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1

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3.82

3.91

3.97

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88.7%

97.9%

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128.8%

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Harvard University

2016

2

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3.75

3.87

3.95

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11.8

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95.0%

97.0%

76%

127.6%

NY

2017

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4.8

3.75

3.86

3.96

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133.3%

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Stanford University

2016

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3.80

3.90

3.97

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7.3

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92.8%

90.3%

65%

138.9%

CA

2017

2

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4.8

3.78

3.89

3.97

169

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93.0%

86.8%

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144.7%

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U.S. News & World Report Law School Rankings

2017 Edition: All Schools, All Changes, All Available Metrics

This chart shows the changes in all available USN&WR law school rankings metrics, from the 2016 

Edition (Spring 2015) to the current, 2017 Edition (Spring 2016). Positive changes (increases in 
assessment scores, LSAT, UGPA, etc. but decreases in acceptance rates and student/faculty ratios) 
are shown in green; negative changes are shown in red and yellow indicates no change. N/A means 
“Data were not provided by the school”, as USN&WR indicates. Median LSAT and UGPA figures are 
from the ABA Standard 509 Disclosures because USN&WR uses those figures in their rankings but 
doesn’t publish them.

This year’s rankings uses employment 10 months after graduation; in previous years it was 9 

months after graduation ‐ that’s why the header for that column says “9/10 Months After 
Graduation.” 

And because Rutgers is now one school with two campuses, but were still separate last year, and 

because Widener is now two separate schools, but was still just one last year, no easy comparisons 
could be made with their statistics for last year so I just left them off. See you guys again in 2017.

Feel free to contact me if there are any errors, issues, or questions.

Brian Huddleston
Senior Reference Librarian
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
bhuddle@loyno.edu
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2016

4

93

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3.58

3.71

3.81

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6.3

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97.0%

96.3%

76%

126.7%

NY

2017

4

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126.6%

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2016

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112.0%

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2017

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New York University

2016

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3.87

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96.2%

76%

126.6%

NY

2017

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131.1%

NY

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University of Pennsylvania

2016

7

88

4.4

4.4

3.52

3.89

3.95

164

169

170

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10.3

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96.5%

96.5%

76%

127.0%

NY

2017

7

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4.4

3.52

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97.8%

99.3%

73%

136.0%

NY

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+ 9.1%

2016

8

84

4.4

4.5

3.67

3.79

3.88

164

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169

20%

13.3

84.4%

90.4%

85.7%

65%

131.8%

CA

2017

8

86

4.5

4.5

3.66

3.78

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95.5%

87.9%

60%

146.5%

CA

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+ 5.1%

+ 2.2%

‐ 5%

+ 14.7%

University of Michigan

2016

11

83

4.4

4.6

3.57

3.74

3.83

165

168

169

27%

13.0

76.9%

84.5%

94.3%

76%

124.1%

NY

2017

8

86

4.4

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3.54

3.76

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164

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93.3%

92.9%

73%

127.3%

NY

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+ 3.2%

University of Virginia

2016

8

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3.57

3.85

3.93

166

169

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18%

10.9

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97.0%

93.6%

77%

121.6%

VA

2017

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134.2%

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University of California‐Berkeley

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129.2%

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Northwestern University

2016

12

81

4.1

4.4

3.53

3.75

3.83

162

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7.2

82.4%

90.8%

95.4%

88%

108.4%

IL

2017

12

83

4.2

4.4

3.56

3.77

3.85

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90.0%

92.4%

85%

108.7%

IL

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‐ 3.0%

‐ 3%

+ 0.3%

Cornell University

2016

13

79

4.2

4.3

3.55

3.68

3.76

166

167

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10.5

87.6%

89.6%

94.4%

76%

124.2%

NY

2017

13

82

4.2

4.3

3.62

3.74

3.82

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96.3%

91.6%

73%

125.5%

NY

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‐ 3%

+ 1.3%

Georgetown University

2016

14

78

4.1

4.4

3.48

3.75

3.84

163

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29%

12.6

85.3%

89.8%

92.3%

76%

121.4%

NY

2017

14

77

4.1

4.3

3.47

3.76

3.85

161

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87.2%

90.5%

73%

124.0%

NY

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‐ 1.8%

‐ 3%

+ 2.5%

University of Texas

2016

15

76

4.0

4.2

3.43

3.68

3.82

163

167

168

24%

10.4

67.5%

86.2%

94.8%

85%

111.5%

TX

2017

15

76

4.0

4.2

3.48

3.73

3.86

162

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86.9%

88.0%

77%

114.3%

TX

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+ 0.7%

‐ 6.8%

‐ 8%

+ 2.8%

Vanderbilt University

2016

17

74

3.8

4.1

3.45

3.70

3.84

162

167

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35%

12.8

84.4%

90.8%

100.0%

82%

122.0%

TN

2017

16

75

3.9

4.1

3.50

3.74

3.83

161

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10.9

82.5%

87.1%

93.2%

72%

129.4%

TN

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‐ 3.7%

‐ 6.8%

‐ 10%

+ 7.5%

2016

16

75

3.9

4.1

3.56

3.79

3.90

163

167

169

28%

10.2

59.6%

82.2%

88.2%

65%

135.7%

CA

2017

17

74

3.9

4.1

3.51

3.74

3.86

162

166

169

30%

11.4

58.9%

87.5%

81.4%

60%

135.7%

CA

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‐1.2

‐ 0.7%

+ 5.3%

‐ 6.8%

‐ 5%

‐ 0.0%

University of California‐Los Angeles

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75.7%

94.6%

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MO

2017

18

73

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3.18

3.67

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67.1%

91.1%

93.0%

87%

106.9%

MO

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0.1

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+ 15.4%

‐ 1.6%

‐ 3%

+ 1.8%

2016

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67

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3.7

3.55

3.76

3.86

163

166

167

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10.7

56.1%

72.2%

85.8%

65%

132.0%

CA

2017

19

71

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3.8

3.49

3.76

3.86

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167

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85.7%

86.4%

60%

144.0%

CA

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+ 13.5%

+ 0.6%

‐ 5%

+ 12.0%

Boston University

2016

26

64

3.3

3.5

3.42

3.66

3.74

160

163

165

39%

11.0

48.2%

71.9%

96.7%

86%

112.4%

MA

2017

20

68

3.4

3.5

3.41

3.67

3.75

160

163

164

38%

10.6

57.7%

80.5%

95.4%

81%

117.8%

MA

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+ 6

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+ 0.01

+ 0.01

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‐ 1

+ 1%

0.4

+ 9.5%

+ 8.6%

‐ 1.3%

‐ 5%

+ 5.3%

University of Iowa

2016

22

66

3.2

3.6

3.51

3.64

3.77

157

160

163

41%

8.4

71.1%

82.6%

97.5%

93%

104.8%

IA

2017

20

68

3.3

3.6

3.44

3.61

3.79

156

161

162

43%

8.7

67.6%

86.9%

90.8%

84%

108.1%

IA

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+ 2

+ 2

+ 0.1

 0.0 

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‐ 0.03

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+ 1

‐ 1

‐ 2%

‐0.3

‐ 3.5%

+ 4.3%

‐ 6.7%

‐ 9%

+ 3.3%

Emory University

2016

19

68

3.5

3.8

3.30

3.75

3.85

158

165

166

37%

12.2

67.8%

93.5%

96.8%

85%

113.9%

GA

2017

22

67

3.5

3.8

3.45

3.77

3.88

156

165

166

32%

11.4

62.3%

89.9%

88.4%

80%

110.5%

GA

Change

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 0.0 

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+ 0.02

+ 0.03

‐ 2

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 0

+ 5%

0.8

‐ 5.5%

‐ 3.6%

‐ 8.4%

‐ 5%

‐ 3.4%

University of Minnesota

2016

20

67

3.4

3.7

3.42

3.77

3.85

157

164

166

41%

10.1

70.8%

78.5%

96.5%

90%

107.2%

MN

2017

22

67

3.5

3.7

3.48

3.79

3.90

158

164

166

44%

9.3

69.9%

81.5%

89.9%

84%

107.0%

MN

Change

‐ 2

 0

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 0.0 

+ 0.06

+ 0.02

+ 0.05

+ 1

 0

 0

‐ 3%

0.8

‐ 0.9%

+ 3.0%

‐ 6.6%

‐ 6%

‐ 0.2%

University of Notre Dame

2016

22

66

3.4

3.8

3.44

3.64

3.78

160

163

165

37%

10.4

60.9%

80.4%

97.2%

88%

110.5%

IL

2017

22

67

3.4

3.9

3.46

3.66

3.79

161

164

165

35%

10.1

62.6%

85.5%

93.9%

85%

110.5%

IL

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 0

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+ 2%

0.3

+ 1.7%

+ 5.1%

‐ 3.3%

‐ 3%

+ 0.0%

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2016

26

64

3.0

3.3

3.37

3.61

3.78

157

162

163

44%

9.8

66.7%

83.8%

87.9%

78%

112.7%

AZ

2017

25

64

3.1

3.2

3.39

3.63

3.80

158

161

163

43%

9.8

65.2%

88.4%

89.5%

74%

120.9%

AZ

Change

+ 1

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+ 0.1

‐ 0.1

+ 0.02

+ 0.02

+ 0.02

+ 1

‐ 1

 0

+ 1%

0.0

‐ 1.5%

+ 4.6%

+ 1.6%

‐ 4%

+ 8.3%

George Washington University

2016

22

66

3.4

3.8

3.42

3.71

3.80

159

165

166

45%

15.4

79.1%

89.2%

94.3%

76%

124.1%

NY

2017

25

64

3.3

3.7

3.38

3.71

3.80

158

165

166

40%

15.9

81.2%

89.2%

92.2%

73%

126.3%

NY

Change

‐ 3

‐ 2

‐ 0.1

‐ 0.1

‐ 0.04

 0.00

 0.00

‐ 1

 0

 0

+ 5%

‐0.5

+ 2.1%

 0.0%

‐ 2.1%

‐ 3%

+ 2.2%

2016

34

59

3.2

3.7

3.30

3.72

3.88

154

161

163

62%

8.8

58.4%

80.5%

95.9%

83%

115.5%

IN

2017

25

64

3.3

3.7

3.31

3.76

3.88

155

161

162

53%

8.3

48.0%

82.4%

94.0%

79%

119.0%

IN

Change

+ 9

+ 5

+ 0.1

 0.0 

+ 0.01

+ 0.04

 0.00

+ 1

 0

‐ 1

+ 9%

0.5

‐ 10.4%

+ 1.9%

‐ 1.9%

‐ 4%

+ 3.4%

University of Alabama

2016

22

66

3.2

3.3

3.37

3.77

3.94

157

163

165

27%

9.5

62.0%

86.7%

97.8%

78%

125.4%

AL

2017

28

63

3.2

3.2

3.29

3.76

3.93

156

163

164

37%

9.5

49.7%

85.4%

94.8%

79%

120.0%

AL

Change

‐ 6

‐ 3

 0.0 

‐ 0.1

‐ 0.08

‐ 0.01

‐ 0.01

‐ 1

 0

‐ 1

‐ 10%

0.0

‐ 12.3%

‐ 1.3%

‐ 3.0%

+ 1%

‐ 5.4%

University of California–Irvine

2016

30

61

3.0

3.6

3.27

3.53

3.70

162

164

166

22%

7.9

42.9%

66.7%

77.8%

65%

119.7%

CA

2017

28

63

3.2

3.5

3.38

3.56

3.70

161

162

165

27%

7.3

46.2%

84.9%

77.9%

60%

129.8%

CA

Change

+ 2

+ 2

+ 0.2

‐ 0.1

+ 0.11

+ 0.03

 0.00

‐ 1

‐ 2

‐ 1

‐ 5%

0.6

+ 3.3%

+ 18.2%

+ 0.1%

‐ 5%

+ 10.1%

Boston College

2016

34

59

3.2

3.6

3.32

3.52

3.64

159

162

164

44%

10.5

53.8%

71.5%

94.4%

86%

109.8%

MA

2017

30

61

3.2

3.7

3.39

3.56

3.65

158

162

163

45%

10.3

57.1%

83.9%

90.9%

81%

112.2%

MA

Change

+ 4

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 0.0 

+ 0.1

+ 0.07

+ 0.04

+ 0.01

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 0

‐ 1

‐ 1%

0.2

+ 3.3%

+ 12.4%

‐ 3.5%

‐ 5%

+ 2.5%

Ohio State University

2016

34

59

3.2

3.5

3.44

3.60

3.79

156

159

162

50%

10.7

49.8%

79.6%

94.7%

86%

110.1%

OH

2017

30

61

3.3

3.5

3.44

3.61

3.81

156

159

161

50%

10.1

46.7%

89.0%

92.6%

81%

114.3%

OH

Change

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0.6

‐ 3.1%

+ 9.4%

‐ 2.1%

‐ 5%

+ 4.2%

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University of California‐Davis

2016

31

60

3.3

3.7

3.33

3.60

3.75

160

162

164

35%

10.0

52.0%

73.5%

82.9%

65%

127.5%

CA

2017

30

61

3.3

3.6

3.27

3.51

3.68

159

163

165

31%

10.1

54.4%

82.2%

86.0%

60%

143.3%

CA

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+ 1

+ 1

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‐ 1

+ 1

+ 1

+ 4%

‐0.1

+ 2.4%

+ 8.7%

+ 3.1%

‐ 5%

+ 15.8%

College of William and Mary

2016

29

62

3.2

3.7

3.53

3.79

3.89

157

163

165

32%

10.7

62.2%

83.9%

86.3%

77%

112.1%

VA

2017

33

60

3.2

3.6

3.40

3.69

3.86

158

163

164

36%

12.0

65.1%

82.3%

85.0%

72%

118.1%

VA

Change

‐ 4

‐ 2

 0.0 

‐ 0.1

‐ 0.13

‐ 0.10

‐ 0.03

+ 1

 0

‐ 1

‐ 4%

‐1.3

+ 2.9%

‐ 1.6%

‐ 1.3%

‐ 5%

+ 6.0%

University of Georgia

2016

31

60

3.1

3.3

3.42

3.70

3.80

158

163

164

31%

11.1

51.7%

76.1%

94.8%

85%

111.5%

GA

2017

33

60

3.2

3.4

3.36

3.71

3.83

156

162

164

33%

12.2

47.7%

77.9%

92.8%

80%

116.0%

GA

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‐ 2

 0

+ 0.1

+ 0.1

‐ 0.06

+ 0.01

+ 0.03

‐ 2

‐ 1

 0

‐ 2%

‐1.1

‐ 4.0%

+ 1.8%

‐ 2.0%

‐ 5%

+ 4.5%

University of Washington

2016

28

63

3.1

3.6

3.51

3.67

3.84

160

164

166

26%

8.2

50.8%

80.3%

93.5%

82%

114.0%

WA

2017

33

60

3.2

3.5

3.41

3.65

3.78

159

164

166

27%

7.6

46.5%

74.5%

84.3%

80%

105.4%

WA

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‐ 3

+ 0.1

‐ 0.1

‐ 0.10

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‐ 0.06

‐ 1

 0

 0

‐ 1%

0.6

‐ 4.3%

‐ 5.8%

‐ 9.2%

‐ 2%

‐ 8.6%

University of Wisconsin

2016

31

60

3.3

3.6

3.30

3.62

3.76

157

161

163

50%

8.2

41.4%

74.5%

100.0%

88%

113.6%

WI

2017

33

60

3.4

3.6

3.27

3.54

3.76

155

161

162

49%

8.2

45.8%

79.7%

100.0%

81%

123.5%

WI

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 0.0 

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‐ 1

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0.0

+ 4.4%

+ 5.2%

 0.0%

‐ 7%

+ 9.8%

Fordham University

2016

34

59

3.2

3.5

3.35

3.54

3.68

160

163

165

35%

11.6

52.4%

68.2%

90.6%

76%

119.2%

NY

2017

37

59

3.1

3.5

3.35

3.53

3.69

160

163

165

35%

11.0

54.9%

74.3%

85.8%

73%

117.5%

NY

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 0

 0%

0.6

+ 2.5%

+ 6.1%

‐ 4.8%

‐ 3%

‐ 1.7%

Brigham Young University

2016

34

59

2.9

3.3

3.52

3.77

3.85

156

162

164

36%

12.9

48.3%

76.2%

89.1%

87%

102.4%

UT

2017

38

58

2.8

3.2

3.45

3.77

3.86

156

161

164

40%

12.3

56.5%

88.4%

84.9%

87%

97.6%

UT

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‐ 4%

0.6

+ 8.2%

+ 12.2%

‐ 4.2%

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‐ 4.8%

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2016

34

59

3.4

3.8

3.33

3.48

3.66

157

161

163

40%

10.7

45.2%

75.4%

81.3%

69%

117.8%

NC

2017

38

58

3.4

3.9

3.31

3.49

3.68

160

161

164

45%

11.1

47.3%

77.0%

88.2%

69%

127.8%

NC

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 0.0 

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+ 1

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‐0.4

+ 2.1%

+ 1.6%

+ 6.9%

 0%

+ 10.0%

University of Arizona

2016

42

55

3.0

3.3

3.25

3.57

3.72

156

161

163

39%

8.8

34.0%

70.7%

89.9%

78%

115.3%

AZ

2017

40

57

3.1

3.3

3.22

3.51

3.68

155

160

162

33%

8.8

36.1%

81.9%

88.2%

74%

119.2%

AZ

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+ 2

+ 2

+ 0.1

 0.0 

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‐ 1

‐ 1

+ 6%

0.0

+ 2.1%

+ 11.2%

‐ 1.7%

‐ 4%

+ 3.9%

University of Colorado

2016

40

58

3.1

3.3

3.34

3.62

3.76

156

161

163

47%

9.1

48.9%

78.4%

89.2%

82%

108.8%

CO

2017

40

57

3.1

3.3

3.28

3.60

3.77

157

161

163

46%

9.9

50.3%

78.8%

82.4%

78%

105.6%

CO

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 0.0 

 0.0 

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+ 1

 0

 0

+ 1%

‐0.8

+ 1.4%

+ 0.4%

‐ 6.8%

‐ 4%

‐ 3.1%

University of Illinois

2016

41

57

3.1

3.6

3.15

3.43

3.63

158

161

163

42%

11.5

52.4%

78.8%

94.8%

88%

107.7%

IL

2017

40

57

3.1

3.5

3.26

3.51

3.68

158

161

163

46%

11.0

61.1%

82.2%

84.9%

85%

99.9%

IL

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 0

 0.0 

‐ 0.1

+ 0.11

+ 0.08

+ 0.05

 0

 0

 0

‐ 4%

0.5

+ 8.7%

+ 3.4%

‐ 9.9%

‐ 3%

‐ 7.8%

Wake Forest University

2016

47

53

3.0

3.5

3.37

3.58

3.78

157

161

163

53%

9.7

52.2%

62.3%

75.0%

69%

108.7%

NC

2017

40

57

3.0

3.5

3.37

3.60

3.73

157

161

162

56%

10.9

37.4%

83.4%

78.0%

69%

113.0%

NC

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+ 7

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‐ 1

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‐1.2

‐ 14.8%

+ 21.1%

+ 3.0%

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+ 4.3%

Washington and Lee University

2016

42

55

3.1

3.7

3.12

3.37

3.55

157

161

163

43%

8.5

48.3%

63.6%

79.6%

77%

103.4%

VA

2017

40

57

3.0

3.7

3.08

3.41

3.58

158

160

162

49%

8.9

45.7%

74.8%

89.2%

72%

123.9%

VA

Change

+ 2

+ 2

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‐ 0.04

+ 0.04

+ 0.03

+ 1

‐ 1

‐ 1

‐ 6%

‐0.4

‐ 2.6%

+ 11.2%

+ 9.6%

‐ 5%

+ 20.5%

George Mason University

2016

42

55

2.7

3.2

3.19

3.60

3.69

156

161

163

38%

11.8

59.6%

74.5%

93.1%

77%

120.9%

VA

2017

45

54

2.7

3.1

3.15

3.59

3.68

156

161

162

35%

10.6

56.0%

79.9%

72.4%

72%

100.6%

VA

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‐ 1

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1.2

‐ 3.6%

+ 5.4%

‐ 20.7%

‐ 5%

‐ 20.4%

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2016

46

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2.6

3.2

3.25

3.58

3.74

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161

163

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15.2

55.5%

80.6%

89.6%

85%

105.4%

TX

2017

45

54

2.6

3.3

3.27

3.63

3.75

156

161

163

47%

13.9

55.1%

82.7%

84.1%

77%

109.2%

TX

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+ 0.05

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1.3

‐ 0.4%

+ 2.1%

‐ 5.5%

‐ 8%

+ 3.8%

University of Utah

2016

42

55

2.8

3.1

3.36

3.58

3.69

155

158

161

44%

7.7

42.8%

77.9%

90.0%

87%

103.4%

UT

2017

45

54

2.8

3.2

3.36

3.57

3.76

154

158

160

47%

6.8

39.8%

78.0%

91.3%

87%

104.9%

UT

Change

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‐ 0.01

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‐ 1

‐ 3%

0.9

‐ 3.0%

+ 0.1%

+ 1.3%

 0%

+ 1.5%

University of Florida

2016

47

53

3.1

3.4

3.26

3.50

3.68

155

158

161

61%

12.2

37.9%

72.9%

87.2%

78%

111.8%

FL

2017

48

52

3.1

3.4

3.28

3.50

3.68

155

157

160

62%

12.0

42.7%

76.1%

89.0%

72%

123.6%

FL

Change

‐ 1

‐ 1

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‐ 1

‐ 1%

0.2

+ 4.8%

+ 3.2%

+ 1.8%

‐ 6%

+ 11.8%

University of Maryland

2016

47

53

2.9

3.1

3.24

3.50

3.68

155

159

162

47%

10.8

44.7%

67.7%

83.5%

80%

104.4%

MD

2017

48

52

3.0

3.2

3.25

3.46

3.63

154

157

160

54%

10.3

50.0%

77.4%

78.0%

76%

102.6%

MD

Change

‐ 1

‐ 1

+ 0.1

+ 0.1

+ 0.01

‐ 0.04

‐ 0.05

‐ 1

‐ 2

‐ 2

‐ 7%

0.5

+ 5.3%

+ 9.7%

‐ 5.5%

‐ 4%

‐ 1.7%

Florida State University

2016

50

52

2.9

2.9

3.22

3.43

3.64

156

159

161

41%

12.2

32.5%

81.0%

88.4%

78%

113.3%

FL

2017

50

51

2.9

3.0

3.26

3.52

3.68

156

158

161

44%

11.0

36.2%

77.2%

82.2%

72%

114.2%

FL

Change

 0

‐ 1

 0.0 

+ 0.1

+ 0.04

+ 0.09

+ 0.04

 0

‐ 1

 0

‐ 3%

1.2

+ 3.7%

‐ 3.8%

‐ 6.2%

‐ 6%

+ 0.8%

Temple University

2016

52

51

2.6

3.0

3.18

3.49

3.66

156

160

162

42%

9.6

44.1%

70.2%

90.0%

81%

111.1%

PA

2017

50

51

2.6

3.1

3.29

3.50

3.69

155

160

162

43%

9.0

46.8%

71.4%

84.1%

81%

103.8%

PA

Change

+ 2

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+ 0.1

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 0

‐ 1%

0.6

+ 2.7%

+ 1.2%

‐ 5.9%

 0%

‐ 7.3%

Tulane University

2016

50

52

3.0

3.3

3.18

3.41

3.61

157

161

163

51%

11.2

36.1%

65.2%

66.3%

58%

114.3%

LA

2017

50

51

3.0

3.4

3.15

3.42

3.59

155

159

161

60%

12.7

42.0%

76.1%

80.2%

69%

116.2%

LA

Change

 0

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‐ 0.03

+ 0.01

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‐ 2

‐ 2

‐ 9%

‐1.5

+ 5.9%

+ 10.9%

+ 13.9%

+ 11%

+ 1.9%

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2016

59

49

3.1

3.8

3.21

3.44

3.62

155

158

161

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14.1

31.4%

47.2%

74.2%

65%

114.2%

CA

2017

50

51

3.1

3.7

3.28

3.50

3.64

155

159

161

42%

13.9

30.1%

58.0%

68.4%

60%

114.0%

CA

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+ 0.02

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+ 1

 0

+ 7%

0.2

‐ 1.3%

+ 10.8%

‐ 5.8%

‐ 5%

‐ 0.2%

University of Houston

2016

59

49

2.5

2.7

3.21

3.47

3.62

155

159

161

42%

8.2

51.9%

77.8%

88.2%

85%

103.8%

TX

2017

50

51

2.6

2.9

3.29

3.54

3.71

155

159

161

38%

9.7

56.3%

83.6%

86.0%

77%

111.7%

TX

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+ 9

+ 2

+ 0.1

+ 0.2

+ 0.08

+ 0.07

+ 0.09

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 0

 0

+ 4%

‐1.5

+ 4.4%

+ 5.8%

‐ 2.2%

‐ 8%

+ 7.9%

 

Baylor University 

2016

56

50

2.4

3.3

3.30

3.54

3.69

155

159

162

30%

13.8

35.8%

73.9%

97.0%

85%

114.1%

TX

2017

55

50

2.4

3.4

3.28

3.53

3.72

158

160

162

29%

12.9

36.8%

73.5%

90.8%

77%

117.9%

TX

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+ 1

 0

 0.0 

+ 0.1

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‐ 0.01

+ 0.03

+ 3

+ 1

 0

+ 1%

0.9

+ 1.0%

‐ 0.4%

‐ 6.2%

‐ 8%

+ 3.8%

University of Richmond

2016

52

51

2.5

3.0

3.21

3.50

3.62

155

160

162

34%

9.2

50.7%

71.8%

78.6%

77%

102.1%

VA

2017

55

50

2.4

3.0

3.23

3.51

3.66

155

160

161

42%

8.9

31.5%

81.9%

86.2%

72%

119.7%

VA

Change

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‐ 1

‐ 0.1

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+ 0.02

+ 0.01

+ 0.04

 0

 0

‐ 1

‐ 8%

0.3

‐ 19.2%

+ 10.1%

+ 7.6%

‐ 5%

+ 17.6%

2016

59

49

2.5

3.1

3.24

3.44

3.63

157

159

162

33%

10.6

34.5%

70.7%

87.2%

86%

101.4%

OH

2017

57

48

2.6

3.2

3.12

3.44

3.66

156

159

162

42%

8.1

33.3%

66.1%

78.0%

81%

96.3%

OH

Change

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+ 0.1

+ 0.1

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+ 0.03

‐ 1

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 0

‐ 9%

2.5

‐ 1.2%

‐ 4.6%

‐ 9.2%

‐ 5%

‐ 5.1%

Georgia State University

2016

56

50

2.5

2.7

3.12

3.40

3.61

155

158

160

28%

10.4

70.8%

78.5%

94.4%

85%

111.1%

GA

2017

57

48

2.6

2.9

3.12

3.40

3.60

155

158

160

28%

8.9

45.2%

79.7%

91.6%

80%

114.5%

GA

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‐ 2

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 0

 0%

1.5

‐ 25.6%

+ 1.2%

‐ 2.8%

‐ 5%

+ 3.4%

University of Nebraska

2016

56

50

2.4

3.1

3.41

3.67

3.88

152

156

159

68%

10.5

51.6%

76.6%

86.7%

77%

112.6%

NE

2017

57

48

2.5

3.0

3.40

3.65

3.85

152

156

158

62%

11.5

52.1%

87.2%

90.4%

77%

117.4%

NE

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‐ 2

+ 0.1

‐ 0.1

‐ 0.01

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‐ 0.03

 0

 0

‐ 1

+ 6%

‐1.0

+ 0.5%

+ 10.6%

+ 3.7%

 0%

+ 4.8%

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University of Cincinnati

2016

82

43

2.3

2.9

3.22

3.45

3.70

151

155

159

60%

8.4

36.2%

69.1%

89.0%

86%

103.5%

OH

2017

60

47

2.4

3.1

3.23

3.59

3.78

152

155

157

58%

8.6

47.2%

82.4%

86.3%

81%

106.5%

OH

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+ 22

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+ 0.1

+ 0.2

+ 0.01

+ 0.14

+ 0.08

+ 1

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‐ 2

+ 2%

‐0.2

+ 11.0%

+ 13.3%

‐ 2.7%

‐ 5%

+ 3.1%

University of Kentucky

2016

63

48

2.5

3.1

3.22

3.49

3.71

152

155

158

59%

11.1

56.4%

84.2%

90.2%

81%

111.4%

KY

2017

60

47

2.6

3.1

3.17

3.42

3.69

152

155

158

60%

11.0

63.7%

88.7%

89.8%

81%

110.9%

KY

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+ 3

‐ 1

+ 0.1

 0.0 

‐ 0.05

‐ 0.07

‐ 0.02

 0

 0

 0

‐ 1%

0.1

+ 7.3%

+ 4.5%

‐ 0.4%

 0%

‐ 0.5%

University of Miami

2016

63

48

2.7

3.1

3.19

3.42

3.63

155

157

160

51%

12.1

39.3%

70.5%

81.6%

78%

104.6%

FL

2017

60

47

2.7

3.1

3.15

3.36

3.60

154

157

160

54%

11.6

40.4%

79.4%

81.1%

72%

112.6%

FL

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+ 3

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 0.0 

 0.0 

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‐ 0.06

‐ 0.03

‐ 1

 0

 0

‐ 3%

0.5

+ 1.1%

+ 8.9%

‐ 0.5%

‐ 6%

+ 8.0%

University of New Mexico

2016

71

46

2.4

2.7

3.07

3.43

3.74

150

153

157

44%

8.7

57.0%

76.3%

85.4%

91%

93.8%

NM

2017

60

47

2.3

2.8

3.21

3.47

3.73

150

154

157

42%

8.9

60.4%

86.5%

88.1%

88%

100.1%

NM

Change

+ 11

+ 1

‐ 0.1

+ 0.1

+ 0.14

+ 0.04

‐ 0.01

 0

+ 1

 0

+ 2%

‐0.2

+ 3.4%

+ 10.2%

+ 2.7%

‐ 3%

+ 6.3%

University of Oklahoma

2016

67

47

2.4

3.1

3.24

3.52

3.76

155

157

158

43%

13.9

46.7%

81.0%

88.1%

86%

102.4%

OK

2017

60

47

2.4

3.2

3.33

3.56

3.80

154

157

159

49%

13.6

47.6%

79.0%

90.7%

84%

108.0%

OK

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+ 7

 0

 0.0 

+ 0.1

+ 0.09

+ 0.04

+ 0.04

‐ 1

 0

+ 1

‐ 6%

0.3

+ 0.9%

‐ 2.0%

+ 2.6%

‐ 2%

+ 5.5%

Loyola Marymount University

2016

75

45

2.5

3.1

3.21

3.47

3.62

156

159

161

47%

14.8

30.3%

59.1%

84.7%

65%

130.3%

CA

2017

65

46

2.6

3.1

3.28

3.51

3.65

156

159

161

45%

12.8

36.6%

71.0%

81.7%

60%

136.2%

CA

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+ 1

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 0.0 

+ 0.07

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+ 0.03

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 0

 0

+ 2%

2.0

+ 6.3%

+ 11.9%

‐ 3.0%

‐ 5%

+ 5.9%

Pepperdine University

2016

52

51

2.6

3.3

3.28

3.59

3.71

153

160

162

46%

11.9

36.2%

64.8%

80.9%

65%

124.5%

CA

2017

65

46

2.6

3.2

3.24

3.60

3.71

154

159

161

49%

11.8

34.3%

59.6%

78.9%

60%

131.5%

CA

Change

‐ 13

‐ 5

 0.0 

‐ 0.1

‐ 0.04

+ 0.01

 0.00

+ 1

‐ 1

‐ 1

‐ 3%

0.1

‐ 1.9%

‐ 5.2%

‐ 2.0%

‐ 5%

+ 7.0%

U.S. News & World Report 
Law School Rankings
Changes from 2016 to 2017 Editions

10

Brian Huddleston

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law 

March 21, 2016