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2017/2018 Cycle Data as of 5/21/18 and consulting capacity update.

Key figures: applicants are up 8.8% and applications are up 9.2% as compared to this time last year. Also please note that at this time last year, we had 92% of the final data count. See below for more detailed data.

Highest LSAT # Applicants % Change YTD
< 140 3,708 1.7%
140-144 5,196 0.2%
145-149 8,625 -0.2%
150-154 10,689 2.7%
155-159 10,015 4.9%
160-164 8,074 13.5%
165-169 5,036 25.8%
170-174 2,353 12.3%
175-180 683 56.7%
Category # Schools
Increase of 50% or greater 4
Increase of 40% to 49% 2
Increase of 30% to 39% 6
Increase of 20% to 29% 20
Increase of 10% to 19% 49
Increase of 1% to 9% 74
No change 6
Decrease of 1% to 9% 27
Decrease of 10% to 19% 8
Decrease of 20% to 29% 4
Decrease of 30% to 39% 1
Decrease of 40% to 49% 0
Decrease of 50% or more 4
Region Applicants # Applicants % Applications # Applications %
Far West 7,400 12.4% 56,380 10.5%
Great Lakes 7,127 8.1% 50,539 7.4%
Midsouth 6,721 8.4% 68,855 7.9%
Midwest 2,032 16.2% 11,364 5.3%
Mountain West 2,894 13.8% 14,506 17.9%
New England 2,777 11.3% 34,074 12.3%
Northeast 9,272 10.1% 68,007 10.7%
Northwest 1,419 9.0% 8,176 12.9%
South Central 6,341 5.3% 27,109 8.5%
Southeast 7,672 0.9% 32,851 4.3%
Total 56,633 8.8% 371,861 9.2%
Race/Ethnicity Applicants # % Change
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian 0 0.0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1,248 7.0%
Asian 6,329 13.6%
Black or African American 8,001 7.1%
Canadian Aboriginal 42 40.0%
Caucasian/White 36,460 9.6%
Hispanic/Latino 7,378 8.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 260 6.6%
Puerto Rican 1,556 -0.2%
Not Indicated 1,375 11.5%
Gender Applicants # % Change
Female 30,508 10.0%
Male 25,853 7.4%
Not Indicated 272 11.5%

Capacity Update

Please note we are no longer taking wait list clients for the 2017/2018 cycle. We are at about 50% of capacity for the upcoming 2018/2019 cycle. That said, we believe we have a [splashy] hire coming in June! Stay tuned and always feel free to email us at info@spiveyconsulting.com to reserve a spot. Tell us about yourself!