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LSAT Scoring

Scoring

All the sections except for the experimental section and the writing sample are scored. The experimental section is used to develop future tests, and the writing sample is sent to each law school to which you apply. Thus, there are ninety-six to 104 scored questions, and approximately one-half of these questions are from the logical reasoning section. The remaining scored questions are from the reading comprehension section and the analytical reasoning section.

An LSAT score ranges from 120 to 180 with a median of 150. The raw score is based on the number of correct answers to the scored questions. However, a score of 180 does not indicate that each question was answered correctly, and a score of 120 does not indicate that each question was answered incorrectly. The raw score is converted into a final score based on a formula which adjusts scores for difficulty based on the number of correct answers for each edition of the test.

Consistently, 12.5% of test takers score 162 or above, 12.5% of test takers score 142 or below, and 75.0% of test takers score between 142 and 162. The consistency of these percentages is one of the factors that makes the LSAT so valuable to law schools. Using your LSAT score and your GPA, you can see which law schools would view you as a competitive candidate by consulting the Boston College Law School Locator and the ABA/LSAC Official Guide to U.S. Law Schools.