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Law School Admissions StatisticsA History To Be Proud Of.

Over the last three years, Stratus Prep’s admissions counseling clients have earned more than $10 million in unsolicited merit-based scholarships from schools including Columbia Law, Penn Law, UVA Law and Michigan Law.

The following is a partial list of schools to which our clients have recently been admitted:

  • Yale Law School
  • Harvard Law School
  • Stanford Law School
  • NYU Law School
  • Columbia Law School
  • Berkeley Law School
  • Penn Law School
  • Michigan Law School
  • Duke Law School
  • UVA Law School
  • Cornell Law School
  • Georgetown Law Center
  • UCLA Law School
  • Vanderbilt Law School
  • Emory Law School
  • Boston University Law School
  • Boston College Law School
  • Fordham Law School
  • George Washington Law School
  • Washington and Lee Law School
  • William & Mary Law School
  • Cardozo Law School
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • UCONN Law School
  • St. John’s Law School
  • Rutgers Law School
  • Seton Hall Law School
Recent Results
  • Student with a 159 LSAT admitted to Yale Law School
  • Three students with LSATs in the 160s admitted to Harvard Law including one with a 163
  • Student admitted to Stanford Law School with a LSAT in the 160s

LSAT Averaging Practices at Top Law Schools

SCHOOL 2015 Rank Average Language Cite
Yale 1 ? We do not use a formula or index to weigh various factors (like LSAT scores). We consider all of the information about an applicant, including multiple LSAT scores. We do not average scores, nor do we look at only your high score. http://www.law.yale.edu/admissions/jdadmissionsfaq.htm
Harvard 2 Y The LSAT need be taken only once. If you take the test more than once, all scores and their average will be reported and considered. http://www.law.harvard.edu/prospective/jd/apply/the-application-process/jdfaq.html#retake
Stanford 3 ?
Columbia 4 N Even though the ABA requires that we report the highest LSAT score, the Committee considers the entire LSAT testing history when evaluating applications for admission. http://web.law.columbia.edu/admissions/jd/apply/faq/review#Multiple%20LSATS
University of Chicago 4 N We will review all LSAT scores that you have received. In accordance with the American Bar Association and LSAC policies, we place the most importance on the highest LSAT score and report the highest score (we do not average). Any large differences between LSAT scores should be explained in an addendum (uploaded through the LSAC electronic application). If you submit an addendum, we are looking for your honest assessment of why one score is a better predictor of your ability than another. http://www.law.uchicago.edu/node/1454
NYU 6 Y If I take the LSAT more than once, does the Committee see the higher score? Yes, but they evaluate based on the average score in most cases. The Committee may take special circumstances into account. If a candidate can point out specific reasons why the Committee should consider an LSAT score aberrant, they should detail those reasons in an addendum to the personal statement. http://www.law.nyu.edu/jdadmissions/applicants/jdapplicationfaq#7
Penn 7 Y If I took the LSAT more than once, does the Admissions Committee consider the average or the higher LSAT score? All LSAT scores are noted by the Admissions Committee and are part of the application evaluation. If there are circumstances that you believe affected your performance on a prior test, we encourage you to provide a supplemental essay explaining those circumstances. The Admissions Committee will consider such information and may, at its discretion, evaluate your application based on the higher (or highest) LSAT score. How does the Committee view a canceled LSAT score? A single canceled LSAT score has no impact on the evaluation of an application. https://www.law.upenn.edu/admissions/jd/faqs.php#lsat
University of Virginia 8 N What is your policy on multiple LSAT scores? The ABA requires law schools to report LSAT information using an admitted student’s highest score, so that is the score to which we give the most weight. We evaluate all information submitted as part of the application for admission, however, including all scores earned on the LSAT. Studies by the Law School Admission Council suggest that in most cases the average score is the most accurate predictor of academic performance in the first year of law school, so we encourage applicants with a significant difference in LSAT scores to include with their application any information that may be relevant to the interpretation of test results, such as illness, testing conditions, or other circumstances that may have affected LSAT performance. http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/prospectives/faqs.htm#lsat
University of California, Berkeley 9 N You should retake the test only if you believe that your first score was atypical and that you can improve your score sufficiently to make a net gain. The majority of applicants take the test only once. If you take the test more than once we will use the highest score unless the scores are grouped closely together, in which case we will use the average. http://www.law.berkeley.edu/47.htm#Q6
Duke 10 Y In the case of multiple test scores, data show that the average score is generally the most useful in predicting law school performance. However, we may place greater weight on a high score if you provide compelling information about why that score is a better indication of your potential. If you feel that one or more of your test scores does not accurately reflect your ability or potential, please explain this disparity in a separate attachment. https://law.duke.edu/admis/faq/#scores
University of Michigan 10 N How does the University of Michigan Law School handle multiple LSAT scores? The LSAC report for an applicant who has sat for the LSAT more than once will show every score or cancellation, as well as the average score. The ABA requires law schools to report score information based on an admitted student’s highest score, and therefore, that is the score to which we give the most weight. We do, however, consider the average score as well, because data provided by the Law School Admissions Council suggests that it has the greatest predictive utility. The average score becomes less useful, though, as the disparity between two scores increases; for that reason, if you have a significant disparity between scores (six or more points), it would be very helpful to address any explanation for the difference in an optional essay or addendum. http://www.law.umich.edu/prospectivestudents/admissions/pages/faq.aspx#lsat
Northwestern 12 N Northwestern Law’s policy is to take the highest score earned on the LSAT. http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissions/faq/faqjd.html#lsatretake
Cornell 13 N In general, Cornell Law’s policy is to take the higher score if it is at least 3 points higher than a prior score, but the Admissions Committee invites applicants to submit an addendum to their application explaining the different LSAT scores and why we should take the higher score. http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admissions/FAQ/applying.cfm#CP_JUMP_34090
Georgetown 13 N For reporting purposes, Georgetown Law adheres to the ABA policy of reporting the higher LSAT score. For evaluation purposes, the Georgetown Admissions Committee typically considers the highest LSAT score. Georgetown may consider an average of scores if you have taken the LSAT more than two times. Please address any mitigating circumstances you feel the Admissions Committee should consider in your application materials. http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions-financial-aid/jd-admissions/full-time-part-time-program/faqs/LSAT.cfm
University of Texas, Austin 15 N Candidates with multiple LSAT scores will be evaluated using all reported scores. However, the Law School will no longer solely consider an applicant’s average score in the admissions review process. The ABA recently revised its survey reporting requirements; all law schools are being asked to report an applicant’s highest LSAT score. http://www.utexas.edu/law/admissions/jd/faqs.php