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

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 percent of people who score lower  than you. Because a 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 score, 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!  

LSAT SCORE LSAT PERCENTILE RANK
180 approx. 99++
175 approx. 99+
170 approx 98+
165 approx. 93+
160 approx. 82+
155 approx. 66+
150 approx. 46+
145 approx 27+
140 approx. 14+
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.

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

LSAT Scoring Chart

Understanding where your LSAT scores fall within the distribution of all scores can help you assess your competitiveness as a law school applicant. This chart provides a rough idea of where your score ranks relative to other test takers. Need to improve your score? Find the right LSAT prep plan for you.

LSAT Score %Below LSAT Score %Below LSAT Score %Below LSAT Score %Below
180 99.9 165 92.2 150 44.5 135 5.4
179 99.9 164 90.5 149 40.2 134 4.4
178 99.8 163 88.5 148 36.7 133 3.6
177 99.7 162 86.5 147 32.9 132 3.0
176 99.6 161 83.8 146 29.6 131 2.3
175 99.5 160 81.3 145 26.5 130 1.9
174 99.3 159 78.1 144 23.3 129 1.5
173 99.0 158 74.8 143 19.9 128 1.2
172 98.6 157 72.0 142 17.6 127 0.9
171 98.1 156 68.3 141 15.2 126 0.7
170 97.6 155 64.4 140 13.0 125 0.6
169 96.9 154 60.4 139 11.2 124 0.4
168 96.0 153 56.3 138 9.4 123 0.3
167 95.0 152 52.8 137 7.7 122 0.3
166 93.4 151 48.5 136 6.6 121 0.2
120 0.0

SOURCE: LSAC. The figures indicate the percentage of test scores in the 2004–2007 testing years next to each score given.


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