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Applicants by Ethnicity & Sex

Oct 24, 2013, 11:39 AM

Applicants by Ethnicity & Sex

The current volume summary of 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 Prior years' data have been archived separately for 2000–2009 and 2010–2015.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.

Applicant Group All Terms 
2016
All 56,500
Race/Ethnicity
American Indian/Alaska Native 1,270
Asian 5,870
Black/African American 8,520
Caucasian/White 34,740
Hispanic/Latino 7,370
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 250
Puerto Rican 1,650
Sex
Female 29,490
Male 26,760

Please Note

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

  • Final end-of-year counts of applicants to ABA-approved law schools
  • Volumes rounded to nearest ten (“All Applicants” rounded to nearest hundred)

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