Law School Acceptance Rates and Admissions Statistics

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Admission to the nation's best law schools is highly selective, and you're going to need lots of "A" grades, an LSAT score that is significantly above average, and a strong interview. But don't despair if you have a bunch of "B"s on your transcript or your LSAT score is not the best.

In 2019, law school acceptance rates ranged from 6.85% at Yale University to 86.13% at Western Michigan University. Learn what it takes to get into each of the 203 ABA-accredited law schools with these comprehensive admissions statistics.

2019 Law School Admissions Statistics
School Name Acceptance Rate Median LSAT Median GPA
Akron, University of 48.55 153 3.28
Alabama, University of 31.06 164 3.88
Albany Law School of Union University 54.64 153 3.32
American University 48.57 158 3.43
Appalachian School of Law 62.59 144 3.05
Arizona State University 34.23 163 3.76
Arizona Summit Law School 46.15 0 0
Arizona, University of 25.51 161 3.70
Arkansas, Fayetteville, University of 55.81 154 3.46
Arkansas, Little Rock, University of 52.85 151 3.30
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School 45.93 149 3.01
Ave Maria School of Law 55.15 148 3.05
Baltimore, University of 57.42 152 3.25
Barry University 57.48 148 3.02
Baylor University 39.04 160 3.59
Belmont University 52.45 155 3.50
Boston College 28.72 164 3.62
Boston University 25.87 166 3.74
Brigham Young University 38.14 164 3.80
Brooklyn Law School 47.19 157 3.38
California Western School of Law 59.01 150 3.17
California-Berkeley, University of 19.69 168 3.80
California-Davis, University of 34.60 162 3.63
California-Hastings, University of 44.90 158 3.44
California-Irvine, University of 24.76 163 3.57
California-Los Angeles, University of 22.52 168 3.72
Campbell University 58.7 152 3.30
Capital University 64.33 149 3.25
Cardozo School of Law 40.25 161 3.52
Case Western Reserve University 50.32 159 3.46
Catholic University of America 51.40 153 3.41
Chapman University 38.04 157 3.42
Charleston School of Law 55.56 147 3.15
Chicago, University of 17.48 171 3.89
Chicago-Kent College of Law-Iit 49.34 157 3.44
Cincinnati, University of 47.93 157 3.62
City University of New York 38.11 154 3.28
Cleveland State University 52.62 153 3.43
Colorado, University of 33.79 162 3.71
Columbia University 16.79 172 3.75
Concordia Law School 59.14 148 3.05
Connecticut, University of 38.74 158 3.45
Cornell University 21.13 167 3.82
Creighton University 52.22 153 3.29
Dayton, University of 51.90 149 3.29
Denver, University of 47.45 158 3.45
DePaul University 58.69 153 3.20
Detroit Mercy, University of 56.10 152 3.27
District of Columbia 35.45 147 2.92
Drake University 59.24 153 3.46
Drexel University 48.60 156 3.43
Duke University 20.15 169 3.78
Duquesne University 62.24 152 3.38
Elon University 35.85 150 3.26
Emory University 29.65 165 3.79
Faulkner University 50.00 149 3.13
Florida A&M University 48.94 146 3.09
Florida Coastal School of Law 37.82 150 3.14
Florida International University 33.31 156 3.63
Florida State University 35.87 160 3.63
Florida, University of 27.86 163 3.72
Fordham University 25.85 164 3.60
George Mason University 25.91 163 3.76
George Washington University 40.85 165 3.71
Georgetown University 21.23 167 3.80
Georgia State University 29.99 158 3.47
Georgia, University of 26.85 163 3.67
Golden Gate University 61.26 150 3.03
Gonzaga University 64.17 154 3.32
Harvard University 12.86 173 3.90
Hawaii, University of 49.67 154 3.32
Hofstra University 49.14 153 3.42
Houston, University of 33.05 160 3.61
Howard University 35.32 151 3.24
Idaho, University of 63.46 153 3.25
Illinois, University of 32.97 162 3.65
Indiana University - Bloomington 39.10 162 3.72
Indiana University - Indianapolis 59.62 153 3.45
Inter American University of Puerto Rico 59.62 139 3.15
Iowa, University of 45.90 161 3.61
John Marshall Law School 64.98 149 3.18
Kansas, University of 51.93 157 3.57
Kentucky, University of 48.03 155 3.46
Lewis And Clark College 54.98 158 3.38
Liberty University 58.81 152 3.36
Lincoln Memorial 46.95 149 3.07
Louisiana State University 61.51 154 3.46
Louisville, University of 65.07 153 3.37
Loyola Marymount University-Los Angeles 36.34 160 3.58
Loyola University-Chicago 45.67 157 3.43
Loyola University-New Orleans 59.56 152 3.14
Maine, University of 53.31 154 3.47
Marquette University 48.11 154 3.42
Maryland, University of 47.70 158 3.56
McGeorge School of Law 59.40 153 3.32
Memphis, University of 53.13 152 3.41
Mercer University 55.85 152 3.31
Miami, University of 55.95 158 3.43
Michigan State University 59.41 154 3.51
Michigan, University of 19.60 169 3.77
Minnesota, University of 34.94 164 3.76
Mississippi College 62.48 148 3.05
Mississippi, University of 43.02 155 3.46
Missouri, University of 48.17 157 3.49
Missouri-Kansas City, University of 47.35 153 3.41
Mitchell | Hamline 59.46 151 3.14
Montana, University of 62.22 155 3.37
Nebraska, University of 64.93 156 3.66
New England Law | Boston 68.34 150 3.16
New Hampshire University of 61.15 156 3.46
New Mexico, University of 47.86 153 3.40
New York Law School 52.36 153 3.36
New York University 23.57 170 3.79
North Carolina Central University 40.88 146 3.26
North Carolina, University of 46.87 161 3.59
North Dakota, University of 64.00 148 3.13
Northeastern University 41.47 161 3.60
Northern Illinois University 53.42 149 3.09
Northern Kentucky University 67.90 150 3.25
Northwestern University 19.33 169 3.84
Notre Dame, University of 25.15 165 3.71
Nova Southeastern University 45.69 150 3.11
Ohio Northern University 42.24 151 3.52
Ohio State University 36.09 161 3.75
Oklahoma City University 63.40 149 3.20
Oklahoma, University of 38.93 157 3.60
Oregon, University of 50.53 157 3.38
Pace University 50.34 151 3.30
Pennsylvania State - Dickinson Law 43.36 160 3.43
Pennsylvania State - Penn State Law 35.07 159 3.58
Pennsylvania, University of 14.58 170 3.89
Pepperdine University 36.28 160 3.63
Pittsburgh, University of 29.31 157 3.39
Pontifical Catholic University of P.R. 62.86 134 3.44
Puerto Rico, University of 66.89 142 3.55
Quinnipiac University 64.50 152 3.47
Regent University 43.20 154 3.55
Richmond, University of 31.87 161 3.59
Roger Williams University 69.31 148 3.28
Rutgers University 48.80 155 3.36
Saint Louis University 63.99 155 3.45
Samford University 74.14 151 3.31
San Diego, University of 35.40 159 3.53
San Francisco, University of 55.55 152 3.19
Santa Clara University 57.74 155 3.32
Seattle University 65.19 154 3.32
Seton Hall University 48.56 158 3.49
South Carolina, University of 49.76 155 3.41
South Dakota, University of 64.81 150 3.27
South Texas College of Law Houston 56.17 151 3.10
Southern California, University of 19.24 166 3.78
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale 50.36 150 3.10
Southern Methodist University 47.19 161 3.68
Southern University 65.91 144 2.83
Southwestern Law School 46.12 153 3.22
St. John's University 41,93 159 3.61
St. Mary's University 55.84 151 3.19
St. Thomas University (Florida) 53.80 148 3.10
St. Thomas, University of (Minnesota) 60.52 154 3.53
Stanford University 8.72 171 3.93
Stetson University 45.52 155 3.36
Suffolk University 65.04 153 3.36
Syracuse University 52.10 154 3.38
Temple University 35.92 161 3.54
Tennessee, University of 37.28 158 3.62
Texas A&M University 30.22 157 3.51
Texas at Austin, University of 20.95 167 3.74
Texas Southern University 35.42 144 3.03
Texas Tech University 44.00 155 3.44
Thomas Jefferson School of Law 44.76 147 2.80
Toledo, University of 62.47 152 3.44
Touro College 55.70 148 3.00
Tulane University 53.42 159 3.46
Tulsa, University of 41.65 154 3.48
University of Buffalo-SUNY 57.91 153 3.41
University of La Verne 46.01 149 3.00
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 56.91 148 3.19
University of Nevada - Las Vegas 30.80 158 3.66
UNT Dallas College of Law 39.67 150 3.08
Utah, University of 47.54 159 3.56
Valparaiso University 0 0 0
Vanderbilt University 23.66 167 3.80
Vermont Law School 76.39 151 3.25
Villanova University 29.49 158 3.57
Virginia, University of 15.33 169 3.89
Wake Forest University 33.96 162 3.58
Washburn University 57.84 153 3.35
Washington and Lee University 28.65 163 3.51
Washington University 29.97 168 3.81
Washington, University of 26.41 163 3.69
Wayne State University 48.06 158 3.50
West Virginia University 61.52 153 3.38
Western Michigan University 86.13 142 3.02
Western New England University 58.66 148 3.29
Western State College of Law 52.50 148 3.02
Whittier Law School 0 0 0
Widener University-Delaware 61.89 148 3.17
Widener-Commonwealth 62.07 147 3.13
Willamette University 75.42 152 3.13
William and Mary Law School 36.13 162 3.76
Wisconsin, University of 45.62 162 3.58
Wyoming, University of 55.12 152 3.39
Yale University 6.85 173 3.92
Source American Bar Association