Statistics

Pass rate statistics for previous bar exams.

Year February Exam Pass Rate July Exam Pass Rate
2017 53.19%
2016 57.64% 73.09%
2015 59.30% 71.05%
2014 59.41% 68.00%
2013 57.45% 75.06%
2012 55.68% 74.10%
2011 60.71% 76.40%
2010 57.20% 75.20%
2009 49.30% 75.40%
2008 55.60% 79.70%
2007 54.20% 71.86%
2006 58.00% 71.90%
2005 62.81% 70.45%
2004 52.79% 68.00%
2003 52.00% 70.00%
2002 48.28% 70.00%
2001 58.42% 71.00%
2000 56.40% 69.00%
1999 60.00% 70.65%
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2017

Pass rates for all Virginia Bar Exam applicants and for law schools in Virginia

  First-time Takers Percentage Overall Percentage
All February 2017 Bar Exam Applicants
70.71%
53.19%
Virginia Law Schools:
     Appalachian School of Law
50.00%
45.45%
     College of William and Mary
100.00%
50.00%
     George Mason University
100.00%
92.86%
     Liberty University
66.67%
50.00%
     Regent University
66.67%
68.75%
     University of Richmond
100.00%
45.00%
     University of Virginia
80.00%
91.67%
     Washington and Lee University
83.33%
70.00%
2016

Pass rates for all Virginia Bar Exam applicants and for law schools in Virginia

  First-time Takers Percentage Overall Percentage
All July 2016 Bar Exam Applicants
77.79%
73.09%
Virginia Law Schools:
     Appalachian School of Law
33.33%
36.00%
     College of William and Mary
87.76%
86.00%
     George Mason University
80.56%
77.63%
     Liberty University
89.66%
82.86%
     Regent University
78.79%
76.32%
     University of Richmond
86.29%
85.16%
     University of Virginia
91.76%
92.22%
     Washington and Lee University
86.11%
79.49%

Pass rates for all Virginia Bar Exam applicants and for law schools in Virginia

  First-time Takers Percentage Overall Percentage
All February 2016 Bar Exam Applicants
65.44%
57.64%
Virginia Law Schools:
     Appalachian School of Law
66.67%
33.33%
     College of William and Mary
100.00%
60.00%
     George Mason University
100.00%
83.33%
     Liberty University
50.00%
45.45%
     Regent University
66.67%
73.08%
     University of Richmond
63.64%
75.76%
     University of Virginia
90.00%
82.35%
     Washington and Lee University
50.00%
83.33%
2015

Pass rates for all Virginia Bar Exam applicants and for law schools in Virginia

  First-time Takers Percentage Overall Percentage
All Virginia Bar Exam Applicants
75.62%
71.05%
Virginia Law Schools:
     Appalachian School of Law
63.16%
50.00%
     College of William and Mary
88.57%
84.21%
     George Mason University
77.78%
73.63%
     Liberty University
93.33%
77.27%
     Regent University
78.95%
74.19%
     University of Richmond
81.48%
80.34%
     University of Virginia
89.58%
89.80%
     Washington and Lee University
91.49%
89.58%

Pass rates for all Virginia Bar Exam applicants and for law schools in Virginia

  First-time Takers Percentage Overall Percentage
All Virginia Bar Exam Applicants
67.13%
59.30%
Virginia Law Schools:
     Appalachian School of Law
100.00%
53.85%
     College of William and Mary
100.00%
75.00%
     George Mason University
62.50%
62.86%
     Liberty University
60.00%
52.63%
     Regent University
72.73%
65.22%
     University of Richmond
50.00%
47.37%
     University of Virginia
83.33%
76.92%
     Washington and Lee University
100.00%
88.89%
2014

Pass rates for all Virginia Bar Exam applicants and for law schools in Virginia

  First-time Takers Percentage Overall Percentage
All Virginia Bar Exam Applicants
72.86%
68.00%
Virginia Law Schools:
     Appalachian School of Law
40.00%
42.42%
     College of William and Mary
84.38%
82.18%
     George Mason University
72.36%
70.87%
     Liberty University
50.00%
43.18%
     Regent University
73.33%
68.63%
     University of Richmond
86.73%
82.64%
     University of Virginia
89.41%
88.37%
     Washington and Lee University
89.19%
87.50%

Pass rates for all Virginia Bar Exam applicants and for law schools in Virginia

  First-time Takers Percentage Overall Percentage
All Virginia Bar Exam Applicants
69.96%
59.41%
Virginia Law Schools:
     Appalachian School of Law
25.00%
43.75%
     College of William and Mary
100.00%
58.82%
     George Mason University
78.57%
72.00%
     Liberty University
60.00%
42.86%
     Regent University
100.00%
69.57%
     University of Richmond
78.57%
68.57%
     University of Virginia
83.33%
72.73%
     Washington and Lee University
0.00%
60.00%
2013

Pass rates for all Virginia Bar Exam applicants and for law schools in Virginia

  First-time Takers Percentage Overall Percentage
All Virginia Bar Exam Applicants
79.54%
75.06%
Virginia Law Schools:
     Appalachian School of Law
59.09%
47.06%
     College of William and Mary
88.30%
84.31%
     George Mason University
93.37%
91.86%
     Liberty University
63.89%
64.29%
     Regent University
71.23%
70.13%
     University of Richmond
82.08%
76.27%
     University of Virginia
93.00%
93.07%
     Washington and Lee University
83.33%
78.57%

Pass rates for all Virginia Bar Exam applicants and for law schools in Virginia

  First-time Takers Percentage Overall Percentage
All Virginia Bar Exam Applicants
65.71%
57.45%
Virginia Law Schools:
     Appalachian School of Law
25.00%
42.86%
     College of William and Mary
50.00%
61.11%
     George Mason University
90.00%
75.00%
     Liberty University
100.00%
64.29%
     Regent University
66.67%
77.27%
     University of Richmond
45.45%
50.00%
     University of Virginia
100.00%
90.48%
     Washington and Lee University
57.14%
40.00%