Admission Statistics

Admission statistics are made available by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and the American Bar Association (ABA) in the spring for matriculants in the preceding fall semester. Brown-specific information is based only on information that applicants have shared with LSAC. The longitudinal data below is updated as it becomes available every spring. Brown students and alumni can search for Brown alumni in law through BrownConnect and Linkedin (links under Resources). 

Admissions Statistics

APPLICATION FACTORS Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Academic Year 2016 Academic Year 2017 Academic Year 2018
Number of Applicants from Brown (students and alumni) 201 164 138 136 125 126 104 157
Number of All National Applicants 78,474 67,865 59,384 55,697 54,467 56,479 56,410 60,678
Number Admitted from Brown (students and alumni) 183 144 123 126 117 110 95 137
Admission Rate for Applicants from Brown (students and alumni) 91% 88% 89% 91% 94% 87.3% 91% 87.3%
Admission Rate of All National Applicants 71% 74.6% 76.9% 78% 77.6% 75.9% 75% 72.6%
Average Number of Applications per Brown Applicant 9.6 9.4 9 9 8 9 9 9
Average Number of Acceptances Per Brown Applicant 3.9 4.3 4.3 4.1 4.3 4.1 3.8 4.1
Average LSAT - All Brown Applicants (students and alumni) 166 165 166 166 166 165 166 167
Average LSAT- All National Applicants 153.9 153.6 153.1 153.2 152.9 152.9 152.8 153.6
Average GPA - All Brown Applicants (students and alumni) 3.66 3.62 3.63 3.68 3.68 3.69 3.67 3.73
Applicants from Brown applying to law school after graduation 78% 85%

Applicants nationally applying to law school after graduation 69% 67% 67% 68% 68% 69% 69% 71%

CLICK HERE FOR Brown and National Admission Statistics Fall 2009- Fall 2012

 

Number of Law Schools Attended 2011- 2018

One or more Brown graduates matriculated to the following number of schools. Since 2016 LSAC reports academic year admission and matriculation rather than fall semester admission and matriculation. 

Fall/ Academic Year

Number of ABA- Approved Law Schools Matriculated to
Fall 2011 51
Fall 2012 48
Fall 2013 35
Fall 2014 40
Fall 2015 30
Academic Year 2016 36
Academic Year 2017 28
Academic Year 2018 31


Law School Where More Than 10 Brown Graduates Matriculated 2011- 2018

LAW SCHOOL NAME

Number of Brown Matriculants

Harvard Law School  148
New York University School of Law 96
Columbia University School of Law 65
Georgetown University Law Center 47
Yale Law School 47
University of California Berkeley 38
Stanford University Law School 31
University of Pennsylvania Law School  27
The University of Michigan Law School 24
Boston University School of Law 22
University of California at Los Angeles 19
The University of Chicago Law School 14
The University of Texas School of Law 12
University of Virginia School of Law 12
Fordham University School of Law 10
Northwestern University School of Law 10

 

Law Schools Where Two or More Brown Graduates Matriculated 2011- 2018

(Organized from the largest to the smallest number or matriculants)

 

LAW SCHOOL NAME

Fall

 2011

Fall

 2012

Fall

 2013

Fall

2014

Fall

2015

Academic Year

 2016

Academic Year

2017

ACADEMIC YEAR

2018

TOTAL # Matriculants

2011- 2018

Harvard Law School 

26

21

17

15

20

13

13

23

148

New York University School of Law

9

9

11

14

16

7

15

15

96

Columbia University School of Law

5

7

15

8

7

5

8

10

65

Georgetown University Law Center

9

6

5

5

2

6

6

8

47

Yale Law School

7

4

7

3

9

5

3

9

47

University of California Berkeley

6

11

3

2

2

4

5

5

38

Stanford University Law School

4

3

4

4

3

5

2

6

31

University of Pennsylvania Law School 

6

5

5

1

3

3

2

2

27

The University of Michigan Law School

5

6

3

 

 

2

2

6

24

Boston University School of Law

3

2

4

2

4

3

3

1

22

University of California at Los Angeles

3

4

2

2

3

3

  2

19

The University of Chicago Law School

 

3

 

4

1

3

1

2

14

The University of Texas School of Law

4

2

1

1

2

2

 

12

University of Virginia School of Law

2

1

 

2

 

3

3

1

12

Duke University School of Law

4

 

1

2

1 1

3

12

Fordham University School of Law

5

2

1

 

1

   

1

10

Northwestern University School of Law

3

1

1

3

 

1

 

1

10

George Washington Univeristy Law School

 

3

1

1

1

1 3

10

Boston College Law School

3

1

1

1

 

3

 

9

Cornell Law School

   

1

2

4

1

1

 

9

University of Southern California School of Law

2

2

1

1

 

1

1

1

9

Northeastern University School of Law

2

1

2

1

 

1

 

7

Vanderbilt Law School

2

   

3

      1

6

Washington University School of Law

2

1

   

1

    1

5

Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University 

3 1

 

 

 

4

University of California Hastings College of the Law

   

1

2

1

   

4

Suffolk University Law School

2

         

1

 

3

William and Mary Law School

2

         

1

 

3

City University of New York School of Law

 

2

       

1

 

3

Tulane University Law School

       

1

 

2

2

5

U of MD Francis King Carey School of Law

   

2

       

2

University of Colorado Law School

         

2

 

2

Hofstra University School of Law 

2

           

2

University of North Carolina

 

2

         

2

Seattle University School of Law

 

2

         

2