Marquette University Law School

Rank 71 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
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  • Marquette University

Marquette University Law School is a law school located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The school was ranked 71 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Marquette University Law School is approximately 183.

Admissions website: https://law.marquette.edu/prospective-students/apply-online

Admissions email: law.admission@marquette.edu

Admissions phone: 414.288.6767

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Marquette University Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 153 155 158
GPA 3.38 3.63 3.76
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1150 41
# Admissions offers 472 -
Class size 183 55
% Accepted 41.0% 54
% Yield 38.8% 85

During the 2023 application cycle, 1,150 people applied and 472 were offered admission.

Marquette University has a 1L class size of 183, and yield of 38.77%. 183 out of 472 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 38.77% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Marquette University has a median LSAT of 155. The 25th percentile LSAT is 153 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 158.

The median GPA is 3.63. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.38 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.76.

Marquette University Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 77 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 Marquette University Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending Marquette University Law School

In 2023, tuition was $0 and the annual cost of attending was $20,048 (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.

Marquette University Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from Marquette University make $66,250 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $55,000.

62.8% of law graduates from Marquette University go directly to work for law firms, while 3.9% clerk for a judge. 6.7% of graduates go into public interest.

50.0% of Marquette University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Marquette University Law School

For more than a century, Marquette University Law School has been committed to training men and women to serve the public interest by becoming highly skilled and ethical attorneys. Traditionally, the curriculum has emphasized the practical aspects of legal education, including an impressive array of clinical, internship, and supervised fieldwork programs. This emphasis includes particular excellence in the areas of intellectual property, dispute resolution, sports law, labor and employment law, criminal law, family law, and litigation-related courses. The National Sports Law Institute, the premier sports law program in the United States, is a part of the Law School. Our more than 7,000 alumni serve in a broad range of legal, public, and corporate positions throughout the United States.

The Law School is located on the university campus—two blocks from the Milwaukee County Courthouse and a short walk from the federal courthouse and downtown Milwaukee. Marquette is the only law school in southeast Wisconsin. Marquette—a Catholic, Jesuit, and urban university—is the largest private university in the state. The Catholic and Jesuit nature of the school manifests itself in a specific concern for the well-being of each student, indeed each individual—the Marquette principle of cura personalis. Persons of all religious and cultural backgrounds attend Marquette, serve on our faculty, and are valued in our community. The Law School is committed to academic freedom, the broadest possible scope of inquiry, and the examination of any subject.

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@redbellpepper: right
Does anyone know if acceptances off the wait list are being delivered through the mail like WL's were?
Looks like there was a wave today. How did you all find out?
@redbellpepper: How do you know about the wave? (Not doubting you, just super curious as to where people can get that info)
Ngl I've been watching the recent decisions tab like a hawk today
If I were to guess, there probably wasn't a wave today. It was only one person that got accepted and isn't attending
Kinda jumped the gun on that one...
Lol hey updates are updates anything counts at this point
Yes cause i was looking everywhere i was like what wave🤣🤣🤣🤣
I thought they were about to pull people off the list lol
Ugh I know. I'm kinda hoping that it was sent in the mail and that's why I'm still on the waitlist 😂😂
Ughhh yes i sent in an loci. They told me i made my interest very clear which im happy about. Hopefully ill get off the list now. 😂😂 once im off this list im taking a flight to Wisconsin 😂😂😂
Same, I got back from a trip across the country to a different law school last night and put a seat deposit down, but I will be on the first flight to Milwaukee the minute that A comes
Right! Someone told me to visit them now but i dont wanna go there and i end up getting rejected. I would be upset cause thats a waste of a plane ticket lol
It'd be a couple hour drive for me (I'm from Minnesota) but I'm in the thick of the end of my semester right now and not sure I can dedicate a day trip to a school that I haven't been accepted to
I also sent in a LOCI and they responded so fast saying thank you for my continued interest
@redbellpepper: I 100% agree
@redbellpepper: yes! I appreciate their quick responses!! Its a turn off how i call law schools for basic questions about their programs. They never answer the phone or return my call😑 to me its a red flag cause it tells me about the school and their communication
Right??? I want to call but I’m also awkward and worry it would affect my admissions chances😂
Same lol! Because law admissions are that petty. I asked one school a question and 5 minutes after i got off the phone with them i got denied
Ok that's actually messed up
I've already sent in a LOCI. Is there anything else I can do to get off the waitlist? Call? Meet in person?
Or is it kinda just a pray to whatever God you believe in type of situation?
@redbellpepper: its really messed up. The only thing i did for marquette besides the loci was set up a virtual meeting with them. I would love to visit them in person but, i don not want to do this until im accepted
@redbellpepper: also prayer cause i definitely dont wanna do too much to turn off admissions
How did the convo go? I've always heard that it is good to remain in touch with admissions when on the WL but Marquette's WL FAQ kinda made it seem like there is nothing you can do to help you get off the waitlist
@redbellpepper: its not until later on this month! And i know its weird.
Please keep us updated! Good luck, hope it goes well! (also put in a good word for me)
@redbellpepper: ill definitely keep everyone updated and definitely 😂😂 we all need to get off this waitlist especially if marquette is your first choice like mine!
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