Paul L. Caron

Monday, February 15, 2021

60% Through The Fall 2021 Law School Admissions Cycle: Applicants Are Up 21%, With Biggest Increases Among The Highest LSAT Bands

We are now 60% of the way through Fall 2021 law school admissions season. The number of law school applicants reported by LSAC is up 21.2% compared to last year at this time.


Applicants are up the most in New England (31.1%), Mountain West (24.6%), and Midwest (24.2%); and up the least in the Great Lakes (17.3%), Midsouth (17.9%), and Other (19.9%):


Applicants' LSAT scores are up 62.3% in the 170-180 band, 25.2% in the 160-169 band, 10.6% in the 150-159 band, and 5.7% in the 120-149 band:


Puerto Rican applicants are up 46.1%; Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander applicants are up 27.0%; Black/African-American applicants are up 26.6%; American Indian/Alaska Native applicants are up 25.8%; Hispanic/Latino applicants are up 22.7%; Caucasian/White applicants are up 21.9%; Asian applicants are up 16.7%; and applicants who did not reveal their ethnicity are up 13.5%.


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