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