The increase in total applicants seems to be driven by those scoring in the 150-164 score bands, which are up 26.4% over last cycle. We're also seeing applicants in the lowest scoring bands make up a smaller portion of the applicant pool than they have historically, which is great news.
... I think we can say that we're not going back to pre-COVID applicant numbers or patterns just yet. These numbers represent strong demand among law school applicants. We also have pretty similar LSAT registrant volume to last year so far. ... High scoring applicants, while not up nearly as dramatically as last year, are up a little bit, and LSAT score averages are still above pre-COVID norms.