Final 2017/2018 Cycle Data as of 8/1/2018


This is the final cycle data as of August 1, 2018. Applicants are up 8.1%, and applications are up 8.7% compared to last year's data as of August 2, 2017.

Detailed data below.

Highest LSAT # Applicants % Change YTD
< 140 4,348 1.9%
140-144 5,942 1.1%
145-149 9,775 2.3%
150-154 11,598 4.3%
155-159 10,540 6.6%
160-164 8,283 14.7%
165-169 5,123 27.2%
170-174 2,382 13.4%
175-180 689 59.9%
% Change in applications # Schools
Increase of 100% or more 1
Increase of 50% to 99% 2
Increase of 40% to 49% 2
Increase of 30% to 39% 4
Increase of 20% to 29% 20
Increase of 10% to 19% 42
Increase of 1% to 9% 75
No change 11
Decrease of 1% to 9% 31
Decrease of 10% to 19% 9
Decrease of 20% to 29% 4
Decrease of 30% to 39% 0
Decrease of 40% to 49% 0
Decrease of 50% or more: 4
Law School Type # Applications % Change YTD
Private 252,099 8.3%
Public 133,728 9.6%
Region Applicants # Applicants % Change YTD Applications # Applications % Change YTD
Far West 7,899 12.4% 58,188 10.3%
Great Lakes 7,630 6.5% 52,590 7.2%
Midsouth 7,069 6.8% 70,241 7.3%
Midwest 2,129 16.5% 11,695 4.8%
Mountain West 3,047 12.2% 14,902 16.7%
New England 2,925 11.3% 34,842 12.1%
Northeast 9,951 9.0% 70,493 10.2%
Northwest 1,477 7.8% 8,339 12.2%
South Central 6,783 5.7% 28,496 8.3%
Southeast 8,543 0.5% 36,041 3.4%
Total 60,616 8.1% 385,627 8.7%
Race/Ethnicity Applicants # % Change YTD
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian 5 *
American Indian or Alaska Native 1,372 6.9%
Asian 6,705 13.9%
Black or African American 8,926 6.0%
Canadian Aboriginal 44 37.5%
Caucasian/White 38,470 8.7%
Hispanic/Latino 8,053 8.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 286 6.7%
Puerto Rican 1,752 1.8%
Not Indicated 1,534 16.8%
Gender Applicants # % Change YTD
Female 32,530 9.3%
Male 27,539 6.2%
Not Indicated 547 51.5%