Cumberland School of Law

Rank 103 (USNWR 2024)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Cumberland School of Law
  • Samford University

Cumberland School of Law is a law school located in Birmingham, Alabama. The school was ranked 103 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Cumberland School of Law is approximately 146.

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 152 155 157
GPA 3.36 3.62 3.84
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 687 21
# Admissions offers 427 -
Class size 146 36
% Accepted 62.1% 10
% Yield 34.2% 69

During the 2024 application cycle, 687 people applied and 427 were offered admission.

Samford University has a 1L class size of 146, and yield of 34.19%. 146 out of 427 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 34.19% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Samford University has a median LSAT of 155. The 25th percentile LSAT is 152 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 157.

The median GPA is 3.61. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.37 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.79.

Cumberland School of Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 42 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.

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?

29th percentile
22nd percentile
Bar pass rate
24th percentile
Salary, 25th %
34th percentile
28th percentile
PI Salary
14th percentile
Employment rate
39th percentile
Grads with debt
88th percentile
Average debt
71st percentile

Cost of attending Cumberland School of Law

In 2024, tuition was $44,318 and the annual cost of attending was $65,211 (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 $70,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $50,000.

66.7% of law graduates from Samford University go directly to work for law firms, while 7.9% clerk for a judge. 4.4% of graduates go into public interest.

71.4% 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

Samford University

Chat for Samford University
👍 Chat vibe: 0 👎
Help us make LSD better!
Tell us what's important to you
Samford is my #1 choice, I really hope I get in
I finally heard! Had to check my status checker!
When did you submit your application? @slowwhale
@HesitantSlowWhale: have you heard anything???
Does anyone know what's going on? And why its taking forever?
They said 'within 30 days' and for me its approaching 50 lol
@OMCWlovepickle: Yeah I got in with a decent chunk of $. took literally forever tho
@CrazyCroc1519: I know they've had a lot of weird stuff going on with alum and stuff but idk if that's affecting decision wait time. I applied 9/30 and finally heard back 12/2.
@NaturalEconomicMillipede: I submitted 9/30
Date update, just noticed tonight but (12/06)
Gotcha ok thank you!
Wait what’s going on with their alum?
Did any one get a scholarship application email today?
@FabulousFairyFart: i think it has something to do with their lack of support for LGBTQ+ students but im not sure of the extent of it
@NaturalEconomicMillipede: i got something about the marshall-motley but i think thats a national scholarship
Ahhhh I see
I got a scholarship email and something about a zoom meeting the 15th
162 2.8 in state
anyone try to set up their samford account and keep getting an error message when trying to login?
I need to set up Duo but need an activation code to add another account to my already in-use Duo. IT is insisting I call............? ugh
Has anyone received a decision recently?
I just received my A today! Should I expect scholarship info to come out soon?
did anyone hear back today?
Heard yesterday (11/28) and received scholarship info today!
Has anyone heard anything?
Waitlisted :(
@Law-school-and-wedding-2023: what are your stats?
@HesitantSlowWhale: Im in at Samford too! Are you attending for sure?
LSD+ is ad-free, with DMs, discounts, case briefs & more.