The current volume summary of admitted applicants by racial/ethnic group and sex is available below. Data for 2015 and prior years include applicants for the fall term and also include deferrals. Data starting in 2016 include applicants for all terms and do not include deferrals. Deferrals are defined as “applicants admitted for a prior term who were granted a postponed enrollment to the current term.” Prior years' data have been archived separately for 2000–2009 and 2010–2015.
Beginning in 2010, ethnic data 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.
LSAC Volume Summary of Admitted Applicants by Ethnicity and Sex
|Admitted Applicant Group ||All Terms |
|All ||42,800 |
|American Indian/Alaska Native ||900 |
|Black/African American ||4,590 |
|Caucasian/White ||28,860 |
|Hispanic/Latino ||5,000 |
|Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander ||180|
|Puerto Rican ||1,120 |
|Female ||21,840 |
|Male ||20,780 |
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)