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Friday, December 17, 2021

Law School Rankings By Fall 2021 Median UGPAs

Following up on Wednesday's release by the ABA of Fall 2021 admissions data: this is the second 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 UGPA counts 8.75% in the overall ranking. 

Rank School 2021 UGPA 2020 UGPA
1 Alabama 3.94 3.94 (1)
1 Yale 3.94 3.94 (1)
3 Washington University 3.93 3.88 (7)
4 Harvard 3.92 3.88 (7)
5 Chicago 3.91 3.89 (4)
5 Stanford 3.91 3.89 (4)
5 Virginia 3.91 3.90 (3)
8 Penn 3.90 3.89 (4)
9 Vanderbilt 3.89 3.82 (14)
10 Cornell 3.86 3.86 (9)
10 Florida 3.86 3.84 (11)
10 Northwestern 3.86 3.85 (10)
10 NYU 3.86 3.82 (14)
14 Arizona State 3.85 3.83 (12)
14 BYU 3.85 3.82 (14)
14 Georgetown 3.85 3.78 (24)
17 Columbia 3.84 3.82 (14)
17 Michigan 3.84 3.76 (30)
17 Texas A&M 3.84 3.76 (30)
20 George Washington 3.83 3.76 (30)
20 UC-Berkeley 3.83 3.81 (18)
22 Duke 3.82 3.80 (19)
22 Florida State 3.82 3.72 (37)
22 Georgia 3.82 3.78 (24)
22 UCLA 3.82 3.79 (22)
22 USC 3.82 3.83 (12)
22 Utah 3.82 3.77 (27)
28 George Mason 3.81 3.77 (27)
29 Emory 3.80 3.80 (19)
29 Minnesota 3.80 3.77 (27)
29 Pepperdine 3.80 3.68 (41)
29 Texas 3.80 3.76 (30)
33 Ohio State 3.79 3.79 (22)
34 William & Mary 3.78 3.60 (71)
35 Boston University 3.77 3.80 (19)
35 Indiana (Maurer) 3.77 3.78 (24)
35 Notre Dame 3.77 3.75 (34)
38 Penn State-University Park 3.76 3.72 (37)
38 SMU 3.76 3.73 (34)
40 Puerto Rico 3.75 3.61 (67)
40 Wayne State 3.75 3.65 (48)
42 Cardozo 3.74 3.65 (48)
43 North Carolina 3.73 3.68 (41)
44 Belmont 3.71 3.60 (71)
45 Cincinnati 3.70 3.65 (48)
45 Fordham 3.70 3.64 (55)
45 Maryland 3.70 3.66 (45)
45 Richmond 3.70 3.62 (65)
45 San Diego 3.70 3.65 (48)
45 UC-Davis 3.70 3.72 (37)
45 UNLV 3.70 3.67 (44)
45 Villanova 3.70 3.63 (58)

53 Boston College 3.69 3.69 (40)
53 Florida Int'l 3.69 3.65 (48)
53 Iowa 3.69 3.64 (55)
53 Kansas 3.69 3.66 (45)
53 Missouri-Columbia 3.69 3.66 (45)
53 UC-Irvine 3.69 3.61 (67)
59 Wake Forest 3.68 3.73 (34)
60 Tennessee 3.67 3.63 (58)
60 University of Washington 3.67 3.68 (41)
62 University of Arizona 3.66 3.56 (76)
62 Illinois 3.66 3.64 (55)
62 Northeastern 3.66 3.65 (48)
65 Wisconsin 3.65 3.61 (67)
66 Baylor 3.64 3.63 (58)
66 Houston 3.64 3.57 (74)
66 Loyola-L.A. 3.64 3.59 (73)
66 Nebraska 3.64 3.63 (58)
66 Regent 3.64 3.45 (109)
71 Denver 3.63 3.55 (81)
71 Miami 3.63 3.53 (85)
73 Kentucky 3.62 3.54 (83)
73 St. John's 3.62 3.62 (65)
75 Case Western 3.61 3.50 (96)
75 Colorado 3.61 3.65 (48)
75 New Mexico 3.61 3.50 (96)
75 Washington & Lee 3.61 3.63 (58)
79 Chapman 3.60 3.52 (88)
79 Temple 3.60 3.57 (74)
79 Tulane 3.60 3.54 (83)
82 Arkansas-Fayetteville 3.59 3.61 (67)
82 Drexel 3.59 3.56 (76)
82 Michigan State 3.59 3.56 (76)
82 Oklahoma 3.59 3.63 (58)
86 Seton Hall 3.58 3.55 (81)
86 SUNY-Buffalo 3.58 3.52 (90)
88 American 3.57 3.51 (91)
88 DePaul 3.57 3.41 (124)
88 Maine 3.57 3.51 (91)
91 Chicago-Kent 3.56 3.48 (102)
91 Indiana (McKinney) 3.56 3.45 (109)
91 Louisiana State 3.56 3.45 (109)
91 Louisville 3.56 3.63 (58)
91 Marquette 3.56 3.50 (96)
91 Mississippi 3.56 3.51 (91)
91 Texas Tech 3.56 3.56 (76)
91 West Virginia 3.56 3.45 (109)
99 Georgia State 3.55 3.52 (88)
100 Connecticut 3.54 3.53 (85)
100 Hawaii 3.54 3.42 (122)
100 Lewis & Clark 3.54 3.49 (100)
100 Oregon 3.54 3.48 (102)
100 Penn State-Dickinson 3.54 3.39 (135)
100 Samford 3.54 3.49 (100)
106 Dayton 3.53 3.48 (102)
106 South Carolina 3.53 3.50 (96)
106 Washburn 3.53 3.39 (135)
109 UC-Hastings 3.52 3.42 (122)
110 Gonzaga 3.51 3.43 (119)
110 Mercer 3.51 3.41 (124)
110 Pittsburgh 3.51 3.51 (91)
110 Syracuse 3.51 3.53 (85)
114 Brooklyn 3.50 3.44 (115)
114 Catholic 3.50 3.40 (130)
114 Drake 3.50 3.46 (106)
114 Montana 3.50 3.44 (115)
114 New Hampshire 3.50 3.46 (106)
114 St. Louis 3.50 3.45 (109)
120 Howard 3.49 3.41 (124)
120 New York Law School 3.49 3.47 (105)
122 Cleveland State 3.48 3.35 (142)
122 Hofstra 3.48 3.37 (139)
122 Liberty 3.48 3.40 (130)
122 Missouri-Kansas City 3.48 3.43 (119)
122 St. Thomas (MN) 3.48 3.51 (91)
122 Suffolk 3.48 3.44 (115)
128 Western New England 3.47 3.27 (158)
129 CUNY 3.46 3.45 (109)
129 Loyola-Chicago 3.46 3.41 (124)
129 Quinnipiac 3.46 3.46 (106)
132 Stetson 3.45 3.44 (115)
133 Pacific 3.44 3.40 (130)
133 South Dakota 3.44 3.56 (76)
135 Arkansas-Little Rock 3.43 3.41 (124)
135 Duquesne 3.43 3.41 (124)
135 Lincoln Memorial 3.43 3.21 (174)
135 Ohio Northern 3.43 3.26 (163)
139 Albany 3.42 3.40 (130)
139 Florida A&M 3.42 3.30 (154)
139 Santa Clara 3.42 3.34 (143)
139 Toledo 3.42 3.43 (119)
143 Campbell 3.40 3.37 (139)
143 Pace 3.40 3.33 (146)
143 Vermont 3.40 3.19 (180)
146 Akron 3.39 3.34 (143)
146 Creighton 3.39 3.25 (164)
146 North Dakota 3.39 3.34 (143)
146 Rutgers 3.39 3.31 (152)
150 Tulsa 3.38 3.38 (138)
151 Inter-American (PR) 3.37 3.31 (152)
151 Northern Kentucky 3.37 3.19 (180)
153 Massachusetts 3.36 3.27 (158)
153 Memphis 3.36 3.33 (146)
153 Seattle 3.36 3.39 (135)
153 Southern Illinois 3.36 3.29 (156)
153 St. Mary's 3.36 3.20 (177)
158 Loyola-New Orleans 3.35 3.32 (148)
159 Baltimore 3.34 3.32 (148)
160 San Francisco 3.33 3.32 (148)
161 Charleston 3.32 3.20 (177)
161 Detroit 3.32 3.24 (166)
161 St. Thomas (FL) 3.32 3.23 (171)
161 Texas Southern 3.32 3.17 (183)
161 Willamette 3.32 3.07 (191)
161 Wyoming 3.32 3.40 (130)
167 Elon 3.31 3.30 (154)
167 John Marshall (IL) 3.31 3.27 (158)
167 Southwestern 3.31 3.25 (164)
170 Capital 3.30 3.21 (174)
170 Oklahoma City 3.30 3.32 (148)
172 Mitchell | Hamline 3.29 3.24 (166)
173 New England Law 3.28 3.27 (158)
174 Appalachian 3.27 3.17 (183)
174 North Carolina Central 3.27 3.24 (166)
176 Cal-Western 3.26 3.24 (166)
176 Idaho 3.26 3.24 (166)
176 Nova SE 3.26 3.19 (180)
179 Mississippi College 3.24 3.22 (172)
180 Faulkner 3.23 3.28 (157)
181 South Texas 3.22 3.17 (183)
182 Northern Illinois 3.20 3.20 (177)
182 Widener (PA) 3.20 3.14 (186)
184 Widener (DE) 3.19 3.22 (172)
185 Ave Maria 3.17 3.37 (139)
185 Roger Williams 3.17 3.21 (174)
187 Barry 3.15 3.02 (193)
187 Touro 3.15 3.07 (191)
189 North Texas 3.14 3.10 (189)
190 Golden Gate 3.13 3.02 (193)
190 John Marshall (GA) 3.13 2.93 (197)
190 Pontifical Catholic (PR) 3.13 3.27 (158)
193 Western State 3.11 3.14 (186)
194 District of Columbia 3.08 3.09 (190)
195 Southern 3.03 2.98 (195)
196 Western Michigan 2.99 2.94 (196)

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