University of Florida Levin College of Law students have fared slightly better than the state average in passing the bar exam in recent years. (WUFT News file photo)

Florida Bar Exam scores announced, with UF having second-best passage rate

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The Florida Bar announced its passage rate on Monday for the July 2022 bar exam, and the University of Florida Levin College of Law maintained its recent steady scores.

At UF a passing rate of 80% has been the standard in the past few cycles. With the most recent test, 78.7% of UF’s students passed the exam, as compared to the statewide average passing rate of 64.4%. Florida International University had the highest mark this round with 81.2%.

With most scores for the university being above the average passing rate, students at UF have been able to succeed despite the challenges and obstacles faced. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, the passing rate for the Florida Bar Exam has generally decreased.

Bar exam passage rates during the past decade have gradually decreased. For the February 2014 test, the passing rate for all students taking the Florida Bar Exam was 72.9%, while the passing rate for the test in February 2021 was 62.4%.

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