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Alphabetical Listing (All Schools)

The 2004 Whitest Law Schools Report
The Top Ten Whitest Law Schools in the United States

Note: Rank is based on the total % of whiteness. Percent of whiteness was calculated by adding percent of caucasian to % unknown. The lower the rank number (such as 1), the higher the percentage of whiteness.  Remember, that total whiteness in the National LSAC Application Pool was 68.1%.

Rank
School (n=187)
(Blue=Not Historically White Law School)
State
%Total Whiteness
80 Albany Law School-Union University NY 82.2
149 American University (Washington College of Law)  DC 71.3
33 Appalachian School of Law VA 89.1
155 Arizona State University  AZ 69.3
44 Ave Maria School of Law MI 87.8
116 Barry University FL 77.8
46 Baylor University TX 87.4
126 Boston College  MA 76.2
140 Boston University  MA 73.9
40 Brigham Young University (J. Reuben Clark) UT 88.2
120 Brooklyn Law School NY 77.5
129 California Western School of Law  CA 75.7
11 Campbell University NC 92.3
41 Capital University OH 88.1
109 Cardozo-Yeshiva University  NY 79
68 Case Western Reserve University OH 84.2
124 Catholic University of America  DC 77
142 Chapman University CA 73.4
50 Chicago-Kent Illinois Institute of Technology  IL 86.7
42 Cleveland State University (Marshall) OH 88
172 Columbia University NY 60
148 Cornell University NY 72.6
37 Creighton University NE 88.5
173 CUNY-Queens College  NY 59.5
127 DePaul University IL 76.1
21 Drake University IA 90.6
128 Duke University NC 75.9
5 Duquesne University PA 93.4
99 Emory University GA 80.5
98 Florida Coastal School of Law  FL 80.8
118 Florida State University  FL 77.7
136 Fordham University NY 74.9
79 Franklin Pierce Law Center  NH 82.3
63 George Mason University VA 85.3
157 George Washington University  DC 68.1
145 Georgetown University DC 72.9
67 Georgia State University  GA 84.5
153 Golden Gate University CA 70.2
62 Gonzaga University WA 85.4
54 Hamline University MN 86.6
141 Harvard University MA 73.6
136 Hofstra University NY 74.9
183 Howard University DC 5.8
83 Indiana University–Bloomington  IN 82
71 Indiana University–Indianapolis  IN 83.4
184 Inter-American University School of Law PR 0
83 John Marshall Law School IL 82
100 Lewis and Clark College (Northwestern) OR 80.3
58 Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge  LA 86.3
171 Loyola Law School CA 60.8
90 Loyola University Chicago  IL 81.6
105 Loyola University-New Orleans  LA 79.4
9 Marquette University WI 92.6
50 Mercer University GA 86.7
80 Michigan State University - Detroit College of Law  MI 82.2
24 Mississippi College  MS 90.3
76 New England School of Law  MA 82.8
111 New York Law School  NY 78.8
134 New York University  NY 75.1
178 North Carolina Central University NC 50.7
133 Northeastern University MA 75.3
122 Northern Illinois University  IL 77.4
7 Northern Kentucky University (Chase) KY 92.9
156 Northwestern University IL 68.3
103 Notre Dame Law School  IN 80
165 Nova Southeastern University FL 64.2
16 Ohio Northern University  OH 91.5
96 Ohio State University (Moritz) OH 81
104 Oklahoma City University  OK 79.8
78 Pace University NY 82.4
31 Penn State University (Dickinson School of Law) PA 89.4
80 Pepperdine University CA 82.2
184 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico PR 0
26 Quinnipiac University CT 90.1
87 Regent University VA 81.8
38 Roger Williams University RI 88.4
92 Rutgers State University–Camden NJ 81.5
167 Rutgers State University–Newark NJ 62.8
34 Saint Louis University  MO 88.6
3 Samford University (Cumberland) AL 94.7
170 Santa Clara University CA 60.9
119 Seattle University  WA 77.6
113 Seton Hall University NJ 78.2
129 South Texas College of Law  TX 75.7
18 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale  IL 91.2
46 Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law TX 87.4
180 Southern University LA 35.5
168 Southwestern University School of Law CA 62.7
120 St. John's University NY 77.5
166 St. Mary's University TX 62.9
177 St. Thomas University FL 52.2
161 Stanford University CA 66.6
77 Stetson University FL 82.7
25 Suffolk University MA 90.2
123 Syracuse University NY 77.1
93 Temple University (Beasley)  PA 81.4
182 Texas Southern University (Thurgood Marshall)1 TX 18.4
60 Texas Tech University  TX 85.7
112 Texas Wesleyan University  TX 78.6
105 Thomas Jefferson School of Law CA 79.4
169 Thomas M. Cooley Law School  MI 62.3
138 Touro College (Jacob D. Fuchsberg) NY 74.1
115 Tulane University LA 78.1
75 University at Buffalo NY 82.9
22 University of Akron OH 90.4
19 University of Alabama  AL 91.1
145 University of Arizona (Rogers)  AZ 72.9
86 University of Arkansas (Fayetteville )   AR 81.9
48 University of Arkansas (Little Rock)  (Bowen) AR 87.3
107 University of Baltimore  MD 79.3
163 University of California (Berkeley)   CA 65.2
162 University of California (Davis)   CA 65.7
158 University of California (Hastings)   CA 67.2
149 University of California (Los Angeles)   CA 71.3
153 University of Chicago IL 70.2
90 University of Cincinnati  OH 81.6
87 University of Colorado (Boulder)   CO 81.8
65 University of Connecticut  CT 85.1
65 University of Dayton  OH 85.1
87 University of Denver  CO 81.8
134 University of Detroit Mercy  MI 75.1
179 University of District of Columbia PR 38.5
142 University of Florida (Levin)  FL 73.4
68 University of Georgia  GA 84.2
181 University of Hawaii  HI 29.2
97 University of Houston  TX 80.9
4 University of Idaho  ID 93.7
144 University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)  IL 73.1
73 University of Iowa  IA 83.3
63 University of Kansas  KS 85.3
8 University of Kentucky  KY 92.7
17 University of Louisville (Brandeis)   KY 91.4
2 University of Maine  ME 95.3
124 University of Maryland  MD 77
56 University of Memphis  TN 86.5
159 University of Miami  FL 67.1
116 University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)   MI 77.8
95 University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)   MN 81.2
22 University of Mississippi  MS 90.4
29 University of Missouri (Columbia)   MO 89.6
34 University of Missouri (Kansas City)   MO 88.6
1 University of Montana  MT 95.6
14 University of Nebraska–Lincoln   NE 91.6
102 University of Nevada  NV 80.2
163 University of New Mexico  NM 65.2
100 University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill   NC 80.3
49 University of North Dakota  ND 87.2
54 University of Oklahoma  OK 86.6
57 University of Oregon  OR 86.4
151 University of Pennsylvania  PA 71
27 University of Pittsburgh  PA 89.9
184 University of Puerto Rico PR 0
10 University of Richmond  VA 92.4
147 University of San Diego  CA 72.8
152 University of San Francisco  CA 70.6
6 University of South Carolina  SC 93
38 University of South Dakota  SD 88.4
175 University of Southern California CA 57.3
60 University of Tennessee (Knoxville)   TN 85.7
108 University of Texas (Austin)  TX 79.1
113 University of the Pacific (McGeorge)  CA 78.2
11 University of Toledo  OH 92.3
94 University of Tulsa  OK 81.3
29 University of Utah (S.J. Quinney)   UT 89.6
71 University of Virginia  VA 83.4
132 University of Washington  WA 75.4
131 University of Wisconsin (Madison)   WI 75.6
13 University of Wyoming  WY 91.7
34 Valparaiso University IN 88.6
139 Vanderbilt University TN 74
50 Vermont Law School  VT 86.7
43 Villanova University PA 87.9
28 Wake Forest University NC 89.7
59 Washburn University KS 85.8
83 Washington and Lee University  VA 82
109 Washington University in St. Louis MO 79
70 Wayne State University MI 83.7
20 West Virginia University  WV 91
50 Western New England College  MA 86.7
176 Western State University CA 56.7
174 Whittier Law School CA 57.9
14 Widener University DE 91.6
32 Willamette University OR 89.3
73 William and Mary Law School  VA 83.1
45 William Mitchell College of Law  MN 87.7
160 Yale University CT 66.9
 

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