Is 142 a good LSAT score?

You have come to the right place if you want go to law school and have scored 142 on the LSAT. Here we will explain and illustrate what your LSAT score of 142 means.

More specifically, you will find out if an LSAT score of 142 is good or bad, and if an LSAT score of 142 is good enough to get you into law school.

LSAT scores range from 120 to 180. 120 is the worst score and 180 is the best score. Although the LSAT percentiles change slightly every year, your 142 LSAT score puts you approximately in the 17.1 percentile.

Being in the 17.1 percentile means that 17.1% of people who took the test received a lower score than you, and you are in the top 82.9%. Above is a pie chart illustrating what the 17.1 LSAT percentile means. Your score is better than everything colored blue. We think that a 142 LSAT score is bad.

OK, now let's discuss what you really want to know! Can you get into law school with a 142 LSAT score? To answer that, we'll start by showing you where your score falls on this illustration:

Here is a key to help you understand what each color of the illustration represents. As you can see, an LSAT score of 142 fits in the No law school category.

No law school: 120-149
Low-level law school: 150-159
Mid-level law school: 160-169
High-level law school: 170-180

There are about two hundred law schools in the United States accredited by the American Bar Association. If you rank them by quality, we think that you should try to get into laws schools at the bottom of this list.

It is important to note that this is our interpretation and opinion of a 142 LSAT score. It may not be the opinion of the law school admissions office at the law school you are considering.

It is also important to note that there are other factors for admission, such as GPA and extracurricular activities. We recommend contacting your law school of choice for additional admission requirements.

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