2020 Law School Overview

201 law schools that are accredited by American Bar Association (ABA) are active for academic year 2019-2020. To apply and admit to law schools, applicants are required to submit the GPA of undergraduate degree and Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores. In addition, most law schools requires or recommends to submit the personal statement and letters of recommendation.
Below statements summarize the law school information for academic year 2019-2020. You can compare all laws schools in one table with GPA, LSAT, admission, and tuition information at law school comparison page.
  • Total 201 ABA accredited law schools are active - 85 public and 116 private schools.
  • The average LSAT score is 156 and the average undergraduate GPA is 3.47.
  • The 2020 average law school tuition is $26,763 for state residents (in public law schools) and $43,395 for out-of-state students.
  • The average acceptance rate is 45.03% where 132,917 students are allowed to admit one or more law schools out of total 375,634 applicants.
  • For academic year 2019-2020, 37,180 first-time students have enrolled to law schools and the total law school population is 132,779.

Largest Law Schools

1
Washington, DC
2
New York, NY
3
Cambridge, MA
Harvard Law School
1,993 Students
4
Washington, DC
5
Tucson, AZ

Highest LSAT and GPA

1
New Haven, CT
Yale Law School
173 LSAT, 3.93 GPA
2
Cambridge, MA
Harvard Law School
173 LSAT, 3.89 GPA
3
New York, NY
Columbia Law School
172 LSAT, 3.8 GPA
4
Stanford, CA
Stanford Law School
171 LSAT, 3.91 GPA
5
Charlottesville, VA

Tightest Acceptance Rate

1
New Haven, CT
2
Stanford, CA
3
Cambridge, MA
4
Philadelphia, PA
5
Charlottesville, VA

Law Schools Statistics by State

StateNumber of Law SchoolsPublic SchoolsPrivate SchoolsIn-State TuitionOut-of-State Tuition LSAT ScoreGPAAcceptance RateNumber of Law Students
Alabama312 $23,610$28,6631563.49 48.27%1,134
Arkansas220 $15,149$31,8431543.42 53.49%809
Arizona220 $26,946$38,8181633.73 27.85%2,958
California21516 $49,117$49,0571583.45 37.81%15,061
Colorado211 $31,804$45,7561613.55 42.52%1,491
Connecticut312 $31,288$56,4291613.63 35.48%1,713
District of Columbia615 $13,134$49,7871583.47 34.95%7,121
Florida1147 $18,562$38,5051533.33 45.64%7,625
Georgia523 $16,981$42,1161583.51 32.99%3,452
Hawaii110 $23,164$46,5881563.45 38.23%338
Iowa211 $28,151$45,1141583.54 62.75%851
Idaho110 $22,260$41,4961533.28 64.73%334
Illinois936 $28,123$48,1261583.49 43.29%6,693
Indiana422 $29,636$49,2021603.66 41.43%2,114
Kansas220 $23,044$32,4801563.53 54.20%650
Kentucky330 $23,028$42,4351533.45 57.03%1,144
Louisiana422 $20,509$43,2681533.32 57.83%2,716
Massachusetts817 $14,731$49,8311583.51 45.12%6,997
Maryland220 $33,783$49,1461563.43 49.46%1,485
Maine110 --1543.48 53.85%273
Michigan523 $47,895$48,7581563.43 45.89%4,139
Minnesota312 $45,808$40,0781573.50 53.31%2,677
Missouri422 $20,759$45,0561593.58 48.05%2,637
Mississippi211 $16,980$32,9911523.34 52.24%760
Montana110 $12,950$33,4821543.40 61.35%321
North Carolina624 $20,338$47,4481573.48 40.23%3,428
North Dakota110 $15,578$43,6871493.30 60.84%206
Nebraska211 $15,238$38,2791553.46 55.12%733
New Hampshire110 $38,305$44,3051563.45 61.93%381
New Jersey211 $29,175$49,1371573.40 43.42%2,281
New Mexico110 $8,607$23,7941553.47 44.79%325
Nevada110 $27,102$39,0021593.69 27.24%451
New York15213 $22,147$55,7971583.50 40.58%14,664
Ohio954 $24,202$30,0561543.46 50.35%3,771
Oklahoma312 $19,001$31,0061533.45 54.15%1,685
Oregon413 $37,886$42,6241543.34 62.16%1,616
Pennsylvania945 $41,822$44,5281593.51 40.31%5,318
Puerto Rico312 $7,700$15,5111403.46 60.26%1,723
Rhode Island101 -$18,3821493.21 65.35%492
South Carolina211 $22,972$48,0571523.27 55.06%1,246
South Dakota110 $14,892$34,2381523.44 64.40%204
Tennessee523 $19,633$41,6881573.53 44.25%2,390
Texas1064 $22,815$37,9951563.43 38.07%6,851
Utah211 $29,244$25,8151623.71 40.94%653
Virginia835 $41,185$44,7581593.58 39.43%4,616
Vermont101 -$41,6901503.24 72.65%703
Washington312 $37,050$45,8831573.49 49.36%1,690
Wisconsin211 $25,687$45,9671583.55 45.61%1,304
West Virginia110 $24,228$40,2481543.45 58.87%329
Wyoming110 $15,901$32,3111523.32 54.36%226