Charleston School of Law

Rank 178 (USNWR 2024)
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  • Charleston School Of Law

Charleston School of Law is a law school located in Charleston, South Carolina. The school was ranked 178 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Charleston School of Law is approximately 224.

Admissions website: https://www.charlestonlaw.edu/apply/

Admissions email: info@charlestonlaw.edu

Admissions phone: 843.377.2143

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Charleston School of Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 149 152 154
GPA 3.12 3.41 3.65
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1590 53
# Admissions offers 900 -
Class size 224 74
% Accepted 56.6% 18
% Yield 24.8% 24

During the 2024 application cycle, 1,590 people applied and 900 were offered admission.

Charleston School Of Law has a 1L class size of 224, and yield of 24.78%. 223 out of 900 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 24.78% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Charleston School Of Law has a median LSAT of 153. The 25th percentile LSAT is 149 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 155.

The median GPA is 3.49. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.2 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.72.

Charleston School of Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 84 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 Charleston School of Law

In 2024, tuition was $43,700 and the annual cost of attending was $68,532 (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.

Charleston School of Law employment outcomes

JD graduates from Charleston 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 $53,000.

60.4% of law graduates from Charleston School Of Law go directly to work for law firms, while 6.5% clerk for a judge. 7.8% of graduates go into public interest.

59.4% of Charleston School Of Law graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Charleston School of Law

The Charleston School of Law is an ABA-accredited law school nationally recognized for its student-centric culture. Our faculty and staff are committed to preparing students for success in the legal profession.

Charleston School of Law's Mission:

To teach students the practice of law as a profession through a rigorous, skill-based program.

To teach, having as its chief aim providing public service.

To institute and coordinate legal outreach programs to the South Carolina and American Bars, local, state, and federal governments, as well as to the general population.

To provide an inclusive, diverse environment in which to encourage and foster collegial, collaborative, and professional relationships among students, faculty, staff, and the community.

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@FrequentLearnedGoose: What did yours change to compared to what I am assuming is UR1, "in review"
it just updated to the top of my list again like it had been viewed
@TangibleSatisfyingGnome: ^^^
Ohh do you have the status checker?
@TangibleSatisfyingGnome: yes!
Just got my A call!
Hey! I applied to Charleston and I'm out of state, does anyone have thoughts about the school
I'm in the 75th percentile
Yeah I would avoid it at all costs
It's a regional school and has an awful reputation in the region. Have been working in and around attorneys for 5 years and Charleston SOL is an instant deny to just about any job worth its salt. They've lost their accreditation several times
They keep attempting new measures to fix their reputation. They are long past fixing it IMO
Why did you apply then, if all you heard was negatives?
Their employment rate went up
I got in yesterday
just curious since I'm not from the state
has anyone graphed transfer in and out rates with enrollment to see if underpreforming schools are masking drop outs who left after 1sst notice of academic dismissal
I applied 03/22/2024. In review and complete 04/19/2024. 04/29/2024 In review again.
I am so nervous I am a prior dismissed law student and I took JD Next to supplement my application.
charleston is full
@cclaw how do you know?
@cclaw: how do you know??
i got a call from admissions yesterday and they said it would've been an acceptance call except they have no seats left
they still have their waitlist active though in case people withdraw
people will likely drop, if charleston is your top choice i would give them a call and say you are still heavily interested
So stressful I submitted my application since 03/22/2024
I still have not received a response.
oh okay im already on the waitlist, just wasn't sure if you had heard anything new
they said you can expect a WL decision closer to June 1st
@cclaw did you receive an email or did the status checker state your application was on hold?
i got a call from admissions but i have since withdrawn my app
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