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 303 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 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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Maybe they didn't. Date changed. No email or decision though
they heard you
8-10 weeks my ass. It's been over 14 with not even a hte
Unprofessional school honestly.
I got a date change as well
i also have a date change
nothing for me yet, hopefully next batch, congrats guys on your As!
i got my A today
@LordIceCube: were you above both medians?
my date changed a week ago. any clue what that means?
As from where!!
also what is the diff between Penn State and penn State dickinson???
@meowster: Currently, they are two schools in different locations under the same university, but they will be merging sometime in the near future.
Is there anybody having issues accessing the status checker and their website?
@AccidentalThinkableWolf: you have to use your LSAC login info
@ExemplaryHusband: super late
but I was not above both medians
I was above one median and wayyyyyyy below the gpa median (2.9)
kinda cazy how long they are making people wait atp I already had to put a deposit down
too late to apply?
had a date change but no decision yet
waitlisted just liker every other school dkgnifgr
Does anyone know if the scholarship number in the admissions email is per year?
Way faster decision than I expected - still no email several days after the status checker change though
If PSU and PSU Dickinson are merging to the same school, do you need to send in two separate apps?
@Schnoodle: I did, but I am not sure if it will be required considering the merge is set to take place by Fall 2024.
Thank you!! I ended up doing both just in case.
idk how late I am to this conversation but according to their website the merger is going to take "several years"
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