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Cumberland School of Law

Rank 139 (USNWR 2022)
154
Median LSAT
3.54
Median GPA
60.7%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Cumberland School of Law
  • Samford University
  • SAMFORD UNIVERSITY

Cumberland School of Law is a law school located in Birmingham, Alabama. The school was ranked 139 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Cumberland School of Law is approximately 159.

Can I get into Cumberland School of Law with aGPA andLSAT?

Cumberland School of Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 151 154 157
GPA 3.24 3.54 3.76
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 638 15
# Admissions offers 387 -
Class size 159 37
% Accepted 60.7% 10
% Yield 41.1% 85

During the 2022 application cycle, 638 people applied and 387 were offered admission.

Samford University has a 1L class size of 159, and yield of 41.09%. 159 out of 387 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 41.09% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Samford University has a median LSAT of 154. The 25th percentile LSAT is 151 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 157.

The median GPA is 3.54. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.24 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.76.

Cumberland School of Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 45 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 Cumberland School of Law cost per year?

$43,030.00
Tuition
36th percentile
$61,253.00
CoA
29th percentile
79.40%
Grads with debt
78th percentile
$114,534.00
Average debt
49th percentile
$55,000.00
Salary, 25th %
21st percentile
$65,000.00
Salary
23rd percentile
$55,000.00
PI Salary
31st percentile
31.40%
Employment rate
14th percentile
79.10%
Bar pass rate
32nd percentile

Cost of attending Cumberland School of Law

In 2022, tuition was $43,030 and the annual cost of attending was $61,253 (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.

Cumberland School of Law employment outcomes

JD graduates from Samford University make $65,000 (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.

65.6% of law graduates from Samford University go directly to work for law firms, while 4.9% clerk for a judge. 3.3% of graduates go into public interest.

79.1% of Samford University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Cumberland School of Law

Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law is located in Birmingham, Alabama, on a beautiful 247-acre campus and is one of the oldest law schools in the nation—established in 1847. At formation, when legal study was conducted by apprenticeship or through lectures, the law school pioneered an instructional method based on intensive trial practice. Today, the law school is one of the smallest ABA-accredited law schools in the nation by design. It continues to focus on teaching practical lawyering skills. Samford is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution of higher learning in Alabama. Cumberland School of Law has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1952 and has been accredited by the ABA since 1949. In the past 170 years, the law school has produced more than 13,000 accomplished alumni, including two US Supreme Court justices, several governors, a US Secretary of State (Cordell Hull, known as the Father of the United Nations), and numerous federal, state, and local judges.

Application opens: September 1st

Application deadline: May 1st

Admissions website: https://www.samford.edu/cumberlandlaw/admission

Admissions Email: lawadm@samford.edu

Admissions Phone: 800.888.7213

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