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Three-Year Applicant Volume Graphs

Oct 24, 2013, 11:39 AM

Three-Year Applicant Volume Graphs

The following data include applicants to all academic terms. Previous Current Volume reports summarized applicants to the fall term only. The following ABA and Canadian data do not include deferrals. Deferrals are defined as “applicants admitted for a prior term who were granted a postponed enrollment to the current term.” Please note that the following summary defines an applicant as a candidate making one or more applications to any academic term.

Three-Year ABA Volume Comparison

As of 06/17/16, there are 341,049 applications submitted by 53,843 applicants for the 2016–2017 academic year. Applicants are up 1.4% and applications are up 1.9% from 2015–2016.

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

A line chart titled 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 2014 increases from 13,451 in November to 46,872 in March, then begins to plateau from March until August ending at 56,709. The line labeled 2015 rises from 12,632 in November to 45,560
in March, then rises slightly to 55,672 in August. The line labelled 2016 rises from 12,697 at the beginning of November to 46,008 in March and continues to rise to 53,843 as of June 17th, the current year-to-date. These data include applicants to all academic terms. Previous Current Volume reports summarized applicants to the Fall term only. These data do not include deferrals. Deferrals are defined as “applicants admitted for a prior term who were granted a postponed enrollment to the current term.” Please note that the summary defines an applicant as a candidate making one or more applications to any academic term.

Last year at this time, we had 97% of the preliminary final application count.

A line chart titled 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 2014 increases from 70,509 in November to 313,230 in March, ending at 358,088 in August. The line labeled 2015 rises slightly from 64,431 in November to 295,698 in March, ending at 343,884 at the beginning of August. The line labeled 2016 begins with 61,170 at the beginning of November and rises to 299,758 in March, continuing to rise to 341,049 as of June 17th, the most current year-to-date. These data include applicants to all academic terms. Previous Current Volume reports summarized applicants to the Fall term only. These do not include deferrals. Deferrals are defined as “applicants admitted for a prior term who were granted a postponed enrollment to the current term.” Please note that the summary defines an applicant as a candidate making one or more applications to any academic term.

Three-Year Canadian Volume Comparison

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

As of 06/17/16, there are 24,153 applications submitted by 6,653 applicants for the 2016–2017 academic year. Applicants are down 0.3% and applications are down 2.5% from 2015–2016.

Last year at this time, we had 99% of the preliminary final applicant count.

A line chart titled 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 2014 increases from 5,477 in November to 6,540 in March, rising slightly to end at 6,827 in August. The line labeled 2015 rises slightly from 5,106 in November to 6,409 in March, ending at 6,705 at the beginning of August. The line labeled 2016 rises from 5,081 in November to 6,334 in March, then rises to 6,653 as of June 17th,the most current year-to-date. These data include applicants to all academic terms. Previous Current Volume reports summarized applicants to the Fall term only. These data do not include deferrals. Deferrals are defined as “applicants admitted for a prior term who were granted a postponed enrollment to the current term.” Please note that the summary defines an applicant as a candidate making one or more applications to any academic term.

Last year at this time, we had 99% of the preliminary final application count.

A line chart titled 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 2014 increases from 20,743 in November to 25,311 in March and ending at 25,973 in August. The line labeled 2015 rises from 18,882 to 24,321 by the middle of March, ending at 24,812 at the beginning of August. The line labeled 2016 begins with 18,475 in November, rises to 23,507 in March, and continues to rise slightly to 24,153 as of June 17th, the most current year-to-date. These data include applicants to all academic terms. Previous Current Volume reports summarized applicants to the Fall term only. These data do not include deferrals. Deferrals are defined as “applicants admitted for a prior term who were granted a postponed enrollment to the current term.” Please note that the summary defines an applicant as a candidate making one or more applications to any academic term.

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