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Acceptance Rates by School & Program

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Acceptance Rates

  2013 2014 2015
National Pool
Applicants 59,384 55,697 54,467
Admitted 45,700 43,455 42,271
Percentage 77.0% 78.0% 77.6%
 
All BC Applicants
Applicants 246 240 218
Admitted 225 215 201
Percentage 91.5% 89.6% 92.2%
 
BC Seniors
Applicants 81 67 57
Admitted 78 64
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Percentage 96.3% 95.5% 98.2%
 
BC Alumni
Applicants 165 173 161
Admitted 147 151 145
Percentage 89.1% 87.3% 90.1%

 

This chart illustrates the percentage of BC and national applicants that were admitted into at least one law school.

Acceptance by Program

Top Fifty by Total Admits

Law School 2013 2014 2015 Total
Boston College 82 85 85 252
Suffolk University 49 46 37 132
Northeastern University 52 37 32 121
Boston University 41 40 34 115
Fordham University 45 31 33 109
George Washington University 23 31 31 85
American University 30 21 27 78
Georgetown University 24 28 25 77
Brooklyn Law School 30 23 14 67
Villanova University 16 15 19 50
New England School of Law 12 23 10 45
William & Mary Law School 19 18 8 45
University of Connecticut 20 11 13 44
Cornell University 13 19 12 44
Wake Forest University 19 9 16 44
St. John's Law School 21 12 8 41
New York University 11 19 8 38
University of Southern Calif. 9 18 11 38
Loyola University-Chicago 18 11 8 37
University of Miami 13 11 13 37
University of Notre Dame 8 14 14 36
Columbia University 11 14 10 35
University of Michigan 10 14 11 35
University of Virginia 13 16 6 35
Northwestern 9 17 6 32
University of California - Los Angeles 9 14 8 31
Benjamin Cardoza 7 16 7 30
Vanderbilt University 8 11 10 29
University of Maryland 14 8 7 29
Seton Hall University 14 8 6 28
Emory University 10 9 9 28
New York Law School 10 7 10 27
University of California - Hastings 8 9 10 27
Duke University 6 9 10 25
Loyola University-Los Angeles 8 9 8 25
Temple University 7 6 10 23
Rutgers-State Univ-Newark 9 6 8 23
Santa Clara University 5 9 9 23
Syracuse University 8 11 4 23
Washington Univ of St. Louis 5 13 5 23
University of Denver 6 2 15 23
University of California–Davis 9 8 5 22
University of Pennsylvania 9 6 6 21
Harvard University Law School 7 7 7 21
University of California–Berkeley 6 11 4 21
Hofstra University 10 8 2 20
University of San Diego 4 5 11 20
University of San Francisco 7 6 7 20
Catholic University of America 14 5   19
Roger Williams 8 9 2 19
Washington and Lee Univ 8 6 5 19

 

All Law School Acceptances (Alphabetical) 

 

Law School 2013 2014 2015 Total
Albany Law School 4 5   9
American University 30 21 27 78
Arizona State University 5 4 3 12
Arizona Summit Law School 1 0   1
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School 1 0 2 3
Ave Maria School of Law 0 1 1 2
Barry University School of Law 1 1   2
Baylor University 3 2   5
Benjamin Cardoza 7 16 7 30
Boston College 82 85 85 252
Boston University 41 40 34 115
Brooklyn Law School 30 23 14 67
California Western Sch. of Law 2 0 2 4
Capital University Law School 1 2   3
Case Western Reserve University 4 1 3 8
Catholic University of America 14 5   19
Chapman University School of Law 5 1 1 7
Charleston School of Law 1 1 2 4
Charlotte School of Law 2 2 2 6
Chicago-Kent College of Law 4 2 2 8
Columbia University 11 14 10 35
Cornell University 13 19 12 44
Creighton University 2 3 5 10
CUNY Law Sch at Queens College 1 4   5
DePaul University 8 3 7 18
Drake University 1 0   1
Drexel University 1 3 3 7
Duke University 6 9 10 25
Duquesne University 2 0 2 4
Elon University 0 0 1 1
Emory University 10 9 9 28
Florida Coastal School of Law 5 1 1 7
Florida International 0 1 4 5
Florida State University 2 2 7 11
Fordham University 45 31 33 109
George Mason University 9 2 3 14
George Washington University 23 31 31 85
Georgetown University 24 28 25 77
Georgia State College 1 0 2 3
Golden Gate University 2 1 1 4
Gonzaga University 2 1   3
Harvard University Law School 7 7 7 21
Hofstra University 10 8 2 20
Howard University 2 0 2 4
Indiana Univ - Bloomington 4 8 2 14
Indiana Univ - Indianapolis 1 0   1
John Marshall Law Sch-Chicago 6 0 2 8
Lewis & Clark Univ Sch of Law 2 1 5 8
Liberty University 1 0   1
Louisiana State U Sch of Law 2 3 2 7
Loyola University-Chicago 18 11 8 37
Loyola University-Los Angeles 8 9 8 25
Loyola University-New Orleans 1 1 1 3
Marquette University 3 4 7 14
McGeorge School of Law 0 0 2 2
Mercer University 0 0 2 2
Michigan State Uni College of Law 2 3 4 9
Mississippi College 0 0 1 1
New England School of Law 12 23 10 45
New York Law School 10 7 10 27
New York University 11 19 8 38
Northeastern University 52 37 32 121
Northern Kentucky-Chase Sch of Law 1 0   1
Northwestern 9 17 6 32
Nova University 0 2 2 4
Ohio Northern 0 0 1 1
Ohio State University 5 3 3 11
Pace University 5 6 2 13
Pennsylvannia St Univ Dickinson 4 3 3 10
Pepperdine School of Law 5 5 4 14
Quinnipiac School of Law 3 2 5 10
Roger Williams 8 9 2 19
Rutgers-State Univ-Camden 2 4 2 8
Rutgers-State Univ-Newark 9 6 8 23
Saint Louis University 2 4 3 9
Santa Clara University 5 9 9 23
Seattle University 1 2 4 7
Seton Hall University 14 8 6 28
SMU Demdan Sch of Law 4 6   10
Southwestern University 2 0 1 3
St. John's Law School 21 12 8 41
St. Mary's University 2 1   3
St. Thomas Univ School of Law 1 2   3
Stanford University 5 2 4 11
Stetson University 0 5 4 9
Suffolk University 49 46 37 132
Syracuse University 8 11 4 23
Temple University 7 6 10 23
Texas A&M Uni Sch of Law 0 1   1
Thomas Jefferson School of Law 2 0 1 3
Thomas M. Cooley Law Sch 3 0   3
Touro College Sch of Law 1 2 1 4
Tulane University 8 8 2 18
Uni of Massachusetts - Dartmouth 2 7 3 12
University at Buffalo (SUNY) Law 7 1 3 11
University of Akron 1 2 1 4
University of Alabama 1 1 1 3
University of Arizona 2 2 2 6
University of Arkansas-Little Rock 1 0   1
University of Baltimore 3 2 2 7
University of California - Davis 9 8 5 22
University of California - Hastings 8 9 10 27
University of California - Los Angeles 9 14 8 31
University of California-Berkeley 6 11 4 21
University of California-Irvine 0 4   4
University of Chicago 4 6 4 14
University of Cincinnati 2 0   2
University of Colorado 4 2 9 15
University of Connecticut 20 11 13 44
University of Dayton 1 0 1 2
University of Denver 6 2 15 23
University of District of Columbia 1 0   1
University of Florida 3 3 5 11
University of Georgia 1 1 1 3
University of Hawaii 1 2 2 5
University of Houston 2 3 2 7
University of Illinois 7 2 4 13
University of Iowa 3 1 1 5
University of Kansas 2 0 1 3
University of Kentucky 2 0 1 3
University of Maine 4 2 3 9
University of Maryland 14 8 7 29
University of Memphis 0 0 1 1
University of Miami 13 11 13 37
University of Michigan 10 14 11 35
University of Minnesota 2 5 7 14
University of Missouri-Columbia 0 0 1 1
University of Montana 0 0 1 1
University of Nebraska 1 0 1 2
University of Nevada Las Vegas 0 0 1 1
University of New Hampshire 2 0 4 6
University of North Carolina 7 1 2 10
University of Notre Dame 8 14 14 36
University of Oklahoma 2 0 1 3
University of Oregon 2 0 2 4
University of Pacific 1 0   1
University of Pennsylvania 9 6 6 21
University of Pittsburgh 4 2 3 9
University of Puerto Rico 0 1   1
University of Richmond 8 2 2 12
University of San Diego 4 5 11 20
University of San Francisco 7 6 7 20
University of South Carolina 1 1 1 3
University of Southern Calif. 9 18 11 38
University of St. Thomas-Minneapolis 1 1   2
University of Texas 8 4 1 13
University of Toledo 1 1 1 3
University of Virginia 13 16 6 35
University of Washington 3 5 5 13
University of Wisconsin 2 6 2 10
University of Wyoming 1 0   1
Valparaiso 0 1   1
Vanderbilt University 8 11 10 29
Vermont Law School 1 1 6 8
Villanova University 16 15 19 50
Wake Forest University 19 9 16 44
Washington and Lee Univ 8 6 5 19
Washington Univ of St. Louis 5 13 5 23
Western New England College 2 5 1 8
Widener University Sch of Law 2 1   3
Willamette University 0 0 1 1
William & Mary Law School 19 18 8 45
William Mitchell Coll of Law 1 2   3
Yale University 0 1   1