Final 2013/'14 Data. Coming soon, the first 2014/'15 Data

This is with 100% reporting, ABA Fall 2014 Applicant and Application Counts

The following is a breakdown of ABA 2014 applicants and applications by region and the percent change from last year:

RegionApplicantsApplications
#Pct Chg#Pct Chg
[Far West ]()7,177-7.0%54,433-5.5%
[Great Lakes ]()6,792-10.5%50,102-13.3%
[Midsouth ]()6,493-8.0%65,648-9.7%
[Midwest ]()1,831-8.5%11,1231.6%
[Mountain West ]()2,736-10.0%10,832-8.0%
[New England ]()2,504-8.2%28,722-8.1%
[Northeast ]()8,687-3.2%62,076-4.1%
[Northwest ]()1,361-5.0%8,421-8.6%
[South Central ]()5,731-5.8%24,722-10.0%
[Southeast ]()8,394-7.4%36,327-10.1%
Regional Total51,706-7.2%
Other*2,8213.2%
Total54,527-6.7%352,406-8.2%
Currently there are three schools with an application volume increase of 40% or more, 9 schools show a volume decrease of 30% or more. Thirty-seven schools show an increase in applications, while 162 show a decline and 2 show no change. A more detailed breakdown of school increases/decreases 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%: 3 Increase of 10% to 19%: 14 Increase of 1% to 9%: 17 No change: 2 Decrease of 1% to 9%: 49 Decrease of 10% to 19%: 69 Decrease of 20% to 29%: 35 Decrease of 30% or greater: 9 Applications to private institutions are down 7.8%, while applications to public law schools are down 8.9%. 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 Australian80.0%
American Indian or Alaska Native1,226-3.4%
Asian5,986-0.4%
Black or African American8,118-3.6%
Canadian Aboriginal39-15.2%
Caucasian/White34,360-8.6%
Hispanic/Latino6,239-2.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander263-6.4%
Puerto Rican1,545-15.1%
Not Indicated1,63239.0%
Missing13-69.8%
The following is a breakdown of 2014 ABA law school applicants by gender groups: Female applicants: 27,245, down 6.0% Male applicants: 27,244, down 7.4% Not indicated: 38, up 46.2% 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
< 1404,724-0.1%
140–1445,893-1.1%
145–1498,428-9.9%
150–15410,587-7.3%
155–1599,919-9.6%
160–1647,278-8.3%
165–1694,784-4.1%
170–1742,1967.5%
175–1805927.6%