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Thursday, October 15, 2009

2010 Princeton Review Law School Rankings: Most (and Least) Selective Admissions

Princeton Review Last week, I blogged the lists of the Top 10 law schools in eleven categories posted on Princeton Review's web site in connection with its publication of the 2010 edition of Best 172 Law Schools (with the University of Cincinnati College of Law on the cover).  The rankings are the result of Princeton Review's survey of 18,000 students at the 172 law schools, along with school statistics provided by administrators.

I have extracted from the individual profiles of the 172 law schools all of the available data to rank the schools in six categories. I will report each day on one of the ranking categories.

Admissions Selectivity Rating: How competititve admission is at the law school, on a scale of 60 to 99. Several factors determine this rating, including LSAT scores and the average undergraduate GPA of entering 1L students, the percentage of applicants accepted, and the percentage of accepted applicants who enrolled in the law school. We collect this information through a survey that law school administrators completed for the Fall 2009 entering class.

Here are the law schools that are the most and least selective in admissions among the 172 law schools profiled in the book (an asterisk indicates that the school did not supply the Princeton Review with the requested statistical information):

School

Score

School

Score

1

Harvard

99

148

Nova

68

Stanford

99

South Dakota

68

Yale

99

Southern

68

4

Columbia

98

151

Ave Maria

67

Pennsylvania

98

New England

67

UC-Berkeley

98

Washburn

67

Virginia

98

Western New England

67

8

Chicago

97

155

La Verne

66

Michigan 

97

Roger Williams

66

Northwestern

97

157

St. Thomas (Miami)

65

NYU

97

Widener-Delaware

65

12

Geo. Washington

96

Widener-Harrisburg

65

Georgetown

96

160

Faulkner

64

SMU

96

Mississippi College

64

UCLA

96

162

Appalachian

63

16

Cornell

95

Dayton

63

Maryland

95

164

Oklahoma City

62

USC

95

165

Thomas Cooley

61

Texas

95

166

Alabama*

60

20

Duke

94

Colorado*

60

Fordham

94

Connecticut*

60

Vanderbilt

94

Phoenix*

60

23

BYU

93

Syracuse*

60

Georgia 

93

Touro*

60

Notre Dame

93

Washington (St. Louis)*

60

For prior years' rankings, see:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2009/10/princeton-review-1.html

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