UCSC Law School Statistics

A three-year comparison of UCSC applicants admitted to American Bar Association accredited law schools and national applicants. Information was provided by the Law School Admission Council.

Application Cycle APPLICANTS   ADMISSION RATES  
  National UCSC National UCSC
2014-2015 54,500 154 78% 73%
2013-2014 55,700 156 78% 84%
2012-2013 59,400 183 76% 81%

UCSC Law School Admission Statistics for California Law Schools - 2014-2015 Application Cycle

Law School of Applicants # Admitted Mean** LSAT Mean** GPA
California Western 21 15 150.1 2.94
Chapman University 20 9 153.7 3.09
Golden Gate University 31 23 149.2 3.01
Loyola Law School, L.A. 35 16 153.6 3.21
Pepperdine University 20 9 154.5 3.22
Santa Clara University 59 36 153.5 3.15
Southwestern University 26 17 151.0 3.06
Stanford University 21 *  161.8 3.53 
Thomas Jefferson 11 10 144.5 2.80
UC Berkeley 37 9 165.3 3.76
UC Davis 47 9 154.7 3.19
UC Hastings, S. F. 76 33 154.2 3.23
UCLA 29 5 157.1 3.38
University of La Verne 8 5 143.9 2.72
Univ. of the Pacific, McGeorge 25 18 151.5 3.16
University of San Diego 27 6 152.4 3.01
University of San Francisco 49 33 152.1 3.05
University of Southern Calif. 29 7 157.9 3.39
Western State University 5 5 148.8 2.92
Whittier College 16 12 147.1 2.89

UCSC 2014-2015 (Most recent report from LSAC.org) Application Cycle Law School Admission to Top 20 ( 2016 rankings) Law Schools Outside California
(Based on US News and World Report rankings) Note: Some schools are tied in the ranking.

Law School of Applicants # Admitted Mean** LSAT Mean** GPA
#1 Yale University 10 0 160.0 3.65
#2 Harvard University 17 0 160.3 3.53
#2 Standford University 21 0 161.8 3.53
#4 Columbia  15 1 158.7 3.45
#4 University of Chicago 13 1 159.8 3.54
#6 New York University 5 3 152.8 3.28
#7 University of Pennsylvania  9 1 167.2 3.74
#8 UC Berkeley  37 9  157.9  3.38
#8 University of Michigan 11 0 158.2 3.47
#8 University of Virginia 3 0 * *
#11 Duke University 13 2 160.8 3.53
#12 Northwestern University 7 0 158.7 3.35
#13 Cornell University 13 2  157.9  3.37
#14 Georgetown University 22 1 158.3 3.45
#15 Univ. of Texas in Austin 5 0 158.6 3.44
#16 Vanderbilt University  2 1 * *
#17 UCLA 29 5 157.1 3.38
#18 Washington Univ. in St. Louis 2 2 * *
#19 Univ. of Southern California 29 7 157.9 3.39
#20 Boston University 12 4  158.1  3.40
#20 University of Iowa 2 0 * *

Note: 4 California schools made it to the Top 20 list

- less than 5 student's stats available 

** - The average of the LSAT/GPA of student's admitted scores