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L.S.A.T. Sample Score Percentiles

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Interpretation of Scores

For tests administered since June 1, 1991, the L.S.A.T. score scale ranges from 120 to 180. Scores reported on a standard scale permit direct comparison of scores achieved by candidates tested at different times when those scores are reported on the same standard scale. The actual numerical value of a score has meaning only when compared with scores achieved by other candidates on the same scale. To aid you in the interpretation of L.S.A.T. scores, we have included below a percent below value for each test score. The percent below values reported in Table 1 below are for scores earned since June 1, 1991, and show the percentages of test scores below each scaled score for the most recent three-year period: I999-2000, 2000-2001, and 2002-2003 testing years.
Law schools set their own standards for selecting entering classes. Schools differ in the emphasis they place on test scores compared with college records, honors or awards, recommendations, and other information. Candidates are strongly urged not to decide which law schools to apply to solely on the basis of their L.S.A.T. scores. The candidates should first consult the current admission data provided by law schools in the ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools (2004 Edition)or the 2003-2004 LSAT Registration and Information Book-Canadian Edition,which contains information regarding Canadian common-law law schools. In these materials, most law schools provide information about the standards they are applying in selecting the class for the current year.

Undergraduate Major Field Code List Table

Arts and Humanities
130 Architecture/Environmental Design
132 Art/Design
134 An History
136 Classics
13B Communications
140 Drama/Theatre Arts
142 English
144 Film Production
146 Fine Arts
148 Foreign Languages
150 French
152 German
154 Home Economics
156 Interdisciplinary Studies
158 Interior Design
160 Joumalism
162 Liberal Arts
164 Library Studies
166 Linguistics
168 Literature
170 Music
172 Performing Arts
174 Philosophy
176 Practical Arts
17B Religion/Religious Studies
179 Russian
180 Spanish
1B2 Speech
184 Theology
1B6 Visual Arts/Graphics
199 Other

Computer Science
300 Computer Information Systems
310 Computer Science. General
320 Computer Programming
330 Data Base Management
340 Information Systems
345 Mgmt Iformation Systems (MIS)
350 Systems Analysis
399 Other

Business and Management
200 Accounting
202 Advertising
204 Business Administration
206 Business Education
200 Business Management
210 Business Mgmt/Administration
212 Business and Commerce, General
214 Economics
216 Finance
21B Industrial Management
220 Industrial Relations
221 Insurance and Risk Management
222 International Business
224 Hotel/Restaurant Management
226 Marketing
22B Personnel Management
230 Recreation Management
232 Real Estate
234 Sales/Retail
236 Transportation and Commerce
299 Other

Engineering
400 Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering
402 Architectural Engineering
404 Bio/Biomedical
406 Chemical Engineering
408 Civil Engineering
410 Computer Engineering
412 Construction Engineering
414 Electrical Engineering
416 Electronic Engineering
418 Engineering echnologies/Design
420 Environmental Engineering
422 Industrial Engineering
424 Manufacturing Engineering
426 Mechanical Engineering
428 Mining Engineering
430 Nuclear Engineering
432 Petroleum Engineering
434 Systems Control Engineering
499 Other
Natural Sciences
600 Agriculture
602 Agronomy
604 Astronomy
606 Aviation Science
608 Biochemistry
610 Biology, General
612 Biology, Specialization
614 Biophysics
616 Botany
618 Chemistry, General
620 Chemistry, Specialization
622 Environmental Sciences
624 Forestry
626 Geography
628 Geology/Earth Sciences
630 Geophysics
632 Marine Studies
634 Mathematics
636 Nuclear Science
638 Oceanography
640 Physical Sciences
642 Physics, General
644 Physics, Specialization
646 Space Physics
648 Statistics
650 Zoology
699 Other
Health Professions
500 Animal Sciences/Veterinary Medicine
502 Dietetics/Nutritional Science
504 Health/Kinesiology
506 Hospital/Health Care Administration
508 Medical Lab/Technology/Radiology
510 Nursing
512 Dccupational Therapy
514 Pathology
516 Pharmacy
518 Physical Therapy
520 Predentistry/Dentistry
522 Premedical/Medicine
524 Speech Pathology/Audiology
599 Other

Social Sciences, Helping Professions
700 African American Studies
702 American Civilization
704 Anthropology
706 Archaeology
708 Bilingual Education
710 Criminal Justice
712 Criminology
714 Education, General
716 Education/Administration
718 Education Psychology
720 Elementary Education
722 Family Relations/Child Development
724 Government/Service
726 Guidance/Counseling
728 History
730 Indian Studies
732 International Studies
734 Inter American Relations
736 Law Enforcement
738 Mexican American Studies
740 Miliary Science
742 Office Systems
744 Physical Education
746 Police Administration
748 Policy Studies
750 Political Science
752 Prelaw
754 Psychology
756 Public Affairs/Services/Administration
758 Recreation and Leisure Services
760 Secondary Education
762 Sociology
764 Social Work
766 Special Education/Disabilities/Handicapped
768 Urban Studies/Regional Planning
770 Women's Studies
799 Other

Other
999 Any area not listed

Table 1
Scaled
Score
% below for LSAT 2000-2003*
180
179
178
177
176
175
174
173
172
17l
170
169
168
167
166
165
164
163
162
161
160
159
158
157
156
155
154
153
152
151
150
149
148
147
146
145
144
143
142
141
140
139
138
137
136
135
134
133
132
131
130
129
128
127
126
125
124
123
122
121
120
    99.9
    99.9
    99.9
    99.8
    99.8
    99.7
    99.5
    99.3
    99.0
    98.5
    98.1
    97.5
    96.8
    95.7
    94.7
    93.3
    91.6
    89.9
    87.6
    85.2
    82.6
    79.6
    77.0
    73.1
    69.6
    66.4
    62.1
    57.9
    54.2
    49.8
    45.8
    41.8
    38.0
    34.2
    30.4
    27.1
    24.0
    20.8
    18.3
    15.5
    13.5
    11.3
    9.6
    8.1
    6.7
    5.6
    4.6
    3.6
    3.0
    2.4
    2.0
    1.5
    1.2
    1.0
    0.8
    0.6
    0.5
    0.4
    0.3
    0.3
    0.0
The figures in Table 1 indicate the percentages of test scores in the 2000-2003 testing years below each score given.
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