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This law school had more than 7,700 applications; which schools are in the top 10?

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The 10 law schools with the most applications for their full-time JD programs had an average of 5,544 applications for fall 2015, compared to an average of 1,650 for all 195 law schools ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

The law school that received the most full-time JD applications—Georgetown University—had 7,748 applications, according to U.S. News & World Report. The 10 schools receiving the most applications were all ranked in the top 25 overall in U.S. News’ rankings of best law schools.

But five of the top-10 ranked law schools overall—Yale, Stanford, the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, and the University of Virginia—didn’t make the top 10 for most applications.

The top 10 law schools for full-time JD applications for fall 2015 are:

1) Georgetown University, with 7,748 applications, ranked No. 14 overall

2) George Washington University, with 6,160 applications, ranked No. 25 (in a tie) overall

3) Columbia University with 5,716 applications, ranked No. 4 (in a tie) overall

4) New York University, with 5,714 applications, ranked No. 6 overall

5) University of California at Los Angeles, with 5,254 applications, ranked No. 17 overall

6) Harvard University, with 5,206 applications, ranked No. 2 (in a tie) overall

7) University of California at Berkeley, with 5,136 applications, ranked No. 8 (in a tie) overall

8) University of Pennsylvania, with 5,069 applications, ranked No. 7 overall

9) Duke University, with 4,819 applications, ranked No. 11 overall

10) Washington University in St. Louis with 4,613 applications, ranked No. 18 overall

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