Your LSAT score is the most important factor for admission to law school. The highest LSAT score is 180. The average LSAT score is about 152.

A "good" LSAT score depends on the law schools you are considering. Compare your LSAT scores to the score ranges for admitted students at law schools on your list. Read on to learn more about LSAT scoring.

LSAT score bell curve

Average LSAT Score

The LSAT score range is 120–180, and the median score is approximately 152. You need to get about 60 questions right (out of 99–102 questions) to get that median score of 152, which means you need to bat about 60 percent.

LSAT Percentiles

Your LSAT percentile compares your score with everyone else who has taken the LSAT in the previous three years. Your  score's percentile rank is the percentage of people who score lower  than you.  Because 152 is the median LSAT score, it would give you a percentile ranking of approximately 50.

It's common to talk in terms of LSAT scores, but law schools also look at your score percentile. Small LSAT score gains can net big results. The following table summarizes the difference that just five points can make!  

180 approx. 99++
175 approx. 99+
170 approx 95+
165 approx. 89+
160 approx. 75+
155 approx. 58+
150 approx. 40+
145 approx 23+
140 approx. 11+
135 approx 5+

*Take note: LSAT score percentiles may vary slightly depending on the year in which they are reported, so the numbers provided in this article are rough estimates.

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Good LSAT Scores for YOUR Goals

A good LSAT score is one that gets you into the law school you want to attend. Check out the LSAT score ranges for the schools on your list in our law school profiles, and see how your scores compare. Use our law school search to find the programs you want to research. 

Sample Law School Profile

sample LSAT score range

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