ABA releases stats of classes entering in fall 2016

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New information released from the American Bar Association underscores the differences between Indiana’s law schools.

The ABA has recently posted online admission and other data from each accredited law school in the country. Information about the size of the class, LSAT scores, tuition, demographics and bar passage are included and required to be made public under the rules of the association.  

Below are a few key statistics about the classes that entered Indiana’s law schools in the fall of 2016.

Indiana Tech Law School
Students enrolled: 41 (39 full time, 2 part time)
Average GPA: 3.15
Average LSAT: 149
Gender: 50 percent male; 50 percent female
Ethnicity: 73.7 percent white; 22.4 percent minority
2015 Indiana bar passage rate: N/A

Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Students enrolled: 178 students
Average GPA: 3.71
Average LSAT: 161
Gender: 55.4 percent male; 44.4 percent female
Ethnicity: 68.8 percent white; 21.5 percent minority
2015 Indiana bar passage: 88.16 percent

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Students enrolled: 253 (184 full time; 69 part time)
Average GPA: 3.41
Average LSAT: 153
Gender: 51.1 percent male; 48.9 percent female
Ethnicity: 79.6 percent white; 18.5 percent minority
2015 Indiana bar passage: 79.49 percent

Notre Dame Law School
Students enrolled: 187
Average GPA: 3.71
Average LSAT: 164
Gender: 55.6 percent male; 44.4 percent female
Ethnicity: 68.8 percent white; 26.2 percent minority
2015 Indiana bar passage rate: 83.33

Valparaiso University Law School
Students enrolled: 103 (101 full time, 2  part time)
Average GPA: 3.02
Average LSAT: 147
Gender: 48.3 percent male; 51.7 percent female
Ethnicity: 66.5 percent white: 30.3 percent minority
2015 Indiana bar passage: 65.45 percent

The Standard 509 information reports are available here.


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