Penn State Law School - Dickinson

Rank 89 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Penn State Law School - Dickinson
  • Pennsylvania State - Dickinson Law
  • PSU-Dickinson

Penn State Law School - Dickinson is a law school located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The school was ranked 89 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Penn State Law School - Dickinson is approximately 103.

Admissions website: https://dickinsonlaw.psu.edu/admissions-and-financial-aid

Admissions email: dickinsonlaw@psu.edu <dickinsonlaw@psu.edu>

Admissions phone: 717-240-5000

Can I get into Penn State Law School - Dickinson with aGPA andLSAT?

Penn State Law School - Dickinson Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 156 161 163
GPA 3.25 3.61 3.8
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1307 45
# Admissions offers 481 -
Class size 103 11
% Accepted 36.8% 59
% Yield 20.8% 11

During the 2023 application cycle, 1,307 people applied and 481 were offered admission.

Pennsylvania State - Dickinson Law has a 1L class size of 103, and yield of 20.79%. 100 out of 481 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 20.79% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Pennsylvania State - Dickinson Law has a median LSAT of 161. The 25th percentile LSAT is 156 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 163.

The median GPA is 3.61. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.25 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.8.

Penn State Law School - Dickinson LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 301 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 Penn State Law School - Dickinson cost per year?

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Cost of attending Penn State Law School - Dickinson

In 2023, tuition was $56,592 and the annual cost of attending was $81,242 (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.

Penn State Law School - Dickinson employment outcomes

81.2% of Pennsylvania State - Dickinson Law graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Penn State Law School - Dickinson

Penn State’s Dickinson Law is committed to producing profession-ready lawyers equipped with the doctrinal knowledge, practical skills, and extralegal competencies necessary to excel in an increasingly global legal market. The hallmarks of a Dickinson Law education are an innovative curriculum that, from the very first day of law school, relies heavily on experiential learning to prepare our students to practice law, and a welcoming and supportive community.

Founded in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1834, Dickinson Law is the oldest law school in Pennsylvania and the fifth oldest in the country. For nearly 185 years, Dickinson Law graduates have included the nation’s most distinguished attorneys, judges, government and corporate leaders, and legal educators. Our 1997 merger with Penn State expanded our reputation, network, and joint-degree programs—complementing Dickinson Law’s legacy as an innovative leader in experiential education.

Throughout its rich 40-year history of offering the LLM Program, Dickinson Law has welcomed students from around the world who have come to advance their careers by studying with our distinguished faculty. At Dickinson Law, we integrate our LLM students into the life of the law school. Our LLM cohort is kept intentionally small to foster greater interaction with faculty and JD students, as well as to cultivate relationships with alumni, judges, and lawyers in the nearby metropolitan legal markets of Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, and Washington, DC.

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Had an update to app date on 1/15 but havent heard anything yet (1/17) :/
I had an update on 1/10 but haven’t heard yet
1/10 here. Waiting, agonizing, and hoping that they'll release me from this hold
i feel like it’s gotta be soon
I hope so. People who submitted theirs the same day I did heard back last year.
My last change was 12/19 and I still haven’t heard
Was that first review or second? My first review started in November and then my 2nd started a week and a day ago
The longest last year between 2nd review and decision that was reported was 8 days
So @brokengraygoat: either we set a record or get a decision today
No email but it is in application checker
do we know how long it takes to receive the email
Not a clue
Just got my email
Got my email last week
waitlisted me but I already got into PSL which I was much more impressed with so alls good
Tried to negotiate the scholly and they said they don't negotiate - just an fyi for anyone else considering
Anyone else get a decision rendered from Dickinson? Portal is not saying what decision is
Mine says decision rendered but the banner at the top says congratulations on your admission
Under the logo
So look there lol
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what is that crazy shizz
withdrew my application today (3/18), hope someone waiting gets my seat!
when did you guys apply and hear back
anyone going to admitted students day tomorrow?
someone withdraw their application im tryna get this A!!!
i got the A thanks to whoever did it :')
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