Near complete 2014/'15 Cycle Data

ABA Fall 2015 Applicant and Application Counts

At this time last year (4/17) 88% of the data was in.

RegionApplicantsApplications
#Pct Chg#Pct Chg
[Far West]()6,370-2.6%49,304-4.9%
[Great Lakes]()5,712-4.3%45,553-5.7%
[Midsouth]()5,767-1.0%60,545-3.7%
[Midwest]()1,643-2.0%9,739-5.3%
[Mountain West]()2,514-1.6%10,9258.0%
[New England]()2,143-4.6%26,571-5.7%
[Northeast]()7,691-0.9%55,492-5.4%
[Northwest]()1,280-0.2%6,448-6.8%
[South Central]()5,184-0.6%22,142-4.9%
[Southeast]()6,500-4.8%29,058-5.7%
Regional Total44,804-2.4%
Other*2,368-5.9%
Total47,172-2.6%315,777-4.7%
  Currently there are 5 schools with an application volume increase of 40% or more, 5 schools show a decrease of 30% or more. Fifty-four schools show an increase in applications, while 141 show a decline and 7 show no change. A more detailed breakdown of school increases/decreases below: Increase of 100% or more: - Increase of 50% to 99%: 4 Increase of 40% to 49%: 1 Increase of 30% to 39%: 3 Increase of 20% to 29%: - Increase of 10% to 19%: 15 Increase of 1% to 9%: 31 No change: 7 Decrease of 1% to 9%: 70 Decrease of 10% to 19%: 51 Decrease of 20% to 29%: 15 Decrease of 30% or greater: 5 Applications to private institutions are down 5.0%, and applications to public law schools are likewise down 3.8%. The following is a breakdown of 2015 ABA applicants by racial/ethnic groups and the percent change from last year. The chart shows the maximum number of races/ethnicities selected by each applicant. For example, an applicant who selected Asian and Caucasian/White is counted twice, once as Asian and once as Caucasian/White.
Race/EthnicityApplicants
#Pct Chg
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian3-25.0%
American Indian or Alaska Native1,046-1.4%
Asian5,019-7.4%
Black or African American6,652-0.4%
Canadian Aboriginal34-10.5%
Caucasian/White30,154-3.2%
Hispanic/Latino5,6163.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander210-8.7%
Puerto Rican1,262-0.2%
Not Indicated1,340-8.2%
Missing2-81.8%
  The following is a breakdown of 2015 ABA law school applicants by gender groups: Female applicants: 23,973, down 1.1% Male applicants: 23,144, down 4.2% Not indicated: 55, up 103.7% 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
< 1403,4882.6%
140–1444,7382.8%
145–1497,148-0.9%
150–1549,307-2.7%
155–1599,000-3.4%
160–1646,608-5.5%
165–1694,083-12.3%
170–1741,953-10.4%
175–180483-19.6%