J.D. Admissions


2016 Entering Class Profile

Applications 2565
Class Size 214
Median LSAT 159
Median GPA 3.53

Asian/ Pacific Islander 12.6%
Black/ African-American 6.1%
Hispanic 21.5%
Native American 0.5%

Female 46.7%
Non-resident 11.2%
Previous graduate degree 11.2%
Average Age 26

Please note, this information represents class statistics as of August 22, 2016.  

*First-year students are divided into four sections–three full-time sections and one part-time section. Students from the 2016 incoming class represented more than 90 undergraduate schools. The top feeder schools were:

1. University of Texas-Austin
2. University of Houston
3. Texas A&M University   
4. Sam Houston State University
5. Trinity University

There were more than 50 different majors represented. The top majors were:
1. Political Science
2. Psychology
3. English and Liberal Arts
4. Economics and History

Incoming students speak at least 14 different languages. Twenty-four students have already earned at least one graduate degree, including 2 Ph.Ds, and 2 MBAs.

The Bar Exam
Law Center graduates have consistently outperformed the overall bar passage rate of first-time test-takers from all Texas law schools. The July 2015 bar pass rate for UHLC graduates was 77.01%.  The February 2016 bar pass rate was 83.33%, #1 in the state of Texas.