LSAT Sample Score Percentiles

Interpretation of Scores

For tests administered since June 1, 1991, the L.S.A.T. score scale ranges from 120 to 180. Scores reported on a standard scale permit direct comparison of scores achieved by candidates tested at different times when those scores are reported on the same standard scale. The actual numerical value of a score has meaning only when compared with scores achieved by other candidates on the same scale. To aid you in the interpretation of L.S.A.T. scores, we have included below a percent below value for each test score. The percent below values reported in Table 1 below are for scores earned since June 1, 1991, and show the percentages of test scores below each scaled score for the most recent three-year period: I999-2000, 2000-2001, and 2002-2003 testing years.

Law schools set their own standards for selecting entering classes. Schools differ in the emphasis they place on test scores compared with college records, honors or awards, recommendations, and other information. Candidates are strongly urged not to decide which law schools to apply to solely on the basis of their L.S.A.T. scores. The candidates should first consult the current admission data provided by law schools in the ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools (2004 Edition)or the 2003-2004 LSAT Registration and Information Book-Canadian Edition,which contains information regarding Canadian common-law law schools. In these materials, most law schools provide information about the standards they are applying in selecting the class for the current year.

Undergraduate Major Field Code List

Arts and Humanities

130 Architecture / Environmental Design

132 Art/Design

134 An History

136 Classics

13B Communications

140 Drama/Theatre Arts

142 English

144 Film Production

146 Fine Arts

148 Foreign Languages

150 French

152 German

154 Home Economics

156 Interdisciplinary Studies

158 Interior Design

160 Joumalism

162 Liberal Arts

164 Library Studies

166 Linguistics

168 Literature

170 Music

172 Performing Arts

174 Philosophy

176 Practical Arts

17B Religion / Religious Studies

179 Russian

180 Spanish

1B2 Speech

184 Theology

1B6 Visual Arts/Graphics

199 Other

Computer Science

300 Computer Information Systems

310 Computer Science. General

320 Computer Programming

330 Data Base Management

340 Information Systems

345 Mgmt Information Systems (MIS)

350 Systems Analysis

399 Other

Business and Management

200 Accounting

202 Advertising

204 Business Administration

206 Business Education

200 Business Management

210 Business Mgmt/Administration

212 Business and Commerce, General

214 Economics

216 Finance

21B Industrial Management

220 Industrial Relations

221 Insurance and Risk Management

222 International Business

224 Hotel/Restaurant Management

226 Marketing

22B Personnel Management

230 Recreation Management

232 Real Estate

234 Sales/Retail

236 Transportation and Commerce

299 Other

Engineering

400 Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering

402 Architectural Engineering

404 Bio/Biomedical

406 Chemical Engineering

408 Civil Engineering

410 Computer Engineering

412 Construction Engineering

414 Electrical Engineering

416 Electronic Engineering

418 Engineering echnologies/Design

420 Environmental Engineering

422 Industrial Engineering

424 Manufacturing Engineering

426 Mechanical Engineering

428 Mining Engineering

430 Nuclear Engineering

432 Petroleum Engineering

434 Systems Control Engineering

499 Other

Natural Sciences

600 Agriculture

602 Agronomy

604 Astronomy

606 Aviation Science

608 Biochemistry

610 Biology, General

612 Biology, Specialization

614 Biophysics

616 Botany

618 Chemistry, General

620 Chemistry, Specialization

622 Environmental Sciences

624 Forestry

626 Geography

628 Geology/Earth Sciences

630 Geophysics

632 Marine Studies

634 Mathematics

636 Nuclear Science

638 Oceanography

640 Physical Sciences

642 Physics, General

644 Physics, Specialization

646 Space Physics

648 Statistics

650 Zoology

699 Other

Health Professions

500 Animal Sciences/Veterinary Medicine

502 Dietetics/Nutritional Science

504 Health/Kinesiology

506 Hospital/Health Care Administration

508 Medical Lab / Technology / Radiology

510 Nursing

512 Dccupational Therapy

514 Pathology

516 Pharmacy

518 Physical Therapy

520 Predentistry / Dentistry

522 Premedical/Medicine

524 Speech Pathology / Audiology

599 Other

Social Sciences, Helping Professions

700 African American Studies

702 American Civilization

704 Anthropology

706 Archaeology

708 Bilingual Education

710 Criminal Justice

712 Criminology

714 Education, General

716 Education/Administration

718 Education Psychology

720 Elementary Education

722 Family Relations / Child Development

724 Government/Service

726 Guidance/Counseling

728 History

730 Indian Studies

732 International Studies

734 Inter American Relations

736 Law Enforcement

738 Mexican American Studies

740 Miliary Science

742 Office Systems

744 Physical Education

746 Police Administration

748 Policy Studies

750 Political Science

752 Prelaw

754 Psychology

756 Public Affairs / Services / Administration

758 Recreation and Leisure Services

760 Secondary Education

762 Sociology

764 Social Work

766 Special Education / Disabilities / Handicapped

768 Urban Studies/Regional Planning

770 Women's Studies

799 Other

Other

999 Any area not listed

Table 1

Scaled
Score
% below for LSAT 2000-2003*

180

179

178

177

176

175

174

173

172

17l

170

169

168

167

166

165

164

163

162

161

160

159

158

157

156

155

154

153

152

151

150

149

148

147

146

145

144

143

142

141

140

139

138

137

136

135

134

133

132

131

130

129

128

127

126

125

124

123

122

121

120

99.9

99.9

99.9

99.8

99.8

99.7

99.5

99.3

99.0

98.5

98.1

97.5

96.8

95.7

94.7

93.3

91.6

89.9

87.6

85.2

82.6

79.6

77.0

73.1

69.6

66.4

62.1

57.9

54.2

49.8

45.8

41.8

38.0

34.2

30.4

27.1

24.0

20.8

18.3

15.5

13.5

11.3

9.6

8.1

6.7

5.6

4.6

3.6

3.0

2.4

2.0

1.5

1.2

1.0

0.8

0.6

0.5

0.4

0.3

0.3

0.0

The figures in Table 1 indicate the percentages of test scores in the 2000-2003 testing years below each score given.

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