Law School GPA Requirements

The 50th percentile of people entering law school is on the right. The chart covers the trend since 2011. In recent years, there has been a slight decrease in the average student’s GPA. This means that it is slightly easier to get into law school than it was in the past.


Below are all the GPAs for students entering law school in 2015 for the full time program. All information has been supplied by the American Bar Association, who takes a survey of the ABA accredited schools. Individual school profiles are supplied by the ABA and may be accessed here.

If you are looking for additional information on the requirements of becoming a lawyer in specific states, check out the state bar profiles on the right. There are also lots of resources available to you, if you are looking to improve your GPA. Above The Law shows exactly how the Law School Admissions Council standardizes GPA scores. Also, if you currently have a low GPA, it may not derail your law school application. This is due to a couple of factors. First, your individual status (such as if you are in the military), could provide an exception to a low GPA. Second, in recent years, GPA requirements have become lower for students as the number of students applying to law school have shrunk. If you are looking to overcome a low GPA, and still have time in undergraduate school, there are lots of resources out there (Affiliate link).