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Three-Year Applicant Volume Graphs

Oct 24, 2013, 11:39 AM

Three-Year Applicant Volume Graphs

The following ABA and Canadian data do not include deferrals. Deferrals are defined as “admitted applicants who were granted a postponed enrollment for a subsequent term.”

Three-Year ABA Volume Comparison

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

As of 6/5/15, there are 327,793 fall 2015 applications submitted by 50,269 applicants. Applicants are down 2.5% and applications are down 4.6% from 2014.

Last year at this time, we had 95% 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 60,000 indicating number of applicants. The line labeled Fall 2013 increases from 12,897 in November to 48,874 in March, then begins to plateau from March until August ending at 59,429. The line labeled Fall 2014 rises from 11,340 in November to 45,344
at the end of Mach, then rises slightly until 54,527 at the beginning of August. The line labelled Fall 2015 begins with 11,415 at the beginning of November, and rises to 50,269 at the beginning of June.

Last year at this time, we had 95% of the preliminary final application count.

A line chart titled Fall ABA Applications by Week. The horizontal axis represents months November through August. Along its vertical axis are numbers 0 through 500,000 indicating number of applications. The line labeled Fall 2013 increases from 78,172 in November to 341,968 in March, ending at 383,887 in August. The line labeled Fall 2014 rises slightly from 67,195 to 307,854 in March, ending at 352,406 at the beginning of August. The line labeled Fall 2015 begins with 70,009 at the beginning of November, and rises to 327,793 at the beginning of June.

Three-Year Canadian Volume Comparison

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

As of 6/5/15, there are 24,769 fall 2015 applications submitted by 6,667 applicants. Applicants are down 2.1% and applications are down 4.5% from 2014.

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 2013 increases from 6,165 in November to 7,099 in March, rising slightly to end at 7,414 in August. The line labeled Fall 2014 rises slightly from 5,477 to 6,542 in March, ending at 6,829 at the beginning of August. The line labeled Fall 2015 begins with 5,208 at the beginning of November, and rises to 6,667 at the beginning of June.

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 2013 increases from 23,435 in November to 27,886 in March and ending at 28,622 in August. The line labeled Fall 2014 rises slightly from 20,743 to 25,319 by the middle of March, ending at 25,982 at the beginning of August. The line labeled Fall 2015 begins with 19,302 at the beginning of November, and rises to 24,769 at the beginning of June.

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