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Friday, March 7, 2014

Student Selectivity (Median LSAT/GPA) for the 2015 U.S. News Law School Rankings

US NewsIn advance of Tuesday's release of the new 2015 U.S. News & World Report Law School Rankings:  below is a ranking of the 202 ABA-accredited law schools by student selectivity weighted by LSAT scores (12.5%) and undergraduate GPAs (10%) using the U.S. News methodology:

1

YALE

2

HARVARD

3

CHICAGO

4

STANFORD

5

PENNSYLVANIA

6

VIRGINIA

7

DUKE

8

UCLA

9

COLUMBIA

10

NYU

11

NORTHWESTERN

12

UC-BERKELEY

13

GEORGETOWN

14

VANDERBILT

15

MICHIGAN

16

ALABAMA

17

MINNESOTA

18

EMORY

19

USC

20

CORNELL

21

GEORGE WASHINGTON

22

WASHINGTON - ST. LOUIS

23

WILLIAM & MARY

24

TEXAS

25

INDIANA - BLOOMINGTON

26

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

27

WASHINGTON - SEATTLE

28

BOSTON COLLEGE

29

GEORGIA

30

BYU

31

NOTRE DAME

32

SMU

33

COLORADO

34

UC-IRVINE

35

WAKE FOREST

36

IOWA

37

WASHINGTON & LEE

38

UC-DAVIS

39

OHIO STATE

40

WISCONSIN

41

ARIZONA STATE

42

FORDHAM

43

PEPPERDINE

44

GEORGE MASON

45

ARIZONA

46

NORTHEASTERN

47

ILLINOIS

48

FLORIDA

49

BAYLOR

50

NORTH CAROLINA

51

RICHMOND

52

PENN STATE

53

MARYLAND

54

UC-HASTINGS

55

FLORIDA STATE

56

UTAH

57

SAN DIEGO

58

CARDOZO

59

CINCINNATI

60

VILLANOVA

61

LOYOLA – LOS ANGELES

62

HOUSTON

63

TENNESSEE

64

NEBRASKA

65

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL

66

MICHIGAN STATE

67

TEMPLE

68

LEWIS & CLARK

69

CONNECTICUT

70

TULANE

71

NEVADA - LAS VEGAS

72

KENTUCKY

73

SETON HALL

74

BROOKLYN

75

CHICAGO-KENT

76

DENVER

77

OKLAHOMA

78

PITTSBURGH

79

CASE WESTERN

80

GEORGIA STATE

81

MISSOURI - COLUMBIA

82

LOYOLA - CHICAGO

83

WAYNE STATE

84

OREGON

85

AMERICAN

86

NEW HAMPSHIRE

87

MISSISSIPPI

88

TEXAS TECH

89

MIAMI

90

LSU

91

ARKANSAS - FAYETTEVILLE

92

KANSAS

93

TULSA

94

SUNY - BUFFALO

95

BELMONT

96

SAINT LOUIS

97

RUTGERS – CAMDEN

98

RUTGERS – NEWARK

99

ST. JOHN'S

100

CHAPMAN

101

INDIANA - INDIANAPOLIS

102

HAWAII

103

SEATTLE

104

NEW MEXICO

105

ST. THOMAS - MINNESOTA

106

WEST VIRGINIA

107

MAINE

108

DREXEL

109

CITY UNIV. OF NEW YORK

110

STETSON

111

LOUISVILLE

112

SANTA CLARA

113

SYRACUSE

114

QUINNIPIAC

115

DUQUESNE

116

MARQUETTE

117

SOUTH CAROLINA

118

WILLIAM MITCHELL

119

ALBANY

120

MONTANA

121

REGENT

122

DEPAUL

123

MERCER

124

AKRON

125

GONZAGA

126

HAMLINE

127

WASHBURN

128

MCGEORGE

129

TOLEDO

130

SAN FRANCISCO

131

CLEVELAND STATE

132

CATHOLIC

133

WYOMING

134

HOFSTRA

135

DRAKE

136

MEMPHIS

137

PUERTO RICO

138

CAMPBELL

139

MISSOURI - KANSAS CITY

140

IDAHO

141

BALTIMORE

142

CREIGHTON

143

NORTHERN KENTUCKY

144

ARKANSAS - LITTLE ROCK

145

SOUTHWESTERN

146

LIBERTY

147

VERMONT

148

PACE

149

MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE

150

TEXAS A&M

151

SAMFORD

152

NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL

153

SUFFOLK

154

LOYOLA - NEW ORLEANS

155

SOUTH TEXAS

156

OHIO NORTHERN

157

CALIFORNIA WESTERN

158

DETROIT

159

HOWARD

160

WIDENER - DELAWARE

161

NORTH DAKOTA

162

WESTERN NEW ENGLAND

163

WILLAMETTE

164

ROGER WILLIAMS

165

OKLAHOMA CITY

166

CHARLESTON

167

PONTIFICAL CATHOLIC

168

GOLDEN GATE

169

NORTHERN ILLINOIS

170

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

171

WESTERN STATE

172

ST. MARY'S

173

AVE MARIA

174

JOHN MARSHALL - CHICAGO

175

ELON

176

CAPITAL

177

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN

178

SOUTH DAKOTA

179

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

180

NEW ENGLAND

181

DAYTON

182

NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL

183

WIDENER - HARRISBURG

184

FAULKNER

185

JOHN MARSHALL - ATLANTA

186

APPALACHIAN

187

WHITTIER

188

MASSACHUSETTS

189

INTER AMERICAN UNIV.

190

TOURO

191

ST. THOMAS - FLORIDA

192

FLORIDA A&M

193

TEXAS SOUTHERN

194

BARRY

195

LA VERNE

196

THOMAS M. COOLEY

197

THOMAS JEFFERSON

198

FLORIDA COASTAL

199

CHARLOTTE

200

VALPARAISO

201

ARIZONA SUMMIT

202

SOUTHERN

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Comments

Did anyone do this exercise last year for comparison?

Also, Irvine still lacks permanent accreditation so they will likely not be included in US news.

Posted by: ZFH | Mar 7, 2014 6:45:08 AM

Fla Internat is more selective than Temple or Mich State?????

Posted by: Jack Delahunty | Mar 7, 2014 12:14:38 PM

ZFH,

Belmont only has provisional accreditation and they are ranked #95.

Posted by: DL | Apr 4, 2014 4:42:55 AM

@ZFH,

On a hunch, I knocked out a spreadsheet a few weeks ago comparing student selectivity (inputs) to the percentage of graduates in non-law school-funded, full-time, long-term, bar license-required jobs (outputs), which The Faculty Lounge published last year. It's a quick and crude way to see how well different schools do by their students. If the law schools with the 24th and 25th best student selectivity (inputs) produce the schools with the 24th and 65th best jobs outcomes (outputs), well, best for that homogenous 0L group to avoid the latter school.

Anyways, my hunch played out - my alma mater has the biggest discrepancy in the country between inputs and outputs. 46th highest student selectivity, 161st best job outcomes. Wish I had access to this kind of data when I was a 0L...

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Apr 4, 2014 9:57:58 AM

@ Unemployed Northeastern

Would really like to see your data, if you don't mind.

Shoot me it in an email to wzom10@gmail.com

Thanks!!

http://biglawprospects.blogspot.com/

Posted by: El Jefe | Apr 4, 2014 7:55:10 PM