Undergraduate Majors of 1998 applicants to U.S. Law Schools*

 
Major
# of total applicants
% of total applicants
# admitted
%  admitted
# enrolled
% enrolled
Political Science
13,431 18.57% 9,813 73.01% 8,393 62.49%
History
5,178 7.16% 4087 78.93% 3,431 66.26%
English
5,017 6.94% 3,861 76.96% 3,252 64.82%
Psychology
3,828 5.59% 2,802 73.20% 2,338 61.10%
Criminal Justice
3,231 4.47% 1,819 56.29% 1,524 47.17%
Economics
2,610 3.60% 2,037 78.05% 1,660 63.60%
Accounting
2,124 2.94% 1,518 71.47% 1,223 57.58%
Sociology
1,918 2.65%
1,271
67.27%
1064
55.47%
Business Adm.
1,799 2.49% 1,018 56.59% 828 56.59%
Finance
1,667
2.30%
1,185
71.09%
973
58.37%
General Biology
1,164
1.61%
875
75.17%
712
61.68%
Business Mgt.
1,103 1.52% 667 60.47% 548 49.79%
Marketing
967 1.37% 619 64.01% 503 52.02%
Biology, spec.
513 .71% 422 82.26% 340
66.28%
Environm. Sci.
456
.63%
375
82.24%
295
64.69%
Chemistry
453 .61% 343 75.72% 280 61.81%
Mathematics
328 .45% 251 76.52% 191 58.23%
Computer Sci.
307
.42%
192
62.54%
133
43.32%
Physics 115 .16% 101 87.83% 70 60.87%
Other 26,131 36.12% 17,147 65.63% 13,201 50.52%
TOTAL 72,340 100.00% 50,403 69.68% 41,568 57.46%

Highest admissions rates: >70%: Physics, Biology specialties, Environmental Science, History, Economics, English, General Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Psychology, Political Science, Finance

Lowest admission rates (below average rate):  Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Business Management, Marketing, Computer Science, Sociology

*Based on information obtained from LSAC for the 1998 entering class.  Table compiled by  Carol A. Leach.