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Penn State Law School

Rank 64 (USNWR 2022)
162
Median LSAT
3.76
Median GPA
35.6%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Penn State Law School
  • Pennsylvania State - Penn State Law
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE - PENN STATE LAW
  • PSU

Penn State Law School is a law school located in State College, Pennsylvania. The school was ranked 64 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Penn State Law School is approximately 139.

Admissions website: https://pennstatelaw.psu.edu/admissions

Admissions email: admissions@pennstatelaw.psu.edu

Admissions phone: 814-867-1251

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Penn State Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 155 162 163
GPA 3.4 3.76 3.9
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 2329 68
# Admissions offers 830 -
Class size 139 25
% Accepted 35.6% 61
% Yield 16.4% 3

During the 2022 application cycle, 2,329 people applied and 830 were offered admission.

Pennsylvania State - Penn State Law has a 1L class size of 139, and yield of 16.39%. 136 out of 830 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 16.39% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Pennsylvania State - Penn State Law has a median LSAT of 162. The 25th percentile LSAT is 155 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 163.

The median GPA is 3.76. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.4 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.9.

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

LSD has stats for 267 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 cost per year?

$52,228.00
Tuition
64th percentile
$76,260.00
CoA
62nd percentile
68.40%
Grads with debt
$74,262.00
Average debt
$65,000.00
Salary, 25th %
$80,000.00
Salary
$55,000.00
PI Salary
53.30%
Employment rate
82.30%
Bar pass rate

Cost of attending Penn State Law School

In 2022, tuition was $52,228 and the annual cost of attending was $76,260 (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 employment outcomes

JD graduates from Pennsylvania State - Penn State Law make $80,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $55,000.

44.9% of law graduates from Pennsylvania State - Penn State Law go directly to work for law firms, while 22.4% clerk for a judge. 6.1% of graduates go into public interest.

82.3% of Pennsylvania State - Penn State Law graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Penn State Law School

Penn State Law is situated on the largest campus (University Park) of Penn State University, one of the world’s top public research institutions. Penn State Law in University Park is one of two law schools operated by Penn State, the other being Dickinson Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. With entering classes of 120 to 140 students and first-year course sections of fewer than 50, our students enjoy the best of both worlds — an academic experience that can be customized using the resources of a world-class university, in a small and supportive law school community. Penn State Law provides a rigorous, classic legal education enhanced with boundless experiential learning opportunities to provide students with both the knowledge and skills they need to accomplish their professional goals. Through a comprehensive program of study encompassing classroom-based and experiential learning, Penn State Law students are prepared to engage in sophisticated legal analysis and practice in an increasingly demanding global marketplace. Because of its location in University Park which is home to more than 45,000 graduate and undergraduate students and dozens of top-tier graduate programs, Penn State Law provides innumerable opportunities for students to customize their legal education with interdisciplinary study in any graduate academic area on campus.

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