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What's a Good LSAT Score?

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What's a Good LSAT Score?

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Have even more LSAT score questions? Here are the Top LSAT Score FAQs - with answers!

What's a good LSAT score? Funny you should ask. Your LSAT score can range anywhere from a 120 (low) to a 180 (killer). Even though the average LSAT score is approximately a 150, you'll have to do much better than that to get into one of the top 15 law schools in the country! Before you complete your LSAT registration, see below for the low and high ranges of LSAT scores for admittance into some top law schools around the country.

Facts you should know about your LSAT score:

  • Only four of the multiple-choice sections count
  • The writing section isn’t scored
  • No points are deducted for blank or wrong answers
  • Most of the top law schools will average your LSAT scores if you make multiple attempts
  • Although your LSAT score isn't the only facet considered when applying to law school, it's definitely a big deal! Many law school admissions counselors consider your LSAT score to be the single most important factor for admittance.

LSAT Score Percentiles for Law Schools Ranked 16 - 25

LSAT Score Percentiles For the Top 15 Schools:

  1. Yale:
    25th percentile of accepted students: 170
    75th percentile of accepted students: 177
  2. Harvard:
    25th percentile: 171
    75th percentile: 176
  3. Stanford:
    25th percentile: 167
    75th percentile: 172
  4. Columbia:
    25th percentile: 170
    75th percentile: 175
  5. New York University:
    25th percentile: 170
    75th percentile: 174
  6. UC Berkeley:
    25th percentile: 164
    75th percentile: 169
  7. University of Chicago:
    25th percentile: 169
    75th percentile: 173
  8. University of Pennsylvania:
    25th percentile: 166
    75th percentile: 171
  9. University of Michigan – Ann Arbor:
    25th percentile: 167
    75th percentile: 170
  10. Duke University:
    25th percentile: 166
    75th percentile: 170
  11. Northwestern University:
    25th percentile: 166
    75th percentile: 171
  12. University of Virginia:
    25th percentile: 165
    75th percentile: 171
  13. Cornell:
    25th percentile: 166
    75th percentile: 170
  14. Georgetown:
    25th percentile: 168
    75th percentile: 172
  15. UCLA:
    25th percentile: 164
    75th percentile: 169

LSAT Frequently Asked Questions:

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