Archive: 2001-2015 Applicants by Gender/Sex

This is important.Please Note: Archived data are not comparable to current data.

A historic volume summary of applicants by gender/sex is available below. Please note:

  • These data display Academic Year. Academic year reflects the law school enrollment year. For example, academic year 2015 or 2015–2016 would indicate the academic year beginning in fall 2015 and extending into spring 2016.
  • The following data include applicants for the fall term only and also include deferrals. Deferrals are defined as “applicants admitted for a prior term who were granted a postponed enrollment to the current term.”
  • These data reflect final end-of-year counts of applicants to ABA-approved law schools.
  • “All” applicants are rounded to the nearest hundred. All other volumes are rounded to the nearest ten.
  • % change from prior year is computed on unrounded counts.

2010–2015 Archives

Applicant Group Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
All Count 87,900 78,500 67,900 59,400 55,700 54,500
% change from prior year 1.5% -10.7% -13.5% -12.5% -6.2% -2.2%
Female Count 41,520 37,500 33,200 29,370 27,800 27,580
% change from prior year 0.0% -9.7% -11.5% -11.6% -5.4% -0.8%
Male Count 45,900 40,400 34,440 29,870 27,790 26,710
% change from prior year 3.1% -12.0% -14.7% -13.3% -6.9% -3.9%
Declined to Respond Count 490 570 220 150 130 180
% change from prior year -17.8% 16.2% -61.4% -32.4% -13.5% 43.8%

2001–2009 Archives

Applicant Group Fall
2001
Fall
2002
Fall
2003
Fall
2004
Fall
2005
Fall
2006
Fall
2007
Fall
2008
Fall
2009
All Count 77,200 90,900 99,500 100,600 95,800 88,700 84,000 83,400 86,600
% change from prior year 3.6% 17.6% 9.5% 1.1% -4.8% -7.4% -5.2% -0.8% 3.8%
Female Count 38,230 44,040 48,170 48,680 46,050 42,500 40,960 40,780 41,510
% change from prior year 3.7% 15.2% 9.4% 1.1% -5.4% -7.7% -3.6% -0.4% 1.8%
Male Count 37,890 44,510 49,690 50,720 48,640 45,370 42,480 41,960 44,470
% change from prior year 3.7% 17.5% 11.6% 2.1% -4.1% -6.7% -6.4% -1.2% 6.0%
No Gender ID Count 1,120 2,300 1,650 1,210 1,070 800 580 630 600
% change from prior year -2.7% 105.4% -28.3% -26.7% -11.4% -25.6% -27.1% 9.1% -6.0%

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This is important.Please Note: Data starting in 2016 include applicants for all terms and do not include deferrals; therefore, archived data are not comparable to current data.

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