Grades & Quartiles

Students and alumni of the University of Minnesota Law School represent an elite, talented and well-rounded population of professionals. We draw a talented, diverse student body from every part of the United States and numerous countries. The median LSAT score is in the top 10% nationwide and median GPA is 3.79. The Law School’s bar passage rates are among the highest in the nation. Our alumni work in every state and in more than 53 countries around the globe, serving as active mentors for our students.

Grades

The Law School has a standard distribution for grades in order to prevent grade inflation. For first year courses, the average (mean) of all grades in a given course must fall between a 3.000 (“B”) and a 3.333 (“B+”). The same curve is encouraged for upper division lecture courses.

Quartiles

For information about Quartiles, please click PDF iconhere.

Academic Policies

For information about Honors, please click here.

Grading Scale

Letter Grade
A+4.333
A4.000
A-3.667
B+3.333
B3.000
B-2.667
C+2.333
C2.000
C-1.667
D1.000
F0

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P: 612-625-1000

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