What New Application Trends Say About Law School

Latest Law School To Join The GRE Craze  

Another school has joined the long list of law schools now accepting the GRE.

Penn State Law – Dickinson just announced that it will begin accepting the GRE in lieu of the LSAT for admissions.

“Over the last few years, a growing number of law schools have begun to accept the GRE as an alternative to the LSAT as the entrance exam for law school admission,” Danielle M. Conway, Dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law at Penn State Law-Dickinson, says in a press release. “Dickinson Law’s Admissions Committee’s decision to adopt the GRE demonstrates its commitment to not only increasing access to law school for applicants, but also diversifying the legal profession.”


For many law schools, accepting the GRE helps reach a wider applicant base.

Dickinson Law officials say the new policy does not replace the LSAT, but merely offers applicants another option for admission.

“The vast majority of Dickinson Law’s applicant pool will likely continue to take the LSAT,” Bekah Saidman-Krauss, assistant dean for admissions and financial aid at Dickinson Law, says in a press release. “I believe that this decision is nonetheless meaningful for the GRE test takers who now have the opportunity to apply to Dickinson Law.”


A total of 46 law schools in the US have now announced their acceptance of the GRE.

Check out the full list of law schools below:

  • American University Washington College of Law
  • Boston University School of Law
  • Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • California Western School of Law
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Columbia Law School
  • Cornell Law School
  • Florida International University College of Law
  • Florida State University College of Law
  • George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Harvard Law School
  • John Marshall Law School
  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
  • New York University School of Law
  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law
  • Pennsylvania State University Dickinson Law
  • Pennsylvania State University — Penn State Law
  • Pepperdine School of Law
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
  • St. John’s University School of Law
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • Texas A&M University School of Law
  • University at Buffalo School of Law
  • University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
  • University of California, Davis, School of Law
  • University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • University of Chicago Law School
  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • University of Hawai’i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
  • University of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law
  • University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • University of Notre Dame Law School
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • University of Texas at Austin School of Law
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Washington University School of Law
  • Yale Law School
  • Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Sources: Penn State, Educational Testing Service