General Data on Nationwide Pool of Applicants

General Application StatisticsSummary of applicants to American Bar Association (ABA) approved law schools for the Fall 2009 term.

Total/Male/Female Applicants 2008-09

2008-
2009
Total Applicants % Admitted and Enrolled Male % Admitted and Enrolled Female % Admitted and Enrolled
Total 86,571   44,467   41,509  
Admit 58,371 67% 30,968 70% 27,179 65%
Enroll 48,924 57% 25,916 58% 22,899 55%

Ethnic Breakdown of Applicant Pool 2008-09

2008-
2009
American Indian Asian/
Pacific
Islander
Black
/African-
American
Caucasian
/White
Chicano/
Mexican American
Hispanic Puerto Rican Other
Total 655 7,523 9,874 55,112 1,194 5,149 1,596 4,382
Admit 398 4,886 4,179 40,892 739 3,007 873 2,820
Enroll 326 3,977 3,520 34,441 628 2,579 766 2,298

Age Breakdown of Applicant Pool 2008-09

2008-
2009
22 or younger 23-25 26-29 30-34  34+
Total 25% 38% 19% 8% 8%

 

Law School Acceptance Rate Over TimeLaw School Acceptance Rate, UM and National Applicants

Application Year UM Applicants Number Accepted Percent Accepted National Applicants Number Accepted Percent Accepted
2010-11       78,500 55,800 71%
2009-10 864 712 82% 87,912 60,436 68%
2008-09 882 753 85% 86,571 58,371 67%
2007-08 884 757 86% 83,371 55,546 67%
2006-07 900 735 82% 84,021 55,547 66%
2005-06 1022 836 81% 88,662 56,034 63%
2004-05 1183 922 78% 95,760 56,134 59%