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 State University

Tallahassee, FL

0.38 Hispanic, 9%
Northern Illinois University

De Kalb, IL

0.38 Hispanic, 8%
Arizona State University (O'Connor)

Tempe, AZ

0.38 Hispanic, 11%
Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

0.38 African-American, 9%
Southern Methodist University (Dedman)

Dallas, TX

0.37 Asian-American, 8%
DePaul University

Chicago, IL

0.37 Hispanic, 10%
University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

0.37 Asian-American, 8%
University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

0.37 Native American, 10%
University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, MI

0.37 African-American, 13%
University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

0.36 Hispanic, 7%
Boston College

Newton, MA

0.36 Asian-American, 9%
University of Colorado—​Boulder

Boulder, CO

0.36 Hispanic, 10%
University of Georgia

Athens, GA

0.36 African-American, 14%
University of Tennessee—​Knoxville

Knoxville, TN

0.36 African-American, 11%
University of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

0.35 Multiracial, 6%
Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

0.35 African-American, 7%
Ohio State University (Moritz)

Columbus, OH

0.35 African-American, 7%
Indiana University—​Bloomington (Maurer)

Bloomington, IN

0.35 Asian-American, 7%
Elon University

Greensboro, NC

0.34 African-American, 11%
George Mason University

Arlington, VA

0.34 Asian-American, 8%
Capital University

Columbus, OH

0.34 African-American, 10%
Western New England University

Springfield, MA

0.34 African-American, 8%
University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

0.34 African-American, 11%
University of Arkansas—​Fayetteville

Fayetteville, AR

0.34 African-American, 7%
Baylor University

Waco, TX

0.33 Hispanic, 7%

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