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JD Admissions Statistics

  • Overview - Fall 2021 Entering Class
    Applied 7,693
    Enrolled 313
    25%/Median/75% UGPA 3.61/3.84/3.93
    25%/Median/75% LSAT 166/171/172
    First-generation College Graduation 15%
    LGBTQ+ 18%
    1 or More Years Off After Undergrad 75%
  • Gender and Identity
    Women 49%
    Men 50%
    Nonbinary or Other Genders 2%

    Total percentage is greater than 100 due to rounding.

  • Racial Composition
    White 61%
    Asian American 17%
    Latinx 11%
    African American 10%
    Native American 4%
    Not Indicated 2%
    Multiracial 15%
    Total students of color 37%

    Total percentage is greater than 100 due to multiracial identities; students who self-identify in more than one category are included in multiple categories.

  • Geographic Information
    Michigan Residents 24%
    States Represented Plus D.C. and Puerto Rico 44
    Countries Represented 12

    Distribution

    Northeast 13%
    Mid-Atlantic 10%
    Southeast 10%
    Great Lakes & Central Plains (excl. MI) 15%
    Southwest & Rockies 9%
    Pacific 10%
    International 5%
  • Age
    Mean age 24.4
    Median age 24
    Age range 20 to 37

Michigan Law at a Glance

Michigan Law is one of the world’s premier legal institutions, but we take particular pride in the fact that our students truly enjoy their time here, even as they are immersed in a rigorous educational environment. 

In part, this is because we attract people who really care about community, and who want to be engaged with their fellow students. We also offer a breadth of curricular resources, including the opportunity to do graduate work at our 100 top-ranked schools and departments. 

Visiting the Law School

If you would like to visit Michigan Law, we would be happy to welcome you for a tour and individual appointment. Please refer to this page for details about scheduling a visit. 

If you would like to schedule a meeting with an admissions counselor, whether in person or via phone or video chat, please email us at law.jd.admissions@umich.edu or give us a call at 734.764.0537. 

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Discover Ann Arbor

The sixth borough, the 21st arrondissement, the second Loop, the seventh Zone: Ann Arbor has been called all of these and more. But only in the minds of its residents. 

Ann Arbor’s charm is known almost exclusively to the people who have lived here, but we assure you, it does exist.

We know you’ll just Google us, so we wanted to give you something that you can’t find on Google: an alum’s honest assessment. 

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Most Educated City in the U.S.
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#2
Most Livable City in the U.S.
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#9
Most Innovative Metro Areas in the U.S.
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To call Ann Arbor the quintessential college town is an understatement; it was, for me, the ideal place to study law. The law school is housed in one of the world's most beautiful college quads. It's walking distance to pedestrian-friendly streets, dotted with charming bars, restaurants, and book stores. The campus is anchored by the largest stadium in the country, which on fall Saturdays turns Ann Arbor into a revelrous ocean of maize and blue.

Barney Eskandari '06

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