Tuesday, January 18, 2011

December LSAT test-takers drop 16.5% from last year; first time test-takers down 22%

Here are the figures for the December LSAT as reported by the Law School Admission Council (log-in required):

There were 42,096 test takers for the December 2010 administration. This figure is down 16.5% (8,348 test takers) from the December 2009 LSAT administration.

Year-to-date (Jun-Dec), testing volume is 129,414.  While this figure is down 10.0% compared to last year, it is the second largest YTD testing volume (second only to last year).

Like June and October, there was an increase in the percentage of repeat test takers for this administration compared to the same administration last year. There has been a steady increase in December repeaters over the past several years. For December 2010, 47% had previously taken the test. This is up from 44% of test takers in December 2009.

The volume of first-time test takers in December 2010 was down approximately 22% from December 2009.



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