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Suffolk Law School

Rank 133 (USNWR 2023)
154
Median LSAT
3.49
Median GPA
60.7%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Suffolk Law School
  • Suffolk University
  • SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY

Suffolk Law School is a law school located in Boston, Massachusetts. The school was ranked 133 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Suffolk Law School is approximately 445.

Admissions website: https://www.suffolk.edu/law/admission

Admissions email: lawadm@suffolk.edu

Admissions phone: 614-573-8144

Can I get into Suffolk Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

Suffolk Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 150 154 158
GPA 3.2 3.49 3.67
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 2835 76
# Admissions offers 1721 -
Class size 445 99
% Accepted 60.7% 13
% Yield 25.1% 28

During the 2023 application cycle, 2,835 people applied and 1,721 were offered admission.

Suffolk University has a 1L class size of 445, and yield of 25.10%. 432 out of 1,721 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 25.10% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Suffolk University has a median LSAT of 154. The 25th percentile LSAT is 150 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 158.

The median GPA is 3.49. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.2 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.67.

Suffolk Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 234 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 Suffolk Law School cost per year?

$55,184.00
Tuition
61st percentile
$84,364.00
CoA
61st percentile
78.20%
Grads with debt
78th percentile
$116,041.00
Average debt
72nd percentile
$71,000.00
Salary, 25th %
63rd percentile
$100,000.00
Salary
80th percentile
$58,999.00
PI Salary
52nd percentile
36.70%
Employment rate
18th percentile
77.10%
Bar pass rate
35th percentile

Cost of attending Suffolk Law School

In 2023, tuition was $55,184 and the annual cost of attending was $84,364 (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.

Suffolk Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from Suffolk University make $100,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $58,999.

57.4% of law graduates from Suffolk University go directly to work for law firms, while 3.0% clerk for a judge. 4.0% of graduates go into public interest.

77.1% of Suffolk University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Suffolk Law School

With four top 35 legal skills programs (U.S. News & World Report) and the #1 ranking in legal tech (preLaw Magazine), Suffolk Law prepares graduates for the real world. From our #4-ranked legal writing program to our nationally renowned trial teams, Suffolk is a leader in training lawyers for the 21st century.

Suffolk Law is the only law school in the nation to be ranked in the top 35 by U.S. News & World Report in all four experiential skills areas for six years running (2017-2022). The school's 2022 rankings are: legal writing (#4), clinics (#15), trial advocacy (#24), and dispute resolution (#32). In addition, U.S. News ranked Suffolk Law’s Part-Time JD Program #29.

The JD Program

For more than 100 years, Suffolk Law has produced some of the nation’s most distinguished legal professionals. With an emphasis on real-world practice and experiential learning, Suffolk Law is an incredible place to start, build, and launch a successful career and life in the law.

Suffolk University Law School values an inclusive community and supports diversity among our students, faculty, and staff. We believe that our community is enriched by people of different backgrounds and cultures, and we are committed to building a culture of cooperation among diverse groups.

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[] Snippy7
12:33
im sure you'll get off the waitlist, you're slightly below the gpa they look for but good lsat. im sure you're high on the list! plus if you write a good LOCI you have an even better chance
[] Snippy7
18:10
Just an update: I asked for scholarship reconsideration and they immediately responded with no so I don't think they negotiate merit scholarships for the others who were wondering
Ah, well, that's unfortunate. :(
Only got $1k in merit scholly, very upsetting. hopefully they can negotiate
It's interesting they're that inflexible, when a number of schools in roughly the same "range"/area like UNH and NELB are fairly generous.
[] Snippy7
19:33
yeah I used NESL to negotiate and they said no within 2 hours and suggested I look for outside scholarships. tbh it doesn't bode well with me
That's my gut reaction as well. Justified or not, it makes me wonder what else they'd be inflexible on.
14:55
Thats sad to hear, I may try in like March but tbh even with 120k it would still accumulate a lot of loans
[] Snippy7
14:11
yeah, while I understand not being able to give it, the email was kinda cold and the fact that they didn't even really consider it (2 hours? really?) makes me like the school a bit less
@beaconpride: dude look at out of state, state schools. Youll get near a full ride at New Hampshire. Any school that isnt the elite ones in the boston region are not worth it. NEL is predatory with their conditional scholarships. look at the rates they are lost.
@Snippy7: Youre not going to like this but you should retake. 7sage and LsatLab are both incredibly afforadable and very great tools. I went from a 148 diagnostic to a 160. I emplore everyone to not pay full price at tier 4 schools. You will never escape the debt.
[] Snippy7
14:52
I cannot retake it, thanks for the suggestion however im currently working on my MS thesis and do not have time do to it. I don't mind paying some, I just wanted it to be competitive with NESL
[] Snippy7
14:52
@FlutteringSqueamishPuffin: I also do not have the money to pay for another lsat study group, its just not in my grad student budget lol
15:25
Unfortunately as much as I would love to move out of state its just not an option for me because I can't afford living on my own, I'm going straight from undergrad and commuting from my parents
when to expect scholarship information after getting an A
got a scholarship email like 5 mins after my A email
Congratulations
@beaconpride: Dude apply to more schools. You will get close to full rides to T3 schools with a 160 and high GPA. Then once you get a letter negotiate for instate tution.
19:36
Hey guys, the portion of my status checker that shows what the status is disappeared. Did that happen to anyone else?
Happened to me too! Heard it means that a decision is coming... however I'm not sure if it'll be tonight or tomorrow
12:30
When did that happen for you? Mine has been this way for almost a week now :'( lol
same been about a week for me
18:22
Did anyone also apply to New England?
15:01
My status disappeared and the message that says my app is under review disappeared as well. Did anyone receive a decision shortly after that happened?
that happened to me and it reverted back to under review
no decision yet
does anyone have under requirement list, final transcript with degree conferred? don't know what to make of it
getting the sense that maybe they didn't receive my final transcript? haven't had any trouble with other schools
12:05
@HangingInThere: I do, but it's checked off.
@SuperEiyah: I did; NELB and UNH both. Being in NH and non-traditional, UNH was always my top choice. The offer from NELB would have had to have been AMAZING and UNH's close to nothing in order to make it worth the commute into Boston every day
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