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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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.
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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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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Admissions Phone: (408) 554-5048