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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.
-49 Thomas Jefferson 2.53 2.8 3.09 145 147 149 40.4% 9.4 8.6% 32.2% CA 29.2% 58.3% 265,179 53.4% 46.6% 17.0% 62.0%
-48 U. of the District of Columbia 2.72 2.92 3.17 145 147 150 35.4% N/A 52.1% 63.4% DC 38.5% 70.1% N/A 43.3% 56.7% 44.8% 74.5%
-47 Florida Coastal 2.83 3.14 3.36 147 150 153 37.8% 7.8 N/A 46.6% FL 42.5% 67.9% 137,164 44.1% 55.9% 19.1% 43.5%
-46 Western Michigan (Cooley) 2.64 3.02 3.33 139 142 147 86.1% 6.1 N/A 47.2% MI 43.9% 75.7% 753,000 65.5% 34.5% 14.2% 52.5%
-45 Texas Southern University 2.73 3.03 3.37 143 144 147 35.4% 6.5 N/A 65.6% TX 44.5% 74.6% N/A 44.0% 56.0% 79.1% 85.0%
-44 Elon University 3.02 3.26 3.54 147 150 153 35.9% 8.0 16.5% 47.3% NC 46.9% 65.3% 121,089 51.4% 48.6% 11.1% 29.2%
-43 Golden Gate University 2.65 3.03 3.3 147 150 152 61.3% 6.2 N/A 50.6% CA 47.6% 58.3% 350,762 49.2% 50.8% 20.5% 65.5%
-42 Florida A&M University 2.79 3.09 3.36 145 146 149 49.1% 7.0 N/A 51.1% FL 49.6% 67.9% 425,707 50.0% 50.0% 70.9% 71.1%
-41 U. of South Dakota 3.01 3.3 3.65 147 150 153 64.8% 8.0 53.7% 79.1% SD 51.7% 68.2% 146,009 69.7% 30.3% 12.1% 14.2%
-40 U. of San Francisco 2.96 3.19 3.42 151 152 155 55.5% 5.9 25.5% 60.8% CA 51.8% 58.3% 277,275 55.4% 44.6% 21.4% 58.9%
-39 Southwestern Univ. 2.98 3.22 3.49 150 153 155 46.1% 8.1 19.3% 58.6% CA 52.3% 58.3% 542,873 57.6% 42.4% 26.6% 52.2%
-38 Faulkner University (Jones) 2.94 3.13 3.43 146 149 151 50.0% 7.7 24.7% 67.5% AL 52.6% 69.6% 379,011 64.9% 35.1% 10.8% 30.8%
-37 Ave Maria School of Law 2.73 3.05 3.34 145 148 151 55.1% 9.0 N/A 49.4% FL 53.4% 67.9% 88,810 66.7% 33.3% 9.5% 36.9%
-36 Charleston School of Law 2.81 3.15 3.45 145 147 150 55.6% N/A N/A 52.7% SC 53.8% 71.8% 35,244 59.5% 40.5% 2.5% 30.6%
-35 Western New England 2.82 3.29 3.62 146 148 152 58.7% 6.0 N/A 56.4% MA 54.5% 76.4% 364,161 59.2% 40.8% 11.3% 32.9%
-34 Mississippi College 2.7 3.05 3.52 145 148 151 62.5% 8.4 55.7% 55.7% MS 57.1% 64.0% 403,959 56.3% 43.7% 16.9% 39.3%
-33 Southern University 2.55 2.83 3.13 142 144 146 65.2% 17.0 N/A 48.8% LA 57.8% 76.6% N/A 52.2% 47.8% 75.2% 68.3%
-32 Western State University 2.81 3.01 3.4 146 148 151 52.7% 11.1 N/A 52.1% CA 58.3% 58.3% 14,587 55.7% 44.3% 21.3% 63.0%
-31 U. of California (Hastings) 3.24 3.44 3.59 156 158 161 44.9% 6.9 32.5% 67.1% CA 58.8% 58.3% 608,069 58.1% 41.9% 17.0% 50.0%
-30 California Western 2.91 3.17 3.39 148 150 152 59.6% 9.5 N/A 64.5% CA 59.5% 58.3% 369,879 56.5% 43.5% 13.7% 53.0%
-30 New York Law School 3.13 3.36 3.58 150 153 155 52.4% 9.3 48.1% 74.3% NY 59.5% 75.7% 574,810 57.2% 42.8% 11.7% 40.2%
-28 St. Thomas University 2.77 3.1 3.41 146 148 151 53.8% 8.0 27.6% 27.6% FL 59.6% 67.9% 439,683 64.9% 35.1% 27.2% 83.3%
-27 Touro College (Fuchsberg) 2.71 3.0 3.26 146 148 150 55.7% 10.0 N/A 75.2% NY 60.8% 75.7% 460,327 60.6% 39.4% 10.6% 40.7%
-26 U. of the Pacific (McGeorge) 3.06 3.32 3.57 148 153 156 59.5% 6.9 28.2% 59.5% CA 61.0% 58.3% 497,411 65.7% 34.3% 11.4% 44.0%
-25 Northern Kentucky U. 2.95 3.25 3.53 147 150 153 68.0% 11.0 N/A 61.3% KY 61.4% 75.4% 339,162 74.2% 25.8% 9.1% 13.2%
-24 Chapman University 3.17 3.42 3.56 154 157 158 38.0% 7.1 37.2% 68.2% CA 63.6% 58.3% 290,944 61.1% 38.9% 8.0% 54.9%
-24 Suffolk University 3.13 3.36 3.57 149 153 156 65.2% 9.0 37.2% 68.1% MA 63.6% 77.3% 215,088 56.9% 43.1% 12.0% 25.1%
-22 Pepperdine University 3.35 3.63 3.79 155 160 161 36.3% 6.4 34.1% 75.3% CA 63.8% 58.3% 386,296 68.3% 31.7% 15.1% 42.0%
-21 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%
-20 American University 3.08 3.43 3.58 155 158 160 48.6% 6.4 42.2% 68.0% DC 66.0% 70.1% 558,968 59.9% 40.1% 24.9% 41.8%
-20 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%
-18 North Carolina Central U. 3.07 3.26 3.5 144 146 150 40.9% 7.1 16.2% 42.8% NC 67.2% 65.3% 380,920 42.3% 57.7% 52.6% 64.7%
-17 U. of Baltimore 2.91 3.25 3.49 150 152 155 56.1% 6.5 59.4% 72.8% MD 67.3% 66.4% 200,809 57.8% 42.2% 14.9% 41.0%
-17 U. of Dayton 3.03 3.29 3.56 146 149 152 51.9% 6.9 25.0% 63.5% OH 67.3% 75.4% 209,192 60.9% 39.1% 12.5% 27.9%
-15 South Texas College of Law 2.84 3.1 3.36 148 151 154 60.7% 11.0 23.8% 62.1% TX 67.9% 74.6% 594,605 62.7% 37.3% 15.5% 52.0%
-14 Hofstra University 3.11 3.42 3.67 148 153 155 48.1% 7.5 48.9% 81.0% NY 68.2% 75.7% 559,291 61.5% 38.5% 9.8% 37.3%
-13 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%
-12 Vermont Law School 2.8 3.25 3.56 147 151 156 76.4% 4.2 29.8% 66.9% VT 68.6% 68.8% 246,552 56.5% 43.5% 6.0% 33.9%
-11 Catholic U. of America 3.19 3.41 3.58 150 153 156 51.4% 5.9 43.2% 64.9% DC 68.8% 66.4% 471,859 58.8% 41.2% 16.7% 53.3%
-11 Nova Southeastern U. 2.79 3.11 3.34 148 150 153 47.0% 8.1 23.0% 62.4% FL 68.8% 67.9% 755,644 55.7% 44.3% 23.7% 56.4%
-9 U. of Toledo 3.18 3.44 3.7 147 152 154 61.8% 6.5 39.5% 69.7% OH 68.9% 75.4% 331,983 63.0% 37.0% 10.9% 17.5%
-8 Indiana U.-Indianapolis 3.14 3.45 3.66 149 153 156 59.6% 6.3 33.5% 77.0% IN 69.3% 72.9% 231,044 54.3% 45.7% 9.3% 21.4%
-7 Capital University 3.01 3.25 3.54 147 149 152 64.4% 8.0 36.8% 65.8% OH 69.4% 75.4% 265,501 67.5% 32.5% 10.8% 21.3%
-6 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%
-5 Albany Law School Union U. 3.06 3.32 3.62 151 153 156 54.6% 8.1 53.6% 80.0% NY 70.6% 75.7% 749,251 56.8% 43.2% 10.8% 23.2%
-4 U. of Akron 3.04 3.28 3.56 151 153 156 48.5% 9.0 42.5% 71.7% OH 70.8% 75.4% 201,220 61.6% 38.4% 11.0% 19.2%
-3 U. of Louisville (Brandeis) 3.13 3.37 3.61 151 153 156 65.1% 9.4 52.1% 78.1% KY 71.0% 69.0% 422,987 67.7% 32.3% 12.9% 14.6%
-2 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%
-1 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%
0 Gonzaga University 3.09 3.32 3.58 152 154 156 64.2% 8.0 29.0% 68.2% WA 72.0% 74.1% 324,640 62.1% 37.9% 10.6% 22.3%

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.