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Southwestern Law School

Rank 141 (USNWR 2023)
154
Median LSAT
3.36
Median GPA
50.4%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Southwestern Law School
  • SOUTHWESTERN LAW SCHOOL

Southwestern Law School is a law school located in Los Angeles, California. The school was ranked 141 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Southwestern Law School is approximately 343.

Admissions website: https://www.swlaw.edu/admissions-financial-aid

Admissions email: admissions@swlaw.edu

Admissions phone: 213-738-6834

Can I get into Southwestern Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

Southwestern Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 152 154 157
GPA 3.1 3.36 3.58
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1855 62
# Admissions offers 934 -
Class size 343 92
% Accepted 50.4% 33
% Yield 36.3% 76

During the 2023 application cycle, 1,855 people applied and 934 were offered admission.

Southwestern Law School has a 1L class size of 343, and yield of 36.30%. 339 out of 934 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 36.30% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Southwestern Law School has a median LSAT of 154. The 25th percentile LSAT is 152 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 157.

The median GPA is 3.36. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.1 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.58.

Southwestern Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 110 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 Southwestern Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending Southwestern Law School

In 2023, tuition was $56,146 and the annual cost of attending was $91,085 (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.

Southwestern Law School employment outcomes

76.1% of Southwestern Law School graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Southwestern Law School

Southwestern is the second oldest law school in Los Angeles with over 100 years of inclusion, public service, innovative programming, forever embedded in its DNA. Its mid-city campus featuring a world-renowned Art Deco landmark reflects the vibrancy of Los Angeles and provides an ideal setting for law study and practice. Southwestern is an independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian institution, accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and belonging to the American Association of Law Schools (AALS). It is the only ABA law school offering four JD programs differing in scheduling and instructional approach, including full- and part-time programs and a unique two-year accelerated curriculum. Southwestern’s part-time evening program recently implemented distance learning technology reducing the number of commuting-to-campus evenings to two. Southwestern also offers concurrent three- and four-year JD/MBA programs. Southwestern is known for graduating practice-ready lawyers who are well-rounded, entrepreneurial, possessing the skills and initiative to excel in the legal profession, business and industry, government, and public interest settings. Southwestern’s 11,000+ alumni include prominent public officials—from members of Congress to mayors, and over 400 judges—as well as founders of major law firms and general counsel and executives of multinational corporations. Southwestern has strong ties to the legal, business, and civic sectors, and its Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute are closely linked to the entertainment industry in Hollywood and internationally.

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gorgeofeternilperil
15:17
Anyone here get a SCALE interview?
gorgeofeternilperil
15:18
Applied Oct. In Review 2/15. Radio silence.
ricknshortie
14:25
seriously what is taking them so long?
18:40
Just got my A!
ricknshortie
19:31
omg congrats!!
Awesome stuff!
Hey guys just wanted to know for those of you that have got in how long was your application in review? I submitted mine not too long ago. And it got processed pretty fast and says its in review rn.
I just want to know when I should be expecting an answer because my top pick is the SCALE program
15:32
I was in review for 2 months
ricknshortie
15:42
why is this school's movement so slow?
20:18
I went UR April 4 and decision came in today
20:19
14* sorry
I applied 3/23 and I'm "File complete and in review"
16:34
anyone do the Part-time program?
[] SonSon
17:02
been over 4 months now :0
20:47
same
18:55
anyone ? I applied for part time
SteadyBumpyWizard
9:52
Has anyone this cycle received a decision?
been waiting since November
My portal currently says a decision had been reached and sent via email but its been hours
Xoxohkhehe
23:27
Just got my admission! Applied late nov.
16:50
@gorgeofeternilperil: I just got the email for a SCALE interview!
NessMendoza
16:40
Did anyone here apply for the online JD program and if so how long did it take you to get your response 😭
SteadyBumpyWizard
11:37
I got invited for an interview for the online JD program yesterday.
NessMendoza
14:39
@SteadyBumpyWizard: dang I wasn't aware they do interviews that's pretty nerve-wracking - is it an online interview?
SteadyBumpyWizard
15:43
Yeah it will be over zoom @nessmendoza
Blahbiddyblah
21:23
I applied to online JD in November, second LSAT score was released Jan 31st so app was complete then... no response, still "awaiting review" :(
NessMendoza
14:49
@Blahbiddyblah: applied 12/08, been in review since 1/22.. they move so slow and my whole life is riding on this decision lol I feel you :(
NessMendoza
12:53
Logged into Lawhub this morning and my app says “in review” still but the date updated to yesterday’s date? Anyone else have this happen? I’m hoping it’s a good sign not a bad one 😐
20:27
mine still says awaiting review lol
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