2014-2015 Admissions Cycle Data Through June 5th!

ABA Fall 2015 Applicant and Application Counts

The following is a breakdown of ABA 2015 applicants and applications by region (based on data received through 6/05/15) and the percent change from last year:

RegionApplicantsApplications
#Pct Chg#Pct Chg
[Far West]()6,566-3.1%50,613-4.9%
[Great Lakes]()6,036-4.8%47,020-5.4%
[Midsouth]()6,104-1.7%62,164-3.7%
[Midwest]()1,713-1.5%10,062-6.4%
[Mountain West]()2,595-0.9%11,262+7.9%
[New England]()2,248-4.3%27,345-5.1%
[Northeast]()8,108-1.5%57,292-5.5%
[Northwest]()1,303-0.8%6,589-7.5%
[South Central]()5,470-0.4%22,952-4.8%
[Southeast]()7,551-3.5%32,494-5.4%
Regional Total47,694-2.5%
Other*2,575-3.8%
Total50,269-2.5%327,793-4.6%
  * Other includes those applicants whose permanent residence is not available or is outside the United States. ***Currently there are 6 schools with an application volume increase of 40% or more, while 2 schools show a volume decrease of 30% or more. Fifty-two schools show an increase in applications, while 140 show a decline and 10 show no change. A more detailed breakdown of school increases/decreases is shown below:*** Increase of 100% or more: - Increase of 50% to 99%: 4 Increase of 40% to 49%: 2 Increase of 30% to 39%: - Increase of 20% to 29%: 2 Increase of 10% to 19%: 16 Increase of 1% to 9%: 28 No change: 10 Decrease of 1% to 9%: 74 Decrease of 10% to 19%: 49 Decrease of 20% to 29%: 15 Decrease of 30% or greater: 2 Applications to private institutions are down 5.0%, and applications to public law schools are down 3.7%. The following is a breakdown of 2015 ABA applicants by racial/ethnic groups and the percent change from last year.
Race/EthnicityApplicants
#Pct Chg
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian3-50.0%
American Indian or Alaska Native1,130-0.5%
Asian5,255-7.0%
Black or African American7,446-0.4%
Canadian Aboriginal38-2.6%
Caucasian/White31,653-3.4%
Hispanic/Latino6,0513.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander230-5.0%
Puerto Rican1,4871.4%
Not Indicated1,448-6.2%
Missing3-72.7%
The following is a breakdown of 2015 ABA law school applicants by gender groups: Female applicants: 25,579, down 1% Male applicants: 24,628, down 4.2% Not indicated: 62, up 100% The chart below shows the high LSAT score of 2015 ABA applicants with the percent change from last year:
Highest LSATNumber of ApplicantsPct Chg YTD
< 1404,060-0.9%
140–1445,2590.5%
145–1497,693-2.2%
150–1549,735-3.9%
155–1599,262-4.1%
160–1646,723-5.6%
165–1694,124-12.3%
170–1741,965-10.4%
175–180484-19.7%