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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Preview Of The 2022 U.S. News Law School Rankings: UGPA

UpdatePreview Of The 2022 U.S. News Law School Rankings: Admissions

The 2022 U.S. News Law School Rankings (based in part on 2020 admissions data) will be released in March (the 2021 rankings are here). In the current methodology, a law school's median undergraduate GPA counts 10% in the overall ranking. Here are the rankings by median UGPA from ABA data:

Rank School 2020 UGPA 2019 UGPA
1 Alabama 3.94 3.91 (2)
1 Yale  3.94 3.93 (1)
3 Virginia 3.90 3.90 (4)
4 Chicago 3.89 3.90 (4)
4 Pennsylvania 3.89 3.89 (6)
4 Stanford  3.89 3.91 (2)
7 Harvard  3.88 3.89 (6)
7 Washington Univ. 3.88 3.83 (9)
9 Cornell  3.86 3.81 (11)
10 Northwestern  3.85 3.85 (8)
11 Florida 3.84 3.80 (15)
12 Arizona State  3.83 3.81 (11)
12 USC 3.83 3.80 (15)
14 BYU 3.82 3.82 (10)
14 Columbia  3.82 3.80 (15)
14 NYU 3.82 3.80 (15)
14 Vanderbilt  3.82 3.80 (15)
18 UC-Berkeley 3.81 3.81 (11)
19 Boston Univ. 3.80 3.78 (23)
19 Duke  3.80 3.78 (23)
19 Emory  3.80 3.80 (15)
22 Ohio State  3.79 3.76 (26)
22 UCLA 3.79 3.79 (21)
24 Georgetown  3.78 3.78 (23)
24 Georgia 3.78 3.73 (31)
24 Indiana-Bloom. 3.78 3.79 (22)
27 George Mason  3.77 3.75 (28)
27 Minnesota 3.77 3.75 (28)
27 Utah 3.77 3.60 (67)
30 George Washington  3.76 3.73 (31)
30 Michigan 3.76 3.81 (11)
30 Texas A&M  3.76 3.62 (60)
30 Texas 3.76 3.72 (35)
34 Notre Dame 3.75 3.74 (30)
34 SMU 3.73 3.70 (36)
34 Wake Forest  3.73 3.68 (39)
37 Florida State  3.72 3.73 (31)
37 Penn State-Univ. Park 3.72 3.65 (43)
37 UC-Davis 3.72 3.61 (63)
40 Boston College 3.69 3.64 (48)
41 North Carolina 3.68 3.63 (54)
41 Pepperdine  3.68 3.66 (41)
41 Washington 3.68 3.68 (39)
44 UNLV 3.67 3.69 (38)
45 Kansas 3.66 3.65 (43)
45 Maryland 3.66 3.66 (41)
45 Missouri-Columbia 3.66 3.64 (48)
48 Cardozo  3.65 3.60 (67)
48 Cincinnati 3.65 3.64 (48)
48 Colorado 3.65 3.61 (63)
48 Florida Int'l 3.65 3.61 (63)
48 Northeastern  3.65 3.63 (54)
48 San Diego 3.65 3.57 (74)
48 Wayne State  3.65 3.56 (76)

55 Fordham  3.64 3.64 (48)
55 Illinois 3.64 3.70 (36)
55 Iowa 3.64 3.64 (48)
58 Baylor  3.63 3.60 (67)
58 Louisville 3.63 3.46 (98)
58 Nebraska 3.63 3.73 (31)
58 Oklahoma 3.63 3.63 (54)
58 Tennessee 3.63 3.65 (43)
58 Villanova  3.63 3.60 (67)
58 Washington & Lee 3.63 3.64 (48)
65 Richmond 3.62 3.60 (67)
65 St. John's 3.62 3.62 (60)
67 Arkansas-Fayetteville 3.61 3.50 (82)
67 Puerto Rico 3.61 3.63 (54)
67 UC-Irvine 3.61 3.59 (72)
67 Wisconsin 3.61 3.65 (43)
71 Belmont  3.60 3.63 (54)
71 William & Mary  3.60 3.76 (26)
73 Loyola-L.A. 3.59 3.57 (74)
74 Houston 3.57 3.61 (63)
74 Temple  3.57 3.56 (76)
76 Arizona 3.56 3.65 (43)
76 Drexel  3.56 3.47 (96)
76 Michigan State  3.56 3.58 (73)
76 South Dakota 3.56 3.44 (108)
76 Texas Tech  3.56 3.42 (116)
81 Denver 3.55 3.49 (86)
81 Seton Hall  3.55 3.50 (82)
83 Kentucky 3.54 3.62 (60)
83 Tulane  3.54 3.50 (82)
85 Connecticut 3.53 3.49 (86)
85 Miami 3.53 3.44 (108)
85 Syracuse  3.53 3.33 (140)
88 Chapman  3.52 3.49 (86)
88 Georgia State  3.52 3.51 (79)
90 SUNY-Buffalo 3.52 3.49 (86)
91 American  3.51 3.50 (82)
91 Maine 3.51 3.48 (92)
91 Mississippi 3.51 3.48 (92)
91 Pittsburgh 3.51 3.49 (86)
91 St. Thomas (MN) 3.51 3.51 (79)
96 Case Western 3.50 3.63 (54)
96 Marquette  3.50 3.44 (108)
96 New Mexico 3.50 3.47 (96)
96 South Carolina 3.50 3.43 (114)
100 Lewis & Clark 3.49 3.46 (98)
100 Samford  3.49 3.48 (92)
102 Chicago-Kent 3.48 3.49 (86)
102 Dayton 3.48 3.38 (128)
102 Oregon 3.48 3.51 (79)
105 New York Law School 3.47 3.35 (136)
106 Drake  3.46 3.44 (108)
106 New Hampshire 3.46 3.45 (101)
106 Quinnipiac  3.46 3.46 (98)
109 CUNY 3.45 3.36 (134)
109 Indiana-Indianapolis 3.45 3.44 (108)
109 Louisiana State  3.45 3.48 (92)
109 Regent  3.45 3.45 (101)
109 Saint Louis  3.45 3.45 (101)
109 West Virginia  3.45 3.45 (101)
115 Brooklyn  3.44 3.44 (108)
115 Montana 3.44 3.40 (123)
115 Stetson  3.44 3.30 (149)
115 Suffolk  3.44 3.33 (140)
119 Gonzaga  3.43 3.41 (119)
119 Missouri-Kansas City 3.43 3.41 (119)
119 Toledo 3.43 3.31 (147)
122 Hawaii 3.42 3.45 (101)
122 UC-Hastings 3.42 3.45 (101)
124 Arkansas-Little Rock 3.41 3.35 (136)
124 DePaul  3.41 3.39 (127)
124 Duquesne  3.41 3.40 (123)
124 Howard  3.41 3.33 (140)
124 Loyola-Chicago 3.41 3.40 (123)
124 Mercer  3.41 3.37 (129)
130 Albany 3.40 3.37 (129)
130 Catholic 3.40 3.42 (116)
130 Liberty  3.40 3.37 (129)
130 Pacific 3.40 3.35 (136)
130 Wyoming 3.40 3.32 (145)
135 Penn State-Dickinson 3.39 3.40 (123)
135 Seattle  3.39 3.37 (129)
135 Washburn  3.39 3.41 (119)
138 Tulsa 3.38 3.42 (116)
139 Ave Maria  3.37 3.21 (173)
139 Campbell  3.37 3.33 (140)
139 Hofstra  3.37 3.53 (78)
142 Cleveland State  3.35 3.43 (114)
143 Akron 3.34 3.45 (101)
143 North Dakota 3.34 3.30 (149)
143 Santa Clara  3.34 3.33 (140)
146 Memphis 3.33 3.32 (145)
146 Pace  3.33 3.28 (155)
148 Baltimore 3.32 3.19 (177)
148 Loyola-New Orleans 3.32 3.30 (149)
148 Oklahoma City  3.32 3.29 (153)
148 San Francisco 3.32 3.29 (153)
152 Inter-American (PR) 3.31 3.35 (136)
152 Rutgers  3.31 3.41 (119)
154 Elon  3.30 3.20 (176)
154 Florida A&M  3.30 3.10 (189)
156 Southern Illinois 3.29 3.22 (168)
157 Faulkner  3.28 3.08 (192)
158 John Marshall (IL) 3.27 3.22 (168)
158 New England Law 3.27 3.25 (160)
158 Pontifical Catholic (PR) 3.27 3.37 (129)
158 Massachusetts 3.27 3.22 (168)
158 Western New England  3.27 3.36 (134)
163 Ohio Northern  3.26 3.31 (147)
164 Creighton  3.25 3.19 (177)
164 Southwestern  3.25 3.30 (149)
166 Cal-Western 3.24 3.26 (159)
166 Detroit 3.24 3.24 (162)
166 Idaho 3.24 3.28 (155)
166 Mitchell Hamline 3.24 3.23 (167)
166 North Carolina Central  3.24 3.24 (162)
171 St. Thomas (FL) 3.23 3.25 (160)
172 Mississippi College 3.22 3.19 (177)
172 Widener (DE) 3.22 3.21 (173)
174 Capital  3.21 3.22 (168)
174 Lincoln Memorial 3.21 3.24 (162)
174 Roger Williams  3.21 3.21 (173)
177 Charleston  3.20 3.12 (188)
177 Northern Illinois  3.20 3.28 (155)
177 St. Mary's 3.20 3.24 (162)
180 Northern Kentucky  3.19 3.28 (155)
180 Nova SE 3.19 3.16 (182)
180 Vermont  3.19 3.24 (162)
183 Appalachian  3.17 3.13 (186)
183 South Texas 3.17 3.15 (184)
183 Texas Southern  3.17 3.07 (194)
186 Western State 3.14 3.17 (181)
186 Widener (PA) 3.14 3.10 (189)
188 Florida Coastal  3.12 2.94 (199)
189 North Texas 3.10 3.19 (177)
190 District of Columbia 3.09 3.08 (192)
191 Touro College 3.07 3.10 (189)
191 Willamette  3.07 3.16 (182)
193 Barry  3.02 3.07 (194)
193 Golden Gate  3.02 3.14 (185)
195 Southern  2.98 2.99 (196)
196 Western Michigan  2.94 2.95 (198)
197 John Marshall (GA) 2.93 3.13 (186)

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