ABA Application 2013/'14 data versus previous year

The following is a breakdown of ABA 2014 applicants and applications by region (based on data received through 7/04/14) and the percent change from last year:

RegionApplicantsApplications
#Pct Chg#Pct Chg
[Far West ]()7,011-7.8%53,942-5.7%
[Great Lakes ]()6,539-11.7%49,329-13.8%
[Midsouth ]()6,320-9.0%65,039-10.0%
[Midwest ]()1,786-9.2%10,9040.7%
[Mountain West ]()2,686-10.5%10,656-8.4%
[New England ]()2,437-9.8%28,513-8.5%
[Northeast ]()8,490-3.6%61,473-4.3%
[Northwest ]()1,340-5.9%8,368-8.9%
[South Central ]()5,578-6.6%24,410-10.3%
[Southeast ]()8,154-7.7%35,333-10.7%
Regional Total50,341-7.9%
Other*2,7632.9%
Total53,104-7.4%347,967-8.6%
*  permanent residence is not available or is outside the United States. Last year at this time, we had 97% of the preliminary final applicant count. A more detailed breakdown of school increases/decreases in applications is shown below: Increase of 100% or more: - Increase of 50% to 99%: 3 Increase of 40% to 49%: - Increase of 30% to 39%: - Increase of 20% to 29%: 2 Increase of 10% to 19%: 15 Increase of 1% to 9%: 15 No change: 1 Decrease of 1% to 9%: 45 Decrease of 10% to 19%: 73 Decrease of 20% to 29%: 35 Decrease of 30% or greater: 12 Applications to private institutions are down 8.2%, while applications to public law schools are down 9.2%. The following is a breakdown of 2014 ABA applicants by racial/ethnic groups and the percent change from last year.
Race/EthnicityApplicants
#Pct Chg
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian5-37.5%
American Indian or Alaska Native1,189-3.7%
Asian5,834-1.7%
Black or African American7,756-5.0%
Canadian Aboriginal38-15.6%
Caucasian/White33,506-9.4%
Hispanic/Latino6,059-3.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander253-8.0%
Puerto Rican1,502-16.2%
Not Indicated1,69648.3%
Missing13-71.1%
The following is a breakdown of 2014 ABA law school applicants by gender groups: Female applicants: 26,575, down 6.6% Male applicants: 26,494, down 8.2% Not indicated: 35, up 45.8% The chart below shows the high LSAT score of 2014 ABA applicants with the percent change from last year:
Highest LSATNumber of ApplicantsPct Chg YTD
< 1404,472-2.0%
140–1445,600-2.7%
145–1498,122-10.9%
150–15410,320-8.0%
155–1599,767-9.8%
160–1647,183-8.8%
165–1694,747-4.3%
170–1742,1897.4%
175–1805917.7%