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Law School Admissions Statistics

Interested in learning more about Maryland’s pre-law advising program?

The Pre-Law Advising Office serves students interested in law school and legal careers. We offer a variety of advising services to guide students through the academic and administrative processes necessary to achieve their goals. Our office also hosts events throughout the year to meet student and alumni needs, including a law school fair, admissions panels, and interviews on campus with many of our top feeders.

What is Maryland’s acceptance rate into law schools?

Maryland students have acceptance rates consistently higher than the national average. In 2023, 94% of Maryland seniors and 82% of all Maryland graduates were admitted to one or more law schools, compared to 81% of seniors and 70% of all graduates nationally.

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How many students are accepted into top law schools?

Many Maryland students and alumni are accepted at schools ranked in the Top 10 and Top 30 by US News & World Report. Maryland students and alumni are currently attending Top 10 and Top 30 schools in significant numbers, with over 180 Terps now studying at a Top 30 law school.

Individual School Acceptances of Maryland Students in Top law Schools

Harvard 19 Washington University 20
University of Chicago 19 University of Southern California 16
Cornell 18 George Mason 42
New York University 35 William & Mary 22
University of Pennsylvania 17 Emory 34
University of Virginia 38 Washington & Lee 23
University of Michigan 16 Fordham 38
Duke 18 Boston College 32
Northwestern 20 Maryland 230
Georgetown 59 Boston University 33
Vanderbilt 25 George Washington 145
Notre Dame 17 University of California, Los Angeles 17


Top 10 Acceptances 179
Top 10 Matriculants 67
Top 30 Acceptances 558
Top 30 Matriculants 183

Where do Maryland students and alumni go to law school?

Maryland alumni attend law schools all over the country. Maryland is consistently among the top 20 largest feeders to law schools, with approximately 350 seniors and alumni applying to law school last year.

Schools Accepting 4 or More Maryland Students for Fall 2023 Admission

Top 50 Schools * 

American Chicago* Georgetown* Northwestern* Syracuse
Illinois* Chicago Kent Harvard* Ohio State* Temple
San Diego Columbia* Hofstra Pace Texas*
Baltimore Indiana* Howard Penn* Penn State - Dickinson
Boston College* Cornell* Loyola-Chicago Colorado Tulane
Boston Univ.* UDC Maryland Lewis & Clark Vanderbilt*
Brooklyn Drexel Miami Richmond Vermont
Cal-Berkeley* Duke* Michigan* Rutgers Villanova
New Hampshire Penn State - University Park Notre Dame* St. John's Virginia*
Cal-Davis* Emory* New England Law Widener - PA Wash. & Lee*
UCLA* Florida* New York Law Seton Hall Washington Univ.*
Cardozo Fordham* NYU* CUNY Florida State
Catholic George Mason* UNC* USC* Widener - Del.
Charleston George Wash.* Northeastern Suffolk William & Mary*
NC Central Wisconsin*

How do Maryland applicants perform at our top feeder schools?

The acceptance rate of Maryland seniors and alumni is consistently better than the overall acceptance rate at most of our top feeders.

Top Feeders & Acceptance Rates 2021-2023

Top Feeders Maryland Acceptance Rate Overall Acceptance Rate UMD v. Overall
Maryland 41% 31% +10
George Washington 33% 25% +8
American 36% 32% +4
Georgetown 14% 16% -2
Baltimore 71% 56% +15
Penn 10% 10% 0
NYU 19% 16% +3
Catholic 47% 35% +12
Fordham 20% 19% +1
George Mason 27% 20% +7
Virginia 21% 11% +10
Columbia 9% 12% -3
Boston University 18% 18% 0
Harvard 13% 9% +4
Brooklyn 54% 45% +9
Cardozo 44% 34% +10
Boston College 22% 16% +6
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