Online Law School Admissions Calculators and Predictors

Many prospective law students want to get an idea of their chances of getting into a certain school with a given GPA and LSAT score—and for this reason, they seek out a law school admissions calculator. As of March 2018, there are three free online law school admissions calculators you can use to get an idea of the probability that you will be accepted at a particular law school.

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This tool uses self-reported data from LawSchoolNumbers.com, a research and social networking tool for prospective law school applicants, and recommends that you include an LSAT and GPA range to get the best results. You can find out the percentage of Law School Numbers applicants who got into schools with similar data as you, the percentage who got in with lower numbers, the percentage of LSN applicants who received scholarship money as well as the average award, and those chose whether to factor in ​waitlisted students as well.

To use the tool, search by typing your LSAT score and GPA. The other option is to type a range, such as "170-173" for the LSAT and "3.6-3.9" for the GPA. The range is optional but possibly helpful if your numbers are odd.

This tool can be slightly less helpful for those who are looking at law school programs outside of the top tier schools because there often just isn't as much data for them.

The LSAC calculator uses admissions data from the previous year's full-time entering class for its results, which are presented via colored bars to show your "score band." The bars show you where you fall on the school's 25th to 75th percentile ranges for undergraduate GPA and LSAT score.

You can also do geographical, keyword, and alphabetical searches, and you can even search a particular law school to see how your scores and GPA stack up against others in a specific region or even at your chosen law school. A separate table allows you to search for "All Law Schools," which will bring up an alphabetized listing of all accredited law schools in the United States. The search site says that it is approved by the American Bar Association.

One potential downside is that applicants considering some of the top law schools choose not to participate in the LSAC calculator, so their data is not included in the overall scoring.

The Law School Predictor is published under license to Top-Law-Schools.com and uses admission index formulas from law schools as well as the 25th- and 75th-percentile information from matriculated students as published in U.S. News & World Report.

To use this calculator, enter your LSAT score in the yellow bar right below where the site says "LSP" at the top line and "Your Score" on the second line. Once you've entered your LSAT score, enter your GPA in the second yellow bar. You'll need to click the "Agree to Terms of Use" tab at the top left. The schools you would have the best chance of getting into—including their rankings—will appear in a set of blue and white bars in the box below.

The LSP comes in three versions: The Top 100 Full-Time Programs, Unranked Full-Time Programs, and Part-Time Programs. Another notable feature of the LSP is that it pays special attention to “splitters,” applicants with high LSAT scores but low GPAs.