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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Law School Rankings By Fall 2021 Median LSAT Scores

Following up on yesterday's release by the ABA of Fall 2021 admissions data: this is the first of three posts on the impact of that data on the forthcoming 2023 U.S. News Law School Rankings (the 2022 rankings are here). In the current methodology, a law school's median LSAT and GRE scores count 11.25% in the overall ranking. Because the ABA only reports GRE scores for law schools with 10 or more admitted students with GRE scores, the rankings below are based solely on median LSAT scores:

Rank School 2021 LSAT 2020 LSAT
1 Columbia 174 172 (3)
1 Harvard 174 173 (1)
1 Yale 174 173 (1)
4 Chicago 172 171 (4)
4 NYU 172 170 (6)
4 Stanford 172 171 (4)
7 Cornell 171 168 (14)
7 Georgetown 171 168 (14)
7 Michigan 171 169 (9)
7 Northwestern 171 169 (9)
7 Penn 171 170 (6)
7 Virginia 171 170 (6)
13 Duke 170 169 (9)
13 UCLA 170 169 (9)
13 Washington University 170 169 (9)
16 Boston University 169 167 (18)
16 Texas 169 168 (14)
16 UC-Berkeley 169 168 (14)
16 Vanderbilt 169 167 (18)
20 Notre Dame 168 167 (18)
20 USC 168 167 (18)
22 BYU 167 166 (22)
22 Emory 167 166 (22)
22 Florida 167 165 (26)
22 George Washington 167 166 (22)
22 UC-Irvine 167 166 (22)
27 Arizona State 166 165 (26)
27 Fordham 166 164 (30)
27 Georgia 166 165 (26)
27 Minnesota 166 165 (26)
31 Alabama 165 164 (30)
31 Boston College 165 164 (30)
31 UC-Davis 165 163 (34)
34 Cardozo 164 162 (42)
34 Colorado 164 163 (34)
34 George Mason 164 164 (30)
34 Illinois 164 162 (42)
34 Indiana (Maurer) 164 162 (42)
34 North Carolina 164 163 (34)
34 Pepperdine 164 162 (42)
34 University of Washington 164 162 (42)
34 Washington & Lee 164 163 (34)
34 William & Mary 164 163 (34)
34 Wisconsin 164 163 (34)
45 University of Arizona 163 163 (34)
45 Florida State 163 161 (49)
45 Iowa 163 161 (49)
45 Ohio State 163 161 (49)
45 SMU 163 162 (42)
45 Temple 163 161 (49)
45 Texas A&M 163 160 (55)
45 Utah 163 161 (49)
45 Wake Forest 163 163 (34)

54 Baylor 162 160 (55)
54 Lewis & Clark 162 158 (76)
54 Northeastern 162 162 (42)
54 Penn State-University Park 162 160 (55)
54 Richmond 162 161 (49)
54 St. John's 162 160 (55)
54 Villanova 162 160 (55)
61 American 161 160 (55)
61 Houston 161 160 (55)
61 Loyola-L.A. 161 160 (55)
61 Maryland 161 160 (55)
61 Penn State-Dickinson 161 160 (55)
61 San Diego 161 159 (65)
61 Tulane 161 159 (65)
61 Wayne State 161 159 (65)
69 Case Western 160 159 (65)
69 Chapman 160 159 (65)
69 Denver 160 159 (65)
69 Florida Int'l 160 158 (76)
69 Georgia State 160 158 (76)
69 Miami 160 159 (65)
69 Pittsburgh 160 159 (65)
69 Seton Hall 160 158 (76)
69 Tennessee 160 159 (65)
69 UC-Hastings 160 158 (76)
69 UNLV 160 159 (65)
80 Brooklyn 159 158 (76)
80 Chicago-Kent 159 158 (76)
80 Connecticut 159 158 (76)
80 Loyola-Chicago 159 159 (65)
80 Missouri-Columbia 159 158 (76)
80 Oregon 159 157 (86)
86 Belmont 158 156 (89)
86 Catholic 158 156 (89)
86 Cincinnati 158 158 (76)
86 Drexel 158 156 (89)
86 Kansas 158 157 (86)
86 Maine 158 156 (89)
86 Nebraska 158 156 (89)
86 New Hampshire 158 156 (89)
86 Oklahoma 158 157 (86)
86 South Carolina 158 156 (89)
96 Kentucky 157 155 (102)
96 Rutgers 157 156 (89)
96 Santa Clara 157 156 (89)
96 Seattle 157 155 (102)
96 Stetson 157 155 (102)
96 Syracuse 157 155 (102)
96 Texas Tech 157 156 (89)
103 Arkansas-Fayetteville 156 155 (102)
103 DePaul 156 155 (102)
103 Hawaii 156 154 (117)
103 Hofstra 156 154 (117)
103 Louisiana State 156 155 (102)
103 Louisville 156 155 (102)
103 Mercer 156 153 (128)
103 Michigan State 156 156 (89)
103 Mississippi 156 156 (89)
103 Montana 156 156 (89)
103 New Mexico 156 155 (102)
103 Regent 156 155 (102)
103 St. Louis 156 155 (102)
103 SUNY-Buffalo 156 155 (102)
117 Cleveland State 155 153 (128)
117 CUNY 155 154 (117)
117 Drake 155 155 (102)
117 Duquesne 155 154 (117)
117 Indiana (McKinney) 155 154 (117)
117 Marquette 155 154 (117)
117 New York Law School 155 153 (128)
117 Pacific 155 154 (117)
117 San Francisco 155 153 (128)
117 St. Thomas (MN) 155 154 (117)
117 Washburn 155 155 (102)
128 Albany 154 154 (117)
128 Baltimore 154 153 (128)
128 Campbell 154 152 (141)
128 Detroit 154 152 (141)
128 Gonzaga 154 153 (128)
128 Howard 154 153 (128)
128 Memphis 154 153 (128)
128 Missouri-Kansas City 154 153 (128)
128 New England Law 154 152 (141)
128 Samford 154 152 (141)
128 South Texas 154 152 (141)
128 Southwestern 154 153 (128)
128 Suffolk 154 154 (117)
128 Tulsa 154 155 (102)
128 Vermont 154 152 (141)
128 West Virginia 154 154 (117)
128 Willamette 154 152 (141)
128 Wyoming 154 153 (128)
146 Akron 153 153 (128)
146 Cal-Western 153 152 (141)
146 Creighton 153 152 (141)
146 Dayton 153 152 (141)
146 Idaho 153 153 (128)
146 Liberty 153 151 (156)
146 Loyola-New Orleans 153 151 (156)
146 Mitchell | Hamline 153 152 (141)
146 Northern Kentucky 153 152 (141)
146 Nova SE 153 152 (141)
146 St. Mary's 153 151 (156)
157 Arkansas-Little Rock 152 151 (156)
157 Elon 152 150 (164)
157 John Marshall (IL) 152 151 (156)
157 Pace 152 151 (156)
157 Quinnipiac 152 152 (141)
157 St. Thomas (FL) 152 150 (164)
157 Toledo 152 152 (141)
164 Ave Maria 151 151 (156)
164 Capital 151 150 (164)
164 Charleston 151 150 (164)
164 Golden Gate 151 150 (164)
164 John Marshall (GA) 151 150 (164)
164 North Texas 151 151 (156)
164 Texas Southern 151 148 (182)
171 Faulkner 150 148 (182)
171 Lincoln Memorial 150 150 (164)
171 Massachusetts 150 149 (175)
171 Mississippi College 150 148 (182)
171 North Dakota 150 148 (182)
171 Ohio Northern 150 150 (164)
171 Roger Williams 150 149 (175)
171 South Dakota 150 149 (175)
171 Touro 150 149 (175)
171 Western New England 150 148 (182)
171 Western State 150 150 (164)
171 Widener (DE) 150 149 (175)
183 Barry 149 148 (182)
183 District of Columbia 149 150 (164)
183 Florida A&M 149 147 (188)
183 Oklahoma City 149 147 (188)
183 Puerto Rico 149 144 (194)
183 Southern Illinois 149 150 (164)
189 Northern Illinois 148 149 (175)
189 Western Michigan 148 147 (188)
189 Widener (PA) 148 147 (188)
192 Appalachian 147 147 (188)
192 North Carolina Central 147 145 (193)
194 Southern 146 144 (194)
195 Inter-American (PR) 142 139 (196)
196 Pontifical Catholic (PR) 135 135 (197)

Update:  ABA Journal, Which Law Schools Have the Highest and Lowest Median LSAT Scores?

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2021/12/law-school-rankings-by-fall-2021-median-lsat-scores.html

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