Law School Acceptance Rates: The Hardest & Easiest Law Schools to Get Into


Law school acceptance rates are an important admissions statistic to consider when you’re applying to law school. In this post, we take a look at the admission rates for every ABA-accredited law school in the US. The table below ranks all 204 law schools from the most selective to the least selective.

The range is broad from the extremely selective—Yale admits only about 9% of applicants—to the unscrupulously open, with schools towards the bottom of the pack accepting a whopping 80% or more of prospective students.

Acceptance rates are a fairly good proxy for how a school ranks in the minds of potential law students. The more desirable a school is, the more people apply and the more the picky the school can be when deciding who they’ll admit. For this reason, the acceptance rate is one of the factors measured in the US News and World Report’s influential rankings of the best law schools.

Comparison across widely disparate schools is difficult, however, because different cohorts apply to different schools. If every single prospective law student applied to Yale, for example, their acceptance rate would actually be lower. Generally only those who think they have some chance of acceptance apply, which makes the low acceptance rates at these top schools all the more impressive: they attract a highly-qualified pool of the most competitive applicants and they’re still the most selective.

RELATED: See this post for the most recent LSAT and GPA medians at the best law schools

Scan through the list and see what percentage of applicants get in to your dream school. If you have any questions about your chances of admission, let us know in the comments!

Law School Acceptance Rates

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