2005 The Whitest Law School Report
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Chapter 6: The Whitest State Law Schools Based on State L.S.A.C. Applications

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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