Current LSAT Testing Year Volumes

LSAT Registration Volumes

Data as of January 25, 2019

Here are the registration numbers for the June 11th LSAT administration (final count), the July 23rd LSAT administration (final count), the September 8th (5th for Sabbath observers) LSAT administration (final count), the November 17th (19th for Sabbath observers) LSAT administration (final count), and the January 26th (28th for Sabbath observers) LSAT administration (as of 1/25/2019, last update before final counts). The previous year counts are as of the same point in time relative to the respective test date.

With the addition of test administrations and the accompanying change in testing schedule, there is no perfect method of comparing administrations on a one-to-one basis. Ultimately, the best numbers for comparison will come after all administrations for the testing year have been completed so that the entire testing year can be compared to the previous year. We have chosen a modified year-to-date method as the best way to compare registration counts by administration. For the January administration, the sum of June, July, September, and November 2018 and January 2019 registrations are compared to that of June, September, and December 2017 and February 2018 registrations.

LSAT Admin 2017–18 Registrations 2018–19 Registrations 2018–19 First-Time Test Takers
June 30,333 24,909 16,706 (67%)
July   12,547 8,367 (67%)
Sept 39,590 30,572 18,237 (60%)
Nov   36,891 18,661 (51%)
Dec 43,559    
Jan   29,168 13,159 (45%)
Feb 28,352    
Totals 141,834 134,087  
Difference -7,747 (-5.5%)  

LSAT Taker Volumes

Final test taker counts for the June 11, July 23, September 8 (September 5 for Sabbath observers), and the November 17 (November 19 for Sabbath observers) LSAT administrations are available below.

LSAT Admin 2017 Test Takers 2018 Test Takers 2018 First-Time
Test Takers
June 27,606 22,489 15,562 (69%)
July   11,589 7,990 (69%)
Sept 37,146 28,853 17,552 (61%)
Nov   34,706 17,790 (51%)
Dec 40,096    
Totals 104,848 97,637 58,894 (60%)
Difference  -7,211   (-6.9%)  

Older Data

For historic LSAT administration numbers, please refer to LSAT Trends: Total LSATs Administered by Admin & Year.