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
2015-2016 56,500 138 76% 72%
2014-2015 54,500 154 78% 73%
2013-2014 55,700 156 78% 84%

UCSC Law School Admission Statistics for California Law Schools - 2015-2016 Application Cycle

Law School of Applicants # Admitted Mean** LSAT Mean** GPA
California Western 13 9 152.6 3.10
Chapman University 12 8 156.5 3.25
Golden Gate University 26 16 152.1 2.94
Loyola Law School, L.A. 38 13 160.7 3.38
Pepperdine University 24 7 163.9 3.41
Santa Clara University 55 37 156.0 3.2
Southwestern University 17 8 153.8 3.25
Stanford University 17 1  *  *
Thomas Jefferson 8 6 147.7 2.81
UC Berkeley 29 5 166.4 3.84
UC Davis 41 10 160.4 3.69
UC Hastings, S. F. 76 29 160.0 3.40
UC Irvine School of Law  25 7 160.9 3.67
UCLA 24 6 167.0 3.71
University of La Verne 9 3 * *
University of the Pacific, McGeorge 23 14 154.6 3.19
University of San Diego 38 17 160.0 3.45
University of San Francisco 34 23 154.3 3.08
USC Gould School of Law  25 6 166.3 3.69
Western State University 4 3 * *
Whittier College 9 7 148.3 2.82

UCSC 2015-2016 (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 2 * * *
#2 Stanford University 17 1 * *
#3 Harvard University 11 1 * *
#4 University of Chicago 10 2 * *
#5 Columbia  8 0 * *
#6 New York University 9 2 * *
#7 University of Pennsylvania  8 2 * *
#8 University of Michigan 12 1 * *
#8 University of Virginia 7 1 * *
#10 Duke University 6 3 * *
#10 Northwestern University 7 0 * *
#12 UC Berkeley  29 5 166.4  3.84
#13 Cornell University 9 1  *  *
#14 Univ. of Texas in Austin 1 1 * *
#15 Georgetown University 11 1 * *
#15 UCLA 24 6 167.0 3.71
#17 Vanderbilt University  7 2 * *
#18 Washington Univ. in St. Louis 6 1 * *
#19 USC Gould School of Law  25 6 166.3 3.69
#20 University of Iowa 2 1 * *
#20 University of Notre Dame 4 1 * *

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