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Class of 2010 profile

JD Class of 2010

Applications: 3,985

  • For the Class of 2010, Vanderbilt received the largest number of applications in its history, experiencing a 10 percent increase over the previous year.

First-year students: 193

  • 51% women
  • 23% minority students
  • Median age 23, with 20% age 25 or older
  • Drawn from 38 states, DC and 3 foreign nations list
  • 112 undergraduate schools represented list
  • 15 students hold advanced degrees, including two MDs, a PhD, and an LLM

The majority of the class (56 percent) graduated from college at least one year before arriving at Vanderbilt and collectively brings a wealth of experiences in a variety of areas. Their backgrounds include business, science, military service, education, technology, entertainment, public policy, and graduate training in a number of fields. Many have worked in government, from Capitol Hill and federal agencies, to state legislatures and municipal offices across the nation. Others have worked in law: in large firms in New York, DC, Atlanta, Chicago, or San Francisco; in small firms in Tallahassee, Oklahoma City, or Seattle; for prosecutors, public defenders, or courts in various locations.

The Class of 2010 has collectively worked or studied in:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belize, Cayman Islands, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Domincan Republic, Ecuador, England, Eritrea, France, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malawi, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Romania, Senegal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and Trinidad

and collectively speaks these languages:

Arabic, Cantonese, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Ukranian, and Wolof

Members of the class include:

  • Electric company lineman
  • Behavioral interventionist
  • High school teacher
  • SEC quarterback
  • Medical services site manager
  • Dance instructor
  • Concert violinist
  • Wyoming farmhand
  • Expert on the synthesis, characterization, and electrochemistry of ionically functionalized polyacetylenes with varied ionic density
  • Tax consultant
  • Registered massage therapist
  • Certified community mediator
  • Radio news reporter
  • Little League umpire
  • SNL talent intern
  • Construction superintendent
  • College mascot
  • Opera singer
  • Two Eagle Scouts, one Life Scout

While the members of the Class of 2010 have diverse backgrounds, they share a common bond of academic excellence. As the following statistics indicate, they excelled in their undergraduate studies, posting a median college GPA of 3.74 as a group, and they show outstanding promise for law studies with a median LSAT score of 167 (95th percentile).


75% GPA 3.83

Median GPA 3.74

25% GPA 3.54


75% LSAT 168

Median LSAT 167

25% LSAT 164