Law Schools with the Lowest Yield

The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is the ratio of the number of enrolled students to the total number of admitted applicants. The yield is different from the acceptance rate which means the percentage of admitted students over applicants. The yield implies how the accepted students selects a school, while the acceptance rate is a result of selection process of law schools. In 2022, the average law school yield is 32.70% over 196 ABA accredited law school in United States. Of the 135,643 accepted applicants, 40,338 students enrolled to law schools.
University of San Francisco School of Law has the lowest yield of 14.77%. University of Colorado Boulder School of Law and Vanderbilt University Law School follow it with 15.13% and 15.19% yield respectively.
The following table lists the top 25 law schools having the lowest yield. You can sort the table by a column by clicking/touching the column title.
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RankSchoolYieldAcceptance RateApplication FeeTuition & FeesLSAT ScoreGPAEnrollment
1 University of San Francisco School of LawPrivateSan Francisco, CA14.77%46.93%$60$52,6601553.33574
2 University of Colorado Boulder School of LawPublicBoulder, CO15.13%27.69%$65$40,6081643.61547
3 Vanderbilt University Law SchoolPrivateNashville, TN15.19%14.25%$70$67,3961693.89552
4 University of Massachusetts School of LawPublicNorth Dartmouth, MA15.78%64.47%$50$39,5501503.36366
5 Penn State LawPublicUniversity Park, PA16.39%35.64%$60$53,5801623.76524
6 Santa Clara University School of LawPrivateSanta Clara, CA17.64%53.34%No Fee$56,4481573.42728
7 Pepperdine University School of LawPrivateMalibu, CA18.17%24.97%No Fee$64,2201643.801,241
8 Baylor Law SchoolPrivateWaco, TX19.38%34.34%No Fee$61,7821623.64511
9 Quinnipiac University School of LawPrivateHamden, CT19.50%58.41%No Fee$53,8001523.46399
10 Penn State Dickinson LawPublicCarlisle, PA19.75%39.58%No Fee$54,6141613.54260
11 University of Richmond School of LawPrivateUniversity of Richmond School of Law, VA20.41%36.29%No Fee$51,5101623.70421
12 Boston University School of LawPrivateBoston, MA20.50%18.33%$85$62,5341693.771,061
13 Washington and Lee University School of LawPrivateLexington, VA20.53%31.44%No Fee$54,4601643.61379
14 Cornell Law SchoolPrivateIthaca, NY20.56%15.41%$80$74,1841713.86737
15 Marshall-Wythe School of LawPublicWilliamsburg, VA20.63%30.09%$85$55,2851643.78687
16 The George Washington University Law SchoolPrivateWashington, DC21.07%21.57%$80$67,3801673.831,898
17 Emory University School of LawPrivateAtlanta, GA21.18%27.31%$85$64,5041673.80899
18 University of Washington School of LawPublicSeattle, WA21.25%25.57%$60$51,5341643.67721
19 Washington College of LawPrivateWashington, DC21.36%27.94%$70$60,9941613.571,460
20 New England School of LawPrivateBoston, MA21.68%66.14%No Fee$54,6241543.281,060
21 University of Oregon School of LawPublicEugene, OR22.18%48.80%No Fee$54,8641593.54548
22 University of San Diego School of LawPrivateSan Diego, CA22.37%31.02%No Fee$60,8611613.70824
23 University of Chicago Law SchoolPrivateChicago, IL22.55%11.91%$90$73,1851723.91669
24 Northwestern Pritzker School of LawPrivateChicago, IL22.70%13.91%$75$72,2121713.861,181
25 Boston College Law SchoolPrivateNewton, MA22.79%23.49%$75$63,3551653.69871