California Western School of Law

Rank 178 (USNWR 2024)
Median LSAT
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  • California Western School of Law
  • California Western School Of Law

California Western School of Law is a law school located in San Diego, California. The school was ranked 178 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for California Western School of Law is approximately 245.

Admissions website: https://www.cwsl.edu/admissions-and-financial-aid

Admissions email: admissions@cwsl.edu

Admissions phone: 619.525.1401

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California Western School of Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 151 153 156
GPA 3.04 3.35 3.57
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1768 58
# Admissions offers 871 -
Class size 245 81
% Accepted 49.3% 36
% Yield 25.3% 29

During the 2024 application cycle, 1,768 people applied and 871 were offered admission.

California Western School Of Law has a 1L class size of 245, and yield of 25.26%. 220 out of 871 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 25.26% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at California Western School Of Law has a median LSAT of 153. The 25th percentile LSAT is 150 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 156.

The median GPA is 3.38. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.11 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.57.

California Western School of Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 78 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

How much does California Western School of Law cost per year?

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Cost of attending California Western School of Law

In 2024, tuition was $58,200 and the annual cost of attending was $87,520 (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.

California Western School of Law employment outcomes

64.2% of California Western School Of Law graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about California Western School of Law

Hear what California Western has to say about itself:

You will become a lawyer. You have known, perhaps for a long time, that is what you want to be. Now you are at this threshold—where will you study? Who will prepare you? At California Western School of Law, we view these next three years as a joint venture. A partnership. You bring your raw potential, intellect, and individuality—complemented by an undeniable degree of grit and drive.

We will meet you, support you, and push you to become what you want to be.

You’ll find here that we recognize your potential—like an employer will take one day or a future client in need of your skills—and we’ll tailor a law school experience that is unique to you. Engage fully, dig deeply, and you will tap your potential here. You will become what you were born to be.

California Western School Of Law

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does anyone know if they usually have any or much waitlist movement?
just got WL today, hopefully!
I'm attending CWSL! Anyone else?
@CulturedSquirrel: I will likely be attending as it seems unlikely I’m going to get accepted off the WL @ USD with a scholly!
Do they negotiate on the scholarship?
Same question as above^ and did anyone receive a non-conditional scholly?
Fizz I applied the 9th
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My application is in review rn and all over reddit it says this school is predatory is it correct or is it just bias?
If accepted, how fast did you hear back?
@LegalAwesomeGremlin: 23 days
@CulturedSquirrel: I am also likely attending. I don't think I'll get an A at USD, still waiting though.
I only got a scholarship for 1L, should I try to negotiate for it to be all 3 years or at least some?
I got accepted yesterday
@WateryQuestionableCatfish: statistically, yes.
did anyone apply with a JD next test instead of the LSAT? please help!!!
@WateryQuestionableCatfish: The way this school handles scholarships is def problematic.... bordering predatory.
They will put all the merit scholarship folks into one section. 3.0 Median curve- half the class/scholarship recips won't maintain reqs to keep scholarship
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