Law School Diversity Index

Ranked in 2014, part of Best Law Schools | Law School Diversity Index Rankings Methodology

The diversity index is based on data collected by U.S. News. The methodology used to compute the index was published in a 1992 article by Philip Meyer and Shawn McIntosh in the International Journal of Public Opinion Research. For the purposes of this index, students classified as ethnicity unknown/unreported were counted as white.

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School name Diversity Index Largest minority and its proportion
Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

0.74 Multiracial, 19%
University of Hawaii—​Manoa (Richardson)

Honolulu, HI

0.73 Multiracial, 33%
Whittier College

Costa Mesa, CA

0.65 Asian-American, 17%
University of the District of Columbia (Clarke)

Washington, DC

0.65 African-American, 35%
Nova Southeastern University (Broad)

Fort Lauderdale, FL

0.65 Hispanic, 33%
University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

0.64 Hispanic, 16%
University of California—​Irvine

Irvine, CA

0.63 Asian-American, 20%
University of California (Hastings)

San Francisco, CA

0.62 Asian-American, 21%
St. Thomas University

Miami Gardens, FL

0.62 Hispanic, 50%
CUNY

Long Island City, NY

0.62 Hispanic, 18%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law

San Diego, CA

0.62 Hispanic, 19%
Western State College of Law at Argosy University

Fullerton, CA

0.62 Hispanic, 21%
Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

0.61 Hispanic, 20%
Barry University

Orlando, FL

0.61 Hispanic, 22%
Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

0.61 Asian-American, 23%
University of Southern California (Gould)

Los Angeles, CA

0.60 Asian-American, 18%
Florida International University

Miami, FL

0.60 Hispanic, 47%
Southwestern Law School

Los Angeles, CA

0.60 Hispanic, 20%
Stanford University

Stanford, CA

0.60 Hispanic, 12%
University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

0.60 Asian-American, 14%
Golden Gate University

San Francisco, CA

0.59 Asian-American, 19%
University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

0.59 Hispanic, 34%
North Carolina Central University

Durham, NC

0.58 African-American, 49%
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​Newark

Newark, NJ

0.58 African-American, 13%
University of Maryland (Carey)

Baltimore, MD

0.58 Asian-American, 12%

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