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Humanities Majors and the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

Humanities students are much more likely to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) than the admission exam for medical or business school, and their average test scores are close to or appreciably better than students in the sciences.

Findings and Trends

  • From 1996 to 2009, the humanities share of LSAT examinees hovered around 20% of all test takers, according to data provided by the Law School Admission Council (Indicator III-5e).
  • From 1996 to 2009, humanities majors performed somewhat better on the LSAT than behavioral and social science graduates, and their average score was within one point of engineering, math, and natural science majors (Indicator III-5f).
III-5e: Law School Admission Test Examinees’ Fields of Undergraduate Study, 1996–2009
Source: Data provided by Law School Admission Council at the request of the Humanities Indicators.
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III-5f: Law School Admission Test Mean Score,* by Examinee’s Field of Undergraduate Study, 1996–2009

* The LSAT is scored on a scale ranging from 120 to 180.

Source: Data provided by Law School Admission Council at the request of the Humanities Indicators.

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