LSAT Score to Get Into Georgetown

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What LSAT and GPA numbers will give you a good chance of admission to Georgetown Law?

Georgetown University Law Center, more commonly known as Georgetown Law, has a solid place among the very best law schools in the country. GT Law is typically consider the gatekeeper of the Top 14 law schools, those schools that are considered to have a strong nationwide reputation for excellence. Georgetown law is currently ranked #14 according to the US News and World Report (2014 rankings) Accordingly, you can expect the admissions process at Georgetown law to be highly competitive.

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To have great chances at Georgetown University Law Center, you will want an LSAT score around 169 range and an undergraduate GPA in the 3.7+ range.

These LSAT and GPA numbers for Georgetown Law School class entering in 2012 can help give you an idea what you need to get in:

For the 2012 entering class, the median GPA was 3.72 and the median LSAT was 169.  The 75th and 25th percentiles for GPA were 3.82 and 3.43 respectively.  The 75th and 25th percentiles for LSAT were 170 and 165 respectively.


Update for 2014 (as of 12/04/2014)

LSATScore to get into Georgetown Law (2014 entering class)

  • The 25th percentile LSAT Score at Georgetown Law is 163
  • The Median LSAT Score at Georgetown Law is 167
  • The 75th percentile LSAT Score at Georgetown Law is 168

GPA to get into Georgetown Law

  • The 25th percentile undergrad GPA at Georgetown Law is 3.48
  • The Median undergrad GPA at Georgetown Law is 3.76
  • The 75th percentile undergrad GPA at Georgetown Law is 3.84

Source: Georgetown Law 2014 Entering Class Profile


LSAT Score to get into Georgetown Law

  • The 25th percentile LSAT Score at Georgetown Law is 165
  • The Median LSAT Score at Georgetown Law is 169
  • The 75th percentile LSAT Score at Georgetown Law is 170

GPA to get into Georgetown Law

  • The 25th percentile undergrad GPA at Georgetown Law is 3.43
  • The Median undergrad GPA at Georgetown Law is 3.72
  • The 75th percentile undergrad GPA at Georgetown Law is 3.82

Source: Georgetown Law 2012 Entering Class Profile


However, a low GPA or LSAT score won’t necessarily eliminate your chances of admission to Georgetown Law. According to their website:

The Admissions Committee takes into consideration a number of factors in evaluating whether a candidate would be suitable for admission. These factors include whether the person is likely to succeed at Georgetown, would benefit from a legal education here, and could contribute to the Georgetown legal community. (Source)

In making such determinations, the Committee focuses on a number of criteria and does not use numerical cut-offs. In addition to examining the applicant’s LSAT score(s) and academic record, the Committee also considers the personal statement, letters of recommendations/evaluations, choice of major, nature and difficulty of course selection, extracurricular activities, graduate work, contributions to the community and professional experience. (Source)

Turning in your application as early as you can will give you a better shot at being admitted to Georgetown Law. In the past cycle Georgetown Law began accepting applications starting on September 10.

Georgetown Law also has a binding early admission program for those applicants who know they wish to take advantage of Georgetown’s excellent program. Details on binding early admission may be found here.

If your set on Georgetown Law, make sure you are pumping everything in to getting a great LSAT score. Prep hard and make sure you are using the best LSAT prep books for you. To see what I did, check out how I got a 177 on the LSAT.

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15 Comments

  1. hey guys,

    I am currently studying for the lsat with a little over a month left. I am making 162 consistently with just a month of studying. I graduated from a small Arkansas school where I majored in finance with a 3.2 UGPA. I am a first generation college grad, and was independent throughout school. I also played football the entirety I went to school, and worked the spring semesters too. My last semester I worked and played football while finishing classes. My gpa is low because the first 2.5 years I was taking classes for Bio pre-med. After I changed majors, I consistently improved my GPA each semester. By the time I turn in my applications, I will have a little over a year of work experience in the Finance field. I am wanting to get into a top 20 school. Is there any advice you have for me?

    Thanks!

    • Honestly, the best advice I can give you right now is to dominate the LSAT. With an LSAT score below median, your goal is to balance that out with an LSAT score above median.

      If you’re already hitting the low 160 range after 1 month of studying, you’ve got a real shot at pushing that score up into the 169+ range, which would certainly give you some strong options.

      The other thing that I want to stress is this: apply to a BROAD range of law schools. Get apps into as many of the top 20 schools as possible (along with a couple of safety schools). With a low gpa/high LSAT, you’re going to want to cast a wide net to ensure that you end up with some solid offers.

      I’d be 100% focused on hitting 169+ on test day & be prepared to send out a dozen+ apps as soon as my score comes back. Do those 2 things and you’ll be in at a top 20 school.

  2. Hey guys,

    I’m studying Electrical Engineering hoping to get into some kind of intellectual property law, specifically patent prosecution. I am torn between going to a good IP law school like Santa Clara or a better overall law school. I don’t know the benefit of doing one over the other. Do you guys have any advice?

    Regards,

    Joe

  3. Hi,

    I’m looking into the part-time program at Georgetown – starting Fall of 2016 – and will be applying early action.
    I graduated with a low GPA 3.248, but have two years of work experience since graduation and a lot more experience from working all through college to pay myself through. I took the June LSAT yesterday and Im expecting a score in the 165 -168 range. If my score is in the range I am expecting what do you think of my chances of getting accepted? or should I take the LSAT again in October and aim for 170+? Do you think applying early action/part-time a great personal statement and work experience would give me a boost despite my low GPA?

  4. Hello,
    I am a senior chemistry major with a low Gpa (2.8). However my concentration is Nanotechnology which is believed to be a new and in demand science. I want to attend Georgetown to study intellectual property in order to become a patent attorney specializing in nanotechnology. I do well in all my major courses. The reason why my GPA is low is because I am a veteran and have had terrible heart problems which have kept me out of school for long periods of time during a few semesters due to my deployment to Afghanistan. My recommendations from my professors convey this, and I have the ability to do well on the LSAT. What is the lowest score on the LSAT I can receive in order to have a good chance of getting into Georgetown?

  5. Hi, i have at 150 lsat and a 3.5 gpa. there was a recent tragedy during my lsat time and i explained that in my personal statement. Do you think there’e any chance for me to get into a good law school? I’m also a woman and minority. Thank you!

  6. Hi!

    My question is basically the opposite of everyone else’s. My GPA is high (3.9) but my LSAT is low (162). Is there any chance Georgetown would accept that? And the next question would be, when they see my FAFSA and realize I would qualify for a lot of financial aid, would that be a deterrent? I’d hate to pay the $100 to apply if there’s really no chance.

    Thank you!

  7. I’m currently a junior, and have a fairly low GPA (3.28) due to starting my undergrad studies as pre-med, and having the hard science classes lowering my GPA. I’m shooting to take the June 2014 LSAT and apply to law school in Fall 2014. My goal schools are Georgetown and UCLA, and I was wondering what my chances are at getting accepted into those schools if I get a 170+ on the LSAT (I know there isn’t really a definitive answer to this).

    Thanks!

    • Hi L,

      I would say your chances are pretty damn good if you get over a 170 (close to 100%). Georgetown appears to have gone to a policy of admitting anyone 3.0 and 170+. UCLA is the same way. You’ll want to have a solid application overall though so as to make sure they decide in your favor.

  8. I’m looking into the part-time program at Georgetown. I have a low GPA, but have two years of work experience (if that counts for anything), but am studying for the LSAT (thank you guys for the tips btw) and taking it in February. What is your opinion on part-time programs? Can work experience make up a little slack for a lackluster GPA?

    • Joshua Craven and Evan Jones on

      Well, the part time program is not *way* easier to get into than the full time.

      These numbers are a little outdated (should be slightly easier now) but here you go:

      Class of 2015 Part-time J.D.
      LSAT (25th-Median-75th) 163 – 167 – 170
      UGPA (25th-Median-75th) 3.22 – 3.59 – 3.74

      You’re LSAT is going to do the best job of making up for your Low GPA. Work experience, unfortunately, WE is usually a very small piece of the package unless you have done something truly outstanding. Expect to be judged mostly on the numbers. Good luck on the LSAT and let us know how it’s going.

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