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Just a bit of a repeat of our last message, that the last six years we have been fortunate to receive and publish exclusive data for law school applicants. You can find us generally linking data like the below at two forums: LawSchool.Life and the Law School Admissions Subreddit. But as we may not always be able to be as prompt on boards, you can also always get immediate data and rankings releases at our Twitter.

UPDATE: 6/8/2018 This is the new cycle data as of June 8, 2018. Applicants are up 8.4%, and applications are up 9.0% compared to last year's data as of June 8, 2017.

Detailed data below.

Highest LSAT # Applicants % Change YTD
< 140 3,873 0.0%
140-144 5,348 -1.6%
145-149 8,825 -0.7%
150-154 10,839 2.1%
155-159 10,094 4.8%
160-164 8,101 13.2%
165-169 5,041 25.6%
170-174 2,353 12.1%
175-180 683 56.3%
% Change in applications # Schools
Increase of 100% or more 1
Increase of 50% to 99% 1
Increase of 40% to 49% 4
Increase of 30% to 39% 6
Increase of 20% to 29% 21
Increase of 10% to 19% 47
Increase of 1% to 9% 71
No change 4
Decrease of 1% to 9% 33
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 7,482 11.8% 56,825 10.3%
Great Lakes 7,224 7.8% 50,928 7.4%
Midsouth 6,779 7.7% 69,129 7.6%
Midwest 2,047 16.1% 11,437 5.2%
Mountain West 2,922 13.2% 14,634 17.8%
New England 2,804 11.0% 34,243 12.2%
Northeast 9,444 9.7% 68,681 10.5%
Northwest 1,431 8.7% 8,215 12.7%
South Central 6,451 5.7% 27,511 8.6%
Southeast 8,036 0.6% 34,040 3.9%
Regional Total 375,643 9.0%
Other 3,033 17.0%
Total 57,653 8.4%
Race/Ethnicity Applicants # % Change
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian 5 *
American Indian or Alaska Native 1,280 7.0%
Asian 6,390 13.3%
Black or African American 8,315 7,0%
Canadian Aboriginal 42 35.5%
Caucasian/White 36,937 9.2%
Hispanic/Latino 7,510 7.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 262 5.2%
Puerto Rican 1,636 1.1%
Not Indicated 1,410 12.7%
Gender Applicants # % Change
Female 31,078 9.6%
Male 26,301 7.1%
Not Indicated 274 7.9%

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https://blog.spiveyconsulting.com/reserve-a-spot-for-the-201617-admissions-cycle-before-we-are-full/