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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Muller: College Majors That Produce The Highest (And Lowest) LSATs And UGPAs

MajorAs he did last year, Derek Muller (Pepperdine) has mined the latest data to produce this neat visualization of the college majors that produce the highest (and lowest) LSATs and UGPAs among law school applicants, with this caveat:

One cannot identify causation based upon these scores. Students self-identify majors, sometimes more than one, or sometimes none at all; others self-select into taking the LSAT altogether (opting for medical school, business school, or a lucrative career instead of law school). Therefore, it is emphatically not necessarily the case, based on this data, that these majors cause students to perform better or worse on the LSAT. It simply describes them.

Here are the Top 10 and Bottom 10 college majors by LSAT:

Major

LSAT

Major

UGPA

Physics

163.0

French

3.52

Linguistics

161.4

Linguistics

3.51

Math

161.1

Music

3.45

Biology

160.8

International Studies

3.44

Economics

159.2

Art History

3.43

Policy

159.0

Physics

3.41

Bio-Chemistry

158.9

Math

3.40

Philosophy

158.8

Foreign Language

3.40

Art History

158.4

International Relations

3.40

International Relations

158.3

Spanish

3.37

 

 

 

 

Business Management

149.9

Marketing

3.16

Law

149.7

Business Management

3.15

Health

149.4

Health Professions

3.15

Criminology

149.1

Criminal Justice

3.14

Child Develop.

149.0

Business Adm.

3.13

Pre-law

148.4

Civil Engineering

3.13

Management/Adm.

148.4

Biology

3.11

Nursing

148.2

Computer Science

3.11

Social Work

147.1

Management/Adm.

3.09

Criminal Justice

146.0

Health

3.06

Update:  Derek has mined the same data to produce this visualization of college majors that produce the highest (and lowest) LSATs and UGPAs among law school matriculants.

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2015/05/muller-college-majors-.html

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Comments


sample size would help here

Posted by: Jeff Harrison | May 6, 2015 9:49:01 AM