Profile - Class of 2020

Overview

Applications Received: 2,367
Total Number of Offers: 981
Class Size: 165
Median LSAT: 161
Median GPA: 3.56
Percentage of Students Self-Identifying as Members of a Racial/Ethnic Minority: 27%
Percentage of Men/Women: 51% / 49%
Age Range: 20 - 56
Average Age: 23
Percentage of Students Entering Directly from College: 44%

Geographic Information

Incoming students hail from 34 states plus the District of Columbia. Seven countries (Bolivia, Canada, China, Greece, India, South Korea and Zimbabwe) are represented. States with five or more students:

  • Alabama - 6
  • California - 7
  • Florida - 8
  • Georgia - 6
  • Maryland - 7
  • Michigan - 5
  • North Carolina - 13
  • New Jersey - 9
  • New York - 10
  • Tennessee - 8
  • Texas - 9
  • Virginia - 33

*20% of the incoming students are from Virginia.

Undergraduate Education

Members of the Class of 2020 earned undergraduate degrees from 115 different institutions. Schools with three or more students:

  • College of William and Mary - 3
  • George Washington University - 3
  • James Madison University - 4
  • Michigan State University - 3
  • Penn State University - 4
  • University of Florida - 3
  • University of Georgia - 4
  • University of North Carolina - 5
  • University of South Carolina - 3
  • University of Virginia - 11
  • Virginia Tech - 3
  • Washington and Lee University - 3

Undergraduate Majors

Members of the Class of 2020 majored in a variety of subjects during their respective undergraduate years. Majors with five or more students:

  • Business Admin or Management - 5
  • Criminal Justice or Criminology - 7
  • Economics - 7
  • English - 8
  • History - 17
  • Humanities - 5
  • Philosophy - 8
  • Political Science - 36

Hobbies and Interests

The 165 students of the Class of 2020 have a wide variety of background and interests. Eight students are members of Phi Beta Kappa, and six students are members of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK).  Six students are veterans of the armed services, and an additional two commissioned into the military in the summer prior to matriculating to W&L Law.  Many of the members of the Class of 2020 are musicians or singers. Five students are Eagle Scouts. Students competed at the collegiate level in many sports, including baseball, cheerleading, equestrian, football, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field, and wrestling.

Several students have experience working in Washington, DC, either as congressional interns or staffers. 48% of the incoming students have either completed a legal internship or have other law-related work experience.  Others studied or worked abroad; consistent with this international orientation, members of the Class of 2020 speak a variety of languages including American Sign Language, Arabic, Armenian, Czech, French, German, Greek, Gujrati, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tegulu, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

*All numbers are accurate as of August 15, 2017.  Final official numbers will be confirmed on October 5.