UMass Law

Rank 161 (USNWR 2024)
Median LSAT
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Also known as

  • UMass Law
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • UMass Dartmouth UMass

UMass Law is a law school located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. The school was ranked 161 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for UMass Law is approximately 113.

Admissions website: https://www.umassd.edu/law/admissions/

Admissions email: lawadmissions@umassd.edu

Admissions phone: 508.985.1110

Can I get into UMass Law with aGPA andLSAT?

UMass Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 148 152 154
GPA 3.2 3.47 3.68
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1149 40
# Admissions offers 682 -
Class size 113 13
% Accepted 59.4% 16
% Yield 16.1% 2

During the 2024 application cycle, 1,149 people applied and 682 were offered admission.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has a 1L class size of 113, and yield of 16.13%. 110 out of 682 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 16.13% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has a median LSAT of 150. The 25th percentile LSAT is 147 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 153.

The median GPA is 3.39. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.05 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.64.

UMass Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 45 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

How much does UMass Law cost per year?

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Cost of attending UMass Law

In 2024, tuition was $39,650 and the annual cost of attending was $69,186 (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.

UMass Law employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth make $63,500 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $62,500.

35.2% of law graduates from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth go directly to work for law firms, while 5.6% clerk for a judge. 12.7% of graduates go into public interest.

64.0% of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about UMass Law

UMass Law is Massachusetts’ first and only public law school. The law school is fully approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) and offers three flexible programs of study: full-time day, part-time day, and part-time evening/weekend. Our program of legal education is distinguished by its small class sizes and individualized attention from faculty and staff. Approximately half of UMass Law students come from outside Massachusetts.

UMass Law is committed to increasing access to an excellent and affordable legal education and to improving the quality and reach of justice. UMass Law is a leader in preparing students for legal practice; all UMass students engage in the real-world practice of law through for-credit internships or law clinic participation and complete pro bono service under the supervision of a licensed attorney.

We are reshaping legal education with a focus on the pursuit of justice by expanding the academic, experiential, and career opportunities for our students. Our graduates are creative, competent, confident, and committed lawyers.

We have a dedicated faculty of scholar-practitioners who are passionate about teaching and genuinely interested in mentoring the next generation of legal professionals. There is a true sense of community at UMass Law that promotes and supports diversity in people and ideas, and the development of our students’ professional identities.

The law school campus in Dartmouth, MA, sits on 8.5 wooded acres in the heart of the state’s Southcoast, approximately 30 miles from Providence, RI, and 60 miles from Boston. The location offers opportunities to explore the beautiful Dartmouth seacoast, the beaches of Cape Cod, and the arts hub and busy fishing port of New Bedford, all with a low cost of living. The law school is approximately two miles from the main campus of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and is a technology-rich, contemporary facility. It boasts a welcoming lobby and a moot courtroom that is a central gathering space not only for our students but also for the bench and bar. The collegial atmosphere extends into the library, with its well-lit, comfortable workspaces, ample hard-copy collection, and extensive online databases and technology.

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has anyone gotten financial aid info yet?
haven't even gotten a decision
left a voicemail on my phone with the dismal $ amount.
@westpalm124: If you go to the admitted students page theres a link to "view decision letter" It may be on there
@VersedAbsorbedHippopotamus: Well the school is relatively inexpensive compared and also your LSAT score was not at their 75th percentile so I'd say they were relatively generous.
How long after the A email did you guys receive scholarship info/accepted student log in
@JudiciousChiefAnteater: When did you hear back?
Does anyone recall what time of day their decision came? Anyone get a call? Or just email/status update?
I got mine about a week after applying around noontime. it was just an email
later got called about scholly money
Nice, thanks!
@JudiciousChiefAnteater: How long after acceptance did scholarship info come?
Anyone attending?
I applied late october and app is still in review
I received notification today 1/23 that I was admitted. Nothing in the email except the admission notification. It mentioned there will be a physical mailing and another email with a separate login to review more information regarding the admission forthcoming. I was extremely surprised that there is not scholarship information or link to accept the admission in the email. They ought to include everything all at once as NE Law Boston did.
Im still waiting i applied in December
UMass called me just now to say congrats and they offered me a scholarship and told me they would consider matching any other law school's offer.
my LSAC status says admitted, umass website status says awaiting lol
anyone know when the email comes in?
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