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All law school applicants must take an entry exam known as the LSAT–the Law School Admissions Test.

The exam is used to test each applicant’s aptitude in areas such as reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning.

According to U.S. News,

Scores range from 120 to 180. Based on LSAT scores reported by 192 ranked schools to U.S. News in an annual survey, the national average median is 156. At the 11 programs with the highest scores, including ties, the average median score is nearly 171.

Below is a list of Massachusetts’ law schools and their students’ median scores on the LSAT exam.

  1. Harvard University – 173
  2. Boston University – 163
  3. Boston College – 162
  4. Northeastern University – 161
  5. Suffolk University – 150
  6. University of Massachusetts – 148
  7. Western New England University – 147
  8. New England School of Law – 147.

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