The Newest LSAT and GPA Medians – Class of 2019

UPDATED: 11/17/2017

To help you pick reach, target, and safety schools, here are the most recent LSAT and GPA medians available, representing numbers for the law school class of 2019. Seeing the numbers of the most recently admitted class gives you the most accurate idea of where you’ll stand in the admissions game.

Generally, if both your numbers are above the median, consider that school a safety. Both below makes it a reach.

For comparison, I’ve provided the numbers for the previous few years so that you can see whether it’s gotten slightly more competitive or less so at a school from year to year.

 

Some trends to notice: In most of the very top school’s numbers have either stayed roughly the same as last year or gotten marginally more competitive (slightly higher medians).This may be indicative of a trend whereby top scorers are returning to law school. At these schools, expect the LSAT medians to be about the same or jump by a maximum of one point for the Class of 2020.

Once you get outside the top 20, the trend reverses, and numbers tend to have fallen from last year. Given that the number of people taking the LSAT continues to fall, we expected decreasing medians for most law schools. Given the volume of students taking the LSAT this year, I’d expect to see these numbers stay the same.

 

Here are the numbers!

LSAT and GPA Medians – Class of 2019


LSAT Medians

Class of 2016 through 2019

Rank School 2019 LSAT 2018 LSAT 2017 LSAT 2016 LSAT
1 Yale University (CT) 173 173 173 173
2 Stanford University (CA) 171 171 172 171
3 Harvard University (MA) 172 173 173 173
4 University of Chicago 170 170 170 170
5 Columbia University (NY) 172 171 172 171
6 New York University 169 169 170 170
7 University of Pennsylvania 169 169 169 169
8 University of Michigan 168 168 168 168
8 University of Virginia 169 168 169 169
10 Duke University (NC) 169 169 169 169
10 Northwestern University (IL) 168 168 168 168
12 University of California–Berkeley 166 166 167 167
13 Cornell University (NY) 167 167 167 167
14 U Texas-Austin 167 167 167 166
15 Georgetown (DC) 167 167 167 168
17 Vanderbilt U (TN) 167 166 167 167
17 UCLA 167 166 167 167
18 Washington U (MO) 168 167 166 166
19 U Southern California 165 166 166 166
20 University of Iowa 161 161 160 161
20 U Notre Dame (IN) 164 164 163 163
22 Emory U (GA) 165 165 165 165
23 Boston University 164 163 163 165
23 U Minnesota-Twin Cities 164 164 164 164
25 Arizona State University 161 161 162 162
26 U Alabama 163 163 163 164
26 Boston College 163 162 162 164
28 University of California–Irvine 163 162 164 164
28 Washington & Lee U 160 160 161 164
30 George Washington U 165 165 165 165
30 Indiana U-Bloomington 161 161 161 162
30 Ohio State University (Moritz) 159 159 159 160
30 University of Georgia 162 162 163 163
30 University of Washington 163 164 164 164
30 University of Wisconsin–​Madison 161 161 161 161
36 Fordham University 163 163 163 163
36 University of Colorado 162 161 161 162
36 Wake Forest University 161 161 161 162
39 University of California–​Davis 163 163 162 162
39 University of North Carolina 161 161 161 161
41 William & Mary (VA) 162 163 163 164
41 George Mason University (VA) 162 161 161 161
41 University of Florida 160 157 158 160
44 University of Illinois–​Urbana-​Champaign 160 161 161 160
44 University of Utah (Quinney) 158 158 158 159
46 Brigham Young University (Clark) 162 161 162 161
46 Southern Methodist University 161 161 161 162
48 University of Arizona (Rogers) 161 160 161 160
48 University of Maryland (Carey) 158 157 159 159
48 Florida State University 159 158 159 159
51 Tulane University 158 159 161 160
51 Baylor University 159 160 159 161
53 Temple University (Beasley) 160 160 160 160
54 University of California (Hastings) 159 159 158 159
54 University of Houston 159 159 159 160
54 University of Connecticut 156 156 157 158
57 University of Richmond (Williams) 161 160 160 161
57 University of Nebraska–​Lincoln 156 156 156 155
57 University of Kentucky 154 155 155 157
57 Seton Hall University 156 156 156 157
57 University of Tennessee–​Knoxville 158 158 158 157
62 Case Western Reserve University 159 159 159 159
62 University of Nevada–​Las Vegas 157 158 158 158
62 Rutgers Law (Combined) 155 155
65 Georgia State University 158 158 158 159
65 Loyola Marymount University (CA) 159 159 159 159
65 University of Kansas 156 156 158 156
65 University of Missouri 158 157 157 157
65 Cardozo (Yeshiva) 159 159 159 160
65 Northeastern University 161 161 161 161
65 Penn. State Carlisle (Dickinson) 159 159 158 158
72 University of Cincinnati 155 155 155 158
72 University of Oklahoma 157 157 157 157
72 Pepperdine University 159 159 160 160
72 St. John’s University 158 158 157 156
76 University of Denver (Sturm) 157 157 156 158
77 University of Miami 157 157 157 157
77 University of New Mexico 153 154 153 154
77 University of San Diego 158 159 159 159
77 Villanova University 157 156 157 157
77 University of Arkansas–​Fayetteville 154 154 154 154
82 Loyola University Chicago 157 158 157 158
82 University of Pittsburgh 156 156 157 158
82 Penn. State University Park 158 158
82 University of Tulsa 155 154 154 155
86 American University (Washington) 156 155 156 157
86 University of Oregon 157 157 157 158
88 St. Louis University 154 155 155 155
88 University of South Carolina 154 154 155 155
88 Brooklyn Law School 156 155 156 159
88 Indiana University–​Indianapolis 153 152 152 154
92 IIT – Chicago Kent 156 156 157 155
92 Syracuse University 154 154 155 155
92 University of Louisville (Brandeis) 153 154 153 158
92 Texas A&M 157 156 154 152
96 Louisiana State University 154 155 155 156
96 West Virginia University 153 153 154
96 Michigan State University 154 154 155 157
96 Stetson 154 154 155 155
100 University of New Hampshire 157 157 155 157
100 Lewis & Clark (OR) 157 158 158 158
100 University of Hawaii (Richardson) 152 154 156 157
100 Wayne State 157 157 156 157
100 Florida International University 156 156 156 156
100 Marquette University 153 152 152 155
106 SUNY Buffalo Law School 154 154 154 154
106 Catholic Univ. of America (Columbus) 154 153 155
106 Drake (IA) 153 151 152 153
109 University of Mississippi 155 155 155 155
109 University of Idaho 152 152 151 152
109 Albany (NY) 152 151 151 152
112 Drexel University (Mack) 154 155 154 155
112 New York Law School 152 152 151 151
112 University of Baltimore 152 152 152 152
112 University of Missouri—Kansas City 152 152 152 152
112 University of Wyoming 153 151 153 151
112 Gonzaga (WA) 153 153 153 154
118 Hofstra 151 153 152 154
118 Texas Tech 153 154 154 155
120 Creighton 152 152 152 152
120 Howard University 150 150 151 151
120 DePaul 152 152 153 154
120 Seattle U 154 154 154 156
120 St. Thomas (MN) 153 154 154 155
120 University of Montana 154 153 154 154
120 Pace University 151 150 151 151
127 Cleveland State 153 153 153 153
127 Washburn University 152 152 151 153
127 Duquesne (PA) 152 152 152 152
127 CUNY 151 152 154 154
127 Quinnipiac 152 152 153 154
132 Santa Clara University 154 155 157 157
132 Toledo 152 151 151 152
134 Mercer 152 152 152 152
134 Vermont Law School 150 151 152 151
134 Chapman University 155 156 156 158
134 Akron 152 152 153 153
134 Arkansas – Little Rock 151 150 150 154
139 University of Maine 152 152 153 155
140 Hamline University 152 151 153
140 William Mitchell (MN) 150 152 152 153
140 Memphis 151 152 153 153
140 Suffolk University 150 150 146 149
142 Willamette University 151 153 151 151
142 Loyola University New Orleans 148 151 153 151
142 South Dakota 148 147 148 147
142 University of North Dakota 149 148 150 148
144 Campbell University 153 152 152 152
144 Oklahoma City 147 148 148 149
144 University of the Pacific (McGeorge) 152 151 151 154
147 Samford (Cumberland) 152 151 151 150
148 Northern Illinois University 148 148 150 150
148 Widener (Commonwealth PA) 148 148 148 148
151 San Francisco 151 152 153 153
151 Ohio Northern 148 149 150 150
151 Dayton 149 148 148 148
151 South Texas 151 150 151 151
151 Southern Illinois Univ.–​Carbondale 148 149 147 150
151 St. Mary’s University 149 151 150 151
151 La Verne 147 147 147 147
151 Appalachian 143 146 144 145
151 Liberty 152 153 151 151
151 UMass Dartmouth 148 148 147 148
151 Belmont University 155 154 155 155
151 University of D.C. 147 148 148 149
151 Western State College of Law 147 148 149 150
151 Faulkner 145 145 145 146
151 Regent University 152 152 152 153
151 Elon University 148 147 148 150
151 Roger Williams 148 148 148 149
151 Ave Maria 147 148 143 146
151 Western New England 148 147 146 149
151 Golden Gate 149 148 149 150
151 Northern Kentucky 148 149 150 152
151 Charleston School of Law 145 146 148 150
151 Mississippi College 146 146 147 149
151 Capital University 148 149 148 148
151 Detroit Mercy 151 151 152 151
151 Texas Southern 145 143 145 144
151 Valparaiso University 147 145 145 143
151 Inter-American – Puerto Rico 137 138 138 138
151 Whittier 146 148 146 146
151 Southern University 143 143 144 145
151 Atlanta’s John Marshall 148 147 148 149
151 New England 150 147 150 149
151 Widener (DE) 148 149 149 150
151 Barry University 148 146 146 147
151 North Carolina Central 144 145 144 145
151 California Western 149 150 150 151
151 St. Thomas (FL) 147 147 148 147
151 Arizona Summit 143 143 144 144
151 Nova Southeastern 149 149 148 149
151 Thomas Jefferson 143 144 145 146
151 Southwestern 152 152 151 152
151 John Marshall (IL) 148 147 149 149
151 Florida Coastal 144 144 143 144

 


GPA Medians

Class of 2016 through 2019

Rank School 2019 GPA 2018 GPA 2017 GPA 2016 GPA
1 Yale University (CT) 3.89 3.93 3.91 3.9
2 Stanford University (CA) 3.87 3.89 3.9 3.87
3 Harvard University (MA) 3.86 3.86 3.87 3.88
4 University of Chicago 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9
5 Columbia University (NY) 3.7 3.7 3.71 3.7
6 New York University 3.81 3.78 3.75 3.72
7 University of Pennsylvania 3.9 3.89 3.89 3.89
8 University of Michigan 3.78 3.76 3.74 3.71
8 University of Virginia 3.86 3.86 3.85 3.87
10 Duke University (NC) 3.76 3.76 3.77 3.77
10 Northwestern University (IL) 3.81 3.77 3.75 3.75
12 University of California–Berkeley 3.79 3.78 3.79 3.78
13 Cornell University (NY) 3.73 3.74 3.68 3.66
14 U Texas-Austin 3.7 3.73 3.68 3.68
15 Georgetown (DC) 3.77 3.76 3.75 3.74
17 Vanderbilt U (TN) 3.7 3.74 3.7 3.74
17 UCLA 3.74 3.74 3.79 3.79
18 Washington U (MO) 3.67 3.67 3.62 3.69
19 U Southern California 3.76 3.76 3.76 3.7
20 University of Iowa 3.61 3.61 3.64 3.59
20 U Notre Dame (IN) 3.71 3.66 3.64 3.6
22 Emory U (GA) 3.78 3.77 3.75 3.75
23 Boston University 3.68 3.67 3.66 3.67
23 U Minnesota-Twin Cities 3.76 3.79 3.77 3.79
25 Arizona State University 3.64 3.63 3.61 3.54
26 U Alabama 3.82 3.76 3.77 3.86
26 Boston College 3.5 3.56 3.52 3.61
28 University of California–Irvine 3.54 3.56 3.53 3.52
28 Washington & Lee U 3.47 3.41 3.37 3.51
30 George Washington U 3.71 3.71 3.71 3.71
30 Indiana U-Bloomington 3.71 3.76 3.72 3.8
30 Ohio State University (Moritz) 3.61 3.61 3.6 3.65
30 University of Georgia 3.73 3.71 3.7 3.69
30 University of Washington 3.68 3.65 3.67 3.64
30 University of Wisconsin–​Madison 3.58 3.54 3.62 3.58
36 Fordham University 3.53 3.53 3.54 3.52
36 University of Colorado 3.69 3.6 3.62 3.58
36 Wake Forest University 3.58 3.6 3.58 3.57
39 University of California–​Davis 3.52 3.51 3.6 3.55
39 University of North Carolina 3.51 3.49 3.48 3.5
41 William & Mary (VA) 3.75 3.69 3.79 3.73
41 George Mason University (VA) 3.66 3.59 3.6 3.55
41 University of Florida 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.55
44 University of Illinois–​Urbana-​Champaign 3.59 3.51 3.43 3.56
44 University of Utah (Quinney) 3.5 3.57 3.58 3.51
46 Brigham Young University (Clark) 3.8 3.77 3.77 3.77
46 Southern Methodist University 3.67 3.63 3.58 3.63
48 University of Arizona (Rogers) 3.57 3.51 3.57 3.57
48 University of Maryland (Carey) 3.47 3.46 3.5 3.53
48 Florida State University 3.52 3.52 3.43 3.51
51 Tulane University 3.46 3.42 3.41 3.39
51 Baylor University 3.55 3.53 3.54 3.55
53 Temple University (Beasley) 3.49 3.5 3.49 3.4
54 University of California (Hastings) 3.45 3.5 3.44 3.52
54 University of Houston 3.53 3.54 3.47 3.42
54 University of Connecticut 3.31 3.34 3.44 3.46
57 University of Richmond (Williams) 3.55 3.51 3.5 3.5
57 University of Nebraska–​Lincoln 3.69 3.65 3.67 3.61
57 University of Kentucky 3.49 3.42 3.49 3.49
57 Seton Hall University 3.4 3.42 3.48 3.52
57 University of Tennessee–​Knoxville 3.59 3.64 3.64 3.54
62 Case Western Reserve University 3.48 3.44 3.44 3.38
62 University of Nevada–​Las Vegas 3.52 3.32 3.41 3.45
62 Rutgers Law (Combined) 3.4 3.28
65 Georgia State University 3.41 3.4 3.4 3.38
65 Loyola Marymount University (CA) 3.52 3.51 3.47 3.47
65 University of Kansas 3.44 3.42 3.47 3.42
65 University of Missouri 3.48 3.41 3.46 3.45
65 Cardozo (Yeshiva) 3.44 3.42 3.47 3.45
65 Northeastern University 3.55 3.55 3.53 3.53
65 Penn. State Carlisle (Dickinson) 3.48 3.46 3.58 3.58
72 University of Cincinnati 3.47 3.59 3.45 3.5
72 University of Oklahoma 3.52 3.56 3.52 3.48
72 Pepperdine University 3.6 3.6 3.59 3.59
72 St. John’s University 3.54 3.54 3.45 3.39
76 University of Denver (Sturm) 3.39 3.43 3.4 3.43
77 University of Miami 3.36 3.36 3.42 3.38
77 University of New Mexico 3.47 3.47 3.43 3.42
77 University of San Diego 3.51 3.52 3.5 3.5
77 Villanova University 3.54 3.57 3.55 3.56
77 University of Arkansas–​Fayetteville 3.47 3.37 3.43 3.5
82 Loyola University Chicago 3.3 3.34 3.3 3.4
82 University of Pittsburgh 3.42 3.36 3.46 3.42
82 Penn. State University Park 3.47 3.58
82 University of Tulsa 3.4 3.31 3.45 3.43
86 American University (Washington) 3.41 3.29 3.37 3.4
86 University of Oregon 3.4 3.48 3.33 3.36
88 St. Louis University 3.4 3.44 3.46 3.41
88 University of South Carolina 3.47 3.3 3.23 3.27
88 Brooklyn Law School 3.31 3.36 3.31 3.4
88 Indiana University–​Indianapolis 3.41 3.34 3.32 3.45
92 IIT – Chicago Kent 3.39 3.36 3.43 3.31
92 Syracuse University 3.35 3.33 3.37 3.29
92 University of Louisville (Brandeis) 3.29 3.39 3.41 3.43
92 Texas A&M 3.41 3.38 3.21 3.14
96 Louisiana State University 3.38 3.48 3.23 3.43
96 West Virginia University 3.33 3.35 3.43
96 Michigan State University 3.51 3.46 3.54 3.52
96 Stetson 3.35 3.27 3.25 3.4
100 University of New Hampshire 3.44 3.46 3.44 3.39
100 Lewis & Clark (OR) 3.34 3.32 3.34 3.46
100 University of Hawaii (Richardson) 3.27 3.27 3.39 3.32
100 Wayne State 3.44 3.42 3.29 3.43
100 Florida International University 3.64 3.63 3.58 3.58
100 Marquette University 3.35 3.19 3.33 3.29
106 SUNY Buffalo Law School 3.42 3.44 3.43 3.48
106 Catholic Univ. of America (Columbus) 3.26 3.28 3.16
106 Drake (IA) 3.33 3.27 3.25 3.23
109 University of Mississippi 3.45 3.41 3.47 3.46
109 University of Idaho 3.23 3.18 3.15 3.25
109 Albany (NY) 3.34 3.23 3.22 3.37
112 Drexel University (Mack) 3.3 3.31 3.28 3.35
112 New York Law School 3.31 3.24 3.2 3.17
112 University of Baltimore 3.17 3.29 3.26 3.23
112 University of Missouri—Kansas City 3.39 3.27 3.21 3.25
112 University of Wyoming 3.43 3.22 3.36 3.35
112 Gonzaga (WA) 3.24 3.25 3.25 3.26
118 Hofstra 3.4 3.39 3.35 3.14
118 Texas Tech 3.28 3.39 3.45 3.47
120 Creighton 3.26 3.25 3.31 3.23
120 Howard University 3.22 3.28 3.18 3.13
120 DePaul 3.14 3.34 3.32 3.5
120 Seattle U 3.35 3.24 3.29 3.37
120 St. Thomas (MN) 3.35 3.48 3.41 3.38
120 University of Montana 3.31 3.38 3.38 3.32
120 Pace University 3.3 3.22 3.28 3.21
127 Cleveland State 3.29 3.4 3.27 3.32
127 Washburn University 3.28 3.28 3.28 3.3
127 Duquesne (PA) 3.38 3.45 3.44 3.42
127 CUNY 3.23 3.32 3.33 3.37
127 Quinnipiac 3.4 3.42 3.35 3.33
132 Santa Clara University 3.17 3.23 3.3 3.21
132 Toledo 3.39 3.27 3.33 3.33
134 Mercer 3.25 3.32 3.29 3.38
134 Vermont Law School 3.16 3.21 3.19 3.22
134 Chapman University 3.24 3.33 3.41 3.27
134 Akron 3.33 3.25 3.41 3.38
134 Arkansas – Little Rock 3.31 3.25 3.24
139 University of Maine 3.24 3.37 3.38 3.36
140 Hamline University 3.25 3.27 3.32
140 William Mitchell (MN) 3.2 3.25 3.25 3.36
140 Memphis 3.24 3.2 3.27 3.25
140 Suffolk University 3.27 3.23 3.2 3.27
142 Willamette University 3.18 3.15 3.23 3.08
142 Loyola University New Orleans 3.15 3.15 3.15 3.15
142 South Dakota 3.37 3.36 3.1 3.15
142 University of North Dakota 3.21 3.2 3.28 3.26
144 Campbell University 3.31 3.24 3.17 3.26
144 Oklahoma City 3.05 3.13 3.19 3.18
144 University of the Pacific (McGeorge) 3.2 3.15 3.14 3.24
147 Samford (Cumberland) 3.31 3.23 3.2 3.25
148 Northern Illinois University 3.03 3.05 3.09 3.1
148 Widener (Commonwealth PA) 3.13 3.16 3.05 3.1
151 San Francisco 3.1 3.13 3.19 3.27
151 Ohio Northern 3.3 3.22 3.28 3.22
151 Dayton 3.14 3.04 3.15 3.11
151 South Texas 3.1 3.1 3.12 3.15
151 Southern Illinois Univ.–​Carbondale 2.91 2.96 3.09 3.1
151 St. Mary’s University 3.07 3.03 3.02 2.96
151 La Verne 2.95 2.9 2.88 2.83
151 Appalachian 2.79 3.17 2.9
151 Liberty 3.43 3.45 3.24 3.22
151 UMass Dartmouth 3.12 2.97 2.97 3.03
151 Belmont University 3.42 3.41 3.43 3.42
151 University of D.C. 2.99 2.98 2.99 3.07
151 Western State College of Law 3.03 3.07 3.09 3.12
151 Faulkner 2.92 2.96 2.98 3.14
151 Regent University 3.36 3.29 3.23 3.37
151 Elon University 3.24 3.13 3.03 3.01
151 Roger Williams 3.13 3.13 3.15 3.2
151 Ave Maria 3.08 3 3.06 3.15
151 Western New England 3.13 3.1 3.13 3.2
151 Golden Gate 2.98 2.94 2.98 3.11
151 Northern Kentucky 3.19 3.19 3.09 3.2
151 Charleston School of Law 3.01 2.89 2.99 3.17
151 Mississippi College 3.08 2.98 3.11 3.3
151 Capital University 3.17 3.17 3.15 3.14
151 Detroit Mercy 3.2 3.11 3.13 3.13
151 Texas Southern 3.06 3.11 3.02 3.08
151 Valparaiso University 3.02 2.93 3.1 3
151 Inter-American – Puerto Rico 3.3 3.21 3.22 3.17
151 Whittier 2.85 2.85 2.9 2.9
151 Southern University 2.86 2.79 2.82 2.82
151 Atlanta’s John Marshall 3.05 3.04 2.91 2.98
151 New England 3.2 3.14 3.14 3.04
151 Widener (DE) 3.08 3.09 3.08 3.16
151 Barry University 3 2.96 2.99 2.89
151 North Carolina Central 3.31 3.24 3.24 3.17
151 California Western 3.18 3.15 3.14 3.13
151 St. Thomas (FL) 3.06 3.06 3.04 3.06
151 Arizona Summit 2.96 2.88 2.94 2.88
151 Nova Southeastern 3.1 3.11 3.14 3.07
151 Thomas Jefferson 2.89 2.74 2.84 2.86
151 Southwestern 3.18 3.17 3.2 3.17
151 John Marshall (IL) 3.05 3.08 3.05 3.12
151 Florida Coastal 2.87 2.88 2.93 2.97

 

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