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Moritz College of Law

Rank 22 (USNWR 2023)
164
Median LSAT
3.86
Median GPA
37.1%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Moritz College of Law
  • Ohio State University
  • OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
  • OSU

Moritz College of Law is a law school located in Columbus , Ohio. The school was ranked 22 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Moritz College of Law is approximately 158.

Admissions website: https://moritzlaw.osu.edu/apply-now/jd-admissions-overview

Admissions email: lawadmit@osu.edu

Admissions phone: 614-292-8810

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Moritz College of Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 159 164 166
GPA 3.58 3.86 3.95
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1633 54
# Admissions offers 606 -
Class size 158 45
% Accepted 37.1% 58
% Yield 25.7% 31

During the 2023 application cycle, 1,633 people applied and 606 were offered admission.

Ohio State University has a 1L class size of 158, and yield of 25.74%. 156 out of 606 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 25.74% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Ohio State University has a median LSAT of 164. The 25th percentile LSAT is 159 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 166.

The median GPA is 3.86. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.58 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.95.

Moritz College of Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 336 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.

Click on a data point to see that user's profile.

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

How much does Moritz College of Law cost per year?

$49,115.00
Tuition
43rd percentile
$33,863.00
In-state tuition
$49,115.00
CoA
60.60%
Grads with debt
10th percentile
$80,454.00
Average debt
29th percentile
$72,500.00
Salary, 25th %
65th percentile
$99,000.00
Salary
75th percentile
$58,981.00
PI Salary
51st percentile
74.70%
Employment rate
89th percentile
93.70%
Bar pass rate
88th percentile

Cost of attending Moritz College of Law

In 2023, tuition was $49,115 and the annual cost of attending was $49,115 (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.

Moritz College of Law employment outcomes

JD graduates from Ohio State University make $99,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $58,981.

50.6% of law graduates from Ohio State University go directly to work for law firms, while 5.2% clerk for a judge. 13.2% of graduates go into public interest.

93.7% of Ohio State University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Moritz College of Law

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law is an integral part of one of the world’s great educational institutions. Founded in 1891 and consistently the top-ranked law school in the State of Ohio, the Moritz College of Law has grown into one of the nation’s pre-eminent public law schools and one of the most respected law schools in the world.

A collegial community of approximately 570 students and more than 50 faculty members, Moritz is known for its rigorous academic program, the pioneering research of its world-class faculty, a deep commitment to teaching and professional training, and the development of future leaders.

The college’s more than 11,000 alumni are central to its national reputation. Graduates include justices of the Supreme Court of Ohio, federal appeals and district court judges, U.S. senators, U.S. representatives, governors, managing partners in law firms of all sizes, chief executive officers of Fortune 500 corporations, professors at law schools across the country, and prominent attorneys in private practice, government service, and public interest law firms.

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Definitelynotthatguy
19:47
@hopefulaugust: They said in the virtaul admitted students event they would start sending them out this week but looks like that did not materialize
iwbeasscjoafjoalcs
14:31
I've noticed that OSU seems to graduate a lot of JDs who go on to "business and industry" jobs---like, a higher percentage who do that than normal, it seems, for comparable schools. Does anyone know what some of these businesses/industries are that OSU grads tend to enter after law school?
how're y'all getting admit notifications? email/tracker?
12:17
When did scholarships start coming out? I see some people have logged theirs.
@OhioBoy: that's my question too
@Mountaineer99: I got mine via email from a specific adcom member
to anyone admitted: were there any updates to your status before you were notified of the decision?
Not that I recall, I actually think it took a couple hours for my portal to reflect the A and I thought I got catfished
Just hoping Brutus will be my valentine now
iwbeasscjoafjoalcs
18:54
It's kind of surprising (not in a good or bad way, just surprising) that Moritz's annual enrollment is around 158.
iwbeasscjoafjoalcs
18:54
That's super small.
iwbeasscjoafjoalcs
18:55
Especially considering how large OSU is in general and that even small annual enrollments at reasonably well-regarded law schools are often thought to be around 200.
They're splitting the Ohio market with a lot of different schools. U of C, Case Western, and a lot of others. The OSU degree has transferability but the school itself is pinned to supporting the legal market of Columbus, not the entirety of Ohio.
Has anyone gotten details on scholarships? I got accepted but did not have anything said about when they would release it.
@CoolBeneficialChipmunk: same here
I think OSU placed alright in Cleveland historically, most of the major donors in OSU's history and the Moritz they get the name from were BakerHostetler partners.
thegoal14
13:10
For those who were recently accepted, did you get to URII before a response? I have the same date still of when I applied in Oct.
rockstar235
14:36
I did not get to URII, just received an email from admissions staff and then saw it through my portal
FingersCrossedAllTheTime
18:40
Does it seem like they are doing waves or random? Waiting since late November ...
also waiting
it seems like they let in people who are over 75ths in LSAT or GPA weekly on either tuesday or wednesday
otherwise it's random
17:29
I applied early October and got the email from admissions last Friday
NonchalantPuppy
12:38
Someone else that got a Leadership merit award- is it annual? It says a total number spread across 6 semesters but also says it is automatically renewable each year
10:55
For those of you who have received As, generally how long did scholarship information take?
@Barlowly: 2-3 weeks...ish
8888887777776t6t
19:19
If I were to go to Moritz, would I need a car or would it work to walk/bike/take public transportation to and from wherever I'm living and the law school?
8888887777776t6t
19:19
And relatedly, do 1Ls typically live on campus or elsewhere in the city of Columbus?
8888887777776t6t
19:20
I've heard that Columbus public transit is bad, which makes me think I'd need to be close enough to campus to walk or bike. For I don't want to get a car for law school.
Columbus is the largest city in the US to not have 24 hr public transit
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