USC, UC among top law schools in 2020-21 Bar Exams

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court announced that 8,241 examinees out of 11,402 who took the 2020/2021 Bar Examination passed with a 72.28 percent passing rate, dubbed the “Biggest Bar Ever.”

There are 761 takers on the exemplary list, which includes individuals who received outstanding grades. In the meantime, 14 people are on the excellent list. This is in lieu of the usual Top 10 as practiced in the past.

The Supreme Court also released the ranking of law schools according to the passing rate. It categorized the schools into four groups based on their number of Bar takers.

  1. Group 1 – Law schools with more than 100 bar takers
  2. Group 2 – Law schools with 51 to 100 bar takers
  3. Group 3 – Law schools with 11 to 50 bar takers
  4. Group 4 – Law schools with 10 or fewer bar takers

The University of Cebu (UC) ranked 2nd under Group 2 with a rate of 97.4026% while the University of San Carlos (USC) ranked 3rd under Group 1 with a whopping 98.00% passing rate.

Group 4: 100% passing rate for first-time takers

  1. Abra Valley Colleges
  2. Batangas State University
  3. Rizal Memorial Colleges
  4. Tabaco College
  5. University of Makati
  6. Western Leyte College

Group 3: 100% passing rate for first-time takers

  1. Ateneo de Naga University
  2. Bulacan State University
  3. Jose Maria College
  4. Mariano Marcos State University
  5. Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
  6. Silliman University
  7. University of Asia and the Pacific

Group 2: Top 5 among the 22 law schools

  1. Saint Louis University – 98.6667%
  2. University of Cebu – 97.4026%
  3. Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan – 96.9388%
  4. Ateneo de Davao University – 96.4912%
  5. Lyceum of the Philippines University – 94.3396%

Group 1: Top 5 law schools among the 15 law schools

  1. Ateneo de Manila University – 99.6429%
  2. University of the Philippines – 98.8406%
  3. San Beda University – 98.1061%
  4. University of San Carlos – 98.0000%
  5. University of Santo Tomas-Manila – 93.0556%

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court honored Bar examinees who demonstrated “exemplary achievement,” defined as a grade of 85 percent or higher on the exam.

List of Passers with Excellent Performance

List of Examinees with Exemplary Passers

Law Schools with Candidates with Excellent Performance

The successful Bar examinees will take their oath on May 2, 2022.

For the full list of Bar passers, you can check here:

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Ram Mancelita
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