2014-2015 Application and Applicant Data

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The following is a breakdown of ABA 2015 applicants and applications based on data received through 2/06/15 and the percent change from last year.

RegionApplicantsApplications
#Pct Chg#Pct Chg
[Far West]()4,804-5.1%37,277-8.2%
[Great Lakes]()3,815-5.8%30,289-9.7%
[Midsouth]()3,616-5.8%39,786-9.0%
[Midwest]()1,005-4.7%6,207-5.4%
[Mountain West]()1,689-0.6%6,396-1.7%
[New England]()1,351-9.1%18,221-7.4%
[Northeast]()4,905-4.2%37,115-8.4%
[Northwest]()852-6.1%3,964-13.3%
[South Central]()2,939-4.0%12,326-8.8%
[Southeast]()3,826-6.1%16,687-8.1%
Regional Total28,802-5.1%
Other*1,652-3.8%
Total30,454-5.0%208,268-8.4%
* Other represents applicants whose permanent residence is not available or  outside the United States. Increase/Decrease in application volume by schools Increase of 100% or more: - Increase of 50% to 99%: 3 Increase of 40% to 49%: 1 Increase of 30% to 39%: 2 Increase of 20% to 29%: 6 Increase of 10% to 19%: 5 Increase of 1% to 9%: 18 No change: 5 Decrease of 1% to 9%: 62 Decrease of 10% to 19%: 59 Decrease of 20% to 29%: 29 Decrease of 30% or greater: 12 Applications to private institutions are down 8.2%, and applications to public law schools are likewise down 8.2%. 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 Australian1N/A
American Indian or Alaska Native631-1.6%
Asian3,622-8.9%
Black or African American3,601-5.3%
Canadian Aboriginal21-12.5%
Caucasian/White19,811-7.0%
Hispanic/Latino3,3592.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander143-10.6%
Puerto Rican543-9.0%
Not Indicated1,35731.1%
Missing1-85.7%
The following is a breakdown of 2015 ABA law school applicants by gender groups: Female applicants: 15,589, down 3.3% Male applicants: 14,823, down 6.9% Not indicated: 42, up 121.1%  High LSAT score of 2015 ABA applicants with the percent change from last year:
Highest LSATNumber of ApplicantsPct Chg YTD
< 1401,522-5.1%
140–1442,144-5.7%
145–1493,644-5.9%
150–1545,601-2.9%
155–1596,053-7.1%
160–1645,195-6.4%
165–1693,532-15.1%
170–1741,794-11.1%
175–180452-20.4%