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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Most Popular Law Schools (Schools with the Highest Yields)

U.S. News LogoU.S. News & World Report, 10 Most Popular Law Schools:

188 ranked law schools reported to U.S. News their acceptances and subsequent enrollments for the current school year—a data set that encompassed 175,085 offers of acceptance and 44,366 students who ultimately decided to attend. (The data include unduplicated applicants to both full-time and part-time law programs.) Among the 188 law schools, the average yield for 2011-2012 was 28%. ...

These are the 10 ranked law schools with the highest yield rates for the 2011-2012 school year. Due to a tie, there are 11 schools on this list. 

Law School        
Accepted   
Enrolled   
Yield        
US News Rank   
Yale 252 205 81.3% 1
BYU 207 145 70.0% 39
Harvard 842 559 66.4% 3
Southern 403 258 64.0% RNP
North Carolina        462 248 53.7% 38
Georgia State 423 223 52.7% 58
Virginia 688 357 51.9% 7
Liberty 200 99 49.5% RNP
Stanford 372 180 48.4% 2
Memphis 302 144 47.7% RNP
New Mexico 237 113 47.7% 69

U.S. News & World Report, 10 Law Schools That Enrolled More Students in 2011:

These were the 10 ranked law schools that saw the highest year-over-year increase in yield for full- and part-time students:  

Law School Yield          
% Change    
US News Rank    
Virginia              51.9% 12.0% 7
Georgia State 52.7% 9.1% 58
North Carolina        53.7% 7.2% 38
Santa Clara 21.4% 6.4% 96
Phoenix 26.8% 5.9% RNP
SMU 40.2% 5.4% 51
Alabama 33.8% 4.2% 29
Louisville 30.7% 4.1% 89
South Dakota 38.1% 4.0% RNP
Baltimore 38.5% 3.7% 113

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Comments

You notice that every time you post a good list re law schools, New Mexico seems to appear just about every time? It is a highly underrated school. (yes, I am a proud alum)

Posted by: Vinny B. | Mar 28, 2012 7:02:12 PM

Interesting list. I wonder if maybe a lot of those schools don't accept you unless you agree to accept their offer if proffered. That probably helps get a high yield rate and helps your USNews ranking.

Posted by: Eric Rasmusen | Mar 29, 2012 8:30:50 PM