What LSAT and GPA numbers do you need to get into University of Texas-Austin Law School?
University of Texas- Austin School of Law or UT Law is generally considered the most prestigious law school in the Southwestern United States. University of Texas Law was ranked #15 in the country by the US News and World Report.
While UT Law’s national reputation is burgeoning, its reputation in its home state of Texas is second to none. Students on law school forums frequently point out that as far as Texas is concerned, UT law may as well be Harvard. Given this reputation within a strong legal market, it is unsurprising that admission to the school is a competitive process, with a 26% acceptance rate listed for the class entering in 2012.
To be a strongly competitive applicant at University of Texas Law, you are probably going to need an LSAT score in the 167+ range and an undergraduate GPA in the 3.65+ range.
Taking a closer look, here are LSAT and GPA numbers for University of Texas at Austin School of Law that may help you assess where you want to be for entry in to the school:
LSAT Score to get into University of Texas Law
- The 25th percentile LSAT Score at University of Texas Law is 163
- The Median LSAT Score at University of Texas Law is 167
- The 75th percentile LSAT Score at University of Texas Law is 170
GPA to get into University of Texas Law
- The 25th percentile undergrad GPA at University of Texas Law is 3.52
- The Median undergrad GPA at University of Texas Law is 3.67
- The 75th percentile undergrad GPA at University of Texas Law is 3.82
However, a lower GPA or LSAT score will not necessarily preclude you from admission to University of Texas Law. According to UT Law:
Strong LSAT scores and GPAs in challenging undergraduate programs certainly help a committee assess a student’s ability to succeed at UT Law. These quantitative factors, while important, are not exhaustive. Arbitrary weight is not attributed to any one of the factors considered and the Admissions Committee does not use an index. (Source)
From this, it is clear that factors beyond the numbers play a significant role in determining admissions outcomes.
For a closer peak inside the admissions numbers, University of Texas has provided the following applicant profile that gives a look at the number admitted in various LSAT/GPA groupings.
As at most competitive law schools, applying early gives you the best shot at being admitted to UT Law. Check out UT’s admissions page for more details. Deadlines are in the sidebar.
If you are trying for UT Law, do your best to get a great LSAT score by prepping hard and using the best LSAT prep books out there. Read through this post to see how I got a 177 on the LSAT.
Other Recommended Reading:
- How I got a 177 on the LSAT
- How to Get Into the Top Law Schools (via Amazon)
- The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert (via Amazon)