# Learn About LSAT Scores, How They’re Calculated, And More!

## How is the LSAT scored?

The LSAT is scored at a scale of 120 to 180, with a mean score of about 150. However, if you’re trying to go into one of the top law schools, your ranking should be above 160. The test has about 101 questions, and each correct answer represents one point of your raw score. This raw score (0–101) is translated into a scaled score ranging from 120 to 180 using a specially formulated equation. For instance, a raw score of 99 out of 101 will convert to 180.

## LSAT Score Chart

 Scaled Score Raw Score Lowest Highest 120 99 100 121 * * 122 98 98 123 97 97 124 * * 125 96 96 126 95 95 127 * * 128 94 94 129 93 93 130 92 92 131 91 91 132 90 90 133 89 89 134 87 88 135 86 86 136 85 85 137 83 84 138 81 82 139 80 80 140 78 79 141 76 77 142 75 75 143 73 74 144 71 72 145 69 70 146 67 68 147 65 66 148 63 64 149 61 62 150 59 60 151 57 58 152 55 56 153 54 54 154 52 53 155 50 51 156 48 49 157 46 47 158 44 45 159 42 43 160 40 41 161 39 39 162 37 38 163 35 36 164 33 34 165 32 32 166 30 31 167 29 29 168 27 28 169 26 26 170 25 25 171 24 24 172 22 23 173 21 21 174 20 20 175 19 19 176 18 18 177 17 17 178 * * 179 16 16 180 0 15

## Law School LSAT Scores and GPA

Some law schools may weigh 70% of your LSAT score when evaluating admissions, compared to just 30% for your GPA.

Each school has a different system for test scores for GPA and LSAT. A university may, for instance, use (LSAT score-120)+ (GPA 20) as an index to evaluate you. Hence, if you have a 150 LSAT score and a 3.5 GPA score, the admissions scale would be the following:

• (150 – 120) + (3.5 × 20) = 100

Your LSAT score being more relevant than your 4-year GPA, probably sounds ridiculous. Why would a standardized multi-choice test be necessary as admissions to the law school? To clarify this, consider the flaws of other admissions factors:

• Based on the difficulties in comparing grades from different programs and schools, undergraduate GPA can be unreliable. There are enormous difficulties, even in individual classes within majors. Courses may not reflect the ability required for law schools. Nonetheless, law school recruitment officers don’t have that option and have to compare applicants from hundreds and hundreds or tens of thousands of students in different classes.

• It is difficult to distinguish between hundreds of candidates, all of whom claim their students are “excellent.” School administrators are often encouraged to do whatever it takes to help their students to enter top-ranking schools.

• Application essays are not necessarily academic or even personal. Most admissions consulting programs help students compose their essays. Furthermore, admission departments lack sufficient employees to read the essays. You may never read your application essay if your LSAT score and your GPA are far below average.

Given these factors, it is no wonder that admission officers at law schools tend to depend more on LSAT scores. High LSAT results are very unusual, but not high GPA, as it will have more value. The excellent news is LSAT is a great test, and if you master the LSAT, you can raise your score by 20 to 30 points.

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## Law School LSAT Scores

Below is a table of LSAT scores for top 20 law schools:

 Law Schools Rank Average LSAT scores by school Average GPA Admission Index Yale Law School New Haven, CT 1 173 3.93 212 Stanford Law School Palo Alto, CA 2 171 3.89 210 Harvard Law School Cambridge, MA 2 179 3.86 212 Columbia Law New York, NY 4 171 3.7 208 U.Chicago Law Chicago, IL 4 170 3.9 209 NYU Law School New York, NY 6 169 3.78 207 Penn Law Philadelphia, PA 7 169 3.89 207 UVA Law School Charlottesville, VA 8 168 3.86 206 Michigan Law Ann Arbor, MI 8 168 3.76 206 UC Berkeley Law Berkeley, CA 8 166 3.78 205 Duke Law Durham, NC 11 169 3.76 206 Northwestern Law Chicago, IL 12 168 3.77 207 Cornell Law Ithaca, NY 13 167 3.74 203 Georgetown Law Washington, DC 14 167 3.76 204 U.Texas Law Austin, TX 15 165 3.72 202 Vanderbilt Law Nashville, TN 16 166 3.74 203 UCLA Law Los Angeles, CA 17 166 3.74 203 ‎Washington U. Law St. Louis, MO 18 167 3.67 205 USC Law School Los Angeles, CA 19 166 3.76 204 U. Iowa Law Iowa City, IA 20 161 3.61 199 Boston University Law Boston, MA 20 164 3.68 201

## How long are LSAT scores valid?

After the exam, the LSAC will keep a record of your LSAT scores for 5 years. If you take the test multiple times, LSAC will keep track of each score and give you an average rating and a list of each score you obtained.

## How long does it take to get LSAT scores?

If you have an LSAC account, you will obtain your markup about 3 weeks after the exam. You can also receive your score via phone with TelScore at the cost of \$100, approximately three weeks after the exam.

## When do LSAT scores come out?

The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) transmits scores through e-mail about 4 weeks and about 5 weeks via mail after the test.

## What is the best way to get a near-perfect score on the LSAT?

The secret to getting a near-perfect result is patience, optimism, and enthusiasm with adequate preparation and review.

## Is 160 a good LSAT score for a 13-year-old with no prep?

For a typical LSAT student, 160 is a great score. For most of these ages, the average starting score was slightly less than 150.

## What schools accept low LSAT scores?

Below are law schools that accept low LSAT scores.

1. Southern University
2. North Carolina Central University
3. Thomas M. Cooley Law School
4. Ave Maria School of Law