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Admitted Applicants by Ethnic & Gender Group

Oct 24, 2013, 11:39 AM

Admitted Applicants by Ethnic & Gender Group

The current volume summary of admitted applicants by ethnic and gender group is available below. However, due to significant changes in data collection methods, race/ethnicity data collected after 2009 are not directly comparable to prior data. Data from 2000–2009 are still available but have been archived separately.

Ethnic data now incorporate maximum reporting, which means that candidates may select multiple ethnicities. All selections are counted in each ethnic group. As a result of this overlap, summing the ethnic category totals will yield a larger number than is represented by the “All” group total.

The following data include deferrals. Deferrals are defined as “applicants admitted for a prior term who were granted a postponed enrollment  to the current term.”

Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
All 60,400 55,800 50,600 45,700 43,500 42,300
% change from prior year -7.7% -9.2% -9.8% -4.9% -2.8%
Summary of Admitted Applicants
Race/Ethnicity
American Indian/Alaska Native 780 900 900 930 890 840
% change from prior year 16.2% 0.0% 2.7% -4.0% -6.0%
Asian 5,310 5,450 5,050 4,620 4,650 4,320
% change from prior year 2.6% -7.3% -8.5% 0.7% -7.2%
Black/African American 4,680 4,610 4,860 4,670 4,760 4,680
% change from prior year -1.3% 5.3% -3.9% 2.0% -1.8%
Caucasian/White 41,410 35,920 35,620 31,790 29,330 28,400
% change from prior year -13.3% -0.8% -10.8% -7.7% -3.2%
Hispanic/Latino 4,430 4,560 4,700 4,630 4,550 4,670
% change from prior year 3.0% 2.9% -1.3% -1.8% 2.6%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 160 180 160 200 170 180
% change from prior year 10.4% -8.9% 21.3% -13.6% 4.1%
Puerto Rican 1,140 1,220 1,060 1,130 1,060 1,100
% change from prior year 7.8% -13.2% 6.5% -6.5% 4.2%
Gender
Female 27,610 25,750 23,950 21,990 21,160 20,900
% change from prior year 1.6% -6.8% -7.0% -8.2% -3.8% -1.2%
Male 32,560 29,710 26,490 23,580 22,210 21,230
% change from prior year 5.1% -8.7% -10.8% -11.0% -5.8% -4.4%

Please Note

We no longer report Canadian Aboriginal data due to the small sample size.

  • Final end-of-year counts of admitted applicants to ABA-approved law schools
  • Volumes rounded to nearest ten (all admitted applicants rounded to nearest hundred)
  • % change from prior year computed on unrounded counts

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