How to Improve LSAT Score Using Blueprint


Spring 2017 Blueprint LSAT classroom students averaged an 11-point LSAT score increase on their practice test.

Joyce, 173Actual Blueprint Student

That's huge.

Picking the right LSAT preparation is one of the most important decisions you’ll make on learning how to improve LSAT scores. Choose wisely, and it’s the start of a journey that leads through your dream law school and on to a successful legal career. Choose poorly, and you might face possible rejection from future law school admission.

With Blueprint, you don’t have to agonize over whether you’re choosing effective LSAT prep. We had an independent accounting firm review the performance of our spring 2017 classroom students, and they averaged an 11-point increase over the course. That’s not just a few cherry-picked high performers like some companies advertise. That’s an average for all of our classes across the nation.

The numbers don’t lie. Blueprint LSAT preparation works.

Why 11 Points is a Really Big Deal

Your LSAT score matters a lot, you know that. But what’s the difference between one score and another thats 11 points higher? The difference is huge.

A student with a 151 on the spring 2017 LSAT would have scored in the 52nd percentile of test takers. 151 is the median score for incoming students at Pace University - Haub School of Law. Nothing wrong with Pace, but Haub is ranked 120th out of 200 American Bar Association accredited universities by US News & World Report.

Jump 11 points, to a 162, and now you’re in the 88th percentile of test takers. That’s the median score at University of Wisconsin - Madison, which is ranked 30th by US News. In other words, when your score jumps 11 points, the schools you’re looking at can jump by 90 or so places in the rankings.


Many of our Students Experienced Huge Improvements on their LSAT Score.

Averages are important, but they don’t tell the whole story. A lot of above average students make it through the Blueprint course and see their scores skyrocket well past the 11-point mark. 23% of students in our study saw a jump of 15 points or more, and 6% saw monster increase over 20 points.

Interested in targeting a top-tier law school?

A 170+ score puts you in the top 2% of LSAT test takers. That kind of score is competitive anywhere -- Harvard, Yale, Stanford, you name it -- and a 170+ can get you a big tuition reduction at a whole lot of schools. A whopping 12% of students in our study got one of those top 2% scores. Dream big, because Blueprint’s test prep can help on how to improve LSAT scores and make those dreams come true.

Blueprint students do better. Period. Here are the numbers:

89% increase their scores by +5 or more points, 57% +10 or more points, 23% +15 or more points
98% of students increase their score during the course.
50% score 160 or higher, 27% 165 or higher, 12% 170 or higher

(In case you need a point of reference: LSAC reports that only about 17% of all LSAT test takers score 160 or higher, and only about 2% of test takers rock out with a 170 or higher.)

Why Don't Other LSAT Prep Companies Have Score Increase Studies?

You just don’t sit on good news. At least we don’t, and we can’t imagine our competitors would sit on average score increases of 11 points or more if they had that kind of news to share. We haven’t been able to find similar score increase studies among the competition, and we invite you to try, although you are likely to be disappointed if you do.

It makes sense, though, that other companies wouldn’t have 11-point average increases to advertise. Blueprint LSAT has spent nearly a decade-and-a-half creating and perfecting the best curriculum in the nation and pairing it with the best instructors and online resources for a total study experience that blows the competition away.

Did Blueprint just get lucky on how to improve LSAT scores?

Not at all. Our 2017 study is just the latest study in a long history of them. Since 2008, we’ve conducted a score increase study every 3 years, and the results have been remarkably steady over time. In that 2008 study, students saw an average 10-point increase. In 2011, 2014, and, most recently in 2017, the average increase was 11 points.

We’ve been doing this for a long time, and it’s the only thing we do. We spare no effort in bringing the best LSAT prep to students all over the country, and the results make all that hard work worth it.

Why isn't there an online LSAT course study?

Sharp question, Ace. Our classroom students take their exams in a proctored, test day-like environment. Online students take the practice exams on their own, wherever they like. Although they also see great score increases, we want to make sure that the score increase information we put out there is drawn from students taking the test under realistic conditions.

Students in our Online LSAT Prep course and our Live-Online LSAT prep course get all the instruction and resources that students in the classroom course get, and we think our score increase study, while targeting only classroom students, speaks volumes about the power of those courses to raise your score.

Why doesn’t the study include official LSAT scores?

Providing the best LSAT prep in the world is our business, but your official LSAT score is your business. While we love hearing about our students’ official scores, we don’t have access to those scores. In other words, we wouldn’t be able to get an accurate sample if we tried to measure the score increase our students achieve from their first practice exam to their official LSATs.

That’s why our score increase study tracks students’ increases from their first practice exam to their best practice exam, rather than to their real LSAT score. That said, we hear all the time from our students about their awesome test day performances, and each success story makes us proud to be the best in the business.

The Fine Print

The score increase study was conducted in the spring of 2017 and included all qualifying students in Blueprint classroom courses across the country, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, Houston, Miami, Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, Austin and Berkeley. To qualify for the study, students had to take all six proctored practice tests given in the course. The study excluded self-study students who did not attend a live class. Repeat students were also excluded. The score increase was calculated from students' first practice exam to their best score. Using the first to last practice exam convention, the average score increase was eight (8) points. The score increase data was calculated by the accounting firm of BPE&H using test results taken directly from the Blueprint database.


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