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Acceptance Rates by School & Program

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Acceptance Rates

  2015 2016 2017
National Pool
Applicants 54,467 56,500 56,400
Admitted 42,271 42,800 42,300
Percentage 77.6% 75.8% 75.0%
 
All BC Applicants 
Applicants 218 179 192
Admitted 201 152 182
Percentage 92.2%

84.9%

94.8%

 
BC Seniors 
Applicants 57 44 53
Admitted 56
38 52
Percentage 95.5%

86.3%

98.1%

 
BC Alumni
Applicants 161 135 101
Admitted 145 114 96
Percentage 90.1% 84.4% 95.0%
 

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

 

Acceptance by Program

Top Forty by Total Admits

  2015 2016 2017 Total
BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL 85 50 82 217
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 33 29 40 102
BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 34 25 40 99
SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL 37 32 28 97
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 32 26 34 92
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL 31 10 33 74
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER 25 19 26 70
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW 27 18 25 70
VILLANOVA UNIV CHARLES WIDGER SCHOOL OF LAW 19 12 19 50
BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL 14 11 17 42
WILLIAM AND MARY LAW SCHOOL 8 8 22 38
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 8 15 14 37
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 10 13 11 34
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 16 6 10 32
VANDERBILT LAW SCHOOL 10 8 12 30
UCONN SCHOOL OF LAW 13 5 11 29
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES 8 11 10 29
EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 9 4 15 28
BENJAMIN N CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW 7 7 14 28
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW 6 10 12 28
NEW ENGLAND LAW- BOSTON 10 8 10 28
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL 11 5 11 27
DUKE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 10 7 10 27
NOTRE DAME LAW SCHOOL 14   12 26
ST JOHNS UNIV SCHOOL OF LAW 8 4 12 24
UNIV OF SOUTHERN CALIF LAW SCHOOL 4 6 12 22
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY 4 9 9 22
SETON HALL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 6 5 10 21
NORTHWESTERN PRITZKER SCHOOL OF LAW 6 5 9 20
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY 3 7 9 19
WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY 5 5 9 19
TULANE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL 2 5 11 18
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY--MAURICE A. DEANE SOL 2 5 9 16
INDIANA UNIV SCHOOL OF LAW-BLOOMINGTON 2 3 9 14
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SCHOOL OF LAW   4 9 13