 155 158 161 55.0% 6.7 27.3% 65.6% OR 83.8% 81.8% 497,928 59.7% 40.3% 13.2% 29.5%
14 U. of Oregon 3.2 3.4 3.6 154 157 159 50.4% 6.5 37.5% 70.2% OR 85.1% 81.8% 365,282 53.7% 46.3% 10.5% 24.5%
14 Willamette University 2.71 3.13 3.45 149 152 155 75.4% 8.6 32.0% 70.0% OR 79.1% 81.8% 297,661 58.2% 41.8% 9.1% 30.5%
17 Creighton University 3.03 3.29 3.6 150 153 156 52.1% 8.0 52.5% 76.2% NE 72.9% 81.7% 396,922 72.9% 27.1% 8.5% 24.1%
17 U. of Nebraska-Lincoln 3.39 3.66 3.84 153 156 160 64.9% 7.0 53.8% 87.5% NE 93.4% 81.7% 453,113 68.5% 31.5% 5.5% 11.2%
19 U. of Kansas 3.28 3.57 3.76 153 157 160 51.9% 7.2 37.2% 76.0% KS 86.0% 81.5% 326,370 60.0% 40.0% 8.0% 22.1%
19 Washburn University 2.98 3.35 3.69 150 153 155 57.8% 6.4 38.1% 72.2% KS 74.2% 81.5% 418,248 51.3% 48.7% 9.0% 19.3%
21 Hamline University 2.86 3.14 3.5 147 151 155 59.5% 7.6 23.8% 63.6% MN 68.4% 80.1% 341,010 50.9% 49.1% 10.7% 30.0%
21 U. of Minnesota-Twin Cities 3.52 3.76 3.88 161 164 166 34.9% 5.0 77.6% 86.8% MN 90.2% 80.1% 1,134,058 65.5% 34.5% 7.5% 26.8%
21 U. of St. Thomas 3.21 3.53 3.71 150 154 158 60.5% 6.3 37.7% 80.3% MN 83.2% 80.1% 227,943 67.7% 32.3% 11.5% 20.3%
24 Drexel University (Kline) 3.08 3.43 3.61 153 156 158 48.6% 6.0 34.7% 81.5% PA 76.1% 79.6% 72,956 51.5% 48.5% 20.1% 28.3%
24 Duquesne University 3.12 3.38 3.68 150 152 154 63.2% 7.3 38.1% 79.4% PA 87.8% 79.6% 336,167 64.9% 35.1% 9.6% 10.6%
24 Penn State U. (Dickinson) 3.21 3.43 3.66 158 160 162 43.4% 6.0 45.9% 78.7% PA 92.1% 79.6% 549,027 49.0% 51.0% 19.6% 30.9%
24 Penn State U. (University Park) 3.32 3.58 3.74 155 159 160 35.1% 8.2 55.3% 78.1% PA 92.6% 79.6% 455,918 63.3% 36.7% 15.0% 25.7%
24 Temple University (Beasley) 3.31 3.54 3.7 157 161 163 35.9% 6.1 61.3% 86.2% PA 83.8% 79.6% 578,659 60.4% 39.6% 17.7% 32.8%
24 U. of Pennsylvania 3.49 3.89 3.95 164 170 171 14.6% 4.9 94.9% 96.9% PA 98.5% 79.6% 1,224,184 64.7% 35.3% 20.0% 42.9%
24 U. of Pittsburgh 3.09 3.39 3.6 154 157 159 29.3% 4.9 39.1% 77.5% PA 85.5% 79.6% 378,032 67.5% 32.5% 9.4% 31.2%
24 Villanova University 3.35 3.57 3.74 154 158 160 29.5% 8.6 57.9% 82.4% PA 76.6% 79.6% 478,600 57.9% 42.1% 8.8% 24.4%
24 Widener (Commonwealth) 2.83 3.11 3.45 145 147 148 62.1% 9.1 23.0% 67.2% PA 71.4% 79.6% 196,222 67.9% 32.1% 3.8% 25.3%
24 Widener (Delaware) 2.89 3.17 3.48 147 148 151 61.9% 10.9 31.2% 59.6% DE 66.0% 79.6% 340,257 49.3% 50.7% 9.3% 26.4%
34 Concordia University 2.79 3.04 3.52 144 148 151 59.1% 5.2 20.8% 75.0% ID 83.3% 79.3% 58,516 51.3% 48.7% 12.8% 26.7%
34 U. of Idaho 2.93 3.25 3.55 148 153 155 63.5% 6.3 N/A 66.7% ID 73.4% 79.3% 369,718 57.5% 42.5% 11.0% 24.5%
36 DePaul University 2.94 3.2 3.41 150 153 154 58.7% 6.2 45.2% 69.6% IL 70.3% 79.0% 427,987 54.4% 45.6% 20.4% 36.9%
36 Illinois Inst. of Tech. (Kent) 3.09 3.44 3.64 151 157 160 49.3% 7.0 43.5% 75.8% IL 79.1% 79.0% 500,761 73.9% 26.1% 13.0% 39.1%
36 John Marshall 2.8 3.2 3.5 146 149 152 65.0% 8.0 43.5% 71.6% IL 71.2% 79.0% 255,725 61.0% 39.0% 19.5% 42.7%
36 Loyola U. Chicago 3.18 3.43 3.6 154 157 160 45.8% 6.1 41.4% 77.5% IL 77.8% 79.0% 403,787 52.6% 47.4% 11.0% 32.6%
36 Northern Illinois University 2.75 3.09 3.44 148 149 152 53.4% 7.3 N/A 75.7% IL 78.3% 79.0% 266,103 51.1% 48.9% 17.8% 31.5%
36 Northwestern University 3.58 3.84 3.9 164 169 170 19.3% 3.6 85.9% 91.9% IL 93.5% 79.0% 827,547 63.7% 36.3% 10.4% 43.0%
36 Southern Illinois-Carbondale 2.7 3.1 3.48 147 150 151 50.4% 9.6 N/A 58.6% IL 64.3% 79.0% 436,647 48.9% 51.1% 11.1% 23.0%
36 U. of Chicago 3.73 3.89 3.96 167 171 173 17.5% 5.1 93.0% 93.9% IL 98.9% 79.0% 707,136 68.8% 31.2% 11.8% 37.2%
36 U. of Illinois-Urbana-Champ. 3.25 3.65 3.8 157 162 164 33.0% 5.0 60.6% 86.6% IL 95.3% 79.0% 829,306 56.7% 43.3% 14.9% 36.6%
36 U. of Notre Dame 3.49 3.71 3.89 159 165 166 25.1% 6.3 71.0% 86.0% IN 84.1% 79.0% 746,789 66.9% 33.1% 8.3% 31.3%
46 U. of Arkansas-Fayetteville 3.17 3.46 3.74 151 154 157 55.8% 5.9 48.3% 80.2% AR 80.0% 77.5% 375,709 57.5% 42.5% 12.5% 18.7%
46 U. of Arkansas-Little Rock 3.06 3.3 3.59 147 151 155 52.8% 6.4 8.3% 70.8% AR 77.5% 77.5% 299,974 56.5% 43.5% 18.5% 21.5%
48 Boston College 3.31 3.62 3.68 161 164 164 28.6% 6.9 59.2% 84.9% MA 88.6% 77.3% 550,554 54.6% 45.4% 15.5% 31.7%
48 Boston University 3.31 3.74 3.84 160 166 167 25.9% 6.8 64.5% 78.8% MA 87.4% 77.3% 1,107,572 57.7% 42.3% 18.3% 36.4%
48 New England Sch. of Law 2.82 3.16 3.43 147 150 153 68.3% N/A N/A 54.7% MA 74.3% 77.3% 321,654 N/A N/A N/A 32.3%

About the 2020 Raw Data Law School Rankings Report

ILRG's 2020 Raw Data Law School Rankings Report was released in spring 2019.

GPA & LSAT

References to the lowest, median, and highest GPA and LSAT scores, including all data under the headings "GPA Low", "GPA Median", "GPA High", "LSAT Low", "LSAT Median" and "LSAT High" reflect those of the 25th, 50th, and 75th percentile, respectively, among those applicants granted admission who enrolled as full-time students in fall 2018

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 2018.

State & Bar Passage Rates

The bar passage rates reflect those among first-time test takers for the summer 2017 and winter 2018 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 2017 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.

Gender, Race & Ethnicity

The data shown under "Male Fac." and "Fem. Fac." indicate the percentage of the faculty that are male and female, respectively.

The data shown under "Min. Fac." and "Min. Stu." indicate the percentage of the faculty and students that are racial or ethnic minority (Hispanics of any race, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, multiracial, non-resident alien, or unknown race).


Source: 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.

Next Release: Our 2021 report is slated for publication in spring 2020.


Historical Data

Our previously published report for 2017 is available.