Wisconsin Law School

Rank 36 (USNWR 2024)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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Also known as

  • Wisconsin Law School
  • University of Wisconsin
  • UWisconsin UW Madison

Wisconsin Law School is a law school located in Madison, Wisconsin. The school was ranked 36 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Wisconsin Law School is approximately 242.

Admissions website: https://law.wisc.edu/prospective/

Admissions email: admissions@law.wisc.edu

Admissions phone: 608-262-5914

Can I get into Wisconsin Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

Wisconsin Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 157 165 167
GPA 3.41 3.73 3.85
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 2041 65
# Admissions offers 718 -
Class size 242 81
% Accepted 35.2% 63
% Yield 33.7% 65

During the 2024 application cycle, 2,041 people applied and 718 were offered admission.

University of Wisconsin has a 1L class size of 242, and yield of 33.70%. 242 out of 718 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 33.70% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of Wisconsin has a median LSAT of 165. The 25th percentile LSAT is and the 75th percentile LSAT is .

The median GPA is 3.79. The 25th percentile GPA is and the 75th percentile GPA is .

Wisconsin Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 257 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 Wisconsin Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending Wisconsin Law School

In 2024, tuition was $51,854 and the annual cost of attending was $75,314 (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.

Wisconsin Law School employment outcomes

90.0% of University of Wisconsin graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Wisconsin Law School

The UW Law School is a nationally acclaimed, intellectually exciting law school that attracts students nationally and internationally. These students represent a richly diverse community in terms of backgrounds, ages, interests, and life experiences, encouraging a robust exchange of ideas.

Top applicants are drawn to the Law School because of its tradition of excellence, its beautiful setting in the heart of one of the world’s leading research universities, and its “law-in-action” philosophy, a hallmark approach with deep roots in the Law School’s scholarship and teaching.

UW Law School is located in Madison, an affordable city conveniently situated in the middle of a triangle formed by Chicago, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee. As the state capital, Madison is home to many courts and state and federal government agencies, all within walking distance of the Law School.

An Engaged and Diverse Community

A major indicator of the strength of any law school is its student body. The fall 2017 entering class of 151 students represents 22 states and 78 undergraduate institutions. Of these students, 35 percent come from outside of Wisconsin, 42 percent are women, and 20 percent are students of color. UW Law School’s admission policies create a vigorous, socially aware, and academically able student body. There is a special feeling of community in the school and an informal, supportive atmosphere, reflecting a strong commitment by faculty and administrators to student learning, morale, and well-being.

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You to my guy, for what it’s worth, I do live in Madison. And coming here from chicago, I can say Madison is not all that. Milwaukee is better in terms of everything in my opinion.
@Thewrightlawyer: could just be because its later in the cycle, but yeah I do think that 165 and up usually get a lot more $$
Understandable, but 5K a year?
I'll starve to death with that money.
For example, KU Law has offered me a $60,000 scholarship for all three years, covering 78% of their total tuition cost of $76,543.
I agree- I think there is jsut not as much $$ left at the end and they have such a long waitlist to pick from there is not incentive to offer $$.
That's understandable.
Yeah I mean I didn’t get much to start because my LSAT isn’t great, but it’s still the cheapest option for me unfortunately being in state :(
It’s 100K in
State right?
You got 45K scholly, meaning you’d need 60K in aid,
That’s actually manageable
Very true, at least I can save on bar prep I suppose
@Thewrightlawyer: wishing the best for you on your final stretch of this cycle :) excited to hear where you decide to go!
Anyone else get the financial aid email / pdf this morning? It is showing the tuition increased like crazy
@StripedBumpyBeagle: i did but i dont think it increased THAT much?
How much did it increase?
Mine showed tuition increased by 9.5k per year
Turns out it was an error in the calculation, so they are sending me a new one
Has anyone still not heard back??? Is this a bad sign??
I am in the same boat, I applied late but most of my schools have got back to me.
still in review
I know someone who got R a couple days ago. I thought id hear sth this week....
any news to report gang?
Still nothing...
I went into review 2/11/24 and still haven't heard from Madison. I did get A at Marquette. Hope i don't have to wait too much longer
I thought there would be some movement this week, argh :/
best of luck to all this week!
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