BarMax bar exam pass rates


These figures are the 2015 bar exam pass rates for BarMax students taking the bar exam in California, New York, or a Uniform Bar Exam jurisdiction.

CA Pass Rates

79% 68%
BarMax first time ABA State first time ABA
70% 59%
BarMax first time State first time
53% 46%
BarMax overall State overall

NY Pass Rates

82% 70%
BarMax first time ABA State first time ABA
82% 70%
BarMax first time State first time
75% 61%
BarMax overall State overall

The dirty secret about pass rates.

Most bar review courses keep their pass rates confidential. A few publish them, but only after manipulating the numbers.

They're afraid that specific students will bring down their overall average, so they exclude their scores. This artificially inflates their pass rates.

Here's how they manipulate the data.

  1. They exclude students who didn't complete at least 75% of the course.
  2. They exclude students who didn't attend an ABA-accredited law school.
  3. They exclude students who take February's exam.

At BarMax, we do things differently.

We include every 1st time exam taker, even if they didn't finish 75% of our course. We also include non-ABA schools. And we include February's scores, not just July's.

Why? To give you a sincere, transparent representation of our proven ability to help students pass the bar.

So the question is, what would their pass rates be if they included every 1st time exam taker, like we do? And by the way, if we limited our pass rate criteria in the same way, they would skyrocket into the 90% range.

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