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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

U.S. News Law School Rankings:  Yield

2017 U.S. News LogoU.S. News & World Report, 10 Law Schools Where the Most Accepted Students Enroll:

Yale University, which ranks No. 1 in the 2017 Best Law Schools, topped the list of ranked ​institutions with the highest yield​—the percentage of accepted students who enrolled—at 74.3 percent in fall 2015. ... Harvard University, which ranked in a tie for No. 2 among top law schools, was third on the list with a yield of 60.4 percent. ...

​​Not all schools on the list were as highly ranked. Brigham Young University, where 68.8 percent of admitted students enrolled and which ranks No. 38, came second after Yale. The school, which is affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,​ offers discounted tuition to members of the church.

School Accepted Enrolled Yield U.S. News Rank
1.  Yale 269 200 74.3% 1
2.  BYU 186 128 68.8% 38 (tie)
3.  Harvard 931 562 60.4% 2 (tie)
4.  Southern 408 210 51.5% RNP*
5.  UNLV 224 104 46.4% 78 (tie)
6.  Indiana—Indianapolis 562 254 45.2% 100 (tie)
7.  Liberty​  113 51 45.1% RNP
8.  UMKC 314 140 44.6% 123 (tie)
9.  Arkansas—Little Rock 266 115 43.2% 136 (tie)
10.  N. Carolina Central 473 199 42.1% RNP

Among all 195 ranked​ ​schools that submitted these data to U.S. News, the average yield was about 24.3 percent. In comparison, the average yield was much higher for the 10 schools on the list: 52.4 percent.

On the other end of the spectrum, Vanderbilt University and the Charleston School of Law had the lowest yields among law schools, at 11 percent and 10 percent, respectively.

(Hat Tip: Bill Turnier.)

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Comments

This is not a super interesting list. Some schools presumably have high yield because they are the best school to which a student was admitted. Others may have a high yield because they admit students that no one else would admit...

Posted by: Anon | Jun 1, 2016 2:28:30 PM