Transfer Student Statistics for the Top 14 Law Schools (2019-2020 Edition)

By Andy A. Edited by Lemon Law School

Here is a quick overview of which of the top 14 law schools accepted the most transfer students and some statistics about the GPA of those transfer classes. Both sets of data are neatly organized into infographics below for all you visual learners out there.

Which Top 14 Law Schools Accepted the Most Transfer Students in 2019?

Here is the data for the number of transfer students who enrolled in each of the top 14 law schools in 2019. Georgetown Law had whopping 105 transfer students enroll, which implies that they accepted many more students who did not choose to enroll (Georgetown loses many applicants to higher-ranked schools like NYU, Berkeley, and Columbia because those applicants applied to Georgetown as a safety). NYU Law comes in second place with 58 transfer students enrolling in 2019. 

graph depicting class size of transfer students at top 14 law schools

What GPA do you need to transfer to the top 14 law schools? 

Our infographic below gives you a quick glance at what GPA you should have if you want to transfer to one of these top 14 law schools.


Keep in mind that some GPA statistics for certain schools are more skewed than others because they accepted and enrolled much fewer transfer students.

Also, law school admissions take into account your class rank in addition to your GPA. Thus, a 3.70 GPA may be within the top 10% of the 1L class at one school but merely the top 15% of the 1L class in another school. With that being said, here are the GPA statistics for transfer students enrolling the top 14 law schools in 2019. 

If you are on the fence about transferring, I wrote an article here about the pros and cons of transferring which includes my own personal experiences transferring from a top 50 law school to NYU Law.

Another team member here at Lemon Law School wrote another article about his perspective on transferring law schools here.