Ave Maria University

Rank 180 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
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Also known as

  • Ave Maria University
  • Ave Maria School Of Law

Ave Maria University is a law school located in Ave Maria , Florida. The school was ranked 180 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Ave Maria University is approximately 99.

Admissions website: http://www.avemarialaw.edu/

Admissions email: info@avemarialaw.edu

Admissions phone: 239.687.5300

Can I get into Ave Maria University with aGPA andLSAT?

Ave Maria University Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 149 152 155
GPA 2.94 3.3 3.67
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 789 24
# Admissions offers 345 -
Class size 99 9
% Accepted 43.7% 46
% Yield 27.5% 38

During the 2023 application cycle, 789 people applied and 345 were offered admission.

Ave Maria School Of Law has a 1L class size of 99, and yield of 27.54%. 95 out of 345 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 27.54% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Ave Maria School Of Law has a median LSAT of 152. The 25th percentile LSAT is 149 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 155.

The median GPA is 3.3. The 25th percentile GPA is 2.93 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.65.

Ave Maria University LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 21 applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

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25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

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Cost of attending Ave Maria University

In 2023, tuition was $44,000 and the annual cost of attending was $89,822 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

Ave Maria University employment outcomes

JD graduates from Ave Maria School Of Law make $65,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $52,500.

60.4% of law graduates from Ave Maria School Of Law go directly to work for law firms, while 1.9% clerk for a judge. 0.0% of graduates go into public interest.

63.0% of Ave Maria School Of Law graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Ave Maria University

Ave Maria School of Law offers students a distinctive legal education that focuses on the moral foundations of the law, professional excellence, and the harmony of faith and reason. As a national Catholic law school, Ave Maria Law is committed to producing highly competent graduates who are able to reflect critically on the law, the religious and secular principles that support it, and their important role within the legal system.

Ave Maria Law was founded in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but has been located in Southwest Florida for more than 10 years. Its 12-acre campus in Naples, Florida, is only 7 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and in an area noted for economic growth. Students from Ave Maria Law School primarily find employment and externship opportunities with courts and law firms in Naples and nearby Ft. Myers.

Ave Maria School of Law encourages applications from students of all faiths who seek a legal education enriched by the Catholic intellectual tradition.

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My status just changed today to "pending decision". At the top it says: "This is to notify you that your application has been reviewed by all assigned reviewers and is ready for a decision."
@adorablewarning: it's saying that for quiet some time
Ugh my status still hasn't changed. It's driving me nuts.
@adorablewarning: pending decision all the time
Has anyone received an update? My status just changed to "Review in Progress" - "This is to notify you that your file has been sent to the Admissions Committee for review."
I'm assuming my app went back to the admissions committe to review again?
Hey guys anyone accepted yet?
I applied late with a low LSAT
Accepted with a 35k scholarship conditional on be above the median gpa
@VictoriousInquisitiveCockroach: Youre not going to like it but wait a year and retake the LSAT. Tier 4 Schools simply are not worth the full price, youre going to have six figures of debt with a 5 figure job
My lsat diagnostic was a 150, i did not study for that long and got a 160 on the lsat, its very easy to improve by 5-10 points withing 4 months
Also i scored 3 points higher than a guy who got a full ride here. His major was sports management what a joke. a 2.5 stem degree is worth a 4.0 bullshit degree.
@FlutteringSqueamishPuffin: I got accepted with the same conditional scholarship....any insight on how often people lose that conditional $? What is the median, and how hard is it to hold onto? I worry it is designed to lose....
I have heard that conditional scholarships are risky..but if it's attainable, I would like to consider it! Anyone have thoughts or experience here with the conditional $?
I would be cautioned to go to any school that has a condition. Look up their 509 report and other documents showing how many people lose scholarships. I am not saying law schools do this on purpose but it is very convienient when people just barely get below the GPA and are now paying full price to the school
@VictoriousInquisitiveCockroach: I got in!
how long did it take you to get a response
I applied in November and heard back some time around the second week of july
January* wow im tired
omg you scared me for a sec there but that's good
Do people actually go here?
@StripedBumpyBeagle: yes why
lol striped dont be an elitest. People who get good scholarships should explore all options
did anybody register for the campus event?
I am going to the leap into law event this Thursday
have you received the reading material yet?
@FlutteringSqueamishPuffin: I am not being elitist as I am applying to similar ranked schools. I was just curious because I have barely been able to find anyone who went
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