Law Schools

Which law schools received the most applications?

  • Print.

Though law school applications are down 37 percent since 2010, some schools aren’t feeling the pain.

U.S. News has compiled a list of the 10 law schools that received the most full-time applications for fall 2013, based on data from ranked schools that submitted data. All of the schools on the list are in the top 25 law schools in the overall rankings by U.S. News.

Harvard, ranked second overall by U.S. News, was among the 10 law schools receiving the most applications, but top-ranked Yale was not.

The average number of full-time applications per school was 1,891, but these schools with the most full-time applications far surpassed the average:

1) Georgetown University, 7,257 applications

2) University of Virginia, 6,048 applications

3) George Washington University (DC), 6,005 applications

4) University of California at Berkeley, 5,885 applications

5) College of William and Mary (Marshall-Wythe), 5,849 applications

6) Columbia University, 5,797 applications

7) New York University, 5,730 applications

8) University of California at Los Angeles, 5,562 applications

9) Harvard University, 5,485 applications

10) University of Pennsylvania, 5,283 applications

At the other end of the spectrum, the University of South Dakota had only 263 full-time applications and was the school with the lowest number.

Give us feedback, share a story tip or update, or report an error.