Law School 101: The Numbers You Need To Get Accepted

2016 Rank2015 RankSchool2016 Tuition and Fees2015 Tuition and Fees2016 LSAT Score (25th-75th Percent-ile)2015 LSAT Score (25th-75th Percent-ile)2016 Accept-ance Rate2015 Accept-ance Rate2016 GPA2015 GPA
11Yale University$56,200$54,650170-176170-1768.9%9.4%3.82-3.973.82-3.97
22Stanford University$54,366$52,530169-174169-1739.1%10.3%3.80-3.973.76-3.95
22Harvard University$55,842$53,308170-175170-17515.4%15.6%3.75-3.953.77-3.95
44University of Chicago$55,503$53,301166-172166-17218.4%19.6%3.79-3.963.67-3.95
44Columbia University$60,274$57,838170-174169-17318.9%21.3%3.58-3.813.54-3,81
66New York University$56,838$54,678167-172168-17230.1%31.4%3.56-3.873.57-3.84
77University of Pennsylvania$56,916$54,992164-170165-17116.4%17.3%3.52-3.953.55-3.94
88University of Virginia$54,800$52,900166-170164-17018.1%17.7%3.57-3.933.52-3.94
89University of California-Berkeley$52,117$52,009164-169163-16920.2%17.8%3.67-3.883.66-3.89
810Duke University$55,588$53,596166-170165-17020.9%19.0%3.66-3.853.59-3.84
1110University of Michigan$54,398$52,784165-169165-17026.9%27.0%3.57-3.833.52-3.82
1212Northwestern University$56,434$55,064162-170161-17124.7%26.3%3.53-3.833.3-3.82
1313Cornell University$59,360$57,270166-169165-16730.3%29.9%3.55-3.763.52-3.73
1413Georgetown University$53,130$50,890163-168163-16929.0%31.1%3.48-3.843.49-3.83
1515University of Texas-Austin$49,244$49,244163-168163-16824.5%30.3%3.43-3.823.43-3.82
1716Vanderbilt University$49,722$48,160162-168163-16934.7%34.0%3.45-3.843.45-3.85
1818Washington University (MO)$50,152$49,945162-167160-16730.1%24.3%3.20-3.763.27-3.77
1919Emory University$49,734$48,174158-166157-16636.8%32.0%3.30-3.853.39-3.84
2020University of Minnesota$48,710$47,330157-166156-16741.5%30.8%3.42-3.853.43-3.9
2223University of Alabama$36,304$34,840157-165157-16627.5%24.6%3.37-3.943.42-3.94
2226University of Notre Dame$50,520$48,730160-165160-16537.1%28.1%3.44-3.783.39-3.75
2227University of Iowa$41,296$49,025157-163158-16337.1%52.0%3.51-3.773.42-3.72
2220George Washington University$52,033$49,840159-166159-16745.2%41.5%3.42-3.803.42-3.82


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!