Santa Clara University School of Law

Rank 158 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Santa Clara University
  • Santa Clara Law

Santa Clara University School of Law is a law school located in Santa Clara, California. The school was ranked 158 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Santa Clara University School of Law is approximately 203.

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Santa Clara University School of Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 155 158 160
GPA 3.16 3.42 3.57
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1968 64
# Admissions offers 1029 -
Class size 203 63
% Accepted 52.3% 27
% Yield 19.3% 8

During the 2023 application cycle, 1,968 people applied and 1,029 were offered admission.

Santa Clara University has a 1L class size of 203, and yield of 19.34%. 199 out of 1,029 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 19.34% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Santa Clara University has a median LSAT of 158. The 25th percentile LSAT is 155 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 160.

The median GPA is 3.42. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.16 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.57.

Santa Clara University School of Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 150 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

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Cost of attending Santa Clara University School of Law

In 2023, tuition was $0 and the annual cost of attending was $37,278 (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.

Santa Clara University School of Law employment outcomes

JD graduates from Santa Clara University make $120,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $70,000.

57.4% of law graduates from Santa Clara University go directly to work for law firms, while 0.0% clerk for a judge. 5.7% of graduates go into public interest.

67.4% of Santa Clara University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Santa Clara University School of Law

Santa Clara Law offers an exceptional environment in which to study law. Situated on a lush campus centered around a historic California mission, Santa Clara Law is located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, one of the most vibrant and exciting economies in the world. Located just 40 miles south of San Francisco, Silicon Valley is home to leading law firms as well as companies such as Google, Apple, eBay, Intel, and Yahoo!.

Santa Clara Law is consistently recognized as among the nation's best law schools for its intellectual property curriculum and program, as well as for being one of the most diverse law schools in the country. The global law program includes more summer-abroad opportunities than any other law school in the nation. Additionally, Santa Clara Law’s Center for Social Justice and Public Services has allowed students to actively serve the community.

Santa Clara Law does not use rolling admissions. Instead they have an early action deadline which is non-binding.

Application opens: November 1: Early Action Deadline (non-binding; file must be complete by November 30)

Application deadline: May 1st.

Admissions website: https://law.scu.edu/admissions/apply

Admissions Email: lawadmissions@scu.edu

Admissions Phone: (408) 554-5048

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@AspiringTenuousIbis I wouldn't consider a delay in a decision as an R. If you look at the historical data here, it seems they are waiting things out (they don't send out a lot of rejections it seems like). They probably want to wait it out to see how just ends up withdrawing their app
who* (not how)
I'm getting so antsy
Anyone still waiting on a decision? Went under review mid March hoping there’s still an A possibility🫠
You are not alone
Still waiting...
Damn SC dropped
adcoms sleeping?
I’m on my knees and I’m begging
have they still not sent out the next round of decisions??
I am once again asking. Where. Is. SCU.
Some people on reddit heard back
when did they hear back
Ive been waiting for too long. This is so frustrating.
They should really get it together
When I called and asked the other day admissions was just kinda unhelpful they basically told me that they got a lot of applications this year and the committee doesn't really communicate with admissions about when waves are coming
SCU is just an embarrassing school. Awful employment rate and terrible bar passage and then have the gall to insult their applicants
unfortunately, I think its fair to assume we didn't get accepted. I wish y'all the best of luck
Santa Clara was my top choice, but now it's almost June. Feels good.
lol its okay, I didnt get accepted into SCU unfortunately
I submitted my app in March
received a decision like maybe a month ago
still waiting for this joke of a school
@CrowdedStingyMandrill: your gpa is really good, you do not need to go to a school like SCU with that GPA. If you improve your LSAT to mid160s, you will get scholarships at much better schools than SCU
@HarmoniousWyvern: Thank you! I know, I've already set my mind on R&R for October/November. I just got 7sage Course + Live on fee waiver and I'm eager to start the process again and score higher and apply earlier!
any waitlist movement?
Is November 29/30 too late to apply to SCU? Just don't think i'll be ready by October for the lsat..
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