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What is a good LSAT score?

To determine what is a “good” LSAT score for you, you should take into account the mean scores at the schools to which you are planning to apply, your practice test scores, and the other strengths of your law school application. For example, if your score is well above the 75th percentile of students admitted to your top-choice law school, you can feel confident that you have a “good” score.

LSAT scores are scaled from 120 to 180. The mean score of students who took the LSAT between June 2014 and February 2017 was 150.75, the 80th percentile score was 160, and the 95th percentile score was 168. Selective law schools often have average scores that are considerably higher than these national averages (e.g., the median LSAT score of students enrolled at Harvard Law School is 174 and at Yale Law School is 175). You can look up the relevant range of scores on the websites of the schools to which you are applying, or on national ranking sites, to determine what LSAT score you will need to present a strong application, or you can use LSAC’s Official Guide to ABA-Approved JD Programs tool.

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