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University of Minnesota Law School

Rank 16 (USNWR 2024)
168
Median LSAT
3.85
Median GPA
39.8%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • University of Minnesota
  • MINNESOTA, UNIVERSITY OF
  • UMN UMinn

University of Minnesota Law School is a law school located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The school was ranked 16 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for University of Minnesota Law School is approximately 222.

Admissions website: https://law.umn.edu/admissions

Admissions email: jdadmissions@umn.edu

Admissions phone: 612.625.3487

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

University of Minnesota Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 162 168 169
GPA 3.57 3.83 3.92
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 2171 69
# Admissions offers 807 -
Class size 222 73
% Accepted 37.2% 58
% Yield 26.9% 36

During the 2024 application cycle, 2,171 people applied and 807 were offered admission.

University of Minnesota has a 1L class size of 222, and yield of 26.89%. 217 out of 807 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 26.89% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of Minnesota has a median LSAT of 168. The 25th percentile LSAT is 162 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 169.

The median GPA is 3.85. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.62 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.93.

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

LSD has stats for 496 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 Minnesota Law School cost per year?

$56,946.00
Tuition
63rd percentile
$47,754.00
In-state tuition
$80,790.00
CoA
57th percentile
95.70%
Bar pass rate
93rd percentile
$75,000.00
Salary, 25th %
78th percentile
$120,000.00
Salary
88th percentile
$57,712.00
PI Salary
45th percentile

Cost of attending University of Minnesota Law School

In 2024, tuition was $56,946 and the annual cost of attending was $80,790 (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 Minnesota Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of Minnesota 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 $57,712.

45.9% of law graduates from University of Minnesota go directly to work for law firms, while 25.5% clerk for a judge. 10.9% of graduates go into public interest.

95.7% of University of Minnesota graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about University of Minnesota Law School

As one of the nation’s leaders in legal education, the University of Minnesota Law School offers students an innovative curriculum, extensive experiential learning opportunities, and the opportunity to learn from world-class faculty, renowned scholars with expertise in business law, criminal justice, international law, human rights, government ethics, and health law, among others, who challenge and prepare students to become outstanding advocates, advisors, and leaders for the region, the nation, and the world. Minnesota Law has one of the nation’s largest and most distinguished clinical education programs, as well as cutting-edge interdisciplinary and legal research centers, and extensive doctrinal and legal practice skills courses.

The University of Minnesota is located in the Twin Cities, at the heart of the University of Minnesota-TC campus. The Twin Cities are an economic, political, and cultural hub, home to 18 Fortune 500 companies, more than 125 law firms with 10 or more attorneys, 7 major sports teams, the Minnesota State Capitol, as well as federal, state, and immigration courts. As part of one of the largest research institutions in the world, Minnesota Law offers robust opportunities for interdisciplinary study throughout the university.

Minnesota Law is distinguished by a rigorous and collegial culture that emphasizes collaboration, public service, problem-solving, and leadership. The talented and diverse student body represents nearly 300 undergraduate institutions and hails from across the United States and many countries. Minnesota Law’s engaged alumni network spans every state and 70 countries around the globe.

Minnesota Law faculty have wide-ranging expertise that provides students with an academically rich and robust curriculum, integrating theory and doctrine with skills, ethics, and practice.

The University of Minnesota Law School faculty are prolific and influential scholars. Recently, members of the faculty have been awarded the American Law Institute’s Early Career Scholars Medal (awarded every other year to 1–2 outstanding law professors nationwide whose work has real world significance and the potential to reform the law), a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, and multiple book awards. The faculty have also been asked to serve in wide-ranging national and international leadership roles, including the Administrative Conference of the United States; National Academies Committee on Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Public Policy; American Bar Association House of Delegates; the Council on Foreign Relations; and as the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism.

In addition to their acclaimed scholarship and service, faculty members have an equally energetic passion for teaching and mentoring, which has earned them the respect and appreciation of their students. With an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students have the ability to work closely alongside faculty, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Minnesota Law’s curriculum combines traditional doctrinal pedagogy with practical instruction. In the unique Law in Practice class, first-year students build on basic lawyering skills, doctrinal concepts, and ethical considerations to craft professional solutions to realistic problems. First-year students also have the opportunity to choose an elective from the rich curriculum in their second semester. Among the nation’s law schools, Minnesota has one of the smallest first-year writing section sizes (9–10 students) and is one of only a few schools with three years of required writing experiences. Upper-level students participate in a journal or competitive moot court.

Drawing on the strength of a being a part of a R1 research university, Minnesota Law offers qualified students dual or joint degrees with myriad graduate and professional schools. Especially noteworthy is the dual degree program in law, science, and technology, in which students can combine a JD with a PhD, MS, MA, MPH, MHA, or MD. Other dual-degree options include the JD/MBA and JD/MPP, although students can combine the JD with any graduate-level degree offered at the university. Students also have the opportunity to specialize their practice area by completing one of 11 concentrations, currently available in business law, civil litigation, criminal justice, environmental and energy law, family law, health law and bioethics, human rights law, immigration law, intellectual property and technology law, international law, and labor and employment law.

In addition to the JD program, the University of Minnesota Law School also offers a Master of Science in Patent Law Program and an LLM Program in Patent Law. For foreign lawyers, Minnesota Law offers LLM programs in American Law and Business Law, as well as a Doctor of Juridical Science

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11:46
Yeah that's fair and tbh the admits and WLs are all over the place. I don't think they're as predictable as other places. I wouldn't take much stock in any conclusions to be drawn from it. I was also WL and mightve had bad stats or unlikeable interview but there way more outliers that this website alone can't really be used to draw conclusions
LuckOfTheIrish
1:05
Any predictions on the next A wave??
10:22
Irish, I have no idea. I was really thinking it was gonna be yesterday.
ornaciastan
15:48
yeah I feel like it's been a couple weeks since they've done a wave, starting to get anxious lol
LuckOfTheIrish
16:10
take your time minnesota...
zzhmo
7:06
any wave this week?
LuckOfTheIrish
11:47
Sure hope so. It’s been forever
ornaciastan
13:28
I think there might be an E wave happening?? Seeing people post WL and R's, I also just got a WL
14:44
i know this is crazy, but is it (practically) too late to apply?
15:45
@okiale: As long as the deadline hasn't passed, I'll never say that it's too late to apply.
LuckOfTheIrish
23:56
@okiale: shoot your shot!
4:15
Does anyone have experience with Minnesota scholarship negotiation?
ImperfectIrishWolfhound
10:17
@Botting: yeah, they’ll ignore you for a few months and then finally say “we don’t negotiate”
gracethedisgrace
19:44
confronted them irl they said "sorry we don't negotiate"
TanSwankyCorgi
19:51
anyone hear about robina scholars?
13:53
They say that they tend to accept 5-8% (20-40) people off the WL so here's hoping
18:35
I've been UR like 8 times at this point including twice this week, lmkkkkk MN
18:41
most people who applied around my time (on this site) have a decision by now. I wanna say this can only be a good sign but maybe they're just really torn between R and WL lmao
12:48
So I take that to be bad news..
Anyone thinking we’ll see some WL action soon with their first deposit being due yesterday?
Anyone thinking we’ll see some WL action soon with their first deposit being due yesterday?
SadGloriousZebra
13:11
Is anyone else waiting for a decision? I applied early feb
PiscesSkater
13:10
Same here
PiscesSkater
13:11
Anyways, I emailed them on April 16th and this is what they said to me: Thank you for reaching out about your status and for your patience during the process. I know it has been a challenging cycle for applicants, and we are a bit delayed getting some decisions out because both our volume and quality is up. I understand you may have deadlines coming up quickly at other schools, and, unfortunately, we can't give you a final decision right now as we are in a bit of a holding pattern. We are evaluating the deposited pool after our 4/15 deadline just passed, and we have some outstanding admits with a 4/30 deadline. I anticipate being able to give you a decision in the next 2-3 weeks.
Anybody still waiting on a decision? I feel like a big part of every weekday for me now is googling 'what time is it in minnesota right now'
SplittingbutReverse
10:03
Still waiting!
yellowtomato
10:48
anyone else receive the new waitlist interest form
15:18
Yes
MyStomachsInKnots
16:16
I also haven't heard anything from them, like no decision yet. Stress..
DivergentSpikyDragonfly
12:02
anyone on the waitlist have "waitlist-high interest" as their substatus? I know mine did not say high interest before but not sure when it changed
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