Applicants at these law schools were most likely to accept admission offers
The top-ranked law school by U.S. News & World Report is also the law school that has the highest yield rate—meaning it has the highest percentage of students offered admission who enrolled.
At Yale, 74.3 percent of accepted students enrolled at the school in the fall of 2015, compared to an average yield rate of about 24.3 percent among all 195 law schools ranked by U.S. News, the publication reports.
But three other law schools in the top 10 for the best yield rates were in the bottom one-fourth of the U.S. News rankings overall: Southern University Law Center, Liberty University and North Carolina Central University.
Here are the 10 law schools with the best yield rates:
1) Yale University, 74.3 percent yield rate, ranked No. 1 overall
2) Brigham Young University, 68.8 percent yield rate, tied for No. 38 rank overall
3) Harvard University, 60.4 percent yield rate, tied for No. 2 rank overall
4) Southern University Law Center, 51.5 percent yield rate, ranked in the bottom fourth overall
5) University of Nevada at Las Vegas, 46.4 percent yield rate, tied for No. 78 rank overall
6) Indiana University at Indianapolis, 45.2 percent yield rate, tied for No. 100 rank overall
7) Liberty University, 45.1 percent yield rate, ranked in the bottom fourth overall
8) University of Missouri at Kansas City, 44.6 percent yield rate, tied for No. 123 rank overall
9) University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 43.2 percent yield rate, tied for No. 136 overall
10) North Carolina Central University, 42.1 percent yield rate, ranked in the bottom fourth overall.
The law schools with the lowest yield rates are Vanderbilt University (11 percent) and Charleston School of Law (10 percent).