Statistics of the Bar Examination

In-State Bar Exam Information

Month / Year Pass Rate for first-time GU takers Pass Rate for all GU takers, including those re-taking exam, after all appeals Overall State Average

 July 2018

75.3% 83.1% 68.7%

 February 2018

33.3% 53.8% 49.2%

 July 2017

73.9% 74% 72.3%
February 2017 69.2% 66.7% 57.7%
July 2016 73.5% 73% 70.4%
February 2016 100% 70.6% 58.6%
July 2015 86.1% 82.5% 75.9%
February 2015 60.0% 64.0% 65.7%
July 2014 75.3% 75.8% 77.3%
February 2014 81.8% 85.7 71%
July 2013 91% n/a* 84.8%
February 2013 80% 66.7% 58.7%
July 2012 79.5% 75.8% 65.5%
February 2012 83.3 % 66.7 % 64.7 %
July 2011 67.1 % 68.4 % 65.6 %
February 2011 80.0 % 82.8 % 67.6 %
July 2010 82.2 % 81.9 % 67.8 %
February 2010 69.2 % 65.9 % 70.0 %
July 2009 69.2 % 68.3 % 68.6 %
February 2009 44.4 % 63.6 % 64.8 %
July 2008 81.3 % 81.4 % 71.5 %
February 2008 92.0 % 83.3 % 74.3 %
*July 2013 was the first administration of the Uniform Bar Exam in Washington State, which means that all bar exam applicants were considered first-time test takers.  

Out-Of-State Bar Exam Information

Year Number of May Graduates May Grads taking Out of State, Summer Bar Exam Pass Percentage
2017 96  26 69.2%
2016 108 25 60%
2015 115 37 81.1%
2014 144 43 69.8%
2013 158 47 89.4%
2012 152 60 68.3%
2011 145 60 86.6%
2010 163 75 85.3 %
2009 175 74 83.8%
2008 149 51 82.4%

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