2009 Raw Data Law School Rankings*

State Overall Bar Pass Rate (Descending)

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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 Oklahoma City University 2.87 3.4 147 152 57.2% 18.2 N/A 84.4% OK 89.8% 92.0% -2.2%
1 U. of Tulsa 2.95 3.5 151 155 51.0% 13.5 56.1% 90.5% OK 88.2% 92.0% -3.8%
1 U. of Montana 3.12 3.75 151 158 42.3% 14.3 N/A 94.1% MT 94.9% 92.0% +2.9%
1 U. of Oklahoma 3.35 3.78 154 160 38.4% 11.9 81.7% 95.7% OK 96.2% 92.0% +4.2%
5 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%
5 U. of St. Thomas 3.16 3.63 154 161 48.6% 16.8 N/A 94.9% MN 91.2% 91.0% +0.2%
5 Hamline University 3.22 3.7 152 158 48.6% 14.6 N/A 91.5% MN 85.8% 91.0% -5.2%
5 William Mitchell 3.15 3.63 151 157 51.3% 22.5 N/A 90.0% MN 91.0% 91.0% +0.0%
9 Washburn University 3.06 3.69 150 156 52.3% 13.8 N/A 94.0% KS 89.3% 90.0% -0.7%
9 U. of Kansas 3.09 3.77 155 160 36.7% 12.1 65.9% 94.7% KS 91.8% 90.0% +1.8%
11 Thomas M. Cooley 2.75 3.35 145 154 73.8% 24.3 N/A 73.3% MI 79.9% 89.0% -9.1%
11 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%
11 Michigan State Univ-DCL 3.21 3.64 155 161 41.8% 19.4 N/A 90.7% MI 93.7% 89.0% +4.7%
11 Wayne State U. 3.29 3.69 152 158 51.8% 14.2 N/A 87.9% MI 92.2% 89.0% +3.2%
11 Marquette University 3.2 3.65 155 159 45.6% 17.5 63.4% 95.7% WI 100.0% 89.0% +11.0%
11 U. of Detroit Mercy 2.95 3.36 146 154 46.6% 16.8 N/A 86.0% MI 92.0% 89.0% +3.0%
11 Ave Maria School of Law 2.93 3.47 147 155 51.0% 15.7 N/A 73.3% MI 96.3% 89.0% +7.3%
18 U. of Mississippi 3.28 3.79 152 157 30.7% 15.8 59.6% 88.2% MS 92.2% 88.0% +4.2%
18 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%
18 Mississippi College 2.88 3.5 148 153 52.3% 18.9 45.4% 86.7% MS 83.0% 88.0% -5.0%
21 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%
21 John Marshall 2.85 3.42 151 156 49.3% 17.9 N/A 87.5% IL 87.3% 87.0% +0.3%
21 Northwestern University 3.4 3.8 166 172 17.6% 10.4 96.2% 99.2% IL 95.1% 87.0% +8.1%
21 Northern Illinois University 3.09 3.66 150 157 37.2% 18.6 55.0% 90.4% IL 84.4% 87.0% -2.6%
21 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%
21 U. of South Dakota 3.21 3.75 150 156 49.3% 16.2 59.3% 93.3% SD 83.6% 87.0% -3.4%
21 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%
21 Loyola U. Chicago 3.35 3.75 159 163 25.8% 14.5 54.2% 89.2% IL 89.5% 87.0% +2.5%
21 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%
21 U. of Iowa 3.41 3.86 159 163 34.6% 13.0 79.9% 92.8% IA 90.0% 87.0% +3.0%
21 Drake University 3.11 3.72 153 158 50.7% 12.9 N/A 94.9% IA 90.6% 87.0% +3.6%
21 DePaul University 3.1 3.66 159 162 35.2% 13.6 82.7% 90.3% IL 87.2% 87.0% +0.2%
21 U. of Chicago 3.49 3.76 169 173 16.2% 10.3 96.4% 99.0% IL 97.7% 87.0% +10.7%
21 Brigham Young University 3.51 3.85 162 167 28.6% 18.9 75.0% 91.2% UT 96.2% 87.0% +9.2%
21 Southern Illinois-Carbondale 2.9 3.6 151 156 52.0% 11.7 N/A 85.4% IL 86.2% 87.0% -0.8%
21 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%
37 Western New England 2.8 3.38 150 156 71.0% 13.8 N/A 76.1% MA 75.3% 86.0% -10.7%
37 Boston University 3.51 3.81 164 166 26.8% 12.3 96.3% 98.7% MA 95.0% 86.0% +9.0%
37 Boston College 3.44 3.78 162 165 20.2% 12.6 82.5% 97.6% MA 95.2% 86.0% +9.2%
37 U. of Missouri-Kansas City 3.03 3.64 152 156 50.4% 12.8 N/A 91.2% MO 88.1% 86.0% +2.1%
37 New England Sch. of Law 3.02 3.52 150 153 57.7% 23.2 30.5% 76.1% MA 80.0% 86.0% -6.0%
37 St. Louis University 3.24 3.74 154 159 52.3% 17.6 70.8% 93.0% MO 85.6% 86.0% -0.4%
37 Roger Williams University 2.9 3.5 151 155 57.0% 18.3 N/A 83.8% MA 84.8% 86.0% -1.2%
37 Northeastern University 3.14 3.61 156 162 36.2% 16.9 N/A 93.7% MA 87.8% 86.0% +1.8%
37 Suffolk University 3.03 3.49 154 158 49.8% 16.5 56.7% 91.4% MA 81.9% 86.0% -4.1%
37 Franklin Pierce Law Center 3.0 3.5 150 155 49.8% 14.4 65.8% 95.5% MA 95.6% 86.0% +9.6%
37 U. of Missouri-Columbia 3.26 3.8 156 161 35.8% 17.2 54.9% 98.6% MO 90.8% 86.0% +4.8%
48 U. of Idaho 3.03 3.64 151 159 43.7% 16.0 N/A 92.7% ID 87.5% 85.0% +2.5%
48 Mercer University (GA) 3.2 3.69 155 158 31.8% 13.3 62.1% 94.4% GA 88.0% 85.0% +3.0%
48 Emory University 3.28 3.62 162 166 26.2% 10.8 95.9% 98.3% GA 95.0% 85.0% +10.0%
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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.