Chapman University Fowler School of Law

Rank 108 (USNWR 2024)
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Chapman University Fowler School of Law is a law school located in Orange, California. The school was ranked 108 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Chapman University Fowler School of Law is approximately 139.

Admissions website: https://www.chapman.edu/law/admission/index.aspx

Admissions email: lawadmission@chapman.edu

Admissions phone: 714.628.2525

Can I get into Chapman University Fowler School of Law with aGPA andLSAT?

Chapman University Fowler School of Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 155 161 163
GPA 3.2 3.63 3.78
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1941 64
# Admissions offers 557 -
Class size 139 32
% Accepted 28.7% 78
% Yield 25.0% 26

During the 2024 application cycle, 1,941 people applied and 557 were offered admission.

Chapman University has a 1L class size of 139, and yield of 24.96%. 139 out of 557 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 24.96% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Chapman University has a median LSAT of 161. The 25th percentile LSAT is 153 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 162.

The median GPA is 3.67. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.3 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.77.

Chapman University Fowler School of Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 184 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 Chapman University Fowler School of Law cost per year?

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Cost of attending Chapman University Fowler School of Law

In 2024, tuition was $59,568 and the annual cost of attending was $59,568 (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.

Chapman University Fowler School of Law employment outcomes

JD graduates from Chapman University make $85,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $74,160.

74.2% of law graduates from Chapman University go directly to work for law firms, while 0.8% clerk for a judge. 3.0% of graduates go into public interest.

78.3% of Chapman University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Chapman University Fowler School of Law

Established in 1995, the Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University is ABA accredited and a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Chapman University was established in 1861 and is located in the historic and vibrant Old Towne district of Orange, California. Chapman Law is recognized for its high-caliber faculty, wide range of academic programs, state-of-the-art facilities, and commitment to a personalized legal education for its students. The law school lays a real foundation for practice through a range of experiential activities.

Students at Chapman Law select from various program options to gain expertise in their chosen area of law, including participation in emphasis certificate programs, joint-degree opportunities, legal clinics, and award-winning advocacy competition teams. It has one of the lowest student-to-faculty ratios in the nation and provides a comprehensive third-year bar preparation program that has placed Fowler School of Law graduates among the best in the state of California for bar passage.

The Fowler School of Law student body benefits greatly from the school’s location in Orange County’s dynamic business and legal hub. The quality of life at the school and in the surrounding area is nationally recognized. Fowler School of Law's location on the Chapman University campus allows for cross-disciplinary options, joint degrees, and a lively and engaging intellectual environment beyond the classroom.

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@Christian061901: yea, but apparently I did receive aid, it was just lost in the mail. They resent it.
Is anyone attending? If yes i would love to get in touch and make friends
@FutureLadyLawyer13: I will be attending.
I'm attending as well!
2 months later and my app still hasn't even been reviewed bffr
@FutureLadyLawyer13: I'm also attending
Under review on Thursday and just got waitlisted today
is there an admitted students discord?
Anyone got off the waitlist?
Anyone else planning on attending the presidents weekend thing?
For those who have gotten accepted how long were you guys “in review”?
Do people actually get off the waitlist on a rolling basis?
I am planning to attend scholars weekend
@FutureLadyLawyer13: I will most likely be attending
If anyone who is considering going to Chapman law next year wants to join a chat of others who are as well, I started a groupme. You're invited to my new group 'Chapman Law Future 1L' on GroupMe. Click here to join: https://groupme.com/join_group/99386024/Qm3tqhLN Let me know if there are any other chats for this.
I am litterally sitting in class at Chapman right now haha
For people that got accepted, did your status checker ever change?
@LuckyDizzyRock: I tried to join and am pending
@platowhoacoincidence: I just got the call and my status checker hasn't changed yet
I got the call as well and my status checker hasn't changed. How does chapman notify of scholarship offers?
@salamander: they told me my scholarship over the phone and told me they will send emails out I believe today as well!
@Lawprincess111: oh amazing! Thank you!
Thanks for the replies!
chapman just waitlisted me.
@CrowdedStingyMandrill: i thought the same thing
Same, I am surprised
They have a super small class size. Maybe yield protect? IDK. The 7sage predictor told me I had like a 90%+ chance to get in lol
Got the acceptance call from chapman a few hours ago, and they followed up with an email with all of the scholarship documents a couple of hours later
has anyone been accepted from the waitlist since June 1st?
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