What LSAT and GPA numbers do you need to get into the University of Michigan Law School?
Michigan Law at a Glance
The University of Michigan Law School at Ann Arbor is generally considered to be one of the best law schools in the country. In 2011, UMich was ranked #7 in the country by US News. Accordingly, you can expect the admissions process to be highly-competitive.
To be a competitive applicant at the University of Michigan Law School, you are probably going to need an LSAT score in the 172+ range and an undergraduate GPA in the 3.7+ range.
These LSAT and GPA numbers for the University of Michigan Class of 2014 can help give you an idea what you need to get in:
The 25th percentile LSAT Score at the University of Michigan is 167
The Median LSAT Score at the University of Michigan is 169
The 75th percentile LSAT Score at the University of Michigan is 170
GPA to get into the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
The 25th percentile undergrad GPA at the University of Michigan is 3.59
The Median undergrad GPA at the University of Michigan is 3.76
The 75th percentile undergrad GPA at the University of Michigan is 3.87
If your LSAT and GPA numbers are within this range, then you may be a competitive applicant at Michigan. If your numbers are a bit low, you’ll have an uphill battle to climb, but you might still have a chance of getting in. According to the Michigan Law admissions site:
The Law School considers all aspects of an application to determine a candidate’s promise as a potential law student and practicing attorney. We carefully review essays and letters of recommendation to determine an applicant’s particular intellectual strengths, non-academic achievements, and unique personal circumstances, while also paying close attention to Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores and undergraduate curricula and GPA. (source)We do not use an admissions formula or index system when we evaluate applicants, nor is there a floor below which we will not consider a candidate. However, University of Michigan Law School is very selective, and the LSAT is an important—though not dispositive—factor in our consideration of an applicant. (source)
In any case, applying early will help maximize your chances of being admitted to Michigan Law. Michigan began accepting applications on September 1, 2011. The Michigan Law early decision application deadline is November 15, 2011 and the application deadline for regular admission is February 15, 2011.
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