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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Law Schools With the Most Applications (Fall 2013)

Law Schools With Most Applications

Rank

School

Applications

Admit

Yield

Median LSAT

Median GPA

US News

1

Georgetown

7257

31%

23%

168

3.74

13

2

Virginia

6048

18%

31%

169

3.87

8

3

G. Washington

6005

42%

18%

165

3.71

20

4

UC-Berkeley

5885

18%

27%

167

3.78

9

5

William & Mary

5849

30%

13%

164

3.73

24

6

Columbia

5797

21%

28%

171

3.70

4

7

NYU

5730

31

24

170

3.72

6

8

UCLA

5562

28%

19%

167

3.79

16

9

Harvard

5485

16%

66%

173

3.88

2

10

Penn

5283

17%

28%

169

3.89

7

Unranked Law Schools With Most Applications

Rank

School

Applications

Admit

Yield

Median LSAT

Median GPA

1

Charlotte

3342

73%

21%

144

2.91

2

Florida Coastal

3085

75%

19%

144

2.97

3

San Francisco

2762

49%

12%

153

3.28

4

John Marshall

2518

71%

23%

149

3.12

5

Suffolk

2367

78%

24%

149

3.27

6

Southwestern

2260

57%

28%

152

3.17

7

Barry

2082

63%

21%

147

2.90

8

Thomas Cooley

2027

79%

36%

145

2.96

9

New England

2013

87%

14%

149

3.04

10

Nova

1645

48%

39%

149

3.07

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Comments

Here is the list of schools with the dubious distinction of having a median incoming LSAT at or below 145:

APPALACHIAN SCHOOL OF LAW
ARIZONA SUMMIT LAW SCHOOL
CHARLOTTE SCHOOL OF LAW
FLORIDA COASTAL SCHOOL OF LAW
INTER AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO*
NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY
PONTIFICAL CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF P.R.*
PUERTO RICO, UNIVERSITY OF
SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
THOMAS M. COOLEY LAW SCHOOL
VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY

* indicates also having a 75th percentile at or below 145.

Posted by: Former Editor | Jul 23, 2014 11:01:41 AM

Popping by just to note that the acceptance rate at Harvard Law School is now almost three times as high as the acceptance rate for Harvard undergraduates. Yikes!

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Jul 23, 2014 1:42:35 PM

In 1955 the average LSAT at Harvard was in the 90th percentole. In recent times it has been in the 99th percemtile. Nevertheless in the 1950s it was easier to get into Harvard's other grad schooLS?

Posted by: john rooney | Jul 24, 2014 2:51:50 AM

Rooney's right, a class where the average student has a 3.88/173 is pretty stunning. That's probably better than the best new student at the majority of schools. Theoretically, HLS can have a 100% acceptance rate and still be as good as ever, it just depends on how many people apply. These days applicants are savvy, so they don't bother with moonshots.

Posted by: JM | Jul 24, 2014 7:02:27 AM