First Year Class of 2021 Profile



Statistic General Category Access Category
Average LSAT Highest Score 162 160
Average Best 2 Years' Average 3.73 3.68
% of class admitted in this category 83% 13%

*4% of the class was admitted under the Aboriginal category.

Age and Gender

Class Profile Class of '21 Class of '20 Class of '19 Class of '18 Class of '17 Class of '16 Class of '15 Class of '14
Age 23 23 23 23 23 24 23 23
Mature Age** 29 33 27 35 34 36 31 32
Female 48% 51% 47% 52% 51% 45% 48% 52%
Male 48% 49% 53% 48% 49% 55% 52% 48%
No Response 4% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

**Average age of those over 26

Demographic Profile: Queen's Law Class of '20
(Class of '21 coming soon)

Queen’s Law has a longstanding commitment to an inclusive and accessible legal education. We believe that the legal profession must always strive to reflect the diversity of the Canadian society it serves.

Queen’s Law was one of the first law schools in Canada to create a specialized admissions Access Category, in 1974. This was followed by the introduction of an Aboriginal Category in 1978 (for further information, see our page on Aboriginal initiatives). Our goal has always been to broaden and diversify the range of students admitted to Queen’s, with a particular focus on underrepresented and equity-seeking groups. In 1992, we opened an Equity Office to provide supportive counselling and programming for law students, especially students from marginalized, disadvantaged or equity-seeking groups.

Our students, faculty and alumni come from all backgrounds and walks of life. This is reflected in the recent demographic survey of our incoming 2020 class (80% response rate). The below information is also available as a poster-sized PDF.

30% identify as member of a racialized group

1 in 7 identify as LGBTQ

First in their generation to attend university - 15.7%; First in their family to attend law school - 75.8%

Education before Queen's Law

1 in 9 are born outside of Canada

1 in 6 speak a language other than English or French at home

1 in 8 identifies as having a disability

Where are our first-year students from?

If you have any questions about diversity, equity, or how our Equity Office works to support students from all backgrounds at Queen’s Law, please feel free to contact Education & Equity Services.

*"Honours" refers to a four-year honours degree from an undergraduate institution.