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
Florida Coastal School of Law

Jacksonville, FL

0.56 African-American, 21%
University of California—​Davis

Davis, CA

0.56 Asian-American, 24%
Columbia University

New York, NY

0.56 Asian-American, 19%
Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN

0.55 African-American, 17%
St. Mary's University

San Antonio, TX

0.55 Hispanic, 33%
American University (Washington)

Washington, DC

0.55 Hispanic, 13%
Charlotte School of Law

Charlotte, NC

0.55 African-American, 29%
California Western School of Law

San Diego, CA

0.55 Hispanic, 16%
Chapman University (Fowler)

Orange, CA

0.54 Asian-American, 18%
Northeastern University

Boston, MA

0.54 Hispanic, 13%
University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Champaign, IL

0.54 Hispanic, 12%
Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

0.54 Asian-American, 12%
Southern University Law Center

Baton Rouge, LA

0.53 African-American, 57%
South Texas College of Law

Houston, TX

0.53 Hispanic, 16%
Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

0.52 Asian-American, 16%
University of California—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

0.52 Asian-American, 16%
University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

0.52 Hispanic, 23%
Yale University

New Haven, CT

0.52 Asian-American, 15%
Touro College (Fuchsberg)

Central Islip, NY

0.52 Hispanic, 14%
University of Houston

Houston, TX

0.52 Hispanic, 13%
New York Law School

New York, NY

0.52 Hispanic, 16%
Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Lansing, MI

0.52 African-American, 18%
University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

0.51 Asian-American, 16%
University of Nevada—​Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

0.51 Asian-American, 12%
Seattle University

Seattle, WA

0.51 Asian-American, 12%

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