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

Rank School 2020 LSAT 2019 LSAT 2018 LSAT 2017 LSAT 2016 LSAT
1 Yale University (CT) 173 173 173 173 173
2 Stanford University (CA) 171 171 171 172 171
3 Harvard University (MA) 173 172 173 173 173
4 University of Chicago 170 170 170 170 170
5 Columbia University (NY) 171 172 171 172 171
6 New York University 169 169 169 170 170
7 University of Pennsylvania 169 169 169 169 169
8 University of Michigan 169 168 168 168 168
9 UC Berkeley 167 166 166 167 167
9 University of Virginia 169 169 168 169 169
11 Duke University (NC) 169 169 169 169 169
11 Northwestern University (IL) 168 168 168 168 168
13 Cornell University (NY) 167 167 167 167 167
14 Georgetown (DC) 167 167 167 167 168
15 U Texas-Austin 167 167 167 167 166
16 UCLA 167 167 166 167 167
17 Vanderbilt U (TN) 166 167 166 167 167
18 Washington U (MO) 168 168 167 166 166
19 U Southern California 165 165 166 166 166
20 U Minnesota Twin Cities 163 164 164 164 164
21 UC Irvine 163 163 162 164 164
22 Boston University 165 164 163 163 165
22 Emory U (GA) 165 165 165 165 165
24 George Washington U 165 165 165 165 165
24 U Notre Dame (IN) 164 164 164 163 163
26 Washington & Lee U 161 160 160 161 164
27 Arizona State University 162 161 161 162 162
27 Boston College 163 163 162 162 164
27 U Alabama 164 163 163 163 164
27 University of Iowa 161 161 161 160 161
27 University of Wisconsin Madison 161 161 161 161 161
32 Indiana U Bloomington 161 161 161 161 162
32 Ohio State University (Moritz) 160 159 159 159 160
32 University of Georgia 162 162 162 163 163
32 University of Washington 163 163 164 164 164
32 Wake Forest University 161 161 161 161 162
37 Fordham University 163 163 163 163 163
37 UC Davis 163 163 163 162 162
37 University of Illinois 161 160 161 161 160
37 William & Mary (VA) 163 162 163 163 164
41 Brigham Young University (Clark) 163 162 161 162 161
41 George Mason University (VA) 162 162 161 161 161
41 University of Arizona (Rogers) 161 161 160 161 160
41 University of Florida 161 160 157 158 160
45 University of North Carolina 161 161 161 161 161
46 University of Colorado 161 162 161 161 162
47 Florida State University 159 159 158 159 159
47 Temple University (Beasley) 160 160 160 160 160
49 University of Maryland (Carey) 157 158 157 159 159
50 Baylor University 159 159 160 159 161
50 Southern Methodist University 161 161 161 161 162
50 University of Connecticut 158 156 156 157 158
50 University of Richmond (Williams) 160 161 160 160 161
54 Tulane University 158 158 159 161 160
54 University of Utah (Quinney) 158 158 158 158 159
56 Cardozo (Yeshiva) 159 159 159 159 160
56 University of Houston 159 159 159 159 160
58 UC Hastings 159 159 159 158 159
59 Penn. State Carlisle (Dickinson) 159 159 159 158 158
59 Seton Hall University 156 156 156 156 157
59 University of Nevada Las Vegas 157 157 158 158 158
63 University of Denver (Sturm) 157 157 157 156 158
63 University of Oklahoma 157 157 157 157 157
65 Case Western Reserve University 159 159 159 159 159
65 Georgia State University 157 158 158 158 159
65 Loyola Marymount University (CA) 159 159 159 159 159
65 University of Cincinnati 156 155 155 155 158
65 University of Kentucky 156 154 155 155 157
65 University of Miami 157 157 157 157 157
65 University of Missouri 157 158 157 157 157
65 University of Tennessee Knoxville 158 158 158 158 157
65 Villanova University 158 157 156 157 157
74 Loyola University Chicago 158 157 158 157 158
74 Northeastern University 161 161 161 161 161
74 Penn. State University Park 158 158 158
74 Rutgers Law (Combined) 155 155 155
74 University of Kansas 156 156 156 158 156
74 University of Pittsburgh 156 156 156 157 158
80 American University (Washington) 156 156 155 156 157
80 Texas A&M 157 157 156 154 152
80 University of Nebraska Lincoln 156 156 156 156 155
83 Brooklyn Law School 156 156 155 156 159
83 St. John’s University 158 158 158 157 156
85 IIT – Chicago Kent 156 156 156 157 155
85 University of New Hampshire 157 157 157 155 157
85 University of Oregon 157 157 157 157 158
88 Louisiana State University 154 154 155 155 156
88 Michigan State University 154 154 154 155 157
88 St. Louis University 154 154 155 155 155
88 Syracuse University 154 154 154 155 155
88 University of Arkansas Fayetteville 154 154 154 154 154
88 University of New Mexico 153 153 154 153 154
88 University of South Carolina 154 154 154 155 155
95 Lewis & Clark (OR) 157 157 158 158 158
95 Marquette University 153 153 152 152 155
95 University of San Diego 158 158 159 159 159
98 Indiana University Indianapolis 153 153 152 152 154
98 Stetson 155 154 154 155 155
98 Wayne State 157 157 157 156 157
101 Drexel University (Mack) 155 154 155 154 155
101 Florida International University 156 156 156 156 156
101 University of Hawaii (Richardson) 153 152 154 156 157
101 University of Mississippi 155 155 155 155 155
101 University of Tulsa 154 155 154 154 155
106 Albany (NY) 152 152 151 151 152
106 SUNY Buffalo Law School 154 154 154 154 154
106 University of Maine 153 152 152 153 155
106 West Virginia University 153 153 153 154
110 Catholic Univ. of America (Columbus) 153 154 153 155
110 Hofstra 152 151 153 152 154
110 New York Law School 152 152 152 151 151
113 Cleveland State 153 153 153 153 153
113 Gonzaga (WA) 153 153 153 153 154
113 Santa Clara University 154 154 155 157 157
113 St. Thomas (MN) 154 153 154 154 155
113 Texas Tech 155 153 154 154 155
113 University of Louisville (Brandeis) 152 153 154 153 158
119 Duquesne (PA) 152 152 152 152 152
119 University of Baltimore 152 152 152 152 152
119 University of Idaho 153 152 152 151 152
119 University of Missouri Kansas City 152 152 152 152 152
119 University of Montana 154 154 153 154 154
119 Washburn University 152 152 152 151 153
125 Creighton 152 152 152 152 152
125 CUNY 153 151 152 154 154
125 Pace University 151 151 150 151 151
128 DePaul 152 152 152 153 154
128 Howard University 151 150 150 151 151
128 Mercer 152 152 152 152 152
128 Seattle U 154 154 154 154 156
128 South Dakota 147 148 147 148 147
133 Drake (IA) 152 153 151 152 153
133 Quinnipiac 152 152 152 153 154
133 University of Wyoming 151 153 151 153 151
133 Vermont Law School 151 150 151 152 151
137 Memphis 152 151 152 153 153
137 Toledo 152 152 151 151 152
139 Belmont University 155 155 154 155 155
139 Chapman University 156 155 156 156 158
141 Arkansas – Little Rock 151 151 150 150 154
141 Dayton 149 149 148 148 148
143 Widener (Commonwealth PA) 147 148 148 148 148
144 Akron 151 152 152 153 153
144 Northern Illinois University 150 148 148 150 150
144 Suffolk University 150 150 150 146 149
151 Appalachian 143 143 146 144 145
151 Arizona Summit 148 143 143 144 144
151 Atlanta’s John Marshall 146 148 147 148 149
151 Ave Maria 147 147 148 143 146
151 Barry University 148 148 146 146 147
151 California Western 150 149 150 150 151
151 Campbell University 152 153 152 152 152
151 Capital University 149 148 149 148 148
151 Charleston School of Law 145 145 146 148 150
151 Detroit Mercy 151 151 151 152 151
151 Elon University 148 148 147 148 150
151 Faulkner 147 145 145 145 146
151 Florida Coastal 148 144 144 143 144
151 Golden Gate 148 149 148 149 150
151 Hamline University 150 150 152 151 153
151 Inter-American Puerto Rico 139 137 138 138 138
151 John Marshall (IL) 148 148 147 149 149
151 La Verne 149 147 147 147 147
151 Liberty 151 152 153 151 151
151 Loyola University New Orleans 148 148 151 153 151
151 Mississippi College 148 146 146 147 149
151 New England 149 150 147 150 149
151 North Carolina Central 145 144 145 144 145
151 Northern Kentucky 149 148 149 150 152
151 Nova Southeastern 149 149 149 148 149
151 Ohio Northern 151 148 149 150 150
151 Oklahoma City 147 147 148 148 149
151 Pepperdine University 160 159 159 160 160
151 Regent University 154 152 152 152 153
151 Roger Williams 147 148 148 148 149
151 Samford (Cumberland) 151 152 151 151 150
151 San Francisco 152 151 152 153 153
151 South Texas 149 151 150 151 151
151 Southern Illinois Univ. Carbondale 147 148 149 147 150
151 Southern University 144 143 143 144 145
151 Southwestern 152 152 152 151 152
151 St. Mary’s University 150 149 151 150 151
151 St. Thomas (FL) 148 147 147 148 147
151 Texas Southern 143 145 143 145 144
151 Thomas Jefferson 144 143 144 145 146
151 UMass Dartmouth 148 148 148 147 148
151 University of D.C. 148 147 148 148 149
151 University of North Dakota 148 149 148 150 148
151 University of the Pacific (McGeorge) 151 152 151 151 154
151 Valparaiso University 151 147 145 145 143
151 Western New England 148 148 147 146 149
151 Western State College of Law 147 147 148 149 150
151 Widener (DE) 148 148 149 149 150
151 Willamette University 152 151 153 151 151

GPA Medians

Class of 2016 through 2020

Rank School 2020 GPA 2019 GPA 2018 GPA 2017 GPA 2016 GPA
1 Yale University (CT) 3.91 3.89 3.93 3.91 3.9
2 Stanford University (CA) 3.90 3.87 3.89 3.9 3.87
3 Harvard University (MA) 3.86 3.86 3.86 3.87 3.88
4 University of Chicago 3.90 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9
5 Columbia University (NY) 3.70 3.7 3.7 3.71 3.7
6 New York University 3.83 3.81 3.78 3.75 3.72
7 University of Pennsylvania 3.89 3.9 3.89 3.89 3.89
8 University of Michigan 3.80 3.78 3.76 3.74 3.71
9 UC Berkeley 3.79 3.79 3.78 3.79 3.78
9 University of Virginia 3.87 3.86 3.86 3.85 3.87
11 Duke University (NC) 3.75 3.76 3.76 3.77 3.77
11 Northwestern University (IL) 3.83 3.81 3.77 3.75 3.75
13 Cornell University (NY) 3.77 3.73 3.74 3.68 3.66
14 Georgetown (DC) 3.79 3.77 3.76 3.75 3.74
15 U Texas-Austin 3.71 3.7 3.73 3.68 3.68
16 UCLA 3.76 3.74 3.74 3.79 3.79
17 Vanderbilt U (TN) 3.75 3.7 3.74 3.7 3.74
18 Washington U (MO) 3.74 3.67 3.67 3.62 3.69
19 U Southern California 3.76 3.76 3.76 3.76 3.7
20 U Minnesota Twin Cities 3.75 3.76 3.79 3.77 3.79
21 UC Irvine 3.57 3.54 3.56 3.53 3.52
22 Boston University 3.73 3.68 3.67 3.66 3.67
22 Emory U (GA) 3.81 3.78 3.77 3.75 3.75
24 George Washington U 3.71 3.71 3.71 3.71 3.71
24 U Notre Dame (IN) 3.73 3.71 3.66 3.64 3.6
26 Washington & Lee U 3.56 3.47 3.41 3.37 3.51
27 Arizona State University 3.75 3.64 3.63 3.61 3.54
27 Boston College 3.61 3.5 3.56 3.52 3.61
27 U Alabama 3.84 3.82 3.76 3.77 3.86
27 University of Iowa 3.62 3.61 3.61 3.64 3.59
27 University of Wisconsin Madison 3.62 3.58 3.54 3.62 3.58
32 Indiana U Bloomington 3.75 3.71 3.76 3.72 3.8
32 Ohio State University (Moritz) 3.68 3.61 3.61 3.6 3.65
32 University of Georgia 3.71 3.73 3.71 3.7 3.69
32 University of Washington 3.67 3.68 3.65 3.67 3.64
32 Wake Forest University 3.65 3.58 3.6 3.58 3.57
37 Fordham University 3.59 3.53 3.53 3.54 3.52
37 UC Davis 3.59 3.52 3.51 3.6 3.55
37 University of Illinois 3.61 3.59 3.51 3.43 3.56
37 William & Mary (VA) 3.75 3.75 3.69 3.79 3.73
41 Brigham Young University (Clark) 3.80 3.8 3.77 3.77 3.77
41 George Mason University (VA) 3.70 3.66 3.59 3.6 3.55
41 University of Arizona (Rogers) 3.63 3.57 3.51 3.57 3.57
41 University of Florida 3.69 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.55
45 University of North Carolina 3.56 3.51 3.49 3.48 3.5
46 University of Colorado 3.65 3.69 3.6 3.62 3.58
47 Florida State University 3.61 3.52 3.52 3.43 3.51
47 Temple University (Beasley) 3.49 3.49 3.5 3.49 3.4
49 University of Maryland (Carey) 3.51 3.47 3.46 3.5 3.53
50 Baylor University 3.53 3.55 3.53 3.54 3.55
50 Southern Methodist University 3.68 3.67 3.63 3.58 3.63
50 University of Connecticut 3.45 3.31 3.34 3.44 3.46
50 University of Richmond (Williams) 3.57 3.55 3.51 3.5 3.5
54 Tulane University 3.48 3.46 3.42 3.41 3.39
54 University of Utah (Quinney) 3.59 3.5 3.57 3.58 3.51
56 Cardozo (Yeshiva) 3.51 3.44 3.42 3.47 3.45
56 University of Houston 3.55 3.53 3.54 3.47 3.42
58 UC Hastings 3.42 3.45 3.5 3.44 3.52
59 Penn. State Carlisle (Dickinson) 3.29 3.48 3.46 3.58 3.58
59 Seton Hall University 3.41 3.4 3.42 3.48 3.52
59 University of Nevada Las Vegas 3.54 3.52 3.32 3.41 3.45
63 University of Denver (Sturm) 3.46 3.39 3.43 3.4 3.43
63 University of Oklahoma 3.56 3.52 3.56 3.52 3.48
65 Case Western Reserve University 3.46 3.48 3.44 3.44 3.38
65 Georgia State University 3.50 3.41 3.4 3.4 3.38
65 Loyola Marymount University (CA) 3.53 3.52 3.51 3.47 3.47
65 University of Cincinnati 3.60 3.47 3.59 3.45 3.5
65 University of Kentucky 3.46 3.49 3.42 3.49 3.49
65 University of Miami 3.36 3.36 3.36 3.42 3.38
65 University of Missouri 3.44 3.48 3.41 3.46 3.45
65 University of Tennessee Knoxville 3.52 3.59 3.64 3.64 3.54
65 Villanova University 3.58 3.54 3.57 3.55 3.56
74 Loyola University Chicago 3.39 3.3 3.34 3.3 3.4
74 Northeastern University 3.60 3.55 3.55 3.53 3.53
74 Penn. State University Park 3.54 3.47 3.58
74 Rutgers Law (Combined) 3.37 3.4 3.28
74 University of Kansas 3.53 3.44 3.42 3.47 3.42
74 University of Pittsburgh 3.42 3.42 3.36 3.46 3.42
80 American University (Washington) 3.41 3.41 3.29 3.37 3.4
80 Texas A&M 3.44 3.41 3.38 3.21 3.14
80 University of Nebraska Lincoln 3.72 3.69 3.65 3.67 3.61
83 Brooklyn Law School 3.35 3.31 3.36 3.31 3.4
83 St. John’s University 3.58 3.54 3.54 3.45 3.39
85 IIT – Chicago Kent 3.40 3.39 3.36 3.43 3.31
85 University of New Hampshire 3.39 3.44 3.46 3.44 3.39
85 University of Oregon 3.41 3.4 3.48 3.33 3.36
88 Louisiana State University 3.44 3.38 3.48 3.23 3.43
88 Michigan State University 3.56 3.51 3.46 3.54 3.52
88 St. Louis University 3.38 3.4 3.44 3.46 3.41
88 Syracuse University 3.38 3.35 3.33 3.37 3.29
88 University of Arkansas Fayetteville 3.53 3.47 3.37 3.43 3.5
88 University of New Mexico 3.45 3.47 3.47 3.43 3.42
88 University of South Carolina 3.38 3.47 3.3 3.23 3.27
95 Lewis & Clark (OR) 3.40 3.34 3.32 3.34 3.46
95 Marquette University 3.37 3.35 3.19 3.33 3.29
95 University of San Diego 3.51 3.51 3.52 3.5 3.5
98 Indiana University Indianapolis 3.45 3.41 3.34 3.32 3.45
98 Stetson 3.33 3.35 3.27 3.25 3.4
98 Wayne State 3.44 3.44 3.42 3.29 3.43
101 Drexel University (Mack) 3.37 3.3 3.31 3.28 3.35
101 Florida International University 3.61 3.64 3.63 3.58 3.58
101 University of Hawaii (Richardson) 3.20 3.27 3.27 3.39 3.32
101 University of Mississippi 3.49 3.45 3.41 3.47 3.46
101 University of Tulsa 3.35 3.4 3.31 3.45 3.43
106 Albany (NY) 3.36 3.34 3.23 3.22 3.37
106 SUNY Buffalo Law School 3.53 3.42 3.44 3.43 3.48
106 University of Maine 3.42 3.24 3.37 3.38 3.36
106 West Virginia University 3.32 3.33 3.35 3.43
110 Catholic Univ. of America (Columbus) 3.31 3.26 3.28 3.16
110 Hofstra 3.40 3.4 3.39 3.35 3.14
110 New York Law School 3.37 3.31 3.24 3.2 3.17
113 Cleveland State 3.35 3.29 3.4 3.27 3.32
113 Gonzaga (WA) 3.30 3.24 3.25 3.25 3.26
113 Santa Clara University 3.29 3.17 3.23 3.3 3.21
113 St. Thomas (MN) 3.43 3.35 3.48 3.41 3.38
113 Texas Tech 3.43 3.28 3.39 3.45 3.47
113 University of Louisville (Brandeis) 3.36 3.29 3.39 3.41 3.43
119 Duquesne (PA) 3.49 3.38 3.45 3.44 3.42
119 University of Baltimore 3.18 3.17 3.29 3.26 3.23
119 University of Idaho 3.29 3.23 3.18 3.15 3.25
119 University of Missouri Kansas City 3.42 3.39 3.27 3.21 3.25
119 University of Montana 3.34 3.31 3.38 3.38 3.32
119 Washburn University 3.32 3.28 3.28 3.28 3.3
125 Creighton 3.31 3.26 3.25 3.31 3.23
125 CUNY 3.26 3.23 3.32 3.33 3.37
125 Pace University 3.28 3.3 3.22 3.28 3.21
128 DePaul 3.30 3.14 3.34 3.32 3.5
128 Howard University 3.24 3.22 3.28 3.18 3.13
128 Mercer 3.32 3.25 3.32 3.29 3.38
128 Seattle U 3.34 3.35 3.24 3.29 3.37
128 South Dakota 3.48 3.37 3.36 3.1 3.15
133 Drake (IA) 3.39 3.33 3.27 3.25 3.23
133 Quinnipiac 3.40 3.4 3.42 3.35 3.33
133 University of Wyoming 3.28 3.43 3.22 3.36 3.35
133 Vermont Law School 3.20 3.16 3.21 3.19 3.22
137 Memphis 3.30 3.24 3.2 3.27 3.25
137 Toledo 3.41 3.39 3.27 3.33 3.33
139 Belmont University 3.50 3.42 3.41 3.43 3.42
139 Chapman University 3.36 3.24 3.33 3.41 3.27
141 Arkansas – Little Rock 3.30 3.31 3.25 3.24
141 Dayton 3.29 3.14 3.04 3.15 3.11
143 Widener (Commonwealth PA) 3.19 3.13 3.16 3.05 3.1
144 Akron 3.28 3.33 3.25 3.41 3.38
144 Northern Illinois University 3.12 3.03 3.05 3.09 3.1
144 Suffolk University 3.30 3.27 3.23 3.2 3.27
151 Appalachian 2.86 2.79 3.17 2.9
151 Arizona Summit 2.81 2.96 2.88 2.94 2.88
151 Atlanta’s John Marshall 3.06 3.05 3.04 2.91 2.98
151 Ave Maria 3.16 3.08 3 3.06 3.15
151 Barry University 2.97 3 2.96 2.99 2.89
151 California Western 3.22 3.18 3.15 3.14 3.13
151 Campbell University 3.29 3.31 3.24 3.17 3.26
151 Capital University 3.21 3.17 3.17 3.15 3.14
151 Charleston School of Law 3.03 3.01 2.89 2.99 3.17
151 Detroit Mercy 3.16 3.2 3.11 3.13 3.13
151 Elon University 3.23 3.24 3.13 3.03 3.01
151 Faulkner 2.98 2.92 2.96 2.98 3.14
151 Florida Coastal 2.83 2.87 2.88 2.93 2.97
151 Golden Gate 3.10 2.98 2.94 2.98 3.11
151 Hamline University 3.21 3.2 3.25 3.27 3.32
151 Inter-American Puerto Rico 3.32 3.3 3.21 3.22 3.17
151 John Marshall (IL) 3.10 3.05 3.08 3.05 3.12
151 La Verne 2.99 2.95 2.9 2.88 2.83
151 Liberty 3.41 3.43 3.45 3.24 3.22
151 Loyola University New Orleans 3.13 3.15 3.15 3.15 3.15
151 Mississippi College 3.14 3.08 2.98 3.11 3.3
151 New England 3.30 3.2 3.14 3.14 3.04
151 North Carolina Central 3.22 3.31 3.24 3.24 3.17
151 Northern Kentucky 3.29 3.19 3.19 3.09 3.2
151 Nova Southeastern 3.16 3.1 3.11 3.14 3.07
151 Ohio Northern 3.28 3.3 3.22 3.28 3.22
151 Oklahoma City 3.16 3.05 3.13 3.19 3.18
151 Pepperdine University 3.62 3.6 3.6 3.59 3.59
151 Regent University 3.33 3.36 3.29 3.23 3.37
151 Roger Williams 3.15 3.13 3.13 3.15 3.2
151 Samford (Cumberland) 3.36 3.31 3.23 3.2 3.25
151 San Francisco 3.27 3.1 3.13 3.19 3.27
151 South Texas 3.10 3.1 3.1 3.12 3.15
151 Southern Illinois Univ. Carbondale 3.07 2.91 2.96 3.09 3.1
151 Southern University 2.91 2.86 2.79 2.82 2.82
151 Southwestern 3.24 3.18 3.17 3.2 3.17
151 St. Mary’s University 3.12 3.07 3.03 3.02 2.96
151 St. Thomas (FL) 3.07 3.06 3.06 3.04 3.06
151 Texas Southern 3.02 3.06 3.11 3.02 3.08
151 Thomas Jefferson 2.84 2.89 2.74 2.84 2.86
151 UMass Dartmouth 3.11 3.12 2.97 2.97 3.03
151 University of D.C. 2.95 2.99 2.98 2.99 3.07
151 University of North Dakota 3.36 3.21 3.2 3.28 3.26
151 University of the Pacific (McGeorge) 3.19 3.2 3.15 3.14 3.24
151 Valparaiso University 3.19 3.02 2.93 3.1 3
151 Western New England 3.20 3.13 3.1 3.13 3.2
151 Western State College of Law 3.07 3.03 3.07 3.09 3.12
151 Widener (DE) 3.12 3.08 3.09 3.08 3.16
151 Willamette University 3.18 3.18 3.15 3.23 3.08

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46 Comments

  1. I will be applying for law school having already obtained a masters degree. Will the admissions consider my undergraduate GPA only? Will having a high graduate GPA outweigh a low undergraduate GPA?

    • Rebecca, Ann, we are in the same boat. My UGPA is not strong. But with my masters I graduated Summa Cum Laude. I hear we are not awarded for our strong post graduate work. However each law school has the right to take as much as they like into consideration.

      This rule of keeping the doors of law school locked because of a low to moderate UGPA is simply ridiculous. Even God forgives bad decisions and behaviors!!!

      I wonder if most law schools with declining applications, and graduates, would reconsider accepting one with a good LSAT but not so good UGPA? Most have so much to prove, failure is not an option.

      Don’t know about you but I surely am not the little girl I was in college!!!

      Let me know if you two get accepted, I’ll do the same!

  2. To Josh and Evan,

    I have a 3.62 LSAC GPA and a recent Sept. LSAT score of 161. I am taking the test again in December (about 5 weeks from now). Assuming I get either the same score or anywhere from 1-2 points higher (i like to put harsher predictions on myself) what do you think my chances are are Boston College, Fordham, and Notre Dame?
    ***If this counts for anything, my applications will most likely be done and sent in by the first week of january.
    Thank for all your help!

  3. Just scored a 151 on October LSAT (it was a fun birthday surprise from my mom- what fun, right?) with no studying whatsoever.

    Just found out she signed me up for December LSAT as well.

    Missed only 2 on reading comp, missed an equal number spread across the rest of the test. What would you suggest to be the thing to study to get the biggest score boost within the next month?

  4. 3.7 GPA (with a few A+s, which I believe LSAC factors in) and I still have 2 more undergraduate semesters that will factor into my GPA in time for law school applications (so I’m hopeful that I can get it up to a 3.75). I will be taking the LSAT in February. Do I have a chance at NYU or Columbia with a good LSAT score, even though my GPA is a little below the median? If so, what score should I aim for?
    Also I’m sure this has been asked before, but law schools give no consideration whatsoever to your undergraduate major when looking at your GPA, correct? (As someone who has taken lots of math, this is somewhat frustrating..)

    • Turner Johnston on

      Schools care more about the LSAT than GPA. Also, equal GPAs from different schools carry different weight. They consider that. A GPA from Texas Tech is valued less that an equal GPA from Georgetown. You will need a very high LSAT score to get into those schools. Probably upper 160s-lower 170s. And yes, they do care about your major. A 3.75 in psychology is much easier than a 3.75 in engineering. They typically value stem degrees or business degrees (anything technical) more because they get saturated with History, PoliSci, English, etc.

      • They don’t actually. Turner, you’ve been giving awful advice. GPA’s are all roughly valued the same, since schools only care about the GPA median they report to US News.

    • Jeffery,

      Absolutely! A lifetime membership means just that: once you’re in, you’re in for life! We’ve got your back from the day you join & where here for you as long as you need us.

  5. 30 y/o going back to school after 5 years.
    3.2 GPA (brought up from a 0.7! in my freshman year) and a 151 LSAT (no studying)
    Hoping for Cumberland School of Law (at Samford U) since it’s the closest ABA school

    • Kitty I am returning to school after 15 years. My UGA is as yours. Have you applied and received notification from a law school?

      I wish you all the best!

  6. I have a question for you guys. I’m on the fence about retaking after getting a 166 for the second test in a row after averaging 173/174 on Preptests 36-72 ( they were proctored 5 section preptests with an analog watch and scantron). A part of me wants to retake, but at the same time, I’m kind of worried that I might be a choke artist when it comes to the real test. Is it worth a shot at a retake? Do I have a reasonable shot at Cornell, Georgetown, and UT with my LSAT 1 point below median and my GPA slightly above?

  7. Hey Evan and Josh,

    I am a junior at WashU and I just got my LSAT score back. I’ll have a 3.8 GPA and with this score, a 169 LSAT, when I apply to law school. I would like to go to a top ten law school. Is it worth it to retake the LSAT? I of course have a lot of time and my practice test average was higher than 169 (it was a 172 with the occasional 178’s).

  8. I am interested in attending the University of Tennessee’s law school as an in-state student. I am confident that I will get in, but I want your thoughts on the amount of scholarship money you think I will receive.

    My GPA is a 3.5 and I got a 161 on the LSAT.

    Thanks!

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