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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 Yale University 3.84 3.92 3.98 170 173 176 6.9% 4.2 81.7% 83.5% CT 98.3% 75.7% 1,364,230 65.0% 35.0% 11.7% 46.1%
-48 Stanford University 3.82 3.93 3.99 169 171 174 8.7% 4.0 88.8% 90.4% CA 95.3% 58.3% 492,859 59.5% 40.5% 18.6% 42.1%
-47 Harvard University 3.8 3.9 3.97 170 173 175 12.9% 7.6 90.5% 92.1% MA 97.2% 75.7% 3,018,822 66.9% 33.1% 16.9% 49.6%
-46 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%
-45 U. of Virginia 3.59 3.89 3.97 163 169 171 15.3% 6.5 92.6% 93.9% VA 99.0% 75.7% 806,421 70.0% 30.0% 10.0% 26.0%
-44 Columbia University 3.63 3.75 3.84 170 172 174 16.8% 4.9 92.4% 93.3% NY 97.7% 75.7% 1,302,920 65.6% 34.4% 12.2% 49.8%
-43 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%
-42 U. of Southern California 3.61 3.78 3.89 163 166 167 19.2% 5.9 71.8% 87.6% CA 87.6% 58.3% 428,076 67.9% 32.1% 15.0% 46.4%
-41 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%
-40 U. of Michigan-Ann Arbor 3.55 3.77 3.89 165 169 171 19.6% 6.8 88.6% 92.8% MI 96.6% 75.7% 1,052,608 61.6% 38.4% 10.6% 32.1%
-39 Duke University 3.66 3.78 3.87 167 169 170 20.2% 5.5 91.6% 95.6% NC 97.8% 75.7% 711,681 65.0% 35.0% 12.6% 35.8%
-39 U. of California-Berkeley 3.64 3.8 3.9 165 168 170 20.2% 5.8 84.3% 90.2% CA 89.2% 58.3% 1,133,024 59.2% 40.8% 19.4% 49.6%
-37 U. of Texas-Austin 3.47 3.74 3.88 160 167 168 20.9% 4.0 68.5% 84.7% TX 89.3% 74.6% 1,129,100 66.8% 33.2% 10.2% 35.6%
-36 Cornell University 3.73 3.82 3.89 164 167 168 21.1% 4.9 91.1% 93.1% NY 95.9% 75.7% 785,110 67.3% 32.7% 17.0% 55.0%
-35 Georgetown University 3.56 3.8 3.9 163 167 168 21.2% 4.8 77.7% 82.9% DC 95.6% 75.7% 1,212,577 68.6% 31.4% 4.3% 50.8%
-34 U. of California-Los Angeles 3.52 3.72 3.85 165 168 169 22.5% 5.9 71.5% 83.8% CA 86.0% 58.3% 709,053 54.7% 45.3% 19.5% 43.8%
-33 New York University 3.61 3.79 3.9 167 170 172 23.6% 5.3 89.7% 90.9% NY 97.5% 75.7% 1,059,572 68.2% 31.8% 14.3% 41.6%
-32 Vanderbilt University 3.61 3.8 3.87 161 167 168 23.7% 7.4 79.8% 88.3% TN 95.0% 75.7% 656,173 61.7% 38.3% 15.0% 32.9%
-31 U. of California-Irvine 3.4 3.57 3.73 161 163 165 24.8% 5.8 61.5% 79.2% CA 80.5% 58.3% 36,498 51.3% 48.7% 24.4% 54.9%
-30 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%
-29 U. of Arizona (Rogers) 3.32 3.7 3.82 155 161 162 25.5% 4.5 47.7% 80.5% AZ 75.6% 63.8% 314,970 61.1% 38.9% 15.9% 43.5%
-28 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%
-28 Fordham University 3.38 3.6 3.7 161 164 166 25.9% 6.6 61.9% 76.8% NY 92.3% 75.7% 431,024 61.5% 38.5% 13.1% 37.8%
-28 George Mason University 3.45 3.76 3.88 157 163 164 25.9% 4.6 52.0% 77.6% VA 81.5% 75.5% 300,137 69.8% 30.2% 15.1% 25.2%
-25 U. of Washington 3.44 3.69 3.8 158 163 165 26.4% 5.4 52.5% 76.3% WA 85.7% 74.1% 705,321 59.4% 40.6% 13.8% 37.2%
-24 U. of Georgia 3.39 3.67 3.85 159 163 164 26.8% 8.0 70.7% 90.1% GA 89.4% 71.8% 551,145 57.4% 42.6% 15.8% 21.8%
-23 U. of Florida (Levin) 3.33 3.72 3.84 155 163 164 27.9% 5.8 59.9% 86.1% FL 76.7% 67.9% 625,286 59.6% 40.4% 17.9% 36.5%
-22 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%
-21 Washington and Lee U. 3.21 3.51 3.68 158 163 164 28.7% 6.9 61.6% 82.8% VA 86.7% 75.5% 497,250 68.5% 31.5% 9.8% 24.7%
-20 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%
-19 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%
-18 Emory University 3.51 3.79 3.91 158 165 166 29.6% 8.3 62.0% 79.3% GA 80.8% 71.8% 306,321 62.3% 37.7% 13.1% 46.2%
-17 Georgia State University 3.25 3.47 3.64 155 158 160 30.0% 5.6 50.5% 81.0% GA 81.8% 71.8% 238,914 54.1% 45.9% 14.8% 35.3%
-17 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%
-15 Texas A&M University 3.27 3.51 3.7 155 157 158 30.2% 4.8 29.9% 73.9% TX 81.4% 74.6% 309,052 55.4% 44.6% 18.8% 34.1%
-14 U. of Nevada-Las Vegas 3.44 3.66 3.79 153 158 160 30.8% 6.0 54.7% 82.8% NV 79.2% 71.3% 431,481 57.6% 42.4% 17.4% 39.8%
-13 U. of Alabama 3.42 3.88 3.95 157 164 165 31.1% 6.4 61.8% 89.3% AL 94.5% 69.6% 676,336 68.0% 32.0% 11.7% 22.3%
-12 CUNY-Queens College 3.01 3.28 3.58 150 154 158 31.9% 9.1 N/A 71.3% NY 86.2% 75.7% 78,675 35.4% 64.6% 36.7% 56.4%
-12 U. of Richmond 3.24 3.59 3.69 156 161 162 31.9% 5.1 51.0% 81.9% VA 73.1% 75.5% 473,746 56.7% 43.3% 7.8% 26.5%
-10 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%
-9 U. of Houston 3.35 3.61 3.75 156 160 161 33.1% 6.3 46.3% 77.5% TX 85.1% 74.6% 587,004 65.3% 34.7% 17.8% 39.7%
-8 Florida International U. 3.38 3.63 3.76 152 156 157 33.3% 7.9 37.4% 80.6% FL 86.6% 67.9% 273,612 65.6% 34.4% 48.9% 65.4%
-7 U. of Colorado-Boulder 3.41 3.71 3.82 156 162 164 33.8% 6.4 53.6% 83.9% CO 87.4% 75.1% 552,673 59.1% 40.9% 18.9% 31.4%
-6 Wake Forest University 3.4 3.6 3.7 162 162 163 33.9% 5.5 58.8% 89.8% NC 88.7% 65.3% 419,198 65.2% 34.8% 8.1% 22.0%
-5 Arizona State University 3.37 3.76 3.9 158 163 164 34.2% 7.0 78.8% 88.9% AZ 74.3% 63.8% 95,735 68.3% 31.7% 19.2% 31.5%
-5 George Washington U. 3.37 3.71 3.8 160 165 166 34.2% 5.9 68.3% 81.2% DC 95.8% 70.1% 756,712 70.3% 29.7% 13.9% 40.0%
-3 U. of California-Davis 3.37 3.63 3.74 157 162 165 34.6% 7.7 57.5% 77.2% CA 75.7% 58.3% 508,592 55.7% 44.3% 38.1% 55.8%
-2 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%
-1 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%
0 Howard University 3.01 3.24 3.54 149 151 155 35.3% 8.1 61.2% 69.9% DC 93.1% 75.7% 598,792 49.4% 50.6% 82.3% 98.8%

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.