UPDATED: 05/19/2018

New LSAT and GPA medians are out for the Class of 2020!

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 2020. 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 schools, LSAT and GPA numbers have either stayed roughly the same as last year or gotten marginally more competitive (slightly higher medians). The number of applicants with high LSAT scores has been increasing lately, so at these top schools, we may see LSAT medians jump by a point or two max for the entering Class of 2021.

Here are the numbers!

(note: US News only ranks law schools up to 150. For the table sorting functionality to work properly, we had to enter a numeric value, so any school ranked “151” in our tables below was unranked in the 2019 US News Law School Rankings.)

LSAT and GPA Medians – Class of 2020


LSAT Medians

Class of 2016 through 2020

#School2020 LSAT2019 LSAT2018 LSAT2017 LSAT2016 LSAT
1Yale University (CT)173173173173173
2Stanford University (CA)171171171172171
3Harvard University (MA)173172173173173
4University of Chicago170170170170170
5Columbia University (NY)171172171172171
6New York University169169169170170
7University of Pennsylvania169169169169169
8University of Michigan169168168168168
9UC Berkeley167166166167167
9University of Virginia169169168169169
11Duke University (NC)169169169169169
11Northwestern University (IL)168168168168168
13Cornell University (NY)167167167167167
14Georgetown (DC)167167167167168
15U Texas-Austin167167167167166
16UCLA167167166167167
17Vanderbilt U (TN)166167166167167
18Washington U (MO)168168167166166
19U Southern California165165166166166
20U Minnesota Twin Cities163164164164164
21UC Irvine163163162164164
22Boston University165164163163165
22Emory U (GA)165165165165165
24George Washington U165165165165165
24U Notre Dame (IN)164164164163163
26Washington & Lee U161160160161164
27Arizona State University162161161162162
27Boston College163163162162164
27U Alabama164163163163164
27University of Iowa161161161160161
27University of Wisconsin Madison161161161161161
32Indiana U Bloomington161161161161162
32Ohio State University (Moritz)160159159159160
32University of Georgia162162162163163
32University of Washington163163164164164
32Wake Forest University161161161161162
37Fordham University163163163163163
37UC Davis163163163162162
37University of Illinois161160161161160
37William & Mary (VA)163162163163164
41Brigham Young University (Clark)163162161162161
41George Mason University (VA)162162161161161
41University of Arizona (Rogers)161161160161160
41University of Florida161160157158160
45University of North Carolina161161161161161
46University of Colorado161162161161162
47Florida State University159159158159159
47Temple University (Beasley)160160160160160
49University of Maryland (Carey)157158157159159
50Baylor University159159160159161
50Southern Methodist University161161161161162
50University of Connecticut158156156157158
50University of Richmond (Williams)160161160160161
54Tulane University158158159161160
54University of Utah (Quinney)158158158158159
56Cardozo (Yeshiva)159159159159160
56University of Houston159159159159160
58UC Hastings159159159158159
59Penn. State Carlisle (Dickinson)159159159158158
59Seton Hall University156156156156157
59University of Nevada Las Vegas157157158158158
63University of Denver (Sturm)157157157156158
63University of Oklahoma157157157157157
65Case Western Reserve University159159159159159
65Georgia State University157158158158159
65Loyola Marymount University (CA)159159159159159
65University of Cincinnati156155155155158
65University of Kentucky156154155155157
65University of Miami157157157157157
65University of Missouri157158157157157
65University of Tennessee Knoxville158158158158157
65Villanova University158157156157157
74Loyola University Chicago158157158157158
74Northeastern University161161161161161
74Penn. State University Park158158158
74Rutgers Law (Combined)155155155
74University of Kansas156156156158156
74University of Pittsburgh156156156157158
80American University (Washington)156156155156157
80Texas A&M157157156154152
80University of Nebraska Lincoln156156156156155
83Brooklyn Law School156156155156159
83St. John’s University158158158157156
85IIT – Chicago Kent156156156157155
85University of New Hampshire157157157155157
85University of Oregon157157157157158
88Louisiana State University154154155155156
88Michigan State University154154154155157
88St. Louis University154154155155155
88Syracuse University154154154155155
88University of Arkansas Fayetteville154154154154154
88University of New Mexico153153154153154
88University of South Carolina154154154155155
95Lewis & Clark (OR)157157158158158
95Marquette University153153152152155
95University of San Diego158158159159159
98Indiana University Indianapolis153153152152154
98Stetson155154154155155
98Wayne State157157157156157
101Drexel University (Mack)155154155154155
101Florida International University156156156156156
101University of Hawaii (Richardson)153152154156157
101University of Mississippi155155155155155
101University of Tulsa154155154154155
106Albany (NY)152152151151152
106SUNY Buffalo Law School154154154154154
106University of Maine153152152153155
106West Virginia University153153153154
110Catholic Univ. of America (Columbus)153154153155
110Hofstra152151153152154
110New York Law School152152152151151
113Cleveland State153153153153153
113Gonzaga (WA)153153153153154
113Santa Clara University154154155157157
113St. Thomas (MN)154153154154155
113Texas Tech155153154154155
113University of Louisville (Brandeis)152153154153158
119Duquesne (PA)152152152152152
119University of Baltimore152152152152152
119University of Idaho153152152151152
119University of Missouri Kansas City152152152152152
119University of Montana154154153154154
119Washburn University152152152151153
125Creighton152152152152152
125CUNY153151152154154
125Pace University151151150151151
128DePaul152152152153154
128Howard University151150150151151
128Mercer152152152152152
128Seattle U154154154154156
128South Dakota147148147148147
133Drake (IA)152153151152153
133Quinnipiac152152152153154
133University of Wyoming151153151153151
133Vermont Law School151150151152151
137Memphis152151152153153
137Toledo152152151151152
139Belmont University155155154155155
139Chapman University156155156156158
141Arkansas – Little Rock151151150150154
141Dayton149149148148148
143Widener (Commonwealth PA)147148148148148
144Akron151152152153153
144Northern Illinois University150148148150150
144Suffolk University150150150146149
151Appalachian143143146144145
151Arizona Summit148143143144144
151Atlanta’s John Marshall146148147148149
151Ave Maria147147148143146
151Barry University148148146146147
151California Western150149150150151
151Campbell University152153152152152
151Capital University149148149148148
151Charleston School of Law145145146148150
151Detroit Mercy151151151152151
151Elon University148148147148150
151Faulkner147145145145146
151Florida Coastal148144144143144
151Golden Gate148149148149150
151Hamline University150150152151153
151Inter-American Puerto Rico139137138138138
151John Marshall (IL)148148147149149
151La Verne149147147147147
151Liberty151152153151151
151Loyola University New Orleans148148151153151
151Mississippi College148146146147149
151New England149150147150149
151North Carolina Central145144145144145
151Northern Kentucky149148149150152
151Nova Southeastern149149149148149
151Ohio Northern151148149150150
151Oklahoma City147147148148149
151Pepperdine University160159159160160
151Regent University154152152152153
151Roger Williams147148148148149
151Samford (Cumberland)151152151151150
151San Francisco152151152153153
151South Texas149151150151151
151Southern Illinois Univ. Carbondale147148149147150
151Southern University144143143144145
151Southwestern152152152151152
151St. Mary’s University150149151150151
151St. Thomas (FL)148147147148147
151Texas Southern143145143145144
151Thomas Jefferson144143144145146
151UMass Dartmouth148148148147148
151University of D.C.148147148148149
151University of North Dakota148149148150148
151University of the Pacific (McGeorge)151152151151154
151Valparaiso University151147145145143
151Western New England148148147146149
151Western State College of Law147147148149150
151Widener (DE)148148149149150
151Willamette University152151153151151

GPA Medians

Class of 2016 through 2020

#School2020 GPA2019 GPA2018 GPA2017 GPA2016 GPA
1Yale University (CT)3.913.893.933.913.9
2Stanford University (CA)3.903.873.893.93.87
3Harvard University (MA)3.863.863.863.873.88
4University of Chicago3.903.93.93.93.9
5Columbia University (NY)3.703.73.73.713.7
6New York University3.833.813.783.753.72
7University of Pennsylvania3.893.93.893.893.89
8University of Michigan3.803.783.763.743.71
9UC Berkeley3.793.793.783.793.78
9University of Virginia3.873.863.863.853.87
11Duke University (NC)3.753.763.763.773.77
11Northwestern University (IL)3.833.813.773.753.75
13Cornell University (NY)3.773.733.743.683.66
14Georgetown (DC)3.793.773.763.753.74
15U Texas-Austin3.713.73.733.683.68
16UCLA3.763.743.743.793.79
17Vanderbilt U (TN)3.753.73.743.73.74
18Washington U (MO)3.743.673.673.623.69
19U Southern California3.763.763.763.763.7
20U Minnesota Twin Cities3.753.763.793.773.79
21UC Irvine3.573.543.563.533.52
22Boston University3.733.683.673.663.67
22Emory U (GA)3.813.783.773.753.75
24George Washington U3.713.713.713.713.71
24U Notre Dame (IN)3.733.713.663.643.6
26Washington & Lee U3.563.473.413.373.51
27Arizona State University3.753.643.633.613.54
27Boston College3.613.53.563.523.61
27U Alabama3.843.823.763.773.86
27University of Iowa3.623.613.613.643.59
27University of Wisconsin Madison3.623.583.543.623.58
32Indiana U Bloomington3.753.713.763.723.8
32Ohio State University (Moritz)3.683.613.613.63.65
32University of Georgia3.713.733.713.73.69
32University of Washington3.673.683.653.673.64
32Wake Forest University3.653.583.63.583.57
37Fordham University3.593.533.533.543.52
37UC Davis3.593.523.513.63.55
37University of Illinois3.613.593.513.433.56
37William & Mary (VA)3.753.753.693.793.73
41Brigham Young University (Clark)3.803.83.773.773.77
41George Mason University (VA)3.703.663.593.63.55
41University of Arizona (Rogers)3.633.573.513.573.57
41University of Florida3.693.63.53.53.55
45University of North Carolina3.563.513.493.483.5
46University of Colorado3.653.693.63.623.58
47Florida State University3.613.523.523.433.51
47Temple University (Beasley)3.493.493.53.493.4
49University of Maryland (Carey)3.513.473.463.53.53
50Baylor University3.533.553.533.543.55
50Southern Methodist University3.683.673.633.583.63
50University of Connecticut3.453.313.343.443.46
50University of Richmond (Williams)3.573.553.513.53.5
54Tulane University3.483.463.423.413.39
54University of Utah (Quinney)3.593.53.573.583.51
56Cardozo (Yeshiva)3.513.443.423.473.45
56University of Houston3.553.533.543.473.42
58UC Hastings3.423.453.53.443.52
59Penn. State Carlisle (Dickinson)3.293.483.463.583.58
59Seton Hall University3.413.43.423.483.52
59University of Nevada Las Vegas3.543.523.323.413.45
63University of Denver (Sturm)3.463.393.433.43.43
63University of Oklahoma3.563.523.563.523.48
65Case Western Reserve University3.463.483.443.443.38
65Georgia State University3.503.413.43.43.38
65Loyola Marymount University (CA)3.533.523.513.473.47
65University of Cincinnati3.603.473.593.453.5
65University of Kentucky3.463.493.423.493.49
65University of Miami3.363.363.363.423.38
65University of Missouri3.443.483.413.463.45
65University of Tennessee Knoxville3.523.593.643.643.54
65Villanova University3.583.543.573.553.56
74Loyola University Chicago3.393.33.343.33.4
74Northeastern University3.603.553.553.533.53
74Penn. State University Park3.543.473.58
74Rutgers Law (Combined)3.373.43.28
74University of Kansas3.533.443.423.473.42
74University of Pittsburgh3.423.423.363.463.42
80American University (Washington)3.413.413.293.373.4
80Texas A&M3.443.413.383.213.14
80University of Nebraska Lincoln3.723.693.653.673.61
83Brooklyn Law School3.353.313.363.313.4
83St. John’s University3.583.543.543.453.39
85IIT – Chicago Kent3.403.393.363.433.31
85University of New Hampshire3.393.443.463.443.39
85University of Oregon3.413.43.483.333.36
88Louisiana State University3.443.383.483.233.43
88Michigan State University3.563.513.463.543.52
88St. Louis University3.383.43.443.463.41
88Syracuse University3.383.353.333.373.29
88University of Arkansas Fayetteville3.533.473.373.433.5
88University of New Mexico3.453.473.473.433.42
88University of South Carolina3.383.473.33.233.27
95Lewis & Clark (OR)3.403.343.323.343.46
95Marquette University3.373.353.193.333.29
95University of San Diego3.513.513.523.53.5
98Indiana University Indianapolis3.453.413.343.323.45
98Stetson3.333.353.273.253.4
98Wayne State3.443.443.423.293.43
101Drexel University (Mack)3.373.33.313.283.35
101Florida International University3.613.643.633.583.58
101University of Hawaii (Richardson)3.203.273.273.393.32
101University of Mississippi3.493.453.413.473.46
101University of Tulsa3.353.43.313.453.43
106Albany (NY)3.363.343.233.223.37
106SUNY Buffalo Law School3.533.423.443.433.48
106University of Maine3.423.243.373.383.36
106West Virginia University3.323.333.353.43
110Catholic Univ. of America (Columbus)3.313.263.283.16
110Hofstra3.403.43.393.353.14
110New York Law School3.373.313.243.23.17
113Cleveland State3.353.293.43.273.32
113Gonzaga (WA)3.303.243.253.253.26
113Santa Clara University3.293.173.233.33.21
113St. Thomas (MN)3.433.353.483.413.38
113Texas Tech3.433.283.393.453.47
113University of Louisville (Brandeis)3.363.293.393.413.43
119Duquesne (PA)3.493.383.453.443.42
119University of Baltimore3.183.173.293.263.23
119University of Idaho3.293.233.183.153.25
119University of Missouri Kansas City3.423.393.273.213.25
119University of Montana3.343.313.383.383.32
119Washburn University3.323.283.283.283.3
125Creighton3.313.263.253.313.23
125CUNY3.263.233.323.333.37
125Pace University3.283.33.223.283.21
128DePaul3.303.143.343.323.5
128Howard University3.243.223.283.183.13
128Mercer3.323.253.323.293.38
128Seattle U3.343.353.243.293.37
128South Dakota3.483.373.363.13.15
133Drake (IA)3.393.333.273.253.23
133Quinnipiac3.403.43.423.353.33
133University of Wyoming3.283.433.223.363.35
133Vermont Law School3.203.163.213.193.22
137Memphis3.303.243.23.273.25
137Toledo3.413.393.273.333.33
139Belmont University3.503.423.413.433.42
139Chapman University3.363.243.333.413.27
141Arkansas – Little Rock3.303.313.253.24
141Dayton3.293.143.043.153.11
143Widener (Commonwealth PA)3.193.133.163.053.1
144Akron3.283.333.253.413.38
144Northern Illinois University3.123.033.053.093.1
144Suffolk University3.303.273.233.23.27
151Appalachian2.862.793.172.9
151Arizona Summit2.812.962.882.942.88
151Atlanta’s John Marshall3.063.053.042.912.98
151Ave Maria3.163.0833.063.15
151Barry University2.9732.962.992.89
151California Western3.223.183.153.143.13
151Campbell University3.293.313.243.173.26
151Capital University3.213.173.173.153.14
151Charleston School of Law3.033.012.892.993.17
151Detroit Mercy3.163.23.113.133.13
151Elon University3.233.243.133.033.01
151Faulkner2.982.922.962.983.14
151Florida Coastal2.832.872.882.932.97
151Golden Gate3.102.982.942.983.11
151Hamline University3.213.23.253.273.32
151Inter-American Puerto Rico3.323.33.213.223.17
151John Marshall (IL)3.103.053.083.053.12
151La Verne2.992.952.92.882.83
151Liberty3.413.433.453.243.22
151Loyola University New Orleans3.133.153.153.153.15
151Mississippi College3.143.082.983.113.3
151New England3.303.23.143.143.04
151North Carolina Central3.223.313.243.243.17
151Northern Kentucky3.293.193.193.093.2
151Nova Southeastern3.163.13.113.143.07
151Ohio Northern3.283.33.223.283.22
151Oklahoma City3.163.053.133.193.18
151Pepperdine University3.623.63.63.593.59
151Regent University3.333.363.293.233.37
151Roger Williams3.153.133.133.153.2
151Samford (Cumberland)3.363.313.233.23.25
151San Francisco3.273.13.133.193.27
151South Texas3.103.13.13.123.15
151Southern Illinois Univ. Carbondale3.072.912.963.093.1
151Southern University2.912.862.792.822.82
151Southwestern3.243.183.173.23.17
151St. Mary’s University3.123.073.033.022.96
151St. Thomas (FL)3.073.063.063.043.06
151Texas Southern3.023.063.113.023.08
151Thomas Jefferson2.842.892.742.842.86
151UMass Dartmouth3.113.122.972.973.03
151University of D.C.2.952.992.982.993.07
151University of North Dakota3.363.213.23.283.26
151University of the Pacific (McGeorge)3.193.23.153.143.24
151Valparaiso University3.193.022.933.13
151Western New England3.203.133.13.133.2
151Western State College of Law3.073.033.073.093.12
151Widener (DE)3.123.083.093.083.16
151Willamette University3.183.183.153.233.08

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