Law Schools with The Most Bar Exam Passers

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, a total of 33,721 law school graduates have taken and 26,217 passed the bar exam. The average bar pass rate is 75.49%.
Georgetown University Law Center has the most bar exam passers of 624 and the pass rate is 91.63%. Harvard Law School and New York University School of Law follow it with 577 and 447 bar exam passers respectively.
The following table lists the top 25 law schools having the most bar exam passers. You can sort the table by a column by clicking/touching the column title.
RankSchoolExam PasserExam TakerBar Exam Pass RateAcceptance RateTuition & Fees (2024)LSAT ScoreEnrollment
1 Georgetown University Law CenterPrivateWashington, DC62468191.63%17.64%$75,9501713,042
2 Harvard Law SchoolPrivateCambridge, MA57758698.46%10.06%$75,0081742,029
3 New York University School of LawPrivateNew York, NY44747194.90%15.65%$80,0141722,136
4 The George Washington University Law SchoolPrivateWashington, DC43850986.05%25.00%$69,7401681,968
5 Columbia Law SchoolPrivateNew York, NY37239793.72%11.93%$81,2921731,783
6 Fordham University School of LawPrivateNew York, NY34939289.03%18.79%$72,2821671,569
7 Berkeley School of LawPublicBerkeley, CA32334693.35%12.47%$74,9951701,349
8 University of Virginia School of LawPublicCharlottesville, VA30832395.36%12.88%$74,200171950
9 Los Angeles School of LawPublicLos Angeles, CA30733292.47%15.50%$68,7001711,335
10 University of Michigan Law SchoolPublicAnn Arbor, MI29631095.48%13.51%$72,5841711,019
11 Brooklyn Law SchoolPrivateBrooklyn, NY26634876.44%46.22%$70,3561601,211
12 University of Miami School of LawPrivateCoral Gables, FL26437869.84%33.47%$62,4061611,389
13 Loyola Law SchoolPrivateLos Angeles, CA25932479.94%34.42%$65,9121611,124
14 University of Texas School of LawPublicAustin, TX25428190.39%14.56%$54,0961701,030
15 New York Law SchoolPrivateNew York, NY24834272.51%51.53%$64,8241551,037
16 Rutgers Law School - Camden campusPublicCamden, NJ24435568.73%41.06%$46,6951581,255
17 University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolPrivatePhiladelphia, PA24125793.77%9.74%$76,9341721,088
18 Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawPrivateNew York, NY23728483.45%33.80%$70,6461641,056
19 Northwestern Pritzker School of LawPrivateChicago, IL23525392.89%15.05%$74,5521711,354
20 Mitchell Hamline School of LawPrivateSt. Paul, MN23232471.60%64.91%$52,6201521,294
21 Washington College of LawPrivateWashington, DC23031573.02%33.77%$63,0881621,457
22 Dedman School of LawPrivateDallas, TX22626585.28%33.91%$63,502164769
23 Boston College Law SchoolPrivateNewton, MA22324391.77%10.16%$66,895166801
24 South Texas College of LawPrivateHouston, TX22128477.82%44.34%$41,1101531,003
25 Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawPublicPhoenix, AZ21826582.26%19.65%$50,3171671,619