Class of 2022 Profile

Class of 2022 Profile

As of Oct. 15, 2019 | Related Story

The Class of 2022 is a diverse and accomplished group of students from across the country.  The 335 students come from 38 states and the District of Columbia, and attended 176 undergraduate institutions.

  • Median LSAT: 170
  • 25%-75% LSAT: 164-172
  • Median GPA: 3.90
  • 25%-75% GPA: 3.47-3.96
  • Age Range: 20 to 39 (average age is 24)
  • 335 students enrolled from among 5,645 applicants
  • 55% men, 45% women
  • 25% identify themselves as people of color (including people of Middle Eastern descent, who are counted as Caucasian by the ABA)
  • 63% have postgraduate experience

Geographic Representation

Students come from 38 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to Virginia, the following states are represented by five or more students:

California 30 Utah 8
New York 24 Washington 7
Texas 24 Connecticut 6
Georgia 15 South Carolina 6
North Carolina 15 Alabama 5
Florida 13 Arizona 5
Colorado 11 Illinois 5
New Jersey 11 Indiana 5
Pennsylvania 10 Minnesota 5
District of Columbia 9 Missouri 5
Maryland 9 Ohio 5
Massachusetts 8 Oklahoma 5

Where They Went to College

Members of the Class of 2022 come from 176 undergraduate schools. Schools with three or more first-years represented include:

University of Virginia 26 Baylor University 3
University of Georgia 7 Boston College 3
Brigham Young University 6 Clemson University 3
University of California, Berkeley 6 College of William & Mary 3
Princeton University 5 Duke University 3
Texas A&M University, College Station 5 Emory University 3
Virginia Tech 5 Furman University 3
Florida State University 4 Georgetown University 3
George Washington University 4 Harvard University 3
Middlebury College 4 James Madison University 3
Northwestern University 4 North Carolina State University, Raleigh 3
University of California, Los Angeles 4 Patrick Henry College 3
University of Florida 4 United States Naval Academy 3
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 4 University of Alabama 3
University of Notre Dame 4 University of Texas, Austin 3
University of Pennsylvania 4 University of Wisconsin, Madison 3
University of South Carolina, Columbia 4 Virginia Commonwealth University 3
Washington and Lee University 4 Virginia Military Institute 3
Yale University 4    


Class of 2021 Profile

Marlyse Vieira

MARLYSE VIEIRA, from Dripping Springs, Texas, worked as a public service fellow at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services after graduating from Princeton University.

“I am interested in public international law, particularly how nations can cooperate with each other while maintaining the integrity of their own constitutional systems,” she said. “UVA has an impressive international law program that appealed to me. I’m excited about the opportunity to learn under the instruction of professors who are making a difference in their field while being accessible to students.”


Mike Blochberger

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a native of Alexandria, Virginia, MIKE BLOCHBERGER served as a Marine Corps combat engineer officer before law school. He was twice awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and completed a three-year assignment to Okinawa, Japan.

“I knew that UVA Law had a stellar academic reputation,” he said. “Based upon my interactions with UVA Law alumni, I knew the Law School fostered an environment that attracted leaders who desired to both serve and excel. The combination of receiving a world-class education in an atmosphere that promoted integrity and humility truly distinguished UVA Law in my mind.”


Trust Kupupika

TRUST KUPUPIKA, of Queens, New York, earned an A.B. in anthropology from Princeton University. She completed a public service fellowship with International Schools Services and then worked at the Center for Supportive Schools, which academically assists at-risk students.

“I wanted to prioritize learning law with peers who were excited to both learn and collaborate with each other,” Kupupika said. “Much of the work I’ve done throughout my life has been focused on enacting change through community-building. I’ve found that the camaraderie and kinship I’ve experienced within the African diaspora and the LGBTQ communities have proven to be powerful tools of progress.”