2005 The Whitest Law School Report
and Other Law School Rankings Related
to Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Law School
Professor Vernellia R. Randall

Ranking - Excess State Whiteness
Chapter 6: The Whitest State Law Schools Based on State L.S.A.C. Applications

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Excess Whiteness
Based on State LSAC Applications
 
 
Rank School Excess Whiteness State State LSAC Whiteness School Whiteness  Difference
1 Pepperdine University 61.5 California 50.4 81.4 31
2 Thomas Jefferson School of Law 59.7 California 50.4 80.5 30.1
3 University of the Pacific (McGeorge) 55.4 California 50.4 78.3 27.9
4 California Western School of Law 53.0 California 50.4 77.1 26.7
5 Chapman University 48.4 California 50.4 74.8 24.4
6 Baylor University 45.9 Texas 60.6 88.4 27.8
7 Texas Tech University 42.4 Texas 60.6 86.3 25.7
8 University of San Francisco 41.9 California 50.4 71.5 21.1
9 Florida Coastal School of Law 40.3 Florida 58.1 81.5 23.4
10 University of San Diego 39.7 California 50.4 70.4 20
11 University of Baltimore 39.5 Maryland 57 79.5 22.5
12 Stetson University 39.1 Florida 58.1 80.8 22.7
13 Golden Gate University 37.9 California 50.4 69.5 19.1
14 University of California (Los Angeles) 37.3 California 50.4 69.2 18.8
15 Campbell University 36.6 North Carolina 69.1 94.4 25.3
15 Mercer University 36.6 Georgia 64.2 87.7 23.5
17 Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law 36.5 Texas 60.6 82.7 22.1
18 Barry University 35.1 Florida 58.1 78.5 20.4
19 Florida State University 34.8 Florida 58.1 78.3 20.2
20 Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge 33.7 Louisana 65.5 87.6 22.1
21 University of Richmond 32.5 Virginia 69.2 91.7 22.5
22 University of California (Hastings) 32.3 California 50.4 66.7 16.3
22 Widener University 32.3 Delaware 68.1 90.1 22
24 University of Houston 31.8 Texas 60.6 79.9 19.3
24 University of Hawaii 31.8 Hawaii 24.5 32.3 7.8
26 Appalachian School of Law 31.5 Virginia 69.2 91 21.8
27 University of Maryland 31.2 Maryland 57 74.8 17.8
28 University of Florida (Levin) 30.3 Florida 58.1 75.7 17.6
29 Texas Wesleyan University 30.2 Texas 60.6 78.9 18.3
30 University of California (Berkeley) 30.0 California 50.4 65.5 15.1
31 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale 29.6 Illinois 70.9 91.9 21
32 Georgia State University 29.3 Georgia 64.2 83 18.8
33 University at Buffalo 29.1 New York 64.9 83.8 18.9
33 Wake Forest University 29.1 North Carolina 69.1 89.2 20.1
35 Albany Law School of Union University 28.8 New York 64.9 83.6 18.7
36 Mississippi College 28.6 Mississippi 69.9 89.9 20
37 Catholic University of America 27.8 District of Columbia 62.9 80.4 17.5
37 University of Mississippi 27.8 Mississippi 69.9 89.3 19.4
39 University of Georgia 27.6 Georgia 64.2 81.9 17.7
40 Rutgers State University–Camden 26.9 New Jersey 65.4 83 17.6
40 South Texas College of Law 26.9 Texas 60.6 76.9 16.3
42 Pace University 26.8 New York 64.9 82.3 17.4
43 Stanford University 26.6 California 50.4 63.8 13.4
44 Samford University (Cumberland) 25.8 Alabama 75.2 94.6 19.4
45 University of California (Davis) 25.2 California 50.4 63.1 12.7
46 University of Texas (Austin) 24.4 Texas 60.6 75.4 14.8
46 William and Mary Law School 24.4 Virginia 69.2 86.1 16.9
46 Southwestern University School of Law 24.4 California 50.4 62.7 12.3
49 Emory University 22.9 Georgia 64.2 78.9 14.7
50 George Mason University 22.5 Virginia 69.2 84.8 15.6
51 Tulane University 22.3 Louisana 65.5 80.1 14.6
52 Loyola Law School 22.2 California 50.4 61.6 11.2
53 Syracuse University 22.0 New York 64.9 79.2 14.3
54 Regent University 21.5 Virginia 69.2 84.1 14.9
55 Ave Maria School of Law 21.5 Michigan 71.2 86.5 15.3
56 University of Alabama 21.4 Alabama 75.2 91.3 16.1
57 New York Law School 21.3 New York 64.9 78.7 13.8
58 Cardozo-Yeshiva University 21.1 New York 64.9 78.6 13.7
59 Quinnipiac University 21.0 Connecticut 76.5 92.6 16.1
60 University of South Carolina 20.9 South Carolina 76.6 92.6 16
61 University of Virginia 20.7 Virginia 69.2 83.5 14.3
62 University of Southern California 20.6 California 50.4 60.8 10.4
63 St. John's University 20.3 New York 64.9 78.1 13.2
64 University of Miami 19.3 Florida 58.1 69.3 11.2
65 Washington and Lee University 18.1 Virginia 69.2 81.7 12.5
66 Seton Hall University 18.0 New Jersey 65.4 77.2 11.8
66 Touro College (Jacob D. Fuchsberg) 18.0 New York 64.9 76.6 11.7
68 Michigan State University - Detroit College of Law 17.8 Michigan 71.2 83.9 12.7
69 Hofstra University 17.4 New York 64.9 76.2 11.3
70 Brooklyn Law School 17.3 New York 64.9 76.1 11.2
71 John Marshall Law School 17.2 Illinois 70.9 83.1 12.2
72 Gonzaga University 16.9 Washington 73.5 85.9 12.4
73 New York University 16.8 New York 64.9 75.8 10.9
74 Santa Clara University 16.7 California 50.4 58.8 8.4
75 Wayne State University 16.6 Michigan 71.2 83 11.8
76 Loyola University-New Orleans 16.3 Louisana 65.5 76.2 10.7
77 Chicago-Kent Illinois Institute of Technology 16.1 Illinois 70.9 82.3 11.4
78 Suffolk University 15.9 Massachusetts 77.8 90.2 12.4
79 University of Memphis 15.6 Tennessee 75.8 87.6 11.8
80 University of Oklahoma 15.5 Oklahoma 74.4 85.9 11.5
81 Duquesne University 15.4 Pennsylvania 81.7 94.3 12.6
82 Fordham University 15.1 New York 64.9 74.7 9.8
83 DePaul University 14.8 Illinois 70.9 81.4 10.5
83 Georgetown University 14.8 District of Columbia 62.9 72.2 9.3
85 University of Tennessee (Knoxville) 14.4 Tennessee 75.8 86.7 10.9
86 Loyola University Chicago 14.2 Illinois 70.9 81 10.1
87 Western State University 14.1 California 50.4 57.5 7.1
88 University of Akron 13.5 Ohio 80.2 91 10.8
89 Whittier Law School 13.1 California 50.4 57 6.6
90 University of Tulsa 12.5 Oklahoma 74.4 83.7 9.3
91 Nova Southeastern University 12.2 Florida 58.1 65.2 7.1
92 Western New England College 12.1 Massachusetts 77.8 87.2 9.4
93 University of Toledo 12.0 Ohio 80.2 89.8 9.6
94 Valparaiso University 11.9 Indiana 79.8 89.3 9.5
95 University of Missouri (Columbia) 11.4 Missouri 81.3 90.6 9.3
95 University of Missouri (Kansas City) 11.4 Missouri 81.3 90.6 9.3
97 New England School of Law 11.3 Massachusetts 77.8 86.6 8.8
98 Ohio Northern University 11.1 Ohio 80.2 89.1 8.9
99 Cornell University 11.1 New York 64.9 72.1 7.2
100 University of New Mexico 11.0 New Mexico 58.1 64.5 6.4
101 Duke University 10.6 North Carolina 69.1 76.4 7.3
102 University of Nevada 10.5 Nevada 72.2 79.8 7.6
102 Capital University 10.5 Ohio 80.2 88.6 8.4
102 Cleveland State University (Marshall) 10.5 Ohio 80.2 88.6 8.4
105 Marquette University 10.3 Wisconsin 83.5 92.1 8.6
106 American University (Washington College of Law) 9.9 District of Columbia 62.9 69.1 6.2
107 George Washington University 9.7 District of Columbia 62.9 69 6.1
108 St. Mary's University 9.6 Texas 60.6 66.4 5.8
108 University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill 9.6 North Carolina 69.1 75.7 6.6
110 University of Washington 8.6 Washington 73.5 79.8 6.3
111 University of Arkansas (Little Rock)  (Bowen) 8.4 Arkansas 80.6 87.4 6.8
112 Saint Louis University 8.2 Missouri 81.3 88 6.7
112 University of Montana 8.2 Montana 89 96.3 7.3
114 Oklahoma City University 8.1 Oklahoma 74.4 80.4 6
115 Willamette University 7.9 Oregon 81.3 87.7 6.4
116 University of Dayton 7.6 Ohio 80.2 86.3 6.1
117 University of Pittsburgh 7.3 Pennsylvania 81.7 87.7 6
117 University of Detroit Mercy 7.3 Michigan 71.2 76.4 5.2
119 University of Connecticut 7.2 Connecticut 76.5 82 5.5
120 Seattle University 7.1 Washington 73.5 78.7 5.2
121 Roger Williams University 6.8 Rhode Island 83.4 89.1 5.7
122 University of Idaho 6.0 Idaho 86.7 91.9 5.2
123 Indiana University–Indianapolis 5.4 Indiana 79.8 84.1 4.3
124 Northern Illinois University 5.1 Illinois 70.9 74.5 3.6
125 University of Oregon 4.8 Oregon 81.3 85.2 3.9
126 Case Western Reserve University 4.4 Ohio 80.2 83.7 3.5
127 University of Kentucky 4.2 Kentucky 88.3 92 3.7
128 Northern Kentucky University (Chase) 3.7 Kentucky 88.3 91.6 3.3
129 Villanova University 3.4 Pennsylvania 81.7 84.5 2.8
130 Penn State University (Dickinson School of Law) 3.3 Pennsylvania 81.7 84.4 2.7
130 Indiana University–Bloomington 3.3 Indiana 79.8 82.4 2.6
132 University of Louisville (Brandeis) 3.1 Kentucky 88.3 91 2.7
133 University of Cincinnati 2.9 Ohio 80.2 82.5 2.3
134 University of Colorado (Boulder) 2.8 Colorada 81.2 83.5 2.3
135 University of South Dakota 2.7 South Dakota 89.8 92.2 2.4
136 William Mitchell College of Law 2.6 Minnesota 86.2 88.4 2.2
137 Washburn University 2.1 Kansas 84.5 86.3 1.8
137 West Virginia University 2.1 West Virginia 89.6 91.5 1.9
137 Creighton University 2.1 Nebraska 87.7 89.5 1.8
140 University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) 2.0 Michigan 71.2 72.6 1.4
141 Northwestern University 1.8 Illinois 70.9 72.2 1.3
142 University of Nebraska–Lincoln 1.0 Nebraska 87.7 88.6 0.9
143 University of Utah (S.J. Quinney) 0.9 Utah 88.7 89.5 0.8
144 Hamline University 0.8 Minnesota 86.2 86.9 0.7
145 University of Arkansas (Fayetteville ) 0.2 Arkansas 80.6 80.8 0.2
145 Drake University 0.2 Iowa 89.7 89.9 0.2
145 University of Maine 0.2 Maine 91.9 92.1 0.2
148 Boston College -0.1 Massachusetts 77.8 77.7 -0.1
149 University of Notre Dame -0.6 Indiana 79.8 79.3 -0.5
150 Ohio State University (Moritz) -0.9 Ohio 80.2 79.5 -0.7
151 Lewis and Clark College (Northwestern) -1.1 Oregon 81.3 80.4 -0.9
152 University of Wyoming -1.2 Wyoming 91.6 90.5 -1.1
153 Temple University (Beasley) -1.7 Pennsylvania 81.7 80.3 -1.4
154 Vanderbilt University -2.5 Tennessee 75.8 73.9 -1.9
155 Rutgers State University–Newark -2.6 New Jersey 65.4 63.7 -1.7
156 Vermont Law School -3.2 Vermont 88.2 85.4 -2.8
156 University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) -3.2 Illinois 70.9 68.6 -2.3
158 Northeastern University -3.5 Massachusetts 77.8 75.1 -2.7
159 Brigham Young University-JReuben -3.6 Utah 88.7 85.5 -3.2
160 University of Kansas -3.7 Kansas 84.5 81.4 -3.1
161 Washington University in St. Louis -3.7 Missouri 81.3 78.3 -3
161 University of Chicago -3.9 Illinois 70.9 68.1 -2.8
163 University of Denver -4.4 Colorada 81.2 77.6 -3.6
164 University of Arizona (Rogers) -4.5 Arizona 73.4 70.1 -3.3
165 Arizona State University -4.9 Arizona 73.4 69.8 -3.6
165 Franklin Pierce Law Center -4.9 New Hampshire 85.6 81.4 -4.2
167 University of North Dakota -5.4 North Dakota 90.9 86 -4.9
168 Boston University -5.7 Massachusetts 77.8 73.4 -4.4
169 St. Thomas University -6.0 Florida 58.1 54.6 -3.5
169 Thomas M. Cooley Law School -6.0 Michigan 71.2 66.9 -4.3
171 University of Iowa -6.2 Iowa 89.7 84.1 -5.6
172 University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) -6.4 Minnesota 86.2 80.7 -5.5
173 Columbia University -7.4 New York 64.9 60.1 -4.8
174 Harvard University -9.8 Massachusetts 77.8 70.2 -7.6
175 University of Wisconsin (Madison) -11.7 Wisconsin 83.5 73.7 -9.8
176 Yale University -12.0 Connecticut 76.5 67.3 -9.2
177 CUNY-Queens College -12.5 New York 64.9 56.8 -8.1
178 University of Pennsylvania -14.0 Pennsylvania 81.7 70.3 -11.4
179 University of District of Columbia -25.3 District of Columbia 62.9 47 -15.9
180 North Carolina Central University -26.6 North Carolina 69.1 50.7 -18.4
181 Texas Southern University (Thurgood Marshall)1 -62.4 Texas 60.6 22.8 -37.8
182 Southern University -82.6 Louisana 65.5 11.4 -54.1
183 University of Puerto Rico -90.0 Puerto Rico 1 0.1 -0.9
184 Howard University -90.3 District of Columbia 62.9 6.1 -56.8
185 Inter-American University School of Law -100.0 Puerto Rico 1 0 -1
185 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico -100.0 Puerto Rico 1 0 -1
 
 

 

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