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University of Utah Law School

Rank 32 (USNWR 2023)
163
Median LSAT
3.87
Median GPA
31.9%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • University of Utah Law School
  • University of Utah
  • UTAH, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Utah Law School is a law school located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The school was ranked 32 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for University of Utah Law School is approximately 96.

Admissions website: https://sjquinney.utah.edu/admissions/

Admissions email: admissions@law.utah.edu

Admissions phone: (801) 581-7479

Can I get into University of Utah Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

University of Utah Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 158 163 164
GPA 3.71 3.87 3.96
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 961 32
# Admissions offers 307 -
Class size 96 8
% Accepted 31.9% 72
% Yield 30.9% 55

During the 2023 application cycle, 961 people applied and 307 were offered admission.

University of Utah has a 1L class size of 96, and yield of 30.94%. 95 out of 307 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 30.94% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of Utah has a median LSAT of 163. The 25th percentile LSAT is 158 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 164.

The median GPA is 3.87. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.71 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.96.

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

LSD has stats for 117 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 University of Utah Law School cost per year?

$43,598.00
Tuition
26th percentile
$33,634.00
In-state tuition
$66,630.00
CoA
23rd percentile
74.30%
Grads with debt
55th percentile
$86,358.00
Average debt
39th percentile
$70,000.00
Salary, 25th %
61st percentile
$120,000.00
Salary
88th percentile
$65,000.00
PI Salary
82nd percentile
68.20%
Employment rate
76th percentile
92.90%
Bar pass rate
55th percentile

Cost of attending University of Utah Law School

In 2023, tuition was $43,598 and the annual cost of attending was $66,630 (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.

University of Utah Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of Utah 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 $65,000.

55.4% of law graduates from University of Utah go directly to work for law firms, while 12.0% clerk for a judge. 9.6% of graduates go into public interest.

92.9% of University of Utah graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about University of Utah Law School

Established in 1913, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is nationally recognized for its outstanding academic reputation, stellar faculty, intimate learning environment, innovative curriculum, excellent faculty-to-student ratio, experiential programming, and stunning location. The College of Law is a vibrant learning community with both well-established expertise and exciting projects on the critical issues of our time: climate change, conflict and security, health justice, the new frontier of family law, technology commercialization, conservation, innocence, victims’ rights, and many others. These creative intellectual investments have generated astounding results for each class of 100–110 entering students.

Among the students, there is a prevailing sense of community and collegiality fostered by an open and service-oriented faculty and administration. The law school is less than a 10-minute drive or light rail ride from downtown Salt Lake City—the seat of federal, state, and local governmental bodies. Salt Lake City is the economic center of the region and is regularly voted one of America’s most livable cities. This location provides abundant professional opportunities for our students, as well as superb outdoor recreational access and a strong cultural scene.

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If I applied early but didn't get an acceptance this weekend, am I screwed?
Yeah same….
SpiffySpottedLemur
20:13
I don't think so....
SpiffySpottedLemur
20:13
Looks like there's a decent number of people in the same situation
Yeah I’m just being paranoid for no reason
13:07
Im in the same boat haven't gotten an A yet
Just saw a rejection came through. Are more inbound? Does that mean we are done with As for now?
fudge
Vikrom
It was a low GPA R wave, my first R of the cycle haha
Guess they really want to protect that 3.70 25th - even a 2.90/168 got an R
ScarletandDelilah
10:01
@wealthofnations: I feel ya. I wasn't so surprised I didn't get in, but when I saw you didn't with the 168 I knew they unreasonably stuck on their GPA metrics. Not even waitlist, just a straight R.
ScarletandDelilah
10:02
Oh. I guess it wasn't you with the 168, but still.
@ScarletandDelilah: Nah yeah wasn't me, but made me feel better that I never really had a chance haha 169 R today
Utah is completely fading the low GPA applicants, it seems
ScarletandDelilah
16:37
@wealthofnations: Yep. My GPA is 20 years old. It makes complete sense that they would reject me based on that.
19:12
dang the WL hurts more than the R honestly
@treywagnon: I feel you. In a way it's nice to not be fully rejected. But it would also be nice to relax again
When do we think decisions will come this week? I got this message in my ASO last week "Your application is in review. You will be notified via email e-mail when a decision has been rendered."
13:21
Seems like last year, a lot of results were released in mid-Feburary. I hope we don't have to wait that long. It makes me anxious seeing the occasional decision added to LSD.
16:46
I submitted my application last week and still haven't gotten an email or status check info. I called and they said they had it though. Seems like not a lot of movement overall for applicants.
For some of us, it hasn't been pleasant news :(
I got in on Friday!!!! More info to come on Wednesday!
Great! They're moving through the files now that the priority deadline has passed. Everyone waiting will likely here in the next two weeks (except maybe Jan applicants)
Any idea on scholarship timelines? They said today but its been radio silent
marbles420
18:54
got the call today!!
marbles420
18:54
below both medians and went complete on wednesday so shocked
marbles420
18:54
below both medians and went complete on wednesday so shocked
14:17
Denied above averages for LSAT and gpa 🫠
15:12
Any thoughts on whether retaking the LSAT might influence waitlist choices? I don't think they usually have much movement but I really want to go to Utah.
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