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Acceptance Rates by School & Program

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Acceptance Rates

  2014 2015 2016
National Pool
Applicants 55,697 54,467 56,500
Admitted 43,455 42,271 42,800
Percentage 78.0% 77.6% 75.8%
 
All BC Applicants 
Applicants 240 218 179
Admitted 215 201 164
Percentage 89.6% 92.2% *91.6%
* As of 2016, data shared is for BC applicants who applied to 2+ law schools
BC Seniors (who applied to 2+ law schools)
Applicants 67 57 44
Admitted 64
56 40
Percentage 95.5% 98.2% *90.9%
* As of 2016, data shared is for BC seniors who applied to 2+ law schools
BC Alumni
Applicants 173 161 135
Admitted 151 145 124
Percentage 87.3% 90.1% *91.8%
* As of 2016, data shared is for BC alumni who applied to 2+ law schools

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

 

Acceptance by Program

Top Thirty by Total Admits

LAW SCHOOL 2014 2015 2016 Total 
BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL 85 85 50 220
SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL 46 37 32 115
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 31 33 29 93
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 37 32 26 95
BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 40 34 25 99
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER 28 25 19 72
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW 21 27 18 66
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 19 8 15 42
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 14 10 13 37
VILLANOVA UNIV CHARLES WIDGER SCHOOL OF LAW 15 19 12 46
BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL 23 14 11 48
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES 14 8 11 33
CORNELL LAW SCHOOL 19 12 10 41
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL 31 31 10 72
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY 11 4 9 24
U OF MD FRANCIS KING CAREY SCHOOL OF LAW 8 7 8 23
NEW ENGLAND LAW- BOSTON 23 10 8 41
VANDERBILT LAW SCHOOL 11 10 8 29
WILLIAM AND MARY LAW SCHOOL 18 8 8 34
BENJAMIN N CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW 16 7 7 30
DUKE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 9 10 7 26
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY 3 3 7 13
ST JOHNS UNIV SCHOOL OF LAW 12 8 7 27
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY 6 10 7 23
THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA 15   6 21
HARVARD LAW SCHOOL 7 7 6 20
UNIV OF SOUTHERN CALIF LAW SCHOOL 11 4 6 21
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 9 16 6 31
WASHINGTON UNIV SCHOOL OF LAW 13 5 6 24