Class of 2018 Profile

Class of 2018 Profile

As of Aug. 31, 2015  |  Read More About the Class


The Class of 2018 is a diverse and accomplished group of students from across the country. The 304 students come from 41 states and the District of Columbia, and attended 143 undergraduate institutions.

Median LSAT: 168
25%-75% LSAT: 163-170
Median GPA: 3.86
25%-75% GPA: 3.59-3.94
Age Range: 20 to 35

  • 304 students enrolled from among 4,568 applicants 
  • 54% men, 46% women
  • 23% identify themselves as minority students (including non-citizens)
  • 63% have post-college work experience


Geographic Representation

Students come from 41 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to Virginia, the following states are represented by five or more students:

Texas 22 North Carolina 10
California 18 South Carolina 9
Pennsylvania 18 Michigan 8
Florida 17 Ohio 7
New York 13 Tennessee 7
New Jersey 11 Alabama 6
Washington, D.C. 11 Massachusetts 6
Georgia 10 Kentucky 5
Maryland 10 Illinois 5

Where They Went to College

Members of the Class of 2018 come from 143 undergraduate schools. Schools with five or more first-years represented include:

University of Virginia 22 University of Michigan 6
College of William & Mary 21 American University 5
Vanderbilt University 9 Georgetown University 5
University of Florida 8 James Madison University 5
University of Maryland 8 Stanford University 5
Duke University 6 University of North Carolina 5
Princeton University 6    


Allegheny College
American University
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Baylor University
Beloit College
Biola University
Birmingham Southern College
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brigham Young University
Brown University
Butler University
California University of Pennsylvania
Carleton College
Catholic University of America
Claremont McKenna College
Colgate University
College of Charleston
College of William & Mary
Colorado College
Columbia University
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Creighton University
CUNY Hunter College 
CUNY Queens College 
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Duke University
East Tennessee State University
Emory University
Excelsior College
Florida State University
George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia State University
Grinnell College
Hamilton College
Harvard University
Haverford College
Hawaii Pacific University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana University
James Madison University
Kent State University
Kenyon College
Kings College
La Sierra University
Lewis and Clark College
Louisiana State University
Loyola University, Maryland
Marshall University
Miami University 
Michigan State University
Morgan State University
New York University 
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Oakland University
Oberlin College
Ohio State University
Patrick Henry College
Pennsylvania State University
Presbyterian College
Princeton University
Providence College
Purdue University
Reed College
Rutgers University
Saint Louis University
Sarah Lawrence College
St. John's University
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Stanford University
Stevenson University
Texas A & M University 
Texas Christian University
The College of New Jersey
Trinity College
Tufts University 
University of Delaware
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Central Florida
University of Chicago
University of Colorado
University of Connecticut
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Illinois
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri
University of Montevallo
University of New Haven
University of New Mexico
University of North Carolina
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of Southern California
University of St. Andrews
University of Texas
University of Texas, Dallas 
University of Toronto
University of Utah
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin
Valparaiso University
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest University
Washington and Lee University
Washington University
Wellesley College
West Virginia University
Wofford College
Wright State University
Yale University

Class of 2017 Profile

Keisha James

Before law school, KEISHA JAMES conducted research in Ethiopia on women's access to legal services and also interned with an organization working on educational and employment equality in Jordan.

"One of the reasons I decided to attend UVA Law was the wide range of opportunities to continue exploring my interests in human rights law, public interest law and international law. I wanted to attend a law school that would allow me to gain practical experience as well as challenge me academically," she said. "One of my professional goals is to challenge discrimination and defend the rights of those who have been mistreated, and I thought UVA Law would be the perfect place to take the first step in achieving that goal." 


FRANCISCO FERNANDEZ-DEL CASTILLO was born in Mexico City and came to the United States at a young age. "I always felt I had a foot in two worlds. This feeling led me to pursue my interest in Arabic by moving to Cairo. These experiences gave me an appreciation for ambiguity and a desire to understand people whose experiences are very different from my own, qualities I hope will serve me well in my legal career."

Fernandez-del Castillo worked as a freelance translator before law school, and is fluent in Egyptian, colloquial Arabic, modern standard Arabic and Spanish. "I chose Virginia for the community," he said. "I knew Charlottesville and UVA were communities that would welcome me and my family."