Historical Bar Passage Data

Bar Passage Rates 2018 - Graduates from Calendar Year 2017

District of Columbia

  • GW Law passage rate for first-time takers: 95.70%*
  • Statewide average for first-time takers: 74.60%

New York

  • GW Law passage rate for first-time takers: 87.31%
  • Statewide average for first-time takers: 83.92%

Virginia

  • GW Law passage rate for first-time takers: 74.14%
  • Statewide average for first-time takers: 75.62%

* DC does not provide information regarding the number of unsuccessful bar takers. 


Bar Passage Rates 2017 - Graduates from Calendar Year 2016

District of Columbia

  • GW Law passage rate for first-time takers: 90.28%
  • Statewide average for first-time takers: 74.11% 

New York

  • GW Law passage rate for first-time takers: 89.90%
  • Statewide average for first-time takers: 81.01%

Maryland

  • GW Law passage rate for first-time takers: 80.88%
  • Statewide average for first-time takers: 70.38% 

Bar Passage Rates 2016 - Graduates from Calendar Year 2015

Maryland

  • GW Law passage rate for first-time takers: 80.49%
  • Statewide average for first-time takers: 69% 

New York

  • GW Law passage rate for first-time takers: 81.33%
  • Statewide average for first-time takers: 79%

Virginia

  • GW Law passage rate for first-time takers: 82.43%
  • Statewide average for first-time takers: 71.05% 

Bar Passage Rates 2015 - Graduates from Calendar Year 2014

Maryland

  • GW Law passage rate for first-time takers: 91.2%
  • Statewide average for first-time takers: 77% 

New York

  • GW Law passage rate for first-time takers: 91.6%
  • Statewide average for first-time takers: 83%

Virginia

  • GW Law passage rate for first-time takers: 77.2%
  • Statewide average for first-time takers: 72.9% 

Bar Passage Rates 2014 (Graduates from Calendar Year 2013)

Maryland

  • GW Law passage rate for first-time takers: 94.1%
  • Statewide average for first-time takers: 80.6% 

New York

  • GW Law passage rate for first-time takers: 94.3%
  • Statewide average for first-time takers: 84.7% 

Virginia

  • GW Law passage rate for first-time takers: 86.2%
  • Statewide average for first-time takers: 77.39% 

Bar Passage Rates 2013 (Graduates from Calendar Year 2012)

Maryland

  • GW Law passage rate for first-time takers: 90.0%
  • Statewide average for first-time takers: 76% 

New York

  • GW Law passage rate for first-time takers: 90.5%
  • Statewide average for first-time takers: 83%

Virginia

  • GW Law passage rate for first-time takers: 90.4%
  • Statewide average for first-time takers: 74%

Bar Passage Rates 2012 (Graduates from Calendar Year 2011)

Maryland

  • GW Law passage rate for first-time takers: 93.0%
  • Statewide average for first-time takers: 80.81%

New York

  • GW Law passage rate for first-time takers: 93.9%
  • Statewide average for first-time takers: 85%

Virginia

  • GW Law passage rate for first-time takers: 94.0%
  • Statewide average for first-time takers: 80%

Bar Passage Rates 2011 (Graduates from Calendar Year 2010)

Maryland

  • GW Law passage rate for first-time takers: 92.8%
  • Statewide average for first-time takers: 80%

New York

  • GW Law passage rate for first-time takers: 96.5%
  • Statewide average for first-time takers: 85%

Virginia

  • GW Law passage rate for first-time takers: 91.4%
  • Statewide average for first-time takers: 78.15%