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Penn State Law School - Dickinson

Rank 58 (USNWR 2022)
161
Median LSAT
3.54
Median GPA
39.6%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Penn State Law School - Dickinson
  • Pennsylvania State - Dickinson Law
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE - DICKINSON LAW
  • PSU-Dickinson

Penn State Law School - Dickinson is a law school located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The school was ranked 58 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Penn State Law School - Dickinson is approximately 96.

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 157 161 163
GPA 3.22 3.54 3.73
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1190 39
# Admissions offers 471 -
Class size 96 6
% Accepted 39.6% 55
% Yield 19.8% 6

During the 2022 application cycle, 1,190 people applied and 471 were offered admission.

Pennsylvania State - Dickinson Law has a 1L class size of 96, and yield of 19.75%. 93 out of 471 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 19.75% 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 157 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 163.

The median GPA is 3.54. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.22 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.73.

Penn State Law School - Dickinson LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 257 applicants for the 2021-2022 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?

$53,558.00
Tuition
68th percentile
$76,678.00
CoA
70.80%
Grads with debt
$58,814.00
Average debt
$56,000.00
Salary, 25th %
$79,000.00
Salary
$52,107.00
PI Salary
57.50%
Employment rate
91.70%
Bar pass rate

Cost of attending Penn State Law School - Dickinson

In 2022, tuition was $53,558 and the annual cost of attending was $76,678 (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

JD graduates from Pennsylvania State - Dickinson Law make $79,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $52,107.

41.2% of law graduates from Pennsylvania State - Dickinson Law go directly to work for law firms, while 19.1% clerk for a judge. 10.3% of graduates go into public interest.

91.7% 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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5280USDAChoice
17:02
but they rejected at 3.92 /161
5280USDAChoice
17:02
which is above their medians
legallyturkey
17:02
Yeah thats brutal
legallyturkey
17:03
someone got accepted with a 154/3.73 though
5280USDAChoice
17:03
yea its so confusing
5280USDAChoice
17:03
but it give me hope
legallyturkey
17:03
idk how they make these decisions
5280USDAChoice
17:03
because i am just below meddians
legallyturkey
17:03
Hopefully we get some good news!
beefcakes
17:19
my last update is 10/11 as well
5280USDAChoice
9:03
my status checker went back to the old style without the extra info
legallyturkey
9:43
same
legallyturkey
9:44
What does this all mean?! haha
10:03
my status checker updates multiple times per day for Dickinson lol what the heck
10:03
trying to read their tea leaves is useless
i gave up on getting my hopes up for dickinson about a month ago
until yesterday when they changed the checker, that got my hopes up
now my hopes are not up again
@Cremadan so does mine literally all that's updating is the correspondence they sent haha
legallyturkey
17:09
I hope we hear something this week
5280USDAChoice
10:20
i feel like we are in for a long wait
5280USDAChoice
10:20
like mid december next a's
legallyturkey
12:06
Ugh
5280USDAChoice
12:51
status checker updated today 11/30
legallyturkey
15:54
It just keeps getting updated haha
legallyturkey
15:54
but no decisions
5280USDAChoice
16:53
well mine hadnt been updated since early october
5280USDAChoice
16:53
so hopfully this means a decision this friday
5280USDAChoice
13:51
just updated again today 12/1
5280USDAChoice
13:51
says decision rendered