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

 
Major
# of total applicants
% of total applicants
# admitted
%  admitted
# enrolled
% enrolled
Political Science
13,43118.57%9,81373.01%8,39362.49%
History
5,1787.16%408778.93%3,43166.26%
English
5,0176.94%3,86176.96%3,25264.82%
Psychology
3,8285.59%2,80273.20%2,33861.10%
Criminal Justice
3,2314.47%1,81956.29%1,52447.17%
Economics
2,6103.60%2,03778.05%1,66063.60%
Accounting
2,1242.94%1,51871.47%1,22357.58%
Sociology
1,9182.65%
1,271
67.27%
1064
55.47%
Business Adm.
1,7992.49%1,01856.59%82856.59%
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.
1,1031.52%66760.47%54849.79%
Marketing
9671.37%61964.01%50352.02%
Biology, spec.
513.71%42282.26%340
66.28%
Environm. Sci.
456
.63%
375
82.24%
295
64.69%
Chemistry
453.61%34375.72%28061.81%
Mathematics
328.45%25176.52%19158.23%
Computer Sci.
307
.42%
192
62.54%
133
43.32%
Physics115.16%10187.83%7060.87%
Other26,13136.12%17,14765.63%13,20150.52%
TOTAL72,340100.00%50,40369.68%41,56857.46%

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.