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Three-year Applicant Volume Graphs

Oct 24, 2013, 11:39 AM

Three-year Applicant Volume Graphs

Three-Year ABA Volume Comparison

The following charts report ABA applicants and applications for each of the past three falls.

As of 8/08/14, there are 352,406 fall 2014 applications submitted by 54,527 applicants. Applicants are down 6.7% and applications are down 8.2% from 2013.

Last year at this time, we had 100% of the preliminary final applicant count.

A line chart titled Fall ABA Applicants by Week. The horizontal axis represents months November through August. Along its vertical axis are numbers 0 through 100,000 indicating number of applicants. The line labeled Fall 2012 steadily rises from 16,719 in November to 59,090 in March, then begins to plateau from March until August ending at 67,735. The line labeled Fall 2013 increases from 12,728 in November to 48,674 in March, then begins to plateau from March until August ending at 59,426. The line labeled Fall 2014 rises slightly from 11,340 to 54,527 at the beginning of August.

Last year at this time, we had 100% of the preliminary final application count.

A line chart titled Fall ABA Applicants by Week. The horizontal axis represents months November through August. Along its vertical axis are numbers 0 through 100,000 indicating number of applicants. The line labeled Fall 2012 steadily rises from 16,719 in November to 59,090 in March, then begins to plateau from March until August ending at 67,735. The line labeled Fall 2013 increases from 12,728 in November to 48,674 in March, then begins to plateau from March until August ending at 59,426. The line labeled Fall 2014 rises slightly from 11,340 to 54,527 at the beginning of August.

Three-Year Canadian Volume Comparison

The following charts report Canadian law school applicants and applications for each of the past three falls.

As of 8/08/14, there are 25,982 fall 2014 applications submitted by 6,829 applicants. Applicants are down 7.9% and applications are down 9.2% from 2013.

Last year at this time, we had 100% of the preliminary final applicant count.

A line chart titled Fall Canadian Applicants by Week. The horizontal axis represents months November through August. Along its vertical axis are numbers 0 through 8,000 indicating number of applicants. The line labeled Fall 2012 curves gently beginning with 6,114 in November, reaching 7,503 in March, then continues to rise slightly ending in August at 7,787. The line labeled Fall 2013 increases from 6,121 in November to 7,098 in March, rising slightly to end at 7,425 in August. The line labeled Fall 2014 rises slightly from 5,477 to 6,829 at the beginning of August.

Last year at this time, we had 100% of the preliminary final application count.

A line chart titled Fall Canadian Applications by Week. The horizontal axis represents months November through August. Along its vertical axis are numbers 0 through 30,000 indicating number of applications. The line labeled Fall 2012 curves gently beginning with 21,117 in November, reaching 27,996 in March, then plateaus gently ending in August at 28,706. The line labeled Fall 2013 increases from 23,230 in November to 27,890 in March and ending at 28,639 in August. The line labeled Fall 2014 rises slightly from 20,743 to 25,982 at the beginning of August.

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