Current Application Data as of 12/11/2015


ABA 2016 Applicant & Application count as if 12/11/2015 versus this time last cycle, of which we had 29% of the applicant pool reported.

Highest LSAT # Applicants % Change YTD
< 140 1,091 -11.6%
140–144 1,312 8.6%
145–149 1,821 -1.9%
150–154 2,536 -1.1%
155–159 2,712 2.0%
160–164 2,817 10.6%
165–169 2,191 15.0%
170–174 1,171 14.4%
175–180 320 16.8%
% Change in applications # Schools
Increase of 100% or more -
Increase of 50% to 99% 4
Increase of 40% to 49% 2
Increase of 30% to 39% 2
Increase of 20% to 29% 11
Increase of 10% to 19% 19
Increase of 1% to 9% 53
No change 5
Decrease of 1% to 9% 41
Decrease of 10% to 19% 37
Decrease of 20% to 29% 19
Decrease of 30% or greater 10
Region Applicants # Applicants % Applications # Applications %
Far West 1,988 1.9% 13,024 -4.0%
Great Lakes 2,203 -6.0% 14,321 -4.4%
Midsouth 2,209 7.9% 18,678 1.4%
Midwest 580 5.1% 2,987 3.3%
Mountain West 790 3.4% 2,797 18.0%
New England 719 5.9% 8,409 4.5%
Northeast 2,647 3.6% 16,790 -1.9%
Northwest 432 6.9% 1,718 -13.4%
South Central 2,158 7.2% 6,521 4.1%
Southeast 2,403 5.3% 7,463 -0.5%
Regional Total 15,949 3.4%
Other 868 3.1%
Total 16,817 3.4% 92,708 -0.5%
Race/Ethnicity Applicants # % Change
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian 1 N/A
American Indian or Alaska Native 343 3.0%
Asian 1,821 0.4%
Black or African American 2,035 -3.5%
Canadian Aboriginal 12 20.0%
Caucasian/White 11,231 5.6%
Hispanic/Latino 1,844 9.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 62 17.0%
Puerto Rican 423 -3.6%
Not Indicated 517 8.2%
Missing 57 2,750.0%
Gender Applicants # % Change
Female 8,821 7.6%
Male 7,972 -0.9%
Not Indicated 24 33.3%