According to data from the Law School Admission Council (unpublished, 1999) there were 71,726 applicants to at least one of the American Bar Association (ABA) approved law schools nationwide for the application year of 1997-98. Their average Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score was 151.4, and 70.1% of them were admitted to at least one law school.
Below are the figures for the five majors with the largest number of law school applicants for that year.
|Major||# of Applicants||Average LSAT score||Rate of Admission|
Now compare these numbers with those of philosophy majors:
Philosophers had the highest average score and were the most likely of any major to be admitted into law school.