Saint Louis University Law School

Rank 89 (USNWR 2023)
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Also known as

  • Saint Louis University Law School
  • Saint Louis University
  • SLU

Saint Louis University Law School is a law school located in St. Louis, Missouri. The school was ranked 89 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Saint Louis University Law School is approximately 184.

Admissions website: https://www.slu.edu/law/admissions/index.php

Admissions email: admissions@law.slu.edu

Admissions phone: 314-977-2800

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Saint Louis University Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 153 156 161
GPA 3.23 3.54 3.8
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 793 25
# Admissions offers 485 -
Class size 184 56
% Accepted 61.2% 12
% Yield 34.2% 70

During the 2023 application cycle, 793 people applied and 485 were offered admission.

Saint Louis University has a 1L class size of 184, and yield of 34.23%. 166 out of 485 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 34.23% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Saint Louis University has a median LSAT of 156. The 25th percentile LSAT is 153 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 161.

The median GPA is 3.54. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.23 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.8.

Saint Louis University Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 64 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 Saint Louis University Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending Saint Louis University Law School

In 2023, tuition was $46,574 and the annual cost of attending was $68,330 (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.

Saint Louis University Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from Saint Louis University make $75,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $54,000.

60.4% of law graduates from Saint Louis University go directly to work for law firms, while 3.8% clerk for a judge. 10.7% of graduates go into public interest.

85.4% of Saint Louis University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Saint Louis University Law School

Founded in 1843, Saint Louis University School of Law is the oldest law school west of the Mississippi River. Dedicated faculty—nationally recognized for their scholarly achievement, legal expertise, and practice experience—work closely with LLM students, guiding them through the complexities of the law. The research and teaching strengths of the SLU LAW faculty, combined with the breadth of course offerings and extensive professional skills experience, provide LLM students with an exceptional advanced and well-rounded legal education.

SLU LAW is located in the heart of downtown St. Louis and offers unparalleled access to leading law firms, corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. The City of St. Louis Civil Courts Building and the Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse are steps away—providing a unique opportunity to see the law in action. Scott Hall is contemporary, spacious, and suitable for a multitude of learning and networking opportunities. The interior spaces are adaptable to small group study and meeting sessions, diverse classroom arrangements, large events, and professional skills competitions.

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did your all's status change? I still have in review :(
I just got mine too!
And no my status still says under review
congrats everybody thats awesome
I also still have under review
Does SLU negotiate scholly?
Full ride at SLU or 75% at Mizzou?
I'd take full ride at Slu personally. I work in law right now and both degrees seem to take most lawyers the same distance. Plus you can live in an actual city instead of Columbia
Unless you're a college town fan which I ain't juding anyone for, I just lived in a college town for undergrad and hated it.
@TheBeefGuy: I think they do, I'm planning to talk to them about it in March once I have all my offers.
I think the general rule is they will negotiate unless it says that won't specifically in your offer letter. Only school that has said that to me so far is DePaul I think
@breytigs: gotcha, I'm not interested in living in Columbia. SLU's lack of information on graduate employment compared to Mizzou is just concerning.
I'm big law or bust, or atleast regional big law
@pwoerjowemf: If you don't mind sharing, how was your 1843 interview and how long after the interview were you awarded the scholarship?
@WhatDo: it was chill, laid back, I enjoyed the professor I met with. It was maybe a week or two until I heard back from them.
Its more anecdotal data than hard employment data but I've talked to a couple of hiring lawyers at St. Louis law firms at least and they say they mainly hire top graduates from SLU as they see the degree as just as valuable as any other Missouri school and you're less likely to leave the area meaning they'll actually get a return on the investment of training you.
Have you checked their aba required employment disclosures? I've taken a look at them and my interpretation is that SLU has higher highs and lower lows partially due to a larger class size.
I can drop some links to those if you haven't seen them. I bet you probably have and they just didn't provide the data you wanted, but figured I'd offer!
I've looked, but just wanted to hear someone elses opinion!
Anyone going to admitted student day in february?
@pwoerjowemf: Can't make it to the one in February, but I'll head over for the one in March
I'll be at the one in February!
how long did it take you guys to hear back once your application went under review?
a little over 2 weeks i believe. my status date changed twice and i heard back few days after the last status change
First A! My wife submitted all her apps in the last 2-3 weeks and SLU was first to respond... great scholly too... waiting on a few others but it's a contender for sure... we are excited
has anyone tried negotiating yet
How did y’all think admitted students day went?
@TheBeefGuy: I'm waiting for the rest of my offers to come in and then I'm gonna try getting a bump to my scholly. I feel like this is the type of thing you get one shot at so you want to make it the best possible shot.
are any of you going to the admitted students pancake breakfast on Saturday?
"Decision made-letter to follow" - any insight?
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