Law School 101: The Numbers You Need To Get Accepted

2016 Rank 2015 Rank School 2016 Tuition and Fees 2015 Tuition and Fees 2016 LSAT Score (25th-75th Percent-ile) 2015 LSAT Score (25th-75th Percent-ile) 2016 Accept-ance Rate 2015 Accept-ance Rate 2016 GPA 2015 GPA
1 1 Yale University $56,200 $54,650 170-176 170-176 8.9% 9.4% 3.82-3.97 3.82-3.97
2 2 Stanford University $54,366 $52,530 169-174 169-173 9.1% 10.3% 3.80-3.97 3.76-3.95
2 2 Harvard University $55,842 $53,308 170-175 170-175 15.4% 15.6% 3.75-3.95 3.77-3.95
4 4 University of Chicago $55,503 $53,301 166-172 166-172 18.4% 19.6% 3.79-3.96 3.67-3.95
4 4 Columbia University $60,274 $57,838 170-174 169-173 18.9% 21.3% 3.58-3.81 3.54-3,81
6 6 New York University $56,838 $54,678 167-172 168-172 30.1% 31.4% 3.56-3.87 3.57-3.84
7 7 University of Pennsylvania $56,916 $54,992 164-170 165-171 16.4% 17.3% 3.52-3.95 3.55-3.94
8 8 University of Virginia $54,800 $52,900 166-170 164-170 18.1% 17.7% 3.57-3.93 3.52-3.94
8 9 University of California-Berkeley $52,117 $52,009 164-169 163-169 20.2% 17.8% 3.67-3.88 3.66-3.89
8 10 Duke University $55,588 $53,596 166-170 165-170 20.9% 19.0% 3.66-3.85 3.59-3.84
11 10 University of Michigan $54,398 $52,784 165-169 165-170 26.9% 27.0% 3.57-3.83 3.52-3.82
12 12 Northwestern University $56,434 $55,064 162-170 161-171 24.7% 26.3% 3.53-3.83 3.3-3.82
13 13 Cornell University $59,360 $57,270 166-169 165-167 30.3% 29.9% 3.55-3.76 3.52-3.73
14 13 Georgetown University $53,130 $50,890 163-168 163-169 29.0% 31.1% 3.48-3.84 3.49-3.83
15 15 University of Texas-Austin $49,244 $49,244 163-168 163-168 24.5% 30.3% 3.43-3.82 3.43-3.82
16 16 UCLA $51,720 $51,720 163-169 162-169 28.1% 28.2% 3.56-3.90 3.51-3.88
17 16 Vanderbilt University $49,722 $48,160 162-168 163-169 34.7% 34.0% 3.45-3.84 3.45-3.85
18 18 Washington University (MO) $50,152 $49,945 162-167 160-167 30.1% 24.3% 3.20-3.76 3.27-3.77
19 19 Emory University $49,734 $48,174 158-166 157-166 36.8% 32.0% 3.30-3.85 3.39-3.84
20 20 USC $57,507 $55,023 163-167 163-167 28.4% 29.3% 3.55-3.86 3.5-3.79
20 20 University of Minnesota $48,710 $47,330 157-166 156-167 41.5% 30.8% 3.42-3.85 3.43-3.9
22 23 University of Alabama $36,304 $34,840 157-165 157-166 27.5% 24.6% 3.37-3.94 3.42-3.94
22 26 University of Notre Dame $50,520 $48,730 160-165 160-165 37.1% 28.1% 3.44-3.78 3.39-3.75
22 27 University of Iowa $41,296 $49,025 157-163 158-163 37.1% 52.0% 3.51-3.77 3.42-3.72
22 20 George Washington University $52,033 $49,840 159-166 159-167 45.2% 41.5% 3.42-3.80 3.42-3.82

 

Source: U.S. News & World Report

  • Mr. Wannabe Entrepreneur

    If your eyes are set on Ivy League, I wouldn’t go to NYU. Simply because it’s NOT an Ivy!

    • IIlI

      yeah all i know about nyu is the olsen twins from the full house tv show wanted to go there so they did.

  • Ms. Truthful

    im an aspiring prosecutor, and location isn’t a problem for me, except i have my heart and mind, set on an ivy league. but, i dont know the probability of me actually being able to get into one… i need to know the best ivy’s and almost-ivy’s for my case. i also dont know how likely it is, for me to get into one. i need help on which to pick. but i still need to know if i could ever get into one of the best. those are the ones im looking out for, the most.

    • Deon McCormick

      Prosecutors do more than seek convictions. They impanel Grand Juries who eliminate people as suspects; No-True Bill. They make recommendations and reports, as in the priest-molestation cases. They have hearts ans refer juvenile cases to mediation or private agencies to prevent the stigma of convictions. They also make society safer by providing proper penalties to those who are risks to our well being. G/L!