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Three-year Applicant Volume Graphs

Oct 24, 2013, 11:39 AM

Three-year Applicant Volume Graphs

Three-Year ABA Volume Comparison

The following charts report ABA applicants and applications for each of the past three falls.

As of 4/18/14, there are 331,089 Fall 2014 applications submitted by 48,320 applicants. Applicants are down 8.2% and applications are down 9.2% from 2013.

Last year at this time, we had 89% of the preliminary final applicant count.

A line chart titled Fall ABA Applicants by Week. The horizontal axis represents months November through August. Along its vertical axis are numbers 0 through 100,000 indicating number of applicants. The line labeled Fall 2012 steadily rises from 16,719 in November to 59,090 in March, then begins to plateau from March until August ending at 67,735. The line labeled Fall 2013 increases from 12,728 in November to 48,674 in March, then begins to plateau from March until August ending at 59,426. The line labeled Fall 2014 rises slightly from 11,340 to 48,320 at the end of April.

Last year at this time, we had 95% of the preliminary final application count.

A line chart titled Fall ABA Applications by Week. The horizontal axis represents months November through August. Along its vertical axis are numbers 0 through 800,000 indicating number of applications. The line labeled Fall 2012 curves gently beginning with 107,415 in November, reaching 433,632 in March, then gradually plateauing to end in August at 469,507. The line labeled Fall 2013 increases from 77,985 in November to 342,993 in March, ending at 385,358 in August. The line labeled Fall 2014 rises slightly from 67,195 to 331,089 at the end of April.

Three-Year Canadian Volume Comparison

The following charts report Canadian law school applicants and applications for each of the past three falls.

As of 4/18/14, there are 25,444 Fall 2014 applications submitted by 6,602 applicants. Applicants are down 8.3% and applications are down 9.4% from 2013.

Last year at this time, we had 97% of the preliminary final applicant count.

A line chart titled Fall Canadian Applicants by Week. The horizontal axis represents months November through August. Along its vertical axis are numbers 0 through 8,000 indicating number of applicants. The line labeled Fall 2012 curves gently beginning with 6,114 in November, reaching 7,503 in March, then continues to rise slightly ending in August at 7,787. The line labeled Fall 2013 increases from 6,121 in November to 7,098 in March, rising slightly to end at 7,425 in August. The line labeled Fall 2014 rises slightly from 5,477 to 6,602 at the end of April.

Last year at this time, we had 98% of the preliminary final application count.

A line chart titled Fall Canadian Applications by Week. The horizontal axis represents months November through August. Along its vertical axis are numbers 0 through 30,000 indicating number of applications. The line labeled Fall 2012 curves gently beginning with 21,117 in November, reaching 27,996 in March, then plateaus gently ending in August at 28,706. The line labeled Fall 2013 increases from 23,230 in November to 27,890 in March and ending at 28,639 in August. The line labeled Fall 2014 rises slightly from 20,743 to 25,444 at the end of April.

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