Law Schools with the Highest Bar Exam Pass Rate

75.49% Average Bar Exam Pass Rate

A bar examination is an examination administered by the bar association of a jurisdiction that a lawyer must pass in order to be admitted to the bar of that jurisdiction. Generally, earning a degree from a law school is a prerequisite for taking the bar exam.
In 2023, the average pass rate of bar exam is 75.49%. A total of 33,721 law school graduates have taken and 26,217 passed the bar exam.
Marquette University Law School has the highest bar exam pass rate of 100.00% - 1 graduates passed the exam out of 1. Harvard Law School and Yale Law School follow it with 98.46% and 95.77% respectively.

Top 25 Law Schools with the Highest Bar Exam Pass Rate

The following table lists the top 25 Law Schools with the Highest Bar Exam Pass Rate.
The average acceptance rate of the schools is 40.93% and the yield is 31.46%. The average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 158 and the average GPA is 3.58 at Law Schools with the Highest Bar Exam Pass Rate.
The average 2024 tuition & fees is $30,198 state residents and $43,313 for out-of-state students. In private law schools, the tuition & fees is $55,993. The average financial aid amount is $21,012 which is 41.67% of tuition & fees.
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RankSchoolBar Exam Pass RateExam TakerExam PasserAcceptance RateTuition & Fees (2024)LSAT ScoreEnrollment
1 Marquette University Law SchoolPrivateMilwaukee, WI100.00%1141.04%$49,710155582
2 Harvard Law SchoolPrivateCambridge, MA98.46%58657710.06%$75,0081742,029
3 Yale Law SchoolPrivateNew Haven, CT95.77%2132045.72%$73,865175736
4 University of Michigan Law SchoolPublicAnn Arbor, MI95.48%31029613.51%$72,5841711,019
5 University of Virginia School of LawPublicCharlottesville, VA95.36%32330812.88%$74,200171950
6 New York University School of LawPrivateNew York, NY94.90%47144715.65%$80,0141722,136
7 Stanford Law SchoolPrivateStanford, CA94.41%1791696.88%$73,713173690
8 University of Chicago Law SchoolPrivateChicago, IL94.26%20919714.24%$77,877173703
9 S.J. Quinney College of LawPublicSalt Lake City, UT94.17%1039731.95%$43,598163306
10 Marshall-Wythe School of LawPublicWilliamsburg, VA93.90%21320046.01%$66,043165662
11 University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolPrivatePhiladelphia, PA93.77%2572419.74%$76,9341721,088
12 University of North Carolina School of LawPublicChapel Hill, NC93.75%17616514.61%$48,204166592
13 Columbia Law SchoolPrivateNew York, NY93.72%39737211.93%$81,2921731,783
14 Duke University School of LawPrivateDurham, NC93.52%21620210.74%$75,618170898
15 University of Minnesota Law SchoolPublicMinneapolis, MN93.48%23021537.17%$58,396168718
16 Berkeley School of LawPublicBerkeley, CA93.35%34632312.47%$74,9951701,349
17 J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolPrivateProvo, UT93.16%11710931.41%$30,152168393
18 Northwestern Pritzker School of LawPrivateChicago, IL92.89%25323515.05%$74,5521711,354
19 Notre Dame Law SchoolPrivateNotre Dame, IL92.72%20619124.58%$68,554168554
20 Regent University School of LawPrivateVirginia Beach, VA92.59%817541.32%$41,496157844
21 Los Angeles School of LawPublicLos Angeles, CA92.47%33230715.50%$68,7001711,335
22 Washington University School of LawPrivateSt. Louis, MO92.34%22220518.02%$67,7441721,473
23 Vanderbilt University Law SchoolPrivateNashville, TN92.05%17616214.53%$72,184170586
24 Baylor Law SchoolPrivateWaco, TX91.97%13712623.87%$61,877163475
25 Boston College Law SchoolPrivateNewton, MA91.77%24322310.16%$66,895166801