Law Schools in Order of Selectivity


Data is based on acceptance rates for the incoming class of 2018. Source: ABA-required disclosures.

1 Yale University 6.85%

2 Stanford University 8.72%

3 Harvard University 12.86%

4 University of Pennsylvania 14.58%

5 University of Virginia 15.33%

6 Columbia University 16.79%

7 University of Chicago 17.48%

8 University of Southern California 19.24%

9 Northwestern University 19.33%

10 University of Michigan 19.60%

11 University of California—Berkeley 19.69%

12 Duke University 20.15%

13 University of Texas at Austin 20.95%

14 Cornell University 21.13%

15 Georgetown University 21.23%

16 University of California—Los Angeles 22.52%

17 New York University 23.57%

18 Vanderbilt University 23.66%

19 University of California—Irvine 24.76%

20 University of Notre Dame 25.15%

21 University of Arizona 25.51%

22 Fordham University 25.85%

23 Boston University 25.87%

24 George Mason University 25.91%

25 University of Washington 26.41%

26 University of Georgia 26.85%

27 University of Florida 27.86%

28 Washington and Lee University 28.65%

29 Boston College 28.72%

30 University of Pittsburgh 29.31%

31 Villanova University 29.49%

32 Emory University 29.65%

33 Washington University in St. Louis 29.97%

34 Georgia State University 29.99%

35 Texas A&M University 30.22%

36 University of Nevada—Las Vegas 30.80%

37 University of Alabama 31.06%

38 University of Richmond 31.87%

39 University of Illinois 32.97%

40 University of Houston 33.05%

41 Florida International University 33.31%

42 University of Colorado 33.79%

43 Wake Forest University 33.96%

44 Arizona State University 34.23%

45 University of California—Davis 34.60%

46 University of Minnesota 34.94%

47 Pennsylvania State—Penn State Law 35.07%

48 Howard University 35.32%

49 University of San Diego 35.40%

50 Texas Southern University 35.42%

51 University of the District of Columbia 35.45%

52 Elon University 35.85%

53 Florida State University 35.87%

54 Temple University 35.92%

55 Ohio State University 36.09%

56 William and Mary Law School 36.13%

57 Pepperdine University 36.28%

58 Loyola Marymount University–Los Angeles 36.34%

59 University of Tennessee 37.28%

60 Florida Coastal School of Law 37.82%

61 Chapman University 38.04%

62 City University of New York (CUNY) 38.11%

63 Brigham Young University 38.14%

64 University of Connecticut 38.74%

65 University of Oklahoma 38.93%

66 Baylor University 39.04%

67 Indiana University—Bloomington 39.10%

68 UNT Dallas College of Law 39.67%

69 Cardozo School of Law 40.25%

70 Thomas Jefferson School of Law 40.43%

71 George Washington University 40.85%

72 North Carolina Central University 40.88%

73 Northeastern University 41.47%

74 University of Tulsa 41.65%

75 St. John's University 41.93%

76 Ohio Northern University 42.24%

77 University of Mississippi 43.02%

78 Regent University 43.20%

79 Pennsylvania State—Dickinson Law 43.36%

80 Texas Tech University 44.00%

81 University of California—Hastings 44.90%

82 Stetson University 45.52%

83 University of Wisconsin 45.62%

84 Loyola University—Chicago 45.67%

85 Nova Southeastern University 45.69%

86 University of Iowa 45.90%

87 Atlanta's John Marshall Law School 45.93%

88 University of La Verne 46.01%

89 Southwestern Law School 46.12%

90 University of North Carolina 46.87%

91 Lincoln Memorial University 46.95%

92 Brooklyn Law School 47.19%

93 Southern Methodist University 47.19%

94 University of Missouri—Kansas City 47.35%

95 University of Denver 47.45%

96 University of Utah 47.54%

97 University of Maryland 47.70%

98 University of New Mexico 47.86%

99 University of Cinncinnati 47.93%

100 University of Kentucky 48.03%

101 Wayne State University 48.06%

102 Marquette University 48.11%

103 University of Missouri 48.17%

104 University of Akron 48.55%

105 Seton Hall University 48.56%

106 American University 48.57%

107 Drexel University 48.60%

108 Rutgers University 48.80%

109 Florida A&M University 48.94%

110 Hofstra University 49.14%

111 Chicago-Kent School of Law 49.34%

112 University of Hawaii 49.67%

113 University of South Carolina 49.76%

114 Faulkner University 50.00%

115 Case Western Reserve University 50.32%

116 Pace University 50.34%

117 Southern Illinois University—Carbondale 50.36%

118 University of Oregon 50.53%

119 Catholic University of America 51.40%

120 University of Dayton 51.90%

121 University of Kansas 51.93%

122 Syracuse University 52.10%

123 Creighton University 52.22%

124 New York Law School 52.36%

125 Belmont University 52.45%

126 Western State College of Law 52.50%

127 Cleveland State University 52.62%

128 University of Arkansas–Little Rock 52.85%

129 University of Memphis 53.13%

130 University of Maine 53.31%

131 Northern Illinois University 53.42%

132 Tulane University 53.42%

133 St. Thomas University (Florida) 53.80%

134 Albany Law School 54.64%

135 Lewis and Clark College 54.98%

136 University of Wyoming 55.12%

137 Ave Maria School of Law 55.15%

138 University of San Francisco 55.55%

139 Charleston School of Law 55.56%

140 Touro College 55.70%

141 University of Arkansas–Fayetteville 55.81%

142 St. Mary's University 55.84%

143 Mercer University 55.85%

144 University of Miami 55.95%

145 University of Detroit Mercy 56.10%

146 South Texas College of Law Houston 56.17%

147 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 56.91%

148 University of Baltimore 57.42%

149 Barry University 57.48%

150 Santa Clara University 57.74%

151 Washburn University 57.84%

152 University at Buffalo—SUNY 57.91%

153 Western New England University 58.66%

154 DePaul University 58.69%

155 Campbell University 58.75%

156 Liberty University 58.81%

157 California Western School of Law 59.01%

158 Concordia Law School 59.14%

159 Drake University 59.24%

160 University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law 59.40%

161 Michigan State University 59.41%

162 Mitchell Hamline School of Law 59.46%

163 Loyola University—New Orleans 59.56%

164 Indiana University—Indianapolis 59.62%

165 Inter American University of Puerto Rico 59.62%

166 University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) 60.52%

167 University of New Hampshire 61.15%

168 Golden Gate University 61.26%

169 Louisiana State University 61.51%

170 West Virginia University 61.52%

171 Widener University—Delaware 61.89%

172 Widener—Commonwealth 62.07%

173 University of Montana 62.22%

174 Duquesne University 62.24%

175 University of Toledo 62.47%

176 Mississippi College 62.48%

177 AppalachIan School of Law 62.59%

178 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico 62.86%

179 Oklahoma City University 63.40%

180 University of Idaho 63.46%

181 Saint Louis University 63.99%

182 University of North Dakota 64.00%

183 Gonzaga University 64.17%

184 Capital University 64.33%

185 Quinnipiac University 64.50%

186 University of South Dakota 64.81%

187 University of Nebraska 64.93%

188 John Marshall University 64.98%

189 Suffolk University 65.04%

190 University of Louisville 65.07%

191 Seattle University 65.19%

192 Southern University 65.91%

193 University of Puerto Rico 66.89%

194 Northern Kentucky University 67.90%

195 New England Law 68.34%

196 Roger Williams University 69.31%

197 Samford University 74.14%

198 Willamette University 75.42%

199 Vermont Law School 76.39%

200 Western Michigan University 86.13%